UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves

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Great game is a game/movie, you will enjoy playing it while you get amazed by the story.

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Uncharted 2

on 10/13/2009

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WOW is all I can say...

by Jay on 10/15/2009

The first Uncharted became one of my favorites but this game is quickly taking it's place. Right from the start, you are thrust into action that literally had me on the edge of my seat. Multiplayer is a cool addition but the story and humor are really what shines. Landscapes, once again, are breath-taking. The mix between puzzles, shooting, action (running/escaping) is nice. I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves action, adventure, stories, puzzle-solving, and a true blend on cinematic and gaming experience! Read More

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Product Overview

Fortune hunter Nathan Drake returns in UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves™, a pulse-pounding third-person action-adventure/shooter created by award-winning developer Naughty Dog.

Down on his luck, Drake is lured back into the treacherous world of thieves and mercenary treasure-seekers he had sought to leave behind. When a mysterious artifact propels Drake on an expedition to find the legendary Himalayan valley of Shambhala, he finds himself embroiled in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse against a fugitive war criminal who’s after more than just the fabled riches of the lost city. Caught in a web of deception and plunged into an increasingly deadly pursuit that tests the limits of his endurance, Drake will be forced to risk everything – but has his luck finally run out?

Specifications

Manufacturer Sony
Mfg Part# 98123
SKU 211482242
UPC 711719812326
UPC 14 00711719812326
Format PlayStation 3
Links
Product Guide Click Here for the Sony PlayStation Store
Reviews
ReviewSource Game Boyz
Review I am so awestruck by Uncharted 2: Among Thieves that it dominates my game playing time. I have never felt compelled to progress through a game just to see what happens next, but with Uncharted 2 I just can't help myself. I feel the game is so immersive that I am Nathan Drake. Every element has been finely crafted, from sound to graphics to cut-scenes to gameplay. All of this thrusts the player in to a tumultuous thrill ride that has no bounds. And as for the multiplayer, it is a well implemented feature too.
Reviewer Scott W.
ReviewRating 10
ReviewSource Euro Gamer
Review Whether or not the multiplayer sticks, however, is arguably a footnote, because at the core of Uncharted 2 is an action-adventure masterpiece whose minor flaws are washed away on a tide of rhythm and spectacle - one that would still be an essential experience even without the option to pull your friends off cliffs and play capture-the-heirloom. For over a dozen pulsating hours, Nathan Drake is among thieves, just as Naughty Dog was when it made the first game by ransacking surrounding genres. By the end of Uncharted 2 though, Drake has found his place in the world, and so has the developer - among giants.
Reviewer Tom Bramwell
ReviewRating 10
Features
Cutting Edge Technology to Provide a Optimal Playing Experience: Cutting edge technology such as cloud-based computing allows for scalable online infrastructure to provide optimal player experience.
Animations Stay Crisp: Character animations and environments taken from single player campaign maintain visual fidelity with no degradation.
Capture the Gameplay: Proprietary Naughty Dog Engine 2.0 network code captures a broad range of gameplay data for statistics reporting on the web and for functionality like Cinema, which allows players to watch replays of matches.
Co-op Multiplayer:
Combine Your Single Player & Multiplayer Currency: Currency gained in multiplayer matches can be combined with currency gained in single player missions to unlock additional content and upgrades.
Compelling Story: Dramatic in-game events that make you an active participant in the cinematic experience.
Competitive Multiplayer:
Custom Matches: Custom matches allow you to customize maps and modes which your party wishes to play.
Customize Your Weapons: Weapon upgrades let you customize your weapons to your play style or provide an advantage over opponents.
Deathmatch: Up to 5 vs. 5 with customizable or pre-set game modes.
Enhanced Gameplay: Gunplay and combat enhancements, including an expanded melee system, and a variety of enemy types with advanced AI routines.
Enhanced Graphics: High-quality cinematic presentation of scenes, characters and dialogue, all rendered within the Naughty Dog Engine 2.0.
Fight Your Way: Unrestricted combat allows you to take an aggressive or stealthy approach to combat.
Headset Support.
Heroes vs. Villians: Competitive multiplayer gameplay includes up to 10 players in heroes-versus-villains matches.
Innovation: Uncharted 2: Amoung Thieves utilizes Naughty Dog Engine 2.0 purpose-built for the PlayStation 3; utilizes the PS3 technology to hit a turning point in technology innovation by recreating reality and capturing human emotion.
Interact With Your World: Full character interaction with dynamic geometry.
Multiplayer:
New Characters: An expanded cast of characters who reflect different facets of Drake's character, including Chloe Frazer, Drake's current partner and new romantic interest.
New Gunplay Mechanics: Free-flowing "traversal gunplay" adds a unique vertical element to familiar cover-based third-person shooting mechanics, allowing you to engage in combat from any position in the environment - even while climbing and hanging.
New Movement Mechanics: Introduction of new traversal and free-climbing mechanics allow Drake to navigate through the environments more fluidly and naturally.
