Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. A Review of the Game

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Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Gaming history was created in 2007 with the release of Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Sony Computer Entertainment’s action video game, developed by Naughty Dog for PlayStation 3.  3-D platforming and shooter third-party elements, combined with never-seen-before visual artistry made this game a sure fire winner. Now comes the sequel, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, arguably bigger and better than its predecessor.

For those who are coming in late, the protagonist of these games, Nathan Drake, a descendant of Sir Francis Drake, (in other words, you!)  is an explorer in search of the mythical treasure of El Dorado. In Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Nate, who’s had a spell of bad luck, is back in the company of the rogues and mercenaries he’s sworn to avoid. This time, the setting is the fabled Himalayan city of Shangri-la.

Nate must save his friends and outwit a crafty maniac in search of an ancient power hidden in Shangri-la. Some exploits that Nate must perform:

  • Battle a gun-toting mercenary atop a speeding train.
  • Escape from a blockaded town with a tank in hot pursuit.
  • Outgun sundry hordes of baddies.
  • Save a friend from one of the bad ‘uns while slithering down a disintegrating floor.

So what’s it about this PS3 game that has every gamer and his aunt in raptures? A tight, engrossing story, superbly convincing voiceovers (laced with humour, too), authentic sound effects, nail chewing action and spectacular, lush visuals give the game the look and feel of being right in the midst of a Hollywood blockbuster. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves also has a multiplayer option.

The game is rated suitable for teen use. If you plan to buy this videogame for a young  teen, you may want to bear in mind the inclusion of graphic violence ( for example, stealth killing techniques with neck snapping, choking ), a dash of sexual innuendo and a smattering of foul language.

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