Percentile Rank

Ratchet & Clank is ranked in the 95th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 86 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

92%

Critics Recommend

Based on 86 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

AngryCentaurGaming
Buy
Buy
Apr 11, 2016
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Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Apr 15, 2016

Insomniac's reimagining of the original Ratchet & Clank is a vibrant reminder of how much fun 3D platformers can be.

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TechnoBuffalo
Buy
Buy
Apr 11, 2016

Ratchet & Clank is more than a reboot. It's a love letter.

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Scored Reviews

Examiner
Apr 11, 2016

Taking a step back and looking at the entire Ratchet & Clank picture, it's easy to see how missed this franchise has been from the gaming industry. The combination of wondrous gadgets and galaxies with its unique narrative and engaging characters, Ratchet & Clank on the PS4 has been way overdue, and this initial installment on the platform is simply incredible. I highly recommend it to any longtime fan of the series as well as newcomers who have yet to experience the awesomeness that is Ratchet & Clank.

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Gaming Tree House
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2016

Ratchet & Clank is simply the best exclusive PlayStation has to offer. It’s graphics and charm are unmatched by any game I’ve played in the last couple of years. Insomniac has outdone themselves and brought back one of the most beloved PlayStation icons. This game is a masterpiece and a must play for all PS4 owners.

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GameSkinny
Apr 14, 2016

You won't be disappointed if you're looking for the tight controls the series is known to have: Ratchet & Clank controls like a dream.

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TheSixthAxis
10 / 10
10 / 10
Apr 11, 2016

I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a game as much as Ratchet & Clank.

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Telegraph
Apr 11, 2016

Ratchet & Clank stands on its own merits, never relying on fond memories of the 2002 PlayStation 2 original beyond knowing gags. You might be tired of being asked to buy the same game twice, or perhaps  you've been burned before by a low-quality movie tie-in, but don't let that put you off, as this is one of the best console exclusives this generation.

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Digital Chumps
9.6 / 10.0
9.6 / 10.0
Apr 13, 2016

Ratchet & Clank on the PS4 might not be an entirely new game given that it's based on the 2002 version, but Insomniac has done such a masterful job modernizing an already classic game that I would consider it one of the best releases of this console generation.

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Geeks Under Grace
9.6 / 10.0
9.6 / 10.0
May 12, 2016

Ratchet & Clank on PS4 is a great point of entry for newcomers to the franchise and a wonderful walk down memory lane for returning fans.

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Real Game Media
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Apr 26, 2016

From the moment you load up Ratchet and Clank you are smacked in the face with absolutely stunning and vibrant graphics. I instantly started smiling and continued to do so for that long I lost count of time. Ratchet and Clank follows on from the original story that we played through back in 2002, however this is not simply a remake/remaster, it's an entirely new experience regardless of if you have played the original or not. Made from the ground up to showcase the power of the PlayStation 4, Ratchet and Clank exceeded all of my expectations which were already set very high based on the trailers I had watched on the lead up to release day.

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Sirus Gaming
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Apr 17, 2016

The Ratchet & Clank reboot is one of the best exclusive games I've bought so far. It was worth it for only $39.99 (Php. 1,895.00), it's pretty affordable for a remake on the PS4 unlike other exclusives which usually goes to a full-price of $59.99 (Php. 2,595.00). It offers a better reintroduction to the series for all newcomers. Aside from being almost similar to the old version, the fantastic improvement on its aesthetics, decent level design, great voice actors behind the game, smoother controls, and the cinematic feel makes this game worth adding to your Playstation 4 library without a doubt.

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Rectify Gaming
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2016

The mighty lombax shines brightly in this stellar re-imagining of the original Ratchet & Clank

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GameGrin
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
May 16, 2016

Ratchet and Clank is the culmination of Insomniac's vast experience in the field of platformers. It's not just the best platformer on the PS4, it's one of the best games on the PS4 full-stop. A game of the year contender in my opinion.

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Dragnix
94 / 100
94 / 100
Apr 29, 2016
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ActionTrip
9.3 / 10.0
9.3 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2016

But how can a movie let you control the action, experience the thrill of destroying wave after wave of minions or dance to the music of a disco ball appearing in the middle of a battlefield? Stick with the game and tell your own tales. Then go see the movie. Remember, every hero's origin story gets a reboot and refresh from time to time.

