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. Here is all the scores and reviews the reboot of Ratchet & Clank received:
"I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed a game as much as Ratchet & Clank. From shootouts and platfoming to the practically perfect script. Younger kids are going to love the bright visuals and characterisations, while us big kids will be chuckling at Qwark’s jokes and the sly grin Ratchet gives to the camera when he gets his paws on a new weapon..."
"An epic, hilarious, stunning and entertaining blast from the past, and hopefully this is but a taste of what has yet to come for the franchise..."
"Visually, everything about the game is stunning. Aside from the occasional technical hiccup, you’ll be awed at how great the world and characters look in the game. The cutscenes look like they’re taken from a Pixar movie, and the various worlds are colorful and unique."
The Telegraph: 5/5
"Not only is Ratchet & Clank the best family-friendly game that I’ve played in a long time, it’s one of PS4’s standout titles and a blistering return to the glory days of the 3D platformer."
Stuff TV: 5/5
"This latest take on R&C is much, much more than another remaster, reboot, or re-release. While it features familiar gameplay, levels, and characters, much of this origin story's content has been completely reworked and re-envisioned to both take advantage of the new-gen hardware and appeal to fans who weren't brought up tethered to a PS2."
"Young kids will enjoy the exaggerated looks of the characters, while older players will chuckle at some of the jokes the kids won’t get. There’s a wide variety of gameplay types to enjoy, so you’ll never get bored, and they’re executed very well – which is saying something since it goes from platforming, to shooting, to racing and they all feel natural. Whether you’re now to the franchise or an experienced veteran, Ratchet and Clank is a must-own..."
Power Unlimited: 92/100
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.
SA GAMER: 9.1/10
"Amazing visuals, tighter gameplay, a great story, awesome weapons, action packed, great boss battles, replayability and a whole lot more"
"This feels like a case where a video game movie can afford to pay proper deference to the source material. If the Ratchet & Clank movie’s creative team chose to do so, we might have a rare entry into the very short list of video game movies that don’t suck."
"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"
“Insomniac has not only reinvigorated a fan favorite but they’ve done it in their signature style.”
Hardcore Gamer: 9/10
"This reimagining is the ultimate Ratchet & Clank experience, incorporating over a decade’s worth of weapons, mechanics and knowledge into a single forty dollar package. Unfortunately, not everything translated over perfectly as this is far from the most challenging game, and while there are plenty of gadgets to be found, few are used properly. Fortunately, the story changes feel natural and make the narrative refreshing for newcomers and old school fans alike."
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.
CG Magazine: 9/10
"Ratchet & Clank is the best mascot action platformer game since the classics such as Spyro the Dragon and Crash Bandicoot on the original PlayStation and at the budget price of $39.99 it is easily recommendable for those looking to relive those days."
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.
Push Square: 9/10
"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."
"I’m incredibly happy that this iteration of Ratchet and Clank is a faithful re-imagining of the original game. Whilst everything has been rebuilt from the ground up, Insomniac have perfectly balanced what mechanics they’ve decided to keep in and what to update to be in line with today’s gaming" landscape.
Austria Gaming: 9/10
GamerGen: 16/20 WGTC: 4/5 PlayStation Universe: 8.5/10 IGN Spain: 8.5/10 PlayStation LifeStyle: 8.5/10 XGN: 8.5/10 LaPS4: 85/100 IGN Italy: 8.4/10 LevelUp: 84/100 Meristation.com: 8.3/10 Vandal.net: 8.2/10 Game Informer: 8.25/10 GamesRadar: 8/10 Destructoid: 8/10 God is a Geek: 8/10 Gamespot: 8/10 New Game Network: 80/100 Shacknews: 8/10 Videogamer: 8/10