Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is a third-person action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3.First announced on December 1, 2008, and released in October 2009, it is the second game in the Uncharted series, following Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. As of March 2015, Uncharted 2 has sold over 6 million copies. Cornered, Nate causes an explosion that derails the train over a cliff. With Chloe's cover blown, Lazarević threatens her and Elena, forcing Nate to help open the pathway to Shambala. The single player demo of Uncharted 2 was released on the same day. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is the highly anticipated – and much hyped – sequel to Naughty Dog’s PlayStation 3 exclusive, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. Even more so because PlayStation Network and bargain are not phrases that typically co-exist. It’s formulaic like a romantic comedy. There is also one secret "hidden" relic exactly the same as the one in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. This would be fine if he were actually an Avenger, He-Man, a super mutant or Batman, but he’s not. Chain Reaction is a mode that is similar to Turf War. The game was also a commercial success, with over 6 million copies sold worldwide. Drakes gets shot by snipers, jumps incredible distances and can even take a direct hit from an RPG. One of the best games ever made, imo. Every time he’s standing behind a wall that gets hit by a tank shell, jumps up without apparent injury and moves on it completely shatters the immersion on the game. These failings need to be taken into account however, particularly when arguing that it is one of the best games of all time. First revealed by Game Informer in December 2008, the first teaser trailer shows a weary, wounded Drake marching through a snowstorm to reach a phurba half-buried in the snow. A good game can get away with that. The competitive multiplayer allows a maximum of ten players to play against each other in two teams of five. Honestly, Drake would be in the next Expendables movie except he would make the rest of the cast seem like pacifists. The game switches between exploration and combat and you know exactly when it’s going to happen. Again, none of these make this a bad game by any stretch, every game has its failing. It's going to be hard for any game to be able to make a claim that they look better... to even be close, to me is quite an honour as a developer. Pinned down by snipers? You can play the entire game without loading. Lazarević drinks the tree sap, becoming nearly invincible. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is a complete package. What have they done to the rest of us? Beta codes from inFamous shipped inside the game's packaging, on May 26, 2009. A bundle of both purchases was also released. In each consecutive round the enemies become tougher to defeat. In the village, Chloe counsels Nate to tell Elena that he loves her, before bidding him farewell. Uncharted features both competitive and co-operative multiplayer. It's the combination of Blu-ray and hard drive. Uncharted 2 is still one of the highest games ranked of metacritic with a stellar score of 96. The pack was later released in North America. Locomotion/Tunnel Vision. Explorer Nathan Drake (Nolan North) is approached by his former associate Harry Flynn (Steve Valentine) and Flynn's girlfriend Chloe Frazer (Claudia Black) to help steal a Mongolian oil lamp connected to Marco Polo's doomed 1292 voyage from China. On September 7, 2010, it was announced that new DLC for the game is on the way. When enabled, a hint system provides gameplay clues, such as the direction of the next objective. This DLC pack contained gold skins for the AK-47 and Beretta weapons. The game had three main writers: head writer Amy Hennig, Neil Druckmann and Josh Scherr. On July 27, Naughty Dog Co-President Christophe Balestra revealed through a Twitter post that the game would not require installation to the PlayStation 3's hard drive. King of the Hill has players capturing a hill, spawned on the map to score points. The banter while wandering about, or in the middle of a gunfight, that is top notch and I am looking forward to going on the rest of Drake and his co-stars journeys. It looks astonishing on the PS4, plays the best it ever has, and continues that cinematic thrilling narrative we all love. The Naughty Dog Game Engine 2.0 also works in harmony with Havok Physics. It has not only a fun and engaging single player mode but also a robust multiplayer mode that can keep you busy long after you've played the game. