Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart (Series) Review

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

Author: Andy Robertson.


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


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.



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.


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.


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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