Brian Crecente reviews Uncharted: Drake's Fortune for Hollywood trade journal Variety:
At first blush it would be easy to compare Nathan Drake, the treasure-hunting star of Sony's new adventure videogame "Uncharted," with "Tomb Raider's" Lara Croft. But Drake leaves Lara in the dust, delivering the Indiana Jones experience better than gamers have ever seen it before, thanks to an intriguing plot, intense action, emotive graphics and the sort of true character development rarely found in a videogame. Though a weak final level drags down the overall experience a bit, "Uncharted" brings the PlayStation 3 a much-needed new face and should quickly secure a diehard fanbase.
(Note: this review does not assign a rating or score.)