Submitted by HardcoreGamer 1829d ago | article

Could This Be an Uncharted 2 Rip Off On The Horizon

Could this game be an uncharted 2 rip off, new information has surfaced of a pc game coming out september, it is an action packed game using the technology and raw power of gaming PC’s to reproduce the level and intensity of uncharted 2 ? hmm. or is it ? (Lost Horizon, PC, PS3, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves)

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KratosGirI  +   1829d ago
Oh boy...
FACTUAL evidence  +   1829d ago
I don't see the rip off here TBH....just some low budget game..that's all.
Army_of_Darkness  +   1829d ago
It's like a 360 version of uncharted 2!LOL! :P

oh yes I went there;-)
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Xulap  +   1829d ago
Uncharted 2 rip-off or not, that article is freaking hilarious. And so is the cover of that new game. So many similarities! Hahaha!
GreenRingOfLife  +   1829d ago
I hope this game will fix the flaws in the original two Uncharteds

can't wait to play it
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Red_Orange_Juice  +   1829d ago
trailer is at least inspired by Uncharted
yewles1  +   1829d ago
GreenRingOfLife = Moderator that gets away with everything confirmed. XD
Sam Fisher  +   1829d ago
theres a BIG difference. it set in WWII............ and the nazis probably win b/c its in german. yea i said it and what? damn straight, stereotyping to the extreme, (wika wika) Dj Sammy is in the cribbies

IDK what the f**k is wrong with me
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CaptainPunch  +   1829d ago
@GreenRingOfLife I feel like punching you in the face for your comment, I don't understand how stupid you can possibly be.
Red_Orange_Juice  +   1829d ago
thats the feeling, we all get, we just have to...
nintenflo  +   1829d ago
Ahhhhhh Green ring you do make i laugh!

How about you go play with your pink ring for a while!! :0 :)
Leio  +   1829d ago
Every fanboy has the right to be stupid. But you're abusing that privilege :/
Hideo_Kojima  +   1829d ago
it is a huge rip off even the plane the trailer starts with looks just like the plane you start off in Uncharted 1.
Kurt Russell  +   1829d ago
It doesn't look like a rip off to me... The trailer looks a completely different game to me.

And as for the character similarities... Uncharted doesn't have the most all inspiring original cast. It's a bloke in a leather jacket of a particular era - Hell Biggles used to wear one and is far more famous :/

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sikbeta  +   1829d ago
GreenR: "Stupidity has no limits, I'm a testimony of that."
King_many_layers  +   1829d ago
So many of you seem to fall straight into what Green ring was doing.

It's clearly just an account made up by somebody whose stirring up the website by saying comments that are negative in any way, but in a way that is clearly nonsensical and humorous.
A Cupcake for Gabe  +   1829d ago
This looks horrible as hell, but it's nice to see inspiration spreads...Like CREATE from EA.
shadow2797  +   1829d ago
It's based on a book written in 1933, so it can't be a rip-off of Uncharted. Inspired by? Maybe. Uncharted 2 could have inspired them to make a game based on the original story of Shangri La (Shambala).

But let's not pretend Naughty Dog wasn't inspired by Lost Horizon, too.

In fact, George Lucas probably got inspiration for Indiana Jones from Lost Horizon, whether directly or indirectly, I don't know, but Indiana Jones was definitely based on the action/adventure serial movie genre from the 30's, so it's very possible.

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HSx9  +   1828d ago
why are these articles getting 930 degrees? it's just someone's narrow close minded opinion about a game that may have similar characters, but they have no relations to each other.
sunnygrg  +   1829d ago
I'd still tap that.
BannedForNineYears  +   1829d ago
So many win comments. ;3
ToastyMcNibbles  +   1829d ago
lmfao that kratos pic is hilarious! bubbles up!
ToastyMcNibbles  +   1829d ago
i usually don't care about the disagree/agree thingy here but for the retards who disagreed i'm referring to kratosgirl's avatar pic
SKUD  +   1829d ago
NYPunkster  +   1829d ago
I just threw up in my mouth a little.
FwanK  +   1829d ago
a lot!
Rainstorm81  +   1829d ago
"it is an action packed game using the technology and raw power of gaming PC’s to reproduce the level and intensity of uncharted 2..."

