Ratchet: Deadlocked PlayStation 2

Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 51 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 51
  2. Negative: 1 out of 51
Buy On
  1. It's still a fun game, and an incredibly slick one at that, but the law of diminishing returns has well and truly kicked in. It's time Insomniac got some rest and put Ratchet and Clank out to pasture - goodness knows they deserve it.
  2. And even though the series seems to be on the path of becoming a pure shooter (which it does very well), I would like to see a few more sections that reflect its platforming roots. As for multiplayer, Deadlocked again succeeds online, but it's the new splitscreen co-op feature for the main game that's the nicest touch.
  3. Gladiator has a well-planned multiplayer mode that works on and offline so we're left with a fairly empty, meaningless experience of stupid weapons, coin collection and weapon upgrading that makes you wonder why you're playing. The answer: Multiplayer or you're recovering from a coma.
  4. In all fairness, Ratchet: Deadlocked should have been put out at a bargain price (around $20 sounds right) and labeled as an add-on or mission pack instead of positioned as a full-priced title.
  5. This game is fast, furious and a lot of fun. If the non-stop destruction doesn’t get you, the humor will.
  6. Edge Magazine
    70
    Gunplay is conveyed through some truly dazzling visual feedback and blare. But, once the smoke clears, it feels all too repetitive in terms of its deathmatch-style objectives. [Christmas 2005, p.109]
  7. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    70
    Combat was always the star of Ratchet games, but with barely a sniff of exploration, Gladiator's destruction feels a little one-note. [Apr 2006, p.94]
  8. Computer Games Magazine
    70
    Quotation forthcoming. [Jan 2005]

Awards & Rankings

#15 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005
#17 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 152 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. [Anonymous]
    Nov 6, 2005
    10
    Simply the best Ratcher anc Clank game in the series. Great graphics, great gameplay and the control scheme is superb in my opinion. Its so Simply the best Ratcher anc Clank game in the series. Great graphics, great gameplay and the control scheme is superb in my opinion. Its so much easier to strafe and look around, and to aim with precision. The multiplayer is excellent in this aswell. Great level design too. Full Review »
  2. Jun 17, 2011
    10
    All right I will say this it was the first ps2 game I played till the end. This is because of the **** great story and it was just all aroundAll right I will say this it was the first ps2 game I played till the end. This is because of the **** great story and it was just all around fun. I really liked the weapon selection because all of them work great for their uses. I love this game! Full Review »
  3. Oct 7, 2011
    9
    Ratchet: Deadlocked is simply my favourite game on PS2. It featured a great story, missions, upgrades and gameplay. Targeting enemies is easyRatchet: Deadlocked is simply my favourite game on PS2. It featured a great story, missions, upgrades and gameplay. Targeting enemies is easy and the Co-op play was a sweat.
    All and all you will not regret buying this game.
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