Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One PlayStation 3

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Oct 18, 2011

Mixed or average reviews - based on 65 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 65
  2. Negative: 1 out of 65
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  1. Oct 18, 2011
    All 4 One's insane amount of variety will satisfy both fans of the series and gamers interested in a change of pace. The game's sense of humor alone is sufficient grounds for recommendation. Insomniac's latest cooperative treat is a breath of fresh air.
  2. Oct 19, 2011
    Ratchet & Clank aren't far off from being the quintessential co-op duo. They just need a few of the wrinkles ironed out.
  3. Oct 19, 2011
    Fans will definitely love Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, as it features everything they valued about it's predecessors: humor, characters and quirky ideas. Lots of variety, replay value and cool dialogues definitely make this a fun game.
  4. Pelit (Finland)
    Nov 15, 2011
    A pretty and entertaining platform-actionadventure for 1-4 players. Get some friends with extra pads, it's much more fun that way. [Nov 2011]
  5. Oct 27, 2011
    Whether you choose to play this one with friends or by yourself, All 4 One is a pretty fun game.
  6. Oct 23, 2011
    With multiple players on board, the game is at its most colorful, but the puzzles and fights that require co-operation never feel as triumphant as they could have if they were designed so players couldn't complete them alone.
  7. Oct 26, 2011
    R&C: A4O almost delivers a great single player and multiplayer experience, but falls a little short. Neither mode is outstanding, but the multiplayer mode is a lot of fun (especially with local friends) and the single player mode is pretty cool on its own.
  8. Oct 26, 2011
    The biggest praise that All 4 One garners is the constant diversity of the level design and, even more impressively, the gameplay. The beautiful environments are a visual treat that tend to distract from the task at hand, while the little additions to gameplay throughout the campaign -- mini-games, water skiing, jet packing, rail grinding, and the list goes on-stop All 4 One from avoiding the pitfall of losing appeal after a few hours.
  9. Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    Dec 29, 2011
    The amount of satisfaction you can get from this new Ratchet & Clank mainly depends on your expectations. This is not a direct sequel of the Future-series, but if you are looking for a cool party game with your favorite characters, you can't go wrong with this game. [Nov 2011, p.90]
  10. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Nov 26, 2011
    Seasoned fans that stubbornly stick to solo play can look forward to making plenty of negative comparisons to All 4 One's superior predecessors. [Holiday 2011 ,p.76]
  11. Nov 14, 2011
    Although head to head All 4 One can't compete with its predecessors, what it can do is give gamers a new way to experience the franchise. All 4 One is a tightly packaged experience and one that may not look as good as previous Ratchet & Clank games but it's still a pure blast to play and for that reason alone is worth checking out.
  12. 80
    One hell of a surprise. I thought I'd have fun playing it, but didn't think it would be this much fun. If you're looking for something a little lighter during this bumper release schedule and dig some fast paced intergalactic action, Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One has you covered.
  13. Oct 19, 2011
    Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time represents the pinnacle of the Ratchet & Clank series, so All 4 One feels like a step backwards. But the fun multiplayer components and laugh-out-loud story make Ratchet and Clank's latest journey a worthy one, and bring a distinct new experience to the franchise.
  14. 80
    The great looking animations are still accompanied by well done voice acting, and environments consistently change for colorful and beautiful aesthetics even though most of the game is spent on planet Magnus.
  15. Oct 18, 2011
    Considering its excellent co-op and solid singleplayer experiences, All 4 One proves to be one of the best platforms of this generation. Too bad for the lack of a little innovation - it might have meant a significant boost in its final score.
  16. Oct 18, 2011
    The Ratchet formula is intact and the co-op elements are really fun. All 4 One is somewhat of a surprise that works really well.
  17. Oct 27, 2011
    With its weak plot, All 4 One is clearly a minor episode in the Ratchet & Clank franchise, but it can provide a great co-op experience with so many weapons and a its funny humour.
  18. Oct 21, 2011
