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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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shadow2797 said:

September 18th, 10:03 pm

I think what everyone wants to know is…

Did “Kitty Got Wet” make the cut?

Wuggyboobeaufuf said:

September 18th, 10:07 pm

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

Yeah – but not for Canadians or anyone else.

Thanks for excluding the rest of us and telling us we’re second class citizens.

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    Arne Meyer said:

    September 21st, 1:02 am

    We\’re not purposely excluding anyone or any region — we appreciate all our fans equally! Each region of the world works on creating (or not) their own items such as the Fortune Hunter Edition. In this case, so far, SCEA has created this package for their region, which is the United States.

ndw4 said:

September 18th, 10:08 pm

i cant believe ign gave uncharted 2 a 9.5 all because of that one mission.it looked cool.just because the person who reviewed it had trouble with it makes that level bad.BS i hope for 10s across the board

wocyob said:

September 18th, 10:13 pm

man i love all the work you guys/ladies do at ND

by far the best game company and can not wait to pick this up

wish i could give you all a hug :)

also im going to philly on oct 9th for the game expo and i was wondering if you guys are going to be there showing off this game…. if so im bringing my copy of uncharted 1 and i hope you guys get to sign it :)

much respect -wocyob

and if anyone is wondering wocyob mean “cowboy” :P

MrBeatdown said:

September 18th, 10:21 pm

I can’t wait to play this. I’m getting it day one but am holding out to see who offers the best price.

The only thing I’m a little bummed about are the trophies. There really aren’t any online ones. I hope, if you decide to do DLC, you give us some multiplayer trophies that require some work.

AguilarX said:

September 18th, 10:40 pm

i love you naughty dog, now work on jak and daxter next gen!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pls!!!


September 18th, 11:03 pm

Ok I know I waited to long to post this but I’d just like to say that I played through the first game (even the treasures) and it was the best game I have ever played on the ps3 with MGS4 at a close second naughty dog has come a long way i always knew if you built solid games for the ps1 you were in the industry for life it’s just crazy to think that while I was playing crash and dreaming of how games would be in the future that you guys would be the ones to be creating those dreams 10-15 years down the road you guys make dreams come true and I commend you for it i’ll let you take it from here your the pro’s !

forzanerazzurri said:

September 18th, 11:26 pm

Congrats guys! This is shaping up to be an EPIC game and it couldnt have come at a better time. The PS3 is really picking up steam. Thanks for your hard work, ill be picking this up along with many many others on day one! Amazing work, we really appreciate it.

KAC710 said:

September 18th, 11:44 pm

I have a question about the twitter link. Is there a way to limit what gets sent over twitter, or is it all or nothing? I only ask, because most of my friends would stop having there TXT messages turned on for me when the start getting a bunch of #UNCHARTED2 tweets. Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea, but I think I will only want it to say that I am playing and maybe how I did after I logout.

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    Arne Meyer said:

    September 21st, 1:04 am

    Yes, you can select which in-game events you want to be communicated out to Twitter. In addition, all of them have a particular frequency or limit as to how often they will tweet on your behalf. We want to make sure it\’s an awesome addition to our game in every way.

purplestream said:

September 19th, 12:11 am

wooo! thanks naughty dog
i cant wait for sept 29

DryvBy said:

September 19th, 12:21 am

I’m excited about this one. This is the only realistic platformer/action/adventure game I sat down and wanted to finish. I’m hoping the MP is as fun as it looks. Too many good games in Rocktober.

denker2406 said:

September 19th, 12:27 am

This game looks perfect!!!
Congratulation to all Naughty Dogs. ^^

Shuraiya said:

September 19th, 12:29 am

I find it disappointing ign gave this game a 9.5. It deserves no less than a 9.9 from even the harshest critic. It is in a league of its own when compared to other titles ign has rated a 9.5 or higher.

nerdmanwhippy said:

September 19th, 12:49 am

While I wish I could say I’m picking this up day 1, money is too tight with my current job situation.

However would like to say kudos to the guys at Naughty Dog for what looks like another great game, I’m sure its leaving a very nice feeling in you seeing all the perfect/great reviews so far on your baby :D

Dark_Vincent said:

September 19th, 2:33 am

You deserve it Naught Dogs! Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune belongs to a genre I don’t even enjoy, yet I consider it THE best game of this generation. You tailored a wonderful experience to the point that whenever someone asks me “what should I buy with my PS3” my first answer is always “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune…. and then LBP”.

I’m happy to hear these good things about U2:AT, specially because I was getting afraid that having so many modes the game would lose the pure essence the first one had, but no! It seems to shine even brighter!!

I will have to talk to my gf and save a bit more when we go out dating, I must have Uncharted 2, it’s for the greater good!

zAppr said:

September 19th, 2:57 am

I have pre-ordered the game and the beta is super fun, however I am experiencing major problems while in game. I get kicked out of every game I join after about a couple of minutes into the game. I have heard other people also are having problems with being kicked from servers, but not like this. I can only play 2-3 minutes of a game before I get kicked for no obvious reason. I realise that this is in fact a beta and not everything is perfect, but am I the only one having this problem? It is extremely frustrating…

CondorMcG said:

September 19th, 3:38 am

Oh PS3 I knew you would come good in the end :D

lazyslacker05 said:

September 19th, 3:50 am

ign gave it to low of review ….i cant find something wrong with this game at all the more i try to.

SabbathRider said:

September 19th, 5:11 am

@68 There is a release date for Europe…. October 16th.

inf3ernus said:

September 19th, 5:55 am

wow, everytime I see naughty dog, I accidently misread for naughty god,, lol..
1 quick question, umm,, does it need to be in HDTV or also on SDTV?

