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Rayman Origins

Released on 25 November 2011

Rating: 7+ (PEGI)

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Michel Ancel, celebrated creator of Rayman, Beyond Good & Evil and the Raving Rabbids returns to his roots to bring us Rayman Origins: a high-definition, 2D side-scrolling, platforming adventure in full 4-player co-op. Play Rayman Origins and discover or rediscover the magical universe and legendary 2D gameplay that captured the hearts of millions of fans. Grab three of your closest friends and prepare to enter the Glade in this classic-style 2D side-scrolling platform game. Rediscover Rayman in Rayman Origins!

Storyline:
When the Glade of Dreams is overrun by "nefurrious"Darktoons, the Fairy Council hastily invokes Rayman to save the day; but the hero of light isn't quite all there...To help him, Rayman teams up with his best friend, Globox, and two crafty wizards, the Teensies. Together, the world's most hilarious team of heroes will need to restore peace to the Glade or watch as their beloved home vanishes like a bad dream...

  • Rebirth of a platforming legend: Rayman Origins brings back many of the classic characters, revived in their original 2D form, as well as a whole new world of characters and environments. Discover the roots of Rayman by collecting pieces of the Glade's history, and assemblethemto reveal the truth behind Rayman's origins.
  • 4-Player, jump-in/jump-out, co-op gameplay: Play as Rayman in the solo campaign, or have up to three friends jump in at any time to play as Globox or as one of thetwoTeensies. Players can leave at any time without affecting the others' progression.
  • Unique approach to 2D art: A rich world with over 100 characters and 12 unique environments created by some of the videogaming's most reputed artists and animators. This creative approach to 2D design will recapture the hearts of platformer fans and introduce a new generation to a much-loved characters in his original 2D form.
  • A vast playground: Rayman Origins includes over 60 levels of 2D platforming gameplay designed for all ages and playing styles. Unlock new abilities progressively and return to previous levels to discover new paths and secrets.
  • Variety of gameplay: Rayman Origins is a platformer at its core, but it has elements of many game genres. Rayman, Globox and the Teensies gain unique abilities as they progress through the adventure, including swimming, diving and the sensational "HairlyCopter." The game also features many elements of action, adventure and beat-'em-up gameplay.
  • Epic boss fights: A giant pink monster with hundreds of eyes... A possessed, mountainous golem... An evil daisy-cum-carnivorous plant... Rayman Origins will put players to the test with these and many more challenging boss battles!

customer Reviews

 Average rating (9 reviews)

 Lives up to the original

| | See all seismagraph's reviews (1)

It totally lives up to the standards of the original on the PS1. All the quirky characters you remember are still there and in my opinion, is a fantastic game. I usually play games such as L4d etc but have never forgotten my love for that game. I recommend this even if you play games of such an opposite that you wouldn't give this a second glance. It stands out from the crowd of shoot em up games, is light hearted and an unmissable purchase!

 A Platformer That Puts the Fun Back Into Gaming

| | See all deanlowdon's reviews (468)

Top 100  Reviewer Top 100 DVD Reviewer

The first thing most gamers will notice upon starting Rayman Origins is the fantastic cartoon like graphics, fortunately it also the gameplay to back it up. As with most Rayman games Origins is side scrolling 2D platformer. Don't let that put off however as aside from arguably a few games in the Super Mario series it is full of more ideas than virtually any other game of its kind.

The basic idea of each level is to gather enough 'electoons' to unlock subsequent levels and challenges. Electoons are awarded simply for completing each level but more can be gained by finding secret areas, collecting the required amount of 'Lums' or racing to the end in under a set time. Each of these different goals allows the majority of the already well designed levels to be played in a variety of ways. On top of this added bonus levels can be unlocked that task the player with chasing a treasure chest non-stop through ever shifting terrain, mess up once and its back to the start.

Played in single player the game is certainly enjoyable but it really comes alive when played with a friend (up to four can play at once but any more than two on screen at one time can become a little too crowded). Working together to negotiate the games trickiest moments must rank amongst the very best offline multiplayer experiences on the current generation of consoles.

Aside from a few trial and error moments it is hard to really find any fault with Rayman Origins and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a title that puts the fun back into playing video games.

 A Platformer That Puts the Fun Back Into Gaming

| | See all drlowdon's reviews (468)

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The first thing most gamers will notice upon starting Rayman Origins is the fantastic cartoon like graphics, fortunately it also the gameplay to back it up. As with most Rayman games Origins is side scrolling 2D platformer. Don't let that put off however as aside from arguably a few games in the Super Mario series it is full of more ideas than virtually any other game of its kind.

The basic idea of each level is to gather enough 'electoons' to unlock subsequent levels and challenges. Electoons are awarded simply for completing each level but more can be gained by finding secret areas, collecting the required amount of 'Lums' or racing to the end in under a set time. Each of these different goals allows the majority of the already well designed levels to be played in a variety of ways. On top of this added bonus levels can be unlocked that task the player with chasing a treasure chest non-stop through ever shifting terrain, mess up once and its back to the start.

Played in single player the game is certainly enjoyable but it really comes alive when played with a friend (up to four can play at once but any more than two on screen at one time can become a little too crowded). Working together to negotiate the games trickiest moments must rank amongst the very best offline multiplayer experiences on the current generation of consoles.

Aside from a few trial and error moments it is hard to really find any fault with Rayman Origins and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a title that puts the fun back into playing video games.

 Don't even think, just buy it.

| | See all JoeyGrim's reviews (9)

There is a reason why this entirely 2D game managed to nab itself a boxed console release, or perhaps many:
-Smooth gameplay
-Chirpy yet clever Soundtrack
-Beautifully coloured HD visuals
-Challenging difficulty without becoming annoying
Whether you like the old ones or not, this game is for you, unless you've been totally engulfed by first person shooters and are no longer capable of playing brilliant games that fall under different categories.
First time I've touched the franchise since early playstation and I am not disappointed.
As nonsensical and happy as it is, there should to be more games like this.

 smooth bright fun

| | See all bigALE1991's reviews (1)

this game makes you feel like a child playing the original its just simple smooth fun that you can enjoy with the family/friends or b yourself definitly rcommened to any one that wants a simple game that doesnt try and be some thing its not

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Rating7+ (PEGI)