User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 5.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.0
Overall User Score (7 votes) 4.1

Critic Reviews

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Game Chronicles (Apr 08, 2003)
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.
PGNx Media (Apr 08, 2003)
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.
Consoles Plus (Mar, 2003)
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 (Mar 13, 2003)
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 !
87 (Feb 26, 2003)
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.
XBox Solution (XBS) (May 04, 2003)
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!
IGN (Mar 19, 2003)
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.
GameSpot (Mar 18, 2003)
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.
Gamereactor (Sweden) (May 08, 2003)
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.
Extreme Gamer (Apr 06, 2003)
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!
GamePro (US) (Mar 20, 2003)
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.
Games TM (Mar, 2003)
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'.
GameSpy (Mar 23, 2003)
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.