Ti_dus said:

September 19th, 6:01 am

Guys it’s time for you to finally announce official release date in Europe! I’m dying to play this game. So finally Europe will have this special metal box edition or not? ;)

Ti_dus said:

September 19th, 6:03 am

Arne, it’s time to finally announce official release date in Europe ;) So will we (European) have this special metal box edition or not? ;) I’m dying to play this game ;)

CondorMcG said:

September 19th, 6:17 am

Great guys!

…Now start telling people who AREN’T already going to buy the game how great it is.

tlbright said:

September 19th, 6:45 am

This is going to be like the halo series of the xbox. But about 100x better. UNCHARTED RULES! Can’t wait!

UnKn0nSldr86 said:

September 19th, 7:34 am

AWESOME!!! i (heart) you ND!!! can’t wait till Oct. 13. I work around the Media Center at a retail store and I’ll be getting to hold the game box before any of you guys, ha ha :P. sucks i can only get to hold it though and can’t buy it till the street date of course. LOL.

INTVGene said:

September 19th, 7:40 am

First day here.

Also, thanks ND for not making too many multiplayer trophies.


September 19th, 7:53 am

Still sad there is no offline coop…BUT still looks like the GOTY! Can’t wait to buy the game! :)

tosun01 said:

September 19th, 7:57 am

Congratulations Naughty God!
I’ve been playing Uncharted I again, for a couple of days, and even now I’m still amazed of the graphics and everything else. Can’t wait to see Uncharted 2.
Unfornately, I won’t see any more reviews of the game. Don’t wanna get spoiled. IGN gave it a perfect story (and I believe it), so I wanna enjoy it for myself.

ArSEnAL_nAsRi8 said:

September 19th, 8:24 am

I’m from the UK and our biggest games buying website is GAME, and their they have a special edition where you get a ps theme, postcards and in the game a gold AK-47 and a gold barreta, so is this the fortune hunter edition, or just a special edition? I’ll definately be getting it though :)

Caires said:

September 19th, 8:30 am

This game is just getting better and better…

K-grim said:

September 19th, 8:38 am

how come im not surprised ign gave uncharted 2 a 9.5

they have the worst ratings

idiealot said:

September 19th, 9:03 am


Great work, I’m going to pre-order today. Thanks again! Beta tested and knew this game was a hit!

idiealot said:

September 19th, 9:03 am

Great work, I’m going to pre-order today. Thanks again! Beta tested and knew this game was a hit!

Varyag_Ericsson said:

September 19th, 9:12 am

Already pre-ordered this Great Game. ND, thanks, all your games were SOMETHING GREAT, and I hope they will!

stroudwes said:

September 19th, 9:44 am

Arne Meyer,
i rlly dont have time for all the contest and multiplayer. i bought infamous and played the beta as much as i could but with football and school how am i suposed to get the fortune hunter editon? will it be up for people who are willin to pay? and im not talkin about the ebay.

and wat kinda DLc are u thinkin about i think new skins and maybe levels and maps would be the best

stlcardinal9 said:

September 19th, 10:28 am


Destiny89 said:

September 19th, 10:56 am

cant wait!

ghostpos said:

September 19th, 11:09 am

GOTY eh? We’ll see about that ;x

As for the reviews, we won’t be seeing any low scores unless those reviewers are seeking more hits! ;x grats ND.

Kamahl_rg said:

September 19th, 12:12 pm

good news :D

i remember when the first uncharted was announced and it looked great, then it came out and i loved it… now the second one is coming out and ill definately love that too :D

Atomika14 said:

September 19th, 12:16 pm

I started watching the review, but I don’t want any spoilers! I’ll try to wait 24 days…

Kazeen said:

September 19th, 12:23 pm

Game is awesome just need to take the grenades back to the way they were in the original beta before u changed them way to cheap now and they stick to walls wth is that
and rpgs badge is way to cheap for this game take it out

Valentik999 said:

September 19th, 1:37 pm

This game is AMAZING. Given with every online game you will develop your campers, annoying people on there mic, and people who pick the same map over and over again, it is still great. I play match after match and it never gets old, the best part it is only the demo. Great job naughty dog. Who needs crappy Gears of war when you have wise crackin drake to entertain you.

metalhead1500 said:

September 19th, 1:38 pm

I really cannot wait for this game. I’ve played Uncharted like a madman, so close to getting the platinum. I really really want the version you can win.

I_am_rushin said:

September 19th, 1:44 pm

Quick question Naught Dog.

I really like the music in Uncharted it’s phenomenal, but have you guys considered doing something like KZ2 where they did custom soundtracks for the online multiplayer?


Caires said:

September 19th, 1:59 pm

And when we are into music, are you planning a soundtrack-CD?

BigPoppaB said:

September 19th, 2:44 pm

While I’m glad the game appears to be incredible… I am disappointed with Sony’s poor marketing once again.

What good does giving lifting the review embargo SO EARLY do?

If the reviews hit now, 3/4 weeks before release… then when the game actually hits, it won’t receive as much attention in the buildup to the release because the reviews were already posted way earlier.

As a marketing student I am shocked at how poorly sony’s marketing team handles big game releases at times. Same thing happened with KZ2, and despite meeting all the hype and being an incredible game… sales were only so-so

Caires said:

September 19th, 2:45 pm

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Caires said:

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TornadoZadar said:

September 19th, 2:48 pm

I want that Uncharted 2 Fortune Hunter Edition!

It’s a shame that it can’t be bought in stores. I’m 99 % sure that I won’t get it.

I’m unlucky and from Croatia. Nice. :)

Caires said:

September 19th, 2:52 pm

I’m sorry, but it didn’t work again – stopping spam

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