Drake strikes gold: Uncharted 3 reviews go live

Monday, 24th October 2011 16:37 GMT By Johnny Cullen

With the reviews embargo now lifted, scores have started to drop in for Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception before next week’s release. Are the ratings as high as Uncharted 2? Signs point to yes.

It’s all looking candy so far, having already hit 93 on MetaCritic, two points behind UC2. Get the full lot so far below.

If you have a link you want us to add, chuck it in the comments.

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception launches in the US next Tuesday, and in the UK and Europe next Wednesday for PlayStation 3.



  1. moargamezpleeze

    So pumped for this!

    #1 3 years ago
  2. AHA-Lambda

    really looking forward to this but unfortunately tooo many damned games!! =(

    i’ll need to get this for xmas probly

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Anders

    Any word on when the Skyrim reviews will go live?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    I can’t leave this for Xmas. I preordered LIMITED EDITION and i’m happy about it.

    I bought Uncharted 2:LE and this is no different.

    Love the series a lot.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Colin Gallacher

    2011 is an incredible year for games and a terrible year for my wallet :D

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Johnny Cullen

    @3 – No word.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    Hmm… Interesting. There are no 10/10 scores. thats impossible, or Sony forgot to pay them.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. daytripper

    @4 same

    #8 3 years ago
  9. StolenGlory

    Cannot wait for this, although as Colin alludes; my wallet has pretty much taken a comprehensive pounding these past few weeks.

    Perhaps I should guilt-request it from a long-lost relative for chrimbo or something.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. flebotomo – 9.5/10

    #10 3 years ago
  11. tdrules

    @7 TheSixthAxis gave it 10/10, and they’re not the kind of site that is paid off.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. distraet

    Gamers Globe: – 8/10 (Danish)

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Christopher Jack

    IGN’s Greg Miller gave it a perfect 10/10, with full marks in each category.
    If it weren’t Uncharted, you’d have to be sceptical of any console review from Greg, being a clear PlayStation fanboy & all…

    This will probably be the second highest rated game of the year right after Arkham City.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Detale

    Eurogamer have gone for an 8. Controversial?

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Erthazus

    I know for sure that Uncharted 3 is a great game or even a masterpiece, but there is too much controversy about it’s scores to be honest.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Sadismek

    I don’t get it why Eurogamer gave it an 8. Anyway, I bet Uncharted 3 is something special. Can’t wait for it.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. jaydee21 10/10 (5th in its history)

    #17 3 years ago
  18. El_MUERkO

    EG gave it an 8 because they’re review scoring system only has two scores 7 or 8.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Anders

    @16: Read the review, and maybe you’ll find out.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Detale

    Agreed. Reading the Eurogamer review I actually thought it was going to score lower, the reviewer seemed concerned about the scripted nature of some of the set pieces. To be honest I’ve been sold on this game since I finished Uncharted 2 so reviews aren’t really going to sway me anyway. Need to get some quality time with Batman before this arrives too…

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Hell-Raiser-85 – 9.5

    #21 3 years ago
  22. GuerrillaDawg


    #22 3 years ago
  23. Sneak-Out gives 10/10´s-deception/

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Edo

    #13 “If it weren’t Uncharted…” did you play the game!?

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Razor



    We shall see, Eurogamer. We shall see.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Sadismek

    @19 Yeah, I’ve read it, don’t worry lol :P

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Christopher Jack

    @24, I don’t have to play it to know that it’s 100% Uncharted. :S

    #27 3 years ago
  28. varsas

    What’s wrong with 8? It’s more of the same so that seems reasonable to me since there hasn’t been much innovation regarding the gameplay. The Batman games are a good gauge: AC has improved and expanded significantly on the first instalments as UC2 did on UC1 but UC3 is mostly UC2 with a new story and further polishing and tweaking.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. moobs007

    another perfect 10 from IncGamers (f’ing pimp review as well. that site should be bigger. no bullshit).

    #29 3 years ago
  30. pontxo (Spain) 9,4/10

    #30 3 years ago
  31. HeavyD-Love

    IGN gave it perfect 10′s across the board!

    #31 3 years ago
  32. loki

    Eurogaimer total idiots. They proved it again

    #32 3 years ago
  33. TraceableX

    Looks promising. Another awesome adventure.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. JohnSnafu

    Swedish magazine Level gave it a 10 out of 10.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. OnkelMaik 9,5/10

    #35 3 years ago
  36. Kigaroth

    GameReactor Norway gave it 9/10

    #36 3 years ago
  37. Fin


    Yeah man I hate it when journalists have a differing opinion! Bastards!

