• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Nov 12, 2013
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  • Summary: Ratchet and Clank are back. PlayStation's beloved duo returns with an original single-player adventure, an epilogue to the acclaimed Ratchet and Clank Future Series (Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time, Ratchet and Clank Future: Quest forRatchet and Clank are back. PlayStation's beloved duo returns with an original single-player adventure, an epilogue to the acclaimed Ratchet and Clank Future Series (Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time, Ratchet and Clank Future: Quest for Booty) that will remind fans why they fell in love with the Ratchet universe. Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus is a story-driven adventure with humor and heart, featuring outrageously upgraded weapons, planet hopping and brand new worlds begging to be explored. Ratchet's personal story arc is once again front and center, as Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus marks a true return to form for the celebrated series by developer Insomniac Games.

    After one of the most infamous manhunts in galactic history results in the capture of Vendra and Neftin Prog, Ratchet and Clank offer to escort the dangerous criminals to the Vartax Detention Center. After a daring orbital jailbreak at the forgotten edge of the galaxy, Ratchet and Clank find themselves lost in an abandoned sector. There, in deepest space, they uncover an inter-dimensional event that threatens the universe - and forces Ratchet to decide what's really important.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 60
  2. Negative: 0 out of 60
  1. Nov 19, 2013
    91
    Regardless of which is true — whether it's a legitimately awesome game, or simply one that looks like it because it's miles better than the execrable Full Frontal Assault — I can say this with certainty: if you're a fan of the Ratchet & Clank series (or even if you just want a good 3D platformer) you owe it to yourself to check it out.
  2. Games Master UK
    Dec 25, 2013
    85
    Bright, funny and with a ridiculous array of weaponry - a fitting finale on PS3. [Jan 2014, p.84]
  3. Nov 11, 2013
    80
    Ratchet & Clank is an enjoyable action adventure for PS3.
  4. Jan 14, 2014
    80
    The final episode of the PS3 Ratchet & Clank chapter is more of a small game than a fully-fledged one. Considering its purchase cost is adequate along with the overall game's intensity, it is a perfect ending of another period of Lombax' colorful life. Moreover, there's a bonus on the disc, Quest for Booty, an old but totally awesome mini installment certainly worthy of your attention. So get cracking!
  5. 75
    Into the Nexus is a solid return to Ratchet & Clank's world, but hopefully PS4 will take the series to more creative exciting heights.
  6. Nov 26, 2013
    70
    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.
  7. Nov 11, 2013
    50
    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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 63
  2. Negative: 2 out of 63
  1. Nov 16, 2013
    10
    $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. Expand
  2. Nov 21, 2014
    10
    After Insomniac takes a few detours with the R&C franchise (all of which I consider to be really fun games anyway) they go back to theAfter Insomniac takes a few detours with the R&C franchise (all of which I consider to be really fun games anyway) they go back to the traditional gameplay. Yes they only made this a half length adventure but it's also half the price. When it comes down to it Ratchet and Clank has always been fun and witty, this game is no exception. Without a doubt the best part of this game is the museum at the end. If you have played every single R&C game like I have, or even most of them, the museum is the perfect tribute. Since it is the last game on the PS3 it gives you a few specific tid bits to remember from every single game they have created for the franchise. R&C has never disappointed me and I expect big things out of the franchise for the PS4! Expand
  3. Nov 14, 2013
    9
    I am a sucker for Ratchet & Clank. Humor, crazy weapons, weapon leveling, bolt and raritanium looting, and more! I can't help but be thrilledI am a sucker for Ratchet & Clank. Humor, crazy weapons, weapon leveling, bolt and raritanium looting, and more! I can't help but be thrilled about R&C returning to their core mechanics. I just wish the game was longer I am looking forward to the next installment on the PS4. Don't make us wait Insomniac! Expand
  4. Nov 13, 2016
    8
    Definitely not the #1 masterpiece in the series. But I liked some of the 'bad' things about this game. The short length means it doesn'tDefinitely not the #1 masterpiece in the series. But I liked some of the 'bad' things about this game. The short length means it doesn't overstay its welcome. The challenges are fair and can be conquered with skill and patience. Very few sections 'drag on' with needless dialogue or transportation, and the different planets/levels feel varied though they are few. As a bargain game and 10-15 hours of classic colorful cartoon collectathon, it totally works. Expand
  5. May 27, 2021
    8
    Different from the other Ratchet and Clank titles , Into the Nexus is more a shooting game than typical action game.
  6. Jan 2, 2014
    7
    Cool game, however I miss the days of the PS2 Ratchet and Clank when the games were really in depth and just spectacular. To this day I amCool game, however I miss the days of the PS2 Ratchet and Clank when the games were really in depth and just spectacular. To this day I am waiting for them to match "Up your Arsenal" (3rd edition to the series) Expand
  7. Jul 16, 2014
    2
    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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