Rayman Arena

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation 3
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Xbox
47
3.3
PlayStation 2
69
3.2
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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 Rayman wins
Rayman Arena PlayStation 2 Racing Through The Waterfalls
Rayman Arena Windows Opponent wins (battle mode)
Rayman Arena PlayStation 2 The Starting Line

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

Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Feb, 2002 83 out of 100 83
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Dec 05, 2001 16 out of 20 80
Gamer's Pulse GameCube Nov 22, 2002 39 out of 50 78
PC Games (Germany) Windows Mar, 2002 61 out of 100 61
Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Sep 24, 2002 6 out of 10 60
Svenska PC Gamer Windows Mar, 2002 55 out of 100 55
Game Chronicles Xbox Dec 05, 2002 4.1 out of 10 41
IGN Xbox Oct 14, 2002 3.8 out of 10 38
Game Revolution GameCube Oct, 2002 D+ 33
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Feb, 2003 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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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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