Rare Replay Reviews

Rare Replay is ranked in the 94th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Essential
Aug 4, 2015

A ridiculously generous and thoughtfully presented compilation packed with bona fide classics and obscure gems.

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IGN
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2015

Rare Replay is an incredible package. Its presentation is charming, the extras are amazing, and so many of the games included here are still a blast to play. Whether it's your first time through or you're revisiting decades later, Rare's journey through the past 30 years of video game history is a fascinating one, and Rare Replay does an incredible job of capturing the essence of what makes the studio's work so unique in our medium.

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Aug 3, 2015

Rare Replay is an incredibly high-value retro compilation, which adds to its impressive (but sadly not exhaustive) line-up of classics with new ways to play and interesting bonus content.

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8 / 10
Aug 4, 2015

A rare chance to celebrate a developer's work through three whole decades, and even if some classics are missing what's left still represents a laudable achievement in gaming.

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8.8 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2015

You'd be hard-pressed to not uncover something you enjoy in this nostalgia-laden package

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GameSpot
Top Critic
8 / 10
Aug 3, 2015

Rare Replay is a massive collection of great games and interesting documentaries, but not everything is as good as it could have been.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2015

Rare Replay is an essential piece of gaming history

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Yes
Aug 3, 2015

The best bundle of games releases for an Xbox since The Orange Box. Some are all-time classics, Others are Grabbed By The Ghouies.

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USgamer
Top Critic
Aug 3, 2015

A fantastic package that charts the history of one of Britain's most important developers. It works both as a historical archive, and as a top-tier package of classic games. There really is something for everyone in this wonderfully crafted anthology.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2015

Rare Replay is a new milestone for compilations. A great deal of care was put into the project, and 30 games is enough meat to ensure that everyone will really enjoy at least half of them. I sincerely hope this is the start of a revival of the classic Rare we know and love.

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Aug 2, 2015

Rare Replay is a momentous celebration of gaming history. The package has been constructed with care and attention to detail, offering gamers of all types a glimpse into the past of one of the industry's greatest studios.

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90 / 100
Aug 3, 2015

A colossal review of 30 years of history of one of the greats of the video game, through 30 key titles in its history. Everything, sprinkled with new options and multimedia content that Rare fans will enjoy like no one else.

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9 / 10
Aug 12, 2015

Whether returning to games of your childhood, or experiencing these titles for the first time, Rare Replay should be an essential purchase for Xbox One owners.

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8 / 10
Aug 3, 2015

Rare Replay is an easy recommendation for value-conscious gamers, but it has a surprising amount of historical heft as well.

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8.8 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2015

A large, large, rich collection and moreover sold at a bargain price.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2015

A brilliant tribute to the career of one of the most important studios in the history of video games. It radiates love for the medium, and despite some minor flaws, it is much more than just a compilation.

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Unscored
Aug 3, 2015

Buy it if you're an Xbox One owner who could use a deep dive into classic, super-hard games.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2015

A collection of pure gold. Even the few less-famous titles are worth a look, and the inclusion of a handful of last-gen diamonds makes it unbelievable value.

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Aug 3, 2015

Rare Replay is, simply put, one of the best collections in gaming history. Hours upon hours of gameplay await players, and with classics like Banjo, Conker, and Perfect Dark those hours won't be wasted.

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VideoGamer
Top Critic
8 / 10
Aug 3, 2015

Rare Replay is a lovely collection that I can't help but feel could have been even lovelier.

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