25th June 2009 - Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, the sequel to the critically acclaimed 2007 hit Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, has picked up one of the biggest gongs in this years Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2009. The highly anticipated game also won Best Console Game and Best Action/Adventure Game.
The Game Critics Awards is a group of 29 independent leading North American "videogame" media outlets that each year conduct a "Best of E3 Awards", recognising gaming excellence and innovation as demonstrated at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles, CA via hands-on playable form. And at this year's E3 Expo, held on 2nd June through to 4th June, it was Uncharted 2: Among Thieves that stole the show, and rightly so. The game is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever, and it's no surprise coming from a developer with a proven track record for producing quality games.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves sees the return of fortune hunter Nathan Drake in a pulse-pounding third-person action-adventure/shooter created by award-winning developer Naughty Dog and exclusive to PLAYSTATION®3. Down on his luck, Drake is lured back into the treacherous world of thieves and mercenary treasure-seekers he had sought to leave behind. When a mysterious artefact propels Drake on an expedition to find the legendary Himalayan valley of Shambhala, he finds himself embroiled in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse against a fugitive war criminal who is after more than just the fabled riches of the lost city. Caught in a web of deception and plunged into an increasingly deadly pursuit that tests the limits of his endurance, Drake is forced to risk everything – but has his luck finally run out?
Stay tuned to au.playstation.com for more on the highly anticipated Uncharted 2: Among Thieves before it hits stores later this year.
Check out the Games Critics Awards website for the full list of winners, nominees and the esteemed media outlets who cast their votes.