Conker: Live & Reloaded Reviews (Xbox)

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A very funny game with great multiplayer: online and split screen. Todd Bello (32) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars

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Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.1
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
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Overall User Score (14 votes) 3.9


Critic Reviews

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94
XBox Front (Jun 16, 2005)
Rare at its best! Auch wenn 'Conker Live and Reloaded' „nur“ eine Neuauflage darstellt, sollte sich Niemand dieses Machwerk entgehen lassen. Enttäuschte 'Rare' in der Vergangenheit mit unzähligen Verschiebungen, sowie dem eher durchschnittlichen Grabbed by the Ghoulies, verflog unsere enttäuschte Mine beim Spielen von 'Conker' wieder vollends. Was hier an Witz, Gameplay und Charme aufgefahren wird ist unfassbar. Einziger Wermutstropfen stellt die Spielzeit von ca. 8-10 Stunden sowie die häufigen Nachladezeiten dar. Ausgleich findet der Spieler jedoch im nicht minder beeindruckenden Multiplayer-Modus welcher für Stunden unterhält. Wer dieses Spiel verpasst ist selbst Schuld!
92
VGcore (Jun 29, 2005)
Although many thought it was all down hill for Rare after they were purchased by Microsoft, it is evident that they are making a strong comeback with this game that deserves to be in every Xbox gamer's collection. The graphics are sweet. The gameplay is hilarious and will have you playing for hours. The multiplayer and Xbox Live is hectic, full of things to do, weapons to use, and vehicles to drive. The audio is excellent. What else could you ask for? Maybe fuzzy squirrels and teddy bears aren't everyones idea of the great game, but in this game, its hard not to enjoy it. Conker is hardly your average squirrel.
92
Game Chronicles (Jul 19, 2005)
Conker: Live and Reloaded elevates the action genre to new heights while taking the standards of decency to new lows, but in a good way…a British way. If you enjoy smashing robots, swimming in and playing with poo, collecting large sums of cash, helping a giant bee get laid, hatch and then sacrifice a baby T-Rex, explore your vampiric ancestry, fight a war against the Tediz, and blowing up a giant Teddy Bear with a tank, all on your way to conquering the throne of the Panther King, then look no further. That’s just a small sample of what awaits you during this Bad Fur Day.
90
GameCola.net (Sep, 2005)
Basically, if you love mindless violence, profane language, and toilet humor, mixed in with gorgeous graphics, beautiful aural (no, not oral), and an insane amount of fun things to do, you could do a lot worse than to play with this little squirrel.
90
Meristation (Jun 24, 2005)
El renacer de una estrella del poder mediático de Conker es una alegría para todos los aficionados a los videojuegos imaginativos, variados y con sentido del humor. Rare ha demostrado crédito suficiente para que esperemos con ganas sus próximos lanzamientos en Xbox 360. Y el ser parcialmente un remake no resta puntos a una jugabilidad vigente hoy en día y que muchos otros títulos han querido imitar en los últimos años.
90
After all this time, it is good to see Rare come out with a good XBox title. It will also be interesting to see how they will do with the XBox 360, but in the meantime, anyone who missed the original BFD or wants to re-experience a hilarious platformer/shooter will find no problems with Conker.
90
GameZone (Jun 21, 2005)
Conker: Live and Reloaded takes a great game that slipped under the radar for many gamers and makes it readily available, now with some great improvements and new multiplayer modes. If you missed out on Conker’s Bad Fur Day, then this is the version you need to get.
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VicioJuegos.com (Jun 23, 2005)
En definitiva, si tenéis un mínimo sentido del humor, Conker: Live & Reloaded es altamente recomendable para su compra. Es un juego muy variado, divertido y que os arrancará más de una sonrisa. A veces se hace algo difícil por fases arcade algo complicadas, y situaciones donde no se ve una fácil salida, pero también es verdad que completarlo puede llevaros entre 10 y 14 horas (en nuestro caso casi 14). Luego tendréis el modo CapítuloX para entrenaros antes de entrar en Live, y por último lanzaros a competir contra gente de todo el mundo, con paciencia, y hasta que os canséis (lamentablemente no creemos que tardéis mucho en hacerlo). Además podréis rejugar cualquier escena del "remake" una vez que la hayáis superado, por lo que podréis enseñar a cualquier amigo en cualquier momento vuestra situación favorita.
