Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart (Series) Review

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Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Ratchet & Clank 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

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 7+, ESRB EVERYONE 10+

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

Platforms: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita.

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Platform and Shooting.

 

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 15 hours and 20 hours to complete.
 
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 4 players online. 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.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

You will need PlayStation Plus to play online with PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita. You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to create, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 7 with 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 VSC expand on its rating: 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.

This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+.


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.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). PlayStation 5 has a range of system-wide accessibility settings... read more about system accessibility settings.


 




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