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Rayman Origins (Xbox 360)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.1
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Category Description MobyScore
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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.5
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Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.0
Overall MobyScore (4 votes) 4.1


The Press Says

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100
The Video Game Critic
Rayman Origins is an astonishingly good platformer that's guaranteed to bring joy to all who play it. If you don't like this game, you have no soul.
100
Xboxygen
Ce jeu, c’est de la joie. La perfection technique du titre, le travail considérable qui a forcément été nécessaire, et le talent de ses auteurs ne visent pas à autre chose. Ce Rayman Origins, c’est un grand bol d’air frais, un jeu fait très sérieusement, mais qui ne se prend pas au sérieux. Une ambiance décalée, des graphismes stylés, mais des mécanismes de jeu calibrées et étudiées au pixel près. S’arrêter de jouer est un déchirement : sans qu’on s’en rende compte on peut rester un temps considérable manette en main tellement on ne voit pas le temps passer. Rayman Origins devrait être obligatoire : c’est tout simplement un jeu qui rend heureux, et un des meilleurs titres de 2011.
100
allaboutgames.co.uk
A classic genre made contemporary with a fantastic new art style and graphics engine. Mixed together with a deep system of hidden items to collect makes for a very rich game that is easy to forgive for its a lack of online capability.
100
Joystiq
Regardless of how you choose to play Rayman Origins, the important thing is that it should be played. Characters speak in Pig Latin. Upon discovering each secret area, an unseen audience expresses my unspoken thoughts, collectively cooing, "oooh!" The underwater sections have appropriately burbly background vocals. I couldn't possibly enumerate them all, but every detail, every nuance is positively dripping with goofy, heart-swelling joy. I don't know about you, but I could always use more of that.
100
Giant Bomb
It's easy to call Rayman: Origins some kind of love letter to the genre, but truth be told, I doubt Ubisoft would be dumping Origins at retail during a period filled with much higher-profile blockbuster releases were the publisher so head-over-heels for the game. It's a little bit tragic that Origins wasn't released during a window where it could breathe a bit more freely, and take a bit of its own spotlight, away from the blinding lights of the Assassin's Creeds, Modern Warfares, and even Super Mario Lands of the world. Origins' hours of wonderfully crafted entertainment deserve to be seen, to be played, and to be enjoyed by as wide of an audience as possible. Seek this one out.
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UGO (UnderGroundOnline)
Don't hesitate to pick up Rayman: Origins, because it's worth it. The eight to 10 hour campaign and replayable challenges will enrapture and challenge you and there's more than enough here to make you smile and laugh. It's bold in this day and age to make a 2D platformer, but it's even bolder to make a game that throws constant joy in the player's face. There are no brown or dark tones here, only smiling characters, bright environments and catchy music.
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XboxAddict
It’s a shame Rayman Origins came out during the busiest time of year with all the other huge games now out, as it’s sure to be overlooked, but if you love platforming games, pick this up without hesitation. If you’re strapped for cash because of the holidays, get it as soon as you’re able, it’s that good and easily justifies its price tag. You won’t find a better 2D platformer with a more unique visual style. I’m glad this game landed on my desk to review, as I really enjoyed this stand out title in this busy season.
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Game Chronicles
Rayman Origins is a rare breed indeed. In a culture obsessed with realism and violent action and FPS titles it’s great to see a major studio take a risk and release an old-school platform game for a next-gen system. The Wii may have their Mario games but now 360 and PS3 gamers can finally get a taste of some classic gaming goodness in what is easily the best platform game of 2011 and the best Rayman game of all time. You simply must play this game!
95
XboxFrance
Michel Ancel nous livre là un jeu qui parvient à redonner tout son sens au terme " chef d'œuvre ". Graphiquement sublime (sûrement l'un des plus beaux jeux 2D jamais sortis, si ce n'est LE plus beau), bénéficiant d'un level-design particulièrement soigné, d'un univers onirique et enchanteur, de musiques et thèmes tantôt planant et beaux, tantôt amusant et fun, ainsi que d'une jouabilité et d'un gameplay se renouvelant sans cesse, Rayman Origins respecte parfaitement les codes du jeu de plate-formes en y ajoutant sa propre touche. En raison de toutes ces qualités, Rayman Origins se place comme le meilleur jeu de plate-formes de ces dernières années, tout simplement. On peut dire que pour un come-back, c'est réussi. Messieurs les développeurs, bravo et surtout, merci.
