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Rayman Arena

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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 The Starting Line
Rayman Arena PlayStation 2 Inside a Pirate Ship
Rayman Arena Windows Battle against Rayman
Rayman Arena PlayStation 2 Rayman Arena Loading Screen

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

I tried to like it, I really did! Windows ThE oNe (178)

The Press Says

PGNx Media PlayStation 2 Oct 23, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Dec 05, 2001 16 out of 20 80
Gamer's Pulse GameCube Nov 22, 2002 39 out of 50 78
4Players.de Windows Jan 10, 2002 74 out of 100 74
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Oct 29, 2002 74 out of 100 74
ActionTrip Windows Jan 22, 2002 71 out of 100 71
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Sep 25, 2002 3.5 out of 5 70
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Oct 10, 2002 5.7 out of 10 57
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Xbox Nov 14, 2002 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Feb, 2003 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30


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The PC version (at least the German one) includes a cheap gamepad.
Contributed to by vism (427), Sciere (281223) and phlux (4142)