The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy

The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy

(Sony Computer Entertainment)
Ship Date: 
Friday, June 29, 2012

In November, the Ratchet & Clank series will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, Sony has released The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy, which is now available in Europe and features HD versions of the three original PS2 games on one Blu-Ray disc. But with four games in the franchise already available on PS3, is it worth going back to see where it all started?

When a game spawns nine sequels and spinoffs in ten years (and that’s not even including the upcoming PSN title, Full Frontal Assault), you know it’s doing something right. Many of the staple gameplay elements in later R&C games were established here, including space combat, grind rail courses, hoverbike races and, of course, the crazy weapons and gadgets.

At the start of the game, a lombax (a cat-like anthropomorphic creature) named Ratchet is working on his spaceship, when a tiny robot, who he later names Clank, crash lands near his home. From there, the duo uncovers a plot that threatens the entire galaxy, and it’s up to them to stop it. It’s hardly original, but the series’ trademark charm and humour ensure that it’s always entertaining.


Review by Stefhutch20