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  • Summary: Rayman's universe has fallen into a chaotic world of wicked powers, bizarre characters, and merciless combat. When Globox accidentally swallows the Lord of the Dark Lums, a fanatic army of trigger-happy Hoodlums wreaks total havoc to get their Lord back. Rayman's only chance is to purge theRayman's universe has fallen into a chaotic world of wicked powers, bizarre characters, and merciless combat. When Globox accidentally swallows the Lord of the Dark Lums, a fanatic army of trigger-happy Hoodlums wreaks total havoc to get their Lord back. Rayman's only chance is to purge the Dark Lum Lord from the manic Globox, scour the lands for new powers, and battle with hordes of Hoodlum soldiers. Even without arms or legs, Rayman can still unleash an arsenal of special powers and fighting moves. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Play Magazine
    100
    Rayman 3's most awesome attribute, as incredible as the movies, dialogue, and gameplay are, is a level of visual splendor that defies everything I've come to know about lighting effects in a video game. [Mar 2003, p.47]
  2. 89
    Whether you're a Rayman fan who can't get enough of the limbless wonder, or an action-adventure-platforming gamer who enjoys sarcastic wit, gorgeous graphics, smooth framerates, and creative character abilities, Hoodlum Havoc is for you.
  3. This self-referential back-and-forth sets this game apart from the crowded market of platformers that it mocks and imitates with equal finesse.
  4. 80
    Displays almost Zelda-like creativeness in its monsters and environments.
  5. From the story, to the music to graphics to the gameplay, Rayman 3 is fun to play.
  6. It's pretty, it's quite a challenge, and is loaded with rewards. But you'll quickly come to the conclusion that for all its charms, it doesn't offer enough new ideas, and that its competition is just too strong.
  7. netjak
    30
    Sloppy and uninspired.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Apr 5, 2012
    10
    Absolutely great game. Great bosses, minigames and music. The graphics aren't amazing obviously but the art direction is great. Really reallyAbsolutely great game. Great bosses, minigames and music. The graphics aren't amazing obviously but the art direction is great. Really really fun, a true classic. Expand
  2. SirT.
    Feb 8, 2004
    10
    Incredible attention to detail, great variety, lots of challenges and humor, and just lots of fun to play. I was sorry when it was over.
  3. Jan 2, 2017
    9
    Gonna say this right now: I LOVE this game. The cartoony graphic that make it look like a 3D looney tunes, the great soundtrack that makes youGonna say this right now: I LOVE this game. The cartoony graphic that make it look like a 3D looney tunes, the great soundtrack that makes you want to finish the game, the variety in levels. And the witty dialogue is...well...DELICIOUS. my favorite line is when Globox says "you were nicer in Rayman 2" as I punch the poor guy in the belly. My only nitpick would be that the Teensie Highway levels in between levels can get a tad frustrating, but it's a fantastic game nonetheless. Just keep in mind that it ain't no Banjo-Kazooie Expand
  4. JPK
    Aug 29, 2018
    8
    Not As Great As The First Two, But Still Worth It
    Rayman 3 Has All The Cleverness And Fun That The First Two Had.
  5. Jun 14, 2015
    7
    This is really a 7.5. The graphics are really good! I wish it supported 480p. That said, this game's frickin hard. If you're expecting a basicThis is really a 7.5. The graphics are really good! I wish it supported 480p. That said, this game's frickin hard. If you're expecting a basic platform, that's not the case. There's a lot of puzzle elements. Expand
  6. PaulO.
    Aug 3, 2004
    7
    A well made platformer, with tight controls and interesting environments. It's over all too quickly, though.
  7. Disappointment
    Nov 3, 2006
    5
    A HUGE disappointment!!! I was REALLY looking forward to this game. Rayman 2 was a great game and I was only expecting the same when i bought A HUGE disappointment!!! I was REALLY looking forward to this game. Rayman 2 was a great game and I was only expecting the same when i bought Rayman 3. However despite being a graphically superior game to Rayman 2, with beautiful environments and awesome lighting, the gameplay is downright repetitive and boring. Throughout playing it, i was always hoping for that moment where it would get exciting and fun but i never found it. Its just tooooo repetitive. There's only 1 way of attacking and that's with your fists, unlike other platform games where there's tonnes of different attacks. Yes it was the same in Rayman 2 but the story and gameplay in Rayman 2 was just better. This game brings nothing new to the table. The humour was actually sorta lame as well, and i didnt like how they made the characters speak english! i preferred their jibberish like in Rayman 2. I really dont know how this game got such good ratings!...because from reading them i was convinced it was a good game...but it looks like the reviewers that gave the game lower scores are the right ones this time. If i wanna play platform games i think i'll pull out my N64 and play some banjo kazooie or donkey kong 64....now they were awesome platformers! As for Rayman 3, it's going on eBay. Expand

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#53 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
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