G4TV: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Review

Adam Sessler Writes:

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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NeoBasch3771d ago (Edited 3771d ago )

Great review. Expected no less. They'll probably give Ratchet and Clank a 5/5 too, as they have for previous installments. Unbelievable year for PS3 owners.

Kind of off-topic, but, well, prepare for GameSpot's review. I checked the Uncharted 2 page, and they had added three new videos for today. No video review. Just gameplay stuff. Now it's gone. Maybe I'm seeing things, but they could be getting ready to post their review. Just thought I'd give you guys a heads up.

EDIT: lol, videos are up now, but no review.

GWAVE3771d ago (Edited 3771d ago )

Yet another perfect score. What can Sony haters really say?

True gamers own a PS3. There's no way around it now.

edit: LOL @ the disagrees. Obviously, you can't say anything. The highest-reviewed games and the best-looking games this year are all on PS3.

Microsoft Xbox 3603771d ago

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

WOW! Bold words.

GOTY comes October 13.

kws10653771d ago

1up - 10
Eurogamer - 10

Only the tough one left would be Edge (if there is no random site somehow gets approval to be in review average giving 8 or below).

4Sh0w3771d ago

This is truly an amazing game, I always like Sesslers reviews, day 1 purchase for me. Naughty Dog did a helluva job on this game. Wow!

Godmars2903771d ago

No, true gamers just play games.

Its really time we set all this fanboy BS, lording systems over each other, and get back to basics.

SupaPlaya3771d ago

Don't hate the player, hate the game.

Just kidding

GamerPS3603771d ago

is this a movie that you can take control or what ?? look at the production value.. It's just awesome.

ReservoirDog3163771d ago (Edited 3771d ago )

Great review though I kinda wish I didn't see it cause of the train thing but oh well. Always agree with Sessler's reviews since he recommended Sly Cooper 1 years ago.

@ Godmars290

True but I think everyone needs to play Uncharted 2 if it's apparently on the same level of greatness as HL2, FFVII and GTA III. It just so happens to be on the PS3. Same with Gears 1. Even Uncharted wouldn't be the same if it weren't for Gears 1.

ultimolu3771d ago

...Waiting for the 13th is insane. Holy crap. x___x

Silellak3771d ago

Here, here. This "true gamer" fanboy crap needs to end.

JokesOnYou3771d ago

They deserve this one. I always thought Uncharted2 was looking like a damm good game but never thought it would be this good(mostly because I never believe the hype from sony loyalists), at any rate Sessler is cool with me, so thats some high praise. Great job Naughty Dog. oh and yeah, ps3 fanboys are still the worst. [wink] lol


DaTruth3771d ago

Wow, this is crazy! Just been to 4 perfect scores for Uncharted!

Godmars2903771d ago

No one really "needs" to play anything. Certainly not to the point they have to pay extra, buy another console just for that one "must have" game.

ReservoirDog3163771d ago

Yeah I guess that is true. I didn't buy a brand new pc when Half-Life 2 first came out. But God did I want to.

Tinted Eyes3771d ago

Haha, JOY trolling and then saying PS3 fanboys are the worst, How ironic and sad lmao.

HolyOrangeCows3771d ago That's saying something O_o

jarhead9063771d ago

You know what's fun guys? Having to scroll through 20 posts that could have just easily been their own instead of a reply.

That would make it easier to address an individual's subject instead of replying to a reply.

RockmanII73771d ago

What about true gamers who are low on the $$$. If I bought a PS3, I wouldn't have any money to buy games for the rest of the year. I really am jealous of you for getting U2, can you try not to rub it in.

Insomnia_843771d ago

Sony pushing the system and industry is the competition doing?? oh right, ripping people's wallet.

theEnemy3771d ago

out of 5.


sirbigam3771d ago (Edited 3771d ago )

X play gave Halo 3 ODST a 5 out of 5. Their opinion no longer matters.

mxdan3771d ago

Why must this game come out on my midterms!!!

I want it now!

solidjun53770d ago

a fanboy ripping on fanboys. Oh the Irony we have witness.

Anyway, mark my words. Uncharted 2 will be the game I will happily giggle as I leave the store.

vhero3770d ago (Edited 3770d ago )

Wow a 5/5 from Sessler the guy who gave game of the year to fable last year and proved himself to be the 360 fan. I think that just shows how great this game is a 360 fan gives it 5/5 then it must be great.

Game13a13y3770d ago (Edited 3770d ago )

Turn 10 can take a lesson or two from them, so great, yet so humble. bah, not that i think Forza 3 is anything special anyway.

