Best Ratchet & Clank Games

The Top Ten
1 Ratchet & Clank Up Your Arsenal Ratchet & Clank Up Your Arsenal Product Image

To me this game is the most memorable of the series. It has the largest amount of weapons, with decent weapon upgrades through the different levels. The storie is just marvelous and funny as hell. The story line is possibly the longest of the different R&C games and for me an important detail is that all the mini-games which are not necessary for the story are really fun too!

Lastly I played this game when it originally came out, and at that time it was just perfect. Therefore the little gameplay problems it had are not taken into account

This was the first R&C game a ever played. Everything is excellent. I remember playing it again and again, it never got any boring actually. The characters, the dialogues, the gameplay, the story, the side missions, the planets, the weapons, the Qwark comics, the soundtracks. Tons of fun and laughter, memorable moments and cutscenes (Qwark's plans, Nefarious, Lance and Janice, Ratchet dancing like C. Gears)... It was the greatest game of it's time and the best of the whole series.

I believe that this is the one game that deserves both a movie and a re imagining. What do you think guys?

In my opinion, what really makes this game stand out is the humor. Seriously, I think this game had the best adult humor ever which clearly shows that you are never too old to play R&C.

The newer games still have funny cutscenes, but they're not the same as the humor in the previous games. I really hope Insomniac continues to make great R&C games with the same humor quality as UYA!

This was my first Ratchet and Clank game. I grew up with my parents buying a PS2 for me and my brother. Though they had a PS they bought the second one. This was one of the games they bought to the PS2 and I have played ever since I was a small kid :)
Even though I never beat the third stage as a child I still came back to the game :)
Not awhile a go I decided to beat it and I did. I love this game and it's weapon and it's story and enemies. Plus it's pretty challenging and sometimes unfair but that's also part of the fun. I love this game and will probably play it again soon

2 Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time Product Image

This game not only has great humor, an engaging and memorable story, but also outstanding gameplay that hasn't been replicated by the series since.

There are plenty of new additions such as free spaceship flight and the hoverboots that make it hard to go back to the older games after this one. And, the story is also the best that the series has ever seen, with plenty of memorable characters and some of the most memorable boss fights yet.

Couple that with refined gameplay and some of the best guns that the series has seen, along with a ton of bonus content to explore, and you truly have the best Ratchet and Clank experience available.

Of my many years of gaming, this is the series that has (with one or two minor exceptions) only grown better with time. The variety of play elements, action and stellar voice characterizations/scripts bring a phenomenal story to life, with the important message of friendship and loyalty developing along the way. The weapons and gadgets are over the top, and the star fighter scenes (with a multi-station onboard radio! ) are reminiscent of the golden age of gaming. You are simply not doing yourself any favors by not playing this game. Psm1701

This is the best in my opinion, The trailers and teasers gave me goosebumps.

I loved the storyline the most out of them all, it has brilliant graphics and it can get so emotional, I wish I could cry over the scenes because I thought they were that good.

Gameplay is unique, you don't just play through the story and start over again... No, once your ship has been fixed by the Zoni you are free to explore the sector which will contain a whole bunch of things to do such as the several moons scattered across each sector and each moon has its own challenge weather your looking for more Zoni or a gold bolt and so on and how you obtain them has some variety as well. Or you can operate space missions to earn more bolts or just destroy some asteroids. There are plenty of weapons and you can even customize the starter weapons (combuster, fusion grenade, shotgun) and make them different colours and behave differently. The game also features some cool ways of getting from a to b that ...more

This game has fun gameplay and a great story line and funny humor and is so engaging I definitely recommend it to newcomers

3 Ratchet & Clank 2 Going Commando Ratchet & Clank 2 Going Commando Product Image

Man, I love this series! But Going Commando for me was the best one! Immersive world with excellent detail, introducing upgrades to weapons, great humor and the list goes on and on... And while almost every Ratchet and Clank game contains all these pros, the thing that makes this one stick out to me, is well... The sheer amount of content! Seriously the world's are big but not so big you can easily get lost, the weapons don't take a millennium to level up, there are more planets and weapons in this one than in any other, in my opinion this one is just the most replayable out of the rest. I own every Ratchet and Clank title, with the exception of Quest for Booty and Secret Agent Clank. Simply put, this one just gives you the most bang for your buck.

Most weapons in the series. Most levels in the series. Most mini games in the series. Most bosses in the series.

This game introduced many elements to the series that have become staples such as armor, automatic weapon and health upgrades, arena battles, strafing and a challenge mode with much more extra content than the first Ratchet and Clank game. To this day Going Commando remains to be the game that had the biggest influence on the series.

