AusGamers has reviewed Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and writes:
"There's no better way to suck the audience into the plight of the main character than by drowning him, over and over in a sea of misfortune and pain. It's even better, however, if said main character takes such punishment with a grain of salt and a little chuckle. It's this compelling ethos that immediately reflects in Naughty Dog's Nathan Drake sequel, which opens with the cocky treasure-hunter in possibly the worst shape - and position - imaginable. You may have seen the video already (if not, click here), but it's the infamous train/cliff/snow/bleeding sequence that sees Drake having to scale a train car, hanging precariously from an icy cliff in the Himalayas. What's more is Drake has been shot and is bleeding. The video itself was a tantalising look at the drama to come, but actually playing through this sequences, from the game's outset, is far more impactful."