• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Oct 18, 2011
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  • Summary: We find our heroes in the midst of a dilemma of intergalactic proportions when Dr. Nefarious’ latest evil plan goes awry leaving Ratchet, Clank, Qwark and Nefarious himself caught in the snare of a powerful and mysterious machine. Begrudgingly, the Galaxy’s biggest do-gooders and its mostWe find our heroes in the midst of a dilemma of intergalactic proportions when Dr. Nefarious’ latest evil plan goes awry leaving Ratchet, Clank, Qwark and Nefarious himself caught in the snare of a powerful and mysterious machine. Begrudgingly, the Galaxy’s biggest do-gooders and its most sinister criminal must work together to discover a means of escape in this action-packed installment of the Ratchet & Clank series. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 65
  2. Negative: 1 out of 65
  1. Oct 18, 2011
    88
    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. Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    Dec 29, 2011
    80
    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]
  3. Oct 27, 2011
    78
    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.
  4. 70
    All 4 one is a good co-op game with a few blemishes, but a disappointing Ratchet game for fans hoping for the full package. If you're looking for a co-op platform laugh that encourages competition, greed and a dash of cooperation, this is for you. But if you were hoping for a Ratchet adventure that would be fun on your own, you're better off with the previous games.
  5. Nov 7, 2011
    70
    Despite the unstable camera, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One is a hilarious action-adventure with a lot of variety between the platforming, environmental puzzles and hack-and-blast action, but unless you're a hardcore Ratchet & Clank fan, you won't get the full experience playing it by yourself.
  6. Nov 8, 2011
    65
    Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One is a good game but not in the same league as it's predecessors. I believe it wasn't supposed to be like that but it seems that Insomniac put less effort into it. Perhaps making two big games at the same time is too much for this team?
  7. Oct 19, 2011
    40
    Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One should have been about $15, five hours shorter, and released on the PlayStation Network. It's a game that does a disservice to the high pedigree of the Ratchet & Clank series and takes too far a departure from what made such an excellent series. It's sad to see these fantastic characters appear in a poorly structured, mediocre game, full of camera issues and silly bugs that add insult to injury.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 55
  2. Negative: 11 out of 55
  1. Oct 19, 2011
    10
    I am having a TON of fun playing this with my friends! I'm not sure why this game is getting average reviews. It defintely is more kidI am having a TON of fun playing this with my friends! I'm not sure why this game is getting average reviews. It defintely is more kid friendly than previous titles but it is a nice change for the franchise plus it might open up the Ratchet and Clank universe to people that may never have played one of their other single player games before. The graphics are truly beautiful and the sound and music are pretty amazing as well. The levels so far have a lot of variety and make me look forward to see what comes next. Great game to play with family and friends. Recommended!! Expand
  2. Nov 3, 2021
    9
    A slightly different game from what R&C fans are used to get, this time or better said, this game implements something new to the franchiseA slightly different game from what R&C fans are used to get, this time or better said, this game implements something new to the franchise (unfortunately that was the only time they've done that). They implement co-op mode and we can say that the hole game is based on co-op gameplay, either online or offline (3 other players max), it is up to you, or if you are alone, you play it with an AI player as your 2nd player.
    You can choose to be Ratchet, Clank, Captain Qwark or Dr. Nefarious, with a tons of weapons and new enemies to beat. The game itself has many various challenges and many both game and combat mechanics designed for cooperative mode, again, something that long-time R&C fans are not used to have.
    This time bolts are not only needed to buy weapons, but also for buying weapon upgrades and in the end, elite upgrade, so be careful on how and when you spend it.
    The lenght of the game stays almost the same as on other games, about 10 hours, depends on how much good you are.
    Camera angle isn't manual, so get ready to have some awkward moments, like jumping to certain death, losing you companion out of sight and similar situations.
    The AI companion (if you play the game alone) isn't one of the smartest AI, you are gonna sure have problems with it, sometimes it isn't helpful as it supposed to be, sometimes you're gonna have to do everything by yourself.

