Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception is without question the most anticipated PlayStation 3 exclusive all year. Drake’s third adventure will be released next Tuesday in North America and reviews are now starting to pile in. Below are just three excerpts from some of the most popular game critics/publications in the world.
IGN – 10/10: “From start to finish, single player to multiplayer, this game sings. The characters, the graphics, the sound, the story – they’re all top notch. If you’re willing to skip Uncharted 3, be prepared to miss one of gaming’s finest moments.”
Game Informer – 95/100: “Around the edges of Uncharted 3, there’s the vague sense that things are a bit too pat, that it’s all beginning to feel a little formulaic. You could draw comparisons to Call of Duty, another series that relies heavily on high production values and popcorn-movie bombast. However, Uncharted 3 still affects me, not only because it’s such sublime fun, but because it’s telling the tale of characters I have a real affection for.”
The lowest score so far comes from EuroGamer who awarded the game an 8/10.
EuroGamer – 8/10: “It is a majestic tribute to cinema, a movie game in the literal sense, and your enjoyment will be in precise step with your appreciation of that objective – and whether or not you believe it to be Drake’s great deception, or Drake’s great delight.”
Overall Uncharted 3 is averaging an outstanding 94/100 on aggregated review web site Metacritic. However, as of this writing, this 94 is based on only 29 reviews — we fully expect this number to rise higher then it already has — but really, we don’t care if it does. Uncharted 3 was named our most anticipated game of 2011, and we simply cannot wait to board that plane and embark on another incredible adventure with Nathan Drake and friends. The flight leaves next Tuesday, November 1st.