On 28 September 2010, Naughty Dog announced the title had now sold 3.8 million worldwide. Naughty Dog Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. UNCHARTED: The Nathan Drake Collection ~ New trailer with the best moments of Nathan Drake's adventure ~ As you've probably heard rumors were "The Nathan Drake Collection" announced at E3 this year, which is a collective package of the first three games to the adventurer Nathan Drake. The development period was 22 months, with 6 months of the total spent in pre-production. 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. The beta codes from Qore began to be sent out on May 8, 2009. The beta was also accessible by annual subscribers of the PlayStation Network service, Qore, on June 3, to those who have subscribed to Qore by May 15. After the gate is opened, more guardians attack, allowing Nate, Elena and Chloe to escape. IGN described certain repetitive gunfight sequences as "a little aggravating" and complained about the "very linear" climbing sections, yet calling it a forced complaint. Uncharted 2 has easily been this years most anticipated title for the PS3. 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 have three major issues with Uncharted 2. At the temple, Nate and Chloe use the phurba as a key to uncover Shambhala's location in the Himalayas. It was released on October 23, 2009 in the European and North American versions of PlayStation Home. Prepare to be swamped. 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. The player can direct Drake to take cover behind corners or low walls using either aimed or blind-fire to kill his enemies. Oh look, a sniper rifle someone left lying around. The pack was later released in North America. Once in the elder's home, you'll get to witness a lengthy cutscene. A remastered version of the game was released for the PlayStation 4 in October 2015, as part of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection. After grabbing the Nine Jewel Ring, push through the wooden door to reach the next area. Uncharted 2 has no rival on the PS3. 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. 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. At its heart Uncharted 2 is an exploration game. There are no enemies to deal with here immediately, but there is a puzzle to solve of sorts. They encounter Nate's ex-girlfriend journalist Elena Fisher (Emily Rose) and cameraman Jeff (Gregory Myhre) tracking Lazarević. It contains a map and flammable resin that illuminates a message, revealing that Polo's fleet was shipwrecked in Borneo, and that it was carrying the Cintamani Stone, a massive sapphire from the fabled city of Shambhala. Flynn, left for dead by Lazarević for his failures, ambushes them in a suicide attack, seriously wounding Elena. It is also said to include various downloadable content. The beta phase of the multiplayer was playable by those who bought early copies of the game inFamous. 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." 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. We don't require an install. 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. Nathan Drake is very much portrayed as a normal man. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is a fantastic game. 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. Uncharted 2 is a masterstroke of game creation. 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. That being said, with the above flaws, this game has no place in any serious discussion about the greatest game of all time. That wooden bridge leading to the monastery deep into act three, can you honestly tell me you were surprised it collapsed? Drake is physically adept and is able to jump, climb, and scale narrow ledges and wall-faces to get between points. 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. 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. The pack contains Rika for the heroes and Pinkerton for the villains. In Elimination, the players do not respawn. Qizilbash also mentioned that only residents in the US are eligible to win. 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 action sequences in Uncharted 2 look as if they were shot by a team of cinematographers, then edited into a coherent and thrilling narrative. The rabid fans among you will already be clutching your copies, eager to embark on the adventure that awaits. The one thing I did was, when I looked at their game I was like, damn them! The couple pay their respects at Schäfer's grave and kiss. 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". 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. Good timing, I'm just about to wrap up a replay of the first game in the Nathan Drake collection. PS5 vs PS4 Load Time Comparison – God of War, Witcher 3, Days Gone and More! Elena is skeptical about helping Chloe, but helps Nate catch up to Lazarević's train via a stolen jeep. Nate reunites with Elena and is introduced to an old German explorer, Karl Schäfer (René Auberjonois). These failings need to be taken into account however, particularly when arguing that it is one of the best games of all time. On December 12, 2010, the previously exclusive "Golden Guns" DLC was released. This would be fine if he were actually an Avenger, He-Man, a super mutant or Batman, but he’s not. Players can also assist their comrades if they become critically injured or if they are grabbed by an enemy. Uncharted 2 is an action-adventure platform video game played from a third-person view, with the player in control of Nathan Drake. Drake can pick up weapons, automatically replacing the existing weapon he was using, and additional ammunition from slain enemies. 