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    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

    Game » consists of 14 releases. Released Oct 13, 2009

    Nathan Drake returns to find the lost secret of Marco Polo, in this sequel to the 2007 sleeper hit Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.

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    NATHAN DRAKE'S LATEST ADVENTURE, IS ONE OF GAMINGS FINEST.The credits began to roll down the screen, there was I seated with goosebumps and shivers of excitement rattling through my body. Knowing I had just experienced one of the finest adventures to ever grace any form of entertainment. A shining example of not just how far videogames have come, but how they have the ability to reach new levels of immersion only films could dream of. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is a very rare case, a rare case i...

    18 out of 18 found this review helpful.

    I'm sorry, do you have a plan to go along with that grenade? 0

    I loved Uncharted: Drake's Fortune- it was a fun, action packed ride filled with great characters and witty dialogue. I wasn't really expecting Nathan Drake's second outing to be much different, and in short, it isn't- but it also doesn't need to be. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves takes the sound blueprint laid by its predecessor, and tweaks a handful of small problems that needed tweaking. The result is an even better action game, and one that no fan of the genre should hesitate to play.Nathan Drak...

    10 out of 10 found this review helpful.

    I don't know what to say - It's just freakin' good. 0

    When a game like Uncharted 2: Among Thieves comes along, it almost frustrates me in a way.  For some inexplicable reason, I wanted to find something wrong with the game, something significant to me that made me not love it as much as every other person raving about it.  To my dismay, and leading to my immense joy, I found nothing of the sort.  Uncharted 2 is one of the most well polished, perfectly paced, wonderfully captivating video games I can think of.  From a gameplay standpoint, Uncharted ...

    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

    One word: AMAZING 2

    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is an amazing game, and Game of the Year without a doubt.  This game takes everything that was so amazing in the first game, and bumps it up a whole new level.  The combat is not longer frustrating at all, platforming is easier and puzzles are more fun.  The story is amazing from start to finish and the characters are possible the best characters ever created in video games.  Now the graphics, WOW.  These are without a doubt the best graphics ever (yes, even better tha...

    9 out of 11 found this review helpful.

    How to do a sequel 0

    The second game, in the Uncharted series, does everything right when it comes to improving what came before it, which was a game that set a foundation that could absolutely be improved upon. Well, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves did that perfeclty, it improved on every single thing compared to the first game. Sure, it's not perfect, the shooting can be repetitive from time to time, you can jump to the wrong place or die unfairly once or twice. But it's not enough to hinder the experience the game pre...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

    Fast Paced Review for Fast Paced Game 0

    The cover art for Uncharted 2 is perfect because even though it is an illustration of the first part of the game, it is this part of the game that let's the player know that they're in for one hell of a ride.  From the moment the game came to and allowed me to take control of its protagonist, Nathan Drake, in the crazy predicament that he got himself into, my mouth was hanging agape - literally; that is how I knew that this game was an experience unlike any other because I have never had that re...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

    Uncharted 2 is something you should probably play. 0

     ProsAlmost all the characters are interesting in someway or another.Shooting feels solid and bad guys don't take a bazillion bullets to go down this time.Improved melee combatThough almost always optional, stealth is actually useful and enjoyable to make use of.Simple, unobtrusive puzzles.Good platforming.Awesome action sequences.Fun and varied multi player modes.Aurally and visually fantastic.ConsCover system can be a little fidgety in tight areas.Villain is a bit generic, considering how i...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

    Uncharted was a good release and amazing with the second! 0

    Man, the PS3 has been on a roll this year with it’s exclusives and Uncharted 2 is no exception. Read on for some thoughts on one of my favorite gaming experiences of the year. 9/10 The Good – Please excuse me if I happen to repeat certain things from my review of the first game. But what was good there returns and is even better this time around. The Indiana Jones style adventure is back and even more exciting and multi-layered than before. Once again we have a third person action game with plat...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

