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Uncharted 4 Review Round-Up

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Uncharted’s fast mouthed protagonist Nathan Drake might have been Sony’s mascot for the PS3, but they’re not letting him settle down for retirement without one last adventure on the PS4. Naughty Dog have been the lauded developers of some of the greatest Sony titles to date, and the Uncharted franchise is no exception. They stand tall above most on the PS3, but has that success helped craft one of the best PS4 games to date?

The reviews are in, and it’s certainly looking that way. Here’s what critics are saying about Uncharted 4:

Polygon – 9/10

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There is nothing cheap about how Naughty Dog has decided to retire this franchise — no door is left open for a crass surprise sequel — and there’s nothing ambiguous about its resolution. Every other Uncharted game has, to varying degrees, posed a question — “can a thief be good?” — and summarily moved on without wagering a guess. In finding an answer, Uncharted 4‘s story soars, and presents a moving, fulfilling finale.

Gamespot – 10/10

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And most of all, as its final moments make clear, this is a story about storytelling–the importance we lend our idols, legends, and myths. How we pass down the ones that inspire us. How an old photo of three friends sitting on a pile of gold can unleash a flood of memories. Uncharted 4 is a challenge to the medium. In its writing, in its design, in its understanding of what makes games unique, Uncharted 4 is something to aspire to. It’s a shining example. And we’ll be talking about it for years to come.

Videogamer – 8/10

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So there goes Nathan Drake, off into the sunset, and with him a whole generation of memories and other lies. The first three games haven’t aged well, and so it’s a relief that Uncharted 4, base similarities aside, feels markedly different to them. It’s a confident, assured, and rather more intelligent game than it first appears, and a strong end to the series.

The Jimquisition – 8.5/10

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As cornball as it can be, however, Uncharted 4 remains a damn classy romp with a sensitive side, and fans are undoubtedly going to adore it. If this is to be Naughty Dog’s series swansong, they ended on a note to be proud of.

Kotaku – No Score

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Uncharted 4 may have problems at its edges, but its middle is phenomenal. It is a sufficiently wonderful finale for a studio that has made its own case that its next great step should be somewhere new.

We’re still working through our own review (while Geoff makes us all jealous), which we hope to have up sooner than it takes Nathan Drake to find some other treasure to steal. Or maybe now the poor guy will finally get some rest. Drake, not Geoff.

Last Updated: May 5, 2016

35 Comments

  1. 8s WTF? I thought this would clear GTAV from the top spot at 98%. Still, an 8.5 from Jim Sterling is like an imploding white dwarf.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 5, 2016 at 09:41

      Jim Fucking Sterling Son!

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      • oVg whippersnapper

        May 5, 2016 at 09:45

        Gamers are so darn fussy. Just give the darn thing a 10. Hell… we would have sold our souls for a game with this much passion and polish by a renowned studio only 3 years ago.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          May 5, 2016 at 10:26

          You did. You got GTAV. How soon they forget.

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          • oVg whippersnapper

            May 5, 2016 at 11:27

            If it has Sam and Dan Houser in the credits its an automatic buy, like Red Dead Redemption 😉

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 5, 2016 at 11:37

            Or Crystal Dynamics.

          • oVg whippersnapper

            May 5, 2016 at 14:31

            … SOLD

    • iusedtobe(a)regular

      May 5, 2016 at 11:47

      Well its sitting at 95 right now. Also Lazygamer just showed the games lowest scores giving a false impression while not mentioning what a critical success this game really is and if you think about it, its really not a review roundup.

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  2. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 5, 2016 at 09:44

    Comparing Metacritic scores are petty and meaningless and besides, PS4 gets both but…
    Rise of the Tomb Raider = 86
    Uncharted 4 = 93 (So far)
    https://media.giphy.com/media/13py6c5BSnBkic/giphy.gif

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    • Greylingad[He Charges!]

      May 5, 2016 at 09:47

      BOOOOM!!!

      Tweeeoooooweeeeet, twooooooo, tweeeeeet….

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 5, 2016 at 09:47

        Hahahaha dat feedback

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        • Greylingad[He Charges!]

          May 5, 2016 at 09:50

          Botched it yesterday, had to make up for it…

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    • oVg whippersnapper

      May 5, 2016 at 09:47

      OHHHHHH SHIT

      SHOTS FIRED.

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 5, 2016 at 09:48

        Timed exclusive for what? Duderaider FTW

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        • Greylingad[He Charges!]

          May 5, 2016 at 09:50

          HAHAHA!! I must say, lady raider, whoa, wait, that came out bad, Tomb Raider was quite good, but definitely a loss compared to duderaider…why does it sound so wrong?

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    • Pariah

      May 5, 2016 at 10:16

      So both games are really good, but in one you get to look at a really attractive female and the other an arrogant sweaty dude.

      And you’d choose the dude.

      Interesting.

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 5, 2016 at 10:20

        Guess that explains why I’m still butthurt about the timed exclusive

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        • Pariah

          May 5, 2016 at 10:21

          XD

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      • Nikola

        May 5, 2016 at 10:20

        “Attractive slut female” who sold herself to MS;)

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        • Pariah

          May 5, 2016 at 10:21

          Yes, a video game character who is in fact a strong and independent character is somehow able to be both a slut and sell herself in real life to a company.

          100% true, you’ve spotted it. Congratulations.

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          • Nikola

            May 5, 2016 at 10:24

            I do have a keen eye have always been told:) haha

        • Alessandro Barbosa

          May 5, 2016 at 11:56

          Let’s try not use degrading language like that when decribing a female character please

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 5, 2016 at 15:56

            Forgive him, Albanians are like that 😛

          • Strawman Jim

            May 5, 2016 at 17:20

            They also have the most epic flag ever… Damnit Nikola, if I was Albanian, I would carry the flag in my pocket (for deployment everywhere and anywhere) or tattooed on my chest.

            https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/36/Flag_of_Albania.svg

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 6, 2016 at 08:06

            Bwahahaha! Me too

          • Strawman Jim

            May 6, 2016 at 09:23

            I would fly that flag outside my home but I fear Nikola would think that’s an invitation and insist that he should stay in Cape Town…. indefinitely…

          • Strawman Jim

            May 5, 2016 at 16:58

            I have it on good authority that female characters do not have feelings.

            https://drawception.com/pub/panels/2016/3-21/qyP5trdPax-10.png

    • Nikola

      May 5, 2016 at 10:19

      Well we win Xbox loses yet again that’s what matters:)

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      • Fox1 - Retro

        May 5, 2016 at 11:06

        U4 was delayed 3 times just to catch-up to ROTR 😛

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  3. Jonah Cash

    May 5, 2016 at 09:48

    This is a day one game. I can’t wait to play and finish this game!!

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  4. Francois Knoetze

    May 5, 2016 at 10:37

    Can’t wait. Busy running through the last bit of uncharted 3 to prep for 4. 3 will have to wait today though…OVERWATCH BETA after work!! WOOHOO!!

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  5. Fox1 - Retro

    May 5, 2016 at 11:05

    Wait for the user reviews on Metacrtic. You know who’s going to be dropping 1’s and 0’s for U4 😛

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  6. Strawman Jim

    May 5, 2016 at 13:40

    lol Kaktaku.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 5, 2016 at 15:57

      haha

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  7. Strawman Jim

    May 5, 2016 at 13:41

    Of course…this is day one!!

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