86
MAN!AC (Jul 01, 2005)
Zu meinem Leidwesen muss ich gestehen, dass "Conker" nicht durchweg in Ehren gealtert ist. Das inspirierte Leveldesign mit den unzähligen Anspielungen auf die Filmbranche und dem gnadenlos trockenen Humor verdient auch anno 2005 höchsten Respekt. Die aufgebohrte Grafik lässt allenfalls in puncto Kameraführung Wünsche offen. Wie Kollege Raphael bin ich der Meinung, dass Rares Hüpfabenteuer den Spieler zu häufig planlos im Regen stehen lässt. Auf der Suche nach dem nächsten Missionsziel einen Level wieder und wieder abzugrasen, war zu N64-Zeiten tolerabel - heute nervt's tierisch! Mit dem Online-Modus hat sich der englische Entwickler ebenfalls nicht mit Ruhm bekleckert: Nicht ausbalancierte Waffen und Chaos bestimmen die Multiplayer-Schlachten.
85
Fragland.net (Aug 22, 2005)
The introduction of a review is mostly pretty simple: you look for a fun angle, tell something about the past of the game or any predecessor, and then awaken the reader's interest. And I see no reason to change this now! Conker: Live & Reloaded brings us a foulmouthing squirrel, drunks, sexually flavoured jokes and in blood soaked teddybears. Let's hope grandma lets herself be deluded by the cuddly looks of Conker, about the most politically incorrect asshole in the history of gaming! If we now got a fat portion of gameplay together with the cursing and puking, we'll be very pleased
85
4Players.de (Jul 29, 2005)
Conker Live & Reloaded ist ein bisschen Fluch und Segen zugleich: Während der Bad Fur Day trotz seines Alters und technischer Mankos wie Ruckeleinlagen und störrischer Kamera beim erneuten Spielen wieder genauso viel Spaß machte wie das N64-Vorbild, konnte ich mich mit den viel zu unübersichtlichen Onlinepartien nicht so recht anfreunden. Da sich die Änderungen des Remakes in Grenzen halten, stellt sich natürlich die Frage, ob der Titel für Kenner des N64-Moduls interessant ist. Meiner Meinung nach lohnt sich ein Neukauf, denn Conker sieht einfach besser aus und spielt sich genau so gut, wenn nicht sogar einen Tick besser als das Original. Wer bisher noch nie mit Conker auf die Reise gegangen ist, sollte sich das Ding trotz des eher durchschnittlichen Onlinespiels zulegen, denn allein die Neuauflage von Conker’s Bad Fur Day rechtfertigt einen Kauf, bei dem ihr den Live-Modus einfach als nettes Bonus-Feature mitnehmt.
85
Gamesmania.de (Jul 05, 2005)
Conker: Live & Reloaded bietet einige der witzigsten Momente der Spielgeschichte, allein deshalb müsste jeder Gamer dieses Action-Adventure gespielt haben. Vor allem bei den zahlreichen Boss-Kämpfen brennen die Entwickler ein Gag-Feuerwerk nach dem anderen ab, von den bissigen Kommentaren des kleinen Eichhörnchens gar nicht zu reden. Trotz des sehr abwechslungsreichen Gameplay und der schicken Grafik hat das Spiel ein recht hohes Frustpotential, was nahezu allein an der extrem schwachen Kameraführung liegt. Zudem wird Kennern des N64-Originals nicht wirklich viel Neues geboten und die an sich viel versprechenden Multiplaymodi wirken nicht richtig durchdacht und laufen zu chaotisch ab. Wer ein witziges und technisch beeindruckendes Action-Adventure mit vielen Jump´n´Run-Einlagen sucht, bekommt zumindest auf der Xbox derzeit aber trotz der Mängel nichts besseres.
85
Jeuxvideo.com (Jun 20, 2005)
Malgré ses problèmes de jouabilité, Conker reste un très bon jeu de plates-formes, à l'humour corrosif et à la réalisation soignée. Le mode multi n'apporte pas autant qu'on l'espérait, mais il reste tout de même un plus appréciable. Oh ben tiens, d'un coup d'un seul je viens de répondre à la question initiale : Conker Live & Reloaded est bien un excellent jeu solo comprenant des modes multi un poil fouillis. Voilà qui est réglé.
