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5 Best Insomniac Games of All Time, Ranked



Insomniac Games have brought players wonderfully artful and entertaining titles over the years. These titles do a fantastic job of capturing the bombastic action, all without sacrificing a distinct identity. Whether you are someone who enjoys old-school platformers, or fast-paced shooters. This studio has brought phenomenal titles to players throughout the years no matter what they enjoy. The flair present within these games makes them stand out titles even to this day. So without further ado, here are the 5 Best Insomniac Games of All Time, Ranked.

5. Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal

Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal

We begin today's list of the best Insomniac Games titles, with a classic. Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal, at the time of its release was the culmination of the lessons learned from past games. This made it one of the most polished and fun entries in the beloved Ratchet & Clank franchise. This was due to several reasons, including the amount of variety players had in terms of gameplay and weaponry. The variety of weapons in the game made the simple act of eliminating enemies incredibly satisfying.

However, the game didn't stop there, as the comedy in the game is some of the best in the series as well. With the game being the first title in the series to receive a multiplayer component, it offered players a number of great experiences. The gameplay for the game is centered around players platforming around fantastically designed levels with phenomenal weapons. All around, this title had a lot of potential to live up to and managed to do so wonderfully. For these reasons, we consider it one of the best Insomniac Games ever created.

4. Spyro: Year of the Dragon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      For the next entry on our list of the best Insomniac Games titles, we have Spyro: Year of the Dragon. The culmination of the Spyro series when it was released, this title had an immense weight on its shoulders. However, what it delivered was not only the sum of the hard work put into the series, but something entirely special unto itself. The driving action for the game is one that players will no doubt be familiar with. After Dragon Eggs have been scattered throughout the Forgotten Realms, it is up to Spyro to save the day.

First, this does a great job of making the player want to seek out their adventure. Additionally, it also gave the developers tons of freedom to create variety within the levels. The variety within the level design of Spyro: Year of the Dragon is not only impressive but also some of the best in the long-running franchise. So if you want to experience one of the best and most unique platformers of all time. Make sure you check out Spyro: Year of the Dragon.

3. Sunset Overdrive

Next up on our list of the best Insomniac Games titles, we have a title that while initially not receiving as much praise as other entries on this list, in hindsight was simply fantastic. Sunset Overdrive takes a bright, and vibrant take on a graffiti-filed urban landscape. One aspect of the game that greatly improves the vibrancy and gives the player a sense of freedom is the phenomenal movement system. This is a really important aspect of what makes the game so timeless, as it always feels fluid and fun.

The weaponry in the game also feels fantastic to use. A lesson no doubt influenced by their success with games like Ratchet & Clank. Aiding in this feeling of freedom was the parkour system in the game as well, which allows players to scale the city. The premise of the game is also a uniquely appealing one, with a drink company essentially causing the events of the game by mutating the populace. All in all, Sunset Drive is one of the most unique and best titles released by Insomniac Games.

2. Ratchet & Clank (2016)

The Original Ratchet & Clank

Our next entry should come as no surprise to any fan of Insomniac Games. When the news of a Ratchet & Clank remake came to light, many fans were extremely excited. What they couldn't have predicted is the fact that the game would not only pay homage to the past but improve upon the game in many ways. For players looking for new content in the game, it has you covered with over an hour of new content to the game. Additionally, several enemies, locations, and more have been added to differentiate the game from its namesake.

One of the aspects of this title that shone the brightest was its controls and gameplay. These elements of the game were incredibly smooth and worked like a dream to revitalize the classic gameplay of Ratchet & Clank. Also, the game's environmental design was simply stunning, with memorable levels for players to explore. These gorgeous levels not only made this title stand out at the time early in the PlayStation 4‘s life-cycle but highlighted what was special about it. In short, Ratchet & Clank is one of the best Insomniac Games titles to date.

1. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles MoralesMarvel's Spider Man: Miles Morales pc

Rounding out our list of the best titles released by Insomniac Games, we have our most recent entry. Marvel's Spider-Man was already a technical marvel when it was released. The fluid gameplay and faithful recreation of New York City made for some of the best-feeling superhero gameplay of all time. So when the game was built upon with a spin-off title in Miles Morales, players were definitely excited. This is due not only to the fact that players would get an entirely new playstyle to play with but also to the sheer content of the game.

An aspect of the game that immediately garnered a lot of praise, was its side content. The game's way of fleshing out its side characters is one that is not only worthy of a player's time but also a core part of the game. Which remains a stunning adventure in its own right. One of the best things about the game is its combat and upgrade system. Being able to upgrade your suit feels great and really makes the player feel powerful. To close, this title is one of the best Insomniac Games to release.

So, what's your take on our picks for the 5 Best Insomniac Games of All Time, Ranked? What are your rankings of these titles? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.


Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.