95
GameFocus
For nostalgic reasons alone, Rayman Origins is a must-have for the platformer fan. Before playing Rayman, I never considered myself a “fan”, per se, but I also didn’t realize, until now, that platformers are my gaming roots. All other games have grown from those roots, and have been nurtured over the years so that I may enjoy the popular games of today. It’s my hope that maybe, just maybe, Rayman Origins can pull some kids away from the shooters so that they can appreciate the genre that started it all, for most of us at least. Simply put, Rayman Origins has every right to copy the moniker given to soccer/European Football: it’s The Beautiful Game of the video game world.
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IGN
In a blockbuster holiday season of M-rated war games, it’s refreshing to see something so different and special as Rayman Origins. It’s downright gorgeous and a total blast to play alone or with friends. A truly realized vision at the top of its genre, Rayman Origins is an extravaganza with plenty of action to keep it fresh from start to finish and beyond.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Une petite merveille, tout simplement. Rayman Origins est ce qui se fait de mieux en matière de plates-formes 2D. Beau à se damner, intelligent, drôle, accessible mais pas condescendant le bébé d'Ubisoft Montpellier constitue un sans-faute, un jeu d'une qualité rare que tout joueur se devrait de posséder dans sa ludothèque. Ce succès, le soft le doit à son redoutable level design ainsi qu'à sa bonne humeur permanente. Déjà brillant en solo, Rayman Origins prend d'ailleurs une toute autre dimension dès lors qu'on le pratique avec des potes en coopération. En somme, c'est une véritable cure de jouvence qui nous est proposée ici, un jeu qui vous laissera le sourire aux lèvres et des étoiles dans les yeux.
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Hooked Gamers
Returning to the roots of the series has proved a masterstroke by Ubisoft Montpellier. Whilst the Rabbids were not to everyone’s tastes, and Rayman was pushed to a supporting role in an annoying move, Rayman Origins provides a brilliant case as to why he should still be the main focus. It really is amazing. People who say platformers are dead or lack the charm they once had should play it then shut up and fall in love with the title, like any sane person would.
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1UP
Origins' brilliance is it keeps that simplicity on the surface, but ends up feeling incredibly varied thanks to its level design. As you play, it becomes increasingly obvious that the levels don't waste your time by asking you to repeat actions. Sure, you jump on a lot of heads and punch a lot of guys, but the levels constantly provide new toys to play with, and then remodel them in multiple ways before you have time to lose interest.
90
@Gamer
Sorry, Mario, but Rayman Origins is, hands down, the most entertaining platformer you'll find on the current generation of consoles.
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GamesCollection
RO è un grandissimo gioco: saprà tanto ammaliarvi con la sua eccelsa qualità visiva e sonora, quanto punirvi col la sua umiliante difficoltà. Se avete il timore di distruggere il gioco, affrontatelo in 4: smorzerà i toni e vi regalerà moltissime risate. Provatelo in ogni salsa!
90
GamingLives
Rayman Origins really is something special. It's captured all of the true charm and magic from the original and brought it up to speed with modern day technology. It is a fantastic game, if not a little infuriating attimes, and truly needs to be played. Any fan of Rayman, even those of the Rabbid spin offs, isn't going to be disappointed, and those new to the franchise are in for a treat. It's a great launching point, so for fans of the original who want to initiate their kids/friends, it's a great place to start. A definite must for Christmas wishlists. Although he doesn't poke his tongue out any more. What's with that?
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Destructoid
I adored my experience playing Rayman Origins and I'm certain that anybody with a love for 2D platform games will feel the same. It stands tall in the field as being one of the best of its kind in this console generation and supplies ample hope that there's not only plenty of life still in that genre, but in Rayman as a franchise.
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GamingUnion.net
Rayman: Origins represents the best of platforming that many other developers have tried and failed to successfully accomplish. It's genuinely fun without feeling as though it's blatantly stealing from the plethora of solid indie and mainstream titles before it, a unique experience that kids (and adults) should have a lot of fun with. It's not the lengthiest ride, nor does it hold much for completionists get excited over, but as a family/multiplayer title Rayman: Origins not only meets expectations, but surpasses them with ease.
90
Console Obsession
Rayman Origins takes the character back to his early roots, and does so in a style and a fashion that makes it one of the finest games in the platforming genre. There’s colour, beauty, happiness, frustration and challenge to be found in one of the gaming highlights of 2011. It’s just a shame that it is a game that will be ignored and pushed aside by so many.
