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Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PlayStation 3)

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Description

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is the sequel to Naughty Dog's 2007 game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. The story picks up a few years where the first one left off, following the previous games fortune hunting hero, Nathan Drake, as he searches around the globe to try to solve another of the world's unsolved historical mysteries; this time regarding the famous merchant/explorer Marco Polo, who in 1292, mysteriously came back from a journey having lost 13 ships and 500+ passengers, with no explanation ever given on what had happened to those ships. After Drake gains knowledge of an ancient relic and a mysterious Himalayan Valley that may be connected to Marco Polo, he sets out on an adventure to discover the secrets of Polo's lost fleet, which he hopes will lead him to one of history's greatest undiscovered treasures.

The gameplay of Uncharted 2 remains pretty similar to the first game. It consists of cover-based shoot-offs, fast-paced escape sequences and death-defying stunts fairly reminiscent of those of the Indiana Jones movies. Some notable changes include stealth-action segments in the game, which force you to move through certain areas hiding in cover from the hordes of pirates who await to kill you. The wall-climbing and cover mechanics have been heightened to a new extent, allowing free movement over walls and more items for Drake to use as protection. Drake spends most of the time alone, but during large parts of the game he is also accompanied by fellow treasure hunter Harry Flynn, Elena and Chloe where they are controlled by the computer. During certain sequences Drake needs to solve minor puzzles and the most complex ones require him to study notes in a book. Some of the locations visited include Turkey, Borneo and Nepal.

Multiplayer modes are entirely new to the series. Among Thieves features both competitive and co-operative play, allowing you to play the game along with friends and people around the world. Competitive game modes include "Deathmatch (Team Deathmatch)", "Plunder (Capture the Flag)", "Elimination" and "Chain Reaction". Co-operative includes a mode called "Gold Rush", in which you along with two other people must work as a team to face off against waves of enemy AI as you guys try to capture treasures and return them back to your base. Each round does not only have more enemies, but they are a lot stronger too.

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Uncharted 2: Among Thieves PlayStation 3 In the Tibetan village.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves PlayStation 3 Taking cover from the enemy patrol.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves PlayStation 3 Take cover and fire when enemy is reloading.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves PlayStation 3 Taking out the guards quickly, per instructions.

Alternate Titles

  • "アンチャーテッド: 黄金刀と消えた船団" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Uncharted: Ougon Katana to Kieta Sendan" -- Japanese title
  • "Uncharted 2: Il Covo Dei Ladri" -- Italian title
  • "Uncharted 2: El Reino de los Ladrones" -- Spanish title
  • "U2:AT" -- Common abbreviation

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The Press Says

ZTGameDomain Oct, 2009 10 out of 10 100
The Video Game Critic Dec 20, 2009 A+ 100
Game Revolution Oct 19, 2009 A 100
games xtreme Oct 23, 2009 10 out of 10 100
Game Freaks 365 2009 9.8 out of 10 98
Cheat Code Central Oct, 2009 4.9 out of 5 98
Strategy Informer Oct, 2009 9.5 out of 10 95
Game Arena Oct 02, 2009 9.5 out of 10 95
GamesCollection Jan 06, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Nov 23, 2009 89 out of 100 89

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Film reference

The game is referenced in several episodes of the second season of the Danish drama TV series Borgen. A poster of the game can be seen hanging in the room of the lead character Birgitte Nyborg Christensen's son.

German version

In the German version, a mentioning of Hitler in a cutscene was replaced with Saddam Hussein.

Awards

  • AceGamez
    • 2009 - PlayStation 3 Game of the Year
    • 2009 - Best Action/Adventure Game
    • 2009 - Best Visuals
    • 2009 - Best Story
  • Cheat Code Central
    • 2009 - Game of the Year
    • 2009 - PS3 Game of the Year
    • 2009 - Best Graphics
    • 2009 - Best Returning Character (for the main protagonist Nathan Drake)
  • Developers Choice Awards
    • 2009 - Game of the Year
    • 2009 - Best Writing
    • 2009 - Best Technology
    • 2009 - Best Visual Arts
    • 2009 - Best Audio
  • Game Informer
    • 2009 - Game of the Year (Editors' Choice)
    • 2009 - Game of the Year (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best PS3 Game (Editors' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best PS3 Game (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best Action Game (Editors' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best Action Game (Readers' Choice)
  • GamePro
    • 2009 - Best Storytelling
  • GameShark
    • 2009 - PS3 Game of the Year
    • 2009 - Best Graphics
    • 2009 - Best Writing
  • Gamespot
    • 2009 - Game of the Year (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best PS3 Game (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best Action/Adventure Game (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best Action/Adventure Game (Editors' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best Graphics, Technical (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best Graphics, Technical (Editors' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best Graphics, Artistic (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best Voice Acting (Editors' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best Voice Acting (Readers' Choice)
  • Gamespy
    • 2009 - PlayStation 3 Game of the Year
    • 2009 - PlayStation 3 Gamers' Choice Award
    • 2009 - The Pay Attention, Hollywood Award
  • GameTrailers
    • 2009 - Best Third-Person Shooter
    • 2009 - Best Single-Player Campaign
    • 2009 - Best Graphics
    • 2009 - Best Story
  • GameZone
    • 2009 - Best PS3 Game
  • G4 (X-Play Awards)
    • 2009 - Best Action/Adventure Game
    • 2009 - Best Animation
    • 2009 - Best Writing
  • IGN
    • 2009 - Game of the Year
    • 2009 - Game of the Year (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - PS3 Game of the Year
    • 2009 - PS3 Game of the Year (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Overall Best Action Game
    • 2009 - Overall Best Action Game (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Overall Best Story
    • 2009 - Overall Best Story (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Overall Award for Visual Excellence
    • 2009 - Overall Award for Visual Excellence (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Overall Award for Excellence in Sound
    • 2009 - Overall Award for Excellence in Sound (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best PS3 Action Game
    • 2009 - Best PS3 Action Game (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best PS3 Multiplayer Game
    • 2009 - Best PS3 Story (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - PS3 Award for Visual Excellence
    • 2009 - PS3 Award for Visual Excellence (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - PS3 Award for Excellence in Sound
    • 2009 - PS3 Award for Excellence in Sound (Readers' Choice)
  • Machinima
    • 2009 - Best Game Cinematography
    • 2009 - Best Sound Design
  • SpikeTV
    • 2009 - Game of the Year
    • 2009 - Best PS3 Game
    • 2009 - Best Graphics
  • VGChartz
    • 2009 - Best Third Person Shooter
    • 2009 - Best Action-Adventure
    • 2009 - Best Graphics
    • 2009 - Overall Game of the Year
  • Yahoo
    • 2009 - Game of the Year
    • 2009 - Best Action Game of the Year

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Caelestis (3784) added Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PlayStation 3) on Oct 11, 2009