Xbox One Rare Replay Review Roundup

Here's what the critics are saying about the 30-game compilation pack.


[UPDATE] Rare Replay launches today, August 4, so we're re-promoting this Review Roundup.

Announced fewer than two months ago at E3 2015, the 30-game compilation pack Rare Replay launches tomorrow, August 4, for Xbox One. It offers 10,000 Gamerscore to unlock, takes up a lot of space on your hard drive, and could add more games as DLC. But how is it faring with critics?

To help you make a buying decision, we've put together some review scores and editor opinions for the game ahead of its launch tomorrow.

  • Game: Rare Replay
  • Developer: Rare
  • Platforms: Xbox One
  • Release Date: August 4
  • Price: $30
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GameSpot -- 8/10

"Rare Replay is a great way to experience some of the best games from the studio's past, and the new videos that document Rare's storied history are the icing on the cake; it's just a shame that you can't access them from the start." - Peter Brown [Full review]

Xbox Achievements -- 85/100

"Rare Replay is undoubtedly an insane amount of value for money, shining a light on one of the world's most celebrated developers and 30 of their biggest titles. A great mix with some classics, not so classics, and games that slipped under our radar, all brought together with slick presentation and an incredible amount of fan service. All hail Rare." - Dan Webb [Full review]

Ars Technica (No review score)

"Buy it if you're an Xbox One owner who could use a deep dive into classic, super-hard games." - Sam Machkovech [Full review]

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Destructoid -- 9/10

"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." - Chris Carter [Full review]

Game Informer -- 8.75/10

"I have little reason not to recommend Rare Replay, even to those who don't have nostalgia for the studio. The breadth of content is impressive, and each game has been faithfully ported and upgraded in ways that don't interfere the original experience. It serves as an exciting reminder of Rare's best years and makes seeing the developer's iconic blue and gold logo exciting all over again." - Kyle Hilliard [Full review]

Videogamer -- 8/10

"For what it is, Rare Replay is absolutely worth adding to your Xbox One collection, even if it leaves you wanting just a little more." - Tom Orry [Full review]

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