Experience the magical universe of Rayman with legendary 2D gameplay that has captured the hearts of millions of fans!
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Release Date: Mar 29, 2012

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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

Windows
Mac OS X
    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.
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christo_homan
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
if you like to play pretty difficult games with difficult controls then you'd like this. I recommend this (FYI its easier on the Xbox, Playstation, Wii, etc.)
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EvilZain
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Fun game! The gameplay is very fun especially with friends and the level design is great! The graphics are fantastic too! 20/10
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Nisk
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
ok guys I get it, it's Rayman in full action packed 2D platforming. It's really good.

But where the Origins tho'
This didn't originate anything.
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Sonic's Pleasure Palace
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Bodacious Babes.
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Dr. Aesthetics
( 49.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
vry good game has loadsa fun level and gr8 characters haha so fun so good buy it if you have da money haha lmao GOOD GAME
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eduardotaz
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
Great game! Great music! This is a great local co-op game to play with the wife!
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NargilaV.I.P
( 16.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
Best 2D Platformer Game Ever Created!!!
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Lord_Manhammer
( 18.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
It kinda feels like everytime i buy an ubisoft game i encounter a gamebreaking bug thats there is no fix for.
You can get stuck in the map - when you do, the only thing to do is delete the save and start over.....
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ELecTr0nix
( 14.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
As the title suggests, Rayman Origins is a prequel to all the Rayman games of the last several years. The game itself is challenging, satisfying, and has a good amount of replay value which is an oddity considering that this game is published by Ubisoft. There is a decent amount of unlockable characters (most of which are Teensies), and completionists will be satisfied with the challenges available for them to conquer. If you’re a platforming fanatic I’d suggest adding this game to your library.
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TopH@
( 19.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 18
This is a very creative game and its level design is very inique to this platformer. I recomend playing it and trying out rayman legends aswell. There are bery indepth thought in charactrrs and i loved the unlockable abilities.
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Bassmatrix
( 12.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 12
No ♥♥♥♥ing uplay! 10/10!
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Ray
( 11.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 12
One of the best platformers nowadays.
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Mikliom
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 10
I recommended :)
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professorlamp
( 13.9 hrs on record )
Posted: February 19
It's like Supermeatboy but way easier and mega polished.
Pretty much everything about it is high quality, soundtracks, FX, graphics, gameplay. If you want a casual 2d platformer then this is a good choice.
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-Onnsight-
( 9.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 15
game is awesome and level design is awesome too here's a videe showing the game and impressions of me and my girlfriend. !! also the controls are fluid and very responsive !! what i like the most about it ..also kinda funny with all these little details .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWwgQeVOYoc
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GreenGamerM
( 11.6 hrs on record )
Posted: January 30
soooo fun
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Sweet Potato
( 18.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 29
11/10 quality masterpiece
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ZombiePanda402
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 28
I've been playing nothing but shooters and this is a breath of fresh air. I'm enjoying the music and the art style. I'm going to play a world everyday until I'm done with the game!
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Huumausaine
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 24
Fantastic, challenging 2D platforming. Fluid animations, beautiful, hand-drawn aesthetic, and great soundtrack to go with it. Definitely worth picking up.

No Uplay required!
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7workers
( 17.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 23
Awesome! Fun, a bit hard sometimes, but can't stop trying again and again. Co-op mode is good, was playing with my wife :)
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
game is awesome and level design is awesome too here's a videe showing the game and impressions of me and my girlfriend. !! also the controls are fluid and very responsive !! what i like the most about it ..also kinda funny with all these little details .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWwgQeVOYoc
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
No ♥♥♥♥ing uplay! 10/10!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
As the title suggests, Rayman Origins is a prequel to all the Rayman games of the last several years. The game itself is challenging, satisfying, and has a good amount of replay value which is an oddity considering that this game is published by Ubisoft. There is a decent amount of unlockable characters (most of which are Teensies), and completionists will be satisfied with the challenges available for them to conquer. If you’re a platforming fanatic I’d suggest adding this game to your library.
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
A beautiful 2D platformer, which you can play with your friends. (local) This game feels so natural, smooth and not too difficult. Lots of unlockable characters, great music and lots of collectibles in the levels themselves.

