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Uncharted 2 tops list of best reviewed console exclusives

The reviews are in and Uncharted 2, the 3rd person action-adventure game by Naughty Dog and published by Sony exclusively for its PS3 console has risen to the top of Metacritic to tie Super Mario Galaxy as the best reviewed console exclusive this generation with a score of 97 (calculated from 82 reviews).

Uncharted 2 tops the list of best reviewed console exclusives just weeks after its mid October release, coming in second out of top reviewed games this gen overall only to Rockstar's multiconsole flagship, Grand Theft Auto 4 released last year on both the Xbox 360 and PS3 console. It sits at number one on Metacritic's top games overall this generation with a score of 98.

Sony hopes the excellent reviews will translate into software and hardware sales this holiday seasons as its newly released, and newly priced, PS3 slim console has all but dominated worldwide sales charts since its release in September.

Uncharted 2 joins the list of only a handful of videogames to ever receive such high critical praise and is currently the frontrunner on most publications Game of the Year pick thus far with only 2 months to go, however, many feel that the highly anticipated Modern Warfare 2 two looks as if it may also be a contender.

Following are the only games in the last two console generations that have broken the 95 barrier based on Metacritic scores. (Industry, PS3, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves)

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Sunny_D  +   2300d ago
I freaking HATE the fact that GTA4 has most highest score when it is CLEARLY the most BORING, OVERRATED piece of trash to disgrace the GTA series. Even, if you like it, you should know that GTA does not deserve that spot.
droid and bot  +   2300d ago
you know what really makes me sad

Grand Theft Auto 4 98
Bioshock 96
The Orange Box 96 "

all multiplats
not a single in-house exclusive
i rally like my xbox but i hate the fact that MS only cares about Halo just because it sells
Anon1974  +   2300d ago
I personally think Uncharted 2 is much more deserving of the high praise then GTA4.
Don't get me wrong, I liked GTA 4, but Uncharted 2 is hands down the best game I've played in over a year. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a title this much.

In my opinion Uncharted 2 should have that top spot overall for this gen.
chrisnick  +   2300d ago
u know what's interesting?
top 20 metacritic games

2..uncharted 2
12.. kz2 09
16..wipeout hdfury
17..demon souls
18..ratchet tod

what's that....8 exclusives? There are 8 exclusives in the ps3s top 20 metacritic. 5 of them were released in has 1....b4 forza was gears 2....its been a rough year for them, but w/e........UNCHARTED2 WAS PURE EPICNESS it was sooo close to dethroning gta4 too.
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table  +   2300d ago
I thought GTA4 was awesome however, I agree that it doesn't deserve the highest rated score on metacritic. There are alot of games out there that are better. I guess the media got sucked in by the hype.

It's going to be interesting what reviewers will think of MW2. Will they get sucked into the hype again and lavish it with praise like with GTA4? or will they have in the back of their minds the GTA4 fiasco and be afraid to hand out top scores?
Noob  +   2300d ago
I agree 100%
GTAIV is far from a bad game, it's very good and we all know that, but it's not THAT good. Moreover, it's interesting people are saying the new DLC expansions are better than the actual game, which says a lot considering they scored lower.

I think it's all because of hype, expectation, and anticipation the game built before it was released. People were expecting it to get the highest scores ever, it was like the reviewers were just telling us what we wanted to hear instead of giving it an honest score.
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ReviewsArePolitics  +   2300d ago

This one is a lot more accurate. GTAIV is top 10 but not the best. Uncharted 2 has officially toppled Zelda 64 as the best game ever, according to that list.
MazzingerZ  +   2300d ago
And the other 2 top exclusives must be LBP and MGS4 then?
Danja  +   2300d ago
and this games truly deserves all the praise ... GTA4 not so much its a good game but not great ... THE online portion is what kept me playing this game for a few months after abandoning the story....