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. Uncharted features both competitive and co-operative multiplayer. The game also received a Metacritic score of 96 out of 100,  making it the most critically acclaimed game of 2009. I like Nathan. In the video on the PlayStation blog, Jack Buser, the director of Home for SCEA, describes the mini-game, Fortunate Thieves, as being a "full on, interactive mini-MMO." She reveals that Flynn is working for Zoran Lazarević (Graham McTavish), a Serbian war criminal seeking the stone. Sully leaves a recovering Elena to Nate. And I'm not even a big online multi fan, but I loved playing this one online. He and Elena unlock the secret passage to Shambhala underneath the monastery, but Lazarević corners them. As a result, the game has more realistic environments and animations. Nate fights through the train to find Chloe, but she refuses to leave with him after he compromised their mission to help Jeff and Elena. 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. Nate and Sully infiltrate Lazarević's camp in Borneo, with Chloe in Lazarević's group as a mole. A Game of the Year Edition was released October 12, 2010. Seeing young Drake get tangled up with Sully showcases … A bundle of both purchases was also released. This game isn’t about originality. I usually suck at competitive games, but somehow I kicked ass in Uncharted multiplayer. This is not hyperbole. 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. ". It’s a very good game. I played through the first of the trilogy quickly and thought it was serviceable but not spectacular. and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3. The New York Times noted that "...its finicky controls can frustrate at times." The monsters attack but are killed by Lazarević, who reveals them as Shambala's disguised human guardians. Exclusive to the PAL region, the Uncharted 2 special edition contains the game, gold versions of the Beretta and AK-47 weapons, two post cards, a PlayStation 3 theme, and multiplayer skins. The co-op multiplayer allows a maximum of three players to take the roles of Drake and two other "hero" companions and features missions involving gunfights, platforming, and teamwork-based objectives. The Uncharted series is the first game series to have a game space for both games of the series in Home. Sully backs out, so Nate and Chloe continue to Nepal, which has been ravaged by Lazarević's mercenaries in search of the temple. 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". A Tibetan Sherpa, Tenzin (Pema Dhondup), brings Nate to his village and helps him recover. Players can choose their own appropriate character models (such as Drake, Elena, Sully and new characters Tenzin and Chloe for the heroes team). 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. Aussie Dev Project Features in PS5 Game Announcements, Life Saving Blood Donations from South Aussie Gamers. Phil Rosenberg of SCE says the game has crossed the one million sold mark on November 12, 2009. The gameplay was so smooth and refined that when I lost, I really couldn't blame anything but myself. Lead character artist Richard Diamant remarked that the trailer was rendered in real-time, using the game's engine. ), but Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception did a rather fine job all the same.Drake's Deception spends a fair bit of time looking back as it pushes the story forward, melding playable memories of Drake's upbringing with absolutely insane new adventures.. And what is with finding the secret door, making the impossible jump to an area unoccupied for decades if not centuries only to find a small army of nameless foes already there? [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. 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. 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. The first publication to review Uncharted 2 was the French edition of PSM3. The Uncharted 2 guide has everything you need to know to conquer both the singleplayer and multiplayer modes of Uncharted 2. Taking the map, Flynn double-crosses Nate, leaving him to be arrested. 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. I’m not going to talk at length about what makes this a good game, that’s been done. https://naughty-dog.fandom.com/wiki/Uncharted_2:_Among_Thieves?oldid=134. Flash 79% 15,641 plays Cute Elements. There's no other game, despite Killzone 2 on the visuals, with the same level of quality as Naughty Dog's newest game. [5] Elimination has two teams of five players against each other with the objective of killing everyone on the other team. It's tough to follow a masterpiece like Uncharted 2 (list spoilers! Drake lifts, sure, I can accept that. Schäfer sends him and Tenzin after the remains of Schäfer's failed expedition for the stone decades ago. Nathan Drake is not an adventurer that occasional runs into trouble, he’s a mass murderer. Pinned down by snipers? The rhythm of the game is fast-paced and action-packed, and includes some fun, well-thought-out dialogue. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is a complete package. The game was also a commercial success, with over 6 million copies sold worldwide. As the city crumbles under the collapse of the tree and the exploding resin, Nate and Chloe carry Elena to safety. On December 11, 2009, "Uncharted: Eye of Indra Multiplayer Skin Pack" was released, exclusively for the PAL PlayStation Store. One of the best games ever made, imo. Users had to play the "Torch Race" mini-game and be first on its leader board in the Uncharted 2 space. He escapes the hanging train car, recovers the phurba, and falls unconscious. 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%. The game has a GameRankings score of 96.43%. Games Like Uncharted 2 Drakes gets shot by snipers, jumps incredible distances and can even take a direct hit from an RPG. In hindsight I should have perhaps paid more attention to the flaws of the original as it would have softened the blow of disappointment to come. Nate finds a phurba and a map with a message that its carrier will gain passage to Shambhala through a temple located in Nepal. 