    All in all, if you are looking for something to play with your friends or family, you are gonna love this, one of the best coop games on the PS3 so far.
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  3. Oct 18, 2011
    8
    The co-op on this game is a blast but its not your standard Ratchet & Clank by any means! Playing through the game with friends is the way toThe co-op on this game is a blast but its not your standard Ratchet & Clank by any means! Playing through the game with friends is the way to go as single player is fun but lacks the aspects that FTOD and FCIT had. This game is well worth the money and is a blast especially if you have kids that like to play games. This is a perfect game to bond with. All that said this would have been a fun addition to a traditional R&C experience for me as a stand alone in falls a tad behind the previous two games this generation. My advice is get the game and enjoy it for what it is, all the humor is still there as are the wild weapons just dont go into it expecting a traditional R&C experience because that it is not. Expand
  4. Apr 29, 2012
    7
    This is my first Ratchet & Clank game and after playing this I'm curious about the characters and story up to this point and might try out theThis is my first Ratchet & Clank game and after playing this I'm curious about the characters and story up to this point and might try out the other games I'm not sure yet, why did I decide to jump into the series so late and with this game? well honestly I got it just because it came with my PS3 otherwise I probably would have looked over it, it's pretty fun for a multiplayer/cooperative collecting focused game and obviously gets better with friends, the graphics and sound are great, it provides some laugh out loud moments the further you progress, and if you play alone the teammate AI is generally very good but screws up when you need it most and pretty badly at that, it's a good game but it has some big issues that hold it back from being anything more than just good, for instance like I said it's based on co-op with friends so the first thing you are going to want to do is call your friends over and have a blast, the problem is that every time you stop playing your friends are going to have to start from scratch, that's right they lose their experience, bolts, and most importantly guns which brings frustration, so the best way to make sure everyone stays on the some level is to each buy a copy of the game and play online but not only does this take away the fun of having your buddies in arm punching range, you also have to deal with the online pass issue (online passes are really starting to anger me and need to be done away with in my opinion, but that's a story for another time) which means you'll all have to pay the whole asking price in order to buy it new, of course you could forget co-op all together and play by yourself which is still fun, another complaint of mine is that guns and bolts can't be transfered between you individual characters which means you'll have to stick with one throughout the entire game and then play through it other times with your other characters, that and the fact that there's no way to save in the middle of a level which means you'll have to wait until the end of a level in order for your progress to save and most of these levels take a little while to complete so make sure you have time to complete one before you have to start playing, but all in all these issues don't hinder the funny story and characters, the fun game play, or this from being a good and fun game but they do hold it back from greatness, after playing this I'm curious to see what else the series has to offer and I do think it's a good game worth at least a rental even with it's flaws. Expand
  5. Jan 7, 2016
    6
    Perhaps the only real speed bump in the Ratchet and Clank series, All 4 One is an expendable title. Whilst it does make for some funPerhaps the only real speed bump in the Ratchet and Clank series, All 4 One is an expendable title. Whilst it does make for some fun LittleBigPlanet type gameplay with friends or family, it doesn't have enough magic or content to sustain it. Expand
  6. May 30, 2012
    6
    Before I start this review I just want to say that, I love the Ratchet and Clank series. But this game is more of a party game for kids. TheBefore I start this review I just want to say that, I love the Ratchet and Clank series. But this game is more of a party game for kids. The camera is zoomed back even if your only playing by yourself. Theirs not many new wepions which is dissaponting for a R&C game. The story mode is short, but some of the cutsences and chatter between characters is funny, I'll give it that. The game dosent officer much of a challange. So to make a long story short, this game is really only for kids, I played all the Ratchet and Clank games sence the beggining, and this one is by far y least favorite. Come on Ted and team, make anouther REAL Ratchet and Clank game, please. Expand
  7. Mar 12, 2013
    0
    This game disgraces its predecessors.

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