Rayman Arena Xbox

Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 4 out of 7
Buy On
  1. 38
    This game is the antithesis of fun. The only ones who might enjoy this game are people who enjoy pain.
  2. The game doesn't really do anything to differentiate itself from these older foot-racing games and doesn't bring anything new to the table.
  3. Xbox Nation Magazine
    50
    The game lacks the sense of speed that made "Mario Kart" such a thrill. [Winter 2002, p.109]
  4. Official Xbox Magazine
    70
    Harmless fun for every age. [Jan 2003, p.90]
  5. It is apparent that Ubi Soft is taking the Rayman license for every dime it is worth and I am sorry to say that they came up really short this time.
  6. The gameplay can't hold a match to even the most basic competition, since the distinct lack of modes, oversimplified approach and lackluster execution combine to make a release that's the exact opposite of what a party title needs to be.
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  1. Mr.Anonymous
    Sep 18, 2007
    3
    You want a good game? Then don't look here! I have played the original rayman, rayman 2 on PC, Rayman 3 on Xbox, and Rayman Raving You want a good game? Then don't look here! I have played the original rayman, rayman 2 on PC, Rayman 3 on Xbox, and Rayman Raving Rabbids on Wii, and I have to say THIS is the worst of the bunch. First of all lack of game characters. Why couldn't they add enemies like with Mario Kart and Dry Bones. No! Make way for tilly the fairy and Mrs. Razorbeard. When I mean add enemies, I mean MORE! From MORE GAMES! We have Razorbeard, and one of his henchmen. Both from Rayman 2. Why this Tilly fool? What happened to Ly the fairy? What about that chubby one from the original? Now lets look at games. You only have two. Time race, and Battle. You can do it in single and multiplayer. Is there any good to this game? Well..YES! The different costumes were pretty original for the time, excluding Metroid, who started either in the 16 bit era or 128 bit era (the series skipped 64 bit, excpet for SSB). For child humor, Murphy is sort of like the orphan in a Mideval Pub. Everybody wants him DEAD. So what is my verdict? I tell the difference from 10 and 0..so lets see Graphics..I've seen better. Hulk and MechAssult has quite the good graphics. Even Rayman 2 on the PC had better graphics than this Storyline..Some guy breaks this sign that controlls all the rayman characters. Buggy?..We've had this for a few years so yeah. One experience. We lost in the beginning, and The Teensees has 2 laps done, and Tilly had 1 lap done. New characters..This game is not meant for new characters. I would have thought less about characters, but Mrs. Razorbeard, that guy who has extreme atsmah (I dunno..) and Tilly..They just suck. I forgot price.. Innovation..Rayman made rayman, which was innovative..Rayman 2 brought rayman to nintendo, and introduced murphy. Rayman 2 Brought in those power up cans. Rayman Arena brought suits. This is innovative for the series, considering the game was made before Rayman 3, but its not too innovative. Just about as innovative as going through an oil feild, the water district, the marketplace, and other places on foot. Therefore Graphics 1. The techno effects were kinda cool Storyline 0. Shows what speed they took to make this. It took them like..what? 10 munites to make the storyline? Innovation 1.5. It did introduce other suits, but metroid already showed that, and you had to unlock them by playing the game. Buggy? 0.5. If you plan on keeping this game, be sure to be ready for some stress New Characters 0. Think these guys out!! Final Verdict 30/100 3 out of 10 3/10 Spend your money on another game like MechAssult, or a next gen system. Full Review »
  2. BlueFalcon
    Mar 10, 2005
    6
    This was a pleasant surprise. I really liked Rayman 2 Revolution and all the characters from it. So mini games with all those characters This was a pleasant surprise. I really liked Rayman 2 Revolution and all the characters from it. So mini games with all those characters seems pretty fun to me. There isn't the variety of mario party, but the games are a little more deep. Full Review »