Game of the Month: October 2009
- Posted November 4th, 2009 at 11:11 EDT by Michael Harradence
As the videogames industry shuffles inexorable towards the lucrative Christmas holiday season, we’re already starting to see a substantial rise in not only the quantity of titles hitting store shelves, but more importantly, the quality.
October 2009 proved to be one of the most anticipated months on the gaming calendar for PlayStation 3 owners this year, thanks in no small part to a certain brash treasure hunter by the name of Nathan Drake. Indeed, while last month presented a number of healthy offerings worthy of praise - Tekken 6, Borderlands and Trine among others - it was pretty much a given that we’d plump for Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.
Garnering universal praise from critics and fans alike, Among Thieves proved a roaring success, from its compelling narrative, action-packed gameplay to its stellar multiplayer component and jaw-dropping visuals. Needless to say, we wasted no time extolling the virtues of this mammoth sequel in our review, commenting:
“With Among Thieves, Naughty Dog has shattered the proverbial bar it created with the 2007 original. This is quite possibly the best game to have graced the PS3, and without a doubt one of the greatest titles ever conceived.”
Take a butcher’s at what some of our readers had to say on Uncharted 2 below:
“That was good timing, I've literally just finished the game not 15 minutes ago. Uncharted 2 definitely has to be game of the year for me and fully deserves PSU's 10 out of 10 rating. It is an absolute Masterpiece of a game! I cannot fault this game in any way, the graphics are stunning, the storyline is very well thought out, the game play is fantastic, you just can't put this game down from start to finish. I'm simply amazed at how long the game is too, just when you think the game might be reaching the end theres another whole new level to play and my god, how stunning is Shambhala when you see it for the first time! If you own a ps3 then you must simply must buy a copy of this game, it is truly epic!” – Chilledbreeze7
“I agree with the Review. I would have gave this game a 10 if it didn’t take so many bullets to kill players on Team Deathmatch online. The story mode is unbelievable, one of the best graphics I’ve seen so far. I would put this in one of my Best top 10 games ever.” – Regissreg
“Yep, best game of the year... I’m sure about that” – Kamahl
“This game is truly 10 out of 10 material, by far the best adventure game I've ever played.” – FonFahbre
Tune in again this time next month, where we'll be awarding yet another title the crown for Game of the Month. In the meantime, if you happen to disagree with our choice for October, be sure to let us know what title you feel deserves the accolade in the comments section below.----