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Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc

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4.2
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GameCube 4 4.3
Macintosh 4 4.3
PlayStation 2 9 4.2
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Windows 20 4.1
Xbox 7 4.0
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Combined MobyScore 44 4.2


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97
GameCubeGamersMark
Games like Rayman 3 are something that shouldn’t be missed out on by any gamer. This game easily is the best platformer available for the Nintendo GameCube, and is a must buy for whatever console you choose to play it on. Go buy Rayman 3, go buy it now!
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XboxGame Chronicles
Creative levels, a wonderful supporting cast, and even a surprisingly, albeit simple story puts Hoodlum Havoc at the top of the platform genre. With a robust main game and an ample supply of mini-games, there is more than enough content to keep you coming back for more Rayman goodness for months to come. It’s not evolutionary or even revolutionary, but Rayman 3 is one of the best platform games you can play on your Xbox.
93
WindowsWorth Playing
Rayman 3 is indeed an excellent title. Sure, it may not be as revolutionary as Rayman 2, but it's still a damn fine game. There's a long adventure with lots to do and even some unlockables, should you go through the game trying to collect everything. The story is well done, the control is quite good, the graphics and sound are topnotch, and the game manages to be funny, too. Being a game heavily reliant on control, one might be better off picking up a console version of the game, but don't hesitate to get this version instead. It's one of the best platforming titles in recent years.
92
PlayStation 2PGNx Media
Rayman 3 is a great platform title. Rayman 3 is a great adventure title. Rayman 3 has splendid visuals. Rayman 3 has a stellar soundtrack. Rayman 3 is a must-have titles for anyone who is remotely interested in platform/adventure games. Rayman 3 for the PS2 doesn't have that GBA/GC connectivity, but is great nonetheless.
92
XboxPGNx Media
Rayman 3 is a great platform title. Rayman 3 is a great adventure title. Rayman 3 has splendid visuals. Rayman 3 has a stellar soundtrack. Rayman 3 is a must-have titles for anyone who is remotely interested in platform/adventure games. Rayman 3 for the Xbox doesn't have that GBA/GC connectivity, but is great nonetheless.
90
GameCubeOfficiel Nintendo Magazine
Riche en action, parfaitement maniable, long et toujours emprunt de bonne humeur, Rayman 3 est à découvrir de toute urgence.
90
XboxConsoles Plus
En revanche, la version Xbox, dotée de superbes graphismes, est bien plus rapide et la prise en main beaucoup plus instinctive, même si ce n'est pas encore le top. Reste le principe un peu répétitif, qui ne change pas d'une version à l'autre et qui risque de lasser les plus exigeants.
90
GameCubegames xtreme
If Rayman 3 was solely centred on the main game ie beating hoodlums, battling bosses, opening doors etc I think that I would have I found it to be repetitive and would have quickly got bored with it. However the sub games and little diversions that are thrown in break the game up and make it both enjoyable and interesting to play. It’s the kind of game that you can pick up and intend to play for a few minutes before going to bed and before you know it you’ve become absorbed, hours have passed, and the milkman is telling you to get your grappling hooks out and traverse that ravine (or maybe that’s just the milkmen that are near me…).
90
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Le bon vieux Rayman fait décidément très fort avec ce troisième opus surprenant d'ingéniosité. Le soft ne trahit aucune faiblesse technique ni aucune faille de gameplay, et se plaît à nous projeter dans un univers que l'on aurait difficilement pu imaginer aussi délirant. Moins fourni en mini-jeux que la version GameCube, l'opus PS2 est tout de même un must qu'il faut se procurer au plus vite !
90
GameCubeJeuxvideo.com
Le bon vieux Rayman fait décidément très fort avec ce troisième opus surprenant d'ingéniosité. Le soft ne trahit aucune faiblesse technique ni aucune faille de gameplay, et se plaît à nous projeter dans un univers que l'on aurait difficilement pu imaginer aussi délirant. La version GameCube vaut d'autant plus le détour qu'elle bénéficie d'options de jeu inédites par rapport aux autres versions.
90
XboxJeuxvideo.com
Le bon vieux Rayman fait décidément très fort avec ce troisième opus surprenant d'ingéniosité. Le soft ne trahit aucune faiblesse technique ni aucune faille de gameplay, et se plaît à nous projeter dans un univers que l'on aurait difficilement pu imaginer aussi délirant. Moins fourni en mini-jeux que la version GameCube, l'opus Xbox est tout de même un must qu'il faut se procurer au plus vite !
90
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Rayman 3 parvient à renouveler la série pour lui donner un aspect plus mûr (certains diront mature même si plusieurs blagues volent clairement en dessous de la ceinture...) qui lui convient à merveille. S'appuyant sur un gameplay sans faille et une réalisation irréprochable, le titre devient sans difficulté la nouvelle référence du genre.
90
GameCubeGame Chronicles
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc is a vividly colorful and entertaining game that sets a new standard for platform games. The combination of characters, backgrounds and gameplay create a memorable game that anyone can play. The music adds immensely to the overall experience and the voice acting is top notch. There are many hidden items and pickups to find, an excellent assortment of weapons and finely crafted worlds to explore.
89
PlayStation 2Consoles Plus
Si la version PlayStation 2 est un peu plus fluide que sur Game Cube, les principaux défauts du jeu sont toujours présents : déplacements saccadés, angles de vue mal vus et maniabilité un peu hasardeuse.
89
PlayStation 2IGN
Whether you're a Rayman fan who can't get enough of the limbless wonder, or an action-adventure-platforming gamer who enjoys sarcastic wit, gorgeous graphics, smooth framerates, and creative character abilities, Hoodlum Havoc is for you. Its biggest flaws come in the smaller levels and simplistic puzzles solved via timed character abilities. But the attention to detail and quality alone presents a polished box of software that any self-respecting gamer should be proud to include in their library.
89
GameCubeIGN
As a popular game series evolves over the years, it's no doubt bound to lose a few fans here and gain a few more there. Rayman has definitely earned his marks with gamers over the years and boasts a significant fan base to call his own. The anticipation for a worthy sequel has been running high for a long time now, so it may disappoint some gamers to learn that Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc is not as quite the perfect platforming title that Rayman 2 embodied so many years before. The levels are now smaller and slightly more puzzle-based, and sadly, the puzzles aren't going to provide a significant challenge to experienced gamers. But that aside, they're still creative, fresh, and fun -- especially the first time around, and possibly a second.
89
GameCubeN-Zone
Alles fängt mit einem einzigen roten Lums an, einem kleinen Geschöpf voller positiver, heller Energie. Bereits in den vorangegangenen Versionen erhielt Rayman von diesen winzigen Kreaturen Unterstützung. Sie dienten ihm beispielsweise als Speicherpunkte oder füllten seine Lebensenergie wieder auf. Eines schönen Tages erblickt ein einzelnes rotes Lums namens André etwas so Schreckliches, dass es vor lauter Angst und der Bosheit, die es zu Gesicht bekam, schwarz wird.
88
PlayStation 2Gaming Target
Although Hoodlum Havoc isn’t the longest of games out there, it packs in enough of an adventure to satisfy most platform fans. Hoodlum Havoc may be able to squeeze in 15 hours of gameplay for the main quest, but will probably round out about 10 hours for those who blow through the levels quickly. The bonus levels can add an extra few hours here and there, but only if you take the time to unlock them all. Luckily, most of them can be unlocked just by going through the main quest normally without trying to get an excessive amount of points.
88
GameCubeGaming Target
Rayman 3 will quickly go down as a love-it-or-hate-it title, and will probably even divide long standing fans of the series. The game strays from the open exploration and limited action sequences of the previous title and instead focuses on an almost puzzle-like experience comprised of combat, power ups, and timed challenges. Rayman 2’s content was almost entirely exploration-driven, and even the combat mechanics felt like they were thrown in without much thought to furthering gameplay. That game more than made up for its lack of hands on action by providing players with lush, organic, and simply breathtaking graphics to gape over and ingenious obstacles to overcome.
87
Windows4Players.de
Kein Jump`n Run-Fan mit PC kommt an Rayman 3 vorbei. Ubi Soft entführt Euch nach vier Jahren Durststrecke endlich wieder in eine zauberhafte Welt voller Witz, bizarrer Kreaturen und packendem Gameplay. Obwohl das grafische Potenzial des PCs nicht ausgeschöpft wird, begeistern die Licht- und Farbenspiele in Wäldern, Sümpfen und Korridoren sowie die klasse animierten Figuren. Hinzu kommt eine hervorragende Lokalisierung mit schauspielerisch überzeugenden Sprechern. Schade nur, dass manche Abschnitte recht klein sind und den aufkommenden Entdeckerdrang eindämmen. Spielerisch werden die fordernden Hüpf- und Flugpassagen von actionreichen Kämpfen gewürzt. Zwar verlangt die zickige Kameraführung hier etwas Frusttoleranz, aber die abwechslungsreichen Levels, die Superkräfte und die innovativen Bosskämpfe entschädigen für die teilweise hektische Perspektive. Unterm Strich ist Rayman 3 trotz kleiner Mängel ein Pflichttitel für jeden Gamepad-Akrobaten!
87
Xbox4Players.de
Hurra! Nach der Blinx-Enttäuschung hat auch die Xbox ihr erstes klasse Jump`n Run im Angebot. Mit Rayman 3 demonstrieren die Weltenschöpfer von Ubi Soft ihre Qualität: Das Licht- und Farbenspiel in Wäldern, Sümpfen und Korridoren zaubert eine klasse Atmosphäre, die immer wieder zum Entdecken einlädt. Zusammen mit den witzigen Dialogen, der klasse Lokalisierung und dem liebevollen Figurendesign entwickeln sich Raymans Abenteuer fast zum spielbaren Comic-Märchen - auch, wenn die Außenareale manchmal sehr klein sind. Bedenkt man jedoch die abwechslungsreichen Levels, die neuen Superkräfte und die fordernden Boss-Kämpfe, hätte es eigentlich zum Happy End mit Award kommen müssen. Aber vor allem ein technischer Spielverderber holt mich in die Realität zurück: die Kamera. Manchmal zu langsam, manchmal unglücklich und teilweise sogar so katastrophal positioniert, dass ich Rayman nicht mehr sehen kann, sorgt die vermurkste Perspektive hier und da für Frust.
