Banjo-Kazooie Nintendo 64

User Score
9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 261 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 261
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  1. GaborA.
    Nov 13, 2003
    2
    An unbelievably long scavenger hunt and nothing more. The equivalent of solving a puzzle in your house and having to look for the pieces.
  2. Jared
    Feb 12, 2005
    4
    Pretty good could have been better like tooie.
  3. JaneassaM.
    Dec 23, 2002
    0
    This game is crap. I mean like come on, look at the moves he has. super mario is way better than this.
  4. Mar 25, 2016
    1
    Tedious platforming, poor fighting mechanics, confusing swimming controls, horrible mini games, repetitive challenges, and an insulting pop quiz level comprise the complete failure that is Banjo-Kazooie. It is a nostalgia driven experience beyond anything else.

Awards & Rankings

#2 Most Discussed N64 Game of 1998
#7 Most Shared N64 Game of 1998
Metascore
92

Universal acclaim - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Unfortunately, the sound is pretty much a mix of "Mario 64" and "Diddy Kong Racing" leftovers. A grunt here, a guffaw there, it's all been done to death.
  2. Banjo-Kazooie isn't going to win any awards for originality, but who really cares? If you have to borrow a little to make a fun, absorbing adventure, so be it.
  3. 96
    Features the best graphics we've seen on the console, it one-ups Mario 64 in terms of gameplay, it sounds astounding and it may just be the most clever title we've ever played.