Uncharted 2 is just an amazing experience and it shouldnt be missed
NewZealander  +   2300d ago
my "best game i ever played" standards keep getting raised, first it was gears of war, then bioshock, then assassins creed, now uncharted 2, this game is epic!

took me 16 hrs to play the first time on hard, i probably spent alot of time sight seeing and treasure hunting:) im now half way through on crushing after not quite 5hrs, pretty easy platinum im thinking...well im not looking forward to that last boss though!
sikbeta  +   2300d ago
Stop with the GTA IV HATE, last year I hate it for being GOTY and not MGS4, but now I don't even care about that, we live the Present and UC2 is the Present and will live long enough to make you forget about other games
Ravage27  +   2300d ago
Wow! o.0
Uncharted 2 currently has a whooping total of 32 perfect reviews on metacritic! That's amazing!
mikeslemonade  +   2299d ago
I consider myself a very critical reviewer and i only consider two games to be 9s which is Bioshock and COD4. Uncharted on my score is a 9.7 and if i can only pick between a 9.5 and a 10 then it's a 10. Super Mario Galaxy doesn't get any higher than an 8 in book. It doesn't do anything more spectacular than Super Mario Sunshine. I had more fun in Super Mario Sunshine atleast there was a gimmick with the water pack.

Modern Warfare 2 shouldn't even be a threat to beating the Uncharted 2's score. MW2 will fall short of what they done in COD4 because the game was unique, the gameplay was real polished, and the graphics compared to any game at the time were way better. MW2 won't change the formula it's going to be essentially the same game with updated features. Just looking at the game it will probably get a 8.5 from me.
Sm0k3y_Bac0n  +   2299d ago
Thing is though, reviewers review how "good" a game is, not necessarily how fun. GTA had good gameplay, online etc. Reviwers see games diferently from ordinary gamers in my experience. A lot of reviewers did see this game as the "best" game ever. Large open map, online, choices whcih determine different parts of the story, deep characters etc. Gamers and reviewers have slightly different criteria for their "best" game.
rockleex  +   2299d ago
The thing with GTA IV is...
Gamers and fans of the series were clearly disappointed. While reviewers thought it was the best game ever.

While with Uncharted 2, both gamers AND reviewers feel the same about the game.
otherZinc  +   2299d ago
Uncharted 2 is so overrated.
Look, it will never sell like a top game unless its a pack in. The media can have its favorites all it wants, the consumer has a different view of the quality of Uncharted 2.

Halo 3 & Halo 3 ODST should be rated much higher, period.
GWAVE  +   2300d ago
MGS4 and Uncharted 2 are the highest-rated console exclusives this gen.

And LBP is tied with the highest-rated 360 exclusive.

Funny how the importance of Metacritic disappeared once the PS3 began to dominate it...

EDIT @ below

Yeah, I think I got LBP and MGS4 reversed. MGS4 has a 94 and LBP has a 95. Thanks.
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Sunny_D  +   2300d ago
Um, the highest rated exclusive on the 360 is Halo 3 which has a 94. LBP has a 95.
Nelson M  +   2300d ago
There's are not enough
Superlatives left to Describe this Game
It Truly Deserve's its place
As The Best Game of This Generation so Far !!!
MetalGearRising  +   2300d ago
Still doesn't change or prove the fact which is to me and Many Millions Uncharted 2 is a FLOP in sales . With such a massive marketing campaign push just for Uncharted 2 and god knows how much $$$ Sony had to spend knowing very well they won't be making that $$$ back because of poor sales thanks too Uncharted 2 it makes me wonder WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL WITH THIS WONNA BE TOMB RAIDER IMPERSONATOR. Seriously lets just hope no more Uncharted.
Anorexorcist  +   2300d ago
^^^ Please Support A Mother's Right To An Abortion!!!

Would You Want Your Mother, Sister, Aunt, or Friend To Be Known For Sh*ting Something Out As Stupid and as Warped as MetalGearRising?
callahan09  +   2300d ago
Massive marketing campaign? I haven't seen a single Uncharted 2 commercial on TV. I don't see it advertised much on gaming websites, either, at least not as much as a lot of other games out now. But I saw 4 commercials for Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 today on Comedy Central.

MetalGearRising... wow... just now. Let's hope for no more Uncharted? Seriously? The highest rated game of the year, and by far at that -- in fact, one of the highest rated games ever -- and you say "let's hope for no more" ?

Since when is approximately 1 million sold in a single week considered a FLOP?

You know, the stuff you're saying can't even be chalked up to differing opinions. Quite frankly, sir, you're just WRONG.
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ZombieAutopsy  +   2300d ago
MGR is just upset that the game is the highest rated exclusive this gen and its not on Xbox. (well it shares that spot with Super Mario Galaxy but to xbox fanboys Wii games apperently dont count)
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SSCOOLCHEA  +   2300d ago
@ ANOR LMAO at your comment
Our friend MGR took the time to craft 6 lines of gibberish......He even capitalize what he wanted you to read .

