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Uncharted 2: The Highest Rated Game Of The Generation?

As if you needed any reminding, the PlayStation 3 exclusive Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is receiving some lofty review scores from critics worldwide, and as the analysis continues to be glowing, we're starting to wonder: will it become the highest rated game of the generation?

It's well on its way. As of right now, it's averaging 96.43% according to GameRankings, and that is currently counting 7 reviews. To add to those, most recently we've seen a 5/5 from G4TV, a 9.6 from Vandal Online, a 93 from Videogamezone, and a 95 from JeuxVideo. In comparison to the best of the best this generation, Grand Theft Auto IV for the PS3 owns the top spot (and is actually the second-highest rated game of all time behind The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time) with an average review score of 97.31% and Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii is at 97.28%. But beyond that, nothing can quite reach Uncharted 2 right now, including Bioshock (94.99%), LittleBigPlanet (94.50%), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (94.17%), Gears of War (93.88%), and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (93.14%). Obviously, we've got a long ways to go - our review is still to come, for instance - but Naughty Dog's sequel is definitely off to a fast start. If this isn't enough to convince you to be a PS3 owner at this point in time...well, nothing will.

Where will Uncharted 2 end up on the overall rankings? We're not entirely sure, but we feel confident in saying it's easily one of the best video game productions in history.

Related Game(s): Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

9/29/2009 9:40:22 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (96 posts)

Scarecrow
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 10:01:37 PM
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Metal Gear Solid 1 should be first

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Deleted User
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 10:09:26 PM

you are delightful.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 10:22:08 PM

likewise

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BTNwarrior
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 11:52:23 PM

so true

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Solid Fantasy
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 8:57:03 AM

what about Metal Gear 1 from the 1986. Now there's a game that was ahead of it's generation.

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mastiffchild
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 9:55:00 AM

Well, it gets on my nerves when a beta goes public like this and those already used to the game team up to get a load of easy kills off the newbies-it always happens and it's always a bit cheap.

However, seeeing how I'd only got into the first bera in June I'm just so glad to be back playing the game again-it's amazing and the reviews have all been just as good so far-even Eurogamer! Lets just see what comedy score Edge gives it bwefore we start slapping ND too hard on the back though-even if what we already have seen looks to deserve every last 10/10.

Finally a game that might rival MGS4 as best this gen for me! Uncharted was already the best new IP this generation, imo better than Gears by some good distance(and I love Gears)and to improve upon it so much in such a short time is a great effort. Literally can't wait to get stuck into the SP!

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badradio
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 10:02:49 PM
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This game is going to be so much fun to play, I swear.

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Qubex
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 10:14:11 AM

wE BeLiEvE YoU BaDrAdIo!

Q!

"i am home"

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yak4life85
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 10:06:24 PM
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Amen!

Just downloaded demo/beta from ps3 store this morning and I tell you guys it deserves pretty high scores. Its freaking awesome game. I loved the co-op level(forgot the name). Deathmatch was good too except one guy on the opposing team was really good already.

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AshT
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 11:01:36 PM

well he was playing it nonstop since sep. 15th i guess :)

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Banky A
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 10:06:25 PM
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Definitely above 90%

But some site already gave it a 8/10.
Can anybody else beat that? We'll see ^_^ Where's Edge?

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Mounce
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 3:13:22 PM

Well, at Metacritic, the rating is at 97/100 and that's with 24 reviews. A lot more reviews have been put up compared to Gamerankings' measly 7.

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Deleted User
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 10:08:59 PM
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loving the demo so far, I can't get enough of it, this game deserves its high scores!

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Fatcat3788
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 10:10:08 PM
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I have a feeling a certain internet site/magazine is going to give it close to a 60 for not being "innovative." Funny how that very same company gave Halo ODST a 90... (Not saying Halo ODST isn't a good game because personally, it's next on my gamefly queue but in terms of innovation... well... enough said)

Anyway... Review scores aren't EVERYTHING but just from playing the beta, this game surely deserves high marks.

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Highlander
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 11:38:18 PM

I've seen people defending Halo 3 ODST's high scores on the basis that it includes the Halo 3 multi-player game engine stand alone. But let's be real here, what percentage of those buying ODST don't already own Halo3? If it's even 10% I'll be shocked. At essence ODST is an expansion pack, possibly the most over rated, under criticized and most expensive expansion pack ever.

