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First UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves Review — PlayStation: The Official Magazine

Arne Meyer's Avatar + Posted by Arne Meyer on Sep 14, 2009 // Community Strategist, Naughty Dog

We’re less than a month out from the launch of UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves and we’re starting to see reviews come in. We just received the November issue of PlayStation: The Official Magazine in the studio which has the first world review of UNCHARTED 2. Subscribers should have this issue in the mail any time now and, if you don’t have a subscription, you can pick up a copy from newsstands in the next couple of weeks.

Cracking open the issue, which features UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves as its cover, we were totally thrilled to see that our game received a perfect 5/5 AND the Editors’ Choice award for the month! We’ve been working incredibly hard over the past two years to make UNCHARTED 2 the best game we’ve made yet and we’re all smiles to hear that we’re not the only ones who think we’ve got something really great on our hands.

You’ll have to pick up your own copy to read the ten full pages of UNCHARTED 2 details, but in the meantime here’s an image of the cover to serve as a preview:

PTOM UCHARTED 2 review cover

I’m pretty sure just reading reviews of our game won’t be enough to hold you over until we launch on October 13, so be sure to check out our Multiplayer Demo. If you pre-ordered UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves through GameStop, then your early access to the demo starts tomorrow and runs up until just prior to the launch of our game. If you haven’t pre-ordered, the Multiplayer Demo opens up to everyone via a PlayStation Network download on September 29.

We’ll be back on the PlayStation.Blog tomorrow with more details about the multiplayer demo and an associated contest you’ll definitely want to know about!

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+ s_S-killaz336 on September 14th, 2009 at 8:09 pm said:

I can’t download the demo I’m banned… I ben banned for almost a month an I’m banned for EVER!! Plz I learned my lesson unban me PLZPlZ I won’t make that mistake again I NEED PSN and xbox sux so I don’t want on UNBAN me


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+ ndw4 on September 14th, 2009 at 8:14 pm said:

has anybodys pre order demo code from gamestop not worked?it keeps saying its invalid.and damn that magazine already has the NOVEMBER issue out?its not even october


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+ DarKaoZ on September 14th, 2009 at 8:17 pm said:

Man I would love this as the cover instead. That looks way more dynamic and awesome!

Anyways, Naughty Dog, 3.01 Firmware didn’t fix Uncharted 1 freezing. Hope you can tell Sony about it. =/


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+ aFrOsTy on September 14th, 2009 at 8:21 pm said:

I am soo stoaked about this game! i purchased a new ps3 and has glad to beat the game again… 5 away to 100% on the trophies and looking forward to #2


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+ FAMILYGY3319 on September 14th, 2009 at 8:21 pm said:

That cover page looks sweet!


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+ frahmie on September 14th, 2009 at 8:22 pm said:

Awesome!


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+ ivanramon on September 14th, 2009 at 8:22 pm said:

wow, multiplayer demo? that is a first! Awesome idea…great job Naughty Dog!


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+ hulingbantay on September 14th, 2009 at 8:22 pm said:

@101 Agreed. By the way, Arne, what time is the MP demo gonna start? PLEASE REPLY!!!


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+ Onslaught500 on September 14th, 2009 at 8:25 pm said:

@104. I was wondering the same thing. I want to get my hands on this demo as soon as possible. Do we have a time? anyone? but yeah this game looks amazing


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+ SOOPERGOOMAN187 on September 14th, 2009 at 8:30 pm said:

FW update 3.01 is out and ready for all to consume, Can’t wait to play this game and I hope that someday I will be able to put out a game as great as this….It’s a dream of mine


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+ xtheEnemy on September 14th, 2009 at 8:30 pm said:

NIce!


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+ DigitalHero on September 14th, 2009 at 8:30 pm said:

There really is no doubt Uncharted 2 is awesome but I want scores from a non-biased Sony only magazine.


