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. 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.
  2. A creative, hilarious game that everyone needs to play just for the experience.
  3. 60
    Sheer enthusiasm is what carries this product though and, when played in the right environment, it’s absolutely hilarious.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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]
  10. A good game without the substance to make it a great one.
  11. 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.
  12. 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]
  13. 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]
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. There aren't many unique mini-games after the first few stages.
  18. Nintendo Gamer
    70
    Enjoyable in short bursts, it screams gimmicks rather than great ideas. [January 2007, p.52]
  19. 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.
  20. 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]

Awards & Rankings

4
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#4 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2006
3
#3 Most Shared Wii Game of 2006
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 119 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 77 out of 119
  2. Negative: 10 out of 119
  1. Oct 9, 2017
    7
    The rabbid humor isn't too bad, but it gets a bit grating eventually. Overall gameplay was pretty solid, I liked a lot of the minigames but itThe rabbid humor isn't too bad, but it gets a bit grating eventually. Overall gameplay was pretty solid, I liked a lot of the minigames but it doesn't quite match up to the caliber of some great mini-game centric games like Mario Party 2 Full Review »
  2. Aug 6, 2017
    7
    An unexpected fun time. I was hoping for a Rayman 4 instead of this, but after playing it, I didn't mind. This is a fun game to play, andAn unexpected fun time. I was hoping for a Rayman 4 instead of this, but after playing it, I didn't mind. This is a fun game to play, and might honestly be better than some of the later ones. Full Review »
  3. 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 »