@ below

wrestling been dead since the NWO left...NEW WORLD ORDER N.W.O
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Ric Flair  +   2300d ago
Whoooooooooooooooo !!!
Anon1974  +   2300d ago
I still don't get how Ric Flair only has one bubble.
Bubbles up, Ric. Bubbles up.
Johnny Rotten  +   2300d ago
Anorexorcist  +   2300d ago
What are you doing here, Ric Flair?
You need to get back to the WWE, because since you left (well not exactly since you left, but more like since 2004 and 2005) the WWE has seriously gone in the freaking toilet and has seriously become the hub for little kids and parent-friendly entertainment!
InLaLaLand  +   2299d ago
@ Anorexorcist
What about the jabroni beating, pie eating, trail blazing, eye brow raising, the best in the present, future and past, and if ya'll don't like me you can kiss the people's ass!

Salta_nelas  +   2300d ago
So far and by far ;)
swiftshot93  +   2300d ago
Best game Ive played this generation. Theres just so much attention to detail its simply mind-boggling. I havent seen as much attention to detail in a game since GTAIV.

And yeah I agree Uncharted 2 is the better game.
360r0xorz  +   2300d ago
yeah so where are all you ps hyrpocrites assying that review scores doesnt matter???? hahahah becausae they DONT....!!! i bet you that whoever developed uncharted (they are so unimportant i forgot their name LOL) paid them off or something! hahahaha thats right, i mean a 97 game is toooo good for PS3... you only see those scores kind on the 360

hahaha thats right i said it... TIHS ARTICLE IS A LIE go to metacritic and gameranking right now and you will see that it is at a 62!! hahahah thats right a FLOP lol

so keep convinicngi yourselvs that uncharted gonna ever be good because i got just a better game called HALO....

its like uncharted but better because uncharted 2 devs copied sooooo many things from bungie

so much more innovation huh? hahahahahahah what a fail they have to copy things from a 360 dev.....

well keep deluding yourselves ps fans... only the highest rated and original and best looking and future exclusives only on 360... INCLUDING UNCHARTED

THATS RIGHT!!!! I got words that uncahrted 2 coming to 360 cause the devs got fed up with wimpy ps3 hardware and sails LOL

at least it will slell much more and be beter on 360... due out 2010 just wait for it !h hahahaa it will be so much better with graphicas updates and everything!!!!!!! only possible on 360
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LordMarius  +   2300d ago
Confirmed: Bots are retarded, stay in school kid
360r0xorz  +   2300d ago
what are you talking about? i stayed in school for a long time and learned many things about world and stuff and it waas great...

...but school cant teach you about xbox 360, so thats why i am here... think of me as your teacher and i will show you the great world of 360

its great like you are realizing how nice school is for the 1st time... you open your eyes and see the reality of 360 and ps3 and let me guide you...

life choices like these one are important!
frnkyl  +   2300d ago
Home school doesn't count, especially when it's a home full of rednecks XD

EDIT: You stayed in school and thought it was fun? lol now I'm sure you're lying, but not like I wasn't sure before XD
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360r0xorz  +   2300d ago
my neck is not red it is a nice tan color :( :( :( :(

but anyways....... school is good and all but everything in life you can learn from 360!!! trust me, i a shinign example of this!!!

but dont tryi it with ps3 or you will come out stopid like some droids hahahhaah
Anorexorcist  +   2300d ago
Completly Warped and Distorted Idiots like 360r0xorz and MetalGearRising seriously need to be put down, for the dignity of Mankind!
But then again, How Do You Kill That Which Has No Life???
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frnkyl  +   2300d ago
Can I learn to stay alive for more than a year from the 360? Oh wait...
redsquad  +   2300d ago
What's it like down at the lower end of the gene pool?

Actually, I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you're being ironic and portraying (accurately, I might add) a 360 robot for a giggle.
If not, I can only give one piece of advice: DON'T EVER HAVE ANY KIDS.

The same goes for the person who agreed with you, but as that was probably METAL GEAR KNOBHEAD, I guess he already knows that everyone here thinks he's an idiot.
Anon1974  +   2300d ago
He he.
360r0xorz said "learned many things about world and stuff."

Many things about world and stuff?

