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  • Summary: A search for the fabled "Atlantis of the Sands" propels fortune hunter Nathan Drake on a trek into the heart of the Arabian Desert. When the terrible secrets of this lost city are unearthed, Drake's quest descends into a desperate bid for survival that strains the limits of his endurance and forces him to confront his deepest fears. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 96 out of 97
  2. Negative: 0 out of 97
  1. Feb 5, 2012
    100
    It's more than just the best entry in an outstanding series though - it epitomises the very reason many of us play video games. And that's its greatest achievement.
  2. Oct 24, 2011
    100
    The visuals are breathtaking, the story is fascinating and the gameplay is never-ending. Uncharted 3 is like a fast-paced locomotive that cannot be stopped. The expectations were high, but Naughty Dog met them and even added an action-oriented frantic multiplayer. This third title clearly honours its parents, but as a child it does tricks with its pulsing vigour.
  3. Oct 25, 2011
    98
    Words almost can't describe a game that nears perfection. And that is exactly what Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception does.
  4. Oct 25, 2011
    93
    Uncharted is still an incredible cinematic experience, but its own issues remain the same: limited interactivity, often too linear. Despite this, it's still one of the best adventure titles of the year, one you shouldn't miss. Multiplayer is just an add-on, but a very well crafted one.
  5. Nov 8, 2011
    90
    It's an amazing game with an engrossing singleplayer campaign and a complex multiplayer mode that allows for months of fun. But don't expect a massive quality leap from Uncharted 2.
  6. Oct 24, 2011
    90
    Naughty Dog once again delivers a unique cinematic experience that has no equal. With superb graphics, unbelievable set-pieces, superb story telling and great characters, Uncharted 3 is a genre-defining game. Next time though, we'd like to see better shooting mechanics.
  7. Oct 30, 2011
    50
    Two years after Thieves, Uncharted's gameplay mechanics and conventions are no longer dated; they're borderline archaic.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 63 out of 849
  1. Nov 1, 2011
    10
    GREATEST GAME EVER MADE. i want to write another review about this game and just say that you owe it to yourself to check this out, im deep into multiplayer now and it actually has gotten better when i didn't think it could. drakes adventure is nothing short of an absolute blast, you can get lost very easily into the humor, the charm and the story. sadly there are trolls on here, they come to try to tarnish this amazing game, if one of you is reading this, stop torturing yourself, buy this game! its amazing. Expand
  2. Jan 8, 2014
    10
    A huge success for Naughty Dog again! I can find only positive things for this game.The characters are cool & excellent(each one has it's own style and personality).The graphics and the environment are also excellent!The story is good and the music is epic!The gameplay has been improved from U2.The campaign is excellent, you just have to see it for yourself(if you haven't already).In my opinion, online game is also very good(especially the co op mode) .
    Both U3 & U2 are excellent games, I like U2 campaign better but U3 has impressed me in both online & campaign mode.These two are surely in the top 4 of my favourite games I have ever played in my life!
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  3. Nov 10, 2011
    10
    Uncharted series has to be the best exclusive for the PS3. This game out did itself to how gorgeous the game looks, to the excellent cinematic. This has everything that a hardcore gamer is looking for, deep story that involves you with the characters and the outcome, and the great multiplayer experience. This is a must buy game for ps3 owners greatest game ever.coolest game character and great adventure. Expand
  4. Nov 6, 2011
    10
    Presentation
    the way the game tells its story is amazing. It's entertaining

    Graphics
    Amazingly beautiful, although the 3D is not as i
    expected but i don't care about that anyway

    Sound
    fantastic sound effects and score.

    Gameplay
    shooting is better than ever, and the puzzles are amazing
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  5. Nov 13, 2011
    9
    Surprisingly challenging. Combat is slightly improved over its predecessors - bullets hit harder and Drake has some new melee moves. It's just fun to play all the way around. Naughty Dog is constantly changing up the game play type and surroundings to keep things always feeling fresh and different. A must-own for PS3 enthusiasts. Expand
  6. Nov 11, 2011
    9
    On paper this is the perfect game. It has amazing graphics, an engrossing storyline and brilliant, likeable characters. However when compared to its predecessors there is something lacking. I can't quite put my finger on what it is, but it doesn't quite have the same 'wow' factor as the first two in the series. That said I found it to be immensely enjoyable and addictive so I can't criticise it too harshly! I thought the campaign was a little on the short side which added to my disappointment, but I haven't tried any of the multiplayer options yet. I desperately wanted this to be the 10/10 game I thought it would be, but it wasnâ Expand
  7. Nov 12, 2011
    0
    Second only to the modern warfare series in terms of undeserved hype, this game is decent but it is only that. It may even be more undeserved than Call of Duty.

    You are basically playing a movie which seems like it tries extremely hard to pretend it is not Indiana Jones. The story of uncharted is always decent at best, and you will forget it after some days. Also, all's everyone ever talks about is its graphics, which honestly, with such a linear game of course they can put the juice towards that and they are actually not even that great. Battlefield 3 and Skyrim looks just as good if not MUCH better than this game, so you should most definitely get those instead for a better multiplayer / singleplayer experience depending on what you are looking for.

    It is extremely undeserved of the ridiculous amounts of praise it gets. This game is a rental at best.
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