Would recommend to play with friends though! Makes so much more fun.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
The best game for couples, even if youre in exams or mad makes you smile. Its beatiful and well designed. We totally recomend for childrens and not too childerns. Very good game totally worth it. This is a example why i like videogames.
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79 of 88 people (90%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 26, 2015
It's like playing a good old PS1 game with 2014 graphics and 60 fps.

10/10
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35 of 38 people (92%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
Play this game through to the end, and you will find yourself slowly driven mad as you realise the game's level design is actually a sinister ploy to make you lose your grip, over and over, in your attempt to reach the exit. It might start out with a hand on your shoulder and some encouraging words to help you along, but before you know it you find yourself thrown off the metaphorical cliff as you reset the same stage for the twentieth time in order to bypass the same obstacle, while the game gives you a patronizing pat on the back and asks if you don't want to just give up already.

Pretty game, the visuals are a work of art, but the level designers were a band of sadistic ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s beyond compare.
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30 of 32 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
73.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2015
Up to four player platforming mayhem. Storyline is dismal and easily forgotten, however, the the music, the art, and the gameplay are all topnotch. The movement is phenomenal and gives you so much freedom to exploit the maps to the fullest. The art is straight out of Saturday Morning Cartoons. It is a delight to watch. But this game truly shines when you play this multiplayer mode. You can slap each other, punch each other and do so much more to each other and sometimes it plays a perfect part in the game, other times it just adds that much more fun to the game.

An absolute contender for best platforming game ever. Don't miss this one.
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33 of 38 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
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.
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28 of 32 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 26, 2014
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.
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19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
151.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
Gorgeous hand drawn animation and fantasic gameplay. On the difficult side, but game has a forgiving setup where you can help a younger player through the more difficult sections of a level. Love some good old school 2-d platforming, and this game is probably the best in this particular genre. I give it a thumbs up!
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23 of 30 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 15, 2013
Rayman: Origins is a 2D side-scrolling, platforming adventure with full four-player local co-op.
Rayman accidentally started a war with the Livid Dead, the monsters lurking beneath the otherwise peaceful Glade of Dreams.
The protagonist must work his way through a series of themed stages, collecting floating objects called "Lums", and rescuing critters known as "Electoons" from hidden cages. Reaching certain Lum targets can earn extra "Electoons", which unlock new levels and characters.
Besides of jumping Rayman learns new skills such as hovering, swimming and shrinking, bringing a compelling variety to the action, and testing your dexterity to the limits.
On your way you have to cross floating platforms, dissolving platforms, platforms that twist and turn, that bounce you into the air or slowly fall and fade.
Rayman: Origins has impressive graphics, the backgrounds are beautifully drawn and has multiple layers of action.
The levels vary from familiar takes on platforming staples – cloud levels and underwater levels – to such oddities as a world based on didgeridoos.
Alongside the standard platforming levels, there are boss encounters, and scrolling shoot-'em-up challenges in which you leap on to a mosquito and fly through formations of angry birds and spiky puffer fish.
Rayman Origins features drop-in/drop-out cooperative play for up to four players at a time and as long as one of you stays alive to free injured players from bubbles in which they become trapped when hit, progress through a level remains possible.
Everywhere there is humour and whimsy, every screen a feast of bizarre scenery and weird inhabitants.
Rayman: Origins is one of the best platforming experiences you are going to have on Steam. The game is crafted with so much love, so much humor, and does so many things right, that it is impossible not to have a blast. It is definitly worth the money.

Sounds 8/10
Graphics 8/10
Gameplay 9/10
Atmosphere 9/10

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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 21, 2014
Rayman Origins is a platform game.

A reboot of the classic Rayman game (the 2D one, not the 3D games), Rayman Origins is an excellent addition to the franchise.

Rayman and his friends are all relaxing on the Snoring Tree. But their snoring disturbs an old granny from the Land of the Livid Dead. She sends out an army of Darktoons across the Glade of Dreams, who capture the Electoons which inhabit it. You, as Rayman and his friends, must go out across the world and free the Electoons to restore the Glade.

