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Rayman 2: The Great Escape

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)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Dreamcast 32 4.1
iPhone 3 4.1
Nintendo 64 17 3.8
Nintendo 3DS 3 4.1
Nintendo DS 6 4.1
PlayStation 15 3.5
PlayStation 2 14 3.9
PlayStation 3 2 4.5
PSP 2 4.5
PS Vita 1 4.0
Windows 19 4.0
Combined MobyScore 114 3.9


The Press Says

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WindowsDaily Radar
PC gamers have typically been older than their console counterparts and more focused on strategy and simulation than jumping and fighting. But players who dismiss the best another system has to offer are missing some great games. Although Rayman 2 is clearly designed as a console title, it is a spectacularly beautiful PC game that is easy and addictive. Its whimsical attitude never grows cloying, and the simple nature of the story can be rather charming. It may not appeal to the tough-guy poseur who only plays games with exit wounds, but for the rest of us, it's great fun.
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DreamcastGamers' Republic
UbiSoft is in complete control of all the aspects that make a special game. But what lifts this game to greatness are the little extra touches that have been dreamed up for the Rayman universe. The delightful, nonsensical speech patterns of the inhabitants. The towering mechanical beast that lifts its leg to scratch. The mushrooms dancing in the flower beds. The elegant swirls of clouds, the ornate patterns even found in the thorn patches. What a magical game.
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DreamcastThe Video Game Critic
The game's frame-rate remains silky smooth at all times, although you'll occasionally struggle for the best camera angle. Great Escape's audio is also outstanding, with understated but appealing guitar and drum rhythms. Rayman 2 offers addictive, wholesome fun that will appeal to any age or gender. There's even an unlockable multi-player mini-game. If you own a Dreamcast, this belongs in your collection.
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Nintendo 64GamePro (US)
After playing great games like Mario World, Zelda, and the scores of other 3D platformers out there, you'd think that they would become redundant and lack originality. Well, think again. Rayman 2 brings the same kind of fun that you will find in other great games of the genre, while at the same time creating its own identity and following. When it comes right down to it, Rayman 2 rocks!
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Nintendo 64The Next Level
Speaking of the Dreamcast, here's a question to wrap things up: should you get this or wait for the DC incarnation? For those who have only a N64 or DC, just pick up the game for the respective system. If you own both, I guess the DC version would be in order; better graphics, better music, the story will remain the same, more levels will be added, and multiplayer action will be there. Being one of the best games of 1999, I can't see how you could go wrong either way. Then again, you could always buy both. ;)
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DreamcastThe Next Level
Without a doubt, Rayman 2 truly shines in a class of its own, breaking the typecast as being among the 3D clones which have surfaced since the debut of Mario 64. Without running the risk of concluding with a sales pitch, if you're looking for a new addition to your Dreamcast library, I'd strongly recommend that you'd look out this game. Boasting a high level of creativity, personality and most imporantly - entertaining gameplay. In essence, Rayman 2 breathes new life into what otherwise has become a genre watered down by the common platform titles of today, echoing much of the 'been there, done that' vibe.
100
DreamcastGame Vortex
If you liked the first Rayman, do yourself a favor and pick this one up. It's a great addition to anyone's Dreamcast collection, even more so if you are a platformer fan.
100
DreamcastGame Chronicles
Rayman 2 is easily the finest console platform game you can purchase today. If you don't have a Dreamcast then this is almost reason enough to buy one. It might not be the lengthiest game in the Dreamcast library but it certainly shows off the power of this system.
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PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
The biggest change is the elimination of the 2D overworld map?brand new areas now unite the levels into one cohesive 3D world. The difficulty level has been upped, more language options have been added, and the Lums (which were pretty much worthless in other versions of the game) now buy you power-ups and grant access to new bonus levels.
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DreamcastShin Force
If you like action titles like Sonic Adventure then you need to get Rayman 2. It features excellent graphics and gameplay with great music. This is an example of a developer utilizing the Uberconsole's power.
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DreamcastIGN
When you throw in the Dreamcast-exclusive mini-games, there is more than enough to keep you busy, and even at half it's length with no extras to speak of, this game would more than be worth the price of entry. Rayman 2: The Great Escape is, without question, the most impressive feat of game design and execution the platforming genre has ever seen. Forget Mario. Forget Banjo. And don't even think about Crash. This is the next evolution in gaming, and it has never looked or played better than it does on your Dreamcast.
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DreamcastDa Gameboyz
Rayman 2 is simply one of the best platform games I have played in a long time. It has a great sense of humour, colourful visuals, and a really big game world to play in, so you don't finish it too soon. Both kids and adults will get a great big kick out of this one. The joystick is way up for Rayman 2.
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Nintendo 64Total! (Germany)
Wer sich an umwerfenden Panoramen, flüssiger High-Res-Grafik, einem actionreichen Gameplay, herausfordernden Endgegnern und einer kinoähnlichen Komposition erfreuen kann, liegt mit Rayman 2 genau richtig. Das coole Auftreten des Helden kombiniert mit den zum Teil aberwitzigen Ereignissen spricht jüngere wie ältere Jump&Run-Fans gleichermaßen an und braucht sich nicht hinter den Genrereferenzen zu verstecken.
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WindowsGaming Entertainment Monthly
Graphically, Rayman II is an exceptional game with an amazing gameplay. Rayman II sets a new standards on PC for this type of genre. The Rayman character is so popular that Ubi Soft will include it in a series of cartoons developed for the Television and made in SGI. The first episodes have already been made and will be available in a Deluxe Edition of the game of the DVD format to be released later in 2000. Overall, Rayman II is a must for all gamers, young or old, which is non-violent and that we would recommend to the whole family!
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DreamcastFuturegamez.net
Rayman 2 is the best game on the Dreamcast so far, and could arguably be the greatest platform game ever, and that includes the Shiguru Miyomoto's legendary Mario 64. Anyone who is foolish enough to look past this title is doing themselves a disservice. The 3 years it has taken UbiSoft to develop the title was well worth it, and Rayman 2 deserves every award and praise that it receives. It's a classic.
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DreamcastJeuxvideo.com
Rayman 2 est un Soul Calibur à l’échelle du jeu de plates-formes en 3D : une merveille ! L’imagination débordante des développeurs français de chez Ubi Soft est entièrement servie par une réalisation suffocante. RIEN n'est laissé au hasard, chaque détail, chaque recoin est taillé, lissé – on frôle la perfection en tous points. Plongez-vous sans retenue dans cette aventure grandiose, c’est une cure de plaisir !
