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Universal acclaim- based on 287 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(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
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  1. Positive: 63 out of 65
  2. Negative: 0 out of 65
  1. AceGamez
    100
    Luscious looking levels that are bigger than ever, a wonderful range of new and old weapons, a multitude of gameplay styles, vehicles, freefalling, 2D retro action and a fully online multiplayer mode where you get to use those wonderful weapons against friends and strangers alike.
  2. 100
    The multiplayer is just the gravy on the best open-faced turkey sandwich of a game I've played in a long time. This is perfection.
  3. netjak
    96
    Absolutely a must-have title. It is one of the best games of the year. The gameplay is highly addictive and the cut scenes are hilarious- especially Captain Qwark's hand-drawn battle plans.
  4. It would be a tragedy if this wild romp got lost among this year's many blockbusters. The variety is fantastic.
  5. With a sublime mix of a humorous storyline, fantastic weaponry, some pure comedy moments, and some amazingly solid platforming sections, there's very little to criticise in Ratchet and Clank 3.
  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: 77 out of 82
  2. Negative: 1 out of 82
  1. AndrewJ.
    Nov 12, 2004
    10
    Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal is the best Ratchet and Clank game for the PS2 that I have ever played.
  2. GeorgiaF.
    Oct 21, 2004
    10
    Greatest game ever. I got an early copy because I work at a video game store, and I played it non-stop for 15 hours. It is the greatest game ever.
  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'veThe 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. MateusC.
    Apr 10, 2005
    10
    The techinics, textures, frame rate, all is perfect.
  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 thereThe 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. 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 gameI 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
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    Platforming-B

    Oh and you get a gun that turns enemies into ducks!
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  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 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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#5 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
#25 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004