The ninth (canon) game in the VideoGame/RatchetAndClank series and second downloadable title, celebrating the series' tenth anniversary. Much like [[RatchetAndClankAll4One its predecessor]], it can be played solo or [[CoOpMultiplayer with a friend]]. Though advertised as going back to the core gameplay, a new twist has been added in the form of TowerDefense elements. The plot centers around a series of [[ContinuityNod Planetary]] [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction Defense Centers]] across the galaxy that have been breached by a terrible [[ChekhovsGunman foe from the]] [[CallBack series' past]], putting said galaxy-- and its inhabitants-- in danger.

While, like Quest for Booty, the game was originally set to be download-only in North America, it's been set to receive a physical release as well as its original digital release in all regions. This is the first title in the franchise to be released on PlayStationVita (as well).

Not to be confused with FullFrontalAssault, an entirely different matter.

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!! This game contains examples of:
* AscendedExtra: [[spoiler:The Qwark Fanboy of Going Commando.]]
* TheCameo[=/=]ContinuityNod: Several supporting characters and villains from the series return... as multiplayer skins.
* ContinuityNod: The arsenal consists almost solely of weapons introduced in previous titles-- mostly [[RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction the Future]] [[RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime Trilogy]]-- like the Buzz Blades and Groovitron.
** Giant Clank also makes a reappearance for the first time since SecretAgentClank.
** The Planetary Defense Center was originally part of a one-off gag in [[RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction Tools of Destruction]].
** The main villain of the game turns out to be [[spoiler: the overzealous Qwark fanboy from ''RatchetAndClankGoingCommando'', an easily skippable NPC from a near-decade old game]]
** The game's hub is the [[RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal Starship Phoenix]] II.
* CoOpMultiplayer: As in [[RatchetAndClankAll4One All 4 One]], the game is playable alone or with a friend.
* [[spoiler: DisneyVillainDeath: Zurgo apparently falls to his death after Qwark accidently lets him go during the "Whoa, Q-FORCE" chant at the end of the game.]]
** [[spoiler: [[RatchetAndClankIntoTheNexus Into the Nexus]] states that he survived with several broken bones. He was sentenced to 50 years of house arrest with his mother Lucille.]]
* EscortMission: The Hidden City of Balkai [[spoiler: Snow Storm]] gets one at the end of the mission of the NitroExpress variant.
* FailedAttemptAtDrama: [[spoiler: Zurgo]] is full of them. He usually foils his own efforts at drama by spouting internet memes. Qwark also gets a moment in his half of this exchange:
-->[[spoiler: '''Zurgo:''']] What ''are'' you?
-->'''Qwark:''' I'm the guy who ''doesn't'' live in his mother's basement!
* {{Foreshadowing}}: If you're just hanging around the Phoenix II prior to [[spoiler: Zurgo's takeover]] you can hear two [=NPCs=] wondering if [[spoiler: somebody has a holo-guise active]].
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The title, as expected from the series.
* ItsPersonal: The BigBad is, in fact, [[spoiler: Stuart Zurgo, otherwise known as the Qwark Fanboy from [[RatchetAndClankGoingCommando Going Commando]]. His motive is actually [[NotSoDifferent very similar to Ratchet's response to]] [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2002 the first game's]] [[TheReveal reveal]] about [[FakeUltimateHero Qwark]].]]
* MarketBasedTitle: "Ratchet & Clank: Q-Force" in Europe.
* [[spoiler:TheMole]]: [[spoiler: The Plumber on board the Starship Phoenix II isn't the real one. He's actually Zurgo using a holo-guise.]]
* RealMenWearPink: At one point in the trailer, Qwark is shown wearing a fluffy pink bathrobe. On top of his regular costume.
* ShoutOut: The very first line is a rather obvious one to Franchise/StarTrek.
--> '''Qwark:''' Captain's log. Stardate... uh, let's call it Wednesday.
** [[spoiler: When the Starship Phoenix II gets hacked, what plays over the speakers? The Trololo song.]]
** The final boss's Groovitron dances are from [[{{PSY}} Gangnam Style]].
* TowerDefense: Though the game goes back to the series' classic gameplay style, it also incorporates tower-defense-style gameplay.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: The Plumber has become this, to the point that the characters don't even question the fact that he's hanging around the Phoenix doing maintenance work.
* WeatherControlMachine: Qwark used one for his presidential events [[spoiler: and Zurgo later uses it to cover Balkai in a snowstorm]]
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