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves received universal acclaim, being praised as one of the best video games of all time, and earning numerous "Game of the Year" awards, including Spike's Video Game Awards. A Tibetan Sherpa, Tenzin (Pema Dhondup), brings Nate to his village and helps him recover. The plot draws inspiration from Polo and his travels through Asia. A collector's edition of Uncharted 2 was not announced for sale in the United States. Uncharted 2 is often considered the best in an incredibly good series of games and currently has a Metacritic score of 96, making it one of the best games of all time. No it cannot. Collecting these treasures, along with completing certain feats within the game, is tracked by the awarding of medals, which gives the player in-game money to use to unlock extra content on the disc, including concept art, game movies, and game cheats such as guns with infinite ammunition. Embark on a journey to discover the real truth behind the lost fleet of Marco Polo. The UK edition of the magazine also gave the game a perfect score, named it the 2nd best PS3 game of all time, while readers of the same magazine voted it the greatest PlayStation title released. Embark on a journey to discover the real truth behind the lost fleet of Marco Polo. The user who placed first on the Uncharted 2 space's leader board won a copy of the Fortune Hunter Edition. The action sequences in Uncharted 2 look as if they were shot by a team of cinematographers, then edited into a coherent and thrilling narrative. And Chloe and Elena. User Info: gamerfan420. We're doing all the post-processing effects on the Synergistic Processing Units. Not to mention when he falls from the train, hands slick with blood HAVING BEEN SHOT IN THE TORSO he still has the strength to grab a pipe to stop his fall with one blood covered hand. The strength is his fingers though? The user who placed first on the Fortunate Thieves leader board won the Fortune Hunter Edition. Uncharted 2 uses Naughty Engine 2.0, a revamped and optimized version of the original engine that has allowed the game to have real-time moving environments, more realistic textures, and animations. In E3 2009 videos from Naughty Dog showed the voice actors of the characters performing the motion captures in some of the scenes. Chloe switches sides to maintain her cover while Lazarević kills Jeff and gets the Shambhala location from Nate, who escapes with Elena. X-Play's Adam Sessler gave the game a 5 out of 5, saying that "Uncharted 2 has the best single-player I have ever played". Players can choose their own appropriate character models (such as Drake, Elena, Sully and new characters Tenzin and Chloe for the heroes team). By normal man, I mean normal Hollywood man – buff, smart, funny, adventurous, amazing with women, charming – but a man all the same. The game comes packaged in a steel case by SteelBook. Just found the map/key/puzzle piece to send you off to the next location? Among other features, this edition includes all previously released downloadable content (with the exception of the Sidekicks Skin Pack), four motion comics, and Pinball Heroes: Uncharted for the PSP. PS5 vs PS4 Load Time Comparison – God of War, Witcher 3, Days Gone and More! Phil Rosenberg of SCE says the game has crossed the one million sold mark on November 12, 2009. Six competitive modes are featured: Deathmatch, Plunder, Elimination, Turf War, King of the Hill and Chain Reaction. It is also said to include various downloadable content. ", Uncharted 2 also received praise from other developers. The Story, Part XXIX. The story begins in medias res with this opening. Directed by Amy Hennig, Bruce Straley. Besides being available as an individual "Greatest Hits" title, Uncharted 2 and Uncharted: Drake's Fortune have been released together, as a "Greatest Hits DualPack", and an "Ultimate Combo Pack" which includes a metallic blue DualShock 3controller. A very good game. Between those times, users had to try to get in first place on the "Fortunate Thieves" mini-game leader board to win the Fortune Hunter Edition. Drake can be equipped with up to two firearms – one single-handed and one two-handed – and a limited supply of grenades. At its heart Uncharted 2 is an exploration game. Announced in January, the PSP-only video-game, “Uncharted 2” is now out — as of midnight. Uncharted 2 has 564 in-game cinematic animations in comparison to 80 in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. That grip STICKS. The group plans to cheat Flynn's client and take Polo's treasure for themselves. In PlayStation Home, the PlayStation 3's online community-based service, Naughty Dog has released a themed game space for Uncharted 2, developed by Outso. In their review, they called the game "Long, visually stunning, deep and explosive, Uncharted 2 combines all the qualities you can find in a videogame, and more! Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. VGA’s awarding the game with the coveted crown of video games. Uncharted 2 is a masterstroke of game creation. Rather what I want to talk about is what prevents it from being the great game it’s so often purported to be. Users had another chance to win the Fortune Hunter Edition in the Uncharted 2 space between the times of 8 am PT November 20, 2009 and 12 pm PT November 21, 2009. It was released on October 23, 2009 in the European and North American versions of PlayStation Home. The actors act out the scene wearing specially designed motion capture suits. Given the complexity of the character relationships, I urge players to play the original game before venturing into the sequel. If Drake is undetected by his enemies, the player can attempt to use stealth to take them out, such as by sneaking up behind them to knock them out with one hit, or by pulling an unsuspecting foe over a ledge from which Drake is hanging. The actors would even rehearse together in a room and had discussions with the creative directors of the game before carrying out the performance to create the highly realistic and cinematic dialogue throughout the game. The Fortune Hunter edition contains the game, a replica of the Phurba Dagger artifact and stand, a BradyGames strategy guide, an art book, the official soundtrack, and a collector's case autographed by Naughty Dog. I know, I’m cheating, but Locomotion and Tunnel vision is like … That’s next level. Plunder is similar to the traditional capture the flag game mode, and sees each team attempt to capture the treasure from a central point in the map and return it to their base; the player carrying the treasure is slowed down a great deal, and may also choose to hurl the treasure away at any point, in order to keep it out of reach of the enemy, or to pass it to a teammate. As the city crumbles under the collapse of the tree and the exploding resin, Nate and Chloe carry Elena to safety. It includes all four parts of the motion comic Uncharted: Eye of Indra and two Uncharted 2 multiplayer skins based on the motion comic. Flynn, left for dead by Lazarević for his failures, ambushes them in a suicide attack, seriously wounding Elena. Fortune hunter Nathan Drake is lured back into the treacherous world of thieves and mercenary treasure seekers. The rabid fans among you will already be clutching your copies, eager to embark on the adventure that awaits. On September 15, 2009, another beta was released and an open beta was released to the EU and US on September 29, 2009, via the PSN store. I was looking for something where I could say, okay, that we're doing better.". It is considered to be one of the greatest video games ever made, and among the most significant titles for the seventh console generation. A large portion of the in-game medals are used to award trophies. No. That’s over eight times more than Rambo in Rambo’s bloodiest movie! There are no enemies to deal with here immediately, but there is a puzzle to solve of sorts. https://naughty-dog.fandom.com/wiki/Uncharted_2:_Among_Thieves?oldid=134. On May 6, 2010, an Uncharted apartment was released in the European and North American versions of PlayStation Home called the "Uncharted Fortune Hunter's Apartment". Unlike the first and third games there are hardly any cheap deaths. This space is called "Nepalese Village" and features the mini-games Mask Mayhem, Torch Race, and Fortunate Thieves with rewards. I absolutely recommend this game to anyone that enjoys adventure games. In the first year since the game's launch, more than 125 million matches and 10,500 man-years had been played online. Skins were released as a single purchase and the 2 maps with the 12 PSN Trophies were released as a single purchase. A game that only loses 4 points out of a … Nate discovers that the stone never left Shambhala, and locates the temple where Polo's crew slaughtered each other. Nate leaves her in Chloe's care and confronts Lazarević at the base of the tree. On February 25, 2010, a DLC pack that contained two new multiplayer maps, six skins based on Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, 12 PSN Trophies, and 13 medals was released. The game was developed over the course of nearly two years and runs on Naughty Dog's proprietary engine Naughty Engine 2.0. As of February 2010, the game has sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide, becoming the fastest selling first-party title on any PlayStation platform. I have three major issues with Uncharted 2. On December 12, 2010, the previously exclusive "Golden Guns" DLC was released. If a player goes down and is not revived before the timer goes out, they will not come back until the next round. Only 200 copies were released. This is one of the best games of all time.