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  • Summary: Rayman's new adventure is a two-dimensional cooperative platformer with a colorful, whimsical art style.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. Dec 1, 2011
    100
    Not only does it play great, but the fact that Rayman Origins packs one hell of a challenge and boasts some of the most jaw-droppingly gorgeous visuals we've ever seen, cements its place as the new king of 2D platformers.
  2. Nov 25, 2011
    95
    Ultimately however, the strength of Origins lies in the whimsical subject matter tied into a surprisingly strong platform foundation that manages to both enthral and entertain. There's real intelligence behind the unfolding action, and the sense that the title has been slaved over by developers who understand not only the franchise, but the very concept of what it takes to make a compelling 2D platformer.
  3. Nov 10, 2011
    91
    Origins' brilliance is it keeps that simplicity on the surface, but ends up feeling incredibly varied thanks to its level design.
  4. 90
    For the game's only con to be the music and a silly tune that plays too often, that's really saying something. Everything else, is nearly flawless.
  5. Nov 15, 2011
    89
    This is a return to form, a fact that Rayman fans will certainly appreciate. It's a little bit inaccessible, but once you're past that problem, Origins will keep giving you reasons to come back.
  6. Nov 10, 2011
    85
    Rayman Origins is an undeniably beautiful game, with vibrant environments and richly defined characters. The graphical fidelity is astounding, even when you scrunch your face against the TV screen. Characters kick up eyelash-sized tufts of grass when they land, and the backgrounds are layered with loads of tiny details.
  7. Constant hesitation blunts what could be a sharply enjoyable romp. [Christmas 2011, p.111]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 48
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 48
  3. Negative: 3 out of 48
  1. Nov 18, 2011
    10
    If you only "like" platformers, play this game. It is like playing the game you have always dreamed of (if you've dreamed of playing a top notch cartoon with utterly AMAZING controls and level design.). Download the demo, preview it, then save your money, sell your things, beg, borrow, steal, buy it. This is what every platformer since the inception of video games has striven towards. I thought Yoshi's Island was it, but this game is the peak of what 2-D gaming is so far. And, surprisingly, it is not Nintendo. I have played the original Rayman on Playstation and the controls and actions of the character are similar, but the look of the game is more like modern animated platformers (Warioland: Shake-it, Bloodrayne, Shank) and the style of the game in general is very similar to the Earthworm Jim and Ren & Stimpy games of the 16-bit era. Dear Lord, this game is a breath of fresh air in an environment of endless sequels and $60 hype yawners. I don't even care for Rayman in particular, but this game just plays and looks so great that i would love it no matter what franchise it was affiliated with. Expand
  2. Nov 25, 2011
    10
    The rayman series has gone back to its roots, and I have never been happier! Say goodbye to the terribly redundant raving rabbids minigames and say hello to the visually beautiful and addicting rayman origins! The controls are not slippy whatsoever, the ability to play with a friend (Globox and the teensies) is great. And the backdrops and bosses are just so original and amazing it blows my mind. And to ubisoft please make rayman 4! :D Expand
  3. Dec 27, 2011
    10
    If you have kids (and a PS3) and want to play video games with them your choices are Lego games (which are cool), sports games and anything racing. Finally Rayman:Origins came along and is the perfect game for all of us to play together. I can't say enough good things about it. Expand
  4. Sep 3, 2013
    9
    pro:
    Really fun (even more with friend at 4)
    A real challenge (especially the bonus level)
    good old platform game back to origins.
    cheap
    (considering the actual market and the length of the game)

    cons:
    only 3 different character for a 4 player game.

    A good investment for all player who likes a bit of difficulty and platform game. Enjoy.
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  5. Mar 24, 2012
    9
    Playing Rayman Origins is just plain fun. In most story driven games, there a parts that's just not as fun as the rest of the game. Rayman Origins is just fantastic fun from the beginning to the end. It start out as child play but the end -should you make it thus far- is pretty hardcore. There is something for everybody, should you desire a easy time with a great platform or a greater platform challenge. I love it so much I just bought it for my Vita, first time I ever buy the same game on two consoles Expand
  6. Jul 25, 2014
    9
    At a minimum equal to any of the best 2d platformers out there, no matter what you think they are or who is in them. Mario? Yes. Donkey Kong, Yoshi, Megaman? Yes, yes, and yes. Castlevania, Metroid, Sonic, Kirby, Contra, Kid Icarus, Ducktales, Splosion Man, etc? Jesus F*cking Christ, kid! What the f*ck did I just God damn type? YES, IT'S AS GOOD OR ARGUABLY BETTER. Now f*ck off and have a nice day, I've got work to do. Expand
  7. Feb 25, 2012
    3
    Rayman is one of those games who start very well and you enjoy it. But as you progress the game, the difficulty spikes to outrages levels. I've already beaten the 4 bosses and I think I only have 1 level to go, but decided to quit, because after the 1231938823434 death I have realized that this is not fun anymore. Overrated game who make no sense and the level design are just thinks thrown on the screen. Expand

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