Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart has won the Best Visual Design at this year’s Golden Joystick Awards.
Anyone who has seen the PS5 exclusive will know why. Released in June, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart takes our dynamic duo to a new dimension where they find new friends, new weird and wonderful guns, and – unfortunately – a whole new version of their nemesis Dr. Nefarious.
- Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (winner)
- Psychonauts 2
- The Artful Escape
- Little Nightmares 2
- Hitman 3
- Genesis Noir
It was a tough category to win, but Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart combines a popping neon world with great character design and sits up there with the best animated movies in terms of eye candy.
It’s just one of the reasons the game scored a rapturous five-star review on GamesRadar+.
“Even with the high-speed pace, the game always looks pristine. I’m even going to lean on the old cliche ‘like a Pixar movie’ because the characters and world deserve it. The series has always been a marker for what PlayStation exclusives can do with the power of a new console, and Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart is upholding that tradition.
“Characters are colorful and expressive, the world is layered with textures and detailed whatever planet you’re on, and I often found myself stumbling on a collectible just because I was wandering around wanting to take in more of the scenery.”
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is available now on PS5.