Really? This game in the trailer, in looks like it has the mark of kri graphics engine, and is set for release on Xbox 1.......Why is it being compared to Uncharted 2?

I know U2 set a pretty high bar but lets not co,pare every piece of trash to it that looks a lil bit similar.......thats just getting hopes too high.
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AntoineDcoolette  +   1829d ago


You're welcome for the clarification, Rainstorm
pixelsword  +   1829d ago
The game doesn't look all that great at all; if they can copy a great game and get success, let them.

All games get inspiration from something else.
karl  +   1829d ago
i actually thought some of the moments from the trailer were really cool

to bad the graphics suck...
bjornbear  +   1829d ago
i think they confused blond chick for Chloe and azn chick for Elena, since Chloe was the bad ass (like blond chick in cover) and vice versa for azn chick.

still, game looks very uncharted inspired. YES uncharted was inspired by various pervious elements BUT it was the first game to make these elements work so perfectly in a game.

this game seems to be inspired by that "formula", or else, why didn't we see this game (or a game like this) before uncharted?

then again, game looks good actually. a bit extra cartoony, and no gameplay (seems to be all inengine though) but it doesn't look BAD, just low budget , but so was FallOut 1 and that was AWESOME
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pork_chop_express  +   1829d ago
where is 8800gtx to talk about the incredibles of the graphics it makes crysis and uncharted look like claymation its the pc superiorz.
chazjamie  +   1829d ago
i been waiting for that.
gtamike  +   1829d ago
lol at graphics
avengers1978  +   1829d ago
I highly doubt it will be to the standard of Uncharted series, and of course people are going to rip-off one of the most award winning games of all time.
JsonHenry  +   1829d ago
This game looks like an old Lucas Arts games from the early to mid 90s! Awesome!!!
frostypants  +   1829d ago
Wow. Doesn't even look as good as Uncharted 1. It's clearly a ripoff, but it actually looks lower quality in every conceivable way. The hero looks like a bit of a toolbag.
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GuruStarr78  +   1829d ago
Wow! looking at the replies above to GRoL: You guys get stirred up WAAYYYY too easily!
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number47  +   1829d ago
Sure Uncharted isn't Original, Neither is anything else in gaming or media.
This looks like it has nothing to do with Uncharted. Just the characters could be called similar.. by a bigot...

looks like a old action/indiana jones thing.
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Whatever123456  +   1828d ago
Little Big Planet would spit in your face should it have cought u saying that ^-^
KILL-ALL-CURE  +   1829d ago
This game is all cartoonish and gay.
yewles1  +   1829d ago

BTW, the trailer's not helping much. XD

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Biggest  +   1829d ago
Why are they drowning Chun Li?
pixelsword  +   1829d ago
Because she's Interpol.

dgroundwater  +   1829d ago
If you watched the trailer and read to the comments you would know that Lost Horizon's inspiration is much older than Uncharted 1 or 2

"Uncharted is just a huge cliche and just like any adventure film, it’s a carbon copy of the “Lost Horizon” novel by James Hilton :)

did you guys even know that this IP is actually a novel released in the 1930s or even way before? Sorry can’t remember correctly :) When playing Uncharted I always thought that Lost Horizon was a huge inspiration for the series so the rip-off should be the other way round."

Same goes for kids today who would say Mass Effect is an original sci fi story. Anyone who saw a couple Star Treks knows that this isn't the case. Almost all modern media borrows heavily from decades past.
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Zinc  +   1829d ago
Holy shit... and I thought I've seen just about every animal on these forums. But, Reason... well... that animal just grew teeth for me.
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Convas  +   1829d ago
It's "Tenzin" not "Tensen". >.<

Also, how can this be a rip off of Uncharted 2, if Uncharted 2 was a "rip off" of various elements from movies and games?
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Ares84PS3  +   1829d ago
Uncharted is an action/adventure game
That was abble to combine the greatest things of any action/adventure game before it and elevate it and make it much better. Present it in a way that wasn't done before.

