Rayman Origins - Xbox 360

Also known as: Rayman Origins: Collector's Edition

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Also for: PC, 3DS/2DS, PSVita, Wii, PS3
Viewed: 2D Side-on, Scrolling Genre:
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Ubisoft Montpellier Soft. Co.: Ubisoft
Publishers: Ubisoft (GB/GB/GB/GB)
Released: 25 Nov 2011 (GB)
5 Oct 2012 (GB)
1 Mar 2013 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 7+
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We remember a time when Rayman was not all about Rabbids. Do you remember a time when Rayman was not all about Rabbids? Luckily for all of us, Ubisoft hasn’t forgotten the limbless hero’s roots, and neither has creator Michel Ancel - like many things in this crazy gaming generation, all Rayman really needed was some time out.

That has led to another franchise reboot in Rayman Origins. But don’t be concerned, gentle reader, because this is a true return to the series’ classic 2D platforming roots. The art style, the enemies, the frustratingly challenging level design... it’s all present and correct.

Hand-drawn environments and characters beam with colourful and endearing animations. You notice this more when playing the game with multiple players - up to three of your mates can join you in your quest to collect blue orbs and punch various cartoon creatures in the face. Seeing big friendly blob thing Globox ‘crouch’ by squishing his entire body into the floor is both crazy and genuinely chuckle-worthy.

50 stages full of 2D platforming, with new paths to unlock will keep you at this game for a long time to come, while the four-player jump-in gameplay will ensure total hilarity will ensue when the pressure is on. Together, you’ll ultimately need to work hard to restore the Glade of Dreams and protect it from the evil Darktoons.