– Playstation 4 remaster of the original Rachet & Clank game.
– Price: 55AUD, 28GBP, 40EUR, 40USD, 50CA
– Release Date: EU/AU 20/4/2016, UK 22/4/2016, NA 12/4/2016
New features exclusive to the Playstation 4 remaster
– New planet locations
– New bosses, flight sequences and Clank gameplay
– Improved graphics and special effects
– An hour of new cinematic sequences including footage from the Rachet & Clank film
Rachet & Clank trophy list
|The Hero of Heroes
Collect every trophy in Ratchet & Clank
|The End Of The Beginning
Defeat Dr. Nefarious on the Deplanetiser.
Complete every holocard set.
Complete the game in Challenge Mode.
Collect every gold bolt.
|Full Gun Rack
Acquire every weapon in the game.
|Master of War
Upgrade every weapon to maximum level.
|These Go To Eleven
Unlock every modification for every weapon.
Upgrade Ratchet’s health to maximum level.
Acquire every gadget.
Collect every Telepathopus brain.
|Go Speed Ratchet, Go!
Win the Gold Cup on both Rilgar and Kalebo.
Complete every Trespasser puzzle without using AutoHack.
Upgrade one weapon to maximum level.
Complete the Ranger tryouts on Veldin.
|The Little Robot That Could
Escape from Victor on Quartu.
Rescue the Mayor and Plumber on Novalis.
|Off To The Races
Rescue Skidd and his agent on Aridia.
|You’re In The Rangers Now
Become a Ranger on Kerwan.
|Winner Winner Sandshark Dinner
Win the hoverboard Bronze Cup on Rilgar.
|Who’s A Good Snagglebeast?
Defeat the Snagglebeast on Nebula G34.
Collect 30 brains for the Blarg Scientist on Gaspar.
|I Shot Down Your Battleship
Shoot down the Blarg Battleships on Batalia.
|Zurkon Family Values
Defeat Mrs. Zurkon on Quartu.
Shoot down the hydroharvesters on Pokitaru.
Defeat Victor in the Phoenix.
Win the hoverboard Bronze Cup on Kalebo.
|A Change Of Heart
Defeat Captain Qwark on the Deplanetiser.
|Faster than a Speeding Amoeboid
Complete the hoverboard Gold Cup on Rilgar in under 1:35
Complete the hoverboard Gold Cup on Kalebo in under 2:05
Complete the Fitness Course on Kerwan in under 70 seconds.
Crush 5 gadgebots in the crusher on Quartu.
|That Sinking Feeling
Knock a constructobot into the quicksand on Aridia.
|I Hate Lamp
Break every lamp in Aleero City.
|Not My Job
Allow the extermibots to kill 35 amoeboids in Rilgar.
Defeat 40 enemies while jetpacking in Gaspar.
|When Sheep Fly
Sheepinate a Blarg Helicopter Commander.
|Warbots Into Ploughshares
Destroy 10 inactive Warbots inside the Quartu factory.
|Pool Sharks Are The Worst
Get eaten by a Pool Shark in the Pokitaru Ocean.
Destroy all of the planet models in Drek’s office.
|Et tu, Copernicus?
Find Qwark’s Lounge on the Deplanitiser.
Ride every catwalk without moving in Kalebo.
|Death By Disco
Use the Groovitron on every type of enemy.
|Trader In Training
Complete your first holocard set.
Complete your first Raritanium weapon mod.
Reach the maximum bolt multiplier in Challenge Mode.
Trade in a set of duplicate holocards for a new one.
IGN – Review Score – 9/10
Insomniac has a superb penchant for wacky, satisfying weapons that it’s displayed in games like Resistance, Sunset Overdrive, and past Ratchet games, and here it is just as pronounced as ever. Whether it’s the Pixelizer that turns enemies into a pile of voxels, or the iconic Mr. Zurkon, whom you can once again summon to blast away enemies while delivering a slew of cheesy ’80s action cliches, it’s a weapon lineup that’s full of visual surprises and humor.
Aside from their variety and originality, I absolutely love the upgrade system at play here. Weapons level up as you use them, which rewards your specific play-style in a meaningful way. At the same time, I wanted to see how other weapons would similarly grow, which encouraged me to experiment with weapons I might normally pass on. Each gun also has a modifier grid you can slowly flesh out, which give you active aids like increased width for a flamethrower, or passive ones like a higher chance of item drops. I found myself playing Ratchet for “just one more hour” not only to make it to the next planet, but also because I became mildly addicted to growing and upgrading my arsenal.
TheSixthAxis – Review Score – 10/10
Based on the forthcoming film which was in turn based on the original game, the story here is roughly the same as it was fourteen years ago. It actually makes use of over twenty minutes of the movie as cut scenes, but instead of a simple remake, Insomniac have raided the entire history of the franchise and created a Ratchet & Clank remix with elements from the later games. You’ll see the return of Clank puzzle sections, dogfights, and the Discotron weapon, all of which have been merged into this origin story.
But this tale is told from a slightly different perspective. The game opens with Captain Qwark banged up in prison, only to discover from his new cell mate that there is a holo-game of the holo-movie of his adventures – a very funny nod to the real world. He decides he will tell his own version of Ratchet’s tale, and it’s this version of the story that you play, complete with in-game narration from Qwark.
Playstation Lifestyle – Review Score – 8.5/10
Ratchet and Clank has been a PlayStation staple for 14 years. When the original debuted in 2002, it was lauded as one of the best platformers on any console at that time, and Insomniac’s penchant for a massive arsenal of insane weapons and tons of collectibles and unlockables made it a game that fans loved to play and replay. 10 console titles, two handheld games, and one HD collection later, and Insomniac has decided that the best way to carry the Ratchet and Clank legacy forward is by going back to the beginning and starting over.
There’s always a fear with reboots — or rather, re-imaginings, as Insomniac is inclined to call this one. Will it be faithful enough? Will it change enough? Where is that perfect balance to adequately bring it forward to today’s standards while not letting it lose any of what originally made it great. Insomniac experimented with a lot of ideas over their tenure with the Lombax and his robot pal. Some were hits, and others missed the mark, most notably All 4 One and Full Frontal Assault which changed a lot of the core elements of the series. Into the Nexus was a fair attempt to restore the series to glory, but was all to short, feeling more like a teaser than a proper return to form.
Gamespot – Review Score – 8/10
There’s a generous offering of gadgets as well, including a modification that turns Clank into a jetpack and the Tresspasser device that grants Ratchet access to new areas through a hacking minigame. Items are arguably more important than the weapons, since a majority of each level is built to utilize different combinations of the items Ratchet has collected. In an effort to streamline the process, necessary items are automatically equipped to Ratchet via interaction points in each level, allowing you to focus on building up your weapon upgrades and tinkering with the guns that best suit your play style.
As a bonus, there are benefits to backtracking to older levels and using newfound items to gain access to previously unavailable areas. Although it maintains the same tight and restricted environments of its predecessors, there’s a great deal of verticality, hidden elements, and side objectives in each level to lend players more content to dig through.