Uncharted 4 is putting up some big review scores prior to release day tomorrow, May 10.
The critics are heaping praise on the storytelling and character development on the game and are saying that A Thief’s End is the perfect closing act to a fantastic franchise that many of us have come to love. There is no sequel-baiting. This is Naughty Dog’s final Uncharted masterpiece.
Metacritic has the final storied chapter crowned with a current rating of 94. In fact, 29 of 83 critical reviews gave A Thief’s End a perfect score of 100. That’s pretty amazing!
Here are a few sample reviews:
The Examiner (100)
“Naughty Dog has crafted a brilliant game that can stand alone as the best game on PlayStation 4. Uncharted was once referred to as a Tomb Raider clone, but it wound up being a Tomb Raider killer. Naughty Dog has elevated the video game industry as Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is pure brilliance.”
“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.”
Giant Bomb (100)
“This is one of the most fully-realized action campaigns of all time, and it sets a new bar of quality for what’s possible in the genre.”
Game Rant (100)
“From the tremendous environments to the incredible character work to the globetrotting story, the design of the game is second to none, setting a new bar for interactive experiences. It’s true that Naughty Dog puts a lot more stock into story and character, but even then Uncharted 4 is pure, unadulterated fun.”
The Games Machine (95)
“Hands down, Uncharted 4 is the best title ever developed by Naughty Dog, and not just because of the stunning graphics. A wonderful balance between storytelling and gameplay, even better than the previous installments, pushing the boundaries of engagement and sheer fun. There’s no better way to say it: if you own a PlayStation 4, you must play this game.”
The few dissenting voices among critics still give the game an 80+ but opine that the Nathan Drake franchise may be suffering from some creative exhaustion, while still showing off technical brilliance. A few critics have also remarked that the game suffers from being too on the rails still, but this is the nature of the Uncharted series and every fan understands the trade-offs.
Personally, I can’t wait to start playing!
Traffic to uncharted.wikia.com tripled through yesterday and we can expect this to balloon today as Contributors and Fans alike start documenting the adventures of Nathan Drake in the new title. There are currently 1,608 articles related to all things Uncharted on the wiki.
If you’re still waiting for your copy of the game, head over to the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End page and check out all the screenshots and videos and read about the development of the final chapter in the Uncharted series.
There’s also a Discussions page if you have a copy of the game and are playing already. Tell other people what you think and find out what they like. Find your Fandom!
On Amazon’s Movers and Shakers page, you can see how Uncharted 4 is doing. The PS4 box unit is currently #8 in terms of video game sales on the retailer having gained 350% from #36. The Digital Download version is sales ranked #69.
A special box set, the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Libertalia Collector’s Edition is ranked #22.
Check out some of our other Uncharted 4 coverage below; something to read while you’re waiting for your copy to arrive: