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Rayman 2: The Great Escape

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Admiral Razorbeard and his gang of robot pirates have enslaved all the creatures in Rayman's world, including the peaceful Teensies and the Lums, which give life to the earth. Rayman has been captured by the pirates as well and is lamenting his troubles in his prison cell, when he meets his good friend, Globox. Globox has smuggled in a silver Lum, given to him by the great fairy, Ly. With the power of the silver Lum, Rayman is able to once more shoot his fists. With his power restored, the pair escape the flying prison ship and embark on another adventure to save the entire world!

Rayman 2: The Great Escape is the sequel to Rayman, a 2D side-scrolling platform game. Unlike the previous game, Rayman 2 is entirely in free-roaming 3D environments, similar to Super Mario 64. Rayman has many unique abilities that can help him get around the world. In addition to being able to shoot his fists, he can use his hair to hover like a helicopter, and even glide on air currents in certain places. He can climb certain walls and ceilings and can even use his fists to swing from special purple Lums which are shaped like rings. Rayman also has many unique items at his disposal, such as powder kegs which can be carried or fly like jets, strange warheads with legs that he can ride and steer like bucking mules, and gigantic plums that can be thrown into the water to create new paths.

Rayman's goal is to find the four masks of the world, which allow the owner to reawaken Polokus, the spirit of the world. These masks are scattered far and wide, and are well hidden and guarded, so it is not an easy task. By gathering the yellow Lums, Rayman will gain access to new worlds, which will take him to the locations of new masks. Collecting yellow Lums also rewards him with new powers and life meter extensions.


Rayman 2: The Great Escape iPhone Rayman can climb between platforms by jumping up repeatedly
Rayman 2: The Great Escape PlayStation 2 Starting a new game. After entering their name the player is shown an animation which sets the scene. 
This animation can be skipped
Rayman 2: The Great Escape Nintendo 64 Razorbeard's flying pirate prison ship
Rayman 2: The Great Escape Dreamcast The World Map

Alternate Titles

  • "Rayman: Revolution" -- European PlayStation 2 title
  • "Rayman DS" -- Nintendo DS title
  • "Rayman 3D" -- Nintendo 3DS title
  • "Rayman 2: הבריחה הגדולה" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Rayman 2: Revolution" -- PS2 title
  • "Rayman 2: A Grande Fuga" -- Brazilian title

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User Reviews

By far the best 3d platform on the PC. Windows Rensch (203)
Worth a look Dreamcast jo h. (5)
A brilliant leap from 2d to 3d! Windows Arejarn (726)
The new king of platformgames! Windows Qlberts (57)
An overall good play.......... Windows ThE oNe (6)

The Press Says

Gamers' Republic Dreamcast Apr, 2000 A 100 Dreamcast Sep 20, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Power Unlimited PlayStation 2 Feb, 2001 8.7 out of 10 87
PC Player (Germany) Windows Dec, 1999 86 out of 100 86
Gamesmania Windows 1999 85 out of 100 85
PC Gaming World Windows Dec, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Nintendo DS Mar 08, 2005 15 out of 20 75
Game Informer Magazine Nintendo 3DS Mar 25, 2011 7.5 out of 10 75
Nintendo Life Nintendo 3DS Mar 26, 2011 7 out of 10 70 Nintendo 3DS Apr 11, 2011 5 out of 10 50


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Aug 29, 2007


The PSX release of Rayman 2 originally came with a digital watch.

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