No Visible Loading: No visible loading - a Naughty Dog hallmark - returns along with technology improvements in major game systems such as lighting, shadows, ambient occlusion, animation technology and physics, among many others.
Player Boosters: Player boosters give you a variety of options to customize your characters to your play style or to provide an advantage over opponents.
Plunder: Unique style of multiplayer that encourages team work to transport a treasure across terrain horizontally and vertically over obstacles.
Set Up Matches Together: Robust party system allows you to remain with your friends in matchmaking and custom matches.
Single Player:
Teamwork: Combo system encourages further teamwork to increase a point total and currency multiplier.
Up to Three Players: Work together in cooperative modes to accomplish set objectives with increasing difficulty and against special enemy characters.
Varied and Exotic Locations: From lush, green swamps and dense urban environments, all the way to the ice and snow of the Himalayas.
Features
SINGLE PLAYER
An expanded cast of characters who reflect different facets of Drake’s character, including Chloe Frazer, Drake’s current partner and new romantic interest.
Varied and exotic locations – from lush, green swamps and dense urban environments, all the way to the ice and snow of the Himalayas.
Unrestricted combat allows you to take an aggressive or stealthy approach to combat.
Free-flowing "traversal gunplay" adds a unique vertical element to familiar cover-based third-person shooting mechanics, allowing you to engage in combat from any position in the environment – even while climbing and hanging.
Introduction of new traversal and free-climbing mechanics allow Drake to navigate through the environments more fluidly and naturally.
Gunplay and combat enhancements, including an expanded melee system, and a variety of enemy types with advanced AI routines. High-quality cinematic presentation of scenes, characters and dialogue, all rendered within the Naughty Dog Engine 2.0.
Dramatic in-game events that make you an active participant in the cinematic experience.
Full character interaction with dynamic geometry.
Utilizes Naughty Dog Engine 2.0 purpose-built for the PlayStation 3; utilizes the PS3 technology to hit a turning point in technology innovation by recreating reality and capturing human emotion.
No visible loading – a Naughty Dog hallmark – returns along with technology improvements in major game systems such as lighting, shadows, ambient occlusion, animation technology and physics, among many others.
MULTIPLAYER
Robust party system allows you to remain with your friends in matchmaking and custom matches.
Custom matches allow you to customize maps and modes which your party wishes to play.
Currency gained in multiplayer matches can be combined with currency gained in single player missions to unlock additional content and upgrades.
Character animations and environments taken from single player campaign maintain visual fidelity with no degradation.
Gameplay and character mechanics identical from the single-player campaign, ensuring user familiarity and same level of quality.
Headset support.
Proprietary Naughty Dog Engine 2.0 network code captures a broad range of gameplay data for statistics reporting on the web and for functionality like Cinema, which allows players to watch replays of matches.
Cutting edge technology such as cloud-based computing allows for scalable online infrastructure to provide optimal player experience.
Competitive Multiplayer
Competitive multiplayer gameplay includes up to 10 players in heroes-versus-villains matches.
Deathmatch: Up to 5 vs. 5 with customizable or pre-set game modes.
Plunder: Unique style of multiplayer that encourages team work to transport a treasure across terrain horizontally and vertically over obstacles.
Player boosters give you a variety of options to customize your characters to your play style or to provide an advantage over opponents.
Co-op Multiplayer
Up to three players work together in cooperative modes to accomplish set objectives with increasing difficulty and against special enemy characters.
Combo system encourages further teamwork to increase a point total and currency multiplier.
Weapon upgrades let you customize your weapons to your play style or provide an advantage over opponents.
Tech Specs
Product Type Software
Manufacturer Part Number 98123
Manufacturer Website Address www.sony.com
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
Product Name UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves
Brand Name Sony
Additional Information 1 Players Online Players: 2-10
Compatibility Bluetooth Headset DUALSHOCK 3 Wireless Controller SIXAXIS Wireless Controller
Platform Support PlayStation 3
Software Name UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves
Software Sub Type Action/Adventure Game
Software Main Type Game
ESRB Rating RP (Rating Pending)
Product Attributes
ESRB Rating T (Teen)
Game Format PlayStation 3
Game Genre Action / Adventure
Quotes
Games Radar Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.
Gamestyle It's truly an adventure from start to finish, and something that every gamer should experience.
Playstation Official Magazine UK Unless you're born without thumbs, eyes or a sense of humour, it's obvious that Uncharted 2 is a 10/10 game after two minutes of the first level.
Andrew Reiner, GameInformer ...pulls you in, keeps you engaged, and concludes with a thunderous bang.
Chris Thornton, Game Style ...an adventure from start to finish...
Jim Cordeira, Gaming Age ...challenging gameplay, a great story with likable characters, a stunning audio-visual experience...
Jorge Fernandez, The Armchair Empire This game is spectacular...

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