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. Unbeknownst to Flynn, Chloe convinces Nate, her ex-lover, to leave with her once they get their shares. We're doing all the post-processing effects on the Synergistic Processing Units. Given the complexity of the character relationships, I urge players to play the original game before venturing into the sequel. No. Only 200 copies were released. REALLY? The competitive multiplayer allows a maximum of ten players to play against each other in two teams of five. 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. Chloe switches sides to maintain her cover while Lazarević kills Jeff and gets the Shambhala location from Nate, who escapes with Elena. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Hell, he gets shot in the guts, climbs up a train hanging off a cliff and fights his way thought dozens of bad guys before collapsing in the snow. ...now it's at least busy 100% of the time, but it's still not fully-optimized code. When talking about the singleplayer campaign the guide covers how to get past difficult areas in each level, how to solve every puzzle, and how to find every single treasure in the game including the mysterious strange relic. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is the highly anticipated – and much hyped – sequel to Naughty Dog’s PlayStation 3 exclusive, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. However, AI enemies try to stop the players from returning the treasure. 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. 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). Chain Reaction is a mode that is similar to Turf War. As of March 2015, Uncharted 2 has sold over 6 million copies. 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. The PlayStation 4 Pro is 4K-ready, and several of the PS4’s best games are enhanced to take advantage of the … 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. They must stay in the hill to score points while the enemy team tries to do the same. Uncharted 2 is simply one of the best games I've played yet on the PlayStation 3. It's the combination of Blu-ray and hard drive. Skins were released as a single purchase and the 2 maps with the 12 PSN Trophies were released as a single purchase. After being tracked down by Harry Flynn, Nathan Drake goes on a quest for Marco Polo's lost fleet. Throughout the game are one-hundred and one special treasures that may be hidden or in difficult-to-reach places that the player can collect. The Los Angeles Times review suggested the game would "fit better on a big screen in some multiplex", and also added that "Uncharted 2 is ridiculously immersive, so much so that you forget you are controlling the actions of treasure hunter Nathan Drake ... everything is done right." According to IGN, Drake kills 674 people in Uncharted 2. But we're reaching that level of quality. 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. It looks astonishing on the PS4, plays the best it ever has, and continues that cinematic thrilling narrative we all love. It is considered to be one of the greatest video games ever made, and among the most significant titles for the seventh console generation. The player can also have Drake fire while moving. 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 Naughty Dog Game Engine 2.0 also works in harmony with Havok Physics. The game switches between exploration and combat and you know exactly when it’s going to happen. It’s formulaic like a romantic comedy. No it cannot. In most areas, if all of the foes patrolling are killed stealthily then other waves that would normally appear do not. Between those times, users went to the Uncharted 2 space and played the "Mask Mayhem" mini-game. Embark on a journey to discover the real truth behind the lost fleet of Marco Polo. 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. This makes the second game space to be released from Naughty Dog, the first being the game space for Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. 38 Games Like Uncharted 2. What have they done to the rest of us? Announced in January, the PSP-only video-game, “Uncharted 2” is now out — as of midnight. In each consecutive round the enemies become tougher to defeat. 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. The game’s storyline is trite, but a first-rate cast of voice-over actors carry it off with flair. One of the greatest games of all time? Uncharted 2 has 564 in-game cinematic animations in comparison to 80 in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. This is one of the things that really lets the game, and in fact the series, down for me. Drake can be equipped with up to two firearms – one single-handed and one two-handed – and a limited supply of grenades. 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. Uncharted 2 features an online multiplayer component; Naughty Dog hired a dedicated multiplayer designer in August 2008 to work on this aspect of the game. 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. That grip STICKS. Unlike the first and third games there are hardly any cheap deaths. 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. In the village, Chloe counsels Nate to tell Elena that he loves her, before bidding him farewell. It completely breaks the immersive atmosphere the game constantly works so hard to create. King of the Hill has players capturing a hill, spawned on the map to score points. Beta codes from inFamous shipped inside the game's packaging, on May 26, 2009. Cornered, Nate causes an explosion that derails the train over a cliff. The apartment was released on May 27, 2010 in the Asian version. 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.