Sometimes it's better to remain silent and be thought a fool then to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
lovestospoodge  +   2300d ago
i was waiting for a "/sarcasm" but it never came...
weazel  +   2299d ago
I don't think kids'll be an issue for 360r0xorz after the judge ordered him to be chemically castrated, protecting all the children in his neighbourhood. I duz learns all i needs from tuh xbox.......indeed.
Sir Ken_Kutaragi  +   2300d ago
Uncharted 2 is...
;-P ;-P ;-P ;-P ;-P ;-P ;-P ;-P ;-P ;-P ;-P ;-P ;-P ;-P ;-P ;-P ;-P ;-P ;-P ;-P ;-P ;-P 10/10;)
Doletskaya  +   2300d ago
So Uncharted 2 is the highest rated exclusive game this generation and one of the highest rated game in the gaming industry.How can a game like this not get GOTY?
OpenGL  +   2300d ago
Modern Warfare 2 has a larger following, and is multi-platform so publications may feel it is the safer pick. I think Uncharted 2 deserves the praise it is receiving, and I hope it wins GOTY. I am not a fan of Activision or the CoD series, however we'll have to wait and see how it turns out.
Sm0k3y_Bac0n  +   2299d ago
Happened last year with some sites/mags giving "safe" games GOTY. IGN for a start. Saw the backlash against GTA IV (the first game they scored 10/10 in 10 years) so that didnt get GOTY. MGS4 was exlusive even though that also got a 10. Fallout 3 got IGNS GOTY because people liked it and it was a multi plat.
DaddyPoppa  +   2300d ago
after my 5th play through on uncharted 2 i have only noticed 1 major character design flaw....drakes beard drastically changes from gameplay to cutscene, this is especially noticeable in chapters 3/4, without given to much away on what happens in those chapters, you will notice drake is cleanly shaven in the cutscenes but has a beard during gameplay....uncharted 2 is my favorite next gen game and i love the game to death but i wish that was fixed...its sappose to be one of the most polished games out there right?
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Obama  +   2300d ago
Drake was secretly shaving without your awareness actually.
Harry_Manback  +   2300d ago
You're so right dude
That totally killed the game for me.

mrv321  +   2300d ago
If that got for you, you'd hate Fallout 3, OFP, most games.

For example on Fallout 3 not matter what happens the other NPC your talking to will remain completely still.

In OFP the world map is a bug... the game is an example of bug.

In most games you don't get near the detail of this one.
bnaked  +   2300d ago
lol, if that is the only problem...
kaveti6616  +   2300d ago
Haha. The level of detail in the character models is so great you can pick apart those kinds of flaws. Now that's an example of a great game.
Saaking  +   2300d ago
Uncharted 2 OWNS all the bots 10 times over. Cry more bots.
redsquad  +   2300d ago
If MW2 'innovates' enough to get a score higher than AMONG THIEVES I'll be very surprised.
knightdarkbox  +   2300d ago
The more and more I see videos and gameplay of this game the more I see how imperfect it is. The inconsistency of flopcharthed 2 graphics are evident.

flopcharthed 2 =another overrated,overhyped, flop game that not many people will buy.
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frnkyl  +   2300d ago
knightdarkbox = Halo_Reach = naruto girl = iHuGi = billgatesxbox = halo3and360 = 360ftwps3sucks = 360isthebestps3sucks = halo3pwndsallfps
Did you Copy & Paste that all by yourself? Because you sure as hell didn't type that yourself XD
Salta_nelas  +   2300d ago
"The more and more I see videos and gameplay of this game the more I see how imperfect it is. The inconsistency of Uncharted 2's graphics are evident.

flopcharthed 2 =another overrated,overhyped, flop game that not many people will buy. "

Oh God...

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MetalGearRisingBan  +   2300d ago
no no no FLOP ODST better than Uncharted 2!
oh? wait i dont have a ps3. d'oh! im stupid! i didn't play uc2 yet. how embarrass of me! MGR must be BAN!
BrianC6234  +   2300d ago
I still can't believe GTA4 got such good reviews. Did the reviewers really play the game? It didn't stink but it was a disappointment to me. Rockstar changed too much that was great in the old games. It just wasn't very fun to play.
knightdarkbox  +   2300d ago
Ans the flop of flopcharted 2 continues...Good thing 360 owners have halo odst ( best fps 2009) to fall back on..The ps3tards have too settle with multiplat game like mw2 lol!
weazel  +   2299d ago
yeah...on a similar theme, i work as a space pilot, my dads bruce lee, i can do magic for real, i live in a castle, i own real hover boots, blah, blah, blah.
All bulls*it of course, but after reading your comment, I figured it was silly season, so decided to chip in with a bit of blatant bolloc*s myself.
ZBlacktt  +   2299d ago
"insert facepalm picture here"
Hudahudahuda  +   2300d ago
I agree that GTAIV is incredibly overated. To have it rank higher than SA is a freaking insult.IV didn't even have half the content SA had. It favored realism over fun, focused more on story than gameplay.