The story, characters, weapons, gameplay, level & character design and voice acting are incredible, it improved so much on the original which is very impressive seing as how the original is absolutely AWESOME too. But GC is definitely the best just because it was one of very few games that has blown me away with how beautiful it looks and how brilliant everything about it is, the only others that have done this to me are God of war 3, Ratchet and clank tools of destruction and metal gear solid 3.

Definitely the best. While it may not have the story of " A Crack in Time" it has much much better weapons. I had beaten this game 30 times on the same save slot and had 4 billion bolts. I recently acquired "A Crack in Time" and I didn't like the weapons half as much. I also believe that this game makes me want to play back through over and over more than up your arsenal and a crack in time. I also believe that future is 2nd best.

4 Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction Product Image

This one is a defenitive R&C expierience, it had the puzzle and exploration - heavy attitude of Going Commando, The exceptional and varied, upgraded weaponary of Up your arsenal, great level design, art, story and humor, A crack in time, despite trying to best this game, sways too much from the established R&C formula and thus feels like a stranger. Overall, This is the best game in the franchise, that offers its best elements in a shining glory

Best way to kick off a side series of a game. Tools of Destruction tried to be like UYA, and did it nail it on the head! Tools of Destruction is the best in the future series in my view. Quest for Booty, we don't talk about that... And Crack in Time was okay. Tools of Destruction is my favorite game, and always will be.

This was my first game on the Ps3 and I love it. Brand new weapons, setting, characters and delving into Ratchet's past. Love this game so much!

My childhood game was Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction. It had a really good story, and was really fun to play. The graphics were just awesome! I could play this game over and over again. definitely my favourite game in the series, and is a game worth to buy!

5 Ratchet Deadlocked Ratchet Deadlocked Product Image

Ratchet & Clank on steroids! High octane mayhem throughout. This game is unique in the series, and I think it should be ranked as one of the very best. The weapons are great and the upgrade options are fantastic. Wielding the Scorpion Flail with reckless abandon against hordes of enemies has to be one of the most satisfying things ever. Deadlocked has a different formula from the rest, but that also makes it fresh and very exciting to play. This should be in the top three.

Better than FToD, because: weapons. I was really underwhelmed by the weapons in Future Tools of Destruction, which is ironic considering it's title. They just failed to satisfyingly destroy things fast enough, and combat was ultimately a slog. Deadlocked, on the other hand, is pure combat joy, unadulterated mayhem-destruction-domination. I think this game gets unfairly overlooked because it does not fall into the tried and true gameplay formula. But that is actually its strength.

Ehm didn't like the layout of the planets and the fact that they really limited the open world but the way u fight in this one is unmatched so far! but I enjoy how it was the first game were u could customise your weapons and and if it was a level u really didn't like or it was to hard. then u could get some points somewhere else and win that way and the ending were amazing

I'd say that this one is VERY close to UYA but I just love the co-op in it. It has a lot more replayability to it with the added difficulties, and upgrading a weapon to Lv.99 was AWESOME! Especially with the gun mods you could really customise the weapon to the way you liked it. And there's the flaming wrenches, battle bots, the supernova AND of course Slugho.

6 Ratchet & Clank Ratchet & Clank Product Image

Hard choice between 1 and 2. Going Commando had all the great features that come with the sequel to a game (upgradable weapons, more nanotech, Insomniac museum, battle arena, etc. ), but the first game really was classic. The story was the most epic, but what really one me on this one was the levels. Each world was unique and completely different than the one before it. Sheer epicness. Oh, and let's not forget classic Ratchet before he got a personality shift.

I didn't like 3 as much as, well, everyone else seems to. There is no question that it was a great game, but it felt a little cheap to me, mainly in appearance (the menus were sort of ugly and boring, the nanotech got turned into a flat bar, the weapons weren't to great, the worlds didn't compare to the ones in the previous two games).

Absolutely amazing games, this was my childhood in a nut shell. This started everything off and laid the foundations for the entire series. I didn't enjoy 2 as much, not sure why really, 3 is my second favourite behind this one.

One thing I will say though, this is my own opinion but I think the original trilogy, 1, 2 & 3, are much better than the newer ones, Ratchet & Clank future.

The new remake/reboot on the PS4 is excellent, it mixes all the best things from the original trilogy and blends them perfectly. A great series through and through, well worth a purchase

I like this game the most out of all the Ratchet and Clank games! Well, I haven't played Quest for Booty, Crack In Time, Secret Agent Clank, All 4 One, Full Frontal Assault, and Into the Nexus yet. My No. 2 is Tools of Destruction. Why? I'm old school, meaning I grew up when games were just taking off so the graphics were bad. Back then it didn't matter to us, we wanted a good story. When I played Tools of Destruction the story/gameplay flowed so well I had to stop myself from playing it.

