Metascore
90

Universal acclaim - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 35
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 35
  3. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Aug 26, 2013
    95
    Rayman Legends is a delightful platformer, and one of the best I’ve ever played. Thanks to clever level design that toys with genre conventions, it gets incredible mileage out of four basic moves.
  2. Aug 26, 2013
    90
    It uses absurd scenes to imbue this feisty adventure with enough variety to keep you continually amazed, and presents every disparate scenario with expert care. Rayman Legends' off-kilter identity serves as the foundation for this wild and crazy journey.
  3. Aug 26, 2013
    100
    The platform game has been around for so long that it's easy to assume that the genre has run out of surprises. A showcase for the game designer's art and one of the greatest platform games of this - or any - year, Rayman Legends disproves that in glorious style.
  4. Sep 1, 2013
    100
    Rayman Legends is an enjoyable and accessible experience with some fun social features wrapped up in gorgeous visuals and a lush soundtrack. If you have any love for side-scrolling platformers, 2D art or Rayman, jumping into Rayman Legends on any platform should be an absolute treat.
  5. Aug 26, 2013
    90
    It's not as fresh as Origins, but it is indeed bigger and better. If you like, or liked at some point, platform games, you shouldn't miss this one.
  6. Aug 26, 2013
    90
    It may well have been a great game at its initial deadline, but the staggering level of detail in its amplified incarnation helps it run rings around its already estimable predecessor.
  7. 85
    What's here is a smart, somewhat kinder, but no less addictive approach to the series' trademark challenge. And that's just the way we like it.
  8. Aug 27, 2013
    80
    A gorgeous looking game. We’ve said it before, but it’s one of the few games where the promotional imagery doesn’t do it justice.
  9. Aug 26, 2013
    80
    Stand-out moments ensure it never feels average, and the quantity of stuff to do puts Origins to shame.
  10. Aug 27, 2013
    85
    Rayman Legends is occasionally flustering, and sometimes seems to demand more than a conventional controller is capable of. The surprisingly slapdash jury-rigging of Wii U features on other systems is glaring in its inelegance, too. However, we're still left with an impressively designed platformer that proves itself a worthy followup to Rayman Origins, making a few notable omissions, but adding some excellent new ideas of its own.
  11. Aug 26, 2013
    90
    The best non-Mario platformer ever made and a stunning work of imagination, where the visuals, music, and gameplay all resonate in perfect harmony.
  12. Oct 4, 2013
    80
    Any control issues aside, Rayman Legends never ceases to be enjoyable. The game is so fully featured that it makes Rayman Origins seem like a prototype. From the game’s delightful tone to it’s gorgeous graphics and top notch level design, Legends is better than Origins quantitatively and qualitatively. Not only that, it’s one of the best games of 2013 and one of the best platformers of all time. Maybe even better than Rayman 2.
  13. Aug 28, 2013
    100
    Rayman Legends is one of the best plattforms in last years. Awesome level designs, striking visuals and great soundtrack for a must have game. Better on Wii U.
  14. Sep 2, 2013
    90
    Rayman Legends offers a surprisingly diverse 12+ hours of gameplay - an admirable feat for a platformer of this type.
  15. 90
    This is the most polished and satisfying platformer on Xbox 360. It's another masterpiece from Montpellier.
  16. Sep 1, 2013
    90
    Rayman Legends is the type of sequel you hope for. More of the same, but improving on the standards set by the original, with tons of new content. It is one of the best 2D platformers you will play this or any other generation.
  17. Sep 17, 2013
    90
    One of the most innovative and fun platformers of the generation. [Issue#102, p.82]
  18. Aug 30, 2013
    90
    Rayman Origins was perhaps the best platformer of this generation. Legends takes everything one step further, adding some variety at that. This is exactly what the platforming genre, formerly dominated by a certain Italian plumber, needed.
  19. Sep 1, 2013
    90
    It just goes to show that even after all these years you can still get excited pressing buttons to jump – Rayman Legends asserts to that. Ubisoft should be proud that they just released the best 2D platformer in over 15 years and anyone who enjoys platforming would be a loony not to pick it up.
  20. Aug 26, 2013
    100
    It's been a while since I've played a game that deserves a top score as much as Rayman Legends. It's a thrill from start to finish, and I grinned from ear to ear each time something new and exciting happened.
  21. 90
    Rayman Origins, the predecessor to Legends, was one of the best platform games of this generation, and Rayman Legends has it squarely beat across the line. It may well be that the main character is 18, a practical lifetime in game terms, but he certainly doesn’t feel that way. Rayman feels refreshing like few others.
  22. Sep 9, 2013
    100
    When someone brings an excellent title, and then announces they are planning a sequel you automatically expect, and sometimes you are right, that the next installment won't beat the original. However, Rayman Legends traverses this belief with its unshaken confidence, and it sets forward the whole Rayman series to the new, LEGENDARY, level.
  23. Aug 27, 2013
    86
    Challenging and adrenaline-fueled gameplay, a great co-op experience, painting-like levels and a ton of contents make Rayman Legends a must buy for platformers lovers. If we only could get rid of that light sense of déjà vu haunting us during the entire experience.
  24. 90
    A gorgeous, joy-filled, characterful platformer. Aside from a few minor niggles, Rayman Legends deserves a place alongside the very best examples of the genre. Highly recommended.
  25. Aug 26, 2013
    90
    It’s not perfect, no, but it brings such joy to the player that it’s impossible not to fall utterly, head-over-heels in love with it. Aside from online multiplayer, it’s tricky to know just what else Ubisoft Montpellier could have brought to the table here, as there really is such a high level of detail, care and love for their product.
  26. Aug 26, 2013
    85
    No doubt Rayman Legends is not for everyone. But if you appreciate art and you’re willing to put in the hours for completion, you’ll no doubt be rewarded with a grueling and rewarding platforming experience.
  27. 95
    With constant rewards and unlocks combined with some great visuals, sound and awesome playability, Rayman Legends stretches your dollar to the max and is absolutely worth the price of admission.
  28. Sep 5, 2013
    95
    Rayman's newest adventure is an excellent game. There's something for everyone - a campaign easier than the one from Origins (casual gamers will have a blast), and lots of difficult challenges for hardcore gamers. The game's audiovisual side is perfect, it has superb levels and big amounts of content. What is more, Rayman Legends opens up slowly and keeps being interesting for a long time. Fans of the genre have no choice, but to buy this game without asking too many questions. It's that good.
  29. Aug 26, 2013
    85
    Legends proves developer Ubisoft Montpellier's mastery of the genre. With impressive variety, excellent stage design and gorgeous art, Legends is sure-footed, only stumbling when its considerable challenge level spikes out of control.
  30. Aug 30, 2013
    93
    It combines the simple elegance, bountiful content and colourful enjoyment of so many indie works with the production values and design genius of the generation’s best Triple-A titles into a game that feels fresh and contemporary, but also mindful of what has come, and worked, before.
  31. Aug 30, 2013
    90
    Rayman Legends takes everything that was great about Origins, and using a combination of black magic and near faultless design, manages to make it better.
  32. Aug 26, 2013
    85
    Rayman Legends is an excellent platformer that is more than worthy of your time. Tight controls, incredible art design, varied gameplay and some clever ideas combine to create an endearing world that is both pleasurable and satisfying to move through.
  33. Aug 29, 2013
    80
    A very good game that has the misfortune of following a masterpiece, Rayman Legends has plenty of new ideas, honorable work, and clever execution, but a little magic has gone missing.
  34. Sep 1, 2013
    90
    For gamers young, old, and every type in between Rayman Legends is heartily recommended.
  35. The variety in Legends is also staggering, with almost every level throwing something new at you.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 185 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Sep 3, 2013
    10
    Beautiful game!! The gameplay is top notch for a platformer. I got a few hours into it and its very polished. Will have to wait until later to try out the online games but if you're looking for a good platform game with lots of challenges and tons of content this game is for you!! Full Review »
  2. Sep 7, 2013
    9
    Finally, a sequel to the amazing Rayman Origins has arrived. The 2d visuals are probably some of the best of all time I've seen in video games. It almost looks like a moving painting sometimes. The soundtrack is amazing, with a more epic feel than Origins, and the musical levels are definitely the best levels of the game.