    My Uncharted 2 Review 0

     If I had to pick out some of my favorite Playstation 3 games, I could count on one hand the ones that have stuck with me. Killzone 2, Warhawk, The Eye of Judgement, Uncharted. I get it. I have quirky and strange tastes in games. Uncharted was one of those games I clamored for when it first came out. I was mesmerized by the lush imagery that floated around the internet, awestruck that a game could look as nice as it did and provide a fluid platforming experience. For the most part, Uncharted del...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

    Chart It 0

    If for some reason you have yet to pick up Uncharted 2, turn off your computer and buy it right away. Naughty Dog's newest creation has "Game of the Year Contender" written all over it. The single player is an epic journey that benefits from many improvements over the original, but this time, the battle doesn't end when the credits roll. A fun and well rounded multiplayer suite backs up the 8-10 hour campaign, making for a superb game that can be played for many, many hours.   The original Uncha...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

    A masterpiece in the action/adventure genre 0

    The word masterpiece gets thrown around an awful lot these days, it seems like every major triple A title on the market receives at least a good ten or fifteen absurdly good reviews. But what defines a masterpiece in the gaming world? To me it has to be a game that truly pushes the boundaries of what we thought possible to new heights. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves does just that on so many levels.When you look at the giant leap between the first and the second Uncharted, in terms of pretty much ev...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

    As Close to Perfection As You Can Get 0

    It is not often a sequel out performs the original source material. Certainly there are exceptions in other viable mediums such as film: The Godfather Pt. II, Aliens, Terminator 2, The Dark Knight, etc. However while lightning may strike twice in Hollywood this occurrence is even less common in the video game world. But every now and then a sequel comes along and surprises its audience by improving upon the original in virtually every conceivable way. Thus has Uncharted 2: Among Thieves delivere...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    One of the Best Sequels of All Time. 0

     The original Uncharted game, released in 2007, was a pretty good game that had a fantastic foundation. Issues with the combat and its longevity of the title kept it from being a home run, but it was an overall good game. I honestly wasn't too much into the hype surrounding it's sequel at first. But then I actually played the game.Uncharted 2 takes place 1 year after the original, with you returning to control treasure hunter extraordinaire Nathan Drake. He is approached by old colleagues Harry ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    Pretty fly for a white guy. 8

      Oh Uncharted 2, how hard you try. Uncharted 2 feels like that one insecure kid at school that puts too much effort into fitting in. He buys the most expensive pre-torn jeans and matching Rocawear shirts, and totes the newest IPhone (he’s in Grade 5 by the way) so that he can post more text in Twitter updates per day than this review’s length. However, the fear of being rejected by his peers is mortifying and the obligation to stay within popular norms is so overwhelming that Uncharted 2 wo...

    9 out of 16 found this review helpful.

    Arguably the most overrated game ever 2

     Seemingly every game website has dished out torrents of praise for Uncharted 2, to an irritatingly unrestrained degree (X-Play: "The best single-player game ever" ).  Those graphics are incredibly beautiful; Uncharted 2 is consistently gorgeous, which is a good thing because everything else is consistently horrible.  The praise gamers and press heap upon the story, a National Treasure ripoff (which in itself is an Indiana Jones ripoff) is embarrassing and belies the immaturity of the industry. ...

    5 out of 10 found this review helpful.

    Something just might have happened. 0

    Uncharted plays like an action motion picture with you, the player, kind of involved. There are examples that prove to be quite entertaining this way. Unfortunately, the story of this game is not that great.Good, but far from great to get you sucked into the mindnumbingly explosive action, that is constantly bombarded in front of your eyes. The suspension of disbelief during dialogues is stretched very thin. This is not to say that this is a bad game.It's just that having so much formula being s...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    One of the Best 0

    Uncharted 2 is a really thrilling adventure.  Following Giant Bomb's game of the year  podcast i picked up a Playstation 3 to try it out and it really is something special.  It's one of the best games ever made.    The gameplay is a combination of Gears of War and platforming puzzles.  But that sells it short.  In so many cases it introduces something completely different to keep things fresh,   A level a top a train, a stealth level, an escape, a snowstorm, and so on and so forth throughout the...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    SImply amazing 0

