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Submitted by koga_hiroyuki 2241d ago | review

Game Informer: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Review

Uncharted 2 is a masterstroke of game creation. This is the killer app PlayStation 3 owners have been waiting for, and I'd even be saying this without the outstanding competitive and co-op multiplayer (see sidebar). Given the complexity of the character relationships, I urge players to play the original game before venturing into the sequel. Some of the jokes and references fall flat if you don't have the knowledge of Nathan's previous exploits.

Uncharted 2 is a ringing testament to the power of both games and storytelling. It pulls you in, keeps you engaged, and concludes with a thunderous bang. (PS3, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves) 10/10

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saint_john_paul_ii  +   2241d ago
this was known already when Sony leaked a small part of the review in the Uncharted 2 Commercial,LOL.
SupaPlaya  +   2241d ago
really? Really funny if it was. I must have missed that part.

And to think that an excellent score of 9.5 will actually hurt this game's average among review sites is saying something...
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xTruthx  +   2241d ago
Just finished uncharted 1 and I got to say... that game was way way better than I though it would be. It feels like a freaking movie and I swear my life to any 1 who doesn't believe me when i say this but, my mom said " is that a movie your watching ?" I was like lol no

Now I'm way more pumped for U2
deadreckoning666  +   2241d ago
"I don't give a crap what anyone else thinks now. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is the best game of the 21st century so far and one of the best of all time."

I can agree with that. Will u also be getting Demon Souls and Modern Warfare 2?
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Isaac  +   2241d ago
thesummerofgeorge  +   2241d ago
How come after 2 perfect scores have been added
the meta score is still the same, I don't see how the average stays unaffected
WildArmed  +   2241d ago
oh oh oh! i know!
No1 is ever gonna compare Uncharted to lara croft again =p
"From beginning to end, Uncharted 2 is a masterpiece, and a new standard in the action genre."
Awesome :)
Both reviews (including the second opinion) give it 10/10.

BAM there is it :)
WildArmed  +   2241d ago
"With the notable elimination of loading screens and no discernable difference between the cutscene and gameplay graphics"

Wasnt there a review complaining about the load times?

btw coz Imma MGS fanboy... I still vote David Haytor as the best voice actor ever =p
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Xbox Avatars Shoe  +   2241d ago
"This is the killer app PlayStation 3 owners have been waiting for"

U2 is definitely amazing, but there are other killer apps for PS3 that are only possible on PS3: MGS4, LBP, KZ2, Resistance etc.
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HolyOrangeCows  +   2241d ago
Even the ''second opinion'' review is a perfect score.
rockleex  +   2241d ago
Was it Gamereactor...
That was complaining about the loading screens? <_<

According to Game Informer:

"With the notable elimination of loading screens and no discernable difference between the cutscene and gameplay graphics"
Xbox Avatars Shoe  +   2241d ago
Funny how there haven't been any 360 fanboys commenting in the U2 review articles :)

This is probably why:

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swiftshot93  +   2241d ago
Great review!
DMason  +   2241d ago
Indeed a great review. It sucks that games come out on tuesdays, because now ill have to stare that game case in the face all week without playing it. Shoulda saved some sick hours up.
koga_hiroyuki  +   2241d ago
The biggest gaming magazine in the world says Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is awesome!

Keep em coming!
Jigga69  +   2241d ago
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LarVanian  +   2241d ago
I don't give a crap what anyone else thinks now. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is the best game of the 21st century so far and one of the best of all time.

This has been a great decade of video-games, and Uncharted 2 has basically ended it with a bang!
I'm expecting God of War 3 and Mass Effect 2 to start the 10s off with a bang. :D
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JonnyBigBoss  +   2241d ago
Outstanding review.
SprSynJn  +   2241d ago
Speaking of that
I cannot recollect seeing any other game on the PS3 with this many perfect scores. I have yet to check out Metacritic mind you, but is it safe to assume it will be the highest rated? Regardless, I am patiently awaiting my copy to arrive.
saint_john_paul_ii  +   2241d ago
11 more hours till the Midnight Launch, cant wait :D
GaMa85  +   2241d ago
Same here pope :)
LarVanian  +   2241d ago
But aren't you all the way over in the Vatican City?
bnaked  +   2241d ago
No man, the pope is playing killer games in New York - Bronx..
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saint_john_paul_ii  +   2241d ago
yea, im moved back to NY.
UnSelf  +   2241d ago
i live in the BX and ive been playing my copy since OCt 9th. Playing it on Crushing as we speak

cmon Pope, u gotta step it up NY has everything u just gotta find it
bnaked  +   2241d ago
Wow, 10.0 from Game Informer.. Many people will read that review.. Thats good.
WildArmed  +   2241d ago
yeah, considering Gamestop flail's its magazine around alot
Sackdude  +   2241d ago
Good score
Ron_Burgundy  +   2241d ago
this is def going in the meta score
lowcarb  +   2241d ago
Nice review.
W831Liquidsnake  +   2241d ago
And only PS3 brings AAA games that no one else can do!
Sie  +   2241d ago
Great review keeping with the trend, still 4 days to go!
Relientk77  +   2241d ago
great! another perfect score

frickin awesome
BYE  +   2241d ago
Nice. Game Informer reviews sell consoles.
artgamer  +   2241d ago
I don't care what anybody says or thinks, but there IS something like a 'Best Game Ever', it exists, trust me.

And it has got to be Uncharted 2.
WildArmed  +   2241d ago
Ever.. no.
Till now. yes.

Then what are you gonna call Uncharted 3? =p yea.. that's what i thought lol
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Ravage27  +   2241d ago
you know...
as talented as the geniuses over at ND are, i think it's going to be really tough for UC3 to outdo UC2...i'm absolutely serious
Erotic Sheep  +   2241d ago
And here´s the "PS3's Killer app finally" crap again...

dreamcast  +   2241d ago
I've heard that about MGS4, LBP, Killzone 2, even inFamous.

