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  • Summary: Rayman's universe has fallen into a chaotic world of wicked powers, bizarre characters, and merciless combat. When Globox accidentally swallows the Lord of the Dark Lums, a fanatic army of trigger-happy Hoodlums wreaks total havoc to get their Lord back. Rayman's only chance is to purge the Dark Lum Lord from the manic Globox, scour the lands for new powers, and battle with hordes of Hoodlum soldiers. Even without arms or legs, Rayman can still unleash an arsenal of special powers and fighting moves. Expand
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  1. Mar 20, 2012
    90
    Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc was an amazing game when it was released and with the addition of trophies and updated graphics in Rayman 3 HD, Ubisoft shows that it is equally amazing today, nine years later.
  2. Mar 20, 2012
    80
    Rayman 3 HD is a fine restatement of a very good platform that could no doubt be enjoyed by the younger players. Unfortunately the little flaws of the original were not corrected, but overall it's a very good HD edition.
  3. Apr 17, 2012
    77
    Those wanting a burst of nostalgia will love this but it's a bit too old to grab most modern gamers. [Issue#217, p.81]
  4. Mar 27, 2012
    70
    Its set in a bizarre world, with a straightforward story, quirky humor, and - some might say - it's trying too hard to break the fourth wall, but I actually had fun playing Rayman 3 HD.
  5. This quirky platforming exercise raises man smiles. [May 2012, p.116]
  6. Apr 6, 2012
    70
    It's a shame that Rayman 3 HD is little more than an upscale of its initial release; it features the same models and the same wayward camera, which reduces its appeal when compared to more modern platformers. However, it still has bags of imagination and these flaws don't entirely diminish its appeal, only dent it. Rayman 3 HD is still a great platformer – it's just one that's showing its age.
  7. Apr 27, 2012
    63
    Awful camera angles, awkward controls and a fair few glitches are still present. [June 2012, p.81]

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. May 23, 2012
    10
    I love this game, 9 years ago I loved it, and love it to this day. The graphics are subpar against new releases, but good for a HD Remake, much better than Silent Hill 2's failure to preserve the original for newer generations, and the art direction is truly beautiful. Rayman has always had a great art direction, even in the PlayStation era, but Rayman 3 is where is really stands out from the crowd. The levels are varied and there are different and unique ways to get from A to B. The combat is unique. There is an auto lock-on feature and you can kill an enemy in many unique ways, using your propeller hair, different fist types, unlocked by going over cans, but bugger all else. There's plenty of variation in gameplay mechanics. I think the best part of Rayman 3 is that it makes little to no sense. The story, like all Rayman games, are barely there or make no sense, being in its own special way, unique. Globox swallows a Black thing, they go to the Doctors to get him out before the Black Thing kills him. It's not an emotional roller-coaster from start to finish, but it starts to get really funny as it goes on. Some attempts at humor are a bit dry at times, but what I love about Rayman 3 is the lack of cutscenes, it doesn't interrupt gameplay, much, and when there are cutscenes, it's usually just a framing device to link you from one level to another, which is fine. It's much better than Rayman 2, the lack of brown and unlikeable, forgettable characters, it stand out. The set-pieces are fantastic, the gameplay is varied and it has some of the funniest humor I've ever heard in a game. Although I am yet to play a perfect game, which of course will be Half-Life 3, obviously. The gameplay is a bit grinding at times, especially on the same level, it's fun to circle strafe and the comic-book style death-sequences are entertaining, but sometimes you feel like you're grinding through the levels. The '5 star' point system at the end of every level is arbitrary, it has no relevence, Rayman doesn't need 5 stars, he needs limbs. Also it's pretty short, I completed it in 10 hours, but then again I completed Half-Life 2 in 10 hours, but I'm just nit-picking now, there's nothing else like it and it's one of my favorite PS2 titles out there. It well preserves the original, and Rayman always seems to be under-rated. Only 50,000 people bought Rayman Origins on the opening weekend, and Rayman MCing that Rabbit's business wasn't doing him any favors either, huge disappointments. I love this HD remake, not as good as Team Ico's HD remake, but still one of the best one's out there. I'm just waiting for them to remake the first Silent Hill, Rayman 2, Half-Life and GTA3/San Andreas, maybe Max Payne and PaRappa the Rappa too, but oh well, I'm happy, and you should throw your money at UbiSoft once again. Expand
  2. Apr 5, 2012
    9
    Absolutely great game. Great bosses, minigames and music. The graphics aren't amazing obviously but the art direction is great. Really really fun, a true classic. I prefer the original over the remake though. Expand
  3. Sep 9, 2012
    6
    This game is a Good HD Remake but the problem with this game is that it is just an okay game their is nothing special about this game. has about 0% of the charm that Rayman 2 did if you want a Rayman game just buy Rayman 2 Revolution form the PS2 Classics on PSN instead, but if you have 10 bucks and nothing else to spend it on then go ahead just note that this game is incredibly mediocre and dated by today's standards Expand
  4. Apr 17, 2012
    0
    NEW HD JUNK GAME 2012
    THIS GAME LIKE JUNK JUNK
    I CANT PLAY THIS GAME REAL I CANT >>>> :(
    UBISOFT GO TO HOME DON'T DO AGNI GAME LIKE THIS >>>>
    PLAEZZZZ OK Expand