    In all the years I've played video games I don't think I've ever seen a sequel improve upon it's predecessor in such a vast way. As good as the original game was this was simply completely outdoes it in almost every way. First of all I think one of the strongest points to mention is that the game essentially has no filler action. Every sequence of the game feels purposeful and well designed, and you almost never feel any reason to put down the controller.  On top of the game playing well, it als...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    A Modern Day Masterpiece & PS3's Undisputed Best 0

    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is a special game. Every so often a developer manages to fully produce their vision of a game to their audience in the best possible way. Sometimes the level of ambition of certain projects exceeds the maker’s ability, the technology just isn't there, or they just can't fully realize their own idea into a great game. What Naughty Dog set out to do with Uncharted: Drakes Fortune was incredibly ambitious and whilst the game was many things such as a graphical behemoth ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    It's impossible not to love Uncharted 2 0

       A lot of good games come out every year. Then, among those good games, great games can be distinguished. And then there are those who stand tall above this highest tier of games and deliver a truly special experience that will be talked about for years to come and will be a considered an absolute benchmark for its respective genre. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is one such piece of entertainment.    Once more, for treasure! I can say so with confidence because Uncharted 2 doesn't ju...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    "Does Nathan have what it takes to make one more score?!" 0

    The PS3’s most critically acclaimed title Uncharted was bound to have a sequel eventually and sure enough, in 2008, Uncharted 2 was announced and released in late 2009 to even more acclaim than its predecessor. Do Nathan Drake’s adventures continue to excite or should he sail off into the sunset, once last time?!“More of the same” is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot these days, generally with a negative connotation. That is NOT the case for Uncharted 2. I caught myself saying it several ti...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves 0

     Uncharted 2 is the kind of sequel that all game sequels should hope to be - it makes you never want to go back and play the previous one again. Which is a bit unfortunate in this case, because I still intend to replay the first game for the trophies they later patched in, but just looking at footage of it makes it clear how far Naughty Dog has come in two years. Uncharted 2 is stunning, and easily the best game they have ever made. It's possibly the prettiest game ever, both in terms of technic...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    A vast, rapturous improvement upon its predecessor 0

    It's common for a sequel to build vastly upon the foundations of their predecessors, but to do so on such an immaculate degree... not so much. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves happens to be one of those games, addressing every problem from its predecessor and then improves upon its improvements. Where the last game's gunplay was weak, Uncharted 2's is powerful, satisfying. Where the story of its predecessor had a few under-developed beats, Uncharted 2 achieves complete cohesion, peppering in ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Uncharted 2: Play This Game 0

     I received Uncharted 2 for Christmas last year (and gave it to two friends before I had played it based on word of mouth) and like most people who played it I totally loved it. A true sign that I love this game is that I’ve since beat it on Hard difficulty and recently started Crushing difficulty. For hardcore gamers playing on higher difficulties might be no big deal, but I basically NEVER do this. Also, since it’s for PS3 I tried out the multiplayer mode and loved that too. I never played the...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    I prefer the term "treasure hunter!" 0

    In Nathan Drake’s second Playstation 3 outing by Naughty Dog, the treasure hunter/thief/explore/war criminal is hot on the trail of Shambhala, an ancient city home to the Cintamani stone. Said to grant wishes and to have fueled the most powerful leaders in history, you can be sure that Drake isn’t the only one after the precious gem. Drake’s journey takes you from a museum heist in Instabul, to the war torn streets of Nepal, the cavernous ice caves of the Tibetan mountains, and all the way to S...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    A Dissenting View 10

    Game of the Year? Not for me. Uncharted 2 was released on the PS3 this fall and quickly became a Game of the Year contender.  It has a 97 on Metacritic, with no publication giving it a score lower than a 90.  Even though I didn't really like the first Uncharted, I couldn't resist the hype.  Even Ryan Davis, who felt like I do about Uncharted, was raving about the new sequel.  I had to give it a try.  After finishing the game today, I am mystified.  While the game has several amazing parts, ...

