Rayman Arena (PlayStation 2)

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This is the first multiplayer game in the Rayman series. It's no jump and run as the other Rayman franchises were - here, you race against your friend or battle him in the arena. These battles are of course child-friendly - you must collect five glowing spheres before the other player does.

Go at it in mind-bending races courses, or square off head to head in the battle arena. Use your speed in 12 race courses where you must take risks, use tricks, and trip up your opponents as you run, slide, climb, and helicopter for the checkered flag. You can freeze the other player for a few seconds by shooting him with an ice beam.

For these battles, 12 different maps are included. Knockout your opponent with power-ups, traps, and special ammo, and four-player action - splitscreen on consoles, over the internet on PC.

You can unlock rewards such as bonus levels, additional modes, character skins, and new characters by beating the best times and highest scores.


Rayman Arena PlayStation 2 Rayman Arena Title Screen
Rayman Arena PlayStation 2 Speed Strip
Rayman Arena PlayStation 2 Racing Through The Waterfalls
Rayman Arena PlayStation 2 The Starting Line

Alternate Titles

  • "Rayman M" -- UK/German title
  • "M ריימן" -- Hebrew spelling

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PGNx Media Oct 23, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 05, 2001 16 out of 20 80
4Players.de Dec 31, 2001 80 out of 100 80
GameSpy Oct 29, 2002 74 out of 100 74
Gamesmania.de Jan 22, 2002 72 out of 100 72
GamePro (US) Sep 25, 2002 3.5 out of 5 70
Gaming Target Sep 24, 2002 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot Oct 10, 2002 5.7 out of 10 57
Worth Playing Dec 05, 2002 5.6 out of 10 56
Super Play Dec, 2001 4 out of 10 40


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Rayman Arena was originally going to be sold worldwide as Rayman M, until Ubi Soft realized that M usually stands for "Mature", so they changed the title for some regions.
phlux (4142) added Rayman Arena (PlayStation 2) on Dec 15, 2001
Other platforms contributed by vism (421), Sciere (309825) and phlux (4142)