“ - PlayStation the Official Magazine. Players can select two Boost abilities which assist them in the matches. When it was announced I didn’t think I wanted another game in the franchise, because Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception ended so well and then Uncharted 4 proved me wrong. I don’t mean exploration in the manner of finding different ways through the areas or to the objective but rather climbing, jumping and solving puzzles to move forward. The game was placed 19th in Dengeki online's reader poll of the best games of 2009, making it the only non-Japanese game in the list. Nathan Drake is very much portrayed as a normal man. On August 26, 2010, the "Sidekick Skin Pack" was released, containing 6 alternate appearances of previously available characters, and 2 new villain skins, Dillon and Mac. The first publication to review Uncharted 2 was the French edition of PSM3. Schäfer sends him and Tenzin after the remains of Schäfer's failed expedition for the stone decades ago. Flynn arrives and shoots Nate. The game was developed over the … It's tough to follow a masterpiece like Uncharted 2 (list spoilers! On January 28, 2010, the "PlayStation Heroes Skin Pack" was released, containing Sev and a Helghast soldier from Killzone 2, Nathan Hale and a Chimera from the Resistanceseries, and Cole (Evil and Good) along with Zeke from inFamous. Users had to play the "Torch Race" mini-game and be first on its leader board in the Uncharted 2 space. Aussie Dev Project Features in PS5 Game Announcements, Life Saving Blood Donations from South Aussie Gamers. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is a third-person action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog. Naughty Dog's creative director Amy Hennig revealed a special Fortune Hunter edition of Uncharted 2 that is not obtainable in stores. 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. IGN gave the game a 9.5 out of 10, praising its "stunning visuals" and saying "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is fantastic", and calling the multiplayer mode "one of the best multiplayer experiences that you'll find in any game around ... it almost feels like Naughty Dog has given us an extra game for free." However, AI enemies try to stop the players from returning the treasure. Uncharted themed costumes have also been released in Home. Bizarrely, despite Nathan Drake’s willingness to kill, in the games climactic scene he refused to put a bullet in the murderous, torturous, horrific, do-anything–for-power warlord. That’s not ok, not at all. Drake can pick up weapons, automatically replacing the existing weapon he was using, and additional ammunition from slain enemies. Naughty Dog intended to maximize the utilization of the Cell's SPUs, as their estimates for utilization in the first Uncharted were only around 30%. Three months later, Chloe helps free Nate with his friend Victor Sullivan (Richard McGonagle). It was named by Metacritic as the most critically acclaimed game of 2009, and received Game of the Year accolades from numerous publications and award events. I didn’t play Uncharted 2 on release as I was hip deep in Gears of Wars at the time, so I’m sure you can imagine my excitement when I was able to pick up the remastered Uncharted trilogy at a bargain price on the PlayStation Network. Drake is physically adept and is able to jump, climb, and scale narrow ledges and wall-faces to get between points. After grabbing the Nine Jewel Ring, push through the wooden door to reach the next area. Nate and Sully escape after being found by Flynn and his men. There was the universal praise for Uncharted 2 driving me forwards too. This DLC pack contained a new co-op multiplayer mode known as Siege, two new multiplayer maps, six new character skins and 11 PSN Trophies (10 of which are bronze, one of which is silver). The Uncharted series is the first game series to have a game space for both games of the series in Home. They discover that Schäfer was working for the Nazi Ahnenerbe and killed his men to protect the world from the Cintamani Stone. A new co-op game mode, titled "Siege", was also added, in which 2–3 players must team up to secure a zone while holding off waves of enemies. SCEA marketing manager Asad Qizilbash told readers of the PlayStation Blog that the limited edition giveaways will take place on that blog, PlayStation Home, the game's multiplayer demo, and a few other unnamed places. The magazine awarded the game 21/20, a score that was reached five years prior by Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Gold Rush is a cooperative mode of play where 2–3 players must team up to obtain a treasure, which is randomly spawned on the map, and take it back to their base, much like Plunder. [6] A second teaser trailer was released soon after, showing a badly wounded Drake stuck in the remains of a wrecked train hanging precariously over a cliff. Uncharted 2 is a good game. 38 Games Like Uncharted 2. This makes the second game space to be released from Naughty Dog, the first being the game space for Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. There's no other game, despite Killzone 2 on the visuals, with the same level of quality as Naughty Dog's newest game. [5] Deathmatch features two teams of five, with one team acting as heroes and the other as villains. The game was criticised for some negative issues, such as lapses in the control system. ThisGenGaming says 'Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was widely considered Game of The Year upon its release in 2009 with many major publications i.e. Sully leaves a recovering Elena to Nate. Sully backs