On the other hand this (Lost Horizon) is a straight rip-off of a single game that doesn't even make an effort to hide it.
il-mouzer  +   1829d ago
it's the other way round :)

Lost Horizon is an old novel which inspired many action adventure novels, films and games. I'm sure Uncharted was one of them.
ChronoJoe  +   1829d ago
If you watch the trailer there are a lot of environmental similarities.

Specifically near the end of UC2, the monastery, the mountains and chase scene in the mountains, and ice caves.

That and the characters also bear significant similarities of course. The main character being exactly the same but with blonde hair.
TheIneffableBob  +   1829d ago
Monasteries, mountains, chase scenes in mountains, and ice caves aren't really unique.

Jackie Chan Adventures had them!
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Xander-RKoS  +   1829d ago
I think these are common locations to use. Heck, almost every setting in Uncharted 2 is in Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings, and the Indiana Jones games came out first I think.
skrug  +   1829d ago
and the trainnnnn
Biggest  +   1829d ago
I have an answer in the form of a question. Name the one game that Uncharted 2 reminds you of. That can be the game that we say this totally awesome looking game is ripping off.
ChronoJoe  +   1829d ago
Your comment was poorly constructed and confusing. Although I believe I know what you mean.

You mean this is ripping off Indiana Jones, rather than UC2? I don't believe that's the case though. It seems there's a lot, directly taken from Uncharted. Of course Indiana Jones remains the leading inspiration for this type of game, but there's a difference by being inspired by, and ripping something off.
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Cheeseknight28  +   1829d ago
Well Uncharted was simply a bigger and better Tomb Raider for a new generation. There's nothing wrong with that, but that is really it's biggest inspiration.
ChronoJoe  +   1829d ago
I will forward a new line of argument.

Gears of War is Uncharted's biggest inspiration.
Inside_out  +   1829d ago
Indiana Jones??? Lets take a looksy...

When did The PS3 launch?...Hmmmm...This is June '06...I remember some tech vids in '05.


I guess we should expect some Sony Move compatibility in the next Uncharted, wonder how that will look...


Indiana Jones is available right now on the Wii...PS3/360 version TBA...here's the trailer for the handsome Wii version.


George Lucas and Steven Spielberg have announced a new Indy movie, I wonder if there will be a game/movie tie in.
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frostypants  +   1829d ago
The gameplay in Uncharted 2 is nothing like Tomb Raider.
Christopher  +   1829d ago
Uncharted 2 isn't a rip off. It's an homage to a genre.
SOAD  +   1829d ago
When the product is good, it's called an homage. When the product is bad, it's called a rip-off.
Christopher  +   1829d ago
No, rip-offs steal from existing material: characters, storyline, etc.

Uncharted 2 didn't just throw a guy up on the screen with a whip and a hat and have him go after a Crystal Skull or anything. They wrote a completely different story with completely different people doing completely different things.
gamerzBEreal17  +   1829d ago
guys i have to agree with him i mean uncharted2 is greatly done but

skip to about 8:10

skip to about 4:20 its kinda simulaure
theres also big boats in that movie with dead bodys (the big boat u find the dead body in and uncharted1) lots of snow (like in uncharted2) big exsplosions a hot chick and 2 guys in both movies both looking for big treasure the story is differnt and uncharted is really fun but there are movies that are like uncharted
Raoh  +   1829d ago

the game does look interesting..
metsgaming  +   1829d ago
The most obvious indian jones rip off ever. But it also rips off elements from uncharted and a little bit of the mummy, just the last movie.
dosgrtr  +   1829d ago
"technology and raw power of gaming PC’s to reproduce the level and intensity of uncharted 2?"
MMFGaming  +   1829d ago
Isn't Uncharted 2 essentially an Indiana Jones rip off, just like Tomb Raider?