87
GameCube4Players.de
Glückwunsch: Rayman hat sich einen Platz neben Jump`n Run-Größen wie Mario und Sonic erkämpft. Die Weltenschöpfer von Ubi Soft spielen ihre ganze Klasse aus: Das Licht- und Farbenspiel in Wäldern, Sümpfen und Korridoren zaubert eine tolle Atmosphäre, die immer wieder zum Entdecken einlädt. Zusammen mit den witzigen Dialogen, der hervorragenden Lokalisierung und dem liebevollen Figurendesign entwickeln sich Raymans Abenteuer fast zum spielbaren Comic-Märchen - auch, wenn die Außenareale nicht die riesige Erkundungsfreiheit eines Mario Sunshine bieten. Bedenkt man jedoch die abwechslungsreichen Levels, die neuen Superkräfte und die fordernden Boss-Kämpfe, hätte es eigentlich zum Happy End mit Award kommen müssen.
86
PlayStation 24Players.de
Schade! Fast hätte es ein Happy End mit Award gegeben. Denn mit Rayman 3 demonstrieren die Weltenschöpfer von Ubi Soft ihre Klasse: Das Licht- und Farbenspiel in Wäldern, Sümpfen und Korridoren zaubert eine einmalige Atmosphäre, die immer wieder zum Entdecken einlädt. Zusammen mit den witzigen Dialogen, der hervorragenden Lokalisierung und dem liebevollen Figurendesign entwickeln sich Raymans Abenteuer fast zum spielbaren Comic-Märchen. Auch die abwechslungsreichen Levels, die neuen Superkräfte und die fordernden Boss-Kämpfe machen Rayman 3 zu einem Top-Jump`n Run. Aber vor allem ein technischer Spielverderber holt mich in die Realität zurück: die Kamera. Manchmal zu langsam, manchmal unglücklich und teilweise sogar so katastrophal positioniert, dass ich Rayman nicht mehr sehen kann, sorgt die vermurkste Perspektive hier und da für Frust - Ratchet&Clank oder Sly Raccoon spielten sich wesentlich flüssiger.
86
WindowsPC Action
Ich weiß genau, was Sie sich jetzt denken: "Ach, das ist doch Kinderkacke. Ich will Doom 3, Alter!" Doch damit tun Sie dem französischen Hüpfer Unrecht, liebe Leser! Rayman 3 steckt voller abgefahrener Ideen, spaßiger Rätsel und ist eigentlich mehr Action-Adventure als Jump & Run. Wer sich von der bunten Optik nicht abschrecken lässt, bekommt ein wirklich tolles Spiel für sein Geld. Und für nicht mal 30 Euro ist der Knaller echt fast geschenkt. Glauben Sie mir. Ich hasse Kinder, Haustiere, Mangas, Anime und all diesen neumodischen Weichlings-Kram! Doch ich fand Rayman schon 1995 cool und das hat sich bis heute nicht geändert. Klare Kaufempfehlung!
85
GameCubeNintendo Difference
Rayman 3 est le jeu à s'offrir sans aucune hésitation, conquis du début à la fin, les bruitages, la durée de vie ou encore les graphismes ne vous feront regretter à aucun moment votre achat. Ce jeu se doit d'être dans votre ludothèque ne serait-ce que grâce à sa réalisation générale excellente !
85
WindowsComputerGames.ro
You really miss something if you don't play Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc. The bonus levels that you get by picking up stones, the lessons that are in fact very funny movies were Rayman looks like sheep or a worm and even lum race are just a few of the attractions that compensate the lack of multiplayer. Anyway, the Rayman series was and still is a success and this guy, as moody and funny as he is, will always remember you how was back then when you were just a little kid dreaming to save the world. Have fun!
85
MacintoshGames4Mac
Rayman 3 begeistert durch wunderschönes Leveldesign, witzigen Kommentaren von Murfy und nicht zu Letzt wegen Rayman selbst. Sieht man einmal von den Schwächen der Steuerung und des Speichersystems ab, ist Rayman 3 ein erstklassiges Spiel für Jung und Alt.
85
GameCubeGamesmania
Rayman 3 bietet endlich mal wieder launige und sorgenfreie Jump´n´Run-Kost mit einer ordentlichen Prise Action. Zusammen mit der tollen Technik und dem vielen Humor ist das Spiel für jeden Genrefan ein Must-Have. Für den ganz großen Blockbuster hat es dennoch nicht gereicht, da dem Game letztlich einfach die Innovationen fehlen, Titel wie Ratchet&Clank und Sly Raccoon spielen sich einfach ein wenig frischer und unverbrauchter. Daher ist Rayman 3 kein Meilenstein des Jump´n´Run-Genres, gehört aber trotzdem in jede gut sortierte Sammlung und wird sicher viele Fans finden.