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DreamcastDefunct Games
The only thing one could potentially point out as a detriment is the occasionally stubborn camera. Otherwise, this is a simply perfect experience. For those of us who still play our Dreamcast's regularly, this is a must have.
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DreamcastGamer's Pulse
I love this game. Yes, I am 20 years old now, but that does not stop me from enjoying the cartoonish and great game that is Rayman 2: The Great Escape. (Ed. Note- And I thought I felt bad cause I was 39!) The vivid graphics will draw your curiosity; the great gameplay and story will keep you playing until the very end. The game is geared towards the young age demographics and it is evident in the infinite lives that Rayman has, but it is tough enough to keep more experience gamers interested. Rayman 2 also shows that 3-D platform genre that it is not just about running and jumping, with the inclusion of the mini-games and other action scenes. So if you are looking for a wonderful story, graphics, gameplay, basically everything a great game should have, pick up Rayman 2: The Great Escape. This game does not disappoint.
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DreamcastGameSpot
Rayman 2 is one of the best platforming experiences available today. By including a wonderfully humorous story, excellent game mechanics, and perfection in almost all other categories, Ubi Soft has created a game that appeals to all types of gamers. There are many versions of Rayman to choose from, but the extra features crammed into this version plus the Dreamcast's superior graphics and sound make this the Rayman game of choice for choosy gamers.
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Nintendo 64Nintendojo
The N64 is well know for it’s platformers. There’s no denying that Mario 64 still towers over most platformers released over the past couple of years. Personally, I consider Banjo Kazooie to be the best game of ’99 after Zelda. Rayman 2: The Great Escape comes to this system and establishes itself as a contender amidst the likes of these legendary games. In fact, I can say with a clear conscious that Rayman 2 is absolutely THE BEST FORCED PATH 3D PLATFORMER ON ANY SYSTEM TO DATE. PERIOD. I’ve played just about every platformer on every system and I can honestly tell you it’s that good. Whether you’ll like it more than Banjo Kazooie will simply be a matter of personal preference. But hey, with platform games this good, who really cares which is better.
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WindowsGameSpot
Minor complaints aside, Rayman 2 is a great game that takes a shopworn genre and infuses it with so much style and conspicuous creativity that it becomes new again. It's whimsical in the best possible sense, fun to play, and easy on the eyes. It makes competing games with more "mature" themes seem downright offensive by comparison, not for the iniquity of their content, but simply for their relative lack of invention.
93
Nintendo 64GameSpot
Rayman 2 is definitely one of the best platform games I have ever played. With a wonderfully humorous story, excellent game mechanics, and perfection in almost all other categories, I don't see how Ubisoft could have done a better job with Rayman 2 on the N64. A truly excellent game on all fronts, Rayman 2 proves that sometimes you have to take a little time to do something right.
92
WindowsGamezilla
Rayman 2 is a great game. Not just a great platform game, but a well-made, fun to play romp through an intriguing world. The graphics are beautifully artistic and the sound is groovy, but most importantly the gameplay feels fresh and engaging.
92
PlayStationIGN
The game has very few flaws, it's one of the best designed platform games of all time, and if you don't have a Dreamcast and you consider yourself a fan of 3D platform adventure games, there's no reason why you shouldn't go out and buy this game right now. It's right up there with Ape Escape as the system's best platform game and it's a better overall gaming experience than any of the Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon games.
91
PlayStation 24Players.de
Rayman Revolution ist der Stoff, aus dem Jump and Run-Träume gemacht werden. Abwechslungsreiche, fordernde Level und Bonus-Stages sorgen zusammen mit dem stets fairen Schwierigkeitsgrad für ein langanhaltendes und motivierendes Spielvergnügen. Angereichert mit richtig feiner Grafik und stimmungsvollem Sound stimmt nur die so frappierende Ähnlichkeit zum Vorgänger Rayman 2 ein wenig traurig. Doch da Rayman Revolution trotzdem genügend frische Ansätze bietet, hat es sich den Platin-Award mehr als verdient. Zwar ist UbiSofts Maskottchen momentan auf der PS2 konkurrenzlos, doch auch nachfolgende Spiele werden es schwer haben, die von Rayman vorgelegte Jump and Run-Messlatte zu nehmen.
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DreamcastGame Revolution
The best games in the platform adventure genre construct new worlds for gamers to experience. Then they create a character and a story that takes hold of the player and transports them to an alternate reality. This is exactly what Ubi Soft has achieved in Rayman 2: The Great Escape. Above all, this engrossing game is just plain fun to play.
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DreamcastGaming Age
Overall Rayman 2: The Great Escape can be summed up in one word: addictive. Every part of this game calls you back for more. The highly enjoyable gameplay, the atmospheric tunes, and the quirky cast of characters add up to a winning formula for Ubi Soft.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot
So there you have it--Rayman 2 Revolution has proven to be one of the most engaging, entertaining, and original games for the PS2. The fact that a game this long in the tooth can still outshine most of its next-generation competition begs this question: Is the console gaming scene suffering from a drought of ideas, or is Rayman 2 really that good? It's probably a bit of both.
90
PlayStationEurogamer.net (UK)
If you are to have any platform game in your PSX collection, you have got to have this one. It has all the ingredients you need and more besides. Excellent graphics and sound, coupled with smooth controls make this an absolute pleasure to play. Levels are nicely varied, and the humour from start to finish is a joy to behold. One word of warning though, make sure you keep in contact with the outside world, this game could well have you tied to your TV for weeks to come! And if your arms and legs start disappearing, consult a doctor immediately!
90
DreamcastSEGA-Portal.de
Rayman 2 ist das meiner Meinung nach schönste Jump´n´Run, das es gibt. Die tollen Levels, gepaart mit der wunderschönen Musik schaffen eine tolle Atmosphäre. Spielerisch ist der Titel auch sehr gelungen, Steuerung, Abwechslung und Schwierigkeitsgrad sind perfekt. Letzterer ist stellenweise nach dem Trial & Error Prinzip aufgebaut, da aber jedes Mal vor einer solche Passage ein Checkpoint befindet, hält sich der Frust in Grenzen. Leider etwas kurz geraten ist die Spieldauer. Wer nur die Levels durchspielt und keinen Wert auf Geheimnisse oder Lums legt, wird sich nicht viel länger als 10 Stunden mit dem Spiel beschäftigen. Wenn allerdings die Qualität stimmt, und das ist bei Rayman 2 ganz sicher der Fall, sollte man diese 10 Stunden einfach genießen. Wer einen Dreamcast sein Eigen nennt, kommt um dieses Spiel nicht herum, und wer zwischen einem der drei Rayman Titel entscheiden muss, kann bedenkenlos zum zweiten Teil greifen.
