Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart comes out this weekend, and reviews have started to drop early providing a glimpse of what awaits players in the new PS5-exclusive.
Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart Review Roundup
Going into the game’s launch week, there was little reason to doubt Insomniac Games’ stellar track record, and it looks like they’ve set another high bar for themselves. Reviews have been highly positive, with the game sitting at 89% on Metacritic and 89 on OpenCritic with almost 100 reviews on both sites. While those are high numbers, it’s worthwhile to go ahead and actually read (or watch) the individual reviews for what they have to say.
Let’s start with IGN’s review, where reviewer Jonathon Dornbush had the following to say –
“Rift Apart may not be the biggest adventure around, but its big heart, wild weapons, and incredible detail easily make it one of the most memorable of the year so far.”
With that said, the game’s $70/₹4999 pricing as been called into question for whether the game’s worth it, as IGN India states it might be better for casual gamers to wait out until the game goes on discount.
Imran Khan from Fanbyte calls it the “most compelling reason to own a PS5”, which makes sense considering it’s one of the only games on the platform to really take advantage of the hardware in a way it never could on PS4. The sentiment continues in GamesBeat’s review by Jeff Grubb, calling the new game “the PS5’s Halo or Super Mario 64: an early standout release that justifies the console’s existence.”
Rift Apart’s Performance on PS5 is Excellent, With Performance RT Being A Nice Bonus
Rift Apart marks the second game from Insomniac Games on the PlayStation 5, with the cross-gen Spider-Man: Miles Morales previously serving as a launchpad for the new generation. As with Miles Morales, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart’s performance seems to be really steady, as noted in the Digital Foundry review.
As DF notes in their review, the day one patch including the optimized “Performance RT” mode arrived late, so expect a more in-depth look into it later. IGN on the other hand, in collaboration with NX Gamer, also published their own performance review, which you can check out below:
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart comes out on June 11, exclusively on PS5 for $70/₹4999.