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dlte
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 12:39:25 AM

does it rhyme with hedge?

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www
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 6:50:52 AM

Well Fatcat whatever site you're talking about, they CAN'T give it any low score cause they'll look very STUPID!

Even Eurogamer who like to give 7 like Edge do, gave it 10/10, so any other site claiming otherwise need to lay off whatever they been drinking or smoking.

I'm expecting a 10 from PSX or 9.8 the least ;)

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AKA M80 TheWOLF
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 10:16:07 PM
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On metacritic I think its got an average of 98 w/ like 20 reviews

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kevinater321
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 10:17:59 PM
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Can't wait for this game to coe out, the multiplayer demo has already pulled me in. And thats just a demo! It's probaly my favorite game this gen :D and thats saying something!

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newchef
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 10:26:16 PM
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just wait for God of War III, were gonna start seeing a %99.99 average

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Juanalf
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 10:35:28 PM

I'm not too sure about that.I could see many reviewers being completely gross out and would whine and b!cth about the game being to graphic.

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Aftab
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 4:33:24 AM

I think GOW3 is going to be somewhat like DMC4, proving to be a solid title, but not a massive jump from the previous iteration.

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Godslim
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 5:46:50 AM

i dunno i think god of war 3 will be on the same playing field as uncharted 2 and all the other greats the first two gows were breathtakingly good

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Aftab
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 7:23:53 AM

Oh, it's definitely up there with my games to get on day 1. But from what I've seen, it seems like more of a suped-up GOW2, which is still an awesome thing. I hope I'm wrong, and my expectations are defied, but I'm not holding my breath. As far as action-adventure's are concerned, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 will hold me over until then (which although maybe lacking in the "adventure" department, it definitely surpasses in the "action").

For the time being, I'm looking foward to Uncharted 2, R&C:ACIT (more or less in the same rank), GT5, and then GOW3.

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Juanalf
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 10:29:51 PM
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I believe it could stay in the 96-98 mark permanently(my guess).The only thing that I could guarantee is that I will buy it on day 1.

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Karosso
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 10:35:17 PM
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LOL I don't think we should take that website's ranking system to seriously... I mean they have some reviewer there that gave Killzone2 a 6 out of 10!?? WTF??
They take into account too many non credible sources but, regardless of what some paid to bash websites might score it, U2 is gonna be a 10 out of 10 for me :)
Oh no wait! make that a 11 out of 10! LOL

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 11:18:24 PM

Exactly what I was thinking

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AshT
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 10:59:15 PM
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that is amazing, thanks Ben, i saw metacritic rating for U2 at 98 after 20 critic reviews, this one is GOTY for sure, come oct. 13, i'll be staying home and playing U2 :)

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laxpro2001
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 10:59:32 PM
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I hated GTAIV, most overrated game IMO. Uncharted 2 is going to be so awesome :D
October 13th can't come soon enough
Really hope this gets the top spot on the PS3

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djduke316
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 11:05:29 PM

I agree 100%

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yak4life85
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 12:30:47 AM

I thought gta iv was the shi*! I actually started a new game file in order to get all the trophies. Second time taking it to 100%.

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dlte
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 12:41:34 AM

well everyone just loves to jump on the hate gta iv bandwagon....

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___________
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 1:41:29 AM

i hate GTAIV and for 1 simple reason.
its boring as bat sh*t.
half the missions your a fuc**ng taxi driver, the other half your backpeadeling fixing either you cuz or friends problems.
thats the problem with GTAIV you feel like a kabana boy.
doing peoples dirty work, i want to work for myself and do what i want to to help me.
like the whole point of you coming to america was to find that guy who screwed you in the army.
and theres like 3 missions based on that.
GTA vice city is the best of the series followed by san andreas.
take the mission and area types of VC add the gameplay like upgradable weapons gang wars flying planes hellis of SA and you got a perfect GTA game.
GTAIV is THE! most overrated game ever.
followed by halo 3 and ODST

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laxpro2001
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 6:12:05 AM

@dlte
I'm not jumping on any bandwagon, I bought this day one thinking it was going to be amazing, but unfortunately I was wrong... it sucked

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Aftab
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 8:49:41 AM

I got it day 1, expecting to be disappointed (I never got in to the gta craze before). And I was wrong. The game rocked, mainly because of the subtle touches and random events that just made it feel like it had a life of it's own. The game started off slow, admittedly, but the it ramps up feverishly like a quarter through the game. Online was fun and refreshing as well.

