Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart review roundup

Worth the entry price?

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart review roundup

Sony has lifted the review embargo for perhaps their biggest game of the year a full 2 days before release, and by most accounts the next instalment in the Ratchet and Clank franchise is worthy of the bumped up price tag.

The title is currently sitting at 89 on OpenCritic and 88 on Metacritic.

Praise to the technical abilities of the title is a common theme amongst reviewers, noting how graphically pleasing the game looks, without any trade-offs in stability or loading times. The arsenal of weapons and gadgets at players disposal also seems to hit a high point.

A few of the less welcoming critics noted the story beats as underwhelming and supporting characters left feeling a little empty.

Easy Allies - Michael Huber - 8.5 / 10

Rift Apart is a must play-summer blockbuster with heart.

Eurogamer - Chris Tapsell - Recommended

With Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, Sony's charmers-in-chief deliver another lesson in laid-back, unpretentious fun.

Gameblog - Thomas Pillon - French - 8 / 10

Thanks to its gorgeous visuals and deeper narrative, Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart arises the series to a new level. With many locations to enjoy, a lot of weapons to try out and many, many collectibles to find, everyone should find a good reason to embark on this bidimensional journey, even though the obvious collision bugs are still way too present.

Gaming Nexus - Charlie Coleman - 9.5 / 10

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is a true showpiece of new-gen technology. Whilst the internet argues over the matter of cross-generation games, Rift Apart avoids any such controversy since what it's doing simply isn't possible on the older hardware. I was tempted to go ahead and award a perfect score, but a familiar formula and some lacklustre puzzling prevented me from doing so. On the whole, though, this is gaming's summer blockbuster in the same vein that Hollywood emphasises this season for its big releases. For those with a PS5, it's an absolute must-play as a showcase of what's possible beyond just prettier graphics and faster framerates.

Console Creatures - Bobby Pashalidis - Recommended

Insomniac Games deliver a Rivet-ing new Ratchet & Clank video game, one of the best protagonists in years while evolving the gameplay and proving that Sony purchasing the studio was the right decision. Rift Apart is the one exclusive on PlayStation that everyone needs to experience.

Paste Magazine - Dia Lacina - 9.7 / 10

It's a maximal game with big wacky characters and a killer shotgun. This is a game about friendship and games about friendship fucking rule. Rift Apart is better than action figures.

PlayStation Universe - Joe Apsey - 7.5 / 10

Technically Rift Apart is a PS5 showstopper, offering stunning graphics and set pieces, while also looking like the best animated movie we have ever seen. But, although combat is fun, the narrative really drags down the experience, not treating its characters with respect and not meaningfully progressing the story for long time fans...

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart is out Friday 11th exclusively on PlayStation 5.

[SOURCE opencritic.com metacritic.com]