Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. May 24, 2012
    60
    This is a well remastered compilation of three solid titles. They transitioned pretty well to the HD (and 3D) format, thanks to an artistic direction that didn't try to do too much at the time, with cartoony textures and models. The games themselves have the qualities and shortcomings of the originals. Nonetheless, the relevance of those games compared to the PS3 episodes may be questioned if you're not a die hard fan of the series.
  2. Oct 13, 2012
    88
    A fine HD-update of the first three Ratchet & Clank -platform adventures. [Aug 2012]
  3. Even for first-timers who aren't craving a nostalgia fix, this one's an easy recommendation. [Nov 2012, p.86]
  4. Sep 12, 2012
    95
    Ratchet & Clank Collection is a reminder of how one developer dared to give some guns to a platforming mascot and made a couple classics in the process. In an era where every third-person shooter comes with bloodstains and a cover mechanic, it's nice to return to this lovable duo and discover that they haven't aged a bit.
  5. Sep 7, 2012
    85
    The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy is a must for anyone who loves the series.
  6. 85
    The remarkable gameplay of Ratchet and Clank's first three adventures holds up in this great HD package, but don't expect a pitch-perfect port.
  7. Aug 28, 2012
    93
    Idol Minds did a wonderful job sprucing up Insomniac's celebrated action-platforming series. It rarely occurred to me while playing that these are gussied-up versions of last-gen games. Few modern games boast such strong levels of writing, pacing, and gameplay. Whether you're a Ratchet enthusiast or a series newcomer, this collection is a ton of fun.
  8. Aug 15, 2012
    85
    The Ratchet and Clank Trilogy is a strong remake collection. All the titles in the pack have received a facelift and are still as much fun as they were back in the day. The games have a lot to offer with a lot of humour, ingenious weapons and futuristic gadgets and are as much fun for players wanting to relive the past as for gamers new to the series. The only slight downside is the simple multiplayer mode.
  9. Aug 7, 2012
    88
    Looks and plays fantastically. [Issue#221, p.81]
  10. Aug 3, 2012
    80
    Three Ratchet & Clank games collected in one box, with HD graphics. A great collection in which all games has passed the test of time.
  11. Jul 30, 2012
    90
    These are some of the best platform/ shooting games ever created. Just buy them without any hesitation!
  12. Jul 17, 2012
    85
    What they have done is modernised the look and feel of the game but by keeping the games true to the originals they have given new gamers the opportunity to experience some great platform gaming.
  13. Three undeniable classics made even classier. A nut-worthy purchase. [August 2012, p74]
  14. Jul 13, 2012
    100
    Whether you're a seasoned veteran or new to the franchise, you have every reason to dive into these games in all their HD glory.
  15. Jul 11, 2012
    93
    There is very little to criticise with this release and any criticisms are very minor. This all provides supreme value and recommended to everyone who enjoys action plat-former titles.
  16. Jul 9, 2012
    85
    Three great games, but that was already the case when these games came out in the PlayStation 2 era. If you haven't played them, buy this. If you haveā€¦ well, I guess that depends on how much of a fan you are.
  17. Jul 9, 2012
    70
    To fully appreciate Ratchet & Clank Trilogy, players really need to be huge fans of the IP, and espacially of the first three episodes released on PS2. If playing them remains a pleasure, this HD remake won't be a big surprise for those who were waiting for major graphical improvements.
  18. Jul 5, 2012
    80
    Ratchet & Clank's third native PS3 adventure A Crack in Time remains the popular duo's most essential outing, but that doesn't detract from the Ratchet & Clank Trilogy's appeal. If you're eager to learn a little more about the franchise's origins, or simply want to re-visit three of the greatest PS2 titles ever crafted, then you'll be well serviced here.
  19. It's clear that Insomniac was light years ahead of its peers. The combination of jumping, strafing and shooting incredibly fun guns is as addictive as ever. The graphics have also been beautifully upgraded. It's one of the best looking HD collections we've seen so far. [July 2012, p.78]
  20. Jul 2, 2012
    70
    A zippy mix of combat, platforming and puzzling - enjoyable even if it is a little more punishing than we remembered. [Aug 2012, p.103]
  21. Jun 29, 2012
    90
    Tons of content and great entertainment value from start to finish. The graphics look great, being what it is, and the games still play nearly as smooth as ten years ago, but in the end it's the hilarious script and quirky characters that make this collection utterly fantastic, trumping both Sly, Jak and Kratos.
