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Rayman 2: The Great Escape (Windows)

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Description

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.

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Rayman 2: The Great Escape Windows in game
Rayman 2: The Great Escape Windows in game
Rayman 2: The Great Escape Windows underwater

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. Rensch (203) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
A brilliant leap from 2d to 3d! Arejarn (835) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
The new king of platformgames! Qlberts (57) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
An overall good play.......... ThE oNe (6) unrated

The Press Says

GameSpot Dec 02, 1999 9.3 out of 10 93
Computer Games Magazine Dec 16, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
ActionTrip Mar 28, 2000 89 out of 100 89
Power Unlimited Dec, 1999 8.9 out of 10 89
PC Games (Germany) Nov, 1999 88 out of 100 88
JeuxVideoPC.com Dec 14, 2003 17 out of 20 85
Power Play Nov, 1999 85 out of 100 85
Gamesmania 1999 85 out of 100 85
incite PC Gaming Mar, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Mar, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

The names of a few characters changed during design of the game.

The original name of Globox was Globber.
The original name of Razorbeard was Razorface.
The original name of the Teensies was Smalbeings.
The original name of Polokus was Polochus.
And the robo-pirates were originally named the Mysterious Guild.

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Bilal Ibrar (41) added Rayman 2: The Great Escape (Windows) on Aug 15, 2000
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