Rayman Arena PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Sep 24, 2002
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
Buy On
  1. 74
    Most of the racing is exciting and a treat for the eyes, but there should have been more in the way of multiplay.
  2. 70
    As a multiplayer game, though, the fun doesn't last as long as it should. [July 2002, p.76]
  3. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    70
    The fact that I got so involved in the solo portion of a multiplayer game meant they were doing something right. [June 2002, p.99]
  4. Game Informer
    65
    I just couldn't get into the bland fighting half of the game. [Nov 2002, p.128]
  5. Play Magazine
    60
    It's not the kind of party game that lasts well beyond the immediate draw. [June 2002, p.63]
  6. The low asking price and endearing charm of the Rayman universe prevent this decent attempt at a story-less “Rayman 2” spinoff from completely bombing out
  7. PSM Magazine
    60
    It's entertaining for a while, but unless you add alcohol and gambling, it won't dominate your life. [June 2002, p.38]
  8. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    60
    Addictive and fun whether you're entertaining a group of friends or a party of one. [June 2002, p.110]
  9. Anyone looking for an exciting mascot racing game won't find too much to like here once the thrill of four-player multiplayer has worn off.
  10. GameNow
    50
    It's too bad that only about half of Rayman Arena is fun to play. [August 2002, p.65]

Awards & Rankings

94
#94 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Aug 24, 2017
    8
    While I personally like the GameCube version a little more, this one is fun to play as well. The only reason I like the GC version better isWhile I personally like the GameCube version a little more, this one is fun to play as well. The only reason I like the GC version better is because this one only goes up to 2 players instead of 4. This one feels more like an upgraded version of Rayman Rush, but that's ok. Full Review »
  2. Oct 18, 2014
    10
    One of the best, underrated PS2 Party games with a wide variety of levels ranging from fighting to racing, alongside a stunning and relevantOne of the best, underrated PS2 Party games with a wide variety of levels ranging from fighting to racing, alongside a stunning and relevant soundtrack that strongly benefits the game. A must have for any Rayman fan and PS2 owner! Full Review »
  3. RyanM.
    May 4, 2003
    8
    Rayman gone multiplayer. Never saw it coming. Well it's not a half bad game, with elements of racing, and battling, a overall decent Rayman gone multiplayer. Never saw it coming. Well it's not a half bad game, with elements of racing, and battling, a overall decent game if you have the multitap for 4 people. Just one thing, Graphics are terrible but if your straightforward game play, get this one. Full Review »