Review by SSTrunks1138

"Great Single Player+Great Multiplayer=Uncharted 2: Among Thieves"

2 years ago, an awesome game from Naughty Dog came out. It was called Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. It was a really fun game, with an engaging story, characters that seemed to be almost real, and fun to play. It was said to be the best graphically looking game of it's time, and it stills looks pretty good today. Now, two years later, we have the sequel, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. It might be hard to imagine, but it surpasses the original in so many ways, it feels like a whole new game.

One main reason people will play this one is because of the story. It's centered around Marco Polo's journey, and Nathan Drake, the sly and awesome treasure hunter from the first game, is trying to solve the mystery. With a few characters from the first one returning, this game shows, from the first level, that it's not your ordinary game.

Playing the game is basically centered around three main elements: cover-based shooting, platforming, and puzzle solving. These three elements never seem to get old, even if you got relatively the same thing in the first game. The game changes it around. You might be shooting a turret at other enemies, or hopping from truck to truck on a mountain, or carefully aiming your shots on a train. This game will change around how you play many times through the campaign, that you'll be surprised.

The series is also known for it's characters that seem real, and what helps are the voice actors. They really love their job, and it shows in their performances. Nathan Drake stands out among all of them, giving you the feeling that ANYTHING can get thrown at him, and he'll always make it out alive. With many more supporting characters, and a memorable villain, you'll watch every character with intrigue, hoping they'll live through everything.

This game has a ton of replay value. With 5 difficulty levels to choose from, and over 30 things to buy for singleplayer, this game won't be put down for awhile. It has has multiplayer, which most might think won't go well, but it does, and it has over 10 different modes to play.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is a MUST HAVE for any PS3 owners. If you don't have it by now, go out and get it, or at least rent it. It deserves one run through at least. Naughty Dog has outdone themselves, and other games better be ready to improve.


Reviewer's Score: 10/10 | Originally Posted: 10/19/09

Game Release: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (US, 10/13/09)


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