Experience the magical universe of Rayman with legendary 2D gameplay that has captured the hearts of millions of fans!
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (651 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 29, 2012

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"Still one of the best platformers on PC, Rayman should need very little introduction. Colourful, creative and always brings a smile."
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About This Game

Michel Ancel, celebrated creator of Rayman®, Beyond Good & Evil®, and the Raving Rabbids®, returns to his roots to bring us Rayman® Origins: a high-definition, 2D side-scrolling, platforming adventure with full four-player co-op!

Play Rayman Origins and discover or rediscover the magical universe and legendary 2D gameplay that captured the hearts of millions of fans...

When the Glade of Dreams is overrun by “nefurrious” Darktoons, the Fairy Council hastily invokes Rayman to save the day; but the hero of light isn’t quite all there…To help him, Rayman teams up with his best friend, Globox, and two crafty wizards, the Teensies. Together, the world’s most hilarious team of heroes will need to restore peace to the Glade, or watch as their beloved home vanishes like a bad dream...

Key Features

  • Rebirth of a Platforming Legend: It’s been 15 years since the initial launch of Rayman. Rayman Origins brings back many of the classic characters, revived in their original 2D form, as well as a whole new world of characters and environments.
  • Four-Player, Jump-In/Jump-Out, Co-op Gameplay: Play as Rayman in the solo campaign, or have up to three friends jump in at any time to play as Globox or as one of the two Teensies. Players can leave at any time without affecting the others’ progression.
  • Unique Approach to 2D Art: A rich world with over 100 characters and 12 unique environments created by some of the video gaming’s most reputed artists and animators. This creative approach to 2D design will recapture the hearts of platformer fans and introduce a new generation to one of the industry’s best-loved characters in his original 2D form.
  • A Vast Playground: Rayman Origins includes over 60 levels of 2D platforming gameplay designed for all ages and playing styles. Unlock new abilities progressively and return to previous levels to discover new paths and secrets.
  • Variety of Gameplay: Rayman Origins is a platformer at its core, but it has elements of many game genres. Rayman, Globox, and the Teensies gain unique abilities as they progress through the adventure, including swimming, diving and the sensational “HairlyCopter.” The game also features many elements of action, adventure, and beat-’em-up gameplay.
  • Epic Boss Fights: A giant pink monster with hundreds of eyes... A possessed, mountainous golem... An evil daisy-cum-carnivorous plant...Rayman Origins will put players to the test with these and many more challenging boss battles!
  • A Handful of Highly Talented Artists and Engineers: Rayman Origins was developed by the UBIart team in Montpellier and is built on an open-source game engine - the UBIart Framework - designed by Michel Ancel to allow much smaller teams of artists and developers to produce incredibly high-quality graphics and gameplay quickly and efficiently. This garage-game approach has led to great strides in creativity and innovation.

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP / Windows Vista® / Windows® 7 (only)
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or 1.8 GHz AMD Athlon™ 64 3000+
    • Memory: 1 GB Windows XP / 1.5 GB Windows Vista, 7
    • Video Card: 128 MB DirectX® 9.0c-compliant video card or higher* (see supported list)
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compliant
    • Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360® Controller for Windows recommended)
    *Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:
    • ATI Radeon™ X600 XT – HD 2600 XT series
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® 6800 GT – 8600 GT series
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® XP / Windows Vista® / Windows® 7 (only)
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo E4400 or 2.0 GHz AMD Athlon™ X2 3800+ or better
    • Memory: 2 GB recommended
    • Video Card: 128 MB DirectX® 9.0c-compliant video card or higher* (see supported list)
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compliant
    • Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360® Controller for Windows recommended)
    *Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:
    • ATI Radeon™ X600 XT – HD 2600 XT series
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® 6800 GT – 8600 GT series
    Minimum:
    • Mac OS: 10.8.5
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • RAM: 4.0 GB
    • Video Card: 256MB
    • Peripherals Supported: USB keyboard, mouse, optional controller
    Supported Video Cards:
    • The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, Intel GMA series, NVIDIA 7xxx series and NVIDIA 8xxx series.
    Recommended:
    • Mac OS: 10.9
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • RAM: 8.0 GB
    • Video Card: 512MB
    • Peripherals Supported: USB keyboard, mouse, optional controller
    Supported Video Cards:
    • The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, Intel GMA series, NVIDIA 7xxx series and NVIDIA 8xxx series.
Helpful customer reviews
20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
22.7 hrs on record
Bright, colourful and so happy, happy, joy, joy it's impossible not to like.
Precise controls, beautiful graphics and great music too.
The perfect cure for a Dark Souls 2 hangover.
8/10.
Posted: June 26
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
50.3 hrs on record
Rayman's return to 2D action could not be more beautiful! Best one in the whole franchise (Including its sequel. yes), worlds full of pure art are coming along with stunning soundtrack and real funny gameplay. Needless to say that UbiArt knows how to create 2D indeed.
Posted: June 20
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Muito divertido e engraçado,vale cada centavo dos 40 reais que eu paguei por ele...uma facada.
Posted: September 17
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
I only sort of recommend this game... The graphics, music and level designs range from good to amazing, that alone makes it well worth playing, but... (There's always a but.) The controls and boss designs leave much to be desired. Bosses move in completely fixed patterns that are pretty unforgiving and extremely boring once you know the patterns. In other words, bosses are trial and error until you've learned the patterns. That gets tedious real fast --- especially so on the final boss, where the bad controls and poor boss design clash in such a way that it's actually possible to go too fast and die because of that, which seems counter-intuitive when you're chasing the bad guy. The same thing goes for a few other levels, where you can build up enough momentum that the game can't keep up, which is extremely sad to have happen in a platformer. And then there are the controls that don't really feel tight enough for many situations that you are put in. Constantly I caught myself thinking "this wouldn't be a problem if it was Super Meat Boy or Mega Man". It's not that the controls are downright bad, they're just not good enough.

If you can overlook the flaws, it's a very good and extremely entertaining game.
Posted: July 7
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Given that i'm usually the idiot that writes the reviews with 10,000 ratings with something dumb and nonsensical, I figured i would actualy write a constructive review for once for a game that I actually like.

Rayman: Origins is an interesting game in that it is a platformer with a non human protagonist not made by Nintendo in an era where the modus operandi is generally stamping out 3rd person shooters with crewcut white boy protagonists with perplexingly green 5 o' clock shadows. The asthetic of the game is striking to say the least and it is impossible to mistake for another game. Brown and grey are simply not colors that exist in this worlds pallet and it makes everything feel bright and alive. For the proper enjoyment I would abandon the "gotta go fast" mentality that plagues many fans of the genre, and take a slightly slower pace to enjoy the lovely atmosphere and music. Also avoid the power ups that double your electoon count unless you really like listening to the same 12 note song every 20 seconds of game play.

To put it simply: It is a nice game with a nice pace that doesn't outstay its welcome with an undersated soundtrack and visual design.
Posted: June 25
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31 of 36 people (86%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
It is a very fun platformer, maybe one of the best Rayman games.

It does what that title says, it brings Rayman back to where he came from and it is done extremely well.
Posted: November 26, 2013
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