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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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Giant Bomb Oct 28, 2009 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gaming Age Oct 27, 2009 A 100
Hooked Gamers Nov 06, 2009 9.4 out of 10 94
Atomic Gamer Nov 03, 2009 94 out of 100 94 Nov 24, 2009 9.3 out of 10 93
Thunderbolt Games Nov 28, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Game Over Online Nov 24, 2009 89 out of 100 89 Oct 22, 2009 17 out of 20 85
GameSpot Oct 27, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
GNT - Generation Nouvelles Technologies Dec 01, 2009 8 out of 10 80


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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

Caelestis (4028) added Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time (PlayStation 3) on Oct 26, 2009