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IGN Middle East
9.2 / 10.0
9.2 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2016

Ratchet and Clank is the epitome of everything Insomniac has learned over the years. It mixes the best parts of the series with new gameplay features and improved graphics to create an exciting adventure filled with charming characters, creative weaponry, witty humor, and a universe you won’t soon forget. If you’ve played Ratchet and Clank games before you’ll find this revisit like meeting an old friend you love. If you haven’t, get ready for an exceptional experience you might not find anywhere else.

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PSX Extreme
9.2 / 10.0
9.2 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2016

The Ratchet and Clank remake hearkens back to a very different time. It wasn't even that long ago and yet, it was indeed very different. But I'm not going to focus on past vs.

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Bit Cultures
91%
91%
Apr 22, 2016

Ratchet & Clank offers fans and newbies alike a chance to re-explore the origins of two of gaming's most beloved characters. With a challenge mode filled with a significant amount of additional content, Ratchet & Clank is loaded with value, especially at its cheap price tag. Excellent voice acting, gameplay, boss fights, weaponry, and tongue-in-cheek dialogue leads Ratchet & Clank to find its way near the top of my favorite games of 2016 so far.

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Press Start
9 / 10
9 / 10
Apr 10, 2016

The 2016 iteration Ratchet and Clank is the absolute pinnacle of the franchise. It takes the best elements from the original Ratchet and Clank game, tightens the narrative and adds in some newer mechanics from more recent games in the series

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The Outerhaven Productions
Apr 12, 2016

Ratchet and Clank does exactly what is was meant to: retcon the series to include all of the expanded lore and present a good jumping on point for recent and new fans in preparation for the upcoming big screen debut. That's not meant to sound diminutive, either. It's a great game, and, in a generation lacking in good 3D platformers, comes as a godsend. Clearly, Insomniac put a lot of work into making the definitive origin story for the duo. That being said, it still feels like a missed opportunity to add something that fans haven't already seen.

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The Game Fanatics
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2016

Ratchet & Clank is one of the best games on the PlayStation 4. It is filled with everything one can ask for in a great 3rd person action game that never takes itself too seriously.

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Gadgets 360
9 / 10
9 / 10
Apr 9, 2016

With extraordinary attention to detail and a slew of warranted, purposeful additions to core content and gameplay, Ratchet & Clank on the PS4 is well worth the price of entry.

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Game Revolution
Apr 11, 2016

Anyone who is a fan of the series and/or is nostalgic for the original will surely love the jump to this PS4 remake. Ratchet & Clank is a great place to introduce newcomers to the dynamic duo.

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Push Square
9 / 10
9 / 10
Apr 11, 2016

Games based on movies have a pretty poor reputation on the quality front, however Ratchet & Clank emanates class in so many aspects that even referring to it as a movie tie-in sells it short. If you've never had the pleasure of enjoying this series' brand of third-person blasting before, then this is the perfect chance to see just why the property has remained popular for over a decade. Meanwhile, if you're already a fan, then this remake is a truly worthy entry in the franchise, and while it doesn't do anything particularly new of note, it's a greatest hits compilation so compelling that you won't want to skip it.

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Critical Hit
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2016

This new, reimagined Ratchet and Clank is the superb return of the esteemed series. It's not a simple case of style over substance. Ratchet and Clank plays as good as it looks making it an absolutely easy recommendation.

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CGMagazine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2016

Whether you're a season Ratchet & Clank player or if you're new to the series, this one is well worth the budget asking price.

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IGN
9 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2016

Ratchet 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.

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BaziCenter
9 / 10
9 / 10
Apr 23, 2016

Ratchet & Clank is a fascinating reboot that brings back the good memories of the old times. A classic platformer with a colorful world and lots of different, detailed weapons that will keep you busy for a long time.

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Checkpoint
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 13, 2016

The first Ratchet & Clank is one of my favourite games, and so is the whole saga basically. The latest games, 'Ratchet & Clank: All 4' One and 'Full Frontal Assault', went a bit off path from the classic 3D platformer genre and were in turn not very well received. 'Into The Nexus' took back the classic formula, but the game was so short, that it seems more of a teaser and left us wanting even more. This refresh, remake, reversion of the original, a sort of playable Pixar movie, is the perfect opportunity for any gamer to drop into this amazing space adventure saga.