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bomba2812
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 4:47:56 PM

i agree

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Banky A
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 10:22:43 PM

I got the Platinum Trophy on GTA IV...
.. so yeah I hated it.

I loved it!
;)

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AshT
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 11:04:24 PM
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BTW, when are we gonna see your review, Ben??

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 11:48:10 PM

Arnold's reviewing it. And I don't really know when it'll be done.

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Ricochet
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 11:27:03 PM
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Correction: The TRUE Highest Rated Game of the Generation.

GTAIV did not deserver all those great review scores. If anything San Andreas should be the one to be getting it.

The reason why the average is so low is thanks to gamereactor......

And here I thought Eurogamer will be included but I won't leave out EDGE.

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Highlander
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 11:35:01 PM
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Someone explain to me how Super Mario Galaxy scores anything like that. I mean, really?

And I have to admit, I am surprised that Halo doesn't feature on the Xbox list of games. Really though, Bioshock and Gears of War?

I'm not sure that I'd really agree with best game of all time rankings that are based of aggregate review scores. Standards have changed - even during this generation of games. Not to mention numerical oddities like the mostrously high scores that some are donating to Bungie and Microsoft for Halo3 ODLC...oops, I mean ODST.

Ah well, Uncharted 2 probably deserves to be listed as one of the best games of all time, until I see it myself, I'll leave Uncharted 1 on that list (actually it should probably remain on the list since it's the first of them).

Deciding the best games ever is like asking how long is a piece of string. It's such a subjective question.

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godsman
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 11:41:16 PM

Super Mario galaxy is really innovative in gaming. That is the real 3D platforming.

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BTNwarrior
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 11:54:12 PM

well because nobody can really find any fault in it, it is enjoyable for kids and people who grew up on the old ones. It is kind of lame that the top two spots are held by singleplayer games though

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Juanalf
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 12:39:18 AM

Well it's Mario: It doesn't matter if the story rarely changes or if it uses the same basic platforming (with here to there changes).Mario is destine to always get high scores no matter what it does(right or wrong).In fact I predict that the next 10 Mario games will get 95 and beyond.Buy yeah U2 looks like it will be up there with the best games of this Gen.

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Highlander
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 1:42:41 AM

Then I shall speak heresy. I shall call the emperor nude to his face. The Emperor's new clothes are not new at all!

Mario is the same as it's been for more than a decade and that stinks - almost as much as the game itself. If there was never another Mario game (or character spin off) it would be too soon!

</rant>
:sigh: well, glad that's done, I had to get it off my chest sooner or later.

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Sir Shak
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 10:30:14 AM

Evn though I haven't played any of the 3D Mario's , I can't bring myself to say anything bad about him . Mario is probably the only character in gaming that no one hates .

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Highlander
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 11:06:42 AM

I don't hate Mario, but for me Mario has had his day. Actually not only that, he's had his brothers day, his girlfriend's day and more. There have been so many sequels, spin-offs and iterations that I am personally sick of Mario games. How many Mario, or Mario related games came out for Wii in the first two years of it's life? How many of them were fairly reviewed, and how many were given the review equivalent of a free-pass because they're Mario?

I don't hate Mario, I hate the 'Mario Machine' that Nintendo has become. MArio would benefit from some time off, and some fresh blood on the team.

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dveisalive
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 12:36:00 AM
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TLOZ: Ocarina of time is still being used for it brought Z targeting which is auto aim in todays games etc... Super Mario Galaxy was just innovated with control and 3d space etc... and Uncharted 2 should go down as the most realistic cinematic experience ever in a video game averaging a 10 or higher

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dveisalive
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 12:36:37 AM
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did i mention that this game is a work of art

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Nerull
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 1:06:04 AM
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I still can't believe the inflated scores GTA IV got. Of course it's not a horrible game but it's WAY too flawed to come even close to the 2nd greatest game of all time.
I'm fairly certain U2 will deliver the goods unlike GTA 4 which was nothing but hype.

