Rare Replay's 10,000 Gamerscore Counts Your Xbox 360 Achievements

The compilation of Rare games will include the original Conker's Bad Fur Day.

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Rare Replay, the Xbox One compilation of many of developer Rare's past games, offers players up to 10,000 Gamerscore's worth of achievements. However, there's an important caveat for those obsessed with maximizing their Gamerscore: achievements transfer from the Xbox 360 versions of included games, potentially reducing that 10,000 maximum.

In an interview with Rare Gamer, Rare lead engineer James Thomas was asked about how achievements are handled in the upcoming collection. "So the 360 games are as they currently are on the 360, nothing added or taken away," he explained. "The benefit of this is that you get to use your existing achievements to get a head start in unlocking the bonus content within Rare Replay. … Now some swift maths should then give you a hint as to how much Gamerscore is within the remaining games and it's fair to say we've pushed the boat out on that one and broken normal conventions."

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Some may view this as a negative, as re-earning achievements can be part of the fun of playing these games. However, there are other benefits to this arrangement, as Thomas noted that save games stored in the cloud will transfer to the Rare Replay versions of games you've played on 360.

Thomas also had some good news about the version of Conker's Bad Fur Day included with Rare Replay. Rather than offer the Live & Reloaded Xbox remake, which censored numerous parts of the game, Rare Replay offers the original N64 game.

"We did have a good old think about which of the versions we'd prefer to use but as we're trying to tell the story of characters created at Rare we'd prefer to start any tail at the beginning," Thomas said. "We felt that the Xbox version altered a little too much, whereas Banjo and Tooie are both the XBLA versions as we felt that not only did they stick to the original but made them look exceptional at the same time."

This likely means that the game won't offer online multiplayer, though.

Rare Replay was revealed earlier this month at E3 alongside Rare's new game, Sea of Thieves. Replay is due out on August 4 for $30.

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jwrebholz

If you have an XBone, this is a must-buy. You just have to get it.

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inf4my

extremely happy for conker's, sad that we won't get that multiplayer experience from the second one.

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smackdowner360

Very excited for this and with a $29 price tag its a day one buy

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theoasis77

They could could have put Reloaded in... Still an amazing looking game, and plays better then original.

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ArchoNils2

To be honest I missed almost all Rare games in this collection. I am looking forward playing them all for the first time

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DrBumble

Can we get a round of applause for the "....start any tail at the beginning" pun?

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DarqStalker

I'm happy that the x360 achievements transfer over. Don't have to worry about regetting old stuff I earned already. Was scared I'd have to redo everything all over again.

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WitchTrials

Couldn't be happier to hear that rare didn't like the conker remake. It really was garbage. Graphics don't make up for it. More importantly I am thrilled to play that original multiplayer, unfortunately I don't think we'll be getting Xbox live support for it though.

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DrRockso87

I feel bad complaining about no Conker: Live & Reloaded (honestly, 30 Rare games for 30 dollars?! It's like being given a porsche and complaining there's a scratch on the bumper) but Microsoft really should have included it. They're giving us 'Grabbed By The Ghoulies', another original Xbox game so it's not emulation that's the problem. They just left it out because of all the hate due to censorship, which is understandable but not excusable for excluding it.

Anyway, definitely going to pick this up day 1! I've never played more than half of these games so I'm really excited about it! First game I'm after is 'BattleToads'! :D

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Export

@DrRockso87: and that will be the game that you hate , lol . I remember loving that game but I also remember its bloody hard and hated it . I never beat that game .

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DrRockso87

@Export: haha believe me, I've heard horror stories about the co-op. I ordered several controllers off of Amazon I plan to smash to make it past the first level. Haha.

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Chippiez

@DrRockso87: It's not as bad as people make it out to be. There are a few levels that are challenging, the tunnel levels aren't challenging--- they're exercises in memorization.

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DarkReign2022

1. How are we supposed to unlock the Camera-based achievements in Viva Pinata if nobody is going to have the camera on their XB1 (Unless they modify the game to use the Kinect, which would be okay at least, but I don't see them taking that route.)

2. The censorship was literally the only thing wrong with C:L&R. Why not just release the Xbox remake and remove that bullshit censorship (or better yet, make it a toggle option in the menu so we can have both (though considering you jump on a sunflowers boobs, clap a machine's brass balls with bricks, and piss on enemies that are on fire to put them out, I really don't think censorship is our highest concern regarding mature content.)

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DrRockso87

@DarkReign2022: Agreed. It's stupid they didn't include Conker: Live & Reloaded. "Hey, guys. We know some of you didn't like the remake so we decided to leave it out." Ummm, what about the people that DO want the remake? Don't get me wrong. I love that the N64 version is there but why not both versions?!

I guess then it would be 31 games instead of 30 but if that's the problem then just ditch 'Perfect Dark Zero' and add 'Conker: Live & Reloaded' instead. 'Perfect Dark Zero' kinda sucked to be honest.

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Ahiru-San

@DarkReign2022:

1- it "counts" your 360 achievements, provided you had a saved game. but I believe the 10k gamerscore is X1-related, so achievements like that (x360 camera, or even kinect-related if there were any) should be modified or completely redone on the X1 achievements.

