Michael Antwan wrote "It’s fair to say Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception has won its fair share of Game of the Year awards this past December; then about 20 more Naughty Dog will end up throwing away when their trophy case gets full. Who could argue that Uncharted 3 isn’t a gorgeous looking, action packed, heartstring pulling, edge of your seat adventure deserving of the highest praise this industry has to offer? Well I can of course, so let’s jump into it.
The story in Uncharted 3 just plain sucks. It’s a sad excuse for a script coming from arguably one of the best writers gaming has to offer, Amy Henning. It serves the player through plenty of action packed set pieces, but leaves dozens of plot holes unfilled or ignored. It lacks the concrete setting of Uncharted 1, or the strong lead villain Uncharted 2 had. It’s certainly bests the series in terms of action and scale, but its plot is nowhere as strong."