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Uncharted 2: Among Thieves for Playstation 3

Video Game Review: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Teen Video Game for PS3

By Sony

Our Recommended Age: Teen

Released: October 2009

Our Rating: A+



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Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Naughty Dog and Sony found a keeper in Uncharted, Drake's Fortune, so naturally they produced a sequel. Often gamers find sequels to be disappointing, lacking the necessary improvements to gameplay and story that would make a sequel successful. That is definitely not the case with Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, an action adventure that goes the extra gaming mile.

In this game, the hero Nathan Drake makes a reappearance, as do several of the first title's characters, including Elaine Fisher. Drake is on another treasure hunt, searching for a fabled jewel of enormous power, an item much sought after by bad guys as well as good.

With witty dialogue and roguish charm, Drake and his companions battle their way through enemies, obstacles, and exotic locales to rescue humanity from the clutches of an evil warlord bent on world domination.

The plot may seem overly familiar, but the constant action, stunning visuals, engrossing cutscenes, and well-developed characters help excel this storyline.

The gameplay of this title is not complicated, with easy to learn controls and mostly smooth mechanics. The only downside is the sometimes awkward cover system in confined spaces and some limiting platform elements.

The cooperative mode is engaging, but the competitive multiplayer is outstanding. The character's impressive agility and awesome weaponry makes multiplayer a heart-pumping experience. There is also a satisfying amount of achievements to be earned as the game progresses.

Rated T for Teen due to blood, language, suggestive themes, and violence, this title is not appropriate for the youngsters, but will capture the imagination of older teen gamers.

With adrenaline-inducing battle sequences, interesting platform and puzzling elements, compelling multiplayer adventures, and fabulous graphics, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is a beautifully crafted adventure that will keep both casual and season gamers addicted for a long time.

 

Pros:

  • Fabulous graphics.
  • Replayability factor strong.
  • Multiplayer mode is especially exciting.

Cons:

  • The cover system in confined spaces is sometimes awkward.
  • Some limiting platform elements.

 

Our Rating:

A+


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Reviewed: October 2009

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