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UNCHARTED 2 First Online Reviews

Arne Meyer's Avatar Posted by Director of Communications, Naughty Dog

Things are picking up steam for us as we head into the final weeks before UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves releases worldwide in October. It’s hard to believe that just nine months ago, we announced UNCHARTED 2 with our “Cliffhanger” trailer at the 2008 SPIKE Video Game Awards. We took the next few months to slowly tease out more information on our single-player campaign until we dropped the bomb in late April that we were including multiplayer gameplay modes in UNCHARTED 2. Everyone at Naughty Dog worked exceptionally hard to get those modes ready to provide everyone with a small preview of what we were up to when we launched our Multiplayer Beta during E3 2009. Not only did we feel great that everyone was finally getting some hands-on time with UNCHARTED 2 multiplayer, but we were equally stoked to end E3 2009 with over 20 awards, including 6 “Best in Show” awards.


Since then, we’ve spent all our time putting the finishing touches on the game and we were able to recently announce that UNCHARTED 2 had gone gold. Since then, we’ve been eagerly waiting to see what game critics have thought about our game and we’re just now starting to see the reviews come in. Earlier this week, we were absolutely thrilled to see our first review garnering a 5 out of 5 and Editors’ Choice Award in the November 2009 issue of PlayStation: The Official Magazine. Then, today, we received two more reviews – IGN had the exclusive review and gave UNCHARTED 2 a 9.5 out of 10 and GamesRadar UK chimed in with another perfect 10 out of 10. Needless to say, we can’t wait to read the rest of the reviews over the next few weeks!

Don’t forget that just because we release on October 13, 2009, doesn’t mean you can’t get some hands on time with UNCHARTED 2 before we launch – our Multiplayer Demo will be available to everyone via PlayStation Network on September 29 or, if you pre-order a copy at GameStop now, you can jump in today!

If you do play the Multiplayer Demo, keep a sharp eye out as you’re playing anytime over the next four weeks – a bunch of Naughty Dogs will be playing with you! You can spot us by the red paw next to our PlayStation Network ID in Multiplayer matches and some of us will also be using unique Naughty Dog character skins – Nathan Drake and a pirate from UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune, both wearing a Naughty Dog shirt.

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piro_z said:

September 18th, 4:48 pm

theres coop missions? Y couldn’t this be released during summer? everytime I see something new I can’t wait for this game even MORE


September 18th, 4:52 pm

this game looks very sexy.. cant wait

xiked said:

September 18th, 4:54 pm

I hope biased sites like edge and eurogamer for once stop being so anti ps3 and review Uncharted 2 right.

I will buy it day 1!

station3fever said:

September 18th, 4:56 pm

Stealth? did he say stealth?
hell yes. This game will rock the world!!!!
I already had my money aside when i finished playing part 1, because i new this game was going to be a HIT. Naughty dog is the only company who is not afraid to put nice vivid colors in a game. Man do i love naughty dog :)

BigBoss712 said:

September 18th, 4:57 pm

25 days to go! Amazing work ND.

dsigns209 said:

September 18th, 5:04 pm

Preordered the game at gamestop and was never sent a code. =/

spunnups said:

September 18th, 5:07 pm

Congrats Naughty Dog, you’ve become one of the premier developers out there! No other place could this game take place than on the PS3!

Nimoy23 said:

September 18th, 5:09 pm

I am looking forward to playing my first movie. Congrats to all the hard work you’ve put in over the years. And not just for Uncharted 2. For all the gems you’ve release over the years that have made me a very happy Sony (1,2,3, and PSP) owner.

IGLOO05 said:

September 18th, 5:10 pm

Congrats to everyone at Naught Dog! I was playing again Richard from ND. I even got a kill off of him :)

CHRP718 said:

September 18th, 5:11 pm

Can’t wait to check out the ads for Uncharted 2.

Congrats to Naughty Gods & Sony

OneEyeRed said:

September 18th, 5:13 pm

I said it before and I’ll say it again Naughty Dog. You are hands down one of the best damn gaming developers across all platforms and my pre-order has been patiently awaiting for months now.

