You mean you haven’t yet gotten the game rated 96 on Metacritic (“Universal Acclaim”), 96.3% on GameRankings, and 9.5 out of 10 on GameStats?
Unless you’ve been working with the Peace Corps in Eritrea or something — and if you have, this post is for you — you were probably already aware that Sony released Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, the highly-anticpated follow-up to Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune on October 13, 2009. If you haven’t gotten yours yet, why not? It’s still pretty close to payday.
Probably the most decorated game of 2009, among the awards and accolades “Uncharted 2” has received to date are:
Game Critics Award, Best of E3 2009 (Electronic Entertainment Expo):
- Best of Show
- Best Console Game
- Best Action/Adventure Game
IGN.com Best of E3 2009:
- Best PS3 Action Game
- Best PS3 Graphics Technology
- Best PS3 Multiplayer Experience
- Achievement for Technological Excellence
- PlayStation 3 Game of the Show
- Best Graphics Technology Overall
GameSpot E3 ’09 Editor’s Choice:
- Best Graphics
- Best PS3 Game
1UP.com Best of E3 2009:
- Best of Show
- Best of E3 PS3 Game
GameSpy Best of E3 2009:
- PS3 Game of Show
GamePro Best of E3:
- Gold Medal
GameTrailers.com Best of E3:
- Best Graphics
- Best Third Person Shooter
Basically, what you should take away from all this is:
This game is great to look at
This game is a lot of fun to play
Okay, so wait no further. Get it from GameStop:
Don’t have your PlayStation 3 yet? (I won’t tell anybody; I know you’ve been waiting for a good deal.) Get the 320 GB system with different Bundles (pictured below) from J&R Computer/Music World, New York’s legendary electronics retailer (and get free ground shipping). You can also still get the 160 GB system here for just under $300.
Following is a video review of the PlayStation 3 Slim (120 GB) from CNET:
Get the Sony PlayStation 3 Slim here.
If you prefer to acquire Uncharted 2 from another vendor, you can click here to get it from Best Buy.
If you’re still sort of hesitating…
C’mon, are you ever going to pull the trigger? Following are excerpts from a few reviews…
PlayStation: The Official Magazine (US): “A veritable master class of all-round game development.”
Games Radar: “Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. It looks amazing, plays like a dream, and the voice-acting/story-telling will hook you in right from the off.”
PlayStation: The Official Magazine (UK): “Unless you’re born without thumbs, eyes, or a sense of humor, it’s obvious that Uncharted 2 is a 10/10 game after two minutes of the first level… It’s the most complete, polished and fun adventure game — and maybe just game — on PS3, and it’s absolutely essential.”
Eurogamer Portugal: “Could use many words to describe Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, but I will just use one. Too beautiful.”
Well, that’s 2 words, but who’s counting?
Gametrailers.com: “This is the best-looking game on the planet right now.”
‘Nuff said. May you enjoy Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.