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Description

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.

Screenshots

Rayman Origins Windows The game switches between different planes, a bit like Lomax or Oddworld
Rayman Origins Windows Followed closely by two... things
Rayman Origins Windows From the ice land you descend right into the hell pit
Rayman Origins Windows The game starts in a cage

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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 (663)

Critic Reviews

Xboxygen Xbox 360 Nov 26, 2011 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Chronicles Xbox 360 Dec 09, 2011 9.7 out of 10 97
XboxAddict Xbox 360 Dec 02, 2011 9.7 out of 10 97
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox 360 Nov 22, 2011 19 out of 20 95
GamesCollection Windows Apr 17, 2013 9 out of 10 90
JeuxActu PlayStation 3 Nov 24, 2011 17 out of 20 85
videogamer.com PlayStation 3 Nov 10, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Gamekult Windows Mar 30, 2012 8 out of 10 80
GamezGeneration Nintendo 3DS Jun 14, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Games TM Xbox 360 Nov 28, 2011 7 out of 10 70

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