Although the story is great, the game's aesthetics and soundtrack is where it really shines. The beautifully crafted world, accompanied by the brilliant musical score, is what really sucked me in. The visuals are absolutely gorgeous, and the soundtrack is superb.

Gameplay is excellent too. The animations are fab, and the game overall feels very fluid. I am not a huge fan of platformers, the gameplay usually fails to entertain me, but I absolutely adored Origins. You start off with just the ability to run. But as you progress you unlock more abilities, such as wall-running. There are also certain levels in which you ride a mosquito. You can either shoot enemies or suck them up to fire them.

The game comes with 4-player local co-op. This is great, but it would be even better if it included Online play too. This is the only downside to the game.

One of the best PC games to be released in 2012. I recommend this to both those who adore platformers, and those who do not.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2013
So I realized Rayman Origins is on sale again and you would be a huge fool for skipping this game. This is the very definition of a perfect co-op game, I’ve played this with nearly every age-group imaginable and have yet to met an individual who did not appreciate the game. This game really does put other Indie 2D platformers to shame and shows that Ubisoft can actually make a good Rayman game that isn’t ‘2’ ported to ‘x’ system.

The game really is something else, everything from the super smooth gameplay (I’m talking super meat boy / Mario fluid controls here) to the super detailed animation of the levels just leaves you in pure ecstatic joy, the same type of joy when you first experienced split screen on N64 x100.

In summary: DO YOU LIKE FUN? -->THEN BUY THIS GAME.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
Been a fan of the Rayman franchise since childhood, I've even bought the Rabbids games but very thankful its back to its roots. Big fan of 2D platformers and this is one of the best.

If you like a difficult platformer this is for you. Level designers were truly sadistic and want you to lose your mind. Might be the single greatest test for someones dexterity and twitch reflexes.

Beautiful design as usual from Michel Ancel. Visually pleasing would me an understatement. Wish it would have had a better more fleshed out story. Even one as bare bones as the original would have been nice.
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22 of 32 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 8, 2015
A classic Platformer right here. Everything good about the Rayman series all piled into one. The levels are beautiful, colourful and just the right amount of challenge to make this a joy to play.

All of the staple platforming features are seen here, flying, double jumps, as well as a really nice added bonus of being able to fly on the back of a fly.

This also has a really good co-op mode which can easily be played by anyone with zero gaming experiance.

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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2014
Craziness in Rayman style: colors that will push every pixel of your monitor to its chromatic limit, a lot of wacky characters to choose, deep replay value, comic action and fun. It also made me feel some kind of nostalgia related to the level design, very retro. Rayman fan or not, this game is a must for 2D platform lovers.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
59.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
This is THE most fun I've had with a game. Ever. I love it to death.

The gameplay is simple, creative, diverse and surprisingly challenging at times - but never frustratingly so.
The characters are witty and charming and always put a smile on my face.
The animation and graphics are gorgeous and inspired.
And the soundtrack is... well... music to my ears :p

My first playthrough clocked in at 30 hours, and I've played through it again since :)

This is my first Rayman game so I don't know how it compares, but I am so getting the sequel!

Get it! Right now!
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 2, 2015
Beautiful and fun game that's quite accessible even to people who suck at platformers (like me), however if you're not really good & don't like replaying levels to get better rating you won't get access to last levels of the latter areas. I personally ended on the fight with the red boss that you unlock at 90 pink-lady-things and just didn't feel like trying over and over again so I quit. Which is not really a problem since there's not really a story so I don't feel like I missed something that would tarnish my enjoyment of this game.

+ controls feel ok
+ stages are beautiful
+ characters are cute, especially the wizard thing dude
+ good music (personally I liked the music from the water stages the most)
+ no uPlay if that bothers you
+ you can get through most of this game even if you're not good at platformers

- but if you're not good there are some frustrating parts... well, that was pretty much expected though so~

_ half of a golden sloth _
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
In lesser hands, the art design might have overwhelmed everything, leaving the levels to feel like an overly cluttered and repetitive mess. Instead, it's a wonderful platformer with its own unique style that's most definitely worth experiencing, and especially shared.
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