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  • Summary: Also known as "The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy" - Ratchet & Clank Collection includes Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal all remastered.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. 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.
  2. Jul 30, 2012
    90
    These are some of the best platform/ shooting games ever created. Just buy them without any hesitation!
  3. Pelit (Finland)
    Oct 13, 2012
    88
    A fine HD-update of the first three Ratchet & Clank -platform adventures. [Aug 2012]
  4. Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    Jul 3, 2012
    84
    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]
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
  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 mostI 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. Expand
  2. Nov 28, 2012
    10
    Amazing. PERIOD. People say its hard to finish these games today, unless you've played them before. NO. Besides the first game, the series hasAmazing. PERIOD. People say its hard to finish these games today, unless you've played them before. NO. Besides the first game, the series has aged extremely well. Even a newcomer will enjoy both games. As for separate scores, I will give the original an 8/10, the 3rd a perfect 10/10, and the 2nd an 11/10, and even thats not doing it justice!!! Expand
  3. Aug 30, 2012
    10
    Great set of games worth every penny at only 29.99. Any true Ratchet fan should make the jump to HD it looks great! This is a must buy!!Great set of games worth every penny at only 29.99. Any true Ratchet fan should make the jump to HD it looks great! This is a must buy!! All three games are some of the best platformers of all time Ratchet and Clank are always fun and hilarious. Go get it and see for yourself! Expand
  4. Nov 23, 2013
    9
    For a cheap price you get 3 of the best ps2 games ever, they've all been beat with a hd stick and still look very good. I would recommend thisFor a cheap price you get 3 of the best ps2 games ever, they've all been beat with a hd stick and still look very good. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a ps2 nostalgia fix. Expand
  5. Sep 8, 2012
    9
    3 of the greatest PS2 games ever conceived await you in this collection. Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank : Going Commando, & Ratchet & Clank3 of the greatest PS2 games ever conceived await you in this collection. Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank : Going Commando, & Ratchet & Clank : Up Your Arsenal. All three beautifully remastered in HD. Expand
  6. Mar 8, 2018
    9
    Game: Ratchet and Clank Collection
    Genre: Shooter Platformer
    Publisher/Developer: Insomniac Games/Sony System: Playstation 3 (PS3) Total
    Game: Ratchet and Clank Collection
    Genre: Shooter Platformer
    Publisher/Developer: Insomniac Games/Sony
    System: Playstation 3 (PS3)
    Total Score: 85/100
    Value Score: 8.5/10

    Pros
    +The first 3 games in a trilogy collection
    +Remastered in 1080p HD
    +Runs at 60 FPS
    +Trophy Support for all 3 games
    +Included originally with the MP for R&C3 Up your Arsenal

    Cons
    -In stereoscopic 3D , it runs at 720p at 30 FPS
    -MP for R&C Up your Arsenal was shut down
    -No new difficulty modes or additional content
    -Cutscenes are still in SD

    Individual Scores

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    Game: Ratchet and Clank
    Genre: Adventure Platformer
    Publisher/Developer: Insomniac Games/Sony
    System: Playstation 3 (PS3)
    Total Score: 78/100
    Value Score: 7.8/10

    • Story: 8/10
    • Characters: 8/10
    • GamePlay: 8/10
    • Graphics: 7/10
    • Sound: 8/10
    • Music: 7/10
    • Length: 8/10
    • Replay Value: 7/10
    • Player Value: 7/10

    Pros
    +A lot of great weapons and items usable in fights and puzzle/platforming solving
    +60 FPS and remastered in HD with trophy support
    +3D Support but with 30 FPS
    +Some parts in the game can be tedious or difficult
    +Some replay value allowing you to restart a new game with bolts and weapons transferred over
    +Challenge mode