90
Nintendo 64HappyPuppy
R2's ultimate accomplishment is that it entertains in a feel-good manner, leaving you with a sense of accomplishment instead of failure, even if you can't get past a particular boss or other obstacle. Rayman 2 deserves to be recognized as one of the top N64 titles of the year, and I for one am hoping that many more games of this caliber will come from Ubi Soft.
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DreamcastTouchGen
Regarded as one of Rayman’s best outings by critics at the time, Rayman 2 was a great platformer borrowing the finest ideas from Mario 64, Sonic Adventures and Crash Bandicoot and injecting it with an original style and charm of it’s own.
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Nintendo 64Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Stating that Rayman 2 is a must-buy if you're into platform gaming should hardly come as a surprise at this point. Despite its intimidating and non-adjustable difficulty curve, Rayman's world is filled with lush backdrops, characters bursting with personality, and the kind of challenge that will either have you worked up to a happy frenzy or pulling your hair out in frustration. Camera issues aside, you'll find that the game serves up some truly ingenious puzzles, devious little obstacles, and a big helping of fun. Rayman has made a staggering comeback, as has UbiSoft, and proven that not every franchise is content to rest on its laurels.
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Nintendo 64All Game Guide
Once you get right down to it, Rayman 2 is truly a great game. Plenty of action and variety is scattered throughout the numerous 3D levels, and it's all tied together with a slowly but surely rising difficulty setting that allows you to get used to a new ability before it forces you to extensively rely on it. The puzzles also take on a nice and natural feel as if you're not dealing with things that were merely contrived for the sole purpose of making your life miserable. They blend into the levels seamlessly and follow through logically. Rayman 2 is a joy to play, and play it you shall!
90
PlayStation 2PSM
if you're a PS2 owner in the market for a platform title, there's none currently better than Rayman Revolution. Ubi Soft has done an amazing job designing a game for both mainstream and expert gamers alike. The learning curve is as smooth as silk and there's plenty of variety in the gameplay. The challenges you'll face are also very well thought out, so don't expect much frustration at all. This is pure gaming goodness at its finest and perfect example of what a next-generation title should be like.
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Nintendo 64Super Play
Ubi Soft hoppas nog att Rayman med sin lilla röda snusnäsduk runt halsen ska bli en lika känd fransk symbol som vin, ost, baguette, basker och Eiffeltornet. Bland plattformsälskande TV-spelare blir han nog ännu kändare.
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PlayStation 2Super Play
Vid en första anblick kanske Rayman Revolution framstår som ett barnspel. Och visst kan yngre spelare klara av det. Men spelet passar alla åldrar, det är otroligt skönt att bara leva sig in i äventyret i fantasivärlden. Rayman Revolution har precis allt det som ett riktigt bra TV-spel ska ha.
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PlayStationPower Unlimited
Als je van platfromgames houdt dan mag je Rayman 2: The Great Escape zeker niet missen.
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WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Из недр Ubisoft неожиданно извлеклась отличная аркадная игра, обладающая великолепными формами и аппетитным содержанием. Настоятельно рекомендуется личностям всех полов, возрастов и вероисповеданий. Жанровые пристрастия тоже не имеют никакого значения. Игру стоит посмотреть хотя бы из-за того, что хорошие аркады на PC стали, увы, большой редкостью. Компьютерные разработчики предпочитают более модные жанры, а львиная доля приставочных портов смотрится на нашей платформе достаточно тускло. Rayman 2 — тоже порт. Но считайте, что я вам этого не говорил, поскольку в процессе игры эта малоприятная деталь никак себя не обнаруживает.
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WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Rayman 2 is quite simply the best platform game I have ever played. There is nothing completely novel here, but everything is so well done that the developers have clearly breathed new life into a rather stagnant genre. The only significant limitations, revolving around interface decisions concerning control settings and save game possibilities, do not dampen my unbridled enthusiasm. I therefore give it a Reviewer's Choice award without reservation.
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PlayStation 2PSX Extreme
After completing the PSOne, PS2, and Dreamcast versions of Rayman 2, I can honestly say that along with Ape Escape, this is the greatest adventure game on any console to date. You won't find anything better on any console. Rayman 2: Revolution features incredibly lush, vivid and bright visuals that make this game come to life, the gameplay is challenging in many parts, and yet irresistible. And the voice acting feels like something straight out of a Disney flick. Make sure you go out and buy Rayman 2: Revolution, it deserves your attention, especially if you love adventure games.
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WindowsComputer Games Magazine
Many times games are built around dazzling graphics, but at the expense of gameplay. Often story lines are trimmed to make room for action and far too often characters are given the personality of the gamepad. Ubi Soft's greatest escape may be from the shortcomings so often seen in this genre, as they have combined stunning graphics, an excellent musical score, enchanting gameplay and really interesting characters to make Rayman 2: The Great Escape a sure hit.
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Nintendo 64Jeuxvideo.com
Au niveau du gameplay, Rayman fait toujours figure de modèle même en 3D. Il n'a absolument rien à envier à un jeu comme Kazooie, au contraire. Les commandes, très intuitives, ne prennent qu'un minimum de temps et avec la fluidité dont fait preuve Rayman 2, le pilotage de ses petits membres est un bonheur. Le système de caméra, sans faire de miracles, est tout à fait au point et permet de s'y retrouver dans le dédale que représentent certains passages.
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DreamcastAll Game Guide
In all, Rayman 2 is an integral part of the Dreamcast lineup. The DC hasn't had a good platformer since the release of Sonic Adventure. Rayman 2 fills the gap left by the famous hedgehog. In crafting the game, Ubi-Soft really went the extra mile. The graphics, controls, and gameplay blow away the competition. In all respects, Rayman 2 is a spectacular effort.
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Nintendo 64IGN
If you love platformers, you must buy Rayman 2: The Great Escape -- it's that simple. If you mildly enjoy platformers, you must buy the game. Here's why: it's a remarkable 3D platformer that delivers on all ends. Flawless control; huge, stretching worlds; extremely clever puzzles; loads of variety. And it's all brought together with some of the very best graphics yet seen on Nintendo 64. This is a deep, rich platformer that must be experienced.
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WindowsPower Unlimited
Rayman 2 is een game waarbij je constant moet kiezen tussen rennen voor je leven en ademloos kijken naar het schitterende landschap. Dat hebben ze goed gedaan daar bij Ubi Soft.
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WindowsActionTrip
To cut the long story short... despite all the lows I've mentioned, Rayman's great escape is definitely one of the best games I've played this year. Nice graphics, colorful world and good story have created fantastic atmosphere and I really felt like I'm in that cartoonish universe. That's why I just couldn't feast my eyes off of this game for 3 long, looong days...
