• 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 306
  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 10, 2016
    10
    Beatiful game, but with more DLC levels from the original inside the story with a Drek Boss Fight would be THE PERFECTION! There's a petitionBeatiful game, but with more DLC levels from the original inside the story with a Drek Boss Fight would be THE PERFECTION! There's a petition on this: https://www.change.org/p/insomniac-games-dlc-for-ratchet-clank-ps4-alonzo-drek-boss-fight-and-other-levels-from-r-c-2002-efd2b281-cf99-41ac-9219-3b376810e0c6?recruiter=22506033&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_facebook_responsive&utm_term=mob-sm-share_petition-no_msgfb_ref=Default
    Do you imagine a GOTY Edition such as this? :')
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  3. Apr 22, 2016
    10
    After not playing Ratchet and Clank since the Playstation 2, I thought I would give this game a try after seeing the nostalgic trailer. BoyAfter not playing Ratchet and Clank since the Playstation 2, I thought I would give this game a try after seeing the nostalgic trailer. Boy I'm glad I bought this game, it feels exactly like the older Ratchet and Clank games. And for the low price of £25 this game is a bargain, I would have happily of bought it for more.

    If you liked the old Ratchet and Clank games on PS2, you'll definitely love this game. Buy this game!
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  4. Aug 19, 2019
    9
    Ratchet and Clank is a culmination of everything Insomniac has done with the series over the past 14 years.
  5. May 19, 2016
    9
    Undoubtedly, Ratchet & Clank is a game that can keep up to the big AAA titles that are used to in systems like PS4 or XBox 1, it's a titleUndoubtedly, Ratchet & Clank is a game that can keep up to the big AAA titles that are used to in systems like PS4 or XBox 1, it's a title that you would usually see in Nintendo. For all fans of the series this game is a delight and Insomniac has nailed it this time, they've brought out the best of the best on this one.

    Platform gaming has always been one of my favorites since I was a kid, and honestly they couldn't have done it better. The graphics are great, I love those open landscapes, that depth sensation... You have to follow a certain path in each world like in any other platform game, but you always have the feeling that beyond there is a huge world. The sound effects are very Ratchet & Clank, I think I can't describe it better, when I started paying it suddenly returned me to the first Ratchet & Clank I played years ago on my brother's PSP.

    The progression system is simple, you have a nice variety of weapons with their clear improvement system, you will have a blast when you get for yourself the Sheepinator... My god! How can anything be so ridiculous and funny at the same time??? xDD

    It's a game for the whole family, from the youngest to the most experienced players, but if you share the first walkthrough with someone you will enjoy it much more. In my case I played it with my girlfriend (my grilfriend played and I looked if I have to be honest here xD) and we both had a great time. She was always in love with Jak and Daxter, and this game is as similar as we have in PS4, so she enjoyed like no other.

    It certainly is a cheap game worth having in your collection, if you have in mind buying it don't think it twice, you won't be disappointed... AT ALL! :)

    Enjoy!
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  6. Nov 2, 2016
    8
    Graphics: 9.5 Sound: 8.5 Gameplay: 8.2 Fun/Story: 8.0

    Insomniac did a great job with this remake. Great level design, perfect technical
    Graphics: 9.5 Sound: 8.5 Gameplay: 8.2 Fun/Story: 8.0

    Insomniac did a great job with this remake. Great level design, perfect technical performance and nice gameplay. Seems a contemporary comics made by Pixar but playable.
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  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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