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  • Summary: Rayman Arena puts you in a competitive crash course. As any member of the cast of Rayman 2, you must smoke the competition on challenging race courses or incite a firefight in the battle arena. Take risks, use tricks, and trip up opponents as you sprint, slide, climb, and helicopter throughRayman Arena puts you in a competitive crash course. As any member of the cast of Rayman 2, you must smoke the competition on challenging race courses or incite a firefight in the battle arena. Take risks, use tricks, and trip up opponents as you sprint, slide, climb, and helicopter through 12 courses in an all-out rush for the checkered flag. Each of the gladiator-style arenas features its own set of power-ups, traps, and special ammo. You can also compete with up to four players in multiplayer action. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Only stifled by its lack of variety, Rayman Arena features well-designed and engaging gameplay.
  2. I don’t particularly understand the reasoning behind selling this as a standalone game.
  3. Game Informer
    70
    A decent addition to the series. [Nov 2002, p.133]
  4. Doesn't really do anything to differentiate itself from these older foot-racing games and doesn't bring anything new to the table.
  5. 60
    The multiplayer modes are adequate, though fairly superficial. Even kids will have problems making it through the single-player element simply to unlock characters and skins.
  6. Exactly half of this game (The fighting half) is just worthless, and while the other half (The racing half) is fantastic, there isn’t enough of it to warrant a purchase.
  7. Anybody who has experience with platform games will beat Rayman: Arena like a redheaded stepchild. So, it can be inferred that the game is probably not meant for experienced platformers.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jan 15, 2016
    9
    I spent a lot of time playing this game, it's a fantastic racing/fighting game! And the co-op up to 4 people is awesome as well, me and myI spent a lot of time playing this game, it's a fantastic racing/fighting game! And the co-op up to 4 people is awesome as well, me and my brother always play this when he is at home and we have time. Don't listen to the critic reviews, because if you play this, you will love it. Expand
  2. Aug 24, 2017
    8
    It's not the best Rayman game by any means, but I've still been able to get some enjoyment out of this game. The racing can be fun and theIt's not the best Rayman game by any means, but I've still been able to get some enjoyment out of this game. The racing can be fun and the arena battles, while not the best can also have some enjoyment. Decent game to play with friends. Expand

Awards & Rankings

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#94 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002