Simply amazing. This games shows the amazing potential of the PS3.

User Rating: 10 | Uncharted: Drake's Fortune PS3
Uncharted is a great game through and through. There were three things that stood out to me that made it such a great game. Its graphics are amazing, the game is probably one of the funnest games to play ever, and the story makes you want to keep playing to find out what happens next.

The graphics in the game are the best I've ever seen in a game. The characters look almost lifelike, The characters look smooth and real not bumpy and polygon like as in some other games. They also use really high detailed textures to make the characters. Some games when you see the characters up close they look pixelated and blurry, but not this game, they put enough work and effort into everything that even up close the characters are still real looking. Not only do the characters look amazing but the environments make you feel like your actually in a lush green jungle. Unlike other games, they don't put all of their work into the textures for the levels, they model them extremely realistically and then put ultra real textures on. And as I heard in one of the "making of" videos, they don't use photographs for their textures, they actually paint them all. Every frame of this game is a potential screen shot to be used to show the amazing graphics. Every part of the game is just as detailed as the last.

The gameplay is fun and addicting. It takes the best parts from shooter games and combines it with the realistic platforming that they used from their Jak and Daxter games. Something that makes this better than the average shooter game is the system of ducking and hiding. You can press circle to hide behind pretty much everything. Then you use L1 to aim from that spot and shoot at other guys. then once you let go of L1 you return back to hiding. But don't take this wrong. This doesn't make this too easy to play, it's still a great challenge. All the platforming parts in the game are also fun and challenging. All of the animations for them are beautifully animated. Every animation flows perfectly from one to another. Also most of the cut scenes are animated directly into the game so that when it ends it just changes camera angles and you start playing. This creates a super realistic platforming experience.

The story is just as quick, changing, and full of twists and turns as the gameplay. You never know what will happen next. The characters have really believable personalities so you actually feel like you are Nate Drake. The story also has a lot of unexpected surprises that keep you on your toes.

Overall, Uncharted is a great game and i expect it to be a very long time before another game comes closing to being as breathtaking as this one. Take my advice and go out and buy it right now. You won't be disappointed.