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Uncharted 2 Dubbed Greatest PlayStation Game Ever

This is bound to create plenty of discussion and arguments. The biggest question is, if you remove nostalgia from the equation, is the selection 100% correct…?

UK gamers recently voted for the best PlayStation games of all time and the results were published in the 50th issue of the Official PlayStation Magazine. The poll was conducted to celebrate the brand name's 15th anniversary and as you can see , Naughty Dog's Uncharted 2: Among Thieves has claimed the top spot. It was apparently a very close race between this masterpiece and the original Metal Gear Solid but the point is, Uncharted 2 takes the top spot.

Obviously, we're talking about three full generations here, so it can be tough to pick. Personally, I'm a little surprised that Vice City easily outstripped GTAIII (but I would make the same selection), and I'm also surprised to see RDR and SotC on there. I would've liked to have seen Final Fantasy X , one of the God of War s, and Twisted Metal: Black , but hey, that's me. Said Ben Wilson, Editor of Official PlayStation Magazine:

"Since it came out in late 2009 we’ve maintained that Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is the best game not just on PS3 but every console around, so it was little surprise to see our readers vote it the number one PlayStation game of all time. It has everything you could want from an action-adventure, and then some: An engaging story full of cinematic twists, a charismatic and funny lead character, brilliant voice acting, masses of clever gameplay ideas, and a host of strong multiplayer modes. It’s the complete videogame, and much deserving of the top spot."

So, what say you?

Related Game(s): Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

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MARNEY
MARNEY
13 years ago

best game ever.

ABUrabad
ABUrabad
13 years ago

wait please , I just cant trust this kind of survey because in general people would like what they remember MOST so most people will include newly released games and this may also explain the total absence of Gran Turismo beside a lot of other game like Crash Bandicoot for example
and please can somebody tell me where is GOW from all that??????????


Last edited by ABUrabad on 10/1/2010 1:49:37 PM

ABUrabad
ABUrabad
13 years ago

u need first to know how many people were included in the survey which isn't clear at all u need to be sure its wide enough so it can be accurate

Jed
Jed
13 years ago

@ABUraBAD

I think you are right. I mean, Red Dead Redemption and CoD4?

McClane
McClane
13 years ago

@Jed:

I was thinking the same thing but more importantly:

WHERE IS THE FIRST RESIDENT EVIL??

Cabalavatar1
Cabalavatar1
13 years ago

Sorry people. UC2 is amazing, no doubt. But to me, it's still not the masterpiece that is FFVII. I have yet to play a game that impressed me with its story and gameplay as much as FFVII. UC2 and GoW2 have both come rather close, same with Mass Effect 2. But FFVII is not 3rd. It's first. (Hell, I'd probably have to put it into another league. lol)

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
13 years ago

I say good for UC2 but it's all subjective… I don't think COD 4 MW deserves to be on that list but clearly many UK "gamers" do.

I rarely ever pay attention to these lists though sometimes I see a game maybe I haven't played and it provokes me to give it a try.

coverton341
coverton341
13 years ago

100% agreed. I also am always wondering why these types of surveys aren't opened up to the public and everyone is allowed to give their input. This particular one may have been but earlier last month I believe, Sony sent out a survey to "select" gamers in NA. What's that about?

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
13 years ago

Uncharted 2 is by far one of the greatest games ever, but I do not agree with the rest of the list.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
13 years ago

Call of Duty?

How the hell did that even make the list and not Final Fantasy X?

I agree, I never really pay attention to these lists.

coverton341
coverton341
13 years ago

Have still yet to play it, but really, no silent hill anything?

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
13 years ago

Yet to still play what…? Uncharted 2?

…are you MAD?!

Karosso
Karosso
13 years ago

You still haven't play Uncharted 2? Are you kidding me? But yeah, No SH is a big miss and also Tomb Raider 1 had to be there. I know that the franchise has gone down the gutter but, the first one is got to be the most epic gaming of its time, the levels were gigantic and everything about the game was great for its time. It was back then what Uncharted 2 is to me now… Just saying 🙂

Hans Castorp

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
13 years ago

Hans Castorp…Mann?

coverton341
coverton341
13 years ago

I know, I know. I'm ashamed of myself too. But seriously every time I want to pick this game up it seems like something happens. Bike needs a valve job and a seal replacement, truck blows its head gasket, have to fly to Miami for family reasons, computer takes a nose dive and have to buy hard drive mobo and cpu. I can't win for losing when it comes to getting a hold of this game.