I'm probably missing a few, as well.. but we'll most likely see it some more for GoW3 and GT5.
SupaPlaya  +   2241d ago
In 2011 - IGN: AU:
"Uncharted 3: Drake's legacy is the killer app PS3 owners have been waiting for"
N2NOther  +   2241d ago
Not that any review would dissuade me, but this is the review I wanted to read. GI are usually right on point and when they give a game 10, I completely agree. I really can't wait to play this game. Tomorrow come faster!
Saadsack  +   2241d ago
Edge your next!
Microsoft Xbox 360  +   2241d ago
Edge's won't publish their review until the 24th or something like that.
Mantiz  +   2241d ago
Theonly recview that matters to me
I've come to trust G.I.s reviews more than anyones and I'm glad they are telling me what I wanted to hear :)
Sevir04  +   2241d ago
I was wondering when they'd get the review out... yes. i just finished replaying Uncharted:drakes fortune here on the ship, and a few of my buddies who were watching me play were saying that it was a new movie that was out untill the recticle came up and i began taking damage... it's just funny, a 2 year old game is still because likened to hollywood style movie and story telling. i'm stoked. i pull into San Diego for a long 6 month deployment tomorrow, the first place i'm going when we moor to the pier is straight the the Navy exchange, this game is sooooooooooo soooooo soooooooooooooooooooooooo.... ooo. gonna be sold out and the navy exchange will have it where other reatilers wont..

*screams* i cant wait... NaughtyDog has made me the biggest Uncharted fan ever, i'm so gobbling up the treasure hunter edition. and this will be the game i become a trophy whore for...

bring it. and epic review... i love this. this review makes Uncharted 2 a sure seller since game informer has over 18 million readers. i'm sure even if just 1% of those readers get this game it'll be way way successful, i'll be one of those who purchase this game...
OldParr  +   2241d ago
the MP sucks!!! just putting it out there!

psn: Old_Parr
freitax  +   2241d ago
why? lack the skillz? I bet every mp you play sucks!!!!
SupaPlaya  +   2241d ago
criticism please. How would you improve it you were developing the game?
NicCageMYHero  +   2241d ago
@ 20.2
Well done...that's something this site (and the internet in general) is lacking. Everyone's so quick to bash things without giving explanations.
SSS  +   2241d ago
it doesn't suck
Multiplayer is fun, I enjoy playing it, its really deep too, and the mix of platforming with gunplay in mutliplayer is great.
Johnny Jiron  +   2241d ago
only had a problem with one thing in the demo and beta
and that was hit detection with melee. Seemed to be a bit random. I once had a guy who I ended up back to back with and he managed to kill me with a strike. Aside from that the MP seemed quite solid.
cereal_killa  +   2241d ago
Sorry but I disagree this I believe is NDogs 1st time doing multi-player and I think they did pretty good, the only thing I wish they could have done was more players after playing 30 vs 30 on R2 (and soon 256 on MAG) I guess I just feel a bit spoiled. 5 vs 5 reminds me to much of COD4.
NicCageMYHero  +   2241d ago
3 Sites
I like to average scores from IGN, GameInformer, and 1UP to get my aggregate review score (I believe they are unbiased) and now it's complete with a score of 98.3. Daaaammmnnnnn!
SupaPlaya  +   2241d ago
Rio-Hustla-Inc  +   2241d ago
Why does metacritic still have the game at 97? All these extra 100% scores should have boosted the game back to 98 by now! Can someone please advise why this hasn't changed yet?
koga_hiroyuki  +   2241d ago
Ehm, the game is actually on 96.75 or something on metacritic actually. It will more likely go to 96. In fact that will happen if EDGE gives the game 8/10 which I fear they will.
moblin  +   2241d ago
Anorexorcist  +   2241d ago
The last game to receive a perfect 10 from GI was Metal Gear Solid 4...
Has ANY piece of software of the Xbox 360 received similar praise?

PS3: It only does the best games this generation.
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KILLERAPP  +   2241d ago
New TV, check, New surround sound system, Check, Uncharted 2 in just a few hours, check am not going to leave my room until i finish the game.
xc7x  +   2241d ago
So the game is perfect
has no flaws? haha,ok whatever.
Johnny Jiron  +   2241d ago
Game Informer had a joke in its mag..
11/10 is the perfect score the Unicorn. I think they threw that in there after giving Fight Night Round 3 a 10/10 and people complained that no game is perfect. Relax guy it's just a number.
xc7x  +   2241d ago
just a number
that says it's perfect,where do you people come up with these statements,lol. sorry no game can be perfect,but disagree all you want,i don't care.
Nikuma  +   2241d ago
Sorry, but a game doesn't need to be perfect to get a 10/10.
N2NOther  +   2241d ago
No form of entertainment is perfect. The score is an aggregate of overall experience. I have 10's to several movies, games, books and so on that were by no means "perfect" but I enjoyed them so much that it weighed heavily in it's favor.

And Game Informer has made it perfectly clear that their 10 is by no means a perfect game.
solidjun5  +   2241d ago
Great review!!!
Now that's how you do it! Hear that gametrailers (shane)?? No where it compares to other games and no where does it diminish the first game. They alluded to an issue on the first and how the 2nd one improves upon it. Solid review. I urge everyone to read it.

The only problem I have is "This is the killer app PlayStation 3 owners have been waiting for".

??????? Seriously, that is so not true. MGS4, Little Big Planet, etc..
mikemill  +   2241d ago
This game is the undisputed GOTY of 2009
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