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+ J_KILL_SEAL on September 14th, 2009 at 8:34 pm said:

IM READY PS3 POWERHOUSE I LUV IT WE NEED ANOTHER UPDATE BEFORE ALL THE GOOD GAMES COME OUT LIKE CROSS CHAT AND GAME INVITES U KILLIN EVERYBODY SONY THATS ALL WE NEED THEN X-BOX 360 WANT BE ABLE TO TOUCH US!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE READ EVERYBODY WANT CROSS CHAT AND YALL KNOW IT COME ON WITH IT SOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ J_KILL_SEAL on September 14th, 2009 at 8:35 pm said:

IM READY PS3 POWERHOUSE I LUV IT WE NEED ANOTHER UPDATE BEFORE ALL THE GOOD GAMES COME OUT LIKE CROSS CHAT AND GAME INVITES U KILLIN EVERYBODY SONY THATS ALL WE NEED THEN X-BOX 360 WANT BE ABLE TO TOUCH US!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE READ EVERYBODY WANT CROSS CHAT AND YALL KNOW IT COME ON WITH IT SOON


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+ thegriefer on September 14th, 2009 at 8:40 pm said:

uncharted 2 goty


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+ PiNerd on September 14th, 2009 at 8:41 pm said:

Wow…this game truly looks incredible. I will be playing that demo the second I get home tomorrow, and trying my luck at a Fortune Hunter’s edition, but I already know I won’t win (I suck at online multiplayer). Looks 11x better than Drake’s Fortune and I’m truly excited for Oct. 13. A 5/5 is just the beginning…and I’m actually HOPING that IGN will score this game 10/10. Still, I have no idea how Uncharted 3 could possibly surpass Uncharted 2 in graphics. I think both titles would have to be of equal scale. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Naughty Dog will develop Jak IV on PS3. And by the way High Impact Games, I absolutely LOVE how you pay attention to the plot. If Daxter were exposed to dark eco again, wouldn’t he change into a dark maker? Whatever, I’ll likely hate the game anyways for trying to be everything that it can’t.


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+ KwietStorm on September 14th, 2009 at 8:50 pm said:

I’m guessing an 11 out of 10


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+ The_White_Fang on September 14th, 2009 at 8:51 pm said:

I asked arne earlier today through psn (he is on my friends list from the beta) and he doesn’t know when it is going up.

Probably because it is done through sony’s side on psn, not Naughty dog, but things like this in the past have gone up at midnight PST


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+ that-acmilan-guy on September 14th, 2009 at 9:01 pm said:

I know the game is good and will receive good scores, but how come someone buy anything from OPM for Playstation games?


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+ joseph2411 on September 14th, 2009 at 9:05 pm said:

Awesome, can’t wait for this game!!


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+ Pelt_Hunter on September 14th, 2009 at 9:25 pm said:

Pre-ordered a month or so ago. After seeing videos, reading articles, and thoroughly playing through the MP beta earlier on, it was apparent this was going to be a mega-blockbuster. Not one of those games where it seems like the media is holding back a bit on coverage or aren’t themselves getting the full experience to sample so you can tell the game will end up being a crap game like Kane & Lynch was.

It had all these sweet screenshots and neat squad mechanics and it just ended up being what looked like a PS2 game with sloppy gameplay associated to a disturbing yet intriguingly compelling story. Up there with biggest launch day mistake purchase of my life..

You can tell when some games are bonafide hits. I just hope some gems aren’t over looked amongst Modern Warfare 2. Save your money now people, it’s going to be a happy holiday when you’re PS3s are stuffed with premium gaming.


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+ phinnv8 on September 14th, 2009 at 9:30 pm said:

5/5 doesn’t mean much coming from “PlayStation Magazine” the name alone sounds like it could be biased.

I’ll wait for IGN & Gamespot.

Game looks great so far though!


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+ phinnv8 on September 14th, 2009 at 9:34 pm said:

Sony, fix 3.0, please. It’s crap. Friends list needs to be improved, the ticker needs to be disabled, and the lock-ups need to be fixed.

