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During what appears to be a normal day, Rayman and his friends are chilling out on a giant tree in their homeland, the Glade of Dreams. Their constant snoring however disturbs an old granny from a land located in the depths below, the Land of the Livid Dead. Determined to put an end to the never ending noises she sends an army of evil creatures across the land, capturing all Electoons and Nymphs that populate the world in the process. As Rayman and his friends are captured from the creatures, they must flee their prison and attempt to bring order back to the Glade of Dreams before it's too late.

Rayman Origins is a reboot of the Rayman franchise and a return to the series' 2D platforming roots. Its gameplay can be seen as a mixture between Mario and the first Rayman game. Many of the original game's characters and enemies make an appearance, like Livingstones, Electoons, Betilla and the Magician's hat. There are also various characters from Rayman 2 such as Globox, the Teensies and Lums.

The game's atmosphere, however, is different from the original game and has a very "wacky" feel instead. The main objective of each level is to rescue as many Electoons as possible similarly to the original game. There's also Lums from Rayman 2 which act as the game's currency, but each area is heavily guarded by creatures from the Land of the Livid Dead as well as many other enemies. There's also a multiplayer option with up to four players which feels very similar to that of contemporary Mario games. It is possible to play as Rayman, Globox and two Teensies.


Rayman Origins Windows In the desert world the drums serve as jumping pads
Rayman Origins Windows Spikes and spikey fishes
Rayman Origins Windows Our "heroes" in action...
Rayman Origins Windows This Electoon medallion brings back memories...

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Alternate Titles

  • "レイマン オリジン" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

A successful resurrection of a nearly forgotten mascot. Wii krisko6 (472)

Critic Reviews

Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames PS Vita Jan 11, 2014 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Calm Down Tom PlayStation 3 Nov 25, 2011 10 out of 10 100 Wii Nov 24, 2011 19 out of 20 95
HonestGamers PS Vita Feb 19, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Brutal Gamer PlayStation 3 Dec 08, 2011 9 out of 10 90
JeuxActu PlayStation 3 Nov 24, 2011 17 out of 20 85
PlayFrance PS Vita Feb 20, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85 Wii Nov 28, 2011 4 out of 5 80
Game Informer Magazine PS Vita Feb 14, 2012 8 out of 10 80
GamezGeneration Nintendo 3DS Jun 14, 2012 7 out of 10 70


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