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This page includes the controls for Going Commando. Originally released on the PlayStation 2, the game was later ported to the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita as part of the Ratchet & Clank Collection. As such, both the controls for the standard DualShock controller and those for the Vita will be included.

Ratchet

Ratchet is the main character, who you control for most of the gameplay, be it on foot, or in a vehicle.

Name PS2/3 controls Vita controls Effect
Move character Left analog stick Move the player character around.
Move camera Right analog stick Move the camera around.
Jump X Jump once.
Double jump X + X Jump twice in the air for extra height.
Glide X Use the Heli-Pack or Thruster-Pack to glide while in mid-air.
Crouch L1 Shoulder R Crouch down.
Crouch turn L1 + Left analog stick Shoulder R + Left analog stick Rotate around while in the crouching position.
Backflip / sideflip Left analog stick + L1 + X Left analog stick + Shoulder R + X Flip in the air from a crouching position in the intended direction.
Boost jump L1 + X Shoulder R + X Use the Heli-Pack or Thruster-Pack to make a high jump from a crouching position.
Stretch jump Left analog stick + L1 + X Left analog stick + Shoulder R + X Use the Heli-Pack or Thruster-Pack to make a longer jump forward while running.
Strafe Left analog stick + L2 Left analog stick + Touchpad top-left Walk sideways, while facing forwards and without turning.
Use equipped weapon, gadget or item Circle Fire equipped weapon or use equipped gadget.
Swing OmniWrench Square Swing OmniWrench in front of player to attack. Can be used three times in succession for a combo.
Hyper-strike X + Square Jump in the air, strike the OmniWrench down to attack below, dealing more damage.
Comet-strike L1 + Square Shoulder R + Square Throw the OmniWrench forward while crouching for a brief time, dealing damage or breaking objects, before it returns to player character.
Quick select Triangle (hold) Show quick select menu.
Toggle weapon Triangle + Triangle (double tap) Toggle between the last two equipped weapons and gadgets.
Interact Triangle Triangle interacts with devices and vehicles, such as entering Ratchet's ship.
Rise X (hold) Hold to rise and swim upwards underwater, release to swim at the same depth.
Dive Square (hold) Hold to dive and swim downwards underwater, release to swim at the same depth.
Swim faster L1 (hold) Shoulder R Use the Hydro-Pack to swim faster while underwater.
First person targeting view L1 / L2 Shoulder L / Touchpad top-left Toggle to view first person to free-view and target weapons.
Start Start Open the in-game menu.
Map Select / R2 Select / Touchpad top-right Open the in-game map and available missions.
Display HUD L3 Touchpad top-left Displays the HUD on-screen if it is hidden, contains info such as the nanotech and bolt count.

Clank

Clank, Ratchet's sidekick, has a few sections in which he has to act on his own. Sometimes he can use and control Microbots.

Name PS2/3 controls Vita controls Effect
Move character Left analog stick Move the player character around.
Move camera Right analog stick Move the camera around.
Jump X Jump once.
Glide X + X (hold) Glide slowly in the air.
Punch Square Throw a punch forward. Can be used three times in succession for a combo.
Micro-Bot command menu Triangle + Left analog stick Hold to select a Microbot command from a menu.
Start Start Open the in-game menu.
Map Select / R2 Select / Touchpad top-right Open the in-game map and available missions.

Star Explorer

The Star Explorer is used in space combat in the Wupash Nebula, the Feltzin System, the Deep Space Disposal Facility, and on Gorn.

Name PS2/3 controls Vita controls Effect
Steer Left analog stick Steer the Star Explorer around.
Move camera Right analog stick Move the camera around.
Fire lasers X Hold to fire lasers.
Turbo Square (hold) Hold to turbo boost faster.
Fire secondary weapon Circle Press to fire secondary weapon (missiles by default) when ammo is available.
Secondary weapon menu Triangle (hold) Hold to select a secondary weapon.
Barrel roll L1 (left) or L1 (right) Shoulder L (left) or Shoulder R (right) Perform a barrel roll in the chosen direction.
Straighten ship L2 or R2 Touchpad top-left or Touchpad top-right Straighten the ship horizontally.
Hyperspace Warp System L1 + L1 or L2 + R2 Shoulder L + Shoulder R or Touchpad top-left + Touchpad top-right With the Hyperspace Warp System purchased, warps the ship to a random point on the map.
Start Start Open the in-game menu.
Map Select / R2 Select / Touchpad top-right Open the in-game map and view available missions.

Giant Clank

The player can control Clank in Giant Clank mode in Lunar City, Dobbo orbit, and on the Damosel moon.

Name PS2/3 controls Vita controls Effect
Move character Left analog stick Move the player character around.
Move camera Right analog stick Move the camera around.
Jump X Jump once.
Punch Square Throw a punch forward.
Fire rockets Circle Hold to fire rockets that home in on enemies.
Bomb Triangle Press to throw a large bomb attack at enemies.
Strafe Left analog stick + L2 Left analog stick + Touchpad top-left Walk sideways, while facing forwards and without turning.
Start Start Open the in-game menu.
Map Select / R2 Select / Touchpad top-right Open the in-game map and view available missions.

Mining vehicle

The player can control the mining vehicle on Tabora and Grelbin.

Name PS2/3 controls Vita controls Effect
Steer Left analog stick Steer the vehicle around.
Move camera Right analog stick Move the camera around.
Accelerate X (hold) Hold to accelerate forward.
Drill Square Drill for raritanium.
Exit vehicle Triangle Exit vehicle.
Start Start Open the in-game menu.
Map Select / R2 Select / Touchpad top-right Open the in-game map and view available missions.
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