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Universal acclaim- based on 218 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: 72 out of 74
  2. Negative: 1 out of 74
  1. RickG.
    Dec 15, 2004
    10
    This is an awsome game except Courtney Gears... she's stupid.
  2. GaryB.
    Nov 3, 2004
    10
    This is the most purely fun game ever made, hands down. The person who wrote that it doesn't deserve above a 9 because it's a platformer has no idea of how good the game is. It's a genre-bending action game with platforming elements, but most importantly it's fun, deep, and has interesting characters. In my opinion, GTA doesn't deserve the high scores it gets and I'm very skeptical about those magazines that give those games 9s or 10s in graphics... or any other department really. And he shouldn't down on OPM, they write excellent reviews. This game is a 10, because it is without flaw. So stop complaining about the game being a "platformer" like that's a 4 letter word and just play it. Expand
  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. ApocalyseBrown
    Aug 15, 2005
    10
    I rarely give a ten score but for shear gameplay and fun its fantastic. Now with multi-player and online play its the best action-adventure yet. What you waiting for its 15quid new now, a rare classic. Expand
  5. Aug 2, 2012
    10
    The best action/platformer you can get. Improves upon its predecessors in every way. The story is engaging, the combat is satisfying and there is much replayability. Multiplayer, too? Heck yeah. You are missing out if you don't try this masterpiece. Expand
  6. 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
  7. AGuy
    Nov 3, 2004
    5
    Personally I dont find this game to be too bad, however the very fact that "The Critics", slam Jak 3 for not changing tone shows that they dont know the meaning of the word substance. The fact Ratchet and Clanks' tone hasn't changed since it's inception shows that "The Critics", are contradicting themselves. The scores for this and Jak 3 are hideously unbalanced and make no sense when you think about it. Buy Ratchet and Clank if you want to mindlessly blow stuff up, if you want a shred of subsatnce then do yourself a favour and invest in the Jak and Daxter triology. Expand

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