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  • Summary: Rayman's new adventure is a two-dimensional cooperative platformer with a colorful, whimsical art style.
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  • Developer: UBlart Montpellier
  • Genre(s): Action, Action Adventure, Adventure, General, Platformer, Fantasy, Platformer, 2D, 2D
  • # of players: 1-4
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  • Rating: E10+
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Gamescom 2011: Rayman Origins - Official Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. Dec 1, 2011
    100
    Not only does it play great, but the fact that Rayman Origins packs one hell of a challenge and boasts some of the most jaw-droppingly gorgeous visuals we've ever seen, cements its place as the new king of 2D platformers.
  2. Nov 25, 2011
    95
    Ultimately however, the strength of Origins lies in the whimsical subject matter tied into a surprisingly strong platform foundation that manages to both enthral and entertain. There's real intelligence behind the unfolding action, and the sense that the title has been slaved over by developers who understand not only the franchise, but the very concept of what it takes to make a compelling 2D platformer.
  3. Nov 10, 2011
    91
    Origins' brilliance is it keeps that simplicity on the surface, but ends up feeling incredibly varied thanks to its level design.
  4. 90
    For the game's only con to be the music and a silly tune that plays too often, that's really saying something. Everything else, is nearly flawless.
  5. Nov 15, 2011
    89
    This is a return to form, a fact that Rayman fans will certainly appreciate. It's a little bit inaccessible, but once you're past that problem, Origins will keep giving you reasons to come back.
  6. Nov 10, 2011
    85
    Rayman Origins is an undeniably beautiful game, with vibrant environments and richly defined characters. The graphical fidelity is astounding, even when you scrunch your face against the TV screen. Characters kick up eyelash-sized tufts of grass when they land, and the backgrounds are layered with loads of tiny details.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Dec 3, 2011
    60
    Constant hesitation blunts what could be a sharply enjoyable romp. [Christmas 2011, p.111]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 57
  2. Negative: 3 out of 57
  1. Nov 18, 2011
    10
    If you only "like" platformers, play this game. It is like playing the game you have always dreamed of (if you've dreamed of playing a topIf you only "like" platformers, play this game. It is like playing the game you have always dreamed of (if you've dreamed of playing a top notch cartoon with utterly AMAZING controls and level design.). Download the demo, preview it, then save your money, sell your things, beg, borrow, steal, buy it. This is what every platformer since the inception of video games has striven towards. I thought Yoshi's Island was it, but this game is the peak of what 2-D gaming is so far. And, surprisingly, it is not Nintendo. I have played the original Rayman on Playstation and the controls and actions of the character are similar, but the look of the game is more like modern animated platformers (Warioland: Shake-it, Bloodrayne, Shank) and the style of the game in general is very similar to the Earthworm Jim and Ren & Stimpy games of the 16-bit era. Dear Lord, this game is a breath of fresh air in an environment of endless sequels and $60 hype yawners. I don't even care for Rayman in particular, but this game just plays and looks so great that i would love it no matter what franchise it was affiliated with. Expand
  2. Jan 16, 2012
    10
    Like no game you've ever played, this one is really for anyone, hardcore and casual gamers alike. You will not find a more gorgeous, polished,Like no game you've ever played, this one is really for anyone, hardcore and casual gamers alike. You will not find a more gorgeous, polished, atmospheric , original and fun game on any platform. An absolute must have! Expand
  3. Nov 25, 2011
    10
    The rayman series has gone back to its roots, and I have never been happier! Say goodbye to the terribly redundant raving rabbids minigamesThe rayman series has gone back to its roots, and I have never been happier! Say goodbye to the terribly redundant raving rabbids minigames and say hello to the visually beautiful and addicting rayman origins! The controls are not slippy whatsoever, the ability to play with a friend (Globox and the teensies) is great. And the backdrops and bosses are just so original and amazing it blows my mind. And to ubisoft please make rayman 4! :D Expand
  4. Sep 3, 2013
    9
    pro:
    Really fun (even more with friend at 4)
    A real challenge (especially the bonus level) good old platform game back to origins. cheap
    pro:
    Really fun (even more with friend at 4)
    A real challenge (especially the bonus level)
    good old platform game back to origins.
    cheap (considering the actual market and the length of the game)

    cons:
    only 3 different character for a 4 player game.

    A good investment for all player who likes a bit of difficulty and platform game. Enjoy.
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  5. Jan 17, 2012
    9
    I would have to call this one of the best platformers I have ever played. It looks and sounds fantastic and plays just as well. It's toughI would have to call this one of the best platformers I have ever played. It looks and sounds fantastic and plays just as well. It's tough though, especially if you look to collect everything, and the further you progress the harder it gets. There's certainly quantity within quality here, it could last anywhere between 25-35 hours and the option to play locally with 2 or more players makes it twice as fun. Fun is the optimal word here but be prepared to get a little angry in places, 'cos it ain't easy. Expand
  6. Jan 21, 2012
    9

    How terribly underrated this game is! It has seen undeservedly underwhelming sales, but there is nothing to dislike about this Rayman

    How terribly underrated this game is! It has seen undeservedly underwhelming sales, but there is nothing to dislike about this Rayman reboot. It is simply loads of fun and very true to its roots. Anyone can enjoy this game - with up to four players at once you can play it with your kids, your friends, your parents, etc.



    If you are unfamiliar with Rayman, the game is a traditional 2D platformer that's easy to pick up and play and has tons of replay value. The gameplay is simple: run, slide, and jump through the game's multitude of stages, "bubblizing" the enemies in your way by either punching them or hopping on them. There are lots of collectibles to grab on your way, and at the end of each of the areas are exciting boss battles. I can not stress enough how much this fun is when you are with a buddy or two!



    Aside the gameplay, Rayman Origins is visually and audibly pleasing. The animation of the hand-drawn characters and enemies is superb, lively and comical. The levels are absolutely gorgeous, lush and colorful environments, like a rain forest, in the mountains and even underwater. As for the soundtrack, it is top-notch like everything else in the game. It helps to accent the zany and sometimes weird Rayman atmosphere.


    Do yourself a favor and buy one of the best games released in 2011.
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  7. Mar 12, 2012
    3
    I loved the past raymans. However, this game is rigged with bugs and errors that make it hard to play. The game is very boring and is a totalI loved the past raymans. However, this game is rigged with bugs and errors that make it hard to play. The game is very boring and is a total step back. Why go back to outdated 2D? The series has done great in 3D and thats how fans enjoyed it. Good thing rayman 3 is coming in HD later march 2012. This game is a total fail. Im a LONG TIME fan, and it SUCKS SUCKS SUCKS. Do not buy this terrible game. Expand

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