IGN writes: "Banjo-Tooie is one of the biggest experiences you can download from Xbox Live Arcade. It's a near-perfect example of platform/adventure gaming and remains fun almost ten years after its initial release. The story and presentation are definitely kid friendly, but there is enough gameplay here to satisfy any age. If you played Banjo-Tooie back in the day it's worth a revisit to remind yourself how good this game was and earn a few achievements. And if you've never played Rare's masterpiece it's high time you found out why it is considered a high point for the genre".