    3 out of 7 found this review helpful.

    Haiku Review: Uncharted 2 0

    This is the Haiku Review, where I fully review a game in seventeen syllables, in a 5-7-5 format, letting you know everything to expect from beginning to end for this game.  Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Haiku Review by TurboMan There's a guy above.Press on the action button.There's a guy below.   Now meditate on the haiku to really get a sense of if it's worth checking out....

    2 out of 6 found this review helpful.

    Just another reason to own a PS3 0

    Before I picked up Uncharted 2 the sum of my experience with the first game was about 20 minutes of the demo.  The game looked great and the movement/ animations were great, but I found the gun-play and some other mechanics too tedious for me to continue playing.  Uncharted 1 is on my list of games that I am guilty for not playing all the way through.  Thank goodness however it turns out you don’t really need to have played the first game to enjoy the second one.  There are enough nods and refer...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    It's Tomb Raider 0

    I know everybody loves this game.... I know it's been out for a year... almost 2. But, after playing again recently... I still don't understand why anyone liked it. After playing Assassin's Creed 2, there was just no room in my heart for linear climbing puzzles. I spent almost an hour trying to climb vines in a segment, just to find that not all vines could be climbed... Just some of them. I needed to simple walk to the other side of the room where there are climbable vines. Climbable, unclimbab...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    Like 'Playing' a VCR 0

    Uncharted 2 has awesome graphics, a complex storyline, great voice actors, and high production values.  To hear all about those great things, check out every other review of the game.  But here's what sucks and ultimately brings down an otherwise top-notch game;   1. Lack of Tension An early level in the game has you hanging off a falling train (it's depicted on the game's cover art, too).  What a thrilling & seat-of-the-pants adventure!  Not really, this event is completely scripted & y...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    Uncharted 2: Better Movie Than Game 3

    There are a lot of well-written reviews that have good points and give this game a great score. I'll get right to my point - it's not a great game at all. It's a good movie.  Great graphics, good story, witty dialogue, but bad gameplay.  The game is at its best when puzzle solving and at its worst when shooting. Unfortunately, there's way more shootin then puzzlin. It's a terrible  shooter - controls are sloppy, enemies are nearly invincible on normal difficulty and many of the gunfights are app...

    2 out of 7 found this review helpful.

    Naughty Dog has learned some lessons 0

    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves has absolutely no problem with what it is, that being a aggregation of mechanics introduced in titles long since released for public consumption.  However, few would argue that said workings pull any of the strings that make this game a unique experience, and rightly so.  What Naughty Dog has done here is to improve upon everything that people loved about the first game, and in doing so they’ve knocked the ball out of the park.The predecessor to this ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Uncharted 2 is one of the best games ever. 0

     I completed Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3) on Normal mode. WOWOWOWOW. What an awesome adventure. Everything you've heard is true. This is one of the best games ever! The production values are through the roof. Uncharted 2 basically takes everything that was good from the first Uncharted and ramps it up ten-fold. The graphics are absolutely gorgeous. I found myself staring at the locations and examining everything. The water effects are some of the finest I've ever seen. The lighting an...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves 0

      You would think that with “Uncharted 2: Among Thieves” being the biggest Sony release of the year that a salesman at a particular gaming store would know what Uncharted was all about. Oddly enough though, when I went to pre-order the title a couple weeks before its release I was asked by an employee of this company what Uncharted was. After overcoming my shock at this individual's ignorance I gave him the following description, “Its like Tomb Raider with a dude, but better.”  Obviously tha...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Absolute Perfection 0

           The highly anticipated sequel to PS3 game of the year Uncharted 2 Among Thieves is here. Does it work the PS3 to its limits.           Positive: Incredible VisualsAmazing storylineFantastic Voice actingExplosive ActionMore thrills than everClassic music and sound designOnline is amazingPuzzles are challenging but not frustratingInteresting Character FeelingsStupendous environments Treasure FindingInteresting facts of treasures Funny lines and moments from characters                 Negati...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Naughty Dog Delivers One Of The Greatest Games Of The Generation. 0