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Oemenia

Yeah sure, N64 version has nothing to do with lack of OG XBOX BC.

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JustPlainLucas

Ugh... I would have loved to have the Live and Reloaded Conker. It was so pretty.. not looking forward to playing the N64 version.

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jose_consuela

@JustPlainLucas: Really? The n64 was the best version. That game is a rarity now.

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Ripper_TV

That's what I thought.

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Zazabar

AWWW DUDE SO RAD MY GAMERSCORE LOL YEAH

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kentray1985

@Zazabar: I guess you did miss the fact that you get to go back and pick up achievements for older games like blastcorps and Conkers Bad Fur Day. Its a win win for gamers!

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DaVillain-

I can already tell, Battletoads is gonna be a bitch to get all those Achievements on how hard the game really is and this is coming from a guy who played Battletoads SNES and Gameboy versions.

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emptycow718

@davillain-: it was the best on the nes they have both BT arcade and nes

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FLEEBS

@davillain-: I could never make it past the ridiculously insane 3rd level in Battletoads. I won't be playing that game much, I can tell you that. I got too frustrated with that game back in the day to want to relive that.

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Bread_or_Decide

Does anyone really care about their gamescore? Nobody cares.

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FLEEBS

@Bread_or_Decide: I definitely care.

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sladakrobot

@Bread_or_Decide: I care...not specifically about the score itself,its more about the ratio i am interested in.

I am currently on 92% of all achievements available over all of my games.

I was once even 94% but then i started Project Spark and Titanfall lol

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I_P_Daily

@sladakrobot: It's nice to see another completionist, I'm currently over 96%

Are you a member of Trueachievements?

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FLEEBS

@sladakrobot: That's an awesome ratio. I care about ratio, too, but mine is nowhere near as good as yours. I think mine is somewhere near 66% (I'll have to check that), but some of the games that I could increase gamerscore on I'll never go back to. However, I am excited about backwards compatibility because now it means I can go back to some older games to increase my ratio if I so choose. I've played some pretty obscure games, though, and I don't expect many of them to make it onto the BC list.

Anyway, for the most part, I'm pretty happy if my ratio stays over 50% for any given game. I raise it if I think it's worth my time, but otherwise not.

Edit: Ratio is currently 64.38%. I'm pretty proud of that, but I wish mine was more like yours. However, I just don't have the time these days. Are you on Trueachievements?

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WookiePower4K

@Bread_or_Decide: It's practically the reason why Xbox gamers refused to modernize to a next gen console. dat precious gamer score...

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deathblow3

@wookiepower4k: it follows you doesn't it?

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Bgrngod

@deathblow3: Yup, it sure does. Which means that guy is basically full of shit.

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DaVillain-

@Bread_or_Decide: It depends on the game, but if a game doesn't force me to play MP just for Achievements/Trophies, I'll do my best to get them all 100% so yeah, I kinda care.

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sladakrobot

I was busy yesterday to move/copy all of my save files to the cloudstorage :-)

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DaVillain-

@sladakrobot said:

I was busy yesterday to move/copy all of my save files to the cloudstorage :-)

I did that ASAP when E3 2015 was over and ready to move them into my Xbox One so I can unplug my Xbox 360 to make room for my gaming room.

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Barighm

Huh. Didn't think they would include that because of the newer version. Good selling point.

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FLEEBS

As far as the achievement thing goes, I think it sucks. I'll definitely be getting this, though. However, I am extrememly disappointed that Wizards and Warriors is not included. I love that game.

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Bgrngod

@FLEEBS: No Fabio. No sale!

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kentray1985

@FLEEBS: Didnt know that was a Rare game. Put up a post in the forums asking them for a remake or add it to the Rare collection game as free dlc. I also loved that game. Other than contra wizard and warriors was my favorite game on nes.

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westsiderz28

is conker improved visually like banjo and tooie were for xblive? or is it the blurry n64 copy

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jose_consuela

@westsiderz28: It sounds like the OG version. Which is a great thing. I'll be mad if they take out the split screen elements with the squirrels vs teddy bears

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TheManitou23

Is there any info on whether or not there is going to be a physical copy available to buy? or is it going to be digital only?

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DaVillain-

@themanitou23: Physical and Digital copy confirm.

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npgr

Might be worth a purchase for Conkers bad fur day alone. I don't fancy paying £140 for it for the n64

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theoasis77

@npgr: guess you never heard of pc?

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npgr

@theoasis77: yeah. It sucks. I've also heard of emulators on my mobile. They suck too.

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jose_consuela

@npgr: Agreed. In my case it's like$60 to $80 and id have to buy a n64. I got it for my comp but I'd have to buy a usb n64 controller and those aren't always guaranteed to work.

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stickybun

There's a diamond in the ruff that so many people didn't play. It's called BastCorps. An old N64 title that I sunk many hours into. Such a solid fun game.

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FLEEBS

@stickybun: BlastCorps. Great game. I think I look forward to replaying it the most.

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IndoJimbo

@stickybun: Blast Corps was awesome. Following around a runaway Nuke and destroy anything in its path to make sure it did'nt go off lol

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