88
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Von der Niedlichkeit der Figuren und den bonbonfarbenen Comic-Landschaften sollte man sich nicht täuschen lasen - bei Rayman 2 handelt es sich um ein verflixt schnelles, extrem unterhaltsames Actionpaket, für das sich nicht nur jüngere Spieler interessieren dürften. Selten habe ich so ein abgefahrenes und abwechslungsreiches Leveldesign gesehen; die zahlreichen skurrilen Charaktere verstärken den schrägen Humor noch zusätzlich - innerhalb kürzester Zeit ist einem der kleine bunte Hüpfknecht ans Herz gewachsen und man kann sich kaum noch vom Bildschirm lösen. Lediglich die Tatsache, dass man nicht jederzeit speichern kann, wurmt ein wenig und trübt den ansonsten ausgezeichneten Gesamteindruck. Ansonsten ist Rayman 2 jedem zu empfehlen, der Sinn für abgefahrenen Humor und knuffige Antihelden hat.
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WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Dit spel is een topper in het genre en misschien kan het daardoor wat meer liefhebbers aantrekken. Vlotte actie, geweldige graphics, leuke sounds, met als enig minpunt de soms zéééér lastige stukken (trouwens ook een minpunt voor Rayman 1!) en het soms frustrerende save-systeem. Rayman 2 is al bij al een erg verfijnde titel in het platformgenre.
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PlayStation 2Game Vortex
Despite these relatively minor gripes, Rayman 2: Revolution is a highly enjoyable romp through the crazy world of our favourite limbless hero. Despite the enhancements, chances are great that if you already own a copy of Rayman 2 there's not enough here to warrant a purchase. But anyone who doesn't yet have at least one version of one of the best platformers in recent history would do well to pick this game up. There are hours of fun here, just waiting to be delved into.
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PlayStation 2IGN
Accordingly, if you have yet to experience the platforming brilliance that is Rayman 2, you owe it to yourself to pick this game up. It's one of the greatest achievements in the history of 3D platform games and should be given the same admiration given to titles like Miyamoto's Mario 64.
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WindowsGameSpy
Rayman 2: The Great Escape succeeds where several other PC platform games have failed. How you ask? Its fun and completely engrossing for hours. Period. Be ready to devote lots of time to this beauty and enjoy all that it has to offer. Smashing darling. Completely smashing.
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PlayStation 2Power Unlimited
Rayman Revolution is een opgevoerde versie van Rayman 2 en als je deze game nog nooit gespeeld hebt dan kan ik je 'm van harte aanbevelen.
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PlayStationAbsolute Playstation
After the long wait we finally got our hands on Rayman 2, and if all those sliding release dates were put back to tighten up on gameplay then the wait has definitely been worth while. Overall it's very similar to Croc. A 'must buy' for the kids and a probable purchase for those who don't like their games to be too taxing on the mind.
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DreamcastSegaFan.com
Muchos os preguntareis ¿Sonic o Rayman? y tendriamos que decir ¿por qué elegir? cada uno tiene sus puntos fuertes y débiles y lo justo sería decir que Rayman 2 es el complemento perfecto de Sonic Adventure y que Sonic Adventure es el complemento perfecto de Rayman 2. A mí me gusta mas Sonic pero no deja de ser una preferencia personal. Lo que si esta claro es que Rayman 2 es un plataformas divertido, largo si queremos sacarle todo el jugo, y de una calidad técnica y jugable enorme. Un autentico imprescindible.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Der Sprung in die dritte Dimension ist Rayman 2 einfach großartig gelungen. Geniale Grafiken und vor allem die phantastischen Texturen gefallen dem Auge, die originellen Levels und die perfekte Steuerung dem Spielerherzen. Klar, gestandene Action- Haudegen können mit der kindgerechten Aufmachung auf den ersten Blick nicht viel anfangen. Sobald man sich aber eingespielt und die ersten Levels geschafft hat, kommt unweigerlich die Neugierde – was mögen die Entwickler sich wohl noch so alles an abgedrehten Ideen überlegt haben?
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Nintendo 64Gamezilla
I really enjoyed this game and think everyone else will too. If you can get past the occasionally frustrating camera angles, you will be in for a huge adventure full of surprises and fun. You will never know what to expect next. The graphics rival the best on the system and the gameplay is always exhilarating. Well worth the purchase price.
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WindowsPC Player (Germany)
Rayman 2 ist der neue Maßstab im Geschicklichkeits-Genre, den zu übertreffen keine leichte Übung sein dürfte.
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Nintendo 64Nintendojo
Rayman 2 is a wonderful game. Hands down. It outperforms a majority of the graphical work done by Rare and Nintendo. What would have made Rayman an incredible game? Some cool Mario Party-style multiplayer games and a few more levels. While some gamers may take exception to the forced path style of the game, I rather enjoyed it. What really took me about Rayman 2 was its ability to cross age, gender and preference boundaries. My girlfriend liked this game, my 2 year old nephew giggled at Rayman and I (predominantly sports and action) loved this game. Miyamoto once said something to the effect that games which have mass appeal have really captured the joy of gaming and excellence. I think that Rayman's incredible appeal is the biggest indication of its success. Or, as my two year old nephew says when he puts in Rayman 2, "Zio…boingo kick ass!"
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WindowsGamesmania
Letztendlich zeigt "Rayman 2", dass PC-Jump&Runs sich nicht mehr vor der Konsolen-Konkurrenz verstecken müssen. Doch die Krone im Genre gebührt immer noch Mario, Sonic und Konsorten. Auf dem PC sieht es dagegen anders aus. Bisher war Gex3D (auch von Ubi Soft) diesbezüglich der Platzhirsch. In puncto Leveldesign kann der Gecko zwar immer noch Punkten, doch in der Präsentation fällt er Lichtjahre hinter Rayman zurück. Doch wie gesagt, Anfänger seien gewarnt. Zumindest bis Tonic Trouble erscheint, erklimmt Rayman 2 so die Genrekrone.
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PlayStationJeuxvideo.com
Rayman 2 signe en résumé une très bonne performance en renouant avec la Playstation. Un titre qui devrait s’assurer un bel avenir grâce à son charme unique et à sa réalisation de haut vol. En bref, un soft à mettre entre toutes les mains !
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Les développeurs français d'Ubi Soft ont fait preuve de beaucoup de talent, et d'un beau respect pour le joueur. Car s'il est plus ou moins facile de faire un très beau jeu, il est en revanche plus délicat de concilier une excellente jouabilité et un gameplay aussi poussé. Oui, Rayman 2 est un délice !