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Ultimate_Balla
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 1:41:34 AM
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LOL @ ODLC. . . Nice one. Don't hate on GT4. How many sandbox games do you know with unfxxkable graphics like that? Hell, the majority of games ain't sxxting on it!

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www
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 6:56:45 AM

Say it again! I don't know why some hate GTA4

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___________
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 1:46:39 AM
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i sincerely doubt this will be the highest ranking game of this gen.
i mean we still have GOW3, MAG (which is fu**ing awesome i must add) heavy rain, agent, LA Noire.
and im positive every one of those will be as good, if not better than uncharted 2.
O and how can i forget dantes inferno.
shame on me!

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Banky A
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 10:25:15 PM

MAG is awesome?

+1

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Alienange
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 1:56:35 AM
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Will I have to play on hard to unlock crushing mode again? Just wondering ...

October is going to be a good month.

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Godslim
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 4:14:48 AM
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man guys check out the metrareview aswell it has some amazing scores i cant wait now!

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Sir Shak
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 5:02:05 AM
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Adam Sessler said that U2 is the best single player he has ever played . I read a couple of other reviews which stated that this a milestone in videogame story telling . Then a few others called it an interactive movie .

I think it's safe to say that Uncharted 2 is the strongest competitor for GOTY we have seen till now .

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Highlander
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 10:04:47 AM

The best *SINGLE* player game ever? Well, Sessler must have had an attack of common sense to praise a PS3 game.

Tell you what though, the multi-player is not doing it for me.

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Sir Shak
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 10:25:27 AM

I think the single player should be enough to validate your purchase .

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www
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 6:45:43 AM
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NOT surprised!

I preferred Uncharted Drake's Fortune over MGS4 so am not surprised Among Thieves will be PS3's best exclusive thus far.

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Aftab
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 9:02:02 AM

Me, too. I'll admit MGS4 was more grand, but Uncharted was more fun. The visuals were also more vibrant, I found. I did play through the MGS1 and MGS2 a week before, so I was able to follow the story along in MGS4, but even then, Uncharted's story more resembled a professionally edited Hollywood experience rather than having the overwhelming experience of MGS4.

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www
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 9:23:47 AM

Yea man, I'm thinking about re-buying it for the trophies, I miss that game.

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tanner1
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 6:46:33 AM
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EUROGAMER 10/10
GAMEPRO 5/5
GAMESRADAR 10/10
COMPUTER & VID GAMES.COM 10/10
METACRITIC 98/100
IGN 9.5/10
PSX EXTREME.......
PSU..........
Come on guys were waiting

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www
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 6:52:44 AM

Yea Eurogamer, the so-called 360 fansite SURPRISED its readers by giving Uncharted 2 a 10, now most of those readers who don't have a PS3 are rushing to get a Slim.

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Naga
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 10:11:57 AM

I'm not counting on PSU, the site has gone DOWNHILL!! since Dave wales left :(
Sixthaxis could have a review coming, maybe Play?!

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www
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 6:55:12 AM
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Uncharted 2 Among Thieves will single-handedly sell PS3s and knock out any exclusive across all platforms! Halo what........ p-Lease!

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Naga
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 10:12:56 AM

Halo?!! the machinehead song?!

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Robochic
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 8:52:16 AM
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I have to say I'm impressed with the multiplayer beta I can tell they fixed alot of the faults with the controls from the first one, I'll have to put this on my christmas list

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isaya85
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 10:13:27 AM
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I just finished downloading it this morning so I'm about to go play right now to see what all the fuss is about, I know I won't be disappointed I love the first one

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sonic1899
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 10:17:45 AM
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i don't want 2 sound fanboyish but it seems that the ps3 has the highest rated exclusives more than any other console [this gen]. good thing i choose quality over quantity :)

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Qubex
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 10:28:11 AM
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Downloading the Beta now from the EuroStore :)

Q!

"i am home"

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 10:37:37 AM
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You know, everyone who slams GTAIV as being a crappy game is kinda indirectly insulting me, as my review was high. I stand by that review and I maintain that it's one of the best games ever.

