Review Roundup – Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

In the last two weeks alone gamer’s have been treated to highly rated games such as Batman: Arkham City and Battlefield 3 and now Sony is wowing the critics with its new title Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.

The game currently carries a very impressive review score average of 94 per cent on Metacritic ahead of its UK release on November 2nd.

The present console cycle is expected to last nearly a decade, and there will inevitably be developers advocating the need for more sophisticated tools,” Edge said in its 9/10 write-up.

But just like Machu Picchu, the Pyramids and every other engineering marvel of antiquity, Uncharted 3 will stand as a reminder to future generations of gamers that enough problem-solving imagination can turn any old trowel into a magic wand.”

GamesTM also scored the game 9/10, saying: It’s a comprehensive and extensively polished offering – one that feels intrinsically part of the Uncharted DNA.

Small quibbles about combat aside, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception stands at the top of its genre. The puzzles are refreshingly taut, the design and scope bewildering and its conclusion a triumphant crescendo of storytelling. It’s completely iterative, derivative and formulaic, holding few surprises during its eight-hour campaign, yet Naughty Dog twists these familiar tropes into an invigorating rush of agile gameplay and seamless cinematic spectacle, proving once again that Nathan Drake is without equal.”

TheSixthAxis gave the game full marks, adding: This isn’t just the best Uncharted game Naughty Dog have made, it’s probably the best PlayStation 3 game anyone has made.

I’ve had such an entertaining experience with Drake’s latest epic that I’m actually struggling to think of any sections I didn’t actually like. A brilliant, brilliant single player, enjoyable co-op and a multiplayer that’ll last for months if not longer. What’s not to like?”

GiantBomb was equally impressed, giving the game 5/5: Naughty Dog achieved an incredible feat in Uncharted 2, elevating the basic action video game to such a cinematic height that, as clichd as it sounds, you could almost believe you were playing an action movie.

That game set the bar so perilously high that it’s no crime this sequel merely rises to meet it, and not surpass it. Both games are so impressive that it’s tempting to wonder whether there’s even much more to be done in this style of game on this generation of hardware. That’s a question only time will answer, but today, right now, you should spend some time playing Uncharted 3.”

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