    Cons
    -Annoying mini games like racing and flying fights
    -Visuals look very outdated -No additional or changed content (like other remasters) -Game can be a chore when trying to keep up with new weapons or getting ammo via paying for it -A lot of glitches occur such as going through the floor, some item boxes not appearing after dying, etc -Cutscenes are not remastered but showcase in original format ---- Game: Ratchet and Clank 2 Going Commando Genre: Adventure Platformer Publisher/Developer: Insomniac Games/Sony System: Playstation 3 (PS3) Total Score: 86/100 Value Score: 8.6/10 • Story: 9/10 • Characters: 9/10 • GamePlay: 9/10 • Graphics: 8/10 • Sound: 9/10 • Music: 8/10 • Length: 8/10 • Replay Value: 8/10 • Player Value: 8/10 Pros +Some old weapons from the first game is included but a ton of new weapons and tools are introduced in the 2nd game +60 FPS and remastered in HD with trophy support +3D Support but with 30 FPS +Improved mechanics make the game a little easier and manageable compared to the first game (i.e. more health, defensive weapons, etc) +Some replay value allowing you to restart a new game with bolts and weapons transferred over with higher difficulty and mega weapons exclusive to challenge mode +Visuals and design have improved compared to the first game +Voice acting and sound effects have improved from the first game +Many glitches from the first game have been addressed in the second game Cons -Annoying mini games like racing and flying fights are still in the game -No additional or changed content (like other remasters) -Game can be a chore when trying to keep up with new weapons or armor -Cutscenes are not remastered but showcase in original format ----------- Game: Ratchet and Clank 3 Up Your Arsenal HD Genre: Shooter Platformer Publisher/Developer: Insomniac Games/Sony System: Playstation 3 (PS3) Total Score: 90/100 Value Score: 9/10 • Story: 9/10 • Characters: 9/10 • GamePlay: 9/10 • Graphics: 8/10 • Sound: 10/10 • Music: 8/10 • Length: 9/10 • Replay Value: 9/10 • Player Value: 9/10 Pros +More weapons and improved weapon system now max lv at 5 instead of 3 +New level up system features more health and more upgrades for weapons +Less annoying mini games like racing and much better mini games like the Qwark Holo mini games +Bigger and more diverse cast of characters +Bigger and much more flashier battles Cons -Game can be somewhat grindy for some weapons when it comes to leveling up and getting bolts -Some parts of the game can get frustrating -Some moments where enemies glitch out on the floor
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  7. Mar 9, 2015
    7
    Me: "Aaaalright! what's in for me today :3 ?" *game shows up. "Those old fossils? ugh, fine."

    Well; that was a recording from a coupla'
    Me: "Aaaalright! what's in for me today :3 ?" *game shows up. "Those old fossils? ugh, fine."

    Well; that was a recording from a coupla' days ago. I wanted to review this game and it's been a while since.
    But i just didn't want to you know? It's kinda' complex... sort of. The game(s) were a big part of my childhood but as of today, i haven't touched them in a longer while than since i ate a kiwi fruit. Trust me, they aren't derricious.

    Huw-a-haagh! Alright; let's just get this the hell over with before i have to eat a kiwi instead!

    To start off with; the game is hella' lawng dawg! Three Ps2 classics in one! For less money than all the three ones combined! Quite smashing dontcha' think? Har, har, har!
    Anyways, the game is made by Insomaniac! Sorry wrong one, Insomniac! (i think) Which has made quite a couple of interesting gems lemme' tell ya' that.

    To begin with; the games take place in a galaxy full of tyranny and trouble and it's your job as an anthropomorphic-cat-dude who's only company is a tin can with limbs and a helicopter head. Yay.

    The game plays like a third-person-shooter, you can buy 'nades, guns, lasers, flamethrowers, hovering mines, transformation-to-duck-fetish-gun, and so on. You get ammo and money from crates or you can buy some good ol' mafia products in da' hood downtown that's currently overrun by gluttonous jabba the hutt-looking mothaf*ckas that split into smaller jabba the hutt-looking mothaf*ckas when hit (literally, not kidding).

    As i said; the game is basically a collection of three Ps2 classics: Ratchet And Clank 1, Ratchet And Clank 2, and then the third one because i'm too lazy to write all that one more time.
    Which then means that the game itself is very long, something i love with games these days. Most of em' are just way too short don't you think?

    Anyways, *takes a bite out of a kiwi. Not much needs to be said, just look up the things you are curious about! Lots of people will agree with me that this game is a present from god that lets us relive our childhoods with the old games we used to love. My Ps2 broke after many years of intense playing and, to be honest: that was a very sad day for me. I didn't realize it at first but my childhood would be practically gone without those games. Luckily, as we already know. Someone out there knew what to do. I gotta' say; why doesen't companies re-release their ancient old games/systems? I get that those things are outdated but come on, some were unreplacable! Like the Psp for an example; most of its games will never see the light of day again because... well, you know.

    Anyway, that rant sucked the absolute juice out of me...... and this kiwi.
    That's one of the reasons i didn't want to review this game to begin with. It's just too much for my short reviews.

    Well, here's the roundup:

    Pros:

    1) Soundtrack is awesome, fitting, and bad*ss at times.
    2) Gameplaywise, it's like an average tps game with some creative guns.... ecept the banana-gun thing that they came up in the third installment...
    3) Enemies are easy enough to beat but when they bunch up you'll have to get creative.
    4) The story is basic enough and is easy to understand.

    Cons:

    1) B*tches and glitches ladies and gentlemen!
    2) Not more Hd than the previous games. Shocking, i know.
    3) Annoying as f*ck enemies at points.
    4) Unexplained puzzles
    5) The ice levels. Don't even ask.

    To round this up i'm just gonna' say; nostalgia wasn't a part of this review. Not at all, in fact: i review games with the benefit of the doubt and in most cases; i ignore the nostalgia me and others have experienced playing these games. Which in those terms means that this game gets the score:

    "meh, but still good"
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