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  • Summary: Play the game, based on the movie, based on the game. Ratchet & Clank (PS4) is a new game based on elements from the original Ratchet & Clank (PS2). Developed alongside the major motion CG-animated picture coming to theatres in 2016, Ratchet & Clank (PS4) marks the PlayStation 4 debut ofPlay the game, based on the movie, based on the game. Ratchet & Clank (PS4) is a new game based on elements from the original Ratchet & Clank (PS2). Developed alongside the major motion CG-animated picture coming to theatres in 2016, Ratchet & Clank (PS4) marks the PlayStation 4 debut of PlayStation's greatest heroes. Join Ratchet, Clank, Captain Qwark and new friends as they battle to save the Solana Galaxy from the evil Chairman Drek. With an hour of new cinematics (including footage from the film), Ratchet & Clank (PS4) takes a deeper look at the characters' origin stories and modernizes the original gameplay. Explore the galaxy in a game that features new planets, new and updated gameplay segments, all-new bosses, all-new Clank gameplay, all-new flight sequences, and much more --- with completely new visuals built to demonstrate the power of the PS4. Battle your enemies with an out-of-this-world arsenal, including new weapons and fan-favorite tools of destruction from the Ratchet & Clank Future series. From the brand new Pixelizer (which transforms enemies into explosive 8-bit pixels) to franchise favorites like the dance-party-inducing Groovitron and wise-cracking robotic bodyguard Mr. Zurkon, Ratchet & Clank's arsenal has never been better. Help Ratchet and Clank save the galaxy for the first time, again, exclusively on PlayStation 4. Expand
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  1. Positive: 98 out of 101
  2. Negative: 0 out of 101
  1. Apr 11, 2016
    100
    An astoundingly good debut on the PS4: because Insomniac knows what makes these games work, and they realized that they didn't need to overhaul them from the ground up to make them work on a new system, too.
  2. Apr 11, 2016
    92
    Ratchet & Clank demonstrates how good a proper remake can be when its rebuilt from the ground up for new hardware. It’s a must play for the fans and a great entry point for newcomers as well.
  3. Apr 12, 2016
    90
    The Ratchet & Clank series has been through a turbulent period, but you do not need to spend a lot of time playing the reboot before realizing the magic is back.
  4. CD-Action
    Jun 29, 2016
    85
    Insomniac Games did not just remake this classic platformer. They boldly bombarded it with ideas and then rebuilt it pixel by pixel using methods unknown 13 years ago. The result is magnificent. [06/2016, p.50]
  5. Apr 11, 2016
    84
    A fun, imaginative game. Ratchet & Clank is the proof that platform games are not an outdated genre thanks to its fun gameplay, crazy weapons, great animations and some awesome new ideas.
  6. May 6, 2016
    80
    This remake makes us relive the old days in an excellent new look. There are a lot of new gadgets, guns and gameplay elements to keep the adventure fresh. It is a bit odd how the main characters do not really seem to have a lot of chemistry though.
  7. Edge Magazine
    Jun 7, 2016
    60
    It's not taxing or provocative, it will leave you neither upset nor elated; it simply wants to give you a good time. Sometimes that's enough. [June 2016, p.114]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 24 out of 518
  1. May 1, 2016
    10
    Fun factor,graphics,innovative,addictive,polished. Finally somebody made a great game this year and past... It is one of those games, that youFun factor,graphics,innovative,addictive,polished. Finally somebody made a great game this year and past... It is one of those games, that you can sense that everything went right while creating it. Expand
  2. Aug 22, 2021
    10
    Очень крутая игра. Сюжет, перемещение в данной игре на высоте. Пройдена не один раз
  3. Apr 12, 2016
    10
    oh my goodness. Insomniac went and did it! They managed to take a flawless game and make it even better. I absolutely love what they did. It'soh my goodness. Insomniac went and did it! They managed to take a flawless game and make it even better. I absolutely love what they did. It's brilliant!!! Expand
  4. Nov 18, 2018
    9
    Ratchet and Clank is a culmination of everything Insomniac has done with the series over the past 14 years. It takes the characters that weRatchet and Clank is a culmination of everything Insomniac has done with the series over the past 14 years. It takes the characters that we fell in love with long ago, and sets them off on their most gorgeous quest yet. The deep and rewarding weapon system, beautiful and varied worlds, and charming-as-heck story make it an adventure that anyone with a PlayStation 4 should strap in for. Expand
  5. May 24, 2016
    8
    Absolutely loved the reboot. As someone who loved the original PS2 games, but didn't get into the PS3 games for some reason, this was anAbsolutely loved the reboot. As someone who loved the original PS2 games, but didn't get into the PS3 games for some reason, this was an awesome return to the franchise. The action is just as fun as ever. The reason I'm giving this an 8/10 is simply because of the length. This game is WAY too short. I flew through two playthroughs so quickly, it left me hungry for more...just not in a good way. I felt short changed (even if they did price this game at a bangin' $40). The story itself is also kind of dumb. I know it's based on the movie, but from what I remember, the stories in the original games were both better and funnier. So, the story is what holds this one back. But, everything else comes with high praise. I can't wait for the next game. A must have for PS4 owners! Expand
  6. Dec 28, 2020
    8
    Action and humor that made me remember great times playing when i was a kid. Highly recomended.
  7. Mar 14, 2021
    0
    Why make the game so difficult? The final boss is generally impassable. 0 out of 10

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