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Twinfinite
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Apr 11, 2016

It's self-aware, it doesn't coddle you, the graphics will leave you in awe, it has a ton of action, and it's jam-packed with extra features and collectibles, to boot. If this review were just seven words long, it'd be simple to give the recommendation to anyone looking for a new game to play: Ratchet and Clank is just incredibly fun.

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gameranx
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 20, 2016

Ratchet & Clank for the PS4 is a great reboot that's worthy of your time.

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games(TM)
9 / 10
games(TM)
games™ Team

Top Critic

9 / 10
May 20, 2016

A visual overhaul gives new life to old mechanics

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Apr 20, 2016

Ratchet & Clank is a return to form for the series. Without any unnecessary gimmicks or whistles, the game focusses on exactly what the game is about; exploration and fun.

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Daily Dot
Apr 11, 2016

New Ratchet & Clank game captures all of the fun of the original

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COGconnected
90 / 100
90 / 100
Apr 11, 2016

Insomniac has not only reinvigorated a fan favorite but they've done it in their signature style.

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Cerealkillerz
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 10, 2016

Ratchet & Clank für PS4 ist mit Abstand einer der gelungensten Reboots einer Spieleserie der letzten Jahre. Der Kern des Spiels bleibt zwar weiterhin erhalten mit seinen kleinen Schwächen, aber alles runderherum wurde gekonnt überarbeitet und mit Unmengen an zusätzlichen Inhalten und einer aktuellen Grafik erweitert. Gerade die neuen Cutscene's vermitteln einen das Gefühl, als würde man schon den Film direkt spielen können und keinen überarbeiteten PS2 Titel. Von uns gibt es eine klare Empfehlung an Fans der Serie und alle die es noch werden wollen.

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Game Rant
Apr 22, 2016

Ratchet and Clank makes the rest of the current-gen remasters looks lazy by rebuilding the original game from the ground up and delivering a hilarious adventure full of enormous guns.

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USgamer
Apr 12, 2016

Ratchet and Clank is a terrific game that's a joy to play. It features exceptionally varied and interesting gameplay, from racing through dogfighting to puzzling - and, of course, plenty of platforming. Add to that an arsenal of truly entertaining weapons, excellent cutscenes, and superb graphics and sound, and you have a memorable game that represents a brilliant reboot for the series.

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GamingBolt
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 12, 2016

Insomniac Games have crafted a beautiful reimagining of the original game that must be experienced by every fan of the series. It may not impress old fans of the series due to it being largely similar to previous entries but it will certainly impress new comers.

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Digital Spy
Apr 12, 2016

Now bring on that movie.

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Arcade Sushi
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2016

Ratchet and Clank isn't a remaster or a direct remake of the original because of it. More than anything the changes made in this reboot have improved on what made the first game so memorable.

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Gameplanet
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2016

The Lombax and his trusty robotic companion make their PlayStation 4 debut in style with an entertaining story, great gameplay, and a beautiful galaxy to explore. This is one of the PlayStation 4's best exclusives by a mile.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Apr 14, 2016

Developing a reimagining of the original game instead of a sequel was a risky move, but it pays off handsomely with a robust weapon system and outstanding gameplay meshed perfectly together in the visually beautiful Ratchet & Clank.

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ZTGD
9 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Apr 15, 2016

Ratchet and Clank is a prime example of a genre of game we don't get too often anymore. Top that off with the fact that it is immaculately constructed and this game is a must own for every PlayStation 4 owner. Insomniac Games continues to prove why their games are always highly anticipated, and I cannot wait to see what they do next.

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Softpedia
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2016

Insomniac Games has done a great job of taking the best elements of the original while upgrading both the gameplay and the graphics in order to appeal to modern players.

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Video Chums
8.9 / 10.0
8.9 / 10.0
Apr 14, 2016

Ratchet & Clank is a must-buy game for anyone who owns a PlayStation 4 and wants to enjoy a reimagining of one of the best 3D action platformers ever created.

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GameCrate
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2016

Ratchet & Clank is a must-play for PS4-owning action game fans, and long-time fans of the franchise will fall in love with it all over again.

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Impulsegamer
4.4 / 5.0
4.4 / 5.0
Jun 2, 2016

Ratchet and Clank packs a sentiment and graphically stunning punch, but remains imperfect beneath the surface.

