Rare, Ltd.


In the Golden Joystick Award 1983 Ultimate was awarded as Software House of the Year (other nominations were: Melbourne House, Imagine and Llamasoft). The award was organised by the magazine Computer and Video Games and only included UK companies and games by UK companies.

Contributed on May 29, 2014 by Jo ST (24080)

Between 1983 and 1986 Ultimate had an unbroken chain of 14 ZX Spectrum hit games, whose average overall rating of 93% (of those rated by CRASH).

Contributed on May 10, 2014 by Jo ST (24080)

Even though the company worked on many titles, Kameo: Elements of Power was Rare's first launch game for a console. It appeared on the Xbox 360 in 2005.

Contributed on Feb 27, 2006 by Sciere (489169)

Rare were one of the first compaines to publish software off of Nintendo's Ultra 64 hardware (which later became the Nintendo 64). Killer Instinct along with Cruis'n USA were both released to arcades using the hardware.

Contributed on Nov 08, 2002 by Kartanym (12841)