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User Review : Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

  • The foundation that this game was built upon is awesome, everything is "
  • Perfect"
  • {Best single-player game I have ever played!{The characters to the story, everything left me breathless!
  • There isn't anything that i didn't like about this game

Uncharted 2 is "Game Of The Year 2009!

A lot of Uncharted 2's charm comes from its script and storytelling, which is much better this time as well; the banter remains fast and furious, and the characters are even more sympathetic/intriguing. I don't want to spoil the experience for you, but I'll point out that the conversations between Nathan and Flynn, now rank as my favorite "dudes talking shop in a videogame." Rather than discuss specific plot details, all I'll say is that Uncharted 2 is a whirlwind adventure centering on Nathan's search for the mythical city of Shangri-La. Some of the things that you'll do -- in a without-context-to-remain-spoiler-free manner -- during his 11-ish hour (on Normal difficulty) journey include:
Team up with two other characters in a crazy shootout against multiple hordes of bad dudes.
Take on a mercenary toting a minigun on top of a speeding train.
Leap from a flaming speeding truck onto a non-flaming speeding truck.
Run through a besieged town while being pursued by a tank.
Shoot at a bad guy grappling with one of your buddies while sliding down a collapsing floor.

I'm not 100% certain when it happened. I think it's when I had Nathan Drake atop a building in a war-torn Nepalese city, cornered and being fired upon by a helicopter, engaged in a fist fight with the screen slowly draining of color, snapping my enemy's neck and quickly rolling into cover to reload my grenade launcher only to turn and fire upon the chopper one last time as I watched it crash and explode.

I think this is when I realized that Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was the best single-player game I have ever played!

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Tachyon_Nova5362d ago

How can you rate the online 10/10. Given that you omitted to even mention it in your admittedly short review, I can't help but wonder if you actually played it at all.

SnuggleBandit5361d ago

uh because HE really enjoyed the online...just like me and tons of other people. And btw many professional sites also seemed to omit the multiplayer from there reviews.

Tachyon_Nova5360d ago

I'm not saying that the onlien doesn't deserve a 10/10, but he frankly hasn't played it, otherwise why isn't it mentioned in the review?

gman77225360d ago

By the way your quote about when you realized this was the best single player experience is a direct quote from adam sessler from Xplay. But I mean if u feel the same way thats cool, maybe you should quote it.


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Abnor_Mal1510d ago

Currently playing Drakes Fortune on crushing, next will be to replay Among Thieves, but I'm sure it still holds up today.

P_Bomb1510d ago (Edited 1510d ago )

Recently re-platinumed 1-3. Uncharted 2 aged better than I even expected. I enjoyed it more now than I did a decade ago. It’s more polished than 1, tighter than 3 and Yemen in 3 was gorgeous. Shambhala out-prettied Ubar though. 60fps w higher res’ made for a damn good rerun.

Abnor_Mal1509d ago

Question: When you say Uncharted2 aged better than expected, are you talking about the original PS3 game or the remastered collection on PS4. I ask because I think that a remastered version of the game would look and play better than the original.

I doubt that the original ran at 60 frames, how many years old is the remastered collection anyway.

I need to replay the original trilogy along with the collection, not a fan of the collection trophy of beating levels in a set time and don't think the originals required that for platinum.

P_Bomb1509d ago (Edited 1509d ago )

It’s true that the remasters have upped the resolution and given it 60fps, but the base game is the same. The art design and base textures/physics/ animations are the same yet still look contemporary. More-so than UC1 which isn’t as tight, or UC3 in some cases which I found a bit clunky in close quarters.

UC2 level design was a great evolution in bringing the verticality from the jungle into rural/urban settings while maintaining smooth animation transitions. Drake still moves better than the ginger in Star Wars Jedi. Outdoor areas are better lit.

UC2 also has more action and better pacing imo, which helps when replaying a game 10 years later. Kept me engaged.

You don’t need to time trial for platinum. They stuck the speedrun trophies in a seperate extended dlc category so have no fear.

MadLad1510d ago

I thought the originals were good, but not great. I understand that puts me in the minority here. That said, Uncharted 4 was freaking fantastic.

Profchaos1510d ago (Edited 1510d ago )

Yeah I understand the hate for 4 prior to playing it I was firmly against it and felt like 3 wrapped things up already but now after playing it I think it was the best in the franchise.

Now I look back at two and I feel like I'm playing an on the rails shooter everything is so tightly scripted including the infamous train scene you simply can't make a mistake

Rimeskeem1510d ago

I think Uncharted 2 is a lot like AC2. Both games took the idea and basically improved it in every single way.

Movefasta19931509d ago

Uc2, AC2,Halo2, Soul calibur 2, Killzone 2, Infamous 2 , Dishonored 2 and a few more. The only negative thing I have against uc2, and imo it annoyed me,are the blue apes, uncharted 1 handled the super natural far better.


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Imalwaysright1545d ago

My favorite is the building collapsing on Uncharted 2.

goldwyncq1545d ago

The entire final chapter of The Lost Legacy is the best setpiece in the series and it wasn't even mentioned.