I'm not saying it's my FAVORITE; the atmosphere has almost always dictated whether or not someone will like a GTA. Some people didn't like this new setting, and I understand that; my personal fav is Vice City because I'm an '80s fan. But personal opinions ASIDE, there was almost nothing wrong with GTAIV. The reviews are that way for a reason, I promise.

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Sir Shak
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 12:24:12 PM

I love GTA IV but I don't think it is one of the top five games of all time as indicated by GameRankings , although I do think it is AAA quality and has the most realistic game world ever .

That said , if they ever make Vice City 2 , it WILL be one of the top five games of all time .

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Banky A
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 10:23:45 PM

I like GTA IV.
<333 triple ice-scream cone.

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Highlander
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 10:46:49 AM
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Well, I had a couple hours playing on the beta/demo last night, and all I can say is....meh.

It's not the game's fault, the graphics are great, the sound is great, the controls are smooth.

However, here is the thing. I don't play a lot of multi-player shooters whether first or third person. It's not that I'm no good - I racked up a spree of 6 consecutive kills out of pure revenge last night in Uncharted 2. But, the multi-player game is just like every other multi-player shooter out there. You get the same assortment of morons. Those who played in the earlier beta or in the closed beta already have a leg up. The mnatch making doesn't exactly help out. One of the matches I was in last night put 4 players all level 4 or less (aka newbs) against a team of 5 with an average level of 15, one of the 5 was level 39. Guess how long to took for the 39 level d-bag to start with the cheap kills on the 'fresh meat'. Not even as long as it took to read the sentence I wrote about it.

So the usual problem of what can only be described as cyber-bullying in a game was out in full force. As was the verbal diarrhea, the first thing I did in the game (while getting killed) was find out how to mute the players. there's only so much trash talk I can take, and when it's just random abuse and BS, I have zero tolerance for it.

But I kept at it, as I wanted to see whether it was worth anything, and in the end I am not sure it is. I tried the co-op game, but since it wa an open game and no one was talking, it became a free-for-all. An elimination game lasted all of 30 seconds as someone who knew the map way better than me did an end run and killed me and another of my team before we even had figured out where the hell we were.

And you know, it's just not that much fun being killed over and over in a game like this and being abused by the d-bags doing it. So for me, the multi-player is going to be something I will give a complete miss on. I hope to hell that NG didn't spend an inordinate amount of time working on it. Uncharted was a single player game, and a damn good one. Uncharted 2 should be as well. I'm sad that NG felt they had to give in to the multi-player deathmatch fad. In a way it relegates Uncharted to being just another multi-player online shooter. Yawn.

When it comes to Uncharted 3, I hope that NG realize that the core of the game is still the single player campaign. In fact, I would prefer to see most games developed as single player games in their own right, with multi-player being separately developed as an add on product for those that want it.

Either way, unless someone comes up with a miracle cure for the population of d-bags in online games, Uncharted 2's multi-player will be mostly un-used.

Like I said at the beginning, it's not the game's fault. It's the standard problems that multi-player online shooters always suffer. I shouldn't have expected any better.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 11:03:38 AM

Uncharted 2 is definitely all about the single-player campaign - the vast increase in storytelling aspects; i.e., 90 minutes of cut-scene, is proof enough - and I seriously doubt Naughty Dog will alter their focus for the next entry.

Personally, I think they only made the multiplayer just because it's basically a requirement for blockbusters these days. Deep down in a place they won't reveal to the press, I get this feeling that Naughty Dog almost wanted to avoid online multiplayer entirely.

I know I won't be going online to play it very often, if at all.

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Highlander
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 11:08:04 AM

Thanks Ben, that's encouraging. I was concerned that all the hoopla about Uncharted 2 and the multi-player beta was overshadowing the actual game itself. Good to hear that NG may well share a mind on this too.

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piratedrunk
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 11:46:08 AM

What I find interesting about that is I am by far a single player type of gamer. I have several games with online aspects I haven't touched more than a couple times.. But this multiplayer demo is what has convinced me to buy this game. I agree the matchmaking system is laughable but it is still the most fun in online multiplayer I've had.

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www
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 12:08:45 PM

Well said Ben, exactly what I was about to say.
Uncharted is all about single player, Multiplayer was added cause its almost mandatory now since sites like Gamespot gave the first one 8/10, which am thinking was due to the multiplayer absence.

