Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time (PlayStation 3)

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Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time is the final installment in Insomniac's Ratchet and Clank Future trilogy, following Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction and Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty.

During the events of the two previous games, Clank is kidnapped by the mysterious Zoni, led by the evil mastermind Dr. Nefarious, leaving Ratchet feeling all alone in the gigantic universe. Along with Captain Quark and Talwyn, he sets out on a quest to save Clank from Nefarious' clutches. Along the way he discovers the truth about his Lombax past and the secrets of time held within the Great Clock.

The gameplay is the same as in the rest of the puzzle-solving platformers of the series. Ratchet travels to different planets, smashing boxes for bolts and upgrading the various weapons in his arsenal, whilst defeating enemies and using gadgets such as hoverboots and the slingshot.

The game features some new gameplay mechanics however, such as space flying and the ability to manipulate time. Ratchet can fly his ship freely through space, allowing him to stop on moons and acquire the special items that they hold. Clank now has the power to manipulate time: with a new staff he is able to rewind time and record his actions to aid him tricking bad guys and solving puzzles.


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DarkZero Nov 14, 2009 10 out of 10 100
1UP Oct 23, 2009 A 100
IGN Australia Oct 30, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Thunderbolt Games Nov 28, 2009 9 out of 10 90
IGN Oct 20, 2009 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy Oct 26, 2009 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Fragland.net Dec 11, 2009 88 out of 100 88
GameSpot Oct 27, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
FOK!games Nov 26, 2009 85 out of 100 85
4Players.de Nov 13, 2009 85 out of 100 85


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  • 4Players
    • 2009 – #3 Best PS3 Game of the Year
  • Gamespot
    • 2009 - Best Platformer
    • 2009 - Best Writing & Dialogue
  • GameSpy
    • 2009 - The Keep on Truckin' Award

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