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

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  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. 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.
  3. 70
    As a multiplayer game, though, the fun doesn't last as long as it should. [July 2002, p.76]
  4. It's entertaining for a while, but unless you add alcohol and gambling, it won't dominate your life. [June 2002, p.38]
  5. I just couldn't get into the bland fighting half of the game. [Nov 2002, p.128]
  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. Addictive and fun whether you're entertaining a group of friends or a party of one. [June 2002, p.110]
  8. 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]
  9. It's not the kind of party game that lasts well beyond the immediate draw. [June 2002, p.63]
  10. 50
    It's too bad that only about half of Rayman Arena is fun to play. [August 2002, p.65]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Oct 18, 2014
    One 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 »
  2. RyanM.
    May 4, 2003
    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 »