    Thrust into action from the opening moments, being forced to scale a fallen train hanging from the edge of a cliff, Uncharted 2 instantly creates a feeling of excitement and intensity in the player.   Throughout the game the player travels from gorgeous local to gorgeous local looking for clues as to the location of the lost fleet of Marco Polo.  The game looks gorgeous, and honestly has some of the finest graphics this side of Crysis.  From the rich jungles of Borneo, to the war-torn streets of...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Second installment of what is probably the best PS3 franchise 0

    Lately I have been saying that the Uncharted series is the best PS3 franchise. I was reminded recently how good the first one was and now, as I play again through the second, the feeling is just confirmed. Uncharted is the best PlayStation 3 franchise. Period. This game improves upon the original game in every way making it one of the best action-packed gaming experiences you will find and though it is not perfect, it is darn near close.Among Thieves sees Drake return to go on another treasure h...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Late Bird Review: Uncharted 2 0

      If you haven’t played Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune by now, stop reading and go play it. If you own a PS3 there is no reason for you to not have played that game. No, it is not necessary to play the first game to understand the second. But, much like how God of War II completely improved the gameplay of its franchise, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves obliterates the original.  It is essential to play the first game solely for the purpose of appreciating the work that Naughty Dog put into this game. T...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    It's like a made for TV Movie with amazing Special Effects 0

    Don't let ambitious game critics fool you with their over use of the word 'Narrative' when describing how wondrous this game is. That word has lost it's meaning, having been used up over the last year by Reviewers who have little concern for the literal meaning of the word, who can't quite convey what it is about a game that makes it so damn good. So they throw in the word Narrative because their editor have told them the use of the term 'plot' has become passe.   Let's stop using literary dicti...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Uncharted 2 is the best game ever made 0

    Uncharted 2 is a superb game.  From the graphics, the gamplay the audio and the story.  It has such a top notch production that the single player is one of the most engaging games i've ever played.  If that wasn't enough the multiplayer is just as good as the single player making the package well worth the price. The story follows Nathan Drake, a Indiana Jones like character out to look for ancient mysteries, but he his not a professor but a thief.  He works with a crew to find the trasure of m...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    The number one reason to own a PS3! A video game masterpiece 0

    Pros:Beautiful graphics, best ever madeGame play is great and varied and well refinedOnline is fun and addictingStoryline and characters are great and engagingCons:Puzzles are a bit easyUncharted 2 is certainly a game with alot of praise and hype, but are people simply over exageratting and just blinded by it's stunning graphics? I am here to tell you that they are not, and that if you enjoy games at all you owe it to yourself to pick this up IMMEDIATELY! Uncharted 2 alone is worth buying a PS3 ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    If you have a PS3 you need to get this game 0

    If you want a game that's a combination of the best of Gears of war, Call of Duty, Halo 3 and Tomb Raider you have come to the right place.Uncharted 2 is easily the best game I have played this year and the real reason to buy a PlayStation 3. I never played the first Uncharted but it got some pretty solid reviews and still to this day is one of the best looking games on the market.I'm not really going to go over the story because I don't want to spoil anything but all the different characters y...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.


    If you liked Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune you will love Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. If you haven’t played the first Uncharted, it is a 3rd person action game with some platforming sequences heavily influenced by the Indiana Jones movies. The first thing you will notice in this game are the high production values. Critically acclaimed publisher Naughty Dog really went the extra mile to deliver an action packed movie like experience. The graphics are phenomenal. The voice acting and story writing a...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Nathan Drake has nothing on Mike Powell 0

    Mike Powell is the current world record holder for long jump in case you didn't know. If Uncharted 2 protagonist would compete in such a track and field event's he would surely be world record holder in no time. Luckily for Mike, Nathan is in to a modern day treasure hunting and probably does't care too much about such things. Nathan Drake was already after his ancestor Sir Francis Drake's treasure on the first Uncharted game. There was not lot wrong with that game. Only problem I had wi...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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