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Sir Shak
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 12:17:45 PM

What are you talking about ? Ucharted is first and foremost a single player game , most people who liked the first will buy it for that . Multiplayer was developed by a separate team hired specifically for that purpose . Most reviewers that have given it perfect scores have done it on the basis of it's campaign only .

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Juanalf
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 12:24:11 PM

I went through that hell with all MP games that I have played this Gen (which isn't much to begin with).The best example was in GTA IV In which I would constantly be teamed up against in the co-op,deathmatch...heck every mode in the MP;this while being called every curse word known to man.Point is I avoid all MP games and I wished it would have been left out of U2 but it's not going to stop me from buying it.

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Alienange
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 12:51:43 PM

Is it the matchmaking that's not so good or is it that the higher level players know how to make a 'party' and simply wait for n00bz to log in? TheHighlander, I'm thinking that if you'd buddied up with that level 39 guy you'd of had a very different experience and would have a different story to tell. As I see it, this game has two very good reasons to buy it.

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Highlander
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 1:31:03 PM

@SirShak

I'm not forgetting the single player game at all, in fact that's where my emphasis is. But this constant dribble of multi-player beta/demo versions is all focused on multi-player.

I'll be getting my copy through the mail on launch day and that's that.

@WWW
If any reviewer knocks off a significant portion of score due to the omission of online play, they deserve to get their butt kicked.

@Alienage
No, I doubt it. Multi-player shooters aren't my cup of tea at the best of times, but I have had this exact same experience on numerous online games, some shooters some not. Verbal abuse, cheap tactics and game exploits learned through dozens of hours of repetition are not pleasant to be on the receiving end of. As for changing the party, you can't cherry pick opponents and allies forever. The flaws I mentioned are pretty universal to multi-player online gaming. This is one of the reasons I am so against the whole idea of including online multi-player modes in games, it's such a waste of resource that could easily go into the main game.

There are some games where online play works, and there are some where it doesn't. I think it's time to reign in the desire to make every game multi-player online. Regardless of the style of play, the verbal abuse is intolerable as well. Quite why everyone is so interested in cross game chat is a mystery since the in-game chat is generally crap already.

@Hexen
We appear to share a common view on this. Perhaps once the game lands, if you want to work on any co-op objectives (the ones that don't involve merely obliterating eachother or the opposing team), we could work together with a few other like minded players on co-op missions?

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BeezleDrop
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 11:03:29 AM
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Unfortunately there are quite a few losers on there like that, I usually stick on a team of 5 with friends I know and all of us are nearing lvl 40. We don't talk shite mind you but I really feel for the people that just downloaded it. There are quite a few already that know they're way around. If you want to rank up the fastest beat -Gold Rush- and good luck!

When I started it was with everyone else but there were also D-Bags talking crap and trying to ruin my fun, so naturally I just got in there and shut them down. That's the perfect way to shut them up, I always tell everyone good game afterward if I get destroyed. You have to maintain a certain level of dignity for the fellow players and have FUN. Above none else I really enjoy the CO-OP.

I had similar issues on the 1st Beta when I was just trying to learn the maps and find good spots and weapons, I was becoming quite frustrated but soon enough I got the hang of it and started holding my own. Just get in there and don't give up! Climb, Dive, Roll!

Sorry if you had to deal with too many losers highlander. People can get competitive but when it gets to a negative level it ruins it for everyone.

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Highlander
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 11:17:41 AM

If I can find a group of online Uncharted 2 friends to do the co-op play with, I will probably give that a go. As for the usual losers and d-bags. Yes, shutting them down is satisfying, but it becomes a chore. As I said, I got fed up, and took several out in a string of 6 kills with the automatic shotgun. I'd had enough abuse, and wanted to send a message. Message sent, I finished the game and left when the session was over.

You're right about people getting competitive and it becoming negative. Open matches become unplayable very quickly as more players learn the cheap kill tactics. Why not just arm everyone with RPG launchers or automatic shotguns? Single shot kills anyone?

I played Uncharted through on every difficulty level including Crushing and have my shiny platinum trophy for it. All 1000 points for in-game rewards too. So it's not like I am a push over. But when playing a game makes me mad enough to be actually angry, or actually aggressive, it's time to put down the controller, hug my wife and do something else.

