Rayman Arena (Windows)

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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 Windows Map select (battle mode)
Rayman Arena Windows Cutscene between menus
Rayman Arena Windows The battle rages on
Rayman Arena Windows Title screen

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Gameplay (Benelux) Feb, 2002 83 out of 100 83
Fragland.net Sep 15, 2002 83 out of 100 83
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 19, 2001 15 out of 20 75
Gameguru Mania Jan 19, 2002 74 out of 100 74
4Players.de Jan 10, 2002 74 out of 100 74
ActionTrip Jan 22, 2002 71 out of 100 71
PC Zone Feb 13, 2002 6.6 out of 10 66
Svenska PC Gamer Mar, 2002 55 out of 100 55
GameStar (Germany) Jan, 2002 45 out of 100 45
Computer Gaming World (CGW) 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.
phlux (4142) added Rayman Arena (Windows) on Dec 15, 2001
Other platforms contributed by vism (421), Sciere (307862) and phlux (4142)