Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Apr 2, 2012
    82
    Rayman 3 HD is a great remake of an amazing classic, but it would have been nice if they could have updated the controls and camera to be just as good as the new graphics.
  2. 80
    A very welcome nostalgia kick. [May 2012, p.99]
  3. Mar 22, 2012
    80
    A solid remasterisation of a classic platformer that remains fully enjoyable, both visually and in terms of gameplay, in this new edition.
  4. Apr 13, 2012
    75
    This was a great game nine years ago, when its formula worked perfectly, but it has aged a lot and is not able to entertain so much as it did. Those who already played it in its original form won't find anything really new in this HD update, but those who didn't have here an interesting platforming game.
  5. Mar 26, 2012
    73
    This game may have an HD upgrade, but it still plays a lot like a game from 2003.
  6. 70
    High score fiends might like replaying this game, but the lack of ability to go back to earlier levels at will limits the play value.
  7. Mar 23, 2012
    70
    Overall Rayman 3 HD isn't anything new, it is however a worthy re-release of decent platform game. Whether you played the original back in 2003 or not, it is a game worth picking up, especially if you are a fan of platformers.
  8. Mar 21, 2012
    70
    The textures are cleaner, the animation's smooth, and the humor remains, but gameplay is still rooted in 2003.
  9. Mar 21, 2012
    70
    Most will come for the original game, which offers a decent amount of challenge and length and a great deal of variety in its levels. Just go into it knowing that the original game was released back in 2003 – and in spite of the HD upgrade, it feels like it.
  10. Mar 20, 2012
    70
    A direct and technically good HD remaster of the 2003 game, from which it inherits the great sense of humour and longevity, but also flaws like the troublesome camera and controls, together with low quality sound. If you discovered Rayman only with the Origins game and want more of it, it's a suggested buy.
  11. Mar 20, 2012
    70
    Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc HD is the exact same game released in 2003. If you haven't played it in the past, this may be the right occasion. With the addition of high definition.
  12. Mar 23, 2012
    68
    While Rayman is filled with clever dialogue and wonderful music, the gameplay is lacking as racing through levels and mashing the attack button gets old quick.
  13. Apr 18, 2012
    65
    Rayman 3 HD is an old classic platformer, and it plays like one, as it shows its age.
  14. 60
    Fighting with an awkward camera system certainly feels a lot more noticeable today than it did back in 2003. [Issue#84, p.105]
  15. 60
    Rayman 3 isn't a lacking experience because Ubisoft botched the HD conversion, but because the original is simply one of the weakest chapters of the series.
  16. Apr 13, 2012
    60
    In the end, Rayman 3 just doesn't make much sense on the gamescape of 2012. It would have been more logical as a pre-order bonus for Rayman Origins than its own thing. It's a good port of a pretty good game that relies too heavily on combat rather than platforming and should only be experienced by those that can't get enough Rayman.
  17. 55
    If you crave a Rayman game that mixes a retro vibe with contemporary gameplay and gorgeous graphics, do yourself a favor and opt for last year's stellar Rayman Origins. Rayman 3 HD's dated platformer appeal is a playground strictly for old-school nostalgics seeking a tangible example of how far the genre has evolved.
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Mar 26, 2012
    8
    Rayman 3 and Rayman 2 are complete classics, and this is a flawless game... for a 2003 game. The camera is extremely clumsy and might even get you killed, all the "new features" are kinda meeh. This is worth buying if you loved this game back in the PS2 days Full Review »
  2. Mar 22, 2012
    9
    I remember when I play the original, on XBOX, and wow, the game is a classic. And when I watch Rayman 3 HD I'm feeling happy. This new version is same like the original, the only different is the HD, but if I can play again this classic, I'm feeling happy. Full Review »
  3. Mar 22, 2012
    7
    I didn't play the original in 2003 on PC / Ps2, and pick up this title to know it better: I thinks this is a good remake, although it don't have the same refinement as other recent remakes (Beyond Good and Evil, DMC Collection, SH Collection, etc.). The graphics style, and gameplay doesn't show many improvements, as the Critics Reviews says, it seems to be a 2000's game indeed. The game has many troubles with the camera and with the gameplay too... it seems clunky sometimes, and this could be improved. The general feel while playing this game, is the one of playing a old game in a PC emulator. Still it is a nice classic action-adventure game, on a 3D platform style, with a nice and funny story and diversified gameplay- I recommend to the ones who played the original (and miss it), or the ones who wanted to know a classic game (like me), but in either cases without many great expectations. My score: 6,8 / 10,0 . Full Review »