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BeezleDrop
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 11:13:17 AM
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@Ben,

I know the reviews were great, because the game obviously rocked. There were certain things about the game at first that really captivated me, for instance the amount detail in the city was just astounding. The graphics themselves were pretty great as well, and the frame-rate was solid(which I'm pretty crazy about). All GTA games are fun, but after so much time with them you just loose the urge to keep at it.

I held GTA IV up on pretty high expectations and at 1st it lived up to them but not fully. For the most part I thought a lot of the missions were just awful, ones from GTA III were a blast, and vice city so why not in the newest game? Pretty much all aspects of the game were great, it is a solid game. But it's missing something, what? I have to ponder on that, but what I do know is they need to take more risks with the franchise, expand further and show me a whole new GTA that I could have never expected!

Right after they show some MAX PAYNE 3 game-play, and more info.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 9:03:54 PM

Well, like I said, personal preference is always huge in the GTA series.

I did find more missions in GTAIII and VC more memorable, too, but I think it has something to do with time and nostalgia... ;)

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BigBoss4ever
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 12:21:14 PM
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not thrilled, i dont shoot.

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Alienange
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 12:52:35 PM

BigBoss doesn't shoot? Yeah... right.

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Lairfan
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 5:12:02 PM
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Co-op is a lot better than competitive is, IMO. All those trash-talking D-bags just make competitive a lot less fun (although it is fun to shut them up with automatic shotguns).

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AcHiLLiA
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 7:34:10 PM
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Can't wait for this game, looks so sweet.

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Banky A
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 10:27:22 PM
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Wow! Just the day before I removed Uncharted 2's Metacritic site (I checked on everyday) from my Bookmarks.....

Comedy + irony FTW

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Nerull
Thursday, October 01, 2009 @ 12:52:02 AM
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I know it's way late but I think there's definitely things wrong with GTA IV, I don't just hate things for no reason.
1- Babysitting "friends". Every mention I've ever heard of the girlfriends in SA was about how hated the mechanic was, it doesn't feel like you're bonding since they're so repetitious, so why in the hell did they make half the characters "girlfriends"?
2- There's very little to do outside of the story, which was quite underwhelming in itself, besides hang out with your "friends" and go on rampages, which end a lot faster now. No cheats, no tanks, no parachuting, no territory, but whoopy theres a crappy tetris knockoff, bowling, and darts. If I was that easily amused I'd be one of the many standing in line to play that kinda crud in Home.
If Saints Row 2 had gta 4's graphics and physics than that would be a game at least possibly worthy of such high reviews.

Obviously it has a wonderfully built up city but it astounds me that anyone could say it has nothing wrong with it. I've gone back to all the other gta's so many times but despite all it's flash there's nothing in 4 to ever make you want to pick it back up.

And I'm a fellow advocate against online gaming. I pretty much never go online, any game with fun multiplayer is much better done local but it's a complete shame how many developers aren't bothering to put in that option anymore.

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Jackyl
Thursday, October 01, 2009 @ 3:36:20 AM
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Just bought a couple of tickets for the special Sneak Peek event on Oct 6th. So excited!

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HAMCHUNKS
Thursday, October 08, 2009 @ 1:47:46 AM
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its sad but ill probably be da last one on here
Uncharted 2 got 97.057% it was so close to da best
but its da best in our hearst lol

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whiteRabbit
Saturday, October 10, 2009 @ 4:46:26 AM
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I downloaded uncharted 2 beta just two days ago and I have to say this game is awesome. I am a beginner to multiplayer shooters and as already mentioned when you first play as a novice you will get killed over and over again. Isn't this the fun of it though? Trying to improve and get better and trying to survive as long as possible is half the fun of this game so I am not sure what all the complaints are about. As for the more experienced users dishing out abuse to the newbies I can't say I encountered this at all. I must have got killed half a dozen times without a single kill to my name in my first session but didn't encounter any abuse at all! Hell I even killed my own teammate by mistake in one game but when he respawned he didn't take revenge on me (good guy).

Its very rare for a beta demo to include such a good multiplayer option and uncharted 2 beats Call of Duty hands down. They deserve freaking medals for this alone. I don't normally recommend buying games on day 1 but in this case I would make an exception.

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