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Universal acclaim- based on 213 Ratings

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  • Summary: (Also known as "Ratchet & Clank 3") The third installment of the Ratchet & Clank franchise incorporates new elements of gameplay not seen previously in the series, including online and offline multiplayer capabilities that will appeal to a wide variety of players. Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal returns gamers to Planet Veldin, the setting of the original Ratchet & Clank, where the duo set off on a gripping new adventure through a multitude of diverse planets to fight for galactic peace. Players will be able to earn up to 20 weapons (including online and offline) with up to four levels of upgrades for most weapons, plus new high-tech gadgets to help them through their journey. [SCEA] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 65
  2. Negative: 0 out of 65
  1. The controls are flawless, the weapons are diverse, and the production values are some of the highest in the industry. [Dec 2004, p.106]
  2. Friendly enough for the first-time platform player, deep enough for platform veterans, and funny as hell...It's a brilliant game. [Dec 2004, p.126]
  3. 96
    The sheer amount of fun you'll have when playing against seven other people in the ten different maps and various gameplay modes here is almost immeasurable -- it's that damn good. But what impresses me most about Up Your Arsenal is the fact that the single-player adventure didn't suffer in the least.
  4. The environments are incredibly detailed and show a lot of innovation and imagination. It's not a stretch to believe that this world exists as characters go about their daily business and vehicles fly around in background. The AI is also more realistic and more challenging.
  5. However it's all about balance, and Insomniac know how to keep players busy long after the main story has been completed, which is good, as it does feel a little short.
  6. Fitting a team-based shooter into a platformer might not seem like a great fit at first, but when taken as a total package, Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal is a truly great game.
  7. As with most 3D platformers, R&C3 is certainly not original ' but then again, the developers weren't trying to be groundbreaking.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 73
  2. Negative: 1 out of 73
  1. Feb 27, 2012
    10
    I remember eagerly awaiting this game...and then finally receiving it for my birthday. One of the absolute BEST birthday gifts I have ever received! By FAR one of the best games EVER made! This game surpasses any other on the console in its day in mu opinion. The game looked great, played great, felt great, sounded great, EVERYTHING about it was perfect and flawless! Humorous as ever, and engaging! I never wanted to stop playing! This was one of the first games that I played over and over again. So much fun! The online was great too! Expand
  2. Apr 20, 2011
    10
    One of my favourite games of all time.
  3. Nov 14, 2010
    10
    The greatest game I've ever played. If you like adventure games or platformers you will forever miss out if you don't play this game. I've played through it 10 times and completed it to 100% 3 times and it never got boring once. Best in the series far and away and that's saying something considering this is one of the premier series in gaming for the last 2 generations. Expand
  4. Aug 31, 2012
    10
    This chapter of the saga is proof that other shooters have much to envy. 3 is really the perfect number. This is one of the best games ever released on Playstation. MASTERPIECE! Expand
  5. Nov 26, 2013
    10
    My favorite game of all time a great story. Lots of replay value and the comedy is top notch too bad Insomniac made all 4 one and made the characters so hideous. Expand
  6. Aug 20, 2014
    10
    I bought this game at the age of four and it was one of the first games I completed. Over the years of playing this game I cannot find a game better than this

    Story-A
    Gameplay-A*
    Platforming-B

    Oh and you get a gun that turns enemies into ducks!
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  7. Nov 7, 2011
    7
    Undeniable brilliancev in graphics and gameplay but I don't know, this one was my least favourite early R&C game. I think it was the story and how unfair it was to Ratchet plus I hate Sasha but I still want to cut it some slack so I'll give it a 7. Expand

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