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List of the best Rare games with images, including any well-known Rare made games for any platform and console. This list may not contain every game made by Rare but definitely features the best ones. This greatest Rare games list features box covers and additional information such as the game's publisher and release date. The most popular Rare video games are listed by how many votes they received, so the best ones are at the top. If you're looking to find a list of best games developed by Rare then you're in the right place. Think the top game developed by Rare isn't as high as it should be? If yes then be sure to vote it up so that your opinion counts, since this is a community-based opinion list. 

Thislist answers the questions "What are the best games madeby Rare?" and "Which games were developed by Rare?" 

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This list is the perfect resource for those looking to find out the names of acclaimed games made by Rare. Ranker has a similar list for every other significant video game developer so don't forget to check those out as well.(81 games)

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Banjo-Kazooie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rare Games List
1998 Banjo-Kazooie is a platform video game developed by Rare and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64 video game console. It was first released on 29 June 1998 in North America and on 17 July ...more

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Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rare Games List
1994 Donkey Kong Country is a 1994 platforming video game developed by Rare and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It was first released on 21 November, 1994 in North ...more

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GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rare Games List
1997 GoldenEye 007 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Rare and based on the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye. It was exclusively released for the Nintendo 64 video game console in Japan ...more

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Banjo-Tooie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rare Games List
2000 Banjo-Tooie is a platform video game developed by Rare and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64. It was first released on 20 November 2000 in North America and on 12 April 2001 in Europe, ...more

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Conker's Bad Fur Day is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rare Games List
2001 Conker's Bad Fur Day is an action-platform video game developed by Rare for the Nintendo 64 video game console. It was released on 5 March 2001 in North America and on 6 April 2001 in Europe as ...more

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Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rare Games List
1995 Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest known in Japan as Super Donkey Kong 2: Dixie & Diddy, commonly abbreviated to DKC2, is a 1995 adventure platforming video game developed by Rare and ...more

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Diddy Kong Racing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rare Games List
1997 Diddy Kong Racing is a 1997 kart racing video game for the Nintendo 64 developed by Rareware. 800,000 copies were ordered in the two weeks before Christmas 1997, making it the fastest selling ...more

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Donkey Kong 64 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rare Games List
1999 Donkey Kong 64, is a 1999 platforming video game developed by Rare and published by Nintendo as a first-party title for the Nintendo 64 console. Initially released on 24 November 1999 in North ...more

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Perfect Dark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rare Games List
2000 Perfect Dark is a first-person shooter video game developed by Rare for the Nintendo 64 video game console. It is considered the spiritual successor to Rare's earlier first-person shooter ...more

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Battletoads is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rare Games List
1991 Battletoads is a video game media franchise by Rare that began with the original beat 'em up game Battletoads in 1991. Starring three anthropomorphic toads named after skin conditions, Rash, ...more

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Jet Force Gemini is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rare Games List
Jet Force Gemini is a third-person shooter video game developed and published by Rare for the Nintendo 64 video game console. It was released in North America on October 11, 1999, in Europe on ...more

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Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie K... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rare Games List
1996 Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, known in Japan as Super Donkey Kong 3: Mystery of Kremis Island, commonly abbreviated to DKC3, is a 1996 platforming video game developed by ...more

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Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rare Games List
1994 Killer Instinct is a fighting game developed by Rare and published by Midway and Nintendo. It was released as an arcade game in the summer of 1994 and, the following year, ported to the Super ...more

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Star Fox Adventures is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rare Games List
2002 Star Fox Adventures is an action-adventure video game developed by Rareware and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo GameCube as part of the Star Fox series. It was released in North America ...more

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Battletoads & Double Dragon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rare Games List
1993 Battletoads & Double Dragon is a 1993 beat 'em up developed by Rare and published by Tradewest. It was originally released for the NES and later ported to the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Super ...more

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Battletoads is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rare Games List
1994 Battletoads, also known as Super Battletoads, is a 1994 arcade game developed by Rare and published by Electronic Arts. It is considerably darker in its theme and far more graphic than the other ...more

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Kameo: Elements of Power is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rare Games List
2005 Kameo: Elements of Power is an action-adventure beat 'em up video game developed by Rare and published by Microsoft Game Studios. It was exclusively released as a launch title for the Xbox 360 ...more

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Conker: Live & Reloaded is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rare Games List
2005 Conker: Live & Reloaded is an action-platform video game developed by Rare and exclusively released for the Xbox in June 2005. The single player mode is a remake of the 2001 game Conker's ...more

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Killer Instinct 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rare Games List
1995 Killer Instinct 2 is a fighting game developed by Rare and manufactured by Midway for arcades in 1996 as a sequel to Killer Instinct. A modified version of Killer Instinct 2, licensed by ...more

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Battletoads in Battlemaniacs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rare Games List
1993 Battletoads in Battlemaniacs is a 1993 platforming beat 'em up video game developed by Rare and published by Tradewest for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The game was released in North ...more

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Viva Piñata is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rare Games List
2006 Viva Piñata is a life simulation game developed by Rare, originally released for the Xbox 360. The project was headed by Gregg Mayles and the team behind the Banjo-Kazooie series, based ...more

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R.C. Pro-Am is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rare Games List
1988 R.C. Pro-Am is a racing video game developed by UK-based company Rare. It was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System by Nintendo at North America in 1987, and then in Europe on April 15 ...more

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Battletoads is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rare Games List

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Blast Corps is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rare Games List
1997 Blast Corps is a action video game for the Nintendo 64 developed by Rare and published by Nintendo. It was released in North America on February 28, 1997, in Japan on March 21, 1997, and in the ...more