85
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
As usual, the plot fanciful and incomprehensible, but - let's face it - you're not playing Rayman games for the storytelling. You're playing it to marvel at the gorgeously rendered environments, giggle at Globox's antics, and enjoy some good old-fashioned platforming done with a fresh twist. By that standard, Rayman 3 is a great success.
85
XboxXBox Solution (XBS)
Rayman 3 is an all around fun platforming experience with a few twists and turns, some extra features we haven’t seen in Rayman before, and a more mature experience than we have had from Rayman in the past. This latest installment certainly kept my attention more than the previous versions, and I’ve grown more affectionate to that little amputee they call Rayman. I would highly recommend Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc to all platforming fans, more casual gamers should at least give it a whirl!
85
WindowsActionTrip
Besides this tiny "flaw", the third Rayman game has completely fulfilled our expectations. The development team didn't say "Let's make a couple of new levels and rush up the graphics and call it a day"; they obviously took on developing this game with a strong will to introduce as many novelties as possible, in order to preserve the spirit of the game without disappointing the fans. This is why I was also happy to find out on the official forums these days that the fourth sequel is already being planed!
85
PlayStation 2GameZone
If you are in the market for a fresh, good Action/Platforming game, than look no further than Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc. It has a lot of comedy that will keep you entertained for a long time. The only drawback for this the fact that it will take only ten hours or less to beat, not including the bonus quests that are won through out the game. Other than that it is a good game that an entire family can enjoy!
84
XboxIGN
Rayman 3 may not be a revolution for the series, but it is a solid platformer that absolutely drips with style. This is one of those games that people who don't play games will stop and comment about how pretty it is. Sure, the gameplay is tad simple and the game is over too soon, but this is a game that belongs in every serious platform fan's library. For the rest of us, it's a rental at the very least. I just hope the wait for Rayman 4 isn't very long.
83
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Der Blondschopf wächst mir auch in Rayman 3 rasch wieder ans Spielerherz. Mit geschickten Sprung-, Kampf- und Flugmanövern kann man stellenweise fast schon durch die Levels tanzen. Eine Augenpracht ist die Grafik: Die mag technisch nicht der letzte Schrei sein, aber die tollen Texturen und schrägen Landschaften sehen meist erstklassig aus. Dazu kommen viele originelle Spielideen – da fällt es mir oft schwer, das Gamepad aus der Hand zu legen. Gelegentlich hätte ich selbiges fast in die Ecke gefeuert, etwa wenn Kameraperspektive, Kampfsteuerung und Speichersystem sich verschwören und ich einen kompletten Abschnitt zum drittenmal absolvieren muss. Insgesamt macht das Programm jedoch so viel Spaß, dass ich es Fans des Vorgängers ans Herz lege.
83
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Platformgames zijn dun gezaaid op pc, maar Rayman 3 bewijst dat dit niets hoeft af te doen aan de kwaliteiten ervan. Prima!
83
PlayStation 2Worth Playing
All in all, Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc is a wildly entertaining, albeit somewhat short and simple, sequel to one of the best 3D platformers ever. Stylistically it has been tweaked just enough to not be a “more of the same” style sequel, but the fundamental dynamics that made the second game in the series so entertaining is completely intact. Really, Ubi Soft did a great job coming to an agreeable medium on Rayman 3. Fans of the series and newcomers alike should rejoice, for the limbless wonder hath returned.
83
WindowsIGN
Platformers are few and far between on the PC, good ones even more so. Rayman 3 is a fantastic addition to the catalog and one that's sure to please most fans of the series. The slight emphasis on action and the tighter design may tend to dissuade a few die-hards from trying this one out, but they're only going to be hurting themselves if they discount the title because it doesn't follow the same pattern as Rayman 2.
81
WindowsGameSpot
To sum things up, Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc is an excellent 3D platformer. Though the game is rich with extracurricular features, the main quest proves to be a little too short, and the game doesn't provide quite the same level of satisfaction as its predecessor. Ultimately, Rayman 3 probably isn't the mind-blowing follow-up that fans of Rayman 2 were hoping for. What Rayman 3 does is re-create much of the same lighthearted whimsy that made Rayman 2 so incredibly enjoyable, while differentiating the action enough for the game to stand up on its own.
81
XboxGameSpot
To sum things up, Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc is an excellent 3D platformer and the best to appear on the Xbox. Though the game is rich with extracurricular features, the main quest proves to be a little too short, and the game doesn't provide quite the same level of satisfaction as its predecessor. Ultimately, Rayman 3 probably isn't the mind-blowing follow-up that fans of Rayman 2 were hoping for. What Rayman 3 does is re-create much of the same lighthearted whimsy that made Rayman 2 so incredibly enjoyable, while differentiating the action enough for the game to stand up on its own.
