Naughty Dog Games, Ranked from Worst to Best

Created Sep 25, 2018 by RAWG Editorial
September 27th of 1984 saw the foundation of Naughty Dog by Jason Rubin and Andy Gavin. In the beginning, the company was called Jam Software (Jim and Andy's Magic). Only in 1989, it was renamed to the company title that many gamers know and love. RAWG decided to see how games of Jam Software/Naughty Dog fared over the years at Metacritic. First 4 games were not rated by Metacritic but are included anyway in the chronological order to see the company's progression.
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Keef the Thief screenshot
    First official game published under the name of Naughty Dog. It's a classic RPG of that era filled with traps, sword fights, magic shenanigans and lots of humor. Hey, they aren't called Naughty Dog fo…
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    Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back screenshot
      Following the success of the original, Naughty Dog decided to work on the sequel right away. The second entry in the franchise is thought to be superior to the original as it improved on every aspect …
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      Jak 3 screenshot
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        The third entry in the Jak and Daxter franchise is a solid action-adventure with platforming, driving and shooting mechanics thrown into the mix. Signature humor, a gripping plot, a wide of variety of…
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        The Last of Us: Left Behind screenshot
          Left Behind is a standalone expansion to The Last of Us focusing on the past of Ellie and how she healed Joel in the original game. The game while not expanding too much the gameplay capabilities of t…
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          Rings of Power screenshot
            One more classic RPG in the likes of Bard's Tale, Wizardry with a huge location to explore and plunder, quests to complete and encounters to overcome.
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            Jak X: Combat Racing screenshot
              Now we're onto the games that were rated by Metacritic. And to start us off is Jak X: Combat Racing which is a great game on its own. The last entry in the Jak and Daxter franchise, the game features …
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              Uncharted: The Lost Legacy screenshot
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                The last game (just for now, we hope) in the Uncharted series that is a standalone expansion focusing on the previous female leads. The Lost Legacy is a gorgeous piece of gaming development with great…
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                  A PS exclusive that spawned one of the best franchises for Sony. The premise is pretty simple with Indiana Jones-like story and Lara Croft-like gameplay. But the humor, acting, the gun-toting action, …
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                  Crash Bandicoot screenshot
                    The game that put Naughty Dog on the map as the adventures of Crash Bandicoot turned out to be very gripping for the audience. For its time it also contained the best graphics PS1 had in store. But if…
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                    UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss screenshot
                      While it was not developed by Naughty Dog directly, but it was overseen by them, so this PS Vita exclusive grabs a spot on our list as it's worthy of the franchise. One of the better games on PS Vita …
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                      Jak II screenshot
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                        Again, one of the best PS2 platformers with an open world, likeable characters, a mature story but not without its humor and some elaborate twists.
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                          Inspired by Mario Kart, CTR was the answer to the Nintendo classic for PlayStation users. The gameplay and level design were top-notch, controls were responsive and near-perfect. Some of the criticism…
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