I'm so confused.
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metsgaming  +   1829d ago
this game is the the same exact time period, look at the chick that looks like elena. I bet you shes with the nazis just like indian jones.
Biggest  +   1829d ago
You're also confusing. Which one is Uncharted 2 supposed to be a rip of? Indiana Jones, which is a movies series, is not the same as Tomb Raider, which is a game series.
ChronoJoe  +   1829d ago
Not really, actually. They're very different.

I mean the concept is the same, an adventure based around historical treasures, and ancient structures... but aside that the games are there own.

Saying Uncharted is an Indy ripoff is like saying Halo is a Starship troopers ripoff... both military sci-fi stories... but from there they're also very different.
MMFGaming  +   1829d ago
Halo is more of an Aliens rip off than a Starship Troopers rip off.

And I don't mean "rip off" in a negative way. Uncharted 2 is awesome --but it's essentially a shameless Indiana Jones clone. Drake embodies Harrison Ford's charm and charisma, he's a roguish explorer and treasure hunter, fights old guys with English accents, etc. etc.
Bathyj  +   1829d ago
OMG, it is a ripoff. Theres a guy and a girl....and another guy with another girl. /s

Hey I love Uncharted, but I dont think for a second it invented the action/adventure genre.

God, is every game with a swashbuckling hero and a bit of snow going to be compared to Uncharted now? These are probably the same idiots who were calling Uncharted a Tombraider Clone 3 years ago.

Besides, judging by the trailer, Uncharted would say "Meh !"
rakunado  +   1829d ago
^^ totally agree.

Just because Uc2 was huge hit last year, everyone is linking everything and anything to it. Last I checked the main hero of that game could even be Biggles because of the Airplane jacket oh wait Hogan from Hogans heroes wore a jacket like that too, oh wait no... its drake because uc2 is all that these writers know about.

Writers these days... meh.
itsralf  +   1829d ago
Come on, it's a point-and-click game... What is with these pointless articles on here tonight?

yewles1  +   1829d ago
Uncharted Rain? XD
Briefcase Joe  +   1829d ago
Thanks for the link.
A hit-seeking title is all I see. This is a dumb article.
Newtype  +   1829d ago
damn, that game looks like crap.

Nathan Drake is an average theif-joe. Indiana Jones is like an archaeologist.
Mwaan  +   1829d ago
Looks like it has more in common with Indiana Jones.
LOLconsoles  +   1829d ago
It's not a rip off ; It's the definitive Uncharted 2 killer. Read 'em and weep console gamers.
yewles1  +   1829d ago
Did you type that on the toilet?...
Yardie  +   1829d ago
shhh everybody, i think i spot a troll.
sweet jesus, i think it's pretending to be a pc fanboy, note the lack of bubbles and...
wow, an interesting name choice, it seems as if it is indeed attempting to convince people that it is infact a pc fanboy. BILLY!!! kill it and take a sample.
DaBadGuy  +   1829d ago
Sweet, a new Indiana Jones game, I loved the first three movies, but Crystal Skull, meh. I can't wait to play........what?.....Lost Horizon?.....oh it's Indiana Jones and the Lost Horizon, sweet......no?......it's not Indiana Jones?.....oh then it must be Uncharted 3.....it's still Lost Horizon you say?.....well damn.....and here I was all hyped for Indiana Jones and shit.....what?....it's a PC Game?....oh well then what was I worried about I wouldn't get to play it anyway. Not that I have anything against the PC it's just they're big and expensive and I would like to continue to have running water and electicity to my house, that I own. Ladies.
zatrox  +   1829d ago
...How is this a rip-off, when there's no gameplay on the trailer, and the game itself looks more like an Indiana Jones movie?
Oh wait, fanboy goggles. Yeah, I forgot them.

Now I totally see it! What a rip-off! A disgrace to gamers!
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DaBadGuy  +   1829d ago
We're just having a laugh relax.
kasasensei  +   1829d ago
A Action Aventure TPS
A Point & Click

Stop seeing ripoff where there is not.
TheIneffableBob  +   1829d ago
They're just trying to get hits.

