Summary: You may have had enough of hanging from glowing ledges, jumping from crumbling floors and narrow escapes from massive explosions, but I can't get enough of the adventures of "Dude Raider" Nathan Drake.
Exciting action series now mobile but still violent.
Common Sense Media
23 April 2012
Summary: Parents need to know Uncharted: Golden Abyss is a violent shooting game that, while not rated "Mature," still contains ample combat with realistic gun violence and blood. The protagonist can strangle enemies, snap their necks, toss grenades, or be stabbed.
Excerpt: I wouldn't blame anyone for approaching Uncharted: Golden Abyss (the second new Uncharted game in three months) with a touch of resistance, but fears of this handheld adventure being a straight-to-DVD sequel in comparison with the series' PlayStation 3 blockbusters can be put to rest.
Summary: Look past the big name and beloved action hero, Uncharted: Golden Abyss is your typical launch game. It's a safe franchise that everybody loves and shoehorns in all of the gimmicky functionality the system has to offer. It's not disappointing, but also not terribly inspired.
Summary: " Uncharted: Golden Abyss " is a wonderful start for the Vita, and a new direction for the Uncharted franchise. While it may not match the last two PS3 instalments, the chance in scale has allowed them to shift the expectations for the game start again.
Conclusion: The creative minds over at Naughty Dog have created an IP that will stand the test of time as a series that pushed the limits of convention, gameplay and visual fidelity. Though Naughty Dog didn’t create Golden Abyss, they did entrust the series to them and boy did they come out on top.
Conclusion: Overall, Uncharted: Golden Abyss is a good game. It manages to show off the Vita ‘s potential nicely while still giving gamers a fun Uncharted experience. While it doesn’t compare favorably against the titles we know and love, it does manage to get tantalizingly close.