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NZGamer
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2016

While I was left a little underwhelmed by certain elements of the story and the diminishing of Chairman Drek, Ratchet & Clank is every inch the game I hoped it would be. That the game is such an audiovisual feast is almost enough on its own to recommend this game to any Playstation 4 owner. Adding action-packed and compelling gameplay systems that reward at every turn simply tips the scale for what is an incredible package. This is a game that transported me back to my childhood and kicked up a storm of nostalgia. It is also proof positive that Insomniac have lost none of their sharpness, even after fourteen years of intergalactic travel.

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GBAtemp
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2016

At the end of the day, it's hard not to fall in love with the new Ratchet & Clank. Leave it to Insomniac to maintain what made the original game so amazing 14 years ago, while still adding a modern twist to attract a new generation of gamers.

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Cheat Code Central
4.3 / 5.0
4.3 / 5.0
Apr 12, 2016

Ratchet & Clank is an upgraded version of the classic. It doesn't need to be much more than that, and what it does it does well.

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Wccftech
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
May 28, 2016

Ratchet & Clank is a fantastic game and a strong return of both the franchise and developer Insomniac, who have done an outstanding job. It doesn't concern itself with being a movie tie-in and, as such, it ends up being a true Ratchet & Clank game, one that any fan will have already played and an excellent introduction to make new fans.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2016

I knew that I was looking forward to revisiting Ratchet and Clank's origins, but I didn't know how much I'd really missed Ratchet & Clank until I got the opportunity to play it all over again for the first time, and this brand new experience is every bit as good as I remember it being 14 years ago.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2016

This might not be the best Ratchet & Clank title ever, but it still lives up to the series' reputation for tight platforming, enjoyable action, and peerless presentation.

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PlayStation Universe
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2016

Not every part of the Ratchet & Clank formula still shines, but this PS4 reboot is gold. Updated controls are the perfect way to experience bombastic, addictive firefights with awesome weaponry.

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OnlySP
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2016

The series is known for its humor and weaponry and both are used to great effect here. Qwark and his sidekicks, along with the enemies, all have fun personalities amplified by clever writing and excellent voice performances. Though the game relies heavily on combat along with its platforming, it's a family friendly game in both action and character presentation.

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Worth Playing
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 20, 2016

All in all, Ratchet and Clank is a reboot done right. It captures the same feel of the original game but is bigger, more polished and offers more content.

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IGN Italy
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2016

Ratchet & Clank's comeback on PS4 is a truly enjoyable and intoxicating third person shooter. It really doesn't add anything to a well known formula, but it's a blast while it lasts!

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Guns & Pixels
84%
84%
Apr 25, 2016

A great platformer game, full of action, crazy weapons, and sense of humor

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Game Informer
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2016

I couldn't put the game down, and I immediately jumped into the post-game Challenge Mode to play more of it

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Apr 11, 2016

Ratchet & Clank is more than just a mere remake of the 2002 classic as Insomniac Games took big risks and they paid off.

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Giant Bomb
Apr 18, 2016

Insomniac reimagines a classic, making it more than a simple movie tie-in.

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Destructoid
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2016

Initially, I wasn't all that excited to hear about a Ratchet & Clank reboot, but having actually played it, I don't mind seeing a resurgence at all. This feels like a last-ditch effort for Sony to bring this series into the spotlight again, and honestly, I hope it works out.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 12, 2016

An excellent remake, with exceptionally good graphics, that borrows just enough from the later games to keep things interesting for new fans and old.

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GamesRadar+
Apr 11, 2016

Despite some wonky tie-ins with the film, this is a gorgeous, thoroughly great platformer and a worthy reboot for Ratchet & Clank.

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New Game Network
80 / 100
80 / 100
Apr 11, 2016

Whether or not you played or remember the original, Ratchet & Clank on PS4 is worth picking up for anyone interested in great looking action, occasional puzzles and platforming.

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Rocket Chainsaw
Apr 25, 2016

While Insomniac Games have largely gone the safe route with the rebooted Ratchet and Clank, it's still a fun game that will appeal to both old and new fans alike. The visuals are gorgeous, the gameplay retains the tried and true formula of past entries, the story has been fleshed out and levels have been rebuilt from the ground up. It's a testament to the fine talent at Insomniac Games and is a love letter to the series as a whole.

