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Ratchet & Clank review roundup: the dynamic duo shine on PS4

Insomniac Games’ dynamic duo Ratchet & Clank make their long-awaited PlayStation 4 debut with the eponymous reboot this week, which has been neatly timed to coincide with the launch of the movie adaptation in cinemas. Boasting sumptuous visuals and a modern control scheme to bring the venerated platform franchise bang up to date, Ratchet & Clank tells an origins story of the lovable pair, as well as adding a few other bits and bobs that weren’t seen in the original 2002 outing.

The question is, can Ratchet & Clank live up to the series’ reputation while simultaneously injecting some much-needed vigor into the formula? The critics have spoken, and we’ve included a roundup of scores for you to digest below.

Oh, and before you do that, you should probably have a look at PSU’s definitive verdict to find out what we thought.

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Gaming Age – A+

The Telegraph – 5/5

TheSixthAxis – 10/10

Hardcore Gamer – 4/5

IGN – 9/10

Push Square – 9/10

LevelUp – 8.4/10

Metro – 8/10

Destructoid – 8/10

God is a Geek – 8/10

VideoGamer – 8/10