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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Mozilla Firefox™
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Rayman: Origins is the kind of reimagining that would put the occasional reboot like Thi4f to shame. While it stays close to the concept of the original 1997 release, newcomers will most certainly enjoy it as well. If you're into extensive use of colors, floaty controls compared to games like Super Meat Boy and Limbo, and good old-fashioned boss fights, then Origins isn't exactly your worst bet.

Also, I recommend that you buy this game before you've completed the Back to Origins levels in Rayman: Legends, in case you already possess it, since some genius thought it would be nice to insert half of Origins into Legends as extra content. Well, it was pretty nice, but kind of a shame when you're playing this game and going through levels you've already gone through. Kinda ruins the surprise.
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whiplasher152
( 37.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Rayman Origins Is a great game really fun amazing gameplay but i do Recommend using a controller for this game it's better cause after awhile your hand starts too hurt or it at least did for me so i switched too a controller i thought it was a lot better also the story was sh*t i really didn't even now what was going on other than the bad story the gameplay was great didn't experience any problems or bugs that were serious mostly just minor things that i didn't really care about i think it's annoying that in order for you to play co-op you need wired controllers i couldnt get it to work for i play on the keyboard and mouse and my friend plays on my only wired xbox controller but that didnt work and once my friend came back and he brought his controller it started working fine other than these things the game is really great and i definitely recommend that you play it i would give this game a 9/10 it would be 10/10 if the co-op can be played with a keyboard and the rest of the players can play on a controller
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nadineenidan
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Rayman.

Enough said ^_^
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chyi0820
( 11.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
One of my favorite 2D games, beatiful art, good gameplay and interest display.
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SneakyBeat
( 13.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Don't let the down arrow fool you. This game is great but I don't recommend it because Rayman Legends has most of the levels from this game in it so there's really no reason to not just get that instead except for the whole UPlay thing.
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pjmaster92
( 24.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Not too much to say, Rayman Origins is a great platformer. The controls feel fluid, free, and fun, with levels that start easy and become very challenging later in the game. YOU WILL NEVER FORGET THE TRICKY TREASURE LEVELS. It should be satisfying to casual players and platformer veterans alike. I only played this game in singler player and I really enjoyed it, though I've heard it's good fun with friends.

I would recommend this game to anyone that is looking for a platformer.
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ReesyBoy741
( 52.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
good platforming fun
8/10
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felixader
( 9.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
Love it a lot, one problem.


The controls are just that little bit to swampy, Raymans time of turning or get moving is just that inch to slow a to get me crawilng of frustration because it simply isn't thight enough for me to get trough the games later challenges without getting angry. X-P
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bloodmoore
( 9.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 5
Great co-op platforming.
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90 of 100 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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39 of 42 people (93%) found this review helpful
10 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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33 of 35 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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36 of 42 people (86%) 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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30 of 35 people (86%) 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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18 of 20 people (90%) 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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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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