Also:
-Cross game voice chat
-Party invites
-Improved Web Browser that actually works smoothly and doesn’t lock up the console (WebKit based maybe). This is even more important now that so many things use it.


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+ AidensCalling on September 14th, 2009 at 9:34 pm said:

I’m really excited for this game, mainly because I tried my hand at making games and all the tech really impresses me. The lengths they go for small details such as hair moving in the wind, clothing getting wet when raining or when a character goes in water. The only other truly great cinematic games with a great balance of story and gameplay that I can think of is the first Uncharted and some of the Metal Gear Solid games.


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+ Blkant on September 14th, 2009 at 9:37 pm said:

My purchase only depends on one thing. Is there a twist at the end like in Uncharted: Drakes Fortune. Because despite what some said about it, I really enjoyed the darker theme and nice odd twist. Gave the game more heart and creativity instead of constantly fighting pirates 24/7……

This better not disappoint and be all pirates……
(Although I have a bad feeling its nothing but drake vs. people now……)


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+ Valentik999 on September 14th, 2009 at 9:39 pm said:

def. game of the year. I cant wait for it to be released. Please give the fortune hunter edition to deserving fans, such as people who platinumed the first. dont make this a big marketing scheme so people reserve at terrible gamestop, a place that gives you less than 1/3rd on a new game. please naughty dog look out for the little guy. I love that you already made things exclusive for America. Given our psn store is the worst and gets everything last. All and all i love you naughty dog and playstation. Dont give in to marketing. I appreciated all you gave to me even when you were losing the system wars.


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+ The_White_Fang on September 14th, 2009 at 9:44 pm said:

@119 try updating to 3.01


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+ RavageHeitaro on September 14th, 2009 at 9:47 pm said:

Anyone who have checked their review history will realise that they have been very HARSH on PS3 exclusives, compared to sites like IGN,Gamespot or 1up.

Looks like we have a GoTY here!! :D


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+ station3fever on September 14th, 2009 at 9:52 pm said:

I don’t need a magazine to tell me the game is good because in my heart & soul I know Naughty Dog is the best #1. Heck I still play Crash Bandicoot once in awhile lol.
WE LOVE YOU NAUGHTY DOG :)
WE LOVE YOU NAUGHTY DOG
WE LOVE YOU NAUGHTY DOG
Congrats :)


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+ SuperSonic1305 on September 14th, 2009 at 9:52 pm said:

I pre-ordered at EBGames and didn’t get a code because they ran out. Not fair.


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+ Wuggyboobeaufuf on September 14th, 2009 at 10:08 pm said:

Did they go into detail about how the single player mode has been gimped because of the time and effort spent on the pointless multiplayer mode?


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+ TGolem on September 14th, 2009 at 10:27 pm said:

From what i’ve seen and played of Uncharted 2 so far i feel confident that this is going to be one of the best games of all time.

Now i’m just waiting for the demo until i can pick up my preorder =)


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+ kolvebach on September 14th, 2009 at 10:29 pm said:

I don’t need a magazine, I trust you guys.


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+ DeathroW22 on September 14th, 2009 at 11:35 pm said:

I’m no game developer, but waiting for the first review must be nerve racking.

Well done guys. (I heard the UK’s PSM3 gave UC2 21/20!).


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+ hector2ortega on September 14th, 2009 at 11:48 pm said:

Congrats on the review the game looks awesome and I can’t wait to play it, but I’m getting a little frustrated with the demo multi-player dates being changed. On the back of the card that I received with the code for the demo it says valid from 8/19/2009 to 9/18/2009 so I said to myself ok cool I’ll just wait til 8/19 to play the demo, well didn’t work found out it was changed to the 5th of September. I said cool I’ll try it then, didn’t go through again. Then it was changed to the 15th at this point I’m pissed because not only is it not working but I found out that they have a Hunters Edition that has to be won and can’t be bought which really sucks because I’m a SE collector I love going after the best ones but I don’t think I’ll be able to get this one cause I’ll be working….oh well I’m sure someone will have it up on Ebay for sale.


