Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition

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Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition is ranked in the 94th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 24 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

96%

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Based on 24 critic reviews

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Spaziogames
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2018

Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition is surely the definitive edition of the game, albeit it adds very little to the original outing. New skins and Kung Foot tournament are not enough to warrant a second purchase of the game; homewever, Rayman Legends remains a must-have even four years after its'original release if you haven't played it before.

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NintendoWorldReport
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2017

undefined.Lack of new content notwithstanding, Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition is, at least for this moment in time, one of the best 2D platformers on the Switch. The level design and varied gameplay are top notch, the graphics and music are beautiful and I'm really amazed by just how much there is to unlock and accomplish in the game -- we're talking dozens of hours of content. Unless you really like Legends, there isn't much here for those that have played this on other systems But if you've missed out on Rayman's resurgence on modern consoles, there's no reason not to pick up this brilliant platformer .

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Nintendo Life
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 7, 2017

Despite its 'Definitive Edition' moniker, the vast majority of what you get in the Switch version of Rayman Legends has been seen in every other edition. The only truly new features here are a complete character roster for the first time and a tournament mode for its football mini-game. That's not to say it's a bad game; that couldn't be further from the truth. It's still one of the best plumber-free platformers ever made, and its budget price means if you haven't played it before this is the perfect time to jump in. Just be warned: if you already got your fill on Wii U or any other system, there isn't really much here you won't have already seen.

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TrustedReviews
Sep 8, 2017

Rayman Legends is a masterful platformer that excels in almost every way. It's stunningly crafted levels, adorable visuals and excellent music all leave a deep, lasting impression.

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God is a Geek
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 10, 2017

This is very much the Wii U version with a few bells and whistles, but it's still one of the best non-Mario platformers of the last ten years, and that's definitely worth shouting about.

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GearNuke
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 12, 2017

Rayman Legends Definitive Edition proves to be one of the best co-op experience on the Nintendo Switch. Its only negative aspect is the price otherwise it is a fantastic game to play for multiplayer that utilizes the unique control scheme of the Nintendo Switch hardware.

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IGN Spain
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2017

One of the best platformers that we've seen on a while, offering its best version.

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Gameblog
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 8, 2017

Rayman Legends didn't age at all. It's still one of the most well-crafted and most gorgeous platformers you can play today, alone or with friends. But with only a few additions that don't change anything compared to the other versions, we can say we don't really understand how it feels "Definitive".

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Impulsegamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Sep 20, 2017

Sure, this is not a new game but Rayman Legends is a truly fun game on the Nintendo Switch that is definitely a must have title if you love arcade games, particularly of this calibre. Lastly, the level design is brilliant and the developers successfully take a 2D game and turn it into something very special on this new portable console that not only pays homage to the platformers of yesteryear but creates a very compelling modern game for the 21st century.

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Metro GameCentral
9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

9 / 10
Sep 14, 2017

Still the best non-Mario platformer ever made and a stunning work of imagination, but if anything this is the worst version so far – not the best.

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Nintendo Insider
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 7, 2017

Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition is a tough game to review. On the one hand, it's still a fantastically creative platformer with plenty of content to offer and an easy recommendation for anyone yet to experience this adventure. On the other though, it's yet another version of a game we've seen plenty of times already with little to offer returning players especially at its higher price point.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Sep 20, 2017

With stellar gameplay, wonderful art and a superb soundtrack, Rayman Legends is one of the best platformer games ever released, hands down.

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FNintendo
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 28, 2017

Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition does not bring a whole world of difference compared to its original but what it does, it does well. Thanks to its fun and visually rich, varied worlds and to a long lifespan, this take of Rayman Legends will fall very well with the players, with the added advantage of handheld gameplay.

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GamePro
89 / 100
89 / 100
Sep 19, 2017

Great port of one of the best 2D Jump & Runs with cool Kung Foot tournament mode. Only the asymmetrical Koop mode of the Wii U version is missing.

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TrueGaming
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 7, 2017

Rayman Legends is definitely one of the best Two Dimensional Platformer games that may fall right onto your lap.

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IGN Italy
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2017

One of the best platform games of the last years presented in an exceptional Nintendo Switch “suit”.

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Continue-Magazin
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2017

This game is clearly not a "Definitive Edition". Too many compromises have to be made like missing Wii U controls or compressed graphics. Other than that it is still one of the best Jump 'n' Runs out there and a definitive must-buy.

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LevelUp
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2017

Rayman Legends is one of the best platform games you can find nowadays, and this is a solid version that you can take with you wherever you are thanks to the Nintendo Switch. Having said that, there is nothing new for those who already have another version of the game.

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Saudi Gamer
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 24, 2017

Rayman Legends still one of the best platform games out there, it offers an enormous content along with a verity of characters, bosses and worlds. My favorite so far are the music levels, amazing soundtracks that beats with every single move in the fast rhythm gameplay. Definitive Edition adds few changes to multiplayer mode Kung Foot which uses Nintendo Switch joy-con along with the touch screen.

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pressakey.com
Sep 28, 2017

Rayman Legends is still a fantastic platformer with a gorgeous presentation and on the Nintendo Switch it is a perfect fit for gaming on the go - but lacking the touchscreen controls for the Murphy sections in the main game, it isn't quite worthy of the "Definitive Edition" subtitle.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Sep 14, 2017

Calling this the “Definitive Edition” may not be the most apt description.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
Cubed3

Top Critic

8 / 10
Oct 21, 2017

In bringing the latest Rayman adventure to Switch, Ubisoft has given the machine easily one of its most visually stunning and enjoyable releases to date. Not quite living up to the moniker of Definitive Edition with increased loading times and performance hiccups, as well as a missing feature, Rayman Legends is still well worth the lower asking price to those yet to jump into Rayman's world, yet outside of the portability aspect it offers little to entice series veterans.

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DigitalCentralMedia
70%
70%
Sep 16, 2017

Rayman Legends is an outstanding game but this definitive edition is not good at all.

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Destructoid
4.5 / 10.0
4.5 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2017

Maybe I nitpicked Definitive Edition into oblivion, but there isn't a justification for such a wonky product that's the latest in a long line of ports.

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