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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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

Mac OS X
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Everything about Rayman Origins works. Fastest review I've ever written. I'm out people!

Ok fine you're still here. Rayman origins is a return to a very old character that never caught on like he should. Personally I never played the original Rayman games, finding the character just too odd looking when next to Mario and Sonic.

But fast forward about 15 years from then, and Rayman origins came around at a time when only indies made simple platforming games. So is Ubisoft insane, or genius?

Well I already said everything about this game works, so you figure it out. But It really does. You get the most amazing upbeat music in this game. It creates a beautiful shiny world, and the world change at just the right pace. The gameplay is tight, there's no life limit, and the player has a solid challenge with out being too harsh.

I mean this game basically has revived my love of the 2d Platformer, a love that so many games have tried to ruin or tarnish since, but Rayman Origins (And the sequel legends) are as close to a perfect game. There's challenge, but often times it's beyond just beating the level, rather to get some other goal. It has a wonderful aesthetic. I mean we're talking vibrant colors and music that are glorious compared to so many games that claim to have great graphics but just go for a dull look. And then there's characters.

As I mentioned before Rayman never caught on. Actually, I don't know if I ever played as Rayman in a Rayman game, there's so many beautiful colorful creatures who run around, and allow the player to use them. There's no gameplay benefit to any of the characters, so the player is free to pick the player that they wish.

Speaking of different characters, the game also comes with a brilliant four player couch co-op multiplayer. It's built on the drop in drop out so players can work together. Now the player can accidently hit each other, knocking them in another direction which can cause death, but at the same time, to get revived, the player can fly around another and any attack or being jumped on will bring the player back.

This system works perfectly. If there's a coin or something for the player to try to grasp, the multiplayer allows the team to have multiple attempts. There's no penalty for death, and the multiplayer really does work amazingly.

I could spend hours raving about it. There's only really two negatives I have for this game. The first is achievements. Or rather lack of them. In fact the game doesn't implement steamworks at all. No cloud save support, no achievements for beating the game, nothing. This is a constant problem I have with Ubisoft's games. Steam is a wonderful platform, but they have never fully supported it except for a scant few games.

The other issue I'd bring up is the Damsel in distress problem. Now first off I'm not going to claim this is game ruining, and this isn't a deal breaker. In fact the game can even be said to be perfect, but when I play this game with the daughter, the fairies that the player have to chase and rescue are.. well over sexualized. scantily clad, and they tend to be large breasted, long legs and "Sexified"

Here's the thing, So much of this game is kid friendly, I kind of wish the Faries could be more acceptable. And while this doesn't ruin it, I look at the warrior princesses of Rayman Legends. Those are brilliantly designed, and I'm glad that someone noticed this problem. But it does deserve a negative mention, because it's one of the only things that is perfect for this game.

Overall though, with that minor negative out of the way, I'm going to call this game perfect, which means as perfect as one can expect. at 20 bucks this game is great, at less, this game is an AMAZING value. Rayman Origins produces a kid friendly, challenging platformer, that reminds the player more of a great NES while being as brilliantly colorful as almost any other game. If you haven't given Rayman Origin's a shot, you should. It's a fun engaging game, and really I can't ask for more.
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102 of 118 people (86%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 26, 2015
It's like playing a good old PS1 game with 2014 graphics and 60 fps.

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40 of 43 people (93%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
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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35 of 37 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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38 of 45 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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30 of 36 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
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.
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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
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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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
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
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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Red Fire
10.4 hrs
Posted: October 13
If you're looking for a game to play with your GF, give it a shot.
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4.2 hrs
Posted: October 6
In one of the later levels there is a game breaking bug. Its a good game but the bug destoryes the fun.

If the bug was fit this would be a 7,5 now a 4
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0.4 hrs
Posted: September 28
Dont get me wronge, im a big rayman fan! but the main reason im a bit dissapointed in it was becuase it wouldnt let me create a new file in the game. Dont let this review turn you down, go buy the game! :D
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10.0 hrs
Posted: September 25
NOTE: This is a review of the game as played in local co-op with a friend and as such may not reflect the single-player experience properly.

This was fun! Rayman Origins is a fun platforming romp through colourful and imaginative worlds that resulted in far more laughs, giggles, chuckles and screams of "Nooo! Why did you punch me!? STOOOP IIIT!" -followed by even more laughing, than it ever has the right to.

For something so vehemetly old-fashioned and traditional, Rayman manages to encapsulate all the fun of old couch co-op platformers in a wonderfully modern little package that starts off easy and simple and builds up to a crescendo of challenge that might feel controller-throwingly annoying, if not for the presence of a friend to keep the game humorous and silly.

The music is great, the characters sound silly and the story, with all of its disco dancing and fairy panty-shots, is simple and funny enough to keep players of all ages chuckling and entertained from start to finish. And there is a TON of stuff for the completionists as well!

Well worth the price of admission!

Playtime: 9+ hours (single playthrough)

Ratings (1-10)
Visual: 9
Audio: 9
Story: 8
Gameplay: 9
Overall: 10
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[DFS] Crayola
13.1 hrs
Posted: September 9
Rayman Origins is the first installment, followed by Rayman Legends. Back in 2012 I owned this game on my Wii and enjoyed the multiplayer hard with some buddies, resulting in fun and destroyed Friendships (well not really of course).

This game covers overall 5 diffirent worlds, some in a jammy desert while others are in a temple full of buddism. Yeah, the placement for these are pretty unique, however some levels feel quite repetitive, which you will eventually notice when doing the time trials. Time trials give you a time set, which you need to beat with touching the red flag further in the level. They are quite fair and even some inexperienced players should be able to get at least the normal time done.

Movement feels good even though compared to Rayman Legends, kicks in the air stop you down completly, by standing on a broken platform you have to jump first and then slam down and so on. It was the first game however, and a pretty good job was done for that. Even by using some tricks you get to be faster than actually possible set.

Eventually by proceeding through the levels and saving these little pink fluffly balls, you get to unlock a treasure chase. High movement is required while chasing an eyed-chest, funky music too. It contains a red gem that acts like a teeth for that grandpa over at the Snoring tree. Collect 10 and you enter the land of the Undead, which have been triggered by loud noises at the start.

Rayman does many things right, what it fails at compeltly is the trial and error. Mostly in bosses, but just it's all about remembering the whole fight.

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Carlos SpicyWeiner
0.8 hrs
Posted: September 1
best game ever. thats all i have to say!
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1.1 hrs
Posted: August 28
Great Game. Excellent controls and humor.

Let's just hope they don't port this one to every single electronical device in existence like they did with Rayman 2.
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Paradise Decay
0.9 hrs
Posted: August 22
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My Thoughts:
The Rayman franchise is one of the best platforming games of all time.

Game details:
Experience the magical universe of Rayman with legendary 2D gameplay that has captured the hearts of millions of fans!
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13.3 hrs
Posted: August 19
Best Platform Game of 2011, and created the path for Legends, which is even better.
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