Cops freaking rape and will kill you no matter what, car controls suck, no freaking TANK just one boring city.

I havn't even finished it, while have played SA atleast 4 times now and Vice city 5.

Easily a 93 at best, while personally it scores a 81 for me.

UR MR GAY ...I agree with I guess
Uncharted 2 I agree with
Orange box definitly agree
Bioshock, agree
GTAIV , hell no.
kaveti6616  +   2300d ago
San Andreas had a bunch of large, open spaces that made the game slightly more tedious to traverse, but I do agree there was something about GTAIV that seemed off. It may have been all those annoying side missions that I got from the cellphone. Damn cellphone.
Obama  +   2300d ago
The fact that GTA4 got such a high average just goes to show how reviewers are not being completely honest when reviewing games. UC2 deserves its score though since all ps3 exclusives are held at a higher standard.
kaveti6616  +   2300d ago
But that's just your opinion. How ridiculous is that? What if you played a game that you thought deserved a 95 and the average metascore was 70? How would you like it if everyone said that you're not being honest about the game?
DaddyPoppa  +   2300d ago
well about my earlier post cud something like that be patched? i mean i was completely lost into the game until i noticed it....i wudn't care if it was any other character but drake, hes sappose to be the most fleshed-out out of the wtf think about it, if solid snakes bandana disapears everytime u go from cutscene to gameplay wouldn't that throw you off?
Wolf873  +   2300d ago
I still can't believe GTA-4 got such high praise,
the game was literally meant for only one play through and wasn't at all engaging as the past games, it was over-hyped quite honestly. Almost every other game they mentioned is worthy of score higher than 95. Of course, that's my opinion.
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Tripl3seis  +   2300d ago
The haters you mad cus uncharted 2 is one of the best games of all time kid? Don't hate bro we ps3 owners don't need halo or gears motha f@cka we have soooooo many AAA games to choose from is not even funny. Btw next year is going to be even better for us ps3 owners we got even more AAA coming wat you guys have another halo coming up? Is that what you guys have that's it you bots better tell M$ to get you guys new ips or something I feel sorry for you u guys lol.
Freak of Nature  +   2299d ago
Does the game have system link for MP?Thanks.....
I am certain Uncharted 2 deserves every vote it will get for "best game of the year".....It could dethrone LBP as my fav of this generation...

I am finally back in town,and will finally get to play it tomorrow.

1 question? I am thinking of getting another copy if the game does have system link for MP and coop,sorry for my ignorance,been to busy to keep up lately........Could anyone please let me know if the game indeed does have "sysytem link"? Thanks and bubbles for any help.
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Slinger420  +   2299d ago
I have already lost interest in Uncharted 2, selling it towards Modern Warfare 2 or L4D2
ZBlacktt  +   2299d ago
I like MGS4 better, lol.... but that's just me. But then again, I have much time in both these games.
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skatezero246  +   2299d ago
lol you bots crack me up for a game you hate so much you guys check up on it alot ... I think you guys are just pissed because there's no 360 exclusive rated as high as uncharted 2 ... get over it and go play you expansion pack (odst)
Anon1974  +   2299d ago
That's the problem.
They did play their expansion pack, for the whole two hours it lasted, now they've got nothing to do.
Gun_Senshi  +   2299d ago
GTAIV Deserve 7/10 Max being Generous.
saimcheeda  +   2299d ago
InLaLaLand  +   2299d ago
The Rock Says...
Reviews and sales doesn't mean jacksh!t to the Rock, gameplay, music and graphics are the most important thing about a game. Everyone has a different opinion to one or another, thats why I hate reviews. Uncharted 2 is great nothing wrong with it, GTA IV was a fun game especially Brucie, but that game did not deserve the score it got due to issues concerning the online (ranking glitch, too many glitches online) for me, yeah glitches could be fun in GTA but there's times when the glitches become a problem especially online.

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