uncharted-2
Metacritic: 96/100
Release: Oct 2009
Reviewed on: PS3

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Site Score
8.5
Good: Multiplayer – Adventure – Puzzle elements – Combat and stealth mix
Bad: Puzzles aren’t too difficult – Some tedious missions
User Score
8.4
(12 votes)
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Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is a PlayStation 3 exclusive that takes you across the globe in an impressive action adventure. Praise for Uncharted 2 has focused on its story telling, character development and great voice acting.

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The game follows the adventure of Nathan Drake across a range of environments as he hunts for fame and fortune. Uncharted 2 focuses on the lost fleet of Marco Polo, a story involving the loss of over a dozen ships and several hundred crew. How did Marco Polo lose so much and what was he really searching for? You’ll get the chance to discover this for yourself during your adventure.

In terms of gameplay Uncharted 2 is not short on offering variety to the player with a mixture of shooting, climbing and puzzle elements. Much of your time will be spent in combat but the exploration and puzzle side of the game helps to break up the gameplay and makes it feel more like an actual adventure.

Drake can equip a variety of weapons throughout the game with plenty of different weapons with their own uses in combat. Grenades can also be used but are fairly rare in comparison. The game uses a cover system which has grown increasingly popular in console games with players able to duck in and out of cover during a fight. Players aren’t forced into fire fights though with the option to pursue a more stealth based approach to gameplay if they wish.

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Treasure hunting fans of the original game will also rejoice at the inclusion of special treasures around every level that the player can collect. While some of the early ones are fairly easy to find you’ll be able to spend hours hunting for the hard to reach or well hidden ones.

Plenty of development time has also gone into developing multiplayer in Uncharted 2 with options for both competitive and co-operative gameplay. Co-operative is particularly brutal on harder difficultly levels so there is plenty of replay value as you push yourself and up to two friends to the limit.

Summary:

  • The second game in the Uncharted series.
  • Follow Nathan Drake on an interesting adventure.
  • Use the environment to your advantage.
  • Co-operative and competitive multiplayer available.
  • PlayStation 3 exclusive title.

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Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, 8.4 out of 10 based on 12 ratings
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