    The gameplay from the original stays mostly unchanged, but there are some differences. Instead of rescuing Electoons, you now rescue Teensies. The secret areas still appear in the game, but I can't help but feel that some of these are a little bit too easy. The teensies can also be found in the normal path, another big difference. This makes the levels feature lots of them to rescue, increasing the replay value. The controls are the same as Rayman Origins, only including a button to control Murphy. He controls well in this version, but was obviously meant for the Wii U.

    The replay value of this game is immense, even considering the Origins aproximately 300 electoons to collect. There are more than 400 teensies to collect through the levels, lots of characters to unlock, and even Origins stages redesigned to play! There are also creatures that you obtain with "lucky tickets" (lottery tickets that either have a teensie, an Origins level, a large amount of lums, or one of this creatures) that give you lums. There are two "extra" modes: Kung Foot and the Challenges. The Challenges are online competitions, and very addictive ones. They will keep you playing probably months after you finish the game. The Kung Foot mini game, on the other hand, its offline. I couldn't believe it myself, but Rayman is a surprisingly entertaining football game! It is a small distraction that you will play for hours when you aren't playing the challenging levels.

    In the end, Rayman Legends is a worthy sequel to the underrated platformer. maybe it feels a little bit too easy at times, but closer to the end, it shows it's Nintendo Hard difficulty. the only mayor problem I found is that, in multiplayer, the punches STILL affect your partners. This makes playing with friends a little annoying. Otherwise, Rayman Legends is probably one of the best 2D platformers of the generation.
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  3. Sep 10, 2013
    10
    I enjoyed Rayman Origins but the checkpoints and level design where not as good as this! the game is gorgeous and the sounds are funny and the game is sweet and fun, but also it can get very difficult on some later levels, overall this is a great platformer with beautiful design and well thought out levels and a decent challenge, and one of the best games i have played in a while, and totally worth every penny, just play the demo and see. Full Review »