Rare Replay Collection Announced for Xbox One

Rare Replay Is An Amazing Value

Rare Replay art
Rare Replay art. Microsoft

Update - You can read our full review of Rare Replay right here.

At Microsoft's 2015 E3 press conference, the company officially announced a collection of classic Rareware games to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the company (dating back to when it was called "Ultimate Play the Game"). 

This new compilation title for Xbox One, called Rare Replay, will include 30 classic Rare games on one disc for just $30 and will release on August 4, 2015.  The collection will have 10,000 GamerScore, but how those achievements will be distributed between the games wasn't revealed. 

The value of this package cannot be overstated.  These are 30 of the best games ever made, all for $30.  The list covers Rare's entire history (though, far from it's entire 100+ game total lineup) all the way from the NES to the Xbox 360 and everything in between.  Licensed titles, such as GoldenEye or Mickey's Speedway or anything that used a Nintendo license such as the Donkey Kong Country series, are not included, but that was to be expected.  The full list of included games follows.

Rare Replay Games List

  • Jetpac
  • Atic Atac
  • Lunar Jetman
  • Sabre Wulf
  • Underwurlde
  • Knight Lore
  • Gunfight
  • Slalom
  • R.C. Pro-Am
  • Cobra Triangle
  • Snake Rattle N Roll
  • Digger T. Rock
  • Solar Jetman
  • Battletoads
  • R.C. Pro-Am II
  • Battletoads Arcade
  • Killer Instinct Gold
  • Blast Corps
  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Jet Force Gemini
  • Perfect Dark
  • Banjo-Tooie
  • Conker's Bad Fur Day
  • Grabbed by the Ghoulies
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Kameo: Elements of Power
  • Viva Pinata
  • Jetpac Refuelled
  • Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
  • Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise

Bottom Line

I'm personally most excited for the N64 ports.  Blast Corps is an amazing experience, and I'm really looking forward to playing Jet Force Gemini with dual analog sticks (controlling aiming with the c-buttons on N64 was kind of awful ...).  Killer Instinct Gold is also very appreciated, as I'm not really a fan of the ports of Killer Instinct 1 and 2 on XONE.  Banjo Nuts & Bolts is also a very under-appreciated gem from the company, and the Viva Pinata titles are some of my favorite games of last generation.  Having access to all of these games on one disc is amazing.  I've already played almost all of them, but I'm hungry to play them again come August!