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We Got This Covered
Apr 11, 2016

Ratchet & Clank is a stunning addition to the PlayStation 4's library, and offers a very enjoyable, modernized take on the gameplay of its 2002 inspiration.

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Guardian
Apr 22, 2016

This reimagining of the first game in the classic action adventure series is a fond, respectful and visually beautiful exercise in nostalgia

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Polygon
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 12, 2016

Ratchet & Clank is something worthwhile for fans new and old alike

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 23, 2016

It's easy to see why Insomniac is held in such high regard when it consistently delivers experiences as well polished and enjoyable as Ratchet & Clank. Everything, ranging from the gorgeous visuals to the excellent voice acting, the well-paced story, and the immaculate musical score, contribute to a timeless package well worth its surprisingly low entrance fee. Ratchet & Clank pays loving homage to its roots by enjoying the kind of lavish remix that only fourteen years of gaming evolution can bring to the table and, by doing so, has created a universe well worth saving.

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High-Def Digest
May 1, 2016

This is a reboot done right. Recognizable, yet innovative. Well done, Insomniac!

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DarkZero
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 7, 2016

It's a great reboot/re-release. Maybe one of the best, but with a new story that doesn't focus on our heroes and the solidifying of their bond as partners I'm sure that newcomers to the series will only be staying for the fantastic gameplay, but quickly forgetting about the franchise once they put it down.

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VideoGamer
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 11, 2016

Ratchet & Clank is a gorgeous remake done right in a series that rarely puts a foot wrong. Easily recommended.

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TrustedReviews
Apr 11, 2016

More than just a remake, this feels like a lap of honour for Ratchet and Clank, with all the frantic action, bizarre weaponry and cheeky innuendo a fan could wish for. Being picky, you might say that it sticks a little close to the old templates, but at least it does so on a bigger stage with a spectacular sense of scale. Only time, sales and the movie's box office will tell if we'll see more of this dynamic duo, but I hope so. This is a pretty good way to make a new start.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 11, 2016

Ratchet & Clank is a veritable power fantasy fueled by rockets and carried by specialty gadgets.

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Shacknews
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 11, 2016

Most of these additions and tweaks are bonuses or minor quality-of-life improvements learned from later games. The core is intact, unchanged, and still spectacularly fun. As the saying goes, they don't make them like they used to. Ratchet & Clank argues that maybe they should.

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Slant Magazine
Apr 15, 2016

Even with as much mayhem as the game brings to the table, it never forgets to make itself accessible and welcoming.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2016

A glorious looking debut for Ratchet & Clank on PS4 that retains the superb ebb and flow the series has always had. It doesn't do a huge amount new, but what's here is great fun.

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Everyeye.it
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2016

The new Ratchet & Clank is half a reboot, half an original adventure. It has the old school gameplay, surprising new weapons and gadgets, and a huge veriety of situations to support an interesting adventure. The last part of the story mode, however, becomes too easy and too messy when the weapon upgrade system neutralizes the level of difficulty. Shorter than the original Ratchet & Clank, is a great comeback for the duo anyway.

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The Jimquisition
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 21, 2016

Ratchet & Clank succeeds because it's a Ratchet & Clank game, which sounds like a ludicrous thing to say. What I mean is, it doesn't concern itself with being a movie tie-in, and I think that's helped by the fact the movie doesn't seem too concerned about being a videogame tie-in.

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GamingTrend
75 / 100
75 / 100
Apr 11, 2016

There is a lot to love in Ratchet and Clank, but it also comes with its fair share of headaches. Levels are short and linear, and leave little desire to stay on them any longer than you have to. While weapons are interesting and unique, they often come with the added weight of being hard to aim. It's beautiful, funny and fun, but also, short and stale.

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EGM
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2016

Ratchet & Clank is a return to form for the series, but anyone looking for something more than that may be disappointed. The game tugs on many of the original's addictive strings, but is also bogged down by a few slower, more passive segments.

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IBTimes UK
Apr 29, 2016

Neither evolutionary nor revolutionary, Ratchet and Clank is gorgeous trip back down memory lane that reinvigorates a passion for a genre which never really should have gone away. Hopefully it paves the way for the future of the series on PS4, even if the film proves not to be successful.

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Easy Allies
Apr 13, 2016
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