Uncharted Dual Pack Review

Uncharted Dual Pack (Available only on PS3)
ESRB Rating: T
Players: 1-10
Genre: Action Adventure
Publisher: SCEA
Developer: Naughty Dog
Release Date: September 6th, 2011

Parent Talk: Uncharted is the ideal T-rated series.  It features non-gratuitous violence, suggestive themes and strong language.  Anyone 13 years of age and older should have no problem playing either of these two phenomenal games.

Plays Like: A much better Tomb Raider.  There is lots of action, platforming and a great deal of puzzles. I always think of Uncharted as the perfect match for the Indiana Jones franchise.

Review Basis: Played through and mastered Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.

Unlike most of our reviews in which I would list the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, there’s little point in doing so for this compilation, as we already have reviews published.  You can find both below.

Uncharted: Drakes Fortune Review: http://www.projectcoe.com/sony/games/uncharted.html?var1=sc3

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Review: http://www.projectcoe.com/2009/10/22/uncharted-2-among-thieves-review/

 

The original Uncharted is a modern classic

For only $39.99 USD/CDN, you get two of the best videogames ever created.  Uncharted provided that next-gen action adventure experience fans wanted, then Uncharted 2 cranked it up about twenty notches.  The Dual Pack includes the Game of the Year Edition for Uncharted 2, meaning you receive all the DLC at no additional cost.  That’s a steal for $40.

 

Don't let the excellence of Uncharted 2 pass you by

The Lowdown:

If you never had the opportunity to play either of these wonderful games, take advantage of this dual pack. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception will likely be waiting once you’re finished. Leave these games behind and you would miss out on what is arguably the best new IP introduced this generation.

Average Score Scale: 8.0 (+/- 1) out of 10

Personal Final Score: 9/10 (Inflated)

Reason for +1 Inflation: Incredible games for an incredible price

Reason for -1 Deflation: Nothing added for those who already played the originals

 

7 thoughts on “Uncharted Dual Pack Review”

  1. Definitely a steal. I’ll probably pick this up since I’ve been wanting to add these to my collection; I’ve already played both but I think they are definitely games that should be owned.

  2. I actually don’t really have a favorite new IP this gen. There’s a lot to choose from. Portal is definitely up there. I like Mass Effect quite a bit, but I’m more into JRPGs rather than Western RPGs. BlazBlue definitely made a big mark on the fighting genre for me. Alan Wake, Bayonetta, Dead Space, BioShock, Darksiders, Catherine, Assassin’s Creed, LA Noire…there are quite a few this gen. Valkyria Chronicles, Phoenix Wright, Professor Layton, No More Heroes, and Okami are personal favorites of mine too.

  3. BioShock is most certainly on my top five. That first one just blew me away, but I stand by what I said originally that it never really needed a sequel. I think the new BioShock is more in-line with what I wanted from BioShock 2, something radically different. Uncharted just appealed to the Indiana Jones lover in me. Mass Effect captured that Star Trek: The Next Generation/Star Wars fan in me. Both of these series have been wonderful. I also really like Gears, but it just never attached itself quite as well as those other two did.

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