  22. Jun 28, 2012
    80
    In summary, The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy collects three games that everyone should play in one affordable bundle. Extras might be few and far between, but Idol Minds has done a great job rendering the titles in HD. It's cross-genre gameplay at its finest, complete with memorable characters, expert level design and one of the best arsenals this side of Borderlands. A highly recommended trip down memory lane.
  23. Jun 26, 2012
    85
    This is undoubtedly an amazing collection. In just one BR Disc you can find three of the most fun and entertaining piece of work of PlayStation's history.
  24. Jun 26, 2012
    80
    It's more than just a nostalgia trip, mind; this is a trilogy that plays great, looks even better and gels together more seamlessly than any other HD collection I've played to date.
  25. Jun 26, 2012
    90
    The first three games in the Ratchet & Clank franchise receive a lovingly crafted graphical overhaul, further cementing their position as one of the premier platforming franchises to grace the PlayStation family of consoles. Both new and old fans alike will appreciate the foundation of the series, with its focus on action platforming, bizarre weapons and gadgetry and quirky characters.
  26. Jun 26, 2012
    85
    The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy is just fun. It reminds you of a time when Ratchet & Clank were at the top of their game. Please, Insomniac Studios, do something with it and bring a total new Ratchet & Clank for us.
  27. Jun 25, 2012
    83
    Ratchet & Clank Trilogy brings back in HD three of the best adventure games that have ever been released in PlayStation 2.
  28. Jun 25, 2012
    78
    First time R+Cers are better off with current titles but this is a great value nostalgia trip. [August 2012, p.69]
  29. Jun 25, 2012
    70
    There have been far more than just three Ratchet & Clank games over the years but it's still a franchise worth celebrating, in one of the better HD collections so far.
  30. Jun 21, 2012
    80
    A compilation with no positive or negative surprises, that will allow newcomers to discover the origin of the series, and seasoned players to enjoy the first games again in an updated fashion.
  31. 80
    Ratchet & Clank Trilogy offers no surprises, and if you own any of the other HD Collections, you know exactly what you're in for. Nevertheless, all three games are fun, surprisingly good looking and immensely playable, making this package a treat for all fans of the series.
  32. Jun 20, 2012
    80
    Three gems from the past, a collection worth (re)buying.
  33. Jun 20, 2012
    77
    A new pack with three indispensable adventures, including online modes. The games are less mature and deep, but always fun. An opportunity to know how Ratchet and Clank started.
  34. Jun 20, 2012
    70
    A good collection of three great games. But some extra material and proper HD cutscenes would have been nice.
  35. Jun 19, 2012
    75
    Younger users will certainly be happy to replay the series but the most experienced will probably struggle to complete all three episodes. For them the trilogy will have a more nostalgic value.
  36. Jun 19, 2012
    70
    This Ratchet & Clank Trilogy is less useful than the Jak & Daxter HD Collection, but it still good, actually. Every chapter of this nice saga looks quite similar to the other Ratchet & Clank games, but if you like these kinds of experiences, you'll find tons of fun in this Trilogy.
  37. Jun 19, 2012
    80
    Yes, fatigue does set in the further into the Trilogy you get, but it's hard to argue with a package that represents such good value with three quality games.
  38. Jun 19, 2012
    90
    This compilation captures Ratchet & Clank at their innovative, genre-bending best. Great games at a great price make for a compelling if disappointingly businesslike package. If you have any fondness for the platforming genre, you owe it to yourself to sample this greatest hits compilation from arguably the last worthy faces to grace the genre.
  39. When you've got a series that lets you transform foes into sheep and demands you save tourists from feral intergalactic squirrels, whinging over resolutions seems smaller than its dinky droid sidekick.
  40. Jun 19, 2012
    85
    It's also fun seeing how Ratchet and Clank evolve as a team.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 165 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 34
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 34
  3. Negative: 2 out of 34
  1. Sep 7, 2012
    10
    I absolutely have no idea why people are hating on this game this is one of my childhood franchises in one collection and is one of the most fun platformers i have ever played. Full Review »
  2. Aug 29, 2012
    10
    I am a huge fan of Ratchet and Clank, and I have been since the original. The plot for each of the games are great, along with the gameplay. Sure, the graphics aren't near as good as say A Crack in Time or All 4 One, but Idol Minds did a great job making it look as good as it possibly could. As an added bonus, the third game Up Your Arsenal now has online multiplayer!! Anyone who likes platformer or action/adventure should check this out. You won't regret it, I promise. Full Review »
  3. Sep 1, 2012
    10
    The most fun i have had in a very long time, so many stuff to do, and i have spent around 30 hrs on Ratchet and Clank 2 alone, my fav platformers of all time IMHO Full Review »