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Gamezine (Sep 04, 2005)
En conclusion, Conker nous revient en pleine forme pour achever cette génération de consoles à grands coups de moments cultes servis par un moteur graphique diaboliquement efficace. Culte en solo, le titre prend une toute autre dimension en multijoueurs qui, malgré quelques défauts (ralentissements, quelques classes inégales), vous offrira de nombreuses heures de bonheur. La révolution des écureuil est une nouvelle fois en marche, et rien ne peut l'arrêter !
84
JustPressPlay (Jun 22, 2005)
Thedownside to this game is that, it has already been out once before.With that said, you might find some of the game play almost repetitiveif you can remember how it was playing this on N64, even with thechanges. Replay value won’t be that high considering it’s an adventuretype game. I can’t foresee too many people wanting to play this overand over again. Even with that, this is a definite one to add to your collection.You’ll enjoy playing as Conker as you may or may not have done in thepast. The multi player option has to be a blast, as I’ve yet to try it.So go out and get yourself reacquainted with our old furry friend.
84
Gamigo (Jul 22, 2005)
Rare haben mit Conker: Live & Reloaded ein gutes Action-Adventure veröffentlicht, das dank der richtig schönen Grafik und dem derben Humor wirklich Spaß macht. Zwar hat es auch seine Schattenseiten, aber die kann man leicht verschmerzen, da der Frust meistens schnell wieder durch Spaß ersetzt wird.
83
Game Over Online (Jun 21, 2005)
Your enjoyment of Conker: Live & Reloaded is directly related to how mature your sense of humor is. If you snicker when someone says "Uranus," find Carrot Top absolutely hilarious, or perhaps still carry around a whoopee cushion, Conker: Live & Reloaded will be right up your alley. If you're a little more Bill Cosby than Richard Pryor, you'll have problems. If you ignore the humor, you have a decent single-player platformer and a rocking third-person multiplayer game. Pick your poison.
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GameSpot (Jun 21, 2005)
The concept of the game remake is still somewhat new. Sure, there have been plenty of sequels that felt like simple remakes, but the actual act of taking an old (and usually classic) game and redoing the whole thing with modern technology is still a notion that feels more familiar to modern-day Hollywood than the modern-day game industry. However, remakes are happening, with the latest being Conker: Live & Reloaded for the Xbox, a reenvisioning of 2001's Conker's Bad Fur Day for the Nintendo 64. It was one of the very last games to appear on the N64, and it is widely heralded as one of the system's best and funniest games.
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Kombo.com (Jul 16, 2005)
Remakes of classic games on current generation hardware are great for those that were either too young or ignorant (or a combination of both, in my case.) to play the classics back when they were originally released, and Conker: Live and Reloaded is certainly no exception. While adding new content to a bona fide hit for the ages can be a risky move, Rare came within a razor's edge of blowing the online multiplayer. Luckily, there is some enjoyment to be found on Xbox Live, and you should at least give this game a nice long rental, if not purchase it outright.
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IGN (Jun 17, 2005)
Conker's Bad Fur Day, the single-player component of Live & Reloaded, begins with the cantankerous squirrel awakening from a bender and in need of a way home. Pretty much the rest of the story goes into orbit from that point. Unlike most games, which focus on things like a complex plot or a battle against villainy, Conker's journey spawns from stupidity -- both his own and others. See, the Panther King has a problem -- his three-legged table keeps spilling his milk. The solution? Find a red squirrel to fill the gap and keep the table steady, of course.
80
Factornews (Jul 23, 2005)
Pas la peine de tourner autours du pot, Conker est un jeu aussi crispant et éreintant que pouvaient l'être la majorité des jeux de plateforme d'il y'a huit ans. Et tout comme eux, il est d'autant plus difficile d'en décrocher que chaque niveau est la promesse d'une bonne tranche de rigolade. Alors si vous êtes sensibles à l'humour british dans toute sa lourdeur, tendance jus de pruneaux, et que vous ne craignez pas les crises de nerfs, foncez. Quant aux autres, si vous voulez bien me foutre le camp, j'ai encore quatre niveaux sur les bras et ils ne vont pas se finir tous seuls.
80
X-Power (Jun 30, 2005)
Al bij al zit er niets anders op dan voor jezelf uit te maken of deze cocktail van twee bovenmiddelmatige, maar nooit echt geweldige, games aan jou besteed is of niet. Ik lust ze ook niet allemaal (die blauwe en die met kiwi in zijn jakkes), en kan me dan ook heel goed inbeelden dat deze ook niet door iedereen zo makkelijk achterover geslagen kan worden. Ik heb er alleszins een hele hoop plezier aan beleefd.