81
GameCubeGameSpot
To sum things up, Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc is an excellent 3D platformer and is one of the best to appear on the GameCube. Though the game is rich with extracurricular features, the main quest proves to be a little too short, and the game doesn't provide quite the same level of satisfaction as its predecessor. Ultimately, Rayman 3 probably isn't the mind-blowing follow-up that fans of Rayman 2 were hoping for. What Rayman 3 does is re-create much of the same lighthearted whimsy that made Rayman 2 so incredibly enjoyable, while differentiating the action enough for the game to stand up on its own.
80
XboxGamereactor (Sweden)
Jag gillar Rayman. Han är en skön snubbe helt enkelt. Spelet håller som helhet inte samma höga klass som Ratchet & Clank eller Jak & Daxter till Playstation 2. Men för Xbox-ägarna anländer Rayman 3 likt en regnstorm över Sahara och avslutar en långdragen plattformstorka för konsolen. Även Gamecubeägare och som tröttnat på Mario Sunshine bör titta närmare på denna fransman. Likaså på plattformsspel svältfödda pc-spelare även om genren kanske inte riktigt gör sig bäst på dator. Många roliga mini-spel, härliga humor och sköna bossar i ett varierande äventyr.
80
WindowsGamereactor (Sweden)
Jag gillar Rayman. Han är en skön snubbe helt enkelt. Spelet håller som helhet inte samma höga klass som Ratchet & Clank eller Jak & Daxter till Playstation 2. Men för Xbox-ägarna anländer Rayman 3 likt en regnstorm över Sahara och avslutar en långdragen plattformstorka för konsolen. Även Gamecubeägare och som tröttnat på Mario Sunshine bör titta närmare på denna fransman. Likaså på plattformsspel svältfödda pc-spelare även om genren kanske inte riktigt gör sig bäst på dator. Många roliga mini-spel, härliga humor och sköna bossar i ett varierande äventyr.
80
GameCubeGamereactor (Sweden)
Jag gillar Rayman. Han är en skön snubbe helt enkelt. Spelet håller som helhet inte samma höga klass som Ratchet & Clank eller Jak & Daxter till Playstation 2. Men för Xbox-ägarna anländer Rayman 3 likt en regnstorm över Sahara och avslutar en långdragen plattformstorka för konsolen. Även Gamecubeägare och som tröttnat på Mario Sunshine bör titta närmare på denna fransman. Likaså på plattformsspel svältfödda pc-spelare även om genren kanske inte riktigt gör sig bäst på dator. Många roliga mini-spel, härliga humor och sköna bossar i ett varierande äventyr.
80
PlayStation 2Gamereactor (Sweden)
Jag gillar Rayman. Han är en skön snubbe helt enkelt. Spelet håller som helhet inte samma höga klass som Ratchet & Clank eller Jak & Daxter till Playstation 2. Men för Xbox-ägarna anländer Rayman 3 likt en regnstorm över Sahara och avslutar en långdragen plattformstorka för konsolen. Även Gamecubeägare och som tröttnat på Mario Sunshine bör titta närmare på denna fransman. Likaså på plattformsspel svältfödda pc-spelare även om genren kanske inte riktigt gör sig bäst på dator. Många roliga mini-spel, härliga humor och sköna bossar i ett varierande äventyr.
80
MacintoshMac Addict
Rayman 3 offers frenetic combat and colorful, creative levels—the game is short, but you'll have a grand old time while it lasts.
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MacintoshMacworld
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc is a rare find -- a 3-D platform game that runs on the Mac. In addition to offering fabulous production values, the game is a lot of fun to play. It'll make a nice addition to your collection if you haven't already played it on another system.
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MacintoshNowGamer
While not dissimilar enough to previous games to convert those who have never really got their heads around the strange attraction of Rayman, Hoodlum Havoc is nevertheless a very polished title with a great deal going for it. The new costumes for the limbless lead character are a nice touch, and the mini-games are suitably weird enough to have you coming back for more even after you’ve unlocked everything. As the first Rayman title on the Mac, it’s definitely worth a look.
80
WindowsJoystick (French)
Plus qu'une surprise, c'est une bombe. Rayman nous revient plus beau, plus adulte, plus intéressant et totalement hilarant. Adieu la niaiserie des précédents volets, l'univers et les personnages ont énormément gagné en profondeur. L'humour du jeu est devenu décapant et actuel : il fait mouche à tous les coups. Par-dessus tout, on ne passe pas 10 minutes sans tomber sur une vraie trouvaille de gameplay. Unique regret : la caméra n'est pas toujours là où elle devrait être. Rien d'impardonnable, d'autant qu'on peut la recadrer manuellement. A part ça, Rayman 3 est brillant.
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PlayStation 2Factornews
Si la caméra avait été un peu plus docile, Rayman eut été un jeu presque parfait. On se retrouve tout de même avec la nouvelle référence en jeu de plateforme tous supports confondus de par ses graphismes superbes et un gameplay explosif et varié, ainsi qu'une ambiance unique grâce à un humour décalé omniprésent.
