Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Remastered PS4 Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Remastered by Naughty Dog and Sony Computer Entertainment.
Disclaimer: I purchased The Nathan Drake Collection on PSN so I didn’t receive this one for free.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is an action adventure game and sequel to Uncharted. Amazingly, Uncharted 2 improves upon everything that was present in the first game by quite a lot. It’s almost a night and day comparison between the two.
The story follows Nathan Drake who is contacted by fellow thieves, Harry Flynn and Chloe Frazer, to seek out a giant sapphire known as the Cintamani Stone for Flynn’s client. Eventually Flynn betrays Nathan and sends him to prison for 3 months. Upon being freed by Sully, Nathan teams up with Chloe to search for the stone themselves and to stop a ruthless war criminal named Zoran Lazarevic from getting the stone. The story features many more action packed scenes than in the previous game and they really add to the experience. The story still features some supernatural elements as well including the Tree of Life in Shambala (Shangri La).
The game still utilizes the alternating gameplay of platforming and gun fights but the game is so much fun that you hardly even notice it this time around.
The platforming elements are much improved, allowing you to easily move around corners and climb ledges. There’s also no fatal ledge breaking or quick time events that require you to press a button to dodge something. There are a few areas where the platforming is much more complex. My favorite being the area with the giant gears, that place was pretty fun.
Combat in Uncharted 2 is better as well and it feels much more fluid. You can easily move from cover to cover without the controls getting in the way. Aiming is slightly different as well with sniper mode mapped to R3 instead of being automatic. The aim assist is a bit better in this game as well which is great for accessibility reasons but it could still be a little better. Weapon sound effects are vastly improved this time around as well, making them sound much more realistic. There’s also a few new weapons for you to use including a mini-gun, a pistole, and a crossbow.
This game was pretty amazing to say the least and I now understand why it’s considered one of the greatest games of all time. It’s a superb game in every category and I’m quite impressed with it. If you’ve never experienced the game I highly recommend giving it a shot, you won’t be disappointed.
Thanks for taking the time to read the review folks, I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers out!