I say ban SpitPod.com from N4G.
ChickeyCantor  +   1829d ago
Now we call it a ripoff after all the FPS, Smhups, beat'm ups, adventures, rpg's, action, third person shooters, puzzles ETC ETC.

Just cause it does a bit of the same ( I can't really find what its ripping off exactly, we just saw a trailer of some sort that all looked like CGI rather than ingame material) doesn't mean its a ripoff.
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RosoTron36  +   1829d ago
One of those things you just wanna watch to see just how bad it is lol!
DaBadGuy  +   1829d ago
It's like a less exciting car crash. It's like hearing screeching tires and a smash and then seeing that a car has just backed into a parked car while parallel parking. Yeah it's a car accident but there aren't any body parts strewn about so why should I care?
Yardie  +   1829d ago
not sure if ripoff
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Dawn_Of_Ashes  +   1829d ago
same graphic quality !!!!

Urmomlol  +   1829d ago
Shit "journalism" at its finest.
Fireseed  +   1829d ago
You know they forgot something...
Yeah they completely forgot that movie that ripped off Uncharted 2, it was called something like Indiana Jones, and it also had a cocky lead protagonist with a beautiful women companion and Asian sidekick. Or maybe just maybe these stereotypical roles have been around for so long that to suddenly trademark Uncharted with their creation signals that you are a completely retarded "journalist" (and I use that term lightly).
Obama  +   1829d ago
Definitely a rip off judging from the trailer. The train and ice cave sequence just bear too much resemblance.
lolzers  +   1829d ago
Yeah, I mean trains and ice caves have never been done before aye? UC2 practically invented them. UC2 also was the first game to have a guy looking for treasure around the world. It invented everthing in action adventure games as we know it, no game in the world had the features that UC2 had until it came out.

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UnRated  +   1829d ago
What a mentally retarded journalist. The moron didn't even go to the official website to see what the fucking game was about. And the morons on the website eat it up just like everything you throw at them. They are like ugly, disease ridden, putrid dogs.
ninpo14  +   1829d ago
if it is trying to be similar to uncharted they could have least made it look a little better, unless its like a arcade title or something
Corrwin  +   1829d ago
Stretching the link there a bit...
Strong, scruffy, wise-ass white male lead = check.
Exotic looking dark haired seductress = check.
Girl-next-door kick-ass blond = check.
Shady looking ethnic type either as enemy or sidekick = check.

I just described any of hundreds of action adventures, from film, tv, games and books.
Foxgod  +   1829d ago
This reminds me more of Broken sword.......
Broken sword also had a boy and girl going on adventure, its not like Uncharted was the first ever pioneer in having one boy and one girl going on adventure.

The author of this article should be embarrassed about himself.
And all the fanboys above, be embarrassed as well.
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stubbed_out  +   1829d ago
Don't get me wrong...
...I love Uncharted, but isn't Uncharted itself a massive rip off from Tomb Raider, Indiana Jones, and every single action/adventure movie out there. And no, the covers are hardly that similar, hell, the girl is oriental for christ sake. Bah whatever.
il-mouzer  +   1829d ago | Interesting
Uncharted is just a huge cliche and just like any adventure film, it's a carbon copy of the "Lost Horizon" novel by James Hilton :)

did you guys even know that this IP is actually a novel released in the 1930s or even way before? Sorry can't remember correctly :) When playing Uncharted I always thought that Lost Horizon was a huge inspiration for the series so the rip-off should be the other way round.
il-mouzer  +   1829d ago
that's it :D

as you can see anyone who played UC2 can connect all the dots with the novel, there were also 2 films as one can see in the wiki article
peeps  +   1829d ago
Low budget game and if anything it's going after Indiana Jones lol

I know UC2 can be compared to Indiana in some respects but this game just reminds me of Indiana Jones with the whole setting an era (WWII with the Nazis) and then obviously some sort of archeological power that the Nazis are after but the protagonist must get first lol
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