Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus PlayStation 3

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Nov 12, 2013

Generally favorable reviews - based on 60 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 60
  2. Negative: 0 out of 60
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  1. Nov 12, 2013
    Nexus is not the ending we all were hoping for. It's just a more of the same way less inspired than its predecessors. Still enjoyable for the hardcore fans of the franchise.
  2. Nov 13, 2013
    A good epilogue to a great trilogy. If only it wasn't so short.
  3. games(TM)
    Jan 23, 2014
    A fitting miniature to end this generation. [Issue#143, p.106]
  4. 70
    It’s funwhile it lasts, has some good ideas and shows that the series’ formula is still compelling. But after a five-year hiatus, it feels way too short.
  5. Nov 26, 2013
    All in all, Into the Nexus is an entertaining and well put together Ratchet and Clank installment with some flaws here and there that drop the experience from good to just okay.
  6. Nov 21, 2013
    Ratchet and Clank: Nexus is a kind of mini Tools of Destruction and A Crack in Time. As Quest for Booty, this is a smaller game with reduced price, trying to offer the same whole essence of the series with half of the time.
  7. Nov 15, 2013
    It offers scant few new ideas, but it's a great balance of fighting and puzzling and its humorous story still offers a really breezy diversion for as long as it lasts.
  8. Nov 13, 2013
    Nexus is a title designed for the die-hard fans, that will also keep thinking that Ratchet & Clank would have deserved a better farewell at the end of this generation.
  9. Nov 12, 2013
    Ratchet & Clank: Nexus keeps playing with the typical gameplay of the Insomniac Games' series. The new elements provided by the Nexus are quite interesting, but the smaller levels along with the short story may be a problem for people interested in longer experiences. This game does worth your money, but you should wait for a price cut before giving it a try.
  10. Nov 11, 2013
    Yeah, it’s pretty short, but those are some good five hours that’ll remind you of why you fell in love with Ratchet and Clank in the first place. Its $30 / £20 price tag makes it a great incentive to pick it up, and it delivers what you’d expect from the series.
  11. Nov 11, 2013
    Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus represents a decent—though overpriced—sendoff for the second generation of R&C action-adventure titles. Into the Nexus mostly plays it safe by remaining largely familiar, introducing only a few new mechanics that, while not overtly bad, seem underdeveloped and are definitely underused.
  12. Nov 11, 2013
    The Ratchet & Clank series has seen several iterations over the years, but the core gameplay loop of constant progress and upgrades remains as fun as ever. Insomniac just had to strip out some of the extraneous bits and give us a condensed version to show off how well it stands up.
  13. Nov 11, 2013
    To conclude their futuristic series, Ratchet & Clank focuses on gravity, in both senses of the word. It is applied not only to the tone through a desolate world, but also to the gameplay mechanics. Although such experiments give more freedom to explore the environment and develop new puzzles, they are too limited and, therefore, overshadowed by the unbridled evolution of the arsenal. This relentless quest for power takes the main role into the Nexus, making up for the briefness of the adventure. Let's hope that the next generation will help Insomniac Games to really move forward with this proven, yet aging formula.
  14. Nov 11, 2013
    As a game in its own right, it feels short-changed and recycled for the most part – Fans of the series will likely bask in the familiarity of it, but ultimately Nexus is a hollow offering.
  15. Nov 11, 2013
    Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus is a short epilogue that may leave dedicated fans of the franchise a bit disappointed. Those that look past its length, however, will find an adventure worth having. The writing, humor and beloved characters are all there along with addicting classic Ratchet & Clank gameplay. Even with its flaws, you can’t really go wrong with this finale considering its low price tag.
  16. Nov 11, 2013
    The budget price may still be a teensy steep for the rather slender running time, but the focused campaign and enjoyable action mean that this is certainly worth a punt if you’ve got the bolts to spare.
  17. Jan 3, 2014
    The final Ratchet & Clank game on the Playstation 3 offers a couple of evenings of good entertainment. But aside from some new ideas everything is the same. It’s a nice send off for the series as a whole but not one that stands on its own in any particular way.
  18. Nov 13, 2013
    It undoes some of the damage of the last few games, but taking the series back to its roots is an admission that Ratchet & Clank has done nothing but go in circles all generation.
  19. Feb 24, 2014
    An underwhelming conclusion for Sony’s duo on the PlayStation 3. It’s a fine game; it’s pretty, it’s got the series’ trademark weaponry, and yet, it’s just another Ratchet game.
  20. Nov 11, 2013
    It’s a perfectly serviceable adventure that you’ll play through with few frustrations, but will likely have forgotten by the following morning. Ratchet and Clank’s story ends, then, not with a bang, but with a half-hearted shrug.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 203 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 38
  2. Negative: 2 out of 38
  1. Nov 16, 2013
    $30 for an 8 hour game with a great story, fun gameplay, and a good sense of humor. Into the Nexus is the best thing to happen to R&C in a$30 for an 8 hour game with a great story, fun gameplay, and a good sense of humor. Into the Nexus is the best thing to happen to R&C in a long time, since A Crack in Time. The 8 hour story is perfectly paced and well written. The turn in atmosphere is a breathe of fresh air and the gorgeous graphics complement it well. The Jetpack is also very fun to use and adds new style to the classic Ratchet gameplay formula that's returned. This games a good break after all the shooters out there, and it's probably the best $30 you can spend on a game because you will get your money's worth. Full Review »
  2. Nov 12, 2013
    This game is spectacular, all of the feelings of the old ratchet and clank games come back into my mind again! This game continues insomniacsThis game is spectacular, all of the feelings of the old ratchet and clank games come back into my mind again! This game continues insomniacs legacy, not including all for 1 and those other titles. Goooopd jobbb insomniac! Full Review »
  3. Jul 16, 2014
    Say what you will about other Sony mascots like Jak and Daxter or Sly Cooper, but at least they knew how to actually end. Ratchet andSay what you will about other Sony mascots like Jak and Daxter or Sly Cooper, but at least they knew how to actually end. Ratchet and Clank:Nexus is just a reminder for why you shouldn't drag your series out to this level; a game insultingly short and uncreative compared to the other entries. The weapons have as much impact as looking at your enemies and aren't fun to use at all, the story's attempts to be frightening are laughable (I know it's a kids game but you can at least try), and of course, there's audio logs voice acted by whoever was around that are either Insomniac's lack of self awareness to how contrived the plot is or yodeling "What the hell is exposition, some kind of vegetable?!"
    Supposedly this is the last game in the RaC series. If it is, I'm going to be even more depressed than I was playing this miserable kick to the ribs this game is to the series as a whole. It was so ready to end by A Crack In Time, but no, they had to drag it out to make three more games that were all painfully mediocre compared to the original trilogy, or even the Future trilogy. I felt like Conan the Barbarian watching his village burn down while playing this game; except instead of a village, it was the childhood memories I have for the original trilogy. If you must spend £25 on something, spend it on the Trilogy Collection for the PS3; even if there are some graphical oddities in it, it's much more worth your time than this boring, un-scary pile of cat waste.
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