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GF Rating
8.5

929 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

Like Batman AA with a gun!

posted by nitehawk (NORTH BILLERICA, MA) May 3, 2012

Member since Mar 2009

I really enjoy versatile games. This one has many different aspects. There's lots of climbing, treasure hunting, puzzle solving and 3rd person shooting. You don't have to do the treasure hunting if you don't care for trophies as they don't enhance your character's abilities as in Batman AA. Also, while the climbing isn't on par with a Prince of Persia or God of War, it has its challenges every once in a while. The graphics are gorgeous and story is engaging. I haven't finished it yet, but this makes me want to play the other Uncharted games in the series!

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

For the win

posted by jabmad25 (PACHECO, CA) Apr 25, 2012

Member since Mar 2012

Very Fun game, classic uncharted and great addition to the series. I Like it better than the third release on PS3. Graphic are solid, same game play style as ps3 but with added motion and touch features used by the Vita. It's worth adding to your library.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

A Good Launch Game

posted by LuckyBuck (BATTLE CREEK, MI) Apr 13, 2012

Member since Mar 2009

Nathan Drake is the coolest protagonist in video gaming today. Getting to play as Nathan Drake is always good idea because the Uncharted series's are all solid games. Golden Abyss is a nice addition to the lineup.

The Story

Going through the story of the game is fun and the pace is good for a portable game. You can play through a chapter pretty quickly but, the game does take a good chunk of time to play.

The Controls

The game can rely heavily on the touch controls. The good news is that you can turn them off or never use them. I am grateful, especially for a game that has console versions. I want my console and portable versions to be similar. The places you do need touch, like grenades or rubbings are fine.

Reply Value and Trophies

The reply is fine, play through hard then play through crushing gives the game a good length. Crushing is a good challenge until you get to Chapter 11, where you rely solely on luck to get through the chapter. I hate modern games that rely on luck. Chapter 11 is awful and such a waste of time. Speaking about a waste of time, the bounty trophies are a complete waste of time. I play MMO's, I understand grinding and trying to get random drops, but a cover based shooting game is not a genre that should have that. I had an easier time getting relic weapons in Final Fantasy XI then getting these bounties to drop. To get the bounties, I had to go on message boards, and friend request a bunch of people then have my Vita sit around and collect bounties on Near. Unnecessary and a waste of time.

Overall

Uncharted: Golden Abyss is a great launch title and possibly the best Playstation launch game of all time. That does not make this a great game. It is a decent game and a good addition to the Uncharted Series but, right now it is the worst game. It is worth playing, and fun to play through but, Chapter 11 Crushing and Bounty trophies are miserable and annoying.

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