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Xbox360Achievements
A triumphant comeback for the series, Rayman Origins sees the influence of creator Michel Ancel at work once more, and a strong showing for Ubisoft's hand-drawn UbiART Framework, giving the game a unique and stunning style that's entirely its own thing. Rayman Origins is addictive, entertaining and quite possibly the best 2D platformer money can buy on Xbox 360.
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4Players.de
Das nenne ich eine gelungene Überraschung: Dass Rayman Origins richtig schmuck aussieht, wusste ich schon lange, doch dass das Spiel mich derart packt, hätte ich nicht gedacht. Die Jagd nach den kleinen Lums ist unheimlich motivierend und der Koop-Multiplayer sorgt für ein herrlich albernes Chaos. Ubisoft hat es geschafft, die klassische Serien-Formel in die heutige Zeit zu transportieren - allerdings in viel ausgereifterer Form. Der einzige große Dämpfer sind die nervigen Bosskämpfe, welche sich meist nur mit ödem Auswendiglernen meistern lassen und später übertrieben schwer werden. Ich mag ja knackige Plattformer, aber ein derart abrupter Anstieg des Schwierigkeitsgrades kurz vor Schluss hätte nun wirklich nicht sein müssen. Wer sich davon nicht abschrecken lässt, sollte aber unbedingt zugreifen! Abgesehen von Super Mario 3D Land versprüht momentan kein anderer Plattformer derart viel gute Laune.
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Canadian Online Gamers Network
Overall, Rayman Origins is arguably the best platform game on the Xbox 360 to date. The charming and stunning TV cartoon-like visuals are simply a treat while the varied gameplay is incredibly addictive and quite the challenge to boot. The game’s co-op mode is where Rayman Origins excels and is worth the price of admission alone. This holiday season, if you are looking for a platforming game that will challenge you and entertain you like no other before, then look no further than Rayman Origins.
87
Retro Gamer
Ubisoft has served up an insanely polished and playable back-to-basics 2D platformer in Origins, and while it does nothing new for the platform genre, it does a masterful job in reminding us why the 2D platform game once reigned supreme.
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360 LIVE
Mario darf sich ab sofort wieder Abflussrohren widmen.
85
GameSpot
Whether you choose to approach this adventure by your lonesome or with three friends, the fact remains that this is a charming, gorgeous, and thoroughly entertaining 2D platforming experience. Rayman Origins draws a lot from the past, but it does so while managing to feel fresh and full of life. This is one worthwhile journey no matter which era it's from.
85
JeuxActu
Après des années passées en 3D et une disparition au profit des Lapins Crétins, Rayman revient dans une rage passionnée. Réalisé avec talent et cet amour fou de la 2D qui se retrouve chez Vanillaware, Rayman Origins porte idéalement son nom avec un regard old-shool maîtrisé, tant au niveau du level-design que de l'exigence. Nerveux et bien moins facile que ses couleurs flashy le laissent penser, le jeu d'Ubisoft demande observation et réflexes aiguisés pour profiter au maximum d'un contenu assez dense pour un jeu de plates-formes. Bourré d'idées, quitte à en emprunter pas mal de-ci de-là, Rayman Origins rassure sur l'avenir des plateformer 2D et surtout d'une volonté quasi viscérale de bien faire. Et ce malgré une jouabilité parfois perfectible. Le retour de la tombe laisse parfois quelques séquelles, qui n'empêchent pas ce nouveau corps de se monter éclatant.
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newbreview.com
Rayman Origins is a beautiful looking platformer that is evocative of a bygone era, crammed full with objectives and challenging gameplay. This is by far one of the best platformers available on Xbox 360 and PS3, and rivals some of Nintendo’s best offerings, which is a substantial achievement on Ubisoft’s part.
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Games TM
It could be easy for some to write off Rayman Origins as a case of publisher greed – opting to release something intended as a digital-only release for full price in shops around the world. But playing the game you soon realise this absolutely isn’t the case. It isn’t cheeky, or greedy or even slightly cynical: it’s a very, very good game with a lot to do, an addictive nature that will keep you playing, a fun cooperative mode and some of the most beautiful artwork we’ve ever seen in a game. Rayman Origins is a very welcome addition to the world of gaming and it’s great to see Michel Ancel on form once more.