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DonCorneo3771d ago (Edited 3771d ago )

goty confirmed1

so flopza is a flop
alan wait is no longer open world
conviction and mass effect 2 are multiplat

all m$ has left is Nate-tal.. LMAO!!1! casual game FTW

Defectiv3_Detectiv33771d ago (Edited 3771d ago )

As far as MW goes, it really just looks like the same old game w/ a new coat of paint - which don't get me wrong, isn't a bad thing, but from all the positive reviews I've read over U2, this game sounds like its setting a new benchmark. If COD6 really gets GOTY consideration over U2, that would only be a testament to how many more people bought it.

Gostosa3771d ago

Don't be hatin on Xbox 360 exclusives. You can't really compare them. Uncharted 2 is without (imo) GOTY of 2009, but those games has nothing in common with Uncharted 2.

But.. wow, nice scores!

STICKzophrenic3771d ago

Why do you feel the need to try to downplay games on the opposite console? Is it really necessary?

How about if you play your awesome games, and let others play what they want?

OR, here's a novel idea, you could own BOTH consoles, and then you won't feel the need to be so protective over one and you can enjoy games on both of them! I know it's a scary idea at first, but you might actually enjoy it!! :-o

Blackmoses3771d ago (Edited 3771d ago )

best single player game he has ever played? EVER?!!!!

DonCorneo3771d ago (Edited 3771d ago )

staying neutral in the console war is it's like watching a football game and rooting for both teams. the console war is just like spectator sports.

being part of the winnning team right now feels awesome. but making fun of the losers (xbots) is priceless. you will be affected emotionally by the outcome, just like in sports, even though you are only really just watching..

STICKzophrenic3771d ago (Edited 3771d ago )

Now I've heard it all LMAO.

That's just sad. Consoles aren't meant to be "rooted for." You play games on them. Instead of having one winner, why not hope that all succeed? With success comes better games. With better games comes better consoles. With better consoles comes better games. imagine if SONY ran MS and Nintendo out of business? Imagine the lack of innovation with a gaming monopoly. I'm sure you would have fun cheering for your winning console, with a horrible library of games then!

Be a gamer: Play games, not consoles.

talltony3771d ago

the console war really is over. The 360 does have some good "fun" exclusives but from a technical standpoint, Sony's mopping the floor with 360's imo.

MasterBlaster3771d ago

You might as well be talking to a wall.

Logic has no place here.

TheBlackSmoke3771d ago

Fantastic score as predicted and its funny how the bots knew to take the day off on n4g today. You can spin a lot of stuff but Uncharted 2 has no weakness. goty confirmed.

Narutone663771d ago

If you want to talk logic, you're in the wrong zone. I'm a fan of PS3, but sometime when the MS paid trolls try to spew out garbage here in the PS3 thread, I can't help but bash them to kingdom come. Take a look at I did not murder him's comment or Whydis, etc. and you'll know what I mean.
<---------- Talk logic is over there.

Crazyglues3771d ago (Edited 3771d ago )

Because that was a good review, finally a site does not try to create a big buzz by trying to give Uncharted 2 a low score..

Instead they did a real review and was not afraid to call it one of the best games ever played, I am pretty sure this game is a 10 and anything less is just crazy...IMO

They have done so many things right on so many levels... so when he said it was a 5 out of 5 -these are the only reviews I can accept for Uncharted 2 because I know the game is Epic

I like the way they did this review, and I can't wait to play this game...


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klashawnd3771d ago

All I can say is... Wow. Last time I saw this many perfect scores for a game was for GTA4 (which so did not deserve it lol).

TOO PAWNED3771d ago

WOW he said "Best singel player experience i ever played"?! WOW

DMason3771d ago

It's really amazing to see all these glowing recommendations. I mean, I'm truly even more excited than I was before. With all the games coming out this year, I need to pick and choose wisely. And this game is UNDOUBTEDLY going to be one of the games that is worthy of my precious time.

N2NOther3770d ago

I have very little doubt that I'll agree with the positive reviews. I LOVED the first one and thought it was better than most of it's scores. But make no mistake, GTA IV deserved all the praise it got.

Hanif-8763771d ago

Uncharted 2 is even better than a big budget blockbuster film

ELite_Ghost3771d ago

cons: it has an ending LOL

Agent Smith3771d ago

Do you hear that, Microsoft? That is the sound of inevitability.

UnSelf3771d ago

Mr Drake: My name is.........Nate!

Shane Kim3771d ago

LOL! That was awesome Agent Smith hahahaa.