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Parents' Guide to

Rayman Origins

By Mark Raby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Great multiplayer platforming romp with slapstick violence.

Game Nintendo Wii 2011
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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 8+


This game is ridiculously cute. I adore the art style - visually, the game is stunning - and the soundtrack is the cutest thing ever. I played the original Rayman as a kid, and this really does it justice. It's way more forgiving than the first one too - each level is divided into small chunks, so if you die, you're never set back too far. The co-op play is great for friends or siblings. Just play it. Ugh, so good!
age 8+


Language - Extremely very mild references. Hardly noticeable!! Sex - Mild female clevage nudity! Violence - Mild! Not bloody or graphic. Other - Nothing much. Hope this helps!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (13 ):

Rayman Origins is perhaps one of the most fun and well-crafted games in the 16-year Rayman series. After being dominated by innumerable "Rabbids" titles, it is incredibly refreshing to see the franchise make a return to Rayman's roots, where addicting gameplay, challenging platform levels, captivating scenery, and epic boss battles rule the day. The most exciting feature in this game is the ability for four players to get together and play through the game on the same screen. The process of adding players is seamless, so if you have a friend over and want to play together, the friend can join in right in the middle of your game; when he leaves, you just continue on by yourself again with no interruption to the fluidity of the game experience.

The fantastical and mythical art style that has come to be associated with Rayman is here in full force, along with the addicting and rewarding nature of the game that allows players to gain new skills and gadgets as they progress. There are dozens of characters, many of whom have been reprised from previous Rayman titles for the first time, and an exhaustive number of levels to keep players occupied and fully entertained long enough to make this game well worth it.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: UbiSoft
  • Release date: November 15, 2011
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Comic Mischief, Mild Cartoon Violence, Suggestive Themes
  • Last updated: August 29, 2016

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