🎮 How Fun Was It? Rare (developer)

  1. |Super Mario World|4.86|
  2. |Portal|4.74|
  3. |Portal 2|4.71|
  4. |Mario Maker 2|4.71|
  5. |Mario Odyssey|4.7|
  6. |Mario 64|4.68|
  7. |Half-Life 2|4.66|
  8. |Super Mario Bros 3|4.66|
  9. |Mario Galaxy 2|4.58|
  10. |Half-Life|4.55|
  11. |Final Fantasy 7|4.54|
  12. |Rollercoaster tycoon 2|4.5|
  13. |Mario Kart 64|4.49|
  14. |Mario Galaxy |4.47|
  15. |Final Fantasy 9|4.46|
  16. |Mario Maker|4.42|
  17. |Super Mario Bros.|4.37|
  18. |Super Mario Land|4.31|
  19. |Sonic 2|4.27|
  20. |Rollercoaster tycoon |4.2|
  21. |Super Mario 3D World|4.18|
  22. |Sim City 2000|4.17|
  23. |Super Mario Land 2|4.15|
  24. |Final Fantasy 6|4.14|
  25. |Counter-Strike|4.14|
  26. |Yoshis Island|4.14|
  27. |Sim City 3000|4.11|
  28. |Sonic The Hedgehog|4.1|
  29. |Cannon Fodder |4.07|
  30. |Sonic Mania |3.97|
  31. |Crash Team Racing|3.93|
  32. |Super Mario Bros 2|3.9|
  33. |Diddy Kong Racing|3.89|
  34. |New Super Mario Bros|3.84|
  35. |Oddworld: Abes Exodus|3.77|
  36. |Super Mario Sunshine|3.76|*
  37. New Super Mario Bros for Wii U for Switch|3.75|
  38. |Left 4 Dead|3.73|
  39. |Sonic & Knucles|3.71|
  40. |Left 4 Dead 2|3.71|
  41. |Final Fantasy 12|3.7|
  42. |Final Fantasy X|3.66|
  43. |Team Fortress 2|3.65|
  44. |Sim City|3.64|
  45. |Sim City 4|3.64|
  46. |Sonic 3|3.62|
  47. |Final Fantasy 8|3.6|
  48. |The Sims 2|3.59|
  49. |Die Hard Trilogy|3.5|
  50. |The Sims|3.5|
  51. |The Sims 3|3.45|
  52. |Counter-Strike GO|3.44|
  53. |Rollercoaster Tycoon 3|3.17|
  54. |Sonic Adventure |2.87|
  55. |The Sims 4|2.8|
  56. |Final Fantasy X-2|2.73|
  57. |Final Fantasy 14|2.67|
  58. |Sonic Adventure 2|2.62|
  59. |Sonic Generations|2.53|
  60. |Final Fantas 15|2.53|
  61. |Sonic 4|2.47|
  62. |Final Fantasy 13|2.1|
  63. |Final Fantasy 11|1.88|
  64. |Sonic (2006)|1.67|
  65. |Sim City (2013)|1.57|

Dont see anything topping that monolithic score Mario World netted it’s self.

So lets see how Rare hold up after bold claims made by @Rarity that Banjo was better than Mario 64.

For everyones sanity I’m going to skip the majority of there early output

Battletoads

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Donkey Kong Country

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Killer Instinct

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Donkey Kong Country 2

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Donkey Kong Country 3

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Golden Eye 007

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Blast Corps

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Banjo-Kazooie

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Donkey Kong 64

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Jet Fore Gemini

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Perfect Dark

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Banjo-Tooie

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Conker’s Bad Fur Day

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Star Fox Adventrues

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Grabbed by the Ghoulies

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Kameo

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Perfect Dark Zero

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Conker Live & Reloaded

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Viva Pinata

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Banjo-Kazooie Nuts & Bolts

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Viva Pinata: Trouble In Paradise

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Sea of Thieves

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5/5 for this alone.

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only ever played Goldeneye out of that lot, but that’s easily a 5 - one of the rare FPS games that I actually enjoyed and gasp wasn’t terrible at. think I still have it somewhere upstairs…

I also did play a Donkey Kong game and a Conker game on the Game Boy, but no idea what they were actually called or if they were actually made by Rare. they were alright.

Who cares maaaaaaaan

And this!

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Donkey Kong Land. Also made by rare.

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Never had a N64 so missed most of the Rare classics, but I’ll give them a 5 for when they used to be Ultimate and were churning out legends on the Spectrum.

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that’s the one. iirc the cartridge was yellow cos bananas.

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Sabre Wulf is basically the perfect game. Still brilliantly playable and addictive 35 years on :smiley:

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Goldeneye is probably the only thing I’ve ever been good at.

Btw for the record guys i votes goldeneye a 1 and im not trolling. The game has always been bad and ive always hated it. At least on the n64. I played it on pc recently with a bunch of mods and can appreciate a fine game handicapped by the platform it was on.

Jeeeez not even sure Mario maker 2 is the 4th best game I’ve played this week, let alone all time!!

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Don’t think I’ve ever played a Rare game (I was a PS1 and PC kid) but I always like reading about the pisstake secrets and stuff they’d put in their games

And when Youtubers get all into the mysteries and things despite the fact that the most likely explanation is that the devs wanted to mock children

Same but banjo kazooie -always been shit.

Everything else I’ve played is mostly 4 or 5 apart from sea of thieves which is 1 squared.

Wot, no rc pro am?

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Absolutely loved Rare in the 90s.

Donkey Kong Country series, Killer Instinct, GoldenEye 007, Diddy Kong Racing, Banjo-Kazooie, Banjo-Tooie, Perfect Dark, Jet Force Gemini all 5/5 for me

Really need to play Conker’s Bad Fur Day at some point.

Here’s an amusing interview with former Rare composer Grant Kirkhope. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t70l-9n1rCQ

Off jet force gemini getting a 5, dont see it myself. Highly ambitious game with terrible execution imho

Sea of Thieves is in a good place now, mostly verbal puzzle solving kinda way

You’ve expunged Tetris from the scoreboard!
I think I’ve only played Goldeneye, Blastcorps, and one or two of the Donkey Kong Countries. They’re good, but they’re no Tetris.

I mean, Donkey Kong Country is an incredibly important game.

Also, I’ve always though it was Diddy Kong’s Quest, not Diddy’s Kong-Quest