Rayman Origins

A two-dimensional platform game, the gameplay of which references classic installments of the series. The story of the game takes place before the events told in the first installment of the series. The action of the game takes place in a fairytale realm called the Crossroads of Dream. When the world is threatened by an invasion of dark creatures called Hoodlums, the titular protagonist and his friends decide to save it. During the game the player will visit various fantasy realms, jump between numerous platforms (the action is shown from side perspective and the player can move in four directions), get past various traps, obtain new abilities and fight enemies encountered on the path. There is more than a dozen types of enemies, as well as much more powerful bosses. What's more, the game contains levels in which the protagonist mounts other creatures (for example a giant mosquito) and rides it through large areas. Cooperation mode is a novelty in the series – it allows the player to complete all levels while accompanied by up to three friends. The colorful, beautiful graphics generated by UbiArt Framework are a valuable asset to the game. Colorful locations are accompanied by neatly-animated characters and a catchy soundtrack.

Microsoft Xbox 360
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Rayman Origins

Rayman Origins | XBOX 360

Arcade, platform, 2D, multiplayer, co-op

Companies responsible for Rayman Origins

Ubisoft | game developer

Ubisoft | publisher   Official website

Rayman Origins release date for XBOX 360:

game language:
English

15 November 2011 | Worldwide

24 November 2011 | Europe PAL

15 November 2011 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player , size: 1 DVD
Game score 8.9 / 10 calculated out of 644 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.5 / 10 calculated out of 162 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 3
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Rayman Origins

Rayman Origins | PS3

Arcade, platform, 2D, multiplayer, co-op

Companies responsible for Rayman Origins

Ubisoft | game developer

Ubisoft | publisher   Official website

Rayman Origins release date for PS3:

game language:
English

15 November 2011 | Worldwide

24 November 2011 | Europe PAL

15 November 2011 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player , size: 1 BD
Game score 8.4 / 10 calculated out of 245 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.1 / 10 calculated out of 93 players' votes.  

Nintendo Wii
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Rayman Origins

Rayman Origins | Wii

Arcade, platform, 2D, multiplayer, co-op

Companies responsible for Rayman Origins

Ubisoft | game developer

Ubisoft | publisher   Official website

Rayman Origins release date for Wii:

game language:
English

15 November 2011 | Worldwide

24 November 2011 | Europe PAL

15 November 2011 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player , size: 1 DVD
Game score 9.1 / 10 calculated out of 105 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.3 / 10 calculated out of 17 players' votes.  

Nintendo 3DS
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Rayman Origins

Rayman Origins | 3DS

Arcade, platform, 2D, multiplayer, co-op

Companies responsible for Rayman Origins

Ubisoft | game developer

Ubisoft | publisher   Official website

Rayman Origins release date for 3DS:

game language:
English

05 June 2012 | Worldwide

08 June 2012 | Europe PAL

05 June 2012 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 9.2 / 10 calculated out of 37 players' votes.  

PC / Windows
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Rayman Origins

Rayman Origins | PC

Arcade, platform, 2D, multiplayer, co-op

Companies responsible for Rayman Origins

Ubisoft | game developer

Ubisoft | publisher   Official website

Rayman Origins release date for PC:

game language:
English

29 March 2012 | Worldwide

29 March 2012 | Europe

29 March 2012 | USA

Game mode: single player , size: 1 DVD
Game score 8.8 / 10 calculated out of 744 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.4 / 10 calculated out of 145 players' votes.  

PlayStation Vita
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Rayman Origins

Rayman Origins | PS Vita

Arcade, platform, 2D, multiplayer, co-op

Companies responsible for Rayman Origins

Ubisoft | game developer

Ubisoft | publisher   Official website

Rayman Origins release date for PS Vita:

game language:
English

14 February 2012 | Worldwide

22 February 2012 | Europe PAL

14 February 2012 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.8 / 10 calculated out of 339 players' votes.  

Rayman Origins for Nintendo Wii is a 2D platform game, the first one in a couple of years of the history of the series which does not focus on crazy Rabbids. This game by Ubisoft goes back to the roots of this popular series.

When it comes to story, Rayman Origins is set before the first part of the series. The game takes you to Crossroads of Dreams, a fairy realm created by god named Polokus. It is inhabited by a variety of characters, both good and bad. Among the latter there are Hoodlums, creatures born out of infection by nightmares. Rayman and his loyal friends, including Globox, join forces in order to defeat the dark creatures and save the world.

The main feature of Rayman Origins is 2D environment. It has impact not only gameplay mechanics (you move in four main directions), but also the graphic design. The latter is characterized by fabulously colorful backgrounds (12 various environments, including the underwaters), as well as really detailed animation of characters, mainly Rayman and his friends.

One of the innovations in Rayman Origins for Nintendo Wii, is four-player cooperation mode, inspired by the system from New Super Mario Bros. Players can complete the entire campaign together playing as Rayman, Globox, and two Teensies. All Rayman Origins levels were designed with the view of both single player and co-op play, so it is equally fun to play them, regardless of game mode. Moreover, at the end of every co-op level there is each player’s score displayed, which introduces a measure of competition to the game.

Rayman Origins to be the next free game from Ubisoft

News 11 August 2016 13:03

If you somehow happened to have missed Rayman Origins, you will have a perfect chance to make up for it. Starting next week, Ubisoft is going to give the game away as part of their Ubi 30 celebration.