80
Rare still hasn't delivered a game for this current generation that is worth talking about, but thankfully, the company has its past to fall back on. Conker didn't get the attention it deserved releasing at the end of the Nintendo 64's lifespan, but will hopefully be thrust into the spotlight on the Xbox as an amazing re-release.
80
Overall, Conker Live and Reloaded isn't the all-conkering (get it?) game I was hoping for, it's probably because I played and loved it years ago on the N64. If you haven't played it before the single player is a real treat, and if you’re desperate for a new Live game you could certainly give this a whirl. If you have played the single player before there’s still enough here with all the graphical upgrades to give you a few weeks’ typical Rare entertainment.
80
Most of the game looks amazing. It's got great detail and depth but some of the character models suffer. The cutscenes are worth the price of admission. I would be first in line to see the Conker movie should that ever come about. Until such time I'll just have to enjoy what I've got of the little bastard and his friends. I would advise you to do likewise. You won't make it to first base if you rent this game. You've got to set aside some serious time if you want to explore all the aspects of the game. If you don't put the time in, chances are you're going to hate it and that would be a f*#%-ing shame.
80
If you haven't played Conker's Bad Fur Day (and are over 16 of course) then Conker Live & Reloaded is definitely a recommended purchase for the single-player game alone. Whilst it's not completely subtitled there's enough of it for the game to be enjoyable and it's definitely a game that still manages to be different from everything else out there. Those who have played through the Nintendo 64's Conker's Bad Fur Day might be a bit more reluctant to pick up a game that for the most part (with the exception of the multiplayer game of course) they have played before but as remakes go, it's the best to date. With the Xbox 360 on the horizon it's great to see a game that still pushes the original Xbox, even if it is mostly a remake.
80
Deeko (2005)
When all is said and done, Conker: Live and Reloaded is impressive feat in terms of presentation, but it would have been nice to get a little more for my fifty bucks. The online aspect of the game is fun, but it was the single player that really left me wanting more from a game that had three years to add some levels or cut scenes to the single player campaign. Conker is an excellent game nonetheless and should leave a nice smile on your face after all is said and done.
80
FOK!games (Jul 04, 2005)
Conker is niet de verplichte platformgame voor de Xbox geworden. Daarvoor moet je nog even wachten tot Psychonauts er is. In de tussentijd kun je jezelf echter prima vermaken met de 10 tot 15 uur die de Story Mode je biedt. Ook online op Xbox live zal je een flink aantal uren kun gamen zonder je te vervelen.
80
DreamStation.cc (Aug 22, 2005)
The single player game is a very odd, very enjoyable adventure, especially to those who never played the original. For those who did, going online or playing with bots packs enough chaos to keep any shooter fan happy. Those who want no part in the type of coarse humor that is very abundant in the game, or those who don’t like the kind of class driven multiplayer should certainly stay away, but for everyone else Conker: Live and Reloaded is a good buy for Xbox owners, especially with so little on the horizon.
80
3DAvenue (Jul 25, 2005)
Overall, if platform games are your thing, and you don’t mind an adult spin on a cute furry red squirrel named Conker which has one heck of a hangover, then you’ll find this game very playable. In terms of replayability, Xbox Live will no doubt keep you entertained for quite some time, and is a refreshing change from some other Live titles out there. All in all, everyone should probably check this out, as it is always nice to play a title that you can enjoy on two levels: via playing it and laughing at the same time.
80
Yahoo! Games (Jun 20, 2005)
Swigging booze, cursing, and fighting opera-singing turds, Conker the Squirrel is making his Xbox debut. One of the most controversial video game characters of all time, Conker was dreamt up by Rare back at the end of the Nintendo 64's lifecycle. He's been thoroughly modernized (although not cleaned up in the slightest) -- and seems very much at home on Microsoft's console.
80
GameSpy (Jun 22, 2005)
There's infinite replay value with Live & Reloaded's online game, but the none-friendly newbie aspect is sure to frustrate and annoy some gamers. Rare also threw in some system link, co-op, and PvP modes, which, of course, suffer from a low headcount, but still offer some fun for those without Xbox Live. Conker: Live & Reloaded is a great package overall. It's got its fair share of single- and multiplayer foibles, but being one of the funniest and best-looking games for the system -- along with the enjoyable multiplayer component -- makes it more than worth your time. Avoid only if you are offended easily by blood, guts, swearing, and the odd forgivable game design flaw here and there.