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XboxExtreme Gamer
The lowdown on this game is: pick it up! If you are at all interested in the platform genre and want some just pure fun this is the game for you. It’s not technically challenging and doesn’t take much to just pick it up and play for a while!!! Don’t count on this game increasing your intelligence, however, this is good to sedate all you crazies out there for a while! The only real downfall to this game is that it was a little on the short side. But, it has replay. Each level gives you a score of how you did and everything. You can always go back and find some secret stuff and try and get better scores. Not so shabby! Except for you guys who only like to watch movies once and everything… Nothing pleases those guys! I’m not sure how they live in this world. But to all you creatures of habit, this is a game that you can play for a while and not get too bored of!
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WindowsGameZone
Rayman 3 is a hog when it comes to install space. The minimum install is 670 megs while the full install is 1.7 gigabytes. For that space, you get a game that is entertaining and frustrating because the environmental rules change within the same maps. You can walk to the edge on one bridge, but do it on another and you’ll fall off. The game does sport some inconsistencies, but does have a lush, rich look.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot
To sum things up, Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc is an excellent 3D platformer. Though the game is rich with extracurricular features, the main quest proves to be a little too short, and the game doesn't provide quite the same level of satisfaction as its predecessor. Ultimately, Rayman 3 probably isn't the mind-blowing follow-up that fans of Rayman 2 were hoping for. What Rayman 3 does is re-create much of the same lighthearted whimsy that made Rayman 2 so incredibly enjoyable, while differentiating the action enough for the game to stand up on its own.
78
PlayStation 2Game Chronicles
I can’t be ignorant to the fact that a lot of what I dislike about this game is based on personal opinion, but such is the nature of a game review. If I hadn’t found the voices so annoying and the music so lacking, or if I was able to have the sound off when I was playing it, I might be more inclined towards a more favorable score. As it stands, Rayman 3 received the Editor’s Choice award for the Xbox and GameCube versions, and there are two other reviewers who found the game a nearly flawless playing experience. As for me, I’m just not sold, and I don’t know how long I would let my 11 year old nephew play it before considering forcing him to put in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City instead. Sure, it might scar him, but at least I’d be able to listen to "99 Luftballoons" again.
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WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Die Welt in Rayman 3 ist extrem fantasiereich und liebevoll gestaltet: Da ragen Riesenpilze in einem Zauberwald in die Luft, Glühwürmchen flimmern im Halbdunkel, sprechende Schildkröten krabbeln durch ein buntes Blumenbeet - das Zusammenspiel von Grafik und Musik schafft es, mich in eine Märchenwelt zu entführen. Doch so schön die Atmosphäre ist: Ich vermisse den Anspruch. Rayman 3 richtet sich vom Schwierigkeitsgrad her eindeutig an ein jüngeres Publikum. Ich hätte mir, analog zum komplexeren Kampfmodus, schwierigere Gegner gewünscht. Nur die Kamera, die häufig das zeigt, was man gerade NICHT sehen will, erschwert manche Sequenzen. Ansonsten brauchen geübte Spieler nicht mehr als rund zwölf Stunden, bis sie das Ende erreichen - ein Gamepad vorausgesetzt, denn ohne ist Rayman 3 nahezu unspielbar.
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PlayStation 2Game Revolution
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc may not have as much punch as its predecessors, but it still keeps the Rayman fun alive while adding some new tricks to the mix. A few fixes here and there and the Rayman series can easily get back on track. He may not have arms and legs, but he still has a nose for adventure.
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MacintoshInside Mac Games (IMG)
Value is the last section of Rayman 3 to judge and as such its longevity is a real consideration. This game doesn't outstay its welcome nor is it too short, generally edging in at 12 hours straight through, but many secrets and hidden items are skipped over. To unlock all the various bonus games and cinematics will take somewhat longer and to achieve a perfect rating will be a mammoth task. So the game will last but only if you are masochistic enough to persevere against random pause and camera-induced deaths. An immense force of will is needed to get through this game. Overall Rayman 3 is an interesting looking game that is sadly let down by a poor camera and lack of originality.
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WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Rayman 3 is a lot of fun and a worthy installment in this great platform action franchise. The lighthearted quality and consistent polish are still the strong points here. Given the scarcity of this kind of release on the personal computer, it is not hard for this offering to be close to the top of the heap. However, several of the new design decisions - such as having the characters speak a human language, adding weapons power-ups, making combat more central, and including a large bunch of mini-games - appear to dilute rather than improve the play experience. Indeed, some of these decisions appear to be influenced more by other popular platformers that have emerged recently (particularly on the Xbox and the PlayStation 2) than the coherent past tradition of the Rayman series.
