Nathan Drake knows how to have fun in a warzone. Leaping off rooftops, playing tag with a tank, and frolicking around in a swimming pool while hostile helicopters circle overhead are all in a day’s work for this intrepid treasure hunter. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is his second outing on the Playstation 3, and it’s certainly an improvement on its entertaining but somewhat pedestrian predecessor, Drake’s Fortune. Once again we take on the role of Drake as a simple money-making expedition turns into an epic bid to save the world and get the girl. As this daring treasure hunter progresses through the game, we find ourselves running, climbing, and jumping our way through jungles, mountains, and urban conflict-zones, battling against mercenaries and monsters, solving puzzles, and unlocking the secrets of the fabled city of Shambala.
This is a compelling and immersive action-adventure from start to finish, with dazzling visuals, varied and engaging gameplay, and an intricately detailed world complete with beautiful environments, interesting characters, and a highly entertaining plot. Developer Naughty Dog’s explosive thrill-ride convincingly blurs the line between traditional video-game and Hollywood blockbuster. Among Thieves is not a game to be missed.
One of the game’s greatest strengths is its ability to draw you into the world that the developers have created. It’s Nathan Drake who really steals the show. He’s not your typical action hero. Instead of setting ...