Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 54 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 54
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 54
  3. Negative: 0 out of 54
  1. Feb 16, 2012
    100
    Now those very same visuals, and that very same campaign has been placed on a PlayStation Vita cart, and it's actually shocking how well it's fared in translation.
  2. Mar 2, 2012
    100
    It's one of the best platformers I've ever laid hands on, and it's a shame that I waited this long to play it. How this game didn't top more lists than it did as possible GOTY material in 2011 is beyond me, because it certainly deserves all the accolades it's received thus far (and more!). I don't toss out the A+ often (in fact, this is a first), but Origins totally fits the bill of what an A+ experience is all about.
  3. Feb 13, 2012
    90
    Rayman Origins takes on a genre mastery of ground work laid down decades ago and elevates it to astronomical new standards. It's a spectacular living painting that's as much fun to play as it is to look at, and it's a total triumph.
  4. Mar 29, 2012
    95
    Rayman Origins embodies everything right and good about 2D platformers. If you want to be reminded why this genre took gaming by storm in the 80's and 90's, or you simply want to play a rare, honest to goodness video game, pick this one up ASAP.
  5. Feb 27, 2012
    88
    The lack of multiplayer aside, there's still enough levels crammed in to keep you going for several hours, and many more if you're looking to collect everything.
  6. Feb 21, 2012
    88
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. Apr 2, 2012
    90
    Origin's charm makes it easy to forget that you're playing on a handheld and that is perhaps its greatest achievement.
  8. Mar 26, 2012
    90
    This game is an incredible piece of art, recommended for every gamer with no exception. A next-generation platforming game that will take your breath away.
  9. Mar 16, 2012
    90
    Even with Rayman Origins being a port from the consoles, it sets a high standard for platforming games on the Vita. I have strong feelings that it won't be beaten for some time on the handheld. Rayman Origins is simply a game studio's love and joy moulded into the conventions of platforming. It delivers precise controls, beautiful graphics, an ear pleasing soundtrack and simply some of the most exciting platforming since the older 2d Mario games. If you've not played Rayman Origins yet, you need to get on it because you're missing out on one heck of a videogame.
  10. Mar 12, 2012
    90
    While the Vita has had its fair share of console ports already in its short lifespan, none is as simple or fun to play as Rayman Origins.
  11. Mar 12, 2012
    87
    This is what Mario on a Sony platform would feel likeā€¦ without the groovy moustache (and limbs for that matter). It's a shame Ubisoft did not include the co-op though and why implement touch options when it's more practical to use the traditional control scheme?
  12. Mar 7, 2012
    90
    Although we don't understand why this PSVITA version has lost its multiplayer component, it is still a great platforming game and one of the best in the platform launch portfolio. Also, the game feels very good in a portable format, and is a very recommended buy for those who don't own the game on another platform.
  13. Mar 6, 2012
    90
    No matter what price you pay, you'll get one of the best platformers of the past half-decade, and the best game in the series as well.
  14. Mar 5, 2012
    90
    Rayman Origins is a literal clone of its award-winning console counterparts, and with it one of the best platformers to date, period.
  15. Mar 5, 2012
    95
    Rayman Origins is the best fun I've had on the PS Vita that has definitely set the arcade benchmark quite high for future arcade titles.
  16. Mar 5, 2012
    90
    A great experience. Those who have had the joy of playing it on the PS3 or XBOX360 won't find anything new here, but for everyone else, this is one fantastic little portable title.
  17. Mar 4, 2012
    94
    A platforming experience for the ages; superb on console as well as Vita, you can't go wrong.
  18. Mar 2, 2012
    90
    Vita has one of its first killer apps here, and it belongs in everyone's library.
  19. Mar 2, 2012
    90
    As amazing as Rayman Origins was on the home consoles, it's every bit as impressive on Vita.
  20. Feb 28, 2012
    90
    One of the best 2D platform ever to grace a portable console. Don't miss it, except you already own of the the home versions.
  21. Feb 27, 2012
    92
    As the name might suggest, Rayman Origins takes us back to the roots of platform gaming, both in its simple 2D, side-scrolling presentation and its fundamental gameplay concepts of running and jumping; not unlike a certain Italian plumber we all know. What was one of the greatest console platform games of 2011 has just become the first great handheld game of 2012 and a must-buy launch title for anyone with a new PlayStation Vita.
  22. Feb 25, 2012
    90
    A brilliant port of the home console game that arguably works better on the Vita's screen than it does on a TV. One of the best platforms in years.
  23. Feb 24, 2012
    90
    It's a pity that simultaneous multiplayer didn't make it into the Vita version of Rayman Origins, but that doesn't stop it from being an unforgettable platformer from the mind of Michel Ancel.
  24. Feb 23, 2012
    90
    Rayman Origins for PS Vita is just impressive as the Home Console Version: still one of the best platform of these last years.
  25. Feb 23, 2012
    95
    If you already purchased Rayman Origins on your PS3, 360 or Wii you can safely skip this one. It really is just the home console game perfectly ported across to the PS Vita - so if you, like me, never got Rayman Origins the first time around, grab it now. It's the best platformer out today.
  26. Feb 22, 2012
    90
    A faithful and perfect port, a beautiful journey again and anywhere. It sacrificed the multiplayer mode, but it is a delight in the OLED of Vita, very colorful and bright. The best game of the PSVita launch.
  27. Feb 21, 2012
    90
    Rayman Origins for the PS Vita lightly uses touch controls, but eventually all this is not so important, as the game is so much enhanced by the OLED screen of the console. Rayman Origins Vita is identical to the sublime adventure experienced on home consoles, except that it doesn't feature any multiplayer mode, nor local or online. That's the real problem... but the game remains one of the biggest titles of recent years.
  28. Feb 20, 2012
    90
    It looks absolutely incredible on the Vita, the environment is endlessly immersive and imaginative, the overall creativity is impressive, and the controls rarely let you down.
  29. 90
    Every bit as good as the version for the home consoles. If you've yet to play this game, you're missing out on 60 levels of pure platforming bliss. Our only gripe is the lack of multiplayer, but if anything, that just made us appreciate the spectacular level design even more.
  30. Feb 17, 2012
    90
    Ubisoft's platformer was one of the best games money could buy last year, and it's one of the best games you can play on your PlayStation Vita now.
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 237 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 51
  2. Negative: 2 out of 51
  1. Feb 15, 2012
    10
    Best. Vita. Game. Especially the graphics...holy cow. Beautifully executed. This is the must buy game for the Vita that anyone can enjoy. Its platforming brilliance on the same level as Mario, and thats coming from a Nintendo fan. Full Review »
  2. Feb 16, 2012
    10
    Something needs to be said for this game. This is some serious talent. Hand drawn levels in HD? Rayman Origins takes us gamers back to our roots and reminds us that the old school 2D platformer hasn't died. The quality is unmatched, you don't see it very often in games these days, easily my second favorite 2011 game behind Dark Souls. It's a shame it didn't sell well, with this quality it should have outsold MW3. Bought this on ps3 AND vita. Love it Full Review »
  3. Feb 28, 2012
    4
    The game is great but the Vita is not the platform you should get it on. The best aspect of this game is the multiplayer, which is IMMENSELY fun, but even though with the wireless technology of the Vita, a multiplayer feature would've been possible and efficient, the game has been rushed out for the Vita's release and cuts that feature. Sad. Play it on a home console. Full Review »