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PlayStation 3Push Square
It's a shame that Rayman 3 HD is little more than an upscale of its initial release; it features the same models and the same wayward camera, which reduces its appeal when compared to more modern platformers. However, it still has bags of imagination and these flaws don't entirely diminish its appeal, only dent it. Rayman 3 HD is still a great platformer – it's just one that's showing its age.
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PlayStation 3NZGamer
To sum up, I really enjoyed playing Rayman 3 HD. So much so that I’m surprised (and a little miffed) that I didn’t play it in its earlier form. Its set in a bizarre world, with a straightforward story, quirky humor, and - some might say - it's trying too hard to break the fourth wall, but I actually had fun playing Rayman 3 HD. So if you’re looking for that nostalgic hit but don’t want (or aren't able) to dust off the old PlayStation 2, I’d say this would scratch that itch.
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PlayStation 3PlayStation Lifestyle
Rayman 3 HD is an HD remaster that fans of the original may love, but may be a bit more difficult to access for Rayman fans who had never played the game during its original release period. The changes from the series’ traditions and the usual gameplay design may put off some, but fans of the Super Mario 64 era of platformers should very much like Rayman 3‘s gameplay experience. Ubisoft did a solid job of handling the game technically and brightening up the visuals for the high-definition era as well. Rayman 3 HD is a solid PSN port/remaster of a solid PS2 platformer that, for newcomers, may show signs that it was released in a previous generation, but will prove to be an enjoyable experience for those who liked the original release.
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Xbox 360TheSixthAxis
Rayman 3 HD a is nicely done HD remake of Hoodlum Havoc. There is a good 3D platformer here and the game looks incredible. The variety the game offers is great and should be taken note of. The dialogue and voice acting is also well done, though can get repetitive. What lets the game down is the camera, which is a big problem as it can hinder progress and leave you frustrated. It’s worth a playthrough if you like platformers but some design decisions could leave you frustrated.
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PlayStation 3TheSixthAxis
Rayman 3 HD a is nicely done HD remake of Hoodlum Havoc. There is a good 3D platformer here and the game looks incredible. The variety the game offers is great and should be taken note of. The dialogue and voice acting is also well done, though can get repetitive. What lets the game down is the camera, which is a big problem as it can hinder progress and leave you frustrated. It’s worth a playthrough if you like platformers but some design decisions could leave you frustrated.
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PlayStation 3IGN
Is Rayman 3 HD for you? It all comes down to what you want out of an HD re-release. The textures are cleaner, the animation’s smooth, and the humor remains, but gameplay is still rooted in 2003. Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc is still a good game and a lot of fun for 800 Microsoft Points, but don’t expect a complete overhaul of a once great platformer.
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PlayStation 3Everyeye.it
Rayman 3 HD è platform dall’indubbio valore, capace di divertire ed entusiasmare il suo pubblico. Vanno però fatte diverse considerazioni. E’ un gioco indubbiamente invecchiato e, al di là dell’upgrade grafico, non ha subito alcun power-up contenutistico. Ciò significa che chi lo ha già spolpato all’epoca, e ne possiede tutt’ora una copia fisica e funzionante, avrà pochi motivi validi per considerarne l’acquisto. Allo stesso tempo i neofiti dovranno scendere a patti con un fisiologico invecchiamento che ha colpito in modo particolare il sistema di controllo e il level design. Potenzialmente insomma, Rayman 3 HD è un titolo che potrebbe scontentare e ammaliare qualsiasi videogiocatore. Ciò che è certo è che la creatura Ubisoft possiede carattere e resta un buon platform anche nel 2012.
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PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
While Rayman 3 is a good game, it's a victim of heightened expectations and the devoted cult of Rayman 2 worshippers is bound to be disappointed. The game suffers from the same problem as its hero the pieces are all there, but there's nothing really holding them together.
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GameCubeEurogamer.net (UK)
There plenty to admire about Rayman 3, and for the franchise's millions of fans, it's going to satisfy their needs for limbless platforming antics. For the platforming connoisseur, you're going to be reasonably happy with it; 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. Still, for us to enjoy a Rayman game, that's a revelation in itself.
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WindowsRebell.at Games
Nachdem ich eher auf dem Gebiet Rollenspiele und Strategie angesiedelt bin, war ich nicht so begeistert dieses Review zu machen. Doch nach einiger Zeit freundete ich mit dem Spiel an und es machte mir sogar richtigen Spaß mit Rayman, Globox und Co. die fiesen Hoodlums zu vermöbeln. Die Grafik stimmt, die Sounduntermalung passt dazu und ist nicht eintönig, die Steuerung simpel und der Spielspass groß. Fortgeschrittenen Spielern wird es aber zu leicht sein da man den Schwierigkeitsmodus nicht einstellen kann. Dennoch bietet Rayman alles was das Zockerherz begehrt.
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XboxGamePro (US)
This is an era where a game like Super Mario Sunshine doesn't even raise eyebrows it's gonna take a helluva lot of creativity and effort to make people care about 3D platformers again. Rayman 3 could have been a contender, but ill-advised Americanization and a strange step backward in terms of gameplay grace keep it from having a real shot. Perhaps it's time for Ty-man the Vexxtremely Ratchety Thiefclanking Spacesweeper Bugbear to show them all how it's done.