Hands down game of the year across platforms and you folks deserve it. In my opinion you deserved it with Uncharted. Congratulations and I loom forward to many more AAA titles from you.

czakhary said:

September 18th, 5:21 pm

Great job ND! I am sort of surprised that the IGN review was only a 9.5 considering the first Uncharted received a 9.1 and there was no multiplayer. Still, I am definitely looking forward to picking up Uncharted 2 on day one.

AdoAJ said:

September 18th, 5:21 pm

I preordered Uncharted 2 from EB Games (I live in Canada and I think it’s owned by Game Stop) but didn’t get the code. I have the beta from inFamous but it doesn’t work. Should I ask EB Games for the code?
Thanks a lot
PS Your game is AWESOME!

enewtabie said:

September 18th, 5:24 pm

Truly, this is the age of Naughty Dog. Let’s get ready to play.

firekyler said:

September 18th, 5:29 pm

since in 2007 i knew i wud be buying this!!!!! i already waiting for unchartered3? by the way when is that coming out???????????

OmegaSpartan08 said:

September 18th, 5:30 pm

i cannot believe we have to wait a MONTH for the game’s release (although i have the beta to get me through)! and even though the rules for the Fortune Hunter Edition have not been specified, I WILL WIN!

angelspawn77 said:

September 18th, 5:31 pm

love the beta! im glad to see that ill have plenty more 2 keep me busy after campaign mode, im sure ill be back to beat it more than once and it just might be on my most replayed list along with MGS4(4 playthroughs and not stopping there), resident evil 4 (6-7 meaning to go again, its been about a year), kingdom hearts 2 (3-4), uncharted (2 less than a month, got it lately). Cant wait!

drdistracto said:

September 18th, 5:42 pm

I should bear-hug the entire ND team, the are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!

VenomXv said:

September 18th, 5:44 pm

Awesome. This doesn’t surprise me at all! This game looks amazing.

GabranthPT said:

September 18th, 5:55 pm

I think that pretty much everyone with a PS3 knew what was coming.

Still, congratulations to all of you Dogs and I’m glad there’s people like you that makes it so sweet to proudly say: “This is why I’m a gamer!”

But I have a complaint to make and I’m sorru that this is not the right place.

In less than a month, US of A will receive the game and Europe, the market that probably gives you the most money and units sold, still has no release date.

I mean, seriously Sony/ND, talk about bad PR!

s_S-killaz336 said:

September 18th, 5:57 pm

I’m prolly not buyin cuz I’m banned =[

s_S-killaz336 said:

September 18th, 6:05 pm

Giv us a jak and ratchet skin

Zinacef said:

September 18th, 6:08 pm

Really can’t wait to get my hands on this one.

Ashenshugura said:

September 18th, 6:09 pm

1 simple question Split screen Co-op?

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    Arne Meyer said:

    September 18th, 9:23 pm

    Sorry, unfortunately there is no split-screen in our multiplayer modes — competitive or co-op.

trey4li4e17 said:

September 18th, 6:13 pm

Hey, awesome reviews can’t wait! I was just asking is there an official release date for Australia, all the websites just say ‘October 2009’. So will we get it at the same time or later? Can’t wait!

thegriefer said:

September 18th, 6:16 pm

i want this game so bad

TheGuardianFID said:

September 18th, 6:24 pm

I’m enjoying the Demo even more than I did the Beta, congrats guys on one hell of a game, I can’t wait to pickup my reserved copy!!! :D

IceCold said:

September 18th, 6:25 pm

I’m so behind inmy games it sickening.

jqtaxpayer said:

September 18th, 6:43 pm

Great news, looks like this is going to work its way into my collection.

Yikes, did you see the review IGN gave the PSP Gran Turismo game? 6.8!?

sunil247 said:

September 18th, 6:45 pm

UC2 deserves perfect scores all around. Its simply that good.

Does anyone know if a platinum trophy in UC1 will offer any rewards in UC2?

I could be wrong, but I remember someone from Naughty Dog say they would do that !!

CaptainKratos said:

September 18th, 6:57 pm

WOOOO!!!!! freaking Awesome!!!! Good Job NaughtyGod!!!

Miles514 said:

September 18th, 7:00 pm

1st day buy!!!! If i see one bad reveiw anything under 5 stars or 9.0 then they are XBOTS.I just can’t sit still now.

