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GF Rating
9.0

6725 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

I'd submit it for "Best Game Ever Made"

posted by KaneShadow (NEW YORK, NY) Nov 18, 2014

Member since Jun 2004

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I don't usually write reviews, but I'm a jaded old man and this game reached me like hasn't happened in quite some time. It does a lot of things that other games try to do, but it does them all correctly.

First off, the story is amazing. Deep, human, emotional, cinematic, and unpredictable. It has a very movie-like ending, not a typical video game ending. There are a lot of really deep, touching, emotional moments and the acting is so good you really feel it.

As for gameplay, they really strike a perfect balance between stealth and shooting gameplay. Many have tried, many have failed. When a game says you can choose either path, what happens is a.) You are powerful enough that you can kill everyone, so you don't feel obligated to be stealthy; or b.) you are not powerful enough to kill in open combat, so if you break stealth you find yourself with no health and no ammo and feel compelled to do it over. In this game, no approach is impossible and no approach is perfect. Being stealthy uses resources as well (shivs have a durability and break after use.) In my experience I had to complete about 66% of the area while stealth to stand a chance at killing off the remainder in combat. If I got discovered before that I would take too bad of a beating or die trying.

The areas are linear enough to find your way but open enough to make exploring a joy. There is just the right amount of combat and the right amount of unlimited-time exploration and light puzzle solving.

I don't know if anyone is even reading this, I am way late to the party but I just wanted to put it out there. I played this game to completion and I haven't done that in quite some time.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Buy it....

posted by CraftyDevil (WALKER, MN) Nov 7, 2014

Member since Oct 2014

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game is awesome... I'm a shoot first, run and gun kinda guy... a huge Call of Duty player, but this game had me from the start. The visuals are great and the story is good. Gameplay is standard and takes a little bit getting used to... switching weapons (mainly hand guns) is kind of a pain... but over all I'm glad I gave it a shot. Like everyone else has said... I haven't played a game thats made me want to finish it completely in a while. This one does.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Perfection

posted by s1Las13 (HALEYVILLE, AL) Oct 17, 2014

Member since Mar 2013

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I've played through this game bout 3 times so far & it's just as fun each time.. Since the price drop thinking about just buying it cause it is hands down one of the best games ever.. I just hope Naughty Dog decides to make a sequel, but doesn't mess with the controls.. Don't fix what ain't broke.. Just a few new weapons, take downs & were good to go..

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