Rayman Legends

Game review by
Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Parents recommendPopular with kids
Delightful, frantic side-scroller with cartoony violence.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 19 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Educational Value

Kids can learn about cooperation by working together to overcome obstacles, solving puzzles, and finding hidden areas. For example, one player on a Wii U GamePad can use their fingertips to cut down logs and chains, so that the other players can bypass the areas. Playing Rayman Legends encourages teamwork, as players communicate verbally to decide who should take the lead or what moves to use.

Positive Messages

The game is about battling evil, therefore it has a fairly positive message to it. There is some mild cartoon violence, however, in performing the various tasks in the game.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Rayman and his friends are happy-go-lucky creatures who want peace and tranquility. After awakening from a 100-year slumber, our protagonists attempt to rescue creatures from evil forces. There isn't a lot of backstory here, though, but the cast of cartoony characters want to do good and fight nightmares infesting the Glade of Dreams.

Ease of Play

In the Wii U version played for this review, the game wasn't very difficult to control, utilizing the wireless Wii Remote controller, or if desired, the Wii U GamePad. It's not hard to pick up for young kids.

Violence

While much of the game has our hero running, jumping, climbing, and flying through the 2D side-scrolling levels, Rayman and his friends can use various attacks to knock out enemies, such as punches, kicks, slaps, and body slams. Some of larger "boss" battles require you to shoot projectiles out of a gun-like weapon to injure dragons and other creatures.

Sex

One of the costumes you can unlock is fig leaves covering Rayman's pelvic area.  

Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Rayman Legends is a side-scrolling platformer with some cartoon violence -- including punching, kicking, slapping, slamming, and shooting a gun-like weapon at times -- but it's quite tame compared to most violence in video games. Gamers who play online with the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions can talk without any filters or moderators, which means one might hear profanity, racist comments, inappropriate personal questions, and so on. Under the CCPA law you have the right to protect your personal information. Make a Do Not Sell request to Rayman Legends.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byBrolo December 24, 2020

Rayman Legends

Rayman Legends is one of my all-time favourite games. Each level is unique and exciting, and overall just a complete blast to play, especially with friends. Som... Continue reading
Parent Written byLuciano Coronel May 7, 2016
Teen, 13 years old Written byAre.You.Ok.Boomer December 21, 2019

This is Not A 10+ Game

Ok i know the girls in the game have very noticeable breasts but is your 8 year old son or daughter going to notice that...The game doesn't have anything... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written bymewtwo May 3, 2014

One of my favorites.

Rayman Legends is a great game. With it's positive story line (fighting evil) and it's goofy characters Rayman Legends is sure to be a favorite of any... Continue reading

What's it about?

He's baaaaaack. The shaggy-haired Rayman has returned in RAYMAN LEGENDS, a new side-scrolling platformer for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Windows PC and PlayStation Vita. After the antics in the previous game, Rayman Origins, our wacky cast of heroes take a 100-year nap, which inadvertently allowed for nasty nightmares to infest the "Glade of Dreams." And so the agile hero and his buddies set out to save imprisoned friends, restore order to the universe, and push back against the evil force with all their might. Along with running, jumping, and climbing through multiple colorful levels, they'll also fight using an arsenal of moves, unlock new areas and outfits, and engage in new musical, rhythm-based stages.

Is it any good?

Yes, it's a blast for the entire family. Along with accessible controls and great graphics and animation, most of the platforming stages are well thought-out, providing some fun, varied, and often challenging ways to tackle a level. This diversification helps keep things fresh. Plus each of the characters you can play as offers their own unique ability, so changing around is fun. Even better than playing alone is exploring with some friends beside you, cooperatively -- four, in total, for most platforms but a fifth on the Wii U version (as "Murfy") -- as each player takes control over a different character. There's also the option to play online with others. While the music stages aren't as entertaining as the action-filled platforming stages, overall the latest Rayman adventure is a delight.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Rayman Legends is available for multiple platforms -- including all three main consoles and the PC. Is this a good thing for the industry or do gamers prefer when the title is exclusive for their platform? Does it make Nintendo owners proud that they are the only ones who can play a Super Mario game? What's better: all or one?

  • How do you set rules around playing video games?

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For kids who love action and puzzle games

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