    A significant twist in the Ratchet and Clank series that won't let any of its fans indifferent. Those who wanted a change will like it, but the ones who expected the same action and platforming mechanics might be dissapointed. As a cooperative game, it falls midway between styles. It has shooting, but there are many games better at this, and its platform sections are good, although maybe too simple.
  19. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Nov 13, 2011
    Feels great in co-op, but it's hit and miss when playing alone. [Dec 2011, p.105]
  20. Nov 9, 2011
    Despite some technical issues and odd design decisions (namely the overly repetitious parts that elongated the game), if you have friends to play with all the better, as that's definitely the way to go.
  21. Oct 27, 2011
    The co-op action is some of the best I have experienced in a while, and the humor is just as fantastic as it has always been. Playing with others is the way to go, but I strongly recommend playing locally or finding gamers online with headsets.
  22. Oct 24, 2011
    But I have to say, despite a solid attempt at cooperative entertainment, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One seems to sacrifice a few too many elements for the sake of the multiplayer boom.
  23. Oct 20, 2011
    It's recommended as a good multi-player fun fest, but genuine fans might find it less satisfying than the last few iterations - which have been rip-snorters.
  24. 75
    A decent attempt at a co-op experience in the Ratchet & Clank universe, All 4 One falls a bit short on providing a truly engaging and satisfying co-op offering.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 187 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 46
  2. Negative: 10 out of 46
  1. Oct 18, 2011
    I think that this is an awsome game to play with a friend and although you could play by yourself if you wanted to it just isn't the sameI think that this is an awsome game to play with a friend and although you could play by yourself if you wanted to it just isn't the same because this game was made especially for coop play and playing by yourself can cause a bit of frustration as the other charachters don't always do what you want them to but usually they understand what you want them to do most of the time but when they mess up it is usually pretty bad. as always in a ratchet &clank game the guns and gadgets are awsome the dialogue can make you burst out laughing and the cartoonish graphics ad charm with some senery that is just beutiful which you can't help but stop to admire. all in all this is a pretty good game but should probably be played with a friend and is not as good as the other games but is still worth checking out one thing that has me confounded though is why would the publishers relese this game on the same day as Arkham City it makes no sense I mean yes I love ratchet as well as many other people do but it has no hope of compeating with Arkham City it's just to popular and it will show in thier sales but once people are done with batman then they will check this game out Full Review »
  2. Aug 18, 2012
    I'm not sure what they were smoking to make such a drastic change to an already fantastic series. In my opinion, Ratchet and clank All 4 oneI'm not sure what they were smoking to make such a drastic change to an already fantastic series. In my opinion, Ratchet and clank All 4 one is the biggest flop of the series and it sort of brings down Insomniac's high pedigree of producing amazing games. Aside from the obvious focus on 4 player co op, the camera angle (which is not manual) is such a frustrating thing to deal with especially when you can't judge how far of a jump it is between safety and inevitable death. On top of that the A.I is simply lacking, well, Intelligence, I can't even remember how many times Clank just up and decided to do things that were completely unnecessary. Things like Clank just jumping to his death, running away or when Clank just suddenly deciding he no longer wants to be with his companion adds to the already frustrating game play of this game. Never before have I ever, (and I mean ever) just up and decided to not even pursue a Ratchet and Clank game before, after countless A.I fails, stupid plot and the unchangeable camera angle have made me not even pick this game up any more.

    Thought I admire the quirky sense of humour that made this series so great, it still can't save this game from its own horrible game play mechanics, and that's why, in my opinion, it deserves a 5/10.
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  3. Nov 24, 2011
    I'am very disappointed after finishing the game. The crack in time and tools of destruction were much better than this. Ok, it's co-op.. yeahI'am very disappointed after finishing the game. The crack in time and tools of destruction were much better than this. Ok, it's co-op.. yeah great. What is with these craze for cooperations? Full Review »