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GameCubeGamePro (US)
What flag do you wear on your underpants? From its irreverent language-select screen to its impudent sidekicks, Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc is here to fill the empty lives of bourgeois gamers everywhere. Rayman resolves the metaphysical dilemma of existence and nothingness by having hands but no arms, feet but no legs, power ups that grow stale and disappear like a flower wilting in a parched vase. What manner of post-modern insanity is this? Sartre would be proud.
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PlayStation 3Canadian Online Gamers Network
Overall, Rayman 3 HD has many things going for it. It has a somewhat interesting story; the high definition graphics look good; collecting and unlocking content is enjoyable; and for those that enjoyed the original game you will enjoy going down memory lane. Unfortunately, I just found the experience dated and lags behind today’s standards. Rayman 3 HD did not provide those same thrills I had when I recently played Rayman Origins. This being said, if you are looking for a cheap Rayman fix Rayman 3 HD may be right up your alley.
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GameCubeGameSpy
Generally, Rayman 3's levels are small and linear. More often than not, you'll walk into a chamber or clearing and be forced to attack and destroy enemies to receive a power-up which allows you to surmount an obstacle and then move to the next area. There's very little creativity in the gameplay and not much deviation from this plan; level design isn't quite so uninspired as to be a series of boxes connected by hallways, but only just. When they do splash out with bigger areas, often they're easy to fall down through and you'll be forced to redo already completed tasks. Paradoxically, large areas in Rayman 3 often feel both empty and convoluted.
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PlayStation 2GameSpy
It was just a little bit depressing to embark on this journey. I went in with the highest hopes, but ultimately left disappointed. While I still think that Rayman 3 has charms to offer, I can't help feeling like a lot of potential fell by the wayside. My hope is that the gorgeous and exciting Project BG&E, which is from the series' original creator and appeared alongside Hoodlum Havoc at E3 last year, is getting the attention that this game clearly didn't. Hopefully in time for the sequel promised by Murfy in one of the funnier bits of dialogue in the game, Ubi Soft's Rayman team can find its feet and bring the series back on track -- they have the vision, they've just fallen behind on execution.
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Xbox 360XboxAddict
Rayman 3 HD is an old classic platformer, and it plays like one, as it shows its age. The textures are much cleaner and the game plays smoothly, but the game feels rooted and dated. Rayman 3 HD is a good game for the asking price of 800 Microsoft Points, but dont expect a complete redo of this once great game. While it is a good game for its time, Id highly suggest Rayman Origins over Rayman 3 HD if youre looking for your platforming fix, as the camera in this is a constant battle.
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Xbox 360Gamereactor (Denmark)
Det er nærmest umuligt ikke at bemærke lighederne mellem Hoodlum Havoc og Warrior Within - Prince of Persia-spillet der skubbede den originale stil til side til fordel for rockmusik, mørke verdner og masser af attitude og kamp. Begge spil blev udviklet af Ubisoft med kun et års mellemrum, og selvom Rayman-eventyret aldrig når at falde helt så langt ned under bundlinjen som prinsen, findes der bedre eventyr til prisen.
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WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
And despite a lethargic camera whatever the controller, Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc is still worth a platform gamer’s hard earned gems.
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XboxGames TM
At the end of the day, it doesn't try to invent the wheel that is the platform genre, but nevertheless Rayman 3 does what it sets out to do pretty well; just not well enough to make it anything more than 'quite good'.
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XboxGameSpy
I can't help feeling like a lot of potential fell by the wayside. My hope is that the gorgeous and exciting Project BG&E, which is from the series' original creator and appeared alongside Hoodlum Havoc at E3 last year, is getting the attention that this game clearly didn't. Hopefully in time for the sequel promised by Murfy in one of the funnier bits of dialogue in the game, Ubi Soft's Rayman team can find its feet and bring the series back on track -- they have the vision, they've just fallen behind on execution.
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Xbox 360Official XBox Magazine
If you crave a Rayman game that mixes a retro vibe with contemporary gameplay and gorgeous graphics, do yourself a favor and opt for last year’s stellar Rayman Origins. Rayman 3 HD’s dated platformer appeal is a playground strictly for old-school nostalgics seeking a tangible example of how far the genre has evolved.
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GameCubeNetjak
Rayman 3 is a bad game. Not in some Blues Brothers: The Video Game way, but in a boring pointless way. There is nothing noticeably wrong with the game but video game players should realize that there is no point of honoring these games with our time or praise. In the same breath it should be remembered for it is short-lived brilliance. Those few great levels should be modeled for Rayman 4. They should be studied in classes, repackaged and reworked into a greatest hits package. No one is kidding themselves in pretending they follow video game plots in platform games it has always been about strategy and level design. Until developers care enough to make quality games, there is no reason to purchase or dish out three stars or mark it “7/10” just because it isn’t an utter failure.