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  • Summary: Enter a massive 3-D action adventure of amazing beauty and challenge. The pirate terror has enslaved the world and only Rayman's speed, agility, and magical powers can save all. Race and battle across 45 intricately designed areas - rainforests, jungles, narrow canyon passes, even into theEnter a massive 3-D action adventure of amazing beauty and challenge. The pirate terror has enslaved the world and only Rayman's speed, agility, and magical powers can save all. Race and battle across 45 intricately designed areas - rainforests, jungles, narrow canyon passes, even into the mighty pirate ship itself. Expand
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
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  1. 100
    Regardless of whether Rayman is climbing, swinging, or hovering like a helicopter, the control never once loses its smooth, seamless feel. Rayman 2 brings the same kind of fun that you will find in other great games of the genre, while at the same time creating its own identity and following.
  2. To say that Rayman 2 impressed me would be a tremendous understatement. About the only blemish the game has is its lack of any multiplayer contests.
  3. This game plays as good as it looks. Rayman himself responds perfectly to the analogue stick and it doesn’t take very long before controlling him becomes second nature, leaving you to focus your attention on the aweinspiring graphics and infinitely interesting environments. In fact, I can say with a clear conscious that Rayman 2 is absolutely THE BEST FORCED PATH 3D PLATFORMER ON ANY SYSTEM TO DATE. PERIOD.
  4. Alone, the vivid colors and lighting effects are incredible, but pop in the expansion pak and Rayman's world comes to life in cartoonishly bright tones. We're treated to a luscious feast of sharp textures, cartoonish and colorful characters, and appealing indoor and outdoor environments. Given the limited capabilities of the N64 version of Rayman 2 compared to its PC counterpart, one simply has to marvel at the results.
  5. 90
    Rayman 2 is a very traditional platformer that is executed extremely well. Every new level presents a new, clever challenge that will likely leave you saying, "Wow. That's really cool." Banjo-Kazooie has nothing on Rayman here. A deep, rich platformer that must be experienced.
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    90
    From the unexpected-surprise department comes Rayman 2, an outstanding platformer. [Jan 2004, p.189]
  7. Each of the 3D worlds are crammed tight with interesting layouts, dazzling backgrounds and novel gameplay situations. You never are at a loss to find your next objective - the flip side is that there's little room to explore and find all the cool secret stuff found in other games of this type.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Feb 29, 2012
    10
    BenjaminB. is a freaking loonatic. This game oozes with creativity, and unique gameplay DK64 failed to offer. Not that DK64 was a bad game,BenjaminB. is a freaking loonatic. This game oozes with creativity, and unique gameplay DK64 failed to offer. Not that DK64 was a bad game, it's like comparing salt to sugar. They're two completely different things. All in all, wonderful game. Expand
  2. May 25, 2020
    10
    This game is amazing I really loved it, I've played other versions of the game but the n64 version is for me the best one.
  3. Zoomeister
    Feb 1, 2006
    10
    Wacky, twisted three dimensional cartoon. What truly makes the game are it's bold, richly detailed worlds, fuild controls and balls out Wacky, twisted three dimensional cartoon. What truly makes the game are it's bold, richly detailed worlds, fuild controls and balls out epic structure, with the wicked twist of Alice in Wonderland style surreal splashes of colour and life. Expand
  4. Mar 6, 2012
    10
    Well, this was one of the first games i played as a kid, and I can honestly say, that it is still one of my favourites. It held beautiful artWell, this was one of the first games i played as a kid, and I can honestly say, that it is still one of my favourites. It held beautiful art and graphics that just captivated you; puzzling challenges that can keep you thrilled; and a simple, yet adorable story, that leads through this mystical world... Expand
  5. Jun 21, 2018
    9
    Rayman 2 is, in my opinion, the most underrated 3D platformer ever. The gameplay is unique and fun, the platforming is exquisite, and the toneRayman 2 is, in my opinion, the most underrated 3D platformer ever. The gameplay is unique and fun, the platforming is exquisite, and the tone is just, great. It also has very tight controls that Super Mario 64 didn't give us. Expand
  6. May 1, 2020
    9
    Along with rayman legends, the best rayman ever created. Game that wastes creativity and imagination. Unforgettable and super addictiveAlong with rayman legends, the best rayman ever created. Game that wastes creativity and imagination. Unforgettable and super addictive soundtrack. To put a snag, this version of Nintendo 64 needed a controller pack (memory card) to save the game and that was not included in the game box. For the rest, essential to play. Expand
  7. Jul 11, 2020
    5
    Its good but not brilliant really should have released the 2D version and this as the 3rd one.

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