out, so Nate and Chloe continue to Nepal, which has been ravaged by Lazarević's mercenaries in search of the temple. In the interview, Christophe Balestra also pointed out how important it is to ship every system with a hard drive. Users had one final chance to win the Fortune Hunter Edition from 8 am PT December 18, 2009 to 12 pm PT December 21, 2009. A good friend writes to say “It is an exclusive PS3 game that is set in Nepal, Tibet, and Shambhala and is absolutely loaded with Buddhist art and imagery. Flash 79% 15,641 plays Cute Elements. NPD Group's sales data show that Uncharted 2 was the top-selling game in the United States for October 2009, at about 537,000 units sold, while Media Create's sales data has Uncharted 2 selling 47,000 units for its first day in Japan. In a review for The New York Times, Seth Schiesel described it as "perhaps the best-looking game on any system, and no game yet has provided a more genuinely cinematic entertainment experience. Games Like Uncharted 2 And it’s not just the sheer numbers of people, as crazy as it is, it’s the vehicles as well. Before I go on it’s important to note that I enjoyed Uncharted 2, quite a bit. One of the inspirations for the Tibetan village sequence was the 2008 video game The Graveyard by Tale of Tales. Come on…. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is a complete package. Some areas of the game require the player to solve puzzles with the use of Drake's journal, which provides clues towards the puzzles' solutions. The perfectly paced campaign is pure joy from beginning to end, seamlessly combining top-notch shooting, smooth platforming, clever puzzles, and a playful story into one of the most engaging and satisfying adventures around. After making their way through the city to the main shrine, the group discovers that the Cintamani Stone is a giant amber derived, along with the flammable resin, from the sap of a prehistoric tree of life in the center of the city. He and Elena unlock the secret passage to Shambhala underneath the monastery, but Lazarević corners them. For Uncharted 2: Among Thieves on the PlayStation 3, a GameFAQs Q&A question titled "2 Player co-op? On April 22, 2010, the third expansion pack, "Siege" was released. First announced on December 1, 2008, and released in October 2009, it is the second game in the Uncharted series, following Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. First things first -- you'll see a familiar blonde … Nathan Drake is not an adventurer that occasional runs into trouble, he’s a mass murderer. The monsters attack but are killed by Lazarević, who reveals them as Shambala's disguised human guardians. The beta phase of the multiplayer was playable by those who bought early copies of the game inFamous. Rambo IV, the Rambo movie with the highest kill count of the series, has a total 236 deaths, 83 of which are committed by Rambo himself. Nate and Flynn break into a museum in Istanbul and find the lamp. The game also received a Metacritic score of 96 out of 100,  making it the most critically acclaimed game of 2009. There are bad guys incoming. Honestly, there was not a single time I was surprised by something breaking and Nathan Drake using his superhero powers to grab the tiniest of handholds at the last second, including the (epic) opening act of the game, climbing the wreaked train. Battlefield: Bad Company Two producer Gordon Van Dyke stated "Uncharted 2 is an amazing-looking game. It’s a very good game. A remastered version of the game was released for the PlayStation 4 in October 2015, as part of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection. Players can also assist their comrades if they become critically injured or if they are grabbed by an enemy. Being that it’s the oldest of the Uncharted games and Naughty Dog’s first entry in the genre I was sure that the sequel would be much more polished. Uncharted 2 takes place two years after Drake's Fortune and follows protagonist Nathan Drake's attempt to unravel a mystery surrounding Venetian explorer Marco Polo and his undocumented voyage from China. [57] PlayStation: The Official Magazine awarded the game a perfect score. [18] However, Evan Wells later pointed out: The rhythm of the game is fast-paced and action-packed, and includes some fun, well-thought-out dialogue. The New York Times noted that "...its finicky controls can frustrate at times." Both expired on October 12, 2009. The fact that every PlayStation 3 has a hard drive is huge for us. However when things take an unexpected turn for the worst, Drake must rely on those closest to him in order to find the Cintomani Stone. Never formally announced, the Special Edition was discovered on the game's official European launch site, with the only link for the special edition leading to one of Britain's major game retailers, Game. Ok, people can have incredible upper body strength. The Uncharted 2 guide has everything you need to know to conquer both the singleplayer and multiplayer modes of Uncharted 2.