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Ratchet: Deadlocked (PlayStation 2)

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Description

Ratchet: Deadlocked is the fourth game in the Ratchet & Clank series by Insomniac Games. Deadlocked is different in its counterparts in that it focuses more on shooting than platforming and puzzle elements. The game allows you to use two bots to fight along side you, which can be upgraded over time with better weapons and firepower.

The storyline involves Ratchet and Clank, along with Al, being kidnapped and forced to compete in a underground reality show called "DreadZone" run by the media mogul Gleeman Vox on the outer fringes of the galaxy.

There are 10 total weapons in the game, significantly less than the other games. However, modding these weapons is more emphasized than before, with different kinds of Alpha and Omega mods. Omega mods can be used on any weapon, and range from the freeze mod to the magma mod. Alpha mods are weapon-specific, and increase the rate of fire, ammo capacity, and power. The game also features online multiplayer.

Clank is not a playable character in this game, although he gives advice to Ratchet over his communication link.

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Alternate Titles

  • "瑞奇:死锁" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Ratchet: Gladiator" -- European/Australian title
  • "Ratchet & Clank 4th: GiriGiri Ginga no Giga Battle" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

GotNext Dec 15, 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GamePro (US) Oct 25, 2005 4.5 out of 5 90
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2005 9 out of 10 90
PSX Extreme Nov 02, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Game Chronicles Nov 19, 2005 8.9 out of 10 89
IGN Oct 27, 2005 8.8 out of 10 88
GameZone Oct 28, 2005 8.8 out of 10 88
GameCity Dec 01, 2005 83 out of 100 83
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 21, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 24, 2005 15 out of 20 75

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Trivia

During the 2005 television season, Ratchet: Deadlocked is mentioned numerous times as the "holiday game of the season" in the Christmas episode of The Dead Zone TV show. The show's characters devote quite a bit of time to finding and eventually playing this game.

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Dan H (17) added Ratchet: Deadlocked (PlayStation 2) on Dec 27, 2005