RavageHeitaro said:

September 18th, 7:00 pm

CONGRATS ND!! You guys sure deserved it :D

Jody1990 said:

September 18th, 7:04 pm

I’m so excited for this game! Already pre-ordered it :-D (and that means a lot :P)

TakiFuGu said:

September 18th, 7:07 pm

Trophy list please!

LILBUDDY2000 said:

September 18th, 7:20 pm

Reserved a LONG time ago! I’m just replaying Uncharged and it’s amazing how much better this game is than most of the games out 2 years later. To me, Uncharted is a ‘perfect game’….well done Naughty Dog. Please bring out DLC and Uncharted 3 :-)

Erick030303 said:

September 18th, 7:22 pm

hey, i was wondering if someone could tell me like whats the percentage of people thats been getting problems with the firmware 3.0 Im thinking of buying a ps3 and i really wanna play online but im not gonna be able to do it unless i update to 3.0 so….

Erick030303 said:

September 18th, 7:23 pm

this is gonna be awesome

ArsenalGear said:

September 18th, 7:30 pm

Whichever one of you Naughty Dogs goes by the PSN ID of BATTLE-GHOST, know that I threw you off a building two days ago and I got a nice snap of it.

BTW, Thanks for the Cinema Mode :)

silk04 said:

September 18th, 7:46 pm

Now after this you can make a Jak & Daxter game. I’ve been a ND fan since crash bandicoot.

LordRaoh said:

September 18th, 7:50 pm

Never doubted it..

Not only do I expect Uncharted 2 to be nominated for Game of the Year..

I nominate Naughty Dog for Publisher of the year and current console generation..

I cant wait to get my hands on this game..

Keep up the great work and I can’t even imagine what you have in store for us next after this project..

saik said:

September 18th, 7:56 pm

I was on the fence about this game.

Who am I kidding, lol, I cant wait to get my hands on it!!!

HaVoK_ said:

September 18th, 8:24 pm

I’ve had an awesome tie both with the beta from Infamous and the pro-order multiplayer beta, i must say that ND had raised the bar to a level gamers dream about. I truly hope the sales reflect this masterpiece in gaming beacause all the hard work is evident in every ounce of the game. Great job ND, i hope to see you online and greet you guys with a grenade :):)

McHoser666 said:

September 18th, 8:30 pm

Uncharted 2 also got a 9.5 on ign and a 10/10 on gamesradar with an average of 9.8 so far. So this is very good news for ps3 owners and a lot of butt hurt 360 fanboys and I love it. Let’s hope this keeps up.

UltimateBullsFan said:

September 18th, 8:39 pm

Hey Arnie Meyer,
what about those Uncharted 2 fortune hunter editions? I think that they shouldn’t be given away by how good you are at the multiplayer, but how true of a fan you are. Like for example, trivia questions (kitty got wet lol). I feel that I am a really true fan, I’ve played and got platinum in Uncharted last year (when I got my ps3) but first fell in love with it when I saw the first cutscene you guys first put out (plane on fire, Elena’s brown hair). I called it the savior of the ps3, and I think it really is. Also, I don’t have much time to play the multiplayer due to school and sports. But everyday, I check on youtube the most recnt videos on Uncharted 2 and look everywhere about it. Man, I really want that fortune Hunter edition!

Anyways, I’ll get Uncharted 2 regardless (already preordered on Amazon but got the code through a lot of trouble through contest after contest)

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    Arne Meyer said:

    September 18th, 9:25 pm

    There is going to be plenty of ways/options for people to win a Fortune Hunters Edition

Chaos_Bladez said:

September 18th, 8:43 pm

I can’t believe it’s almost here. 25 days or so seems so close!

I_am_rushin said:

September 18th, 9:02 pm

Go Uncharted 2!

Why must I wait until the 13th :*(

Maybe you guys can move the release up one day like you did with Uncharted:DF? *hint* *hint*

C-Murph666 said:

September 18th, 9:05 pm

Can I have a Fortune Hunter Edition? You have like 200 of them…

C-DaBurna-B said:

September 18th, 9:13 pm

Now only if Sony can get Slant Six to finish Socom………

jazzyrider said:

September 18th, 9:27 pm

Getting very excited! Wish there were some news on the Fortunate Hunter edition.

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