    #37 3 years ago
  38. MrMactox

    Eurogamer Benelux is going with a 9/10

    #38 3 years ago
  39. K-V-C

    aw mw3, saints row 3, battlefield 3, deus ex human revolution hr 3, fear 3 and now uncharted 3 damm im gonna be broke this winter..!!!

    #39 3 years ago
  40. daytripper

    @32 rather read their opinions than some of your childish fanboy shite from the past.

    #40 3 years ago

    That IGN review is ridiculous.

    #41 3 years ago
  42. daytripper

    @41 have to admit it got me more excited than i was previously. not fussy on the multiplayer but cannot wait for single player.

    #42 3 years ago
  43. OrbitMonkey

    Another bout of Dude Raider *yawn*, the insipid child of a bunk up between Gears, Prince of Persia & Indiana Jones. Trying desperately to be as good as its parents and failing on all fronts….
    Only kidding!! I fucking love this series!! Uncharted was the teason I bought a fatboy 40 gig ps3 & kissed my 360 goodbye. Cannot wait :D

    #43 3 years ago
  44. De-mon

    Vandal (Spain) – 9.6

    #44 3 years ago
  45. Erthazus

    Don’t worry. Modern Warfare 3 will score 10/10 from everyone. (I will be very surprised if not. :D)

    @OrbitMonkey, HOW THE F… you bought 40GB fatboy if at that time there was no uncharted 2 if i’m not mistaken. :D

    #45 3 years ago

    IGN say it’s a flawless game.

    10 for everything?

    Not a single bad point??

    I’m sceptical.

    It doesn’t seem to match up with EG’s opinion, either.

    #46 3 years ago
  47. daytripper

    just checked who reviewed it (ign), its gregg miller, a sony arse kisser to say the least. the game looks fucking great though and cant wait, i wish it was out tommorow!

    #47 3 years ago
  48. OrbitMonkey

    @Erthazus, I got the 40gig after watching the trailer for Uncharted… Loved the series ever since. It pretty much ticks all my male wish fulfilment boxes :)

    #48 3 years ago
  49. TraceableX

    EG is shit anyway. AC fanboys.

    MGS4 got 8/10 from them.

    #49 3 years ago
  50. eloix

    That’s a lot of great reviews.

    #50 3 years ago
  51. daytripper

    8/10 for MGS4 seems fair to me, people make out 8/10 is a terrible score (like the gears 3 farce with eg giving a 8).

    it is a good score for any game.

    #51 3 years ago
  52. freedoms_stain

    It wouldn’t surprise me if Uncharted 3 was “flawless” tbh. The only complaint I had about Uncharted 2 was its linearity and scripting, but those are perfectly valid design choices and any complaint I had would be purely subjective in my preference for a bit more in the way of freedom and exploration.

    I suppose if you took a purely objective look at the game in terms of the goals Naughty Dog set for the game and their success in realising those goals, then the game may be deemed “flawless”.

    #52 3 years ago
  53. ManuOtaku

    Glad to see the good scores all around, although i understand why Eurogamer give it an 8/10, i have the same complaints for its linearity and scripting, dont get me wrong i love this game like a great summer movie like pirates of the caribean and/or indiana jones, but i known they are not masterpieces in the genre, and i neither i dont care, great series by a great developer.

    Know iam only waiting for zelda and skyrim for my november pics, jesus i will be broke by the end of this year.

    #53 3 years ago
  54. LOLshock94

    paid yet again WOW…

    #54 3 years ago
  55. Kenshin1870

    IGN 10, fatallatie 360 fanboys. God has come and his name is Drake-Sama xDDDDDDDDDD

    #55 3 years ago
  56. M. K.

    So god is a hero of a good looking, but plain simple and linear shooter? Wow, it must suck to live in your world :DDD

    #56 3 years ago
  57. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Easy tiger ;)

    #57 3 years ago
  58. Erthazus

    @54, you paid for World Of Warcraft subscription? Good for you.

    @M.K., :D

    #58 3 years ago
  59. Dark

    wtf IGN?
    battlefield 3 didn’t get 10 in graphics and yet they give UC3 10 in the graphics .. >_>

    #59 3 years ago
  60. Erthazus

    @59, LOL. Really?

    :D Ahaha.

    I think it is more down to artistic stuff, but you obviously can’t deny that Battlefield 3 is a technical achievement and masterpiece.

    Yes, Uncharted 3 is good looking. but no fucking way there is achievement in that area.

    #60 3 years ago
  61. monkeygourmet

    Another shitty review from Eurogamer I see. Such a shame that my once goto site for reviews has now become a farce.

