Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009, Third-Person Action Adventure, PS3 exclusive) – 10/10 review

Game Director: Bruce Straley
Creative Director: Amy Hennig
Lead Programmer: Pål-Kristian Engstad
Lead Programmer: Travis McIntosh
Lead Programmer: Dan Liebgold
Music: Greg Edmonson
Nolan North: Nathan Drake
Emily Rose: Elena Fisher
Claudia Black: Chloe Frazer
Richard McGonagle: Sully
Steve Valentine: Harry Flynn
Rene Auberjonois: Karl Schafer

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009)

Drake joins up with former colleague Harry Flynn to try and find the lost treasure of Marco Polo but when you’re among thieves, you really can trust no-one.

10/10

While Drake’s still got completely broken ankles, this is a fun, highly thrilling action game that you just want to play through in one sitting. There are some moments that are absolutely staggering such as battles being played on the floor of a collapsing building, on a speeding train, the chapter with Jeff and post-Jeff and a Tibetan truck chase. There are sequences here that would be awesome if they were in a movie or cut-scene but in a game, with you playing it, it’s awesome on toast. Additionally, there are lots of lovely touches including Drake being highly personable in swimming pools, petting yaks and introducing himself to Tibetan villagers and it’s even actually funny (“There’s a guy below you, there’s a guy below you.”) and genuinely charming. Then you’ve got the goodness that is one of the best multiplayer co-op experiences available. This is one of those games that people always start to describe by saying “it’s not perfect, but…” Of course, nothing is, but Uncharted 2 is the PS3’s best game and one of the all-time greats.

This game contains frequent mild swear words, mild adult dialogue and gory scenes, frequent gun violence, frequent melee violence, knife violence and sensuality.

Classified 15 by BBFC. Suitable only for persons of 15 years and over.

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