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Select/Start Games Review: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Select/Start Games writes: "I'll make this really, really simple: If you own a Playstation 3, go out and buy this game.All done here.

Alright, I guess that won't exactly do for a review, so here we go. Uncharted 2 is one of those rare games that fully encapsulates what it is that makes the video game medium so damn special. If you'll permit the hyperbole, there are very few games that come around a generation that truly define it, and expresses why the current generation is markedly better than the previous generation. Uncharted 2 is one of those games. It manages to define it's genre, the Playstation 3, and even game design."

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Figboy5358d ago

in the review, wordpress does this sometimes, and won't read my paragraphs indents, no matter how many times i adjust them.

steck675358d ago

We need more games like Uncharted 2. Games like Uncharted 2 that provides both quality and quantity. Uncharted 2 definitely justifies the 60$

Just a few more days...

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Active Quest Episode 100: Our Favorite Games of All Time

Chris, Joseph, and Josh celebrate Active Quest’s 100th episode by discussing their favorite games of all time.

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Recharting Uncharted 2: Among Thieves – Retrospective Review

Nevada Dru from Bits & Pieces revisits Uncharted 2: Among Thieves to see if this legendary game has stood the test of time.

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Abnor_Mal1502d ago

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

P_Bomb1501d ago (Edited 1501d 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_Mal1501d 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_Bomb1500d ago (Edited 1500d ago )

@abnor_mal
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.

MadLad1502d 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.

Profchaos1501d ago (Edited 1501d 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

Rimeskeem1501d ago

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

Movefasta19931501d 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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15 Best Action Set Pieces in the Uncharted Series

Cultured Vultures: What's your favourite moment from the Uncharted franchise? Here are 15 that got our blood pumping.

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Imalwaysright1537d ago

My favorite is the building collapsing on Uncharted 2.

goldwyncq1536d ago

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