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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 Wii I unlocked new character.
Rayman Origins Windows A cage protected by bad guys
Rayman Origins Windows Rayman will need to jump carefully to get this coin
Rayman Origins Windows This Electoon medallion brings back memories...

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Rayman Origins Screenshot
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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 (808)

Critic Reviews

XboxFrance Xbox 360 Nov 23, 2011 9.5 out of 10 95
Hooked Gamers Xbox 360 Dec 05, 2011 9.3 out of 10 93
GamesCollection Windows Apr 17, 2013 9 out of 10 90
Console Obsession Xbox 360 Dec 12, 2011 9 out of 10 90 Xbox 360 Nov 23, 2011 88 out of 100 88 Windows Mar 15, 2012 88 out of 100 88
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Mar 31, 2012 88 out of 100 88
PlayStation Lifestyle PS Vita Feb 14, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85
Absolute Games ( Windows May 31, 2012 80 out of 100 80
ZTGameDomain Nintendo 3DS Nov 20, 2012 6 out of 10 60


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