Rayman 2: The Great Escape is a 3D platform game developed by Ubi Soft Montpellier and published by Ubi Soft Entertainment for the PlayStation, Nintendo 64, Sega Dreamcast, and PC. It was released on 29 October 1999.

While most versions of the game were critically acclaimed, the PlayStation port of the game was heavily criticized for lacking content.

Why the PlayStation Version Sucks

  1. Most levels are missing several sections. Some levels were redesigned and cram several sections of the original level into one.
  2. Two levels from the original version were completely removed.
  3. Lums are also redesigned and don't look as good.
  4. One of the removed levels, "The Sanctuary of Ice and Water", was turned a minor section of another level "Whale bay". With the only thing remaining is the boss segment!
  5. The backstory and bonus minigames were removed.
  6. The hidden section of the level "The Fairy Glade" was removed.
  7. After defeating Jano, Rayman automatically chooses to decline the treasure instead of letting the player decide.
  8. No minigame at the end of each level when you find everything.
  9. The 1000 Yellow Lums were reduced to 800.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. This version is voiced acted instead of using gibberish over text dialogues. The addition of voice acting also adds some more lore and context to the plot with extra cutscenes.
  2. After defeating the final boss you can play a prototype of the original 2D build of Rayman 2 that was scrapped.
  3. Some versions came with a good looking beach ball.
  4. The Music is better quality then the compressed N64 MIDI music thanks to the PS1 having CD over cartridges.