Ratchet and Clank 3 – A Neccessity!

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Ratchet and Clank 3 is a game made by the company Insomniac and the third game in the excellent Ratchet and Clank series and is on the Playstation 2. The game is a sort of mainly action/combat game with platforming elements. 
The villain in the game is Dr Nefarious who is trying to turn all living things into robots! So Ratchet (a weird alien thing) and Clank his robot friend try to stop him. The story is quite good and while it is a little stupid is easy to follow.  

For most of the game you control Ratchet who has many weapons and gadgets to help him. Some of the guns are from other Ratchet and Clank games and if you have a save file with some on the weapons from previous games you can even get these weapons free which is a nice touch! 
My favourite weapon turns enemies into sheep which is very funny. Other weapons include grenades, snipers and just standard guns. Your weapons can upgrade by using them which make the weapon more powerful each upgrade. The platforming element is quite easy and is just mainly jumping around and other easy stuff. You also play as Clank more in this game and his parts usually involve controlling him and his little robot friends to solve some little puzzles and get to a certain place. 

The single player is good fun and the missions are a reasonable difficulty but most people should be able to complete them fairly easily. The single player campaign will kepp you busy for fairly long and you may find yourself playing the campaign over and over again as it is good fun! 

The game also now has a really good multiplayer which can be played online or on the same console which is really good fun! There are 3 different types of match: deathmatch which is on nearly all games where you have to kill the enemy, Capture the Flag where you basically capture the flag and the best mode in my opinion is Seige. Each side has a base and there also several nodes on the map which can be captured. Capturing one of these nodes (which is done by using your wrench) gives you a sort of little command point and gives you the turret there and some robots around the map to help you. It also lets you respawn there and sometimes you get vehicles including some cars and planes to help you. As you can capturing the nodes are very important and basically decide who wins the match making it quite tactical as well. The main objective however is to destroy the enemies base defences, get inside their base and destroy the thing in the middle (I am not sure what it is!) This mode is great fun and will probably provide hours of fun with your friends! There are also lots of maps available to play on which are similar to places in the campaign. 

The graphics are all really good for a Playstation 2 game and are still quite good compared to some of today`s games which is good considering it was released in 2004! The sound is also good and the weapons sound nice and the cut scenes are also great and some are also quite funny! 

Overall I think Ratchet and Clank 3 is a brilliant game and one that you should own if you have a Playstation 2! This is because it has all the elements of a great game and is really good value for money! 

The platinum version of the game only costs £10.25 from an independent seller on Amazon. 

5/5 Buy it! 

This review may appear on other websites under the names ns1209 and mariofan123.

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