Karosso
Karosso
13 years ago

Yep, started this morning and already can tell is going to be amongst my favorites of all times.
I love this from the foreword: "Unafraid of the odium of appearing too meticulous, we are much more inclined to the view that only thoroughness can be truly entertaining"
Thinking about it, that could be applied to the work done in Uncharted 2 🙂

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
13 years ago

Coverton: It's a conspiracy you MUST defeat. 🙂

Karosso: I've read a lot and that is the most brilliant book ever. Sheer genius. It isn't necessarily one of my favorites, but in terms of literary genius, I have yet to read something more intelligent.

Karosso
Karosso
13 years ago

Coverton: Ain't life a bi*** sometimes? I was half way through MGS4 and my HD died and I lost all my saves, this is the game that came with my PS3 when I bought it and I still haven't been able to finish it…

Ben: I almost feel ashamed of reading it on the subway. This is the kind of book to read while sitting comfortably so you can give it full attention but, my life right now is just too crazy and time is not on my side. I'm trying to get as far as I can before my eye surgery next week…

coverton341
coverton341
13 years ago

Damn! What's with the down votes guys? I know I suck for not playing the game yet but I can't help that the bike and truck have both needed major work recently. Lol

Anonymous
Anonymous
13 years ago

great another one of thes top 5. i go with this

1. Uncharted
2. Uncharted 2
3. KillZone 2
4. MGS 4
5. Red Dead Redemption
A. GTA IV

Underdog15
Underdog15
13 years ago

nothing from the other two generations?

Anonymous
Anonymous
13 years ago

@Underdog15 didn't play Ps1 and came in late on the Ps2 at thos times i was Playing Nintendo,N64 and XBox 1

McClane
McClane
13 years ago

If you're only gonna include current gen, I'd said add to your list Heavy Rain…

Epic game…

Happiness
Happiness
13 years ago

I'm an Uncharted fan. Loved the first game, and uber-luved the second. Its got everything. Such excellent humour, such cinematic expansiveness, great characters, good control, great plot. Really is a cut above the rest.

hafizahid
hafizahid
13 years ago

What?! At least one God of War HAS to be there! GoW 1 raised the bar for all games when it came out, Gow 2 was a masterpiece, and GoW 3 has arguably the best graphics of any game EVER, not to mention it has the ultimate EPIC playthrough of any game( I'll admit the story could have been told a little better)

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
13 years ago

I agree. I think at least TWO GoWs need to be on there.

gumbi
gumbi
13 years ago

Absolutely, how did not one GOW make this list?… Also, legend of dragoon anybody? that's totally a personal bias though, just absolutely love that game.

booze925
booze925
13 years ago

gow3 doesn't deserve to be on the list IMO.
gow 1 or 2 definitely though. what the hell man?

daus26
daus26
13 years ago

I just can't and probably will never name one game that's the greatest of all time.

I mean what does it take to make it to the list? Sales? Technical achievements? Revenue/Income? Rating? History? Gameplay? Story? Combination of some? It's too much to think about.

0_o
0_o
13 years ago

Where's Gran Turismo?!?

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
13 years ago

Apparently UK gamers doesn't like GT.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
13 years ago

Another good question.

556pineapple
556pineapple
13 years ago

I think it's due to the lack of universal appeal in those games. I like them a lot, but not everyone is a fan of the racing sims.

daus26
daus26
13 years ago

I thought the same thing, but as 556pineapple said, racing sims are not as universal appealing as Action and Shooting games.

The day Gran Turismo makes the greatest game of all time list is probably the day Gran Turismo wins the game of the year award. The chances are similar.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
13 years ago

No universal appeal?

You guys realize Gran Turismo is Sony's best selling franchise ever, right?