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DreamcastPlanet Dreamcast
Rayman 2 is a wonderful surprise. Ubisoft could have just done a quick and sloppy N64 port, but instead they took the time to enhance the game to take advantage of the Dreamcast's power. The result is a beautiful, well-designed adventure that easily takes its place as one of the best 3D platformers available today.
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PlayStation 2Gaming Target
Although the game is essentially in its fifth incarnation, the gameplay for the PS2 port has been tweaked significantly, more so than any other version. Previous versions of the game had Rayman begin with a core set of abilities from the start, which included the ability to reflect his shots off walls and fire multiple shots at once. Rayman has now been weakened greatly at the outset, his one-time natural powers now distilled into multiple power upgrades, which must be bought in between explorations. Once purchased, Rayman’s abilities are permanently upgraded, and Rayman 2 purists will begin to feel more at home. This actually helps to lend an added level of polish, variety, and difficulty to the gameplay, as his abilities now follow a much slower progression.
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WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
Rayman le retour tant attendu ! Vous vous souvenez du petit personnage en 2D tout mignon qui faisait des grimaces, lancer son poing sur les ennemis, voler avec ces cheveux et j’en passe… ! A l’heure actuelle, il s’est fait un super lifting et revient en 3D !! Rayman revient avec un nouveau look et tout y est : bandana rouge, baskets jaunes, cheveux blond hélicoptère, il lance son poing , il est capable à présent grâce à la 3D d’excalader les mur, de s’accricher au plafond grillagé, de nager,… et vous y retrouverez toujours les électoons devenus les Lums, qu’il doit collecter cette fois-ci pour obtenir plus d’énergie, des sauvegarde, de l’oxygène, des pouvoirs,….
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WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Zou Rayman schouders hebben, dan zou daar een grote last op liggen, want zijn wereld is bezet door mechanische piraten en aan Rayman de taak deze Robocops met ooglapjes te verjagen.
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Nintendo 64Power Unlimited
Rayman 2 is absoluut een major player op de competitieve markt van de 3D-platformgames. De graphics zijn prima, het geluid is oké, de gameplay is gevarieerd en dat alles wordt gecompletteerd door een prima verhaal. 3D-platformliefhebbers zullen zich hier zeker geen buil aan vallen.
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Nintendo 64Gaming Age
Although Nintendo 64 owners certainly have no shortage of 3D platform games to select from, Rayman 2 does stand out as one of the finer choices. Despite its camera problems, the overall atmosphere and generally cooperative control make it a more entertaining experience than many similar games. Gamers who enjoy 3D platformers should definitely consider purchasing Rayman 2.
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PlayStationGameSpot
By including a wonderfully humorous story, excellent game mechanics, and solid graphics and sound, Ubi Soft has created a game that appeals to all types of gamers and shouldn't be overlooked by gamers who only own a PlayStation. But those of you who own multiple platforms should definitely pick up the N64 or Dreamcast version instead.
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PlayStation 2PlayFrance
Même si Rayman est un très bon jeu, je ne pense pas qu'il mérite le terme de révolution malgré toutes les nouveautés et améliorations apportées. Au départ le jeu se nommait Rayman 2.5, un titre à mon avis plus justifié. Maintenant si vous ne connaissez pas du tout Rayman 2 déjà sorti sur les autres supports je ne pourrais que vous conseiller de vous jeter le plus vite possible sur cette dernière version qui vous tiendra en haleine un bon moment.
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Nintendo 3DSCommon Sense Media
Rayman 2: The Great Escape is often cited as one of the best games of all time -- and it hasn't lost a lot of its luster. The game, now called Rayman 3D, is reinvigorated by the 3DS's 3D effects, which does a good job of simulating a world with depth. But the 3D effects can sometimes make the game a bit more difficult -- and many players may feel eyestrain after playing for an extended period (or even a short one). While the gameplay elements are still a lot of fun, UbiSoft did not take advantage of many of 3DS features, such as the gyroscope or touch screen functionality, which is a bit baffling. Still, this is a fine port of a very good game -- and one of the better launch titles for the 3DS.
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Nintendo 3DSGameblog.fr
Même s'il ne s'agit là que d'un remake "basique" d'un vieux titre de plate-forme, Rayman 3D n'en demeure pas moins une valeur sûre, lui permettant de figurer dans le TOP 5 des indispensables du lancement de la Nintendo 3DS. Jouable, toujours aussi mignon et avec une belle replay-value, la magie opère toujours, que l'on soit nostalgique ou non de ces fameuses aventures !
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PlayStationPSM
As an overall experience Rayman 2 is wonderful. It might not be able to take on the likes of Ape Escape, but it easily caters to a much broader market. Almost any gamer, regardless of age or skill, should have little problem finding enough enjoyment and challenge in Rayman 2. And if that wasn't enough, the game also includes a Special Bonus Level that's an homage to the first game. What more could you want?
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Windowsincite PC Gaming
With a gamepad, gumption, and a little patience, you'll enjoy playing this game again and again.
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PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
Taking his first steps into the next frontier of gaming, Rayman’s PlayStation 2 debut comes in the form of an enhanced rehash. Spreading like an airborne disease, Revolution is the fifth version of Rayman 2 to grace the gaming scene. The only noteworthy add-ons are two new bonus levels and larger enemy hordes. Naturally, this isn’t nearly enough to warrant a purchase for those of you who have already put this platformer through its paces. However, Rayman rookies should get off their butts and immerse themselves in this timeless classic.
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WindowsPC Gaming World
Rayman 2 is by far the better game thanks to its size and complexity. Don't let the initial childishness of this game put you off - patience pays great dividends. And the net result is a very likeable game.
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PlayStation 2Gamekult
Malgré son nom, Rayman Revolution n'est pas à proprement parler une véritable révolution d'un point de vue gameplay et scénario, qui sont tout droit sortis de Rayman 2 Great Escape sur Dreamcast. Pour le reste par contre, on est véritablement devant une petite merveille du genre. Véritable dessin animé interactif, ce titre n'a pas son pareil dans le monde des jeux vidéo et, en s'appuyant sur un univers coloré et sans faille, s'impose comme la référence en matière de plates-formes 3D de cette fin de 20ème siècle. Un jeu à conseiller à tous, grands, petits, hommes, femmes, trolls, elfes et même à vos petits frères ou soeurs. Si seulement cela pouvait les sortir des Pokémon...
