10 Most Criminally Underrated Games Of The Last Generation
3. Rayman Origins
As you may have garnered from SSX, its rare to find a truly great local multiplayer game in this day and age. Sure, there are the reliable stalwarts of COD and FIFA, but nothing will put a grin on your face after a few beers like four player Rayman. With its gorgeous 2D visual style, hilarious sound effects and tightly honed platforming there are few platformers this generation that rival Origins, aside from its better performing sequel, of course. From the sheer breadth of levels to the creative boss fights, the experience stays varied and compelling right until the final level. Whether youre exploring dimly lit underwater caverns, jumping through lush greeneries, or dying repeatedly as you fail to complete the absurdly difficult treasure chest levels -you will always find something new that brings a smile to your face. The replay value is phenomenal here too, with the game challenging you to go back and collect hidden lum lums, beat each levels time attack mode or even just making you yearn to replay your favourite levels for the sheer fun of it. If youre looking for a pure single player platforming experience or a laugh with three of your mates, you really cant go wrong with Rayman Origins. Grab some friends, a case of beer, and put on your Rayman gloves and prepare to be charmed silly.
Having written for Official Playstation Mag, Godisageek and obviously What Culture. Tom is a London based writer who loves him some games. You may also find his articles lurking in the film and comic sections on rare occasions.