Rayman Arena

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation 3
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PlayStation 2
69
3.2
Xbox
47
3.3
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Rayman Arena Windows Map select (battle mode)
Rayman Arena Windows Cutscene between menus
Rayman Arena Windows Main menu
Rayman Arena PlayStation 2 Racing Through The Waterfalls

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)

Critic Reviews

Fragland.net Windows Sep 15, 2002 83 out of 100 83
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Feb, 2002 83 out of 100 83
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Dec 31, 2001 80 out of 100 80
Gamer's Pulse GameCube Nov 22, 2002 39 out of 50 78
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Oct 29, 2002 74 out of 100 74
GamePro (US) GameCube Oct 28, 2002 3.5 out of 5 70
GameSpot Xbox Oct 10, 2002 6.2 out of 10 62
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Oct 10, 2002 5.7 out of 10 57
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Dec 05, 2002 5.6 out of 10 56
Svenska PC Gamer Windows Mar, 2002 55 out of 100 55

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Trivia

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.
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