Parents' Guide to

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Fusing action, humor, and planet-hopping in a fun romp.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

Great for R&C fans, but not the best by far

Ratchet and clank is a cartoontype game with fun gameplay-story, and 'minimovies' in between stages. There are absolutely no profanities, and the language is very innocent. Some stages/planets can be a little 'dark', but the light banter and the story weighs up for this in my personal view. Personally I like the first three games the best, as they 'complicate' the controls and interface with each new game in the series.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus is an entertaining, value-priced, and multiplatform game that should please fans of the franchise and those new to the series. As with its predecessors, the third-person game includes outrageous weapons and gadgets, tight and responsive controls, platforming elements, and plenty of humor, not to mention familiar faces from past games including Captain Qwark, Cronk, and others. Along with the single-player campaign is a tougher Challenge Mode for more seasoned players, yielding about 15 hours of total play. Although it's not one of the year's best, this Ratchet & Clank game entertains.

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