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+ spatsnaz on September 14th, 2009 at 11:58 pm said:

Awesome! A well deserved score I’m sure.


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+ TrumpetTwinnie on September 15th, 2009 at 12:16 am said:

Does anyone know what time the multiplayer demo can be accessed? My code isnt working.


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+ KingMigL on September 15th, 2009 at 12:50 am said:

cant wait for it at first i was like maybe ill get it but now it a definite buy going to best buy on wendsday to pre-order.


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+ muzzar69 on September 15th, 2009 at 1:10 am said:

when is the beta going live in australia?
i got my code today, downloaded it of the PSN and tried to play it but its coming up with a error message saying its expired.
has it gone live yet?
or is it a problem with my code?
also when is this releasing in australia?
europe, US everyone has a release date besides us.
and will us ozzies get a shot at the fortune hunter edition?
you have no idea how much i want that, name the place and time and i will be there.


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+ wasim007 on September 15th, 2009 at 1:36 am said:

hey garbage box 360 aka 54% defective crap box 360 owners

Uncharted 2 will outscore all junk box 360 games this gen

it will get 10/10 from atleast 80% of the websites.

PSM3 gave it 21/20 and so will 90% of eu magazines

only mags/sites which could give it anything less than 10 are edge/eurogamer/gamespot and lameradar

Uncharted 2 will get something like a 10 from IGN and 90% of the websites worldwide

junkbox 360 fans dont have anything to play this year except flops and lame dlcs like gaylo odst,gay tony,flopza and flop 4 dead. seriously is there even worth mentioning on x360 in ps board , considering junk box 360 is an outdated console with outdated garbage looking and playing games


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+ wasim007 on September 15th, 2009 at 1:43 am said:

wuggy aka mart at xboxkings aka old man

did ur junk box 360 just RROD

apparently 54% of all crap box 360s have died

Uncharted 2 will outscore all electric furnace box 360 games this gen . so prepare yourself to commit suicide when all reviews are in

PSM3 French mag gave it 21/20. PSM3 and OPM are owned by GAMESRADAR network (same guys own OXM)


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+ CloudStorm87 on September 15th, 2009 at 2:39 am said:

I preordered Uncharted 2 and got my beta code from Play.com last night. Having already played and enjoyed the previous beta, I couldn’t wait for more and this new beta delivers in spades! I can only imagine the amount of content that’s gonna packed into the full game!

To me Uncharted 2 is already a GOTY contender. I don’t need any reviews to tell me that. I only request that fellow PS3 owners buy game when it comes out and reward Naughty Dog for the hard work they have put into developing it. I really hope it gets the critical and commercial success it deserves.


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+ Molin on September 15th, 2009 at 3:00 am said:

Well deserved! Congratulations to Naughty Gods!


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+ gdfhfggs on September 15th, 2009 at 3:05 am said:

awesome! cant wait till the multiplayer beta or full game


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+ guitain on September 15th, 2009 at 3:40 am said:

Best game of all time?

Where do I sign up?!?


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+ lecanada on September 15th, 2009 at 4:24 am said:

Never any doubt that it would receive a high score. Just hope the review doesn’t reveal too much about what happens in the game.


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+ VenomUK on September 15th, 2009 at 4:45 am said:

Hi Arne. French PSM3 magazine gave this a 21/20- that’s better than perfect!

The original Uncharted didn’t have as much internet chatter about it, when I first played it, it was like I discovered a genuine PS3 treasure. Great gameplay, setting, and acting. I can’t wait for Uncharted 2,


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+ Zamarickz on September 15th, 2009 at 5:08 am said:

Naughty Dog deserves to know they make the best games I’ve ever played and this will be the best!


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+ EmperorKorea on September 15th, 2009 at 5:28 am said:

i hate how this game is completely overshadowing ratchet & clank future: a crack in time.


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+ Berae on September 15th, 2009 at 5:36 am said:

Perfect score was sure for this game, first one was badass and second looks to be even more


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