thumb|link=Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 is the second installment of the Rayman Raving Rabbids party franchise, in which the Rabbids attempt to invade Earth and have set up headquarters near a local shopping mall. Players play as Rayman, who has disguised himself as a Rabbid to infiltrate their plans, or a random Rabbid. The game features 50 minigames, a greater emphasis on simultaneous multiplayer gameplay compared to the original game, and online leaderboards. It is followed by Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party.
Minigames in Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 are played by entering a mode known as 'Trips', which is divided into five regions of the Earth: USA, Europe, Asia, South America, and Tropics. Each region has 9 minigames, 5 of which are randomly chosen each time the player begins a trip. Completing a trip unlocks those minigames, which can later be played individually through Free Play mode. Additionally, players can use a Trip Customization mode to create their own trips using the available minigames.
Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 features a wide variety of minigames that focus on different themes and utilize different control schemes. In rhythm music games, players use selective instruments (singing, guitar, drum, keyboard, etc.) to perform as part of a Rabbid band. Each minigame can be played with up to four players at once, as either Rabbids or Rayman.Shooting games, which in the first Rayman Raving Rabbids were scattered among the regular levels, have now been moved to a separate area called the Shooting Arcade, where they can be played after completion of Trips.
In the plot,the Rabbids invade Earth,after conquering Rayman's world,causing trouble in UFOs and yellow,flying submarines.Rayman infiltrates them in a disguise to thwart their plans,as well as having fun.
- Main article: Rayman (character)
Rayman and the Rabbids return in this game. Playing as a Rabbid provides a large variety of customization options for players to choose from (around 63). Playing as Rayman only allows a maximum of 9 costumes (including his traditional purple-and-red hoodie). Players take the role of Rayman in Trips mode, and have the option of playing as either Rayman or a Rabbid in Free Play mode. It is possible to unlock costumes for both Rayman and Rabbids by completing high scores in both minigames and shooting games, or by shooting a specific Rabbid (a Right Rabbid) in each shooting game. The character customization menu features recognizable outfits like samurai, caveman, police, Dracula, cowboy, chief, Ken (Street Fighter). Darth Vader and Naruto weren't put in the last version, nor in the Japanese version.Octopi are also seen in-game.
Bosses (shoot mini game)
- Rabbinator, a parody of the Terminator.
- Rabbid 2.0, a sub that turns into a robot.
- The chef from outer space, a fat chef and the only boss to appear twice.
- Space Rabbids, a parody of Power Rangers although with one less member, the
colors being red, yellow, green and purple.
The game starts with Rayman infiltrating a mall overrun by Rabbids. As he's about to sneak in, he disguises himself wearing two socks on his head, a headband, two makeshift eyes, and helium (in order to disguise his voice, thus blending in more with the other Rabbids). He then picks up a soda can and throws it to distract two guard Rabbids (who end up beating each other over their heads, apparently thinking that one of them caused the noise, or simply because they wanted to hurt each other) and steals one of their plungers. Rayman climbs to the roof of the facility and peers through a skylight, where he observes the Rabbids watching a video of humans. Seconds later, one of the Rabbids jerks its head, noticing Rayman's presence. Accidentally, he falls into the mall and is spotted. A Rabbid with split color eyes walks up to him and whips out a European Wii copy of the first Rayman Raving Rabbids game. Taking a look at the cover, it seems to recognize Rayman. Thinking quickly, Rayman screams "DAAAAAAAH!", convincing the Rabbids that he is one of their own. Rayman and the Rabbids are then led into an airborne submarine, taking him to a location for invasion. It is unknown if Rayman Succeeds but he probably gets caught hinted in Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party
Marcel Popo as Rabbids and Rayman (gameplay, because of the helium his "Rabbid voice" remains)
Pop Culture References
The original teaser trailer is a parody of the trailer for the 2007 Transformers film. One of the Rabbid costumes players can unlock is that of Altair's, the main character of Assassin's Creed, also made by Ubisoft and released the same day. Many available costumes are parodies or references to movie or videogame characters, including Indiana Jones, Spider-Man, Superman, TMNT, Sam Fisher, Ken Masters from Street Fighter, a Mantel Trooper from the PlayStation 3 game Haze, Sailor Moon, Command and Conquer: Generals, and a Krusty Krew hat from the TV series SpongeBob SquarePants.
The game features the following licensed songs during the music levels, all of which are modified versions sung by Rabbids:
- James Brown - Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
- The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
- Kool & the Gang - Celebration
- Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water
- Red Hot Chili Peppers - A Teenager In Love
- Storm Weather Shanty Choir - Drunken Sailor (DS Version ONLY)
When you get first place in a certain mini-game, you might get an "extra song". These mean that you can use these songs in the Jukebox and the music levels. Try to unlock them all! Here's one of the songs you can unlock!
Making Fun (Of Everyday Life)
Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 received less positive reviews and praise than its predecessor. IGN dismissed the game as disappointing, as they felt the core games were less enjoyable than those in the first. GameSpot stated that despite not being nearly as captivating as the first game, it also has its quality moments. The following ratings were delivered for the game:
- Gamespy: 3.5 out of 5
- NintendoLife: 8 out of 10 
- Xplay: 2 out of 5 03:05, January 27, 2012 (UTC)18.104.22.168
- Official Nintendo Magazine: 78%
- Nintendo le Magazine Officiel: 8.5 out of 10 
- Nintendo Power: 6.5 out of 10
- ↑ . GC '07: Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 Multiplayer Hands-On. wii. Retrieved on 2007-08-31.
- ↑ De'ath, Luke. Ubisoft's 2007 Wii Schedule. Wii Monster. Retrieved on 2007-06-19.
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- ↑ Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 on X-play
- ↑ Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 review from Nintendo Official Magazine
- ↑ "Nintendo Le Magazine Officiel #62, December 2007, p.97