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Defunct Games (Jul 18, 2005)
There's no doubt that with a strong multiplayer mode and humorous story, Conker Live and Reloaded manages to offer enough game play to warrant a look. It's one of the few platformers on the Xbox that delivers the goods almost every step of the way. The story may be outdated and the jokes work only half the time, but Conker's quest is one you'll likely remember for years to come. In the end I wish Rare would have spent the three years developing a new adventure to take Conker on, but it's hard to deny the appeal of this remake. If you missed Conker the first time around, do yourself a favor and check him out on the Xbox, you won't be sorry you did.
78
Netjak (Jul 12, 2005)
For a game that could have been over-the-top as it was claimed to be just a few years prior seems a bit dated in its methods, but not in its graphics of course. You’ll laugh along with Conker, see him struggle and just try to make it through the day. Though the multi-player will leave most in the dust and only benefit those well-versed in its ways, it will still be worthy enough to check out on a solid rental. I would recommend those that are unsure about this title not to purchase it right away. But if you were like me and barely played the original, it was a fun romp for the offline mode alone.
77
Conker: Live and Reloaded is a worthy remake of a classic Nintendo 64 title that, five years on, still has a lot to offer gamers if they've got the patience to play. Despite the appearance, this isn't one for the kiddies, and the high level of difficulty and frustration further reinforce that fact. Singleplayer is slow going at first and honestly probably isn't well-paced enough for most people to persist with. If you stick with it though, the later stages of the game are some of the most funny and enjoyable. Likewise with multiplayer, a quick glance reveals a dauntingly difficult game, one that requires a considerable amount of time to enjoy. Overall though, if you're willing to put in the time and effort, Conker has a lot to offer.
75
I have a feeling that Conker will deeply polarize gamers: Some will love to see Conker back and enjoy this game despite its flaws, and others will hate that a game which has seen so many delays still feels rushed. As for me, I fall somewhere between the two.
75
Game Revolution (Jun, 2005)
Conker: Live and Reloaded is a schizophrenic game. On one hand, you have a satisfying, complex online shooter, but on the other a port of a four year-old N64 platformer. Why Rare decided to update this port when they should have made a sequel is beyond us, but you can't argue with the breadth of the package. If you lack Xbox Live! and have already played Bad Fur Day for the 64, this might only warrant a rental, otherwise it’s a pretty easy purchase. Go nuts.
75
1UP (Jun 20, 2005)
It's been over four years since Rare originally delivered Conker's Bad Fur Day on the Nintendo 64, but over two years since the UK developer first showed off their remake for the Xbox. Ironically, Conker's Bad Fur Day showed up at the end of the Nintendo 64's life cycle, whereas Conker: Live & Reloaded will likely be the one of the last Microsoft-published games on the current Xbox. With the game finally done, though, one has to wonder what the folks at Rare have really been doing all this time. Admittedly, the game looks absolutely breathtaking and the basic gameplay holds up well enough, but it's hard to believe this actually took three years of development time.
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Pro-G (Jun 24, 2005)
Conker Live & Reloaded is Rare's last hope of success on the Xbox. Their output since being bought by Microsoft has been minimal at best, with only Grabbed by the Ghoulies coming out of their development studio. Despite being a generally fun game, it did nothing to end the constant Rare bashing that has been present on internet forums for years. Going back to one of the great games from your past must be a good move then. Nothing can go wrong, can it?
68
GamingExcellence (Jul 06, 2005)
Maybe I’ve become jaded or maybe I simply don’t “get it”, but Conker really isn’t the game I knew or the game I was expecting. As it stands, I’d rather play almost any other game over it. But please don’t take my word for it; rent it and give it a try, you may just love the bleeping thing. Everyone else I know seems to. And sometimes there’s no accounting for taste. Me? I’m still wondering what’s wrong with me. At this rate I may have a few old Pauly Shore movies to catch up on too.
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Eurogamer.net (UK) (Jul 27, 2005)
One of the great mysteries of our time is why on Earth Microsoft gave the green light to a remake of an N64 game that Nintendo saw fit to wash its hands of four years ago. Although Conker's Bad Fur Day was well-received at the time, its demented price tag or £60 or more meant precious few people ever got to play it. Just 25,000 hardy souls took the plunge in the UK. But, if you ask us, the fact that it got talked about at all had more to do with the game's profanity-laden novelty value and Rare's then-lofty status than anything to do with the game's genuine quality.