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Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal is a 3rd-person action platformer, and third game in the Ratchet & Clank series by Insomniac Games.

After word spreads of Ratchet and Clank's recent conquest in Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, Clank finds himself recognized as an interstellar robot of mystery and intrigue after starring in his own television series, Secret Agent Clank. While Ratchet is dismayed by his new sidekick status, the feelings are put aside when the twosome is called together by the Galactic President to bring peace to the universe. They find themselves traveling back to Planet Veldin to battle Dr. Nefarious, a robotic super villain who has devised a diabolical scheme to wipe out all organic life in the galaxy.

Most of the time the player controls Ratchet but occasionally the player takes control of Clank. Gameplay includes platforming but for the most part shooting up or beating up various enemies including robots, aliens, vehicles and bosses. The game features an extensive arsenal of weapons including various guns, and beat 'em up weapons that can be leveled up, increasing their power and magazine. During play, better body armor comes available and can be purchased. On the Starship Phoenix the player can also play on a video game console like device as Captain Qwark, telling the history between Qwark and Dr. Nefarious in a number of 2D side-scrolling levels.

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Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal PlayStation 2 Title Screen
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal PlayStation 2 First enemy,not really hard to kill....

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Alternate Titles

  • "瑞奇和叮当:重装上阵" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Ratchet & Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal" -- Australian title
  • "Ratchet & Clank 3" -- European title

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GameSpy PlayStation 2 Nov 02, 2004 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Nov, 2004 10 out of 10 100
UOL Jogos PlayStation 2 Nov 24, 2004 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Next Level Gaming PlayStation 2 Nov 26, 2004 98 out of 100 98
Game Over Online PlayStation 2 Dec 22, 2004 97 out of 100 97
Just RPG PlayStation 2 Nov, 2004 92 out of 100 92
GotNext PlayStation 2 Jan 19, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Jolt (UK) PlayStation 2 Dec 01, 2004 9 out of 10 90
GameZone PlayStation 2 Nov 22, 2004 8.7 out of 10 87
Diehard GameFan PlayStation 2 Dec 02, 2004 7.9 out of 10 79

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Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2004 – #4 PS2 Game of the Year

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