Rare Replay is Studio's First UK No. 1 Since 1998

Microsoft-published compilation dethrones Lego Jurassic World.


Microsoft's Rare Replay has taken the top spot on the official UK games chart, making it the first Rare-developed game to reach No.1 since Nintendo 64 title Banjo-Kazooie in 1998.

UK sales monitor Chart Track reports that Rare Replay, which retails for around £19.99, is also the first budget price game to hit No.1 since Wii Fit Plus in 2009.

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No other new games were released to UK retail in the week ending August 8.

Elsewhere on the chart, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's Lego Jurassic World drops down to No.2, and is followed by Batman Arkham Knight at No.3, The Elder Scrolls Online at No.4 and Grand Theft Auto 5 at No.5.

The full top ten for the week ending August 8 can be found below.

  1. Rare Replay
  2. Lego Jurassic Park
  3. Batman: Arkham Knight
  4. The Elder Scrolls Online
  5. Grand Theft Auto 5
  6. FIFA 15
  7. Battlefield Hardline
  8. Rory McIlroy PGA Tour
  9. F1 2015
  10. Minecraft: Xbox Edition

In GameSpot's Rare Replay review, the compilation of classics earned an 8/10 score, with the reviewer saying "so many of Rare's games easily stand the test of time."

It added: "Getting the chance to play its classics in an easily accessible package is worth celebrating, whether you've played them before or always wished you could. And you should, if you haven't had the chance. Rare's games have a way of speaking to you with respect."

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