By Margarita Nahapetyan
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, the latest PlayStation 3 adventure with treasure hunter Nathan Drake, is the video game of the year 2009 and the best game so far on this generation of consoles.
"Uncharted 2" provides the players with a unique combination of action and suspense, shooting and adventure, memorable and realistic characters and amazing scenery. "Uncharted 2" makes a stunning first impression and pushes the limits of the PlayStation 3, with truly cinematic and gorgeous graphics and sound that capitalize on the PlayStation 3's powerful engine. The game offers something for everyone. The story, filled with compelling moments and stunning set pieces, is one of the best cinematic experiences presented in a video game and is perfect in almost every way.
Playing Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is like playing through your favorite movie. There are interesting dialogues, action galore, and an intriguing storyline. As a modern-day fortune treasure hunter Nathan Drake, the gamer has to find the Cintamani Stone, long though to be lost on one of Marco Polo's ships. In "Uncharted 2" Drake and his friends, as well as their enemies, are being sent to a mystical journey to locate the lost city of Shambhala, or Shangri-La.
Professionally paced, visually stunning and with the best script and voice cast, the gamers can play this amazing game over and over again without getting bored or losing much if any of the excitement. The multiplayer is one of the most addictive online experiences on the PlayStation 3 yet; strategy runs alongside simple hand and eye coordination in order to provide the players with not just a unique experience, but a very fun one as well.
Throw in pitch-perfect game play, and the fans are provided with great amounts of an interactive movie in which they control the main hero. Other video games offer their fans incredibly amazing visual effects during cut scenes, and after that a transition to less-elaborate graphics for the actual game. But "Uncharted 2" combines both of them seamlessly with no drop-off in quality. In fact, sometimes it is not even clear when to control the main character Drake until he stops in his tracks during the scripted action, waiting for the player to help him make a move. It is also good to know that "Uncharted 2" is not as realistic as the genre-busting multiplayer combat of "Modern Warfare 2" game, but it is nearly as fun. On the other hand, the quality of a single-player version of "Modern Warfare 2" is much more inferior than that of "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves."
In short, Uncharted 2 is not just a great game, it is one of the greatest games of the decade, and makes the PlayStation 3 a must-own system, just for the opportunity to play this game.