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Generally favorable reviews- based on 102 Ratings

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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: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Jan 1, 2012
    100
    Rayman Origins combines art and challenge in a unique form.
  2. Nov 29, 2011
    100
    Rayman Origins perfectly embodies what made many of us fall in love with gaming in the first place. It's a nigh-on flawlessly executed romp through intricately designed levels that boast the most gorgeously detailed and vibrant visuals you'll see this generation. Tight controls, a perfectly judged difficulty curve, fantastically surreal boss fights and tons of replayability go that extra mile.
  3. Nov 9, 2011
    95
    It's downright gorgeous and a total blast to play alone or with friends. A truly realized vision at the top of its genre, Rayman Origins is an extravaganza with plenty of action to keep it fresh from start to finish and beyond.
  4. Nov 11, 2011
    91
    If videogames were in a museum, Rayman Origins would be probably one of the stars of the platforming room. This game is an incredible piece of art, recommended for every gamer with no exception.
  5. Dec 12, 2011
    90
    Rayman Origins is a rare beast, both as a side-scroller and a clever game with a ton of heart. This is a game with a sense of humor and a sense of joy. Fans of the genre would be fools to miss it, as would anyone who appreciates artistic and eccentric game design, or who wants a non-traditional but extremely solid multiplayer title.
  6. 90
    Still, this is a solid title that must be experienced. If you don't mind a few disembodied handfuls of rage-inducing difficulty or the constant, sanity-warping slapstick, you'll have a blast, especially if you invite some friends to slap around.
  7. Nov 15, 2011
    85
    Rayman Origins is a wonderful 2D platformer whose goofy charm will have you smiling all the way through.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Nov 19, 2011
    10
    Rayman Origins takes a great idea to the max in its crazy beautiful wacky world!
    Tons of levels and hard challenges!
    Fantastic four player
    action!
    Slap your friends!

    Buy this game!
    If you can't, be sure to try and play it with a friend!
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  2. Nov 22, 2013
    10
    Rayman games are a favorite of Game Legends and Raya Origins is one of the best games I've ever played great grapics an characters and the nightmares Ubisoft never don't please Game Legends and all gamers all around the world. Expand
  3. Dec 2, 2011
    10
    So AWESOME! It's really fun and quirky and silly and makes you just feel real happy for some reason. It looks beautiful and gets you glued to the TV. Hilarious and fast paced, it really washes any boredom away and makes you feel good. Expand
  4. Jan 30, 2012
    10
    This whole game is absolutely ridiculous in every way. Yet, that's why it's so good. The inane gibberish of the characters, the crazy level design and at times hilarious music makes this a game a laugh to play every time. As well as this though, it's a proper 2d platformer with a punishing difficulty late on though the physics may be too floaty for some. The game is fairly long and the levels are very replayable. After years of being bossed about by a bunch of bunnies, I wasn't expecting Rayman to star in a platformer that manages to be a serious contender to some of Mario's best. Expand
  5. Feb 29, 2012
    9
    I am not really a platformer fan. Back in the megadrive/snes (and before) days - I was more comfortable playing 'shining force' than super mario world. Chrono trigger over sonic. This game however, is just so fine tuned, so charming, so well designed - so incredible. That it won me over. I probably won't go back to the old platformers. I will - however - go back to this game. I'd argue it's a better overall game than any of those classics. Oh, it also looks utterly incredible due to the incredibly drawn visuals and animation. Expand
  6. Sep 5, 2013
    9
    They get it! Even with the low power of Wii Ubisoft did a really decent version of Rayman Origins, i really appreciate the gameplay like in the others versions and the visual it's really good. Expand
  7. Mar 12, 2012
    1
    I loved the past raymans. However, this game is rigged with bugs and errors that make it hard to play. The game is very boring and is a total step back. Why go back to outdated 2D? The series has done great in 3D and thats how fans enjoyed it. Good thing rayman 3 is coming in HD later march 2012. This game is a total fail. Im a LONG TIME fan, and it SUCKS SUCKS SUCKS. Do not buy this terrible game. Expand

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