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Rayman Revolution s'impose clairement comme l'opus le plus réussi de la saga. Ses qualités graphiques mais aussi ludiques sont un modèle du genre, malgré quelques petits défauts de placement de caméra toujours un peu gênants. Le titre d'Ubi Soft ne présente que peu d'innovations par rapport aux précédentes versions, mais constituera un excellent choix pour ceux qui recherchent un soft à la fois impressionnant et divertissant pour leur PS2. D'autant que Rayman est le seul dans sa catégorie pour l'instant.
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DreamcastGamekult
Fascinant ! Voilà bien longtemps qu'il ne nous était pas donné l'occasion de nous essayer à un jeu aussi complet que prenant. Beau, d'une fluidité parfaite, d'une jouabilité sans faille, Rayman 2 nous invite de nouveaux à résoudre les casses têtes, à sauter de plate-forme en plate forme, à délivrer les lums. Autour de ce noyau, on prend plaisir à découvrir les niveaux secrets et à prendre part à tous les mini-jeux que comptent ce jeu. En un mot comme en mille, Rayman 2 est simplement le meilleur.
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PlayStationVicioJuegos.com
Por su parte la de PSOne se tiene que conformar con ser la peor versión en consola de sobremesa, puesto que los escasos añadidos (incluido el doblaje al español) no compensan la considerable cantidad de contenido eliminado. Eso sí, Rayman Revolution (PS2) no desmerece para nada al título de Dreamcast, ya que cuenta con la ventaja de conservar el doblaje al castellano pero pierde puntos por algún que otro problema de framerate. Si hubiera que elegir entre los dos juegos para portátiles, la opción más acertada sin duda es Rayman 3D (disponible en N3DS), a pesar de que se llevó más palos que flores por parte de la crítica. En cualquier caso y lo juguemos donde lo juguemos, Rayman 2: The Great Escape es título muy divertido y que cumplió las expectativas para ser la primera entrega en 3D de la serie. Viendo la senda que está tomando Ubisoft, quién sabe cuándo veremos la siguiente.
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Nintendo 3DSGame Informer Magazine
With Mario nowhere to be found at the Nintendo 3DS launch, Rayman fills the platformer gap nicely. I had a blast playing it again, and look forward to reviewing it for a fifth time at some point in the near future.
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Nintendo 3DSJeux Vidéo Network
Même s’il ne reste qu’un simple remake, Rayman 3D s’impose comme l’un des meilleurs jeux du lancement de la 3DS. D’aucuns pourraient en tirer des conclusions sur la qualité du line-up de la portable de Nintendo mais on préfèrera avant tout saluer la valeur d’un titre qui, plus de onze ans après sa sortie, reste encore une valeur sûre.
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Nintendo DSJeuxvideo.com
Ce Rayman DS est une bonne surprise. Agréable, original (du moins sur portable), et plein de vie, il vous fera passer un moment de plaisir ludique assez conséquent. Proposant de multiples variations de son gameplay et une aventure située entre l'humour, l'onirisme et l'écologie, le titre d'Ubisoft possède toutes les clés nécessaires pour s'ouvrir une voie quasi-royale. Restent bien évidemment les maladresses de prise en main parfois handicapantes, mais qui au final pèsent bien peu sur une joyeuse balance.
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Nintendo DS4Players.de
Ein wenig enttäuscht war ich ja schon, als ich erfahren habe, dass Rayman DS »nur« eine Umsetzung von Rayman 2 wird – zwar ist das Game ein moderner Klassiker, aber ich hatte auf einen eigenständigen DS-Auftritt des sympathischen Helden gehofft. Wie auch immer: Rayman spielt sich in klein prinzipiell genauso gut wie in groß, aber in einigen wichtigen Punkten schwächelt die Umsetzung: Die Grafik ist mangels Filtering sehr pixelig, die Kameraführung mängelbehaftet. Und die Steuerung ist weder digital noch analog die Erfüllung. Ein schönes Jump'n'Run, ohne Frage – aber insgesamt seid ihr mit Rayman 3 für den GBA besser bedient. Zwar nur in 2D, aber das ohne Wenn und Aber.
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Nintendo 3DSGameSpot
Above all, Rayman 3D is fun, but whether that fun warrants spending 40 dollars on an overported game depends on your level of familiarity with Rayman 2. If you've played one of the many other versions of the game, you're not going to find anything different here aside from the 3D aspects. If you accept it on its own terms, however, it's hard to deny that Rayman 3D serves as a satisfactory introduction if you're approaching the series for the first time. Despite some issues with its camera and frame rate performance, Rayman 3D provides many hours of enjoyable gameplay.
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Nintendo 3DSWiiDSFrance
Rayman 3D est un très bon jeu, on lui reprochera surtout de n'être qu'un remake, certes très joli et très jouable, mais un remake quand même. L'effet 3D est très bon, et permettra aux joueurs de découvrir le monde de Rayman avec ses couleurs chatoyantes et ses visuels très particuliers. On aurait quand même aimé un peu plus d'innovation et de prise de risques, mais avec Rayman 3D, l'essentiel est là, on s'amuse sans temps mort et c'est l'essentiel.
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Nintendo 3DSinformaticien.be
Fidèle à l'original, la seule réelle nouveauté de ce Rayman 3D provient de l'effet 3D justement. Cela tombe bien, il s'avère plutôt convaincant, et de toutes façons, cet épisode demeure un grand classique du genre.
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Nintendo 3DSGNT - Generation Nouvelles Technologies
Ubisoft se sera donc contenter de ressortir une énième fois ce qui semble être le titre de référence de la saga Rayman. Les habitués n'auront sans doute pas envie de remettre encore une fois le couvert, d'autant que les changements ici ne sont que graphiques. Les nouveaux venus et amateurs de jeux de plateforme pourront se laisser tenter puisqu'il s'agit véritablement d'une référence du genre.
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Nintendo 3DSJeuxvideo.fr
Si vous n’avez pas eu l’occasion de jouer à cet épisode très réussi des aventures de Rayman à son époque, Rayman 3D vous propose de découvrir ce fleuron de la ludothèque de feu la Dreamcast. Pour les autres, cette session de redécouverte est très plaisante, le titre d’Ubisoft étant toujours un bon cru, même douze ans après sa première apparition.
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iPhoneAppSafari
Rayman 2: The Great Escape has as much potential back when it was released in the 90’s as it still does now, but unlike the classic, the iPhone version ultimately falls short of expectations.
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Nintendo 3DSNintendo Life
Ultimately, Rayman 3D might not be the complete reworking that some fans had hoped for, but it is a solid portable version of what remains one of the better 3D platformers. There are a few minor issues here and there, like the somewhat average visuals and a camera that doesn't always cooperate, but for the most part the game still manages to capture the majority of the magic from its earlier console days. Toss in the added depth of the 3D visuals and the gameplay enhancements, you get what is easily the best portable version of Rayman 2 and a game 3D platformer fans should definitely check out.
