Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
Buy On
  1. 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.
  2. 70
    It’s kinda clever, but once you get the basic formula its not very challenging.
  3. 68
    The creators' scatterbrained ideas for ways to improve Rayman 3 over its direct predecessor has left the game shackled with a lot of half-baked, completely non-cohesive concepts and generally dull, repetitive, and tiresome gameplay.
  4. Edge Magazine
    50
    There's a certain amount of wit and flair evident throughout Hoodlum Havoc's cut-scenes, and there are certainly some very slick production values. The problem is that, in terms of raw enjoyment, the game is somehow underwhelming. [May 2003, p.104]
  5. GMR Magazine
    50
    Snide voice acting turns cutesy bit players Globox and Murfy into electronic annoyances, and Hoodlum Havoc revels in its lame humor. [Apr 2003, p.68]

Awards & Rankings

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#53 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
24
#24 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2003
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 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.
  2. 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 Full Review »
  3. 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. Full Review »