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Ratchet & Clank (2002) looks more cartoony but still offers the B-movie-style action. As Ratchet, you explore planets and space stations, battling enemies with a variety of weapons and gadgets. Sidekick Clank sits on Ratchet’s back and offers more abilities, such as diving in water and gliding.

Games in the Ratchet & Clank series:
  • Ratchet & Clank (2002) on PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and Vita.
  • Going Commando (2003) on PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and Vita.
  • Up Your Arsenal (2004) on PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and Vita.
  • Ratchet: Deadlocked (2005) on PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3.
  • Size Matters (2007) on PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2.
  • Tools of Destruction (2007) on PlayStation 3.
  • Secret Agent Clank (2008) on PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2.
  • Quest for Booty (2008) on PlayStation 3.
  • A Crack in Time (2009) on PlayStation 3.
  • All 4 One (2011) on PlayStation 3.
  • Full Frontal Assault (2012) on PlayStation 3 and Vita.
  • Into the Nexus (2013) on PlayStation 3.
  • Ratchet and Clank Trilogy (Ratchet & Clank Collection) HD version of Ratchet & Clank, Going Commando and Up Your Arsenal for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.
  • Ratchet & Clank (2016) on PlayStation 4.
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (2021) on PlayStation 5

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Ratchet & Clank 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 11 weeks ago.
There are lots of games similar to Ratchet & Clank (Series). Here are some we picked for you:

Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Narrative game with Action, Fighting, Platform, Puzzle, Shooting and Traversal elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game. A couple of games have multiplayer modes.
  • All for One has four-player co-operative split-screen and online multiplayer, where you each choose different characters with varying to work together, as well as racing for the highest score.
  • Full Frontal Assault extends this with competitive and co-operative modes split-screen modes and online multiplayer.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 15 hours and 20 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to fantasy or mythical beings and creatures, mild violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to human like characters and non-realistic violence in a child-friendly setting or context. The protagonist as well as most of the enemies are fantasy characters. The violence portrayed is unrealistic and has a cartoony and comical context. You use an array of fantastical weapons to take care of enemies, which when they die, generally explode or disintegrate and leave behind the in-game currency (bolts). The game features weird, hostile aliens that can look disturbing. The game does feature some violence towards human-like characters, but this is limited to unrealistic violence. The game has a bright colourful graphics scheme. Difficult or disturbing scenes are mostly always lightened up by a joke.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. There is some shooting and navigating skill required here. At higher difficulty levels it offers a good challenge for older teenagers as well.

CostsCosts

Ratchet & Clank

PlayStation Store PS5 Free Free

PS Plus Collection

PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 04/11/2002, updated in 2016

Out Now: PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PS4, PS5 and PSP

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1-4 (4 online)

Genres: Adventure, Narrative (Action, Fighting, Platform, Puzzle, Shooting and Traversal)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: Insomniac Games (@InsomniacGames)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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