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  • Summary: (Also known as "Ratchet: Gladiator" in the UK/EU) In Ratchet: Deadlocked, Ratchet and Clank are captured and forced to compete on an underground reality combat sport show. The show, which features abducted heroes fighting for their lives against a gruesome gang of deadly Exterminators, is(Also known as "Ratchet: Gladiator" in the UK/EU) In Ratchet: Deadlocked, Ratchet and Clank are captured and forced to compete on an underground reality combat sport show. The show, which features abducted heroes fighting for their lives against a gruesome gang of deadly Exterminators, is run by a deranged media mogul named Gleeman Vox, who intends to use Ratchet and Clank as his next contestants. It doesn't take Vox long to realize that Ratchet is the most promising contestant the show has ever seen. Vox subjects our hero to a series of deadly battles and elaborate games of death, much to the delight of the show's enormous audience. To keep himself and his friends alive, Ratchet has no choice but to participate in the games and keep driving up the show's ratings with spectacular victories -- at least until our heroes can figure out a way to break free from Vox's control, the explosive Deadlock collar fastened to his neck, and bring the mighty Vox Network crashing down. Ratchet: Deadlocked features non-linear gameplay, allowing players greater freedom to choose their missions. In addition, all single-player levels will be available for multiplayer use. With much of the combat taking place in battlefields and arenas, gameplay will be more sports-oriented and will include announcer commentary. Featuring a new mission-structure approach, players will be rewarded with a constant progression of items such as weapons, armor and health. Players can take advantage of the new co-op gameplay functionality available throughout the game by choosing either single-player or multiplayer story mode. In addition, squad-based gameplay will enable players to demolish the competition by commandeering their allied combat bots through critical and strategic battles. [SCEA] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 51
  2. Negative: 1 out of 51
  1. I might get chastised for giving such a high score on the first game I’ve reviewed since coming back to Next Level Gaming, but this is one that everyone simply must play.
  2. The excellent presentation and remarkable gameplay make this one of the best experiences on the PS2.
  3. Our favorite hero still controls just as well as the series’ second outing and now there’s robotic backup you can issue orders to when the going gets rough.
  4. The cutscenes were an enjoyable interlude between bouts of carnage, but the looping quips eventually got under my skin.
  5. 80
    May be a slight letdown to fans of the series that enjoy a more well-rounded platformer, but it will thrill those looking for fast action, plenty of weapons, and killer online play.
  6. One of the most disappointing games I’ve played all year.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 51
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  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. Expand
  2. JohnK
    May 23, 2006
    10
    Awesome game! One of the best on the PS2 games ever! If you loved the prior Ratchet and Clank games, or if you are a fan of shooter gamesAwesome game! One of the best on the PS2 games ever! If you loved the prior Ratchet and Clank games, or if you are a fan of shooter games such as Halo, you will love this game. This is clearly the best shooter game for the PS2, which sorely needed a competitor to Microsoft's Halo. Personally, I prefer the brighter colors, lighter attitude and additional platforming elements of the prior Ratchet and Clank games a little bit better, but that does not make this game anything less than awesome and extremely fun to play-- just a little bit more serious. Insomniac continues to make the most interesting and fun games, and I look forward to their next shooter game for the PS3 (Resistance: Fall of Man), and I am REALLY looking forward to the PS3 version of Ratchet and Clank. In the meantime, I will see you online playing Ratchet: Deadlocked!!! Expand
  3. Apr 24, 2013
    10
    Just simply the greatest game I have ever played for PS2, also the only game (besides Borderlands 2 that i gave been willing to play throughJust simply the greatest game I have ever played for PS2, also the only game (besides Borderlands 2 that i gave been willing to play through twice. With a plethora of upgrades, jokes, and violence its just... perfect. Expand
  4. GeneB.
    Mar 5, 2006
    9
    The multiplayer is awesome, single player is awesome commanding a squad of 3 but the splitscreen sucks.
  5. Dec 22, 2018
    9
    Deadlocked introduces a new Arena type story and different difficulty settings and focuses much more on gameplay rather than story, whichDeadlocked introduces a new Arena type story and different difficulty settings and focuses much more on gameplay rather than story, which comes out shortened in comparison with earlier entries. The best feature is the weapon upgrade system, largely improved and made much deeper. Expand
  6. Aug 18, 2018
    8
    Whenever anyone says Ratchet: Deadlocked is Boring. I ask them if they have played it and their answer is no. This the normal scenario. PeopleWhenever anyone says Ratchet: Deadlocked is Boring. I ask them if they have played it and their answer is no. This the normal scenario. People have posted out the wrong idea about this game. Everyone believes that this is a fighting game with no movie play or story. But those people have not played the game. If you have played the game then you must know what I'm talking about. When you start the game you get your choice of difficulty. If you would like to get through the game quickly and brag to everyone that you complete the game within two days then you can pick the first level. Though if you prefer a more challenging game because you have a lot of free time then pick the last level. Expand
  7. JoshR.
    Dec 29, 2005
    6
    Slow start on this one but a great finish. The intro levels are far too easy and I was disappointed that there were no cheat codes available. Slow start on this one but a great finish. The intro levels are far too easy and I was disappointed that there were no cheat codes available. Some of us like to have the morph gun from the start. Just cause I cheat dosn't mean I'm not a real gamer. I like the idea of the gun mods. I was disappointed that its all challenges and not enough "levels" like the previous games in the series. But most of that could be over looked by playing the final 2 hours of the game. Things get really fun once you have all the weapons. Watching those swarmers run into an electrofied force field is just fun. Expand

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