The ninth (canon) game in the ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' series and second downloadable title, celebrating the series' tenth anniversary. Much like [[VideoGame/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.

!! 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 ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction Tools of Destruction]]'', ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime A Crack in Time]],'' and ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankAll4One All 4 One]]''-- like the Buzz Blades, Groovitron, and Thundersmack.
** 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 ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction Tools of Destruction]]''.
** The main villain of the game turns out to be [[spoiler: the overzealous Qwark fanboy from ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando'', an easily skippable NPC from a near-decade old game]]
** The game's hub is the [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal Starship Phoenix]] II.
* CoOpMultiplayer: As in ''[[VideoGame/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: ''[[VideoGame/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 ''[[VideoGame/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]].]]
* MagikarpPower: If you stick with the Combuster until Level 3, it gets a [[SpreadShot spread shot]] that makes it more effective. Once it gets to Level 5, it'll have a fire rate and damage that allows you to decimate pretty much anything at close range.
* 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: Early in the game, Qwark is shown wearing a fluffy pink bathrobe. On top of his regular costume.
* RemixedLevel: [[spoiler:The Hidden City of Balkai, Snow Storm, which is exactly what it sounds like. In addition, the mission is changed too; you now have to destroy the 10 weather beacons, defend your base while it assembles a bomb to destroy the Planetary Defense Center, escort the bomb there, and then protect it from an attack until it can explode.]]
* 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 [[Music/{{PSY}} Gangnam Style]].
* SpreadShot: Once you upgrade the Combuster to Level 3.
* 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.
** The description for the Psychedelic game filter tells you to turn it on when your friend walks into the room and act like nothing's changed.
* WeatherControlMachine: Qwark used one for his presidential events [[spoiler: and Zurgo later uses it to cover Balkai in a snowstorm]].