Kr3sn1k
Kr3sn1k
13 years ago

Best selling and universal appeal are different people will buy a racer game simply because its great but it doesn't necessarily mean they liked it

556pineapple
556pineapple
13 years ago

I think you have to wait a little bit longer before making that kind of statement. It's hard to really remove nostalgia from the equation. Don't get me wrong, it's an excellent game, you just need to give it time to see where it settles compared to the rest. That's just me though.

Great list! Only one I haven't played on it.

big6
big6
13 years ago

I'm going to go with "Metal Gear Solid" as the best Playstation game ever.

I distinctly remember playing through that game and savouring every bit of playtime with it. As the credits rolled after its completion, I thought to myself, "This was the best game I have ever played."

Second place for me would be "Resident Evil 2", followed by "Resident Evil 1". (in case anyone cares… haha)

McClane
McClane
13 years ago

I do care, and I believe Resident Evil 1 should be numero uno on the top list and Metal Gear Solid at the # 2 spot…

Jawknee
Jawknee
13 years ago

I enjoyed Resident Evil Remake on Gamecube quite a bit more than its PS1 iteration.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
13 years ago

SoTC at 8th???!?!?
I'm not taking this list seriously AT ALL.
Fine even if it's a gamer's poll, I'm a bit upset at SoTC's ranking………


Last edited by Snaaaake on 10/1/2010 11:38:15 AM

Hezzron
Hezzron
13 years ago

That's a lot of Metal Gear Solid. Looks like part 2 is still the redheaded stepchild of the series.

Jawknee
Jawknee
13 years ago

And it always will be no doubt.

Cavan1
Cavan1
13 years ago

the trouble is everyone is different, to be honest since this was a uk poll, am surprised pes 6 wasnt on that list, pes ruled the roost on the ps2 and i didnt know anyone who didnt have that game,

all good games on the list obvs evryone opion is gunner be different and often more recent games get put on the list as they tend to have better graphics etc, am just glad MW2 wasnt on the list.

tridon
tridon
13 years ago

Great game but the best? Nope.

Like I've said before, I honestly enjoyed the first Uncharted more than the sequel and to me, no game has ever been better than Metal Gear Solid besides maybe the fourth MGS game. A close second would be Shadow of the Colossus.

Athrin
Athrin
13 years ago

1. FFVII
2. Uncharted 2
3. Uncharted 1
4. Dragon Age Origins
5. GoW 3
6. Twisted Metal: Black
7. FFX
8. RE IV
9. KZ 2
10. MGS

Honorable mention to GoW 1&2, FFIX

Cabalavatar1
Cabalavatar1
13 years ago

At the very least, you place FFVII precisely where it deserves to be. Those Brits must be smokin' something fierce to have overlooked this 'fact'.

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
13 years ago

No.

A list that probably had a few thousand votes too. Hardly concrete.

And that list is all sortsa wrong…and the mags description of U2 is even more wrong, hence why i disagree!

I never pay attention to these best of lists in any format, really. They're just silly and dramatic.

Also, This generation is more fresh on the minds so you'll see newer games there more….especially as the age group that voted (considering the mags readers) is pretty young.

You have to also remind yourself of less commercial games that many might not of heard of, but are still unbelievable such as Demon's Souls, Exhumed, Dark Chronicle, Alundra etc.

See, too many factors invade such lists. The strongest one being personal opinion.

Off topic, Castlevania demo is GREAT! I dislike GoW type games, but this one got me! Great music, story, theme and acting.


Last edited by Lotusflow3r on 10/1/2010 11:54:29 AM

Temjin001
Temjin001
13 years ago

In terms of production and presentation I've never played a better game. While I can't say TPS pop 'n fire is my personal favorite style of play, the quality speaks volumes. The game is better than polished and it embodies top quality elements in every conceivable way.

And to put it another way.
..If aliens from outer space came and abducted me and asked for me to produce humanity's greatest achievement in video game design I would pick Uncharted 2. Then hopefully they'd avoid using any probes on me =p

sawao_yamanaka
sawao_yamanaka
13 years ago

Lol!

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