Rayman Raving Rabbids Wii

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 54 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 54
  2. Negative: 0 out of 54
Buy On
  1. Although the gameplay has issues and the multiplayer is weak, the variety of mini-games is a perfect way to show off exactly what the console can do.
  2. It doesn't have any depth to speak of, but it's unique (for the moment) and has a genuine sense of humour, a quality few games can boast. It's an apt launch title, lacking in polish but rich in character and laughs.
  3. It certainly isn’t a game you can just turn on and enjoy any time, but if you plan on throwing many shindigs, make sure and invite Rayman Raving Rabbids.
  4. 70
    It's a neat show of some of the inventive ways developers might be able to use the Wii-mote in the future, but it's not really worth the 50 dollars unless you really dig its quirky style or absolutely love minigames.
  5. Games Master UK
    62
    It uses the Wii controller well, but it's samey and multi-player isn't as good as expected. [Christmas 2006, p.84]
  6. 70
    Aside from the seemingly requisite handful of games that just plain suck -- including a particularly painful one that has you slamming shut doors (via a shake of the Nunchuk), which sounds simple, but is infuriating as you attempt to find the sweet spot or figure out why it just doesn't respond to your commands sometimes -- the game's biggest fault is its surprising shortage of full-on multiplayer games.
  7. games(TM)
    70
    Rayman Raving Rabbids is a fun-size Wii title with universal appeal. It can’t be considered a serious gamer’s game by any stretch, though it will make you laugh a lot, and even has some staying power with the multiplayer challenges and extra modes to unlock. [Jan 2007, p.108]
  8. Edge Magazine
    60
    A party game collection for which you have to work far too hard to get much of a chance to party. [Jan 2007, p.82]
  9. It's also a much more entertaining single-player experience than the other party games available for the Wii, although clearly doesn't offer the depth that a Rayman platformer would have.
  10. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    73
    But in the end, Rabbids feels more like a Wii-mote demo than a full game--not enough flesh on the bone. [Jan. 2007, p.66]
  11. A lot of fun with a group of friends, but only after you've put the time in to unlock all the mini-games, or if you have an SD card and access to the Internet to download a completed save file.
  12. Even though it's all mini-games, and as much as you may hate the association of Wii and kiddy-esque mini-games, the humour is something that everyone can enjoy.
  13. Nintendo Gamer
    70
    Enjoyable in short bursts, it screams gimmicks rather than great ideas. [January 2007, p.52]
  14. It may be disappointing to some that this title isn't a new platform game featuring Ubisoft's limbless hero, but what Wii owners ended up with is a pretty worthy substitute.
  15. The real downfall for the game is that there simply isn’t enough content in Rayman: Raving Rabbids to keep you interested for a great deal of time.
  16. There aren't many unique mini-games after the first few stages.
  17. A good game without the substance to make it a great one.
  18. netjak
    65
    This game is available for multiple systems, but if you happen to have a Wii, then that is the system on which you need to play this game.
  19. 60
    Sheer enthusiasm is what carries this product though and, when played in the right environment, it’s absolutely hilarious.
  20. A creative, hilarious game that everyone needs to play just for the experience.

Awards & Rankings

#4 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2006
#5 Most Shared Wii Game of 2006
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 118 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 60
  2. Negative: 3 out of 60
  1. Apr 1, 2017
    3
    i am sorry but **** raving rabids franchise. because of them we did not get a Rayman game in 8 years, 8 years? And top it all of these gamesi am sorry but **** raving rabids franchise. because of them we did not get a Rayman game in 8 years, 8 years? And top it all of these games are not even good, they are terrible. Ubisoft just kill the rabids franchise and keep going with Rayman. Full Review »
  2. Rem
    Oct 5, 2014
    5
    This was one of the few Wii games that I bothered to pick up while on a buying binge and boy was this one unique. While it foreshadows theThis was one of the few Wii games that I bothered to pick up while on a buying binge and boy was this one unique. While it foreshadows the fate of the Wii, which is minigames galore, it happens to be among the best of them. There's not much to say about this game other than the Raving Rabbids has some of the most childish but crazy humor I've seen in a while. The minigames are pretty standard but I feel that after playing this, I've much of what the Wii has to offer. It's disappointing, but a worthwhile fun. Full Review »
  3. Jul 26, 2014
    1
    My personal opinion on this... "game" is that it's an isnult. All the people of my age that grew with Rayman and loved it for the plataformyMy personal opinion on this... "game" is that it's an isnult. All the people of my age that grew with Rayman and loved it for the plataformy action and the humor that was... kinda there were hoping for a new plataform Rayman game. And then we find out... this. A mess of minigames that wasn't like the trailers at all. Sour disappointment and so many rage... If it was a game without Rayman I might have passed it and had fun playing, but they ruined one of my favorite franchises. This is the "Banjo Kazooie Nuts and Bolts", the "Star Fox Adventure" of Rayman. And I hate it. And even more so these stupid annoying rabbids. Full Review »