GAME REVIEW: Rayman Origins the perfect playground

Rayman Origins, Platform: Xbox 360, Genre: Action, Price: �17.99.
Rayman Origins, Platform: Xbox 360, Genre: Action, Price: �17.99.
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PLAYING online is a wonder of modern gaming, but there’s nothing like getting a couple of pals huddled around a console and enjoying the immediacy of tackling a platformer such as Rayman Origins together.

This quirky character has been around for a fair few years now, and his Origins outing proves to be one of the best yet.

Undated Handout Photo of the GAME OF THE WEEK, Title: Rayman Origins, Platform: Xbox 360, Genre: Action, Price: �17.99. See PA Feature GAMES Games Column. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature GAMES Games Column.

Undated Handout Photo of the GAME OF THE WEEK, Title: Rayman Origins, Platform: Xbox 360, Genre: Action, Price: �17.99. See PA Feature GAMES Games Column. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature GAMES Games Column.

A beautiful-looking adventure, the game combines the many different elements that make the likes of Mario so successful - devilish level design, secret passageways, countless collectibles and a totally different gameplay experience whether you’re playing solo or with pals.

The lack of online mode may frustrate those who have friends in far-flung places, but everyone else should dedicate some serious time to rediscovering a cracking console character and unearthing one of the best platformers you’re likely to play in the next few months.

VERDICT: 8/10