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Grabbed by the Ghoulies is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rare Games List
2003 Grabbed by the Ghoulies is a video game developed by Rare for the Xbox console. It was released in North America on 21 October 2003, in Europe on 21 November 2003 and in Japan on 29 April 2004. ...more

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Donkey Kong Land III is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Rare Games List
1997 Donkey Kong Land III is the third and final entry in the Donkey Kong Land trilogy of games for the original Game Boy and later became ported to the Game Boy Color exclusive to Japan, under the ...more

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Donkey Kong Land 2 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Rare Games List
1996 Donkey Kong Land 2, known in Japan as Donkey Kong Land, is a Game Boy game released in 1996. It is the sequel to the 1995 Game Boy hit, Donkey Kong Land and was produced by Rareware and ...more

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Donkey Kong Land is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Rare Games List
1995 Donkey Kong Land, known in Japan as Super Donkey Kong GB, is a video game for the Game Boy developed by Rareware and published by Nintendo. It was first released in June 1995 and later for the ...more

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Battletoads is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Rare Games List
1993 Battletoads is a platformer video game created by Tim and Chris Stamper and developed by Rare as the first installment of the Battletoads series. It was originally released for the Nintendo ...more

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Snake Rattle 'n' Roll is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Rare Games List
1990 Snake Rattle 'n' Roll is a platforming video game developed by Rare. It was published by Nintendo and released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America in July 1990 and in Europe ...more

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Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Reveng... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Rare Games List
2003 Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge is a 2003 platforming video game developed by Rare and published by THQ for the Game Boy Advance. The game was released in North America on 10 September 2003 and ...more

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Ken Griffey, Jr.'s Winning Run is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Rare Games List
1996 Ken Griffey, Jr.'s Winning Run is a baseball video game developed by Rare for the Super NES that is named after the baseball player Ken Griffey, Jr.. It is the follow-up to Nintendo's previous ...more

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R.C. Pro-Am II is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Rare Games List
1992 R.C. Pro-Am II is a racing video game developed by Rare and released by Tradewest for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was released in North America in December 1992 and in Europe on ...more

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Super R.C. Pro-Am is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Rare Games List
1991 Super R. C. Pro-Am is a racing video game developed by UK-based video game company Rare for Nintendo's Game Boy handheld console. It was released in North America in June 1991 and in Europe on ...more

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Slalom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Rare Games List
Slalom is a skiing video game made by UK-based video game company Rare. It was first released by Nintendo for the Nintendo Vs. System in 1986. It was then released for the Nintendo Entertainment ...more

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WWF WrestleMania is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Rare Games List
1989 WWF WrestleMania is an NES game created by Rare and published by Acclaim Entertainment in 1989. It was the first WWF licensed NES game and the second WWF game overall, the first being ...more

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Wizards & Warriors is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Rare Games List
1987 Wizards & Warriors is a platforming video game developed by UK-based company Rare for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was published by Acclaim and released in North America in December ...more

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Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradi... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Rare Games List
2008 Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise is the Xbox 360 sequel to the critically acclaimed life simulation game entitled Viva Piñata. The title was officially announced on May 13, 2008 ...more

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Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Rare Games List
2008 Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts is an action-adventure/vehicle construction/platformer video game developed by Rare and published by Microsoft Game Studios. It was first announced at the X06 ...more

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Perfect Dark Zero is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Rare Games List
2005 Perfect Dark Zero is a first-person shooter video game developed by Rare and published by Microsoft Game Studios. It was exclusively released as a launch title for the Xbox 360 on November 17, ...more

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Conker's Pocket Tales is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Rare Games List
1999 Conker's Pocket Tales is an action video game developed and published by Rare and released on 8 June 1999 starring the Anthropomorphic squirrel Conker who initially appeared as a character in ...more

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WWF Superstars is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Rare Games List
1991 WWF Superstars is a video game released on the Game Boy handheld console by LJN, based on the WWF's syndicated television show of the same name. This game was the first WWF/E game for the Game ...more

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Captain Skyhawk is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Rare Games List
1989 Captain Skyhawk is a scrolling shooter video game developed by Rare and published by Milton Bradley. The game was released in North America in June 1990 and in Europe on May 24, 1994 for the ...more

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Digger T. Rock: Legend of the ... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Rare Games List
1991 Digger T. Rock: Legend of the Lost City is an NES game developed by Rare and released by Milton Bradley in December 1990.

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Mickey's Speedway USA is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Rare Games List
2000 Mickey's Speedway USA known in Japan as Mickey's Racing Challenge USA is a Disney racing game for the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color, developed by Rareware and published by Nintendo. The Game ...more

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Perfect Dark is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Rare Games List
2000 Perfect Dark is an action video game developed by Rare and published by Nintendo exclusively for the Game Boy Color handheld game console. It was released in August 2000, shortly after the ...more

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Sabre Wulf is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Rare Games List
2004 Sabre Wulf is a video game for the Game Boy Advance starring Sabreman from the ZX Spectrum series of games. A combination of platforming and puzzle game elements, Sabre Wulf encourages the ...more

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Wizards & Warriors III: Kuros:... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Rare Games List
1992 Wizards & Warriors III: Kuros: Visions of Power is a platforming and adventure video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was developed by UK-based company Zippo Games for Rare; it ...more

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Dragon Skulle is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Rare Games List
1986 Dragon Skulle is a video game for the Commodore 64 developed and released by Ultimate Play The Game in late 1985. It is a sequel to The Staff of Karnath, Entombed and Blackwyche, and is the ...more

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Pentagram is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Rare Games List
1986 Pentagram is a ZX Spectrum and MSX video game released by Ultimate Play The Game in 1986. It is the fourth in the Sabreman series, following on from his adventures in Sabre Wulf, Underwurlde and ...more