Ratchet & Clank Review Roundup

Reviews for the upcoming reboot of Ratchet & Clank have begun to release, and critical reception is very positive.

The games publishers have described the game as a re-imagining of the original Ratchet & Clank adventure on PlayStation 4 with a fresh new HD graphic engine and never-before-seen gameplay that celebrates this classic franchise.

Ratchet & Clank will be available to purchase on 12 April.

The tie-in movie will reach South African stores on 27 April.

Below is the current Metacritic score and a selection of international reviews:

Current Metacritic score: 86

TheSixthAxis – 10 / 10

“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. Welcome back to PlayStation, Insomniac. We’ve missed you.”

IGN – 9 / 10

“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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Push Square – 9 / 10

“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.”

Game Informer – 8.25 / 10.0

“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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Gamespot – 8/10

“Ratchet & Clank is every bit as dynamic and fun as the 2002 original. It’s endearing and entertaining, a veritable power fantasy fueled by rockets and carried by specialty gadgets.

Re-introducing a classic franchise to a new generation is a difficult task indeed, but Ratchet & Clank is a shining example of how it can be done.”

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