This game is so hard! Loved every moment of it though. I played tools of destructin 1st and crack in time second however the game wher I felt like the storuy was best is this one. I'm not that much of a fan of chosen one stuff (yet I like starwars and lord of the rings). I am currently playing going commando. So I can't imput much but what I can say is that I love this game. The new universe is a breath of fresh air and I love that consumerism is the enemy. This game transends the gap between young and old with hidden messages that both will apreaceate. I love the game so much and shows that old games are the hardest and yet still brilliant. The villain is brilliant and shows the curruption of capitalism. Love this game so much.

7 Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters Product Image

Yep yep! This is the first game I've ever played in the whole Ratchet & Clank series. The soundtrack is so nostalgic that made me play the game again.

This game is amazing and still is with the perfect weapon balance and perfect gameplay experience

Yet this game isn't made by insomniac I still played it and had a fun time

This was made by the developer who ruined Jak and Daxter. Enough said.

8 Ratchet and Clank (2016) Ratchet and Clank (2016) Product Image

It's everything I loved about the first game, and more! I had an absolutely great time while playing this, and it managed to make itself more than just a great remake, more than just a great movie tie-in, but a great, fun game.

It is goof to have this game back. A nice remake of the first ratchet & clank but still got the nice extra upgrades from the newer once, such as tools of destruction and a crack in time.

The best weapons, best graphics and a great story. It is also a good length being 12 hours for me and it is £28. It is a retelling of the first game, adding in newer weapons, extra characters and a slightly different story. Can't go wrong here!

Awesome game. It was what the series needed the only reason why it is low on this list is because it has only been out a week.

9 Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus - Playstation 3 Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus - Playstation 3 Product Image

A fresh return to an amazing franchise! The game digs back to its roots while being different enough that it forms an identity for itself. A perfect installment for the perfect franchise! And what R&C fan wouldn't go into TOTAL NOSTALGIA during the museum tour?

Keeping in mind this was released as a budget title fairly late in the PS3's lifespan, this is a really solid R&C game. It's an example of when more of a good thing is a good thing. It's nothing new or groundbreaking for the series and it's too short, but it's fun action while it lasts.

Although Gimmicky, I found this game to be more fun and more interesting than future tools, and still more fun than a crack in time.

It was definitely to short but the mix of classic controls, new villains and the fun of walking through the museum was really nastolgic and brings back great memories, a good ps3 finisher in my opinion q

10 Ratchet & Clank Quest For Booty

So Flipping good! I got this when the 'Welcome Back' deal was on, and I never had a problem with the replayability or the length (I was only little, I dug bite-size games). Plus, it was my first in the series, so it will always have a place in my heart

Loved it but the 2 problems that I had with this game is, 1. Clank is not a playable character, and 2. It's really short, I finished it in 2 and a half hours, but the gameplay, story and graphics are amazing

The Contenders
11 Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One Product Image

The best co-op game of all time. Whenever you are playing online or with a friend, it always ends up being really funny! The coop is designed of a very enjoyable way, and you will most likely enjoy this game and laugh. Playing with others is really fun~

Although this game isn't part of the main series, its still a blast and really fun to play with your friends and family! Me, my little sisters, my cousins and my friends always have a great time playing this game togther! I love it :D

Multiplayer is fun in this game. However I do miss classic gameplay, but it is cool.

What do you MEAN 9th place. This is the best game iv'e ever played.

12 Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault Product Image

The graphics looks Amazing. This was my fist game. Multiplayer make it more hard. but also about defending your base.

This game makes the series look bad.

13 Secret Agent Clank Secret Agent Clank Product Image

It could be better, I thought it was going to be like daxter but it isn't

I thought it was very fun and creative

14 Ratchet & Clank Collection Ratchet & Clank Collection Product Image

Well it is a collection in HD. The games are fun.

All three of the original ratchet and clank games in one. enough said

I will always play this classic video game.

Guys this is the trilogy all in one

15 Ratchet & Clank 2: Locked & Loaded

North America version is Ratchet and clank: going commando so if your from there vote for that

Awesome best game ever. I loved it and it was great.

Ratchet & Clank: Stripped & Loaded

16 Ratchet and Clank: Before the Nexus

Great game,it brings all the fun of Ratchet and Clank to the mobile game world.

... That's all I have to say.

17 Ratchet: Gladiator

The North America version is Deadlocked.

18 Ratchet & Clank: Going Mobile

Please oh please

It is a 2d nothing like th rest piece of crap game and I'm pretty sure its actually free and if it isn't it's a rip off

19 Ratchet & Clank: Q-Force Ratchet & Clank: Q-Force Product Image

Q-Force is brilliant! Sure, it ain't QfB or CiT but me and my couch partner have a hell of a lot of fun playing it, and it is better then both PSP, iOS and most vita ports.

I'm pretty sure the North America version is full frontal assault so I don't know about this

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