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Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus is a third person action shooter with puzzle elements. Shorter than earlier titles in the series, it is intended as an epilogue to the “Future” sub-series (Tools of Destruction, Quest for Booty and A Crack in Time). The game can be also used in conjunction with Before the Nexus.

Following the escape of a notorious criminal named Vendra Prog from prison, helped by her twin brother Neftin, Ratchet & Clank discover that the Twins have created their own Dimensionator. In doing so, the Twins have brought creatures through the portal called Nethers, controlled by a leader named Mr. Eye.

In the game, the player mainly controls Ratchet, using an array of weapons and gadgets familiar to the series, but also some newer ones as well. Ratchet is aided in his movement by Clank using the Heli Pack to propel himself forward, or to hover safely to the ground. It can later be upgraded to a Jetpack.

In certain portions of the game, the player takes control of Clank in side scroller-esque trips though the Netherverse. In these sections, Clank must manipulate gravity and solve puzzles to get the Nether back to the portal in order to cause an “earthquake” and destroy the barrier blocking the duo’s way.

Ratchet levels up as he defeats enemies and gains more health points. Weapons can be upgraded by normal use (automatically collecting nanomites from fallen enemies) and by using Raritanium (a rare mineral found in the universe). Upgradable suits of armor (purchasable via vendors), skill points, cheats, and gold bolts have returned from previous games.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Ratchet & Clank: Nexus" -- European/Australian title
  • "ラチェット&クランク INTO THE NEXUS" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Destructoid Nov 11, 2013 8 out of 10 80
Engadget Nov 12, 2013 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
NowGamer Nov 11, 2013 8 out of 10 80
DarkZero Nov 18, 2013 8 out of 10 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Nov 27, 2013 80 out of 100 80 Nov 14, 2013 77 out of 100 77
PlayStation Universe Nov 17, 2013 7.5 out of 10 75
Hardcore Gamer Magazine Nov 11, 2013 3.5 out of 5 70
Diehard GameFan Nov 19, 2013 Unscored Unscored
TechRaptor Nov 22, 2013 Unscored Unscored


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Jake AM (9526) added Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus (PlayStation 3) on Apr 15, 2016