gamers (85%) found this review helpful
So, having already downloaded the Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Multi-player Beta, I was, needless to say, very excited for the games release. Excited enough that I dragged my lazy butt out of the house Monday night for the midnight release. Fifteen minutes after midnight and I had my game in the PS3 and was on my way. My expectations were met ten-fold... and then ten-fold over again. This game is so good that I honestly don't know where to begin. The single-player campaign brings a new shining light to a genre of media that has been pretty bleak since the Indiana Jones movies and early Tomb Raider games. It's a story that's been told a million times (or, at least four times by George Lucas and Harrison Ford), but it's told so well that you can't help but love it anyway. The voice acting, as well, is really great stuff. The characters are more believable than most characters in award-winning films, these days. The game-play is spot on, as well. Climbing and navigating levels is intuitive and easy to jump into, and the gun-fighting is just as accessible. And, I have to say this, I want to thank Naughty Dog a million times for their grenade-tossing mechanics! Can I borrow those mechanics for my Gears Of War 2 game-play? Having that said, the multi-player aspect of the game is well thought-out and fun. It's not some tacked-on, last minute, please-keep-playing-our-game after-thought. It's has several awesome modes of game-play ranging from Deathmatch to CTF, and a really fun co-op mini-campaign mode, where you travel through, slightly altered, levels from the single-player campaign with two friends online. The game looks and plays better than anything I've played in a very, very long time. Having beaten the single-player, just recently, I can say in all honest that I walked away thinking That is what a video game SHOULD BE. If you own a PS3, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is easily the most sound $60 investment for your PS3 that you can buy.
gamers (76%) found this review helpful
Okay, game just came out today, and I got my copy this morning, all I can say, is that this game isn't good, it. Is. Perfection. This game excels where so many other games don't. The 1st Uncharted combined Gears of War style action, and Tomb Raider environment traversal. Now, not only does this game perfectly bond the two above features, it also fixes each of those two games Flaws. In Tomb raider, the game is bogged down by two many difficultly challenges and not enough action. While Gears of War gives good action, bot not a good story. Uncharted added both games pros, and left out there cons. I'm not gonna bother telling you much about this game here, so I'll keep it short. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is magnificent. End of story. No more you need to know.
Pros: Amazing graphics and game-play. Incredibly deep and intriguing characters, both new and old. Enough humor throughout to help even out the intensity, and an amazing gun selection. The character relations are so deep and intense, this game defiantly pushes the Teen rating to a limit. Storyline is perfect and action is so evenly placed with puzzles and traversal that each chapter is a joy to play. Multiplayer is a plus.
Cons: Some environment things shine making them look like treasures.
Besides my one con, (which is really just a nit-picking thing) this game is perfection in an awesome case. So what are you waiting for, stop reading this review and go out and but it, even if you haven'y played the 1st one!!!!!!!