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Nintendo DSGamesmania
Auch wenn ein neuer Rayman-Titel für eine neue Nintendo Konsole schon fast zum Standard gehört, die Umsetzung auf dem DS leidet leider unter vielen Mängeln. Vor allem die ungenaue Steuerung, schlechte Kameraperspektiven und die schwache Grafik vermiesen das ansonsten eigentlich recht spaßige Hüpfabenteuer. Statt mit Rayman 2 ein bereits mehrere Jahre altes Spiel für den DS zu portieren, hätte man lieber ein paar neue Missionen und Bonusspiele entwickeln sollen, die die Möglichkeiten des Touch Screens besser ausnutzen. So ist Rayman DS nur bedingt für diejenigen zu empfehlen, die Mario 64 DS schon durchgespielt haben.
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PlayStation 2All Game Guide
All in all, it may not be the most advanced game to appear on the PS2, but Rayman 2 is certainly one of the best. It is creative, beautiful, and most importantly, it is a great deal of fun from the very beginning to the very end. Fans of 3D platform games would be doing themselves a great disservice by skipping over this title, as would everyone else who just loves a well-crafted game.
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PlayStation 2Gamezone (Germany)
Dieses witzige Jump´n´Run überzeugt vor allem durch seine hübsche Grafik und gute Spielbarkeit. Die verschiedenen Welten sind sehr fantasievoll gestalltet und Rayman hat jede Menge Abwechslung. Auf dem Weg seinen Freunden zu helfen, stellen sich einige schwierige Aufgaben, diese verlangen viel Geschick von dem kleinen Helden ab. Er kann mit seinen Haaren, wie mit einem Propeller schweben, gebraucht aber auch diverse Fahrzeuge und Fuggeräte um weiter zu kommen. Zu dem gibt noch einige Minispiele. Zwar ist die Story nicht sonderlich beeindruckend, aber die witzigen Figuren und das Gameplay, lassen einen nicht los. Auch die Musik ist sehr schön und passend zur Umwelt.
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WindowsPC Gamer Brasil
A migração para a tecnologia tridimensional foi realmente uma particularidade que tornou Rayman 2 um lançamento interessante. Prosseguir a idéia do primeiro jogo continua dando oportunidade aos pequenos de conduzir o personagem sem maiores dificuldades. Ao mesmo tempo, o jogo apresenta um show tecnológico e mostra que gráficos coloridos e um personagem risonho não atrai só as crianças.
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Nintendo 3DSThe Video Game Critic
Rayman 3D may be a port, but this game seems to defy age. If you've never played the original, you're in for a treat.
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Nintendo DSJeuxActu
Rayman DS constitue, tout de même, un bon jeu de plates-formes et pour peu que l’on apprécie la patte de Michel Ancel, c’est un vrai plaisir que de découvrir tous les personnages qui fourmillent dans le jeu, le scénario n’étant finalement que prétexte à tous les croiser. De plus, certaines petites inventions n’ont absolument pas vieilli (les tonneaux explosifs à utiliser, la roquette à domestiquer, les tempêtes de Globox, …) et le level design reste un modèle du genre. Petit avantage même de cette version DS, si les sauvegardes sont toujours aussi espacées, il vous suffit d’utiliser le mode veille de votre console en rabattant les écrans pour conserver votre avancée dans le jeu dans l’état. S’il n’est donc pas indispensable si vous aviez le jeu sur une des consoles de la génération précédente, Rayman DS est une alternative possible à Super Mario 64 DS. En attendant un vrai grand jeu de plates-formes original sur DS…
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Nintendo 3DS3D Juegos
Rayman estrena Nintendo 3DS, y lo hace recuperando uno de sus mejores videojuegos. Sin embargo, y a pesar de que siga suponiendo una joya jugable que los nuevos jugadores deberían experimentar, Ubisoft también debería haber cuidado mejor la presentación y el aspecto gráfico del título para que no estemos hablando de un simple "port" con efecto 3D añadido. El emblemático personaje de Michel Ancel se merecía mucho más, pero aún así no debemos menospreciar del todo la ocasión -sobre todo los que no lo hayan probado- para experimentar el videojuego en formato portátil.
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Nintendo 3DSArmchair Empire, The
Despite showing its age, Rayman still delivers a quality 3D experience from a bygone era where such a feat was deemed virtually impossible (unless you were Nintendo or Rare). A lack of true performance tweaking and additions makes this a rather hard sell on the 3DS, but it’s certainly not the worst version of the game out there.
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Nintendo 3DSJeuxvideo.com
En adaptant un des épisodes les plus appréciés de la saga, Ubisoft assurait par là-même ses arrières. Du coup, si cette mouture 3DS se révèle d'un très bon niveau, notamment grâce à l'apport du stick de la console, l'effet 3D et quelques minces ajouts de gameplay, on émettra quelques réserves quant au contenu du jeu, copier-coller de celui de la version Nintendo DS. Bref, cette énième itération de Rayman reste plus que jamais une valeur sûre du genre action-plates/formes même si on évitera cette fois de crier au génie.
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iPhonePocket Gamer UK
Like an elderly man with arthritis, Rayman's platforming adventure is afflicted with stiff controls that prevent enjoyable play.
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iPhoneTouch Arcade
Taking these flaws in to account, Rayman 2 is hard to recommend, especially as your first foray in to the Rayman universe. If you are willing to invest the time in to mastering the game's irritating controls, and can work around the ridiculous save system, you will be rewarded with a classic adventure across tons of unique levels that are loaded with oodles of different hidden collectables.
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iPhoneTouchGen
Rayman 2 reminds me of Nintendo’s Mario 64 port on DS… a great game and a great system that together just didn’t work. As much as I love Rayman 2, I feel that the 2D Rayman adventures would have been better suited to iPhone and iPod Touch, in the same way that New Super Mario Brothers is a better fit on DS. Until they can fix these frustrating problems then, it’s a case of thanks Gameloft, but no thanks!
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WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
Winning the “most annoying feature” category, RAYMAN 2 requires you to complete a level before you can save the game, although there are soft saves during the level. Because of this feature, you will sometimes find yourself playing just to make it to the neat Save-portal. Yeah, that’s fun. Despite its shortcomings, RAYMAN 2 manages to get a lot of things right. If you are a fan of console games, or are looking for a light, fun action game, RAYMAN 2 may be the armless, legless, neckless man for the job.
