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.