• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Apr 12, 2016
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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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Score distribution:
  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: 6 out of 309
  1. 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
  2. May 8, 2016
    10
    This game is perfect!!! fast paced, perfect difficulty, thousands of upgrades (all fun or useful), decent music and the best of all, it keepsThis game is perfect!!! fast paced, perfect difficulty, thousands of upgrades (all fun or useful), decent music and the best of all, it keeps you stuck and addicted to the ps4 for hours Expand
  3. Apr 22, 2016
    10
    Super zajefajna gierka nie tylko dla najmłodszych, zawiera świetne dialogi okraszone dobrym humorem. Gra się miodnie. Wiele godzin zabawy. Polecam!
  4. Jun 19, 2019
    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. Oct 15, 2016
    9
    The video game adaptation of the movie based on the video game of the same name, Ratchet and Clank is a glorified remake/reboot of theThe video game adaptation of the movie based on the video game of the same name, Ratchet and Clank is a glorified remake/reboot of the original game with a few different bites and pieces spliced in there from later games, most notably the 2nd and 3rd games. While the locales are mostly the same as the original first game, Insomniac wisely decided to add alot of the weapons added on in later installments to the game, giving you a robust selection of weapons to use and upgrade along the way. A collectible card system allows players, like myself, who missed the later games, most notably the PS3 era of games, to catch on those and get an idea of where the series has been recently. The only negative is the awful camera, which will cause a few deaths during everyone's play through. It's extremely frustrating and hard to control to get it right during battles and it is something that needs fixed for future installments. Still, while I thought the game was kinda short, it does have a challenge mode for players wanting to go back in and play for bolts. I enjoyed the game and, for the price point, I would say it's worth it for the amount of sheer fun you will get from this game, especially for long time fans of the series. The game has just enough for those players to warrant a playthrough. Expand
  6. Nov 30, 2017
    8
    An astongishgly beautifutful game that bears its lineage all the way back to spyro on the PS1. Very varied levels. Some lements of combat getAn astongishgly beautifutful game that bears its lineage all the way back to spyro on the PS1. Very varied levels. Some lements of combat get a bit repeitive but ovralll good Expand
  7. Dec 31, 2018
    1
    Ratchet and wank is probsbly one of the worst games that has been made for this system. awful controls, awful graphics. This game is soRatchet and wank is probsbly one of the worst games that has been made for this system. awful controls, awful graphics. This game is so outdated they could probably get away with releasing this game on a PS2. Very dissapointing Expand

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