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Nintendo 3DSVandal Online
El problema es que Ubisoft nos lo trae ahora con el lanzamiento de la consola, a precio de novedad y sin apenas cambios más allá del efecto 3D estereoscópico. Entendemos que no hayan hecho una reconstrucción total por el coste, pero si podría habérsele dado un pequeño lavado de cara, puliendo alguno de sus defectos (como la cámara que es mejorable) o al menos incluirle más contenido para aquellos que ya hayan disfrutado del juego. Y es que aunque Rayman 3D sigue funcionando, lo cierto es que aquellos que lo hayan jugado anteriormente (sobre todo si ha sido de forma más o menos reciente) no tendrán grandes alicientes para volver a hacerlo más allá del placer de volver a disfrutar de un estupendo juego en tres dimensiones. Dicho esto, no podemos más que recomendarlo a aquellos que no lo conozcan y quieran un plataformas para la nueva consola, pues incluso con sus añitos sigue siendo una experiencia realmente divertida y demuestra que cuando un juego se hace bien, envejece bien.
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Nintendo 3DSPocket Gamer UK
Rayman 3D takes a classic gaming experience and excites with 3D visuals, but fails to solve the camera and control problems.
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iPhoneApp Spy
With the lack of decent 3D platformers on the iphone, it's good to see Rayman being ported over. If only the controls were better.
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Nintendo 3DSJeuxActu
Sous le masque de Rayman 3D, Rayman 2 se paie donc un énième run en arrivant sur une 3DS qui manque effectivement de jeux de plates-formes pour sa sortie. Ancré dans un univers toujours aussi attachant et agréable, le jeu d'Ubisoft reste un titre relativement carré à la prise en mais accessible et à la variété notable. Un statut qui lui permet de surnager malgré un côté vieillot qui se rappelle régulièrement au joueur via une gestion de la caméra encore problématique et quelques niveaux aux mécanique qui accusent leur âge. Ubisoft assure donc le minimum avec un bon titre certes, mais moins moderne qu'un Rayman 3 : Hoodlum Havoc par exemple, et qui ne profite pas vraiment de son passage sur 3DS.
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Nintendo 3DSGamesCollection
Rayman 3D, purtroppo, non lo si può non inquadrare come il classico gioco lanciato sul mercato solo per fare numero; con l'unica - ovvia - eccezione del 3D (che, va detto, conferisce al prodotto una profondita inedita nella storia dei videogames), questo gioco non aggiunge assolutamente niente di nuovo rispetto a Rayman 2: The Great Escape che tanto, all'epoca, seppe sorprendere e divertire i possessori di N64, PSX, Dreamcast e PC. Una migliore resa grafica, nuovi livelli e nuove modalità di gioco magari in multiplayer non avrebbero certamente guastato; se si pensa poi che questo gioco sarebbe in realtà da considerarsi un remake di un altro remake (il già citato Rayman DS) e che questa conversione non migliora neppure i difetti dell'originale (sessioni di gioco a volte irritanti e gestione delle inquadrature non sempre perfetta), inevitabilmente si arriva alla conclusione che Ubisoft abbia perso una buona chance per esordire al meglio sul 3DS...
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Nintendo 3DSGamekult
Tout à fait dispensable pour les joueurs l'ayant déjà retourné sur consoles de salon, ce Rayman 3D reste néanmoins une valeur sûre pour les néophytes.
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Nintendo DSGame Informer Magazine
If this is any indication of Ubisoft's enthusiasm for the Nintendo DS, don't expect any mind-blowing touch-screen innovations to be coming out of France any time soon. Rayman DS is a bare-bones port of the Dreamcast/PSone/N64 title Rayman 2: The Great Escape. However, on the DS the once-beautiful pastel graphics are displayed in muted, muddy browns with jagged character models.
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Nintendo DSG4 TV: X-Play
Rayman DS is a fun game with great characters and level design, and plenty of gameplay. While the graphics aren’t as good as they should be, this port comes from a solid pedigree that manages to shine through. The game still feels old, though, but is a fine platformer to tide players over until the next Mario adventure.
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Nintendo DSGameSpot
Rayman DS is a port of the N64 version of Rayman 2, which was a great game. Unfortunately, the DS game is full of frustrating graphical and camera problems.
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iPhoneIGN
Bringing Rayman 2 to a new audience is commendable. And 3D platformers can work on iPhone. But this one doesn't do so well. There are some who seem more adept than others at controlling games with a virtual analog stick. These folks may have an easier time of it -- but I doubt they will find Rayman 2 as enjoyable as if they had played it on the N64 or Dreamcast. If these types of control schemes drive you nuts on iPhone, then you clearly should stay away from Rayman 2.
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Nintendo 3DSIGN
Rayman 3D was once a brilliant game, but it's showing its age. And without any real improvements to the gameplay or the visuals, it feels old. The entire time I was playing, I felt ripped off. I'd been suckered into thinking I would be getting something new and dazzling and instead, I ran into the same problems I had 11 years ago. Don't bother with this rehash on 3DS.
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iPhoneSlide to Play
It's an old game on a device that doesn't suit it, but could be worth playing if you're willing to struggle through its shortcomings. We say buy with caution, because like Rayman himself, this game is dangerously close to falling off into a "1 out of 4" pit.
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Nintendo 3DSEurogamer.fr
Rayman 3D est un objet artisanal. Il est complètement anachronique. Si vous parlez sa langue en voie de disparition, vous prendrez encore plaisir à son univers surréaliste, aux polygones visibles. Cela dit, il s'agit en l'occurrence d'un jeu vieux de 12 ans que l'on annonce comme une nouvelle expérience, et ce genre de supercherie est à décourager absolument.
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Nintendo 3DSGamereactor (Sweden)
Om du absolut vill hoppa mellan plattformar med Nintendo 3DS rekommenderar jag att du satsar på Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars istället. Enda gången Rayman 3D möjligen kan vara intressant är om du älskade föregångaren och absolut måste få se det i 3D exakt just nu.
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Nintendo DSGameSpy
I won't go so far as to say that Rayman DS is the worst video game I've ever played, but it is definitely the worst DS game I've played to date. Younger kids may enjoy its cartoony look, but once they actually try to play it, they're likely to end up throwing the DS across the room in frustration. Hopefully, Rayman DS will teach developers that not every N64 title should make the jump to the DS. And those titles that do should at least polished up before expecting gamers to drop hard-earned money on them.
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iPhoneAppGamer.net
We love 90’s games here at AppGamer, but there’s nothing we like seeing more on iPhone than a freshly approached game that feels like it was truly built for the device. Rayman 2 the Great Escape should stay on platforms akin to those for which it was intended, because this is essentially locking it back up behind bars to reminisce about sitting on the floor in front of the TV with a joypad in its magical floating hands.