Total Nerd The Best Rare Games List  

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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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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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68 23
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

3
68 28
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

4
52 18
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's... is listed (or ranked) 4 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

5
57 22
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

6
33 9
Perfect Dark is listed (or ranked) 6 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

7
47 22
Banjo-Tooie is listed (or ranked) 7 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

8
40 17
Diddy Kong Racing is listed (or ranked) 8 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

9
31 14
Battletoads is listed (or ranked) 9 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

10
40 22
Donkey Kong 64 is listed (or ranked) 10 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

11
30 19
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie K... is listed (or ranked) 11 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

12
24 15
Jet Force Gemini is listed (or ranked) 12 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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22 16
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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19 14
Viva Piñata is listed (or ranked) 14 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

15
26 21
Star Fox Adventures is listed (or ranked) 15 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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20 16
Battletoads & Double Dragon is listed (or ranked) 16 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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20 17
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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18 15
Blast Corps is listed (or ranked) 18 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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17 14
Conker: Live & Reloaded is listed (or ranked) 19 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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15 14
Grabbed by the Ghoulies is listed (or ranked) 20 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

21
13 12
Battletoads in Battlemaniacs is listed (or ranked) 21 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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13 12
Battletoads is listed (or ranked) 22 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

23
12 11
R.C. Pro-Am is listed (or ranked) 23 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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10 9
Killer Instinct 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 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

25
9 9
Donkey Kong Land 2 is listed (or ranked) 25 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