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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Jan 1, 2012
    100
    Rayman Origins combines art and challenge in a unique form.
  2. Nov 29, 2011
    100
    Rayman Origins perfectly embodies what made many of us fall in love with gaming in the first place. It's a nigh-on flawlessly executed romp through intricately designed levels that boast the most gorgeously detailed and vibrant visuals you'll see this generation. Tight controls, a perfectly judged difficulty curve, fantastically surreal boss fights and tons of replayability go that extra mile.
  3. Nov 9, 2011
    95
    It's downright gorgeous and a total blast to play alone or with friends. A truly realized vision at the top of its genre, Rayman Origins is an extravaganza with plenty of action to keep it fresh from start to finish and beyond.
  4. Nov 11, 2011
    91
    If videogames were in a museum, Rayman Origins would be probably one of the stars of the platforming room. This game is an incredible piece of art, recommended for every gamer with no exception.
  5. Dec 12, 2011
    90
    Rayman Origins is a rare beast, both as a side-scroller and a clever game with a ton of heart. This is a game with a sense of humor and a sense of joy. Fans of the genre would be fools to miss it, as would anyone who appreciates artistic and eccentric game design, or who wants a non-traditional but extremely solid multiplayer title.
  6. 90
    Still, this is a solid title that must be experienced. If you don't mind a few disembodied handfuls of rage-inducing difficulty or the constant, sanity-warping slapstick, you'll have a blast, especially if you invite some friends to slap around.
  7. Nov 15, 2011
    85
    Rayman Origins is a wonderful 2D platformer whose goofy charm will have you smiling all the way through.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
  1. Nov 19, 2011
    10
    Rayman Origins takes a great idea to the max in its crazy beautiful wacky world!
    Tons of levels and hard challenges!
    Fantastic four player
    Rayman Origins takes a great idea to the max in its crazy beautiful wacky world!
    Tons of levels and hard challenges!
    Fantastic four player action!
    Slap your friends!

    Buy this game!
    If you can't, be sure to try and play it with a friend!
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  2. Nov 22, 2013
    10
    Rayman games are a favorite of Game Legends and Raya Origins is one of the best games I've ever played great grapics an characters and theRayman games are a favorite of Game Legends and Raya Origins is one of the best games I've ever played great grapics an characters and the nightmares Ubisoft never don't please Game Legends and all gamers all around the world. Expand
  3. Jan 21, 2021
    10
    oh my god i freaking love this game rayman orgins is orginal and the game never gets old i play it so many times and i think its one of theoh my god i freaking love this game rayman orgins is orginal and the game never gets old i play it so many times and i think its one of the best games people think rayman legends is better but i think rayman orgins is where its at this game has better multiplayer than the new super mario bros series this is one of the best games of all time and i think anybody should buy it. Now for the bad.... Theres nothing bad i can think about. Even when the games becomes super hard i still manged to play and beat the games overall this is one of the best games i ever played and i give a 10/10 Expand
  4. Feb 14, 2012
    9
    This is by far the best platforming game I have ever played. The 2D graphics are good and smooth, the color is vibrant and stunning, and theThis is by far the best platforming game I have ever played. The 2D graphics are good and smooth, the color is vibrant and stunning, and the enemies present a challenge even in the beginning. The complexity of the chain reactions that can occur can get to extreme levels of craziness, and I'm all over that. The only thing I must say that is negative is that the game didn't need to throw in the suggestive element with the fairies wearing revealing garments, including tight tops and INCREDIBLY short skirts. In a game like this, it doesn't look attractive in 2D, and it is a bit too racy for a E10+ game. Expand
  5. Apr 20, 2018
    9
    Reviewing this game at a much later date than its release.

    It is a great game, however I still have to deduce one 1 point in order to make
    Reviewing this game at a much later date than its release.

    It is a great game, however I still have to deduce one 1 point in order to make space for the greatness of the follow up, the Rayman Legends.

    Criticism goes to the fact that some levels produced small quantities of frustration, having to play them multiple times in order to get the medals.
    In the Wii version there were some game freezes too.

    Other than that design-wise in mechanics and artistically it is a great end result of a game.
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  6. Jun 27, 2014
    9
    With controls & level design that rival Super Meat Boy, this game is the best in its class! Though it is a little too hard for me, if youWith controls & level design that rival Super Meat Boy, this game is the best in its class! Though it is a little too hard for me, if you have a 2nd player, with just about any skill level, you'll do fine. Expand
  7. Mar 12, 2012
    1
    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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