Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Stage Demo Impressions

Sony and Naughty Dog treat press conference attendees to an action-packed demo of Uncharted 2.

After getting the requisite facts, figures, and mentions of the death-defying PlayStation 2 out of the way, Sony's press conference proper got underway with an action-packed gameplay demo of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Taken from the single-player campaign, the demo got underway at a rooftop pool, where protagonist Nathan Drake and his female companion were seemingly taking in the view, engaging in polite conversation while enjoying the ambient sounds of exotic birds and the city below. Quickly, it became apparent that the scene wasn't going to stay peaceful for long, as Nathan and his companion sprinted along the roof, climbed a wall up to the top of a tower, and then took a zipline across to a different building.

It wasn't immediately apparent what they were fleeing from, but as they attempted to shimmy across a wooden bridge, a helicopter gunship came into view and wasted no time opening fire. The bridge was torn apart, and as Nathan regained his footing, he was forced to put the game's cover mechanics to good use as the gunship continued its pursuit. Nathan equipped a machinegun at one point, but he didn't do anything with it; instead, he opted to scramble across a rooftop and inside another building.

But the gunship didn't give up, and seconds later, it blew a hole in the side of the building--forcing Nathan to reconsider his cover options as enemies on foot offered up stop-and-pop gameplay more reminiscent of that in the first game. Moving through the building, enemies continued to show up and the gunship continued to blow holes in the walls, ultimately causing the entire building to topple over. As the pair escaped, the demo came to an end, and attendees were invited to check out the demo for themselves on the show floor.

Furthermore, it was confirmed that the multiplayer beta for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves will be available to download on PSN at midnight tonight. Look for more on Naughty Dog's action-packed sequel later this week as our coverage of E3 2009 continues.

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Discussion

74 comments
lilvizz
lilvizz

this game and mag r going to be the best games made for the ps3

anik786
anik786

Finlay a game that uses the ps3 system to the max!

Slickace
Slickace

The first gme was GREAT! this game looks just as good and even better!

paystation
paystation

i loved the grapices in the last game. it dosnt look like they have improved them like. its the same grapices as the first one. eny way i cant wait until the demo comes out

TheSteelest
TheSteelest

The first game was off the hook and it's a definite must have if you're a PS3 owner. I've played the Beta for Uncharted 2 and it's definitely eye candy, no doubt about it. The game play is challenging enough to keep you coming back for more. Don't cheat yourself out of a great experience and go cop the first one! You should be able to complete the first game before this one releases later in the year. Sony is on fire!!! All the exclusives are hitting hard! And if you don't know, now you know... PEACE!

sasha08
sasha08

I to haven't played the first game. After playing the beta , I can say a few things. If you are worried about the multiplayer, don't be. Its bloody unreal, so happy with it. I also know now that I must get the first game before I play Uncharted 2. I call Uncharted 2, MW2, Killzone 2, for game of the year. That's how good Uncharted 2 is.

Blabadon
Blabadon

play uncharted one it is amzing if you own a ps3 and can play t rated games

gnrlstuart
gnrlstuart

i never got a chance to play uncharted 1, but this game looks superb.

Ezugo
Ezugo

cant wait! was a big fan of the first in the series. hope the new multiplayer dosnt ruin the game

mental_case_5
mental_case_5

We can't assume it's gonna be awesome (most likely will be!). I'm a fan of the first one and I have pre ordered the second one but we'll all have to wait and see.

jedixo
jedixo

man i cant wait for the game lol

hoyholyhoy
hoyholyhoy

i love making my voice uber high and wistling its reaaaly high so awesome!!

gnrlstuart
gnrlstuart

if a kid has an annoying voice, tell him to deepen his voice on the menu!!!!!

TheAcejoel99
TheAcejoel99

Game of the year, only competitor is God of war 3.

BrUnOdeFeNiX
BrUnOdeFeNiX

I need one PS3 ASAP!!! All the games are perfect! I can't watch more videos I need play them!!

IIIRUSHIII
IIIRUSHIII

Graphics look INSANE!!! Sony just might have another PS3 sale coming soon...../sigh

CRYSIX
CRYSIX

I can"t wait for this one. The first was excellent.

thekey
thekey

This game is amazing! The Beta is really good, the 3 player co-op is great, the graphics are jaw droping, the multi-player is ok. This is yet another must have title for the PS3!!!!! I can't wait till this game ships!

purple_pride99
purple_pride99

Looks incredible, easily one of the best looking games this year.

Sir3tt
Sir3tt

uncharted 2 gow 2 prototype modern warefare 2 mag and other great games damn u games for burnin a whole in my pocket

GOAT_DUDE
GOAT_DUDE

naughty dog makes good games.

SSBFan12
SSBFan12

I can't wait for this game to come out it is going to be really awesome.

RonTorque
RonTorque

Sony owns big time and this game is a very simple reason why it rocks.

Genson77
Genson77

Another must have game. Simply amazing, SONY was the king of E3.

gmax
gmax

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redwatch1
redwatch1

this game looks great can't wait to play it bring up the release uppppppppppppppppppppppp sony

lyle293
lyle293

which would be very exciting

lyle293
lyle293

that looks extremely exciting thats as exciting as drinking 8 red bull and jumping off an aircraft carreor thats on fire

eloozhunz
eloozhunz

the multiplayer beta is real nice...they move a little slow but the rest runs smooth...especially when you sneak up on somebody and snap their neck....cant wait for the full game

NandoSupes
NandoSupes

the truly first GOTY candidate or one of them is no doubt Uncharted 2.

yixingtpot
yixingtpot

Sony has all the must have games.

scepterone
scepterone

omg, I just reserved my copy today! after watching the sony press! Go Sony!

pakhair
pakhair

Ground Breaking..................

ryan69969
ryan69969

@famguyfan2685: The multiplayer beta is pretty fun. The way the characters move, shoot, and cover--it feels like what Metal Gear Online could have been. If you're going to climb buildings, though, you have to be quick about it, I've found. Pretty easy target hanging off the side of a building :)

billyjunxix
billyjunxix

The first game of uncharted is easily one of the best next gen game ever. This sequel of uncharted is gonna be more awesome though. Already in my PS3 wish list since I finish the first game.