    Every time they review a blockbuster lately, they take the core features and gameplay/style & elements that everyone has come to understand and love about said game and turn them into negatives just to be controversial.

    Wannabe critics that don’t have the writing abilities to back up their claims.

    We all knew this would be more of the same but when the game is of a certain quality that no longer matters. Again and again the review missed mentioning new features in a bid to bitch about features everyone knew would remain the same.

    They seem to be hankering for more freedom, we all know that will not be possible until at least the next gen of consoles. Keeping that kind of graphical fidelity on a 4 year old console is only possible if your game is more scripted, it’s a fact.

    It’s like me spending 90% of a review of skyward sword talking about how the game still follows the same formulae of dungeons and treasure and complaining about it!

    Really grinds my gears, and def going to give Eurogamer a wide berth now…

    #61 3 years ago
  62. Fin


    Yeah I hate it when people disagree with my opinion. I just avoid anything I disagree with, else I get all worked up.

    I mean an 8? They might aswell have give it a 0. EG are such bastards.

    #62 3 years ago
  63. elisio


    #63 3 years ago
  64. monkeygourmet


    No, they don’t really back up their criticism with any substance. It’s not even about the final score in games like gears or uncharted either as they will sell regardless.

    A bad review is a bad review.

    It’s like they have forgotten the point and style of a game then decided to pick up on irrelevant points. After playing and finishing uncharted 2 multiple times, I understand how heavily scripted the game is, but because it’s trying to re-create a Indiana jones style blockbuster, this is the only option naughty dog has with current hardware.

    To spend the majority of the review complaining about linearity in this game is missing the point.

    #64 3 years ago
  65. mathare92

    If Parkin is apparently so down on set-piece scripting, they better not give him the MW3 review. :)

    #65 3 years ago
  66. monkeygourmet


    That’s exactly what I thought

    #66 3 years ago
  67. Fin


    Yeah, like I said, I hate people having different opinions to me.
    And when journalists miss the point of a game. That just drives me mad.

    #67 3 years ago
  68. monkeygourmet


    Weak, why did you think that was a well written review? Or do you just automatically like everything you see written down?

    #68 3 years ago
  69. Fin


    Yeah I didn’t have an problem with it. Main criticisms seemed to be that the player had little control as they were funnelled along the game. Seemed a fair complaint to me.

    I personally enjoy linear games, but am I going to complain that a reviewer doesn’t? Nope.

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t 8 a pretty good score?

    #69 3 years ago
  70. Erthazus

    So far it’s 94 on metacritic.

    If it’s not as close as Batman or Portal 2 (95%), it’s not going to be this year GOTY.

    #70 3 years ago
  71. monkeygourmet


    They didn’t devote a huge amount of space for the review in the first place. This is not necessarily a problem, however, if your going to home in on one particular area and focus on it for 80-90% of the review it had better be relevant.

    I’m not saying you can’t have differing opinions but when you become a critic or are involved in reviews you put yourself in a public forum where people can discuss your work.

    Personally Eurogamer reviews seem to have got lazy and too drunk on their own farts recently. They send out very mixed messages and nit picking focus on game elements that they must know full well are unimportant to the majority of readers.

    All in all, the are getting less helpful to potential buyers, which is the whole point of a review after all…

    #71 3 years ago
  72. Cozzy

    No one seems to like it :P

    #72 3 years ago
  73. CityCobra

    GamingXP 95%

    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is one of the best PS3 games around, no action-adventure could stand up to it in comparison – until now! Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception combines the good elements of its predecessor with some new, fresh features like the enhanced multiplayer in a stunning setting. The atmosphere and the story really capture the player’s interest and will have them forget time. A great game – thanks, Naughty Dog.

    #73 3 years ago
  74. GwynbleiddiuM

    The point of having so many sources to publish a review of a game is to bring up points that a critic thinks it would help or worth mentioning. So, if EG gave it 8 out of 10 and says that the point A is the issue here, it’s that critic’s opinion and how he feels about the point A. Someone else might point out many other things as issue and have no problems whatsoever with the things EG reviewer points as an issue. So, quit whining cause no matter what you think or believe a game critic should be, they’re human beings and they’re entitled to their opinions.

    You have brain, better start using it to process through different reviews and summarize the things you like or dislike about a game. There are things that you might absolutely like while others might absolutely hate, or in between, there things that many might not like and you consider a great feat. It is called the difference of opinions, try to accept that everyone have opinions of their own and they’re entitled to expressing themselves. It doesn’t necessary means they’re right or wrong, but it’s their opinion and that might actually align with some other people’s opinion.

    #74 3 years ago
  75. Gc-Freak

    An here is another german review from SelectGamer:

    #75 3 years ago

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