TIME Publishes a Very Special Uncharted 4 Review

Nathan Drake is back for one final amazing adventure and it might be the best one yet.

Nathan Drake is back for one final amazing adventure and it might be the best one yet.

In a way, it’s sad to think that this may be the last time we’ll ever see Nathan Drake. While developer Naughty Dog has said it’s feasible the fan-favorite protagonist could return at some point, the latest entry, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, is designed to be Nathan’s final official quest. So, that being the case, the developer’s really needed to bang this out of the park, right?

Thankfully, it appears they’ve done just that. The game is averaging a whopping 94 at Metacritic with 71 reviews counted already (and the game isn’t even out until Tuesday), so it’s abundantly obvious that the latest installment in this award-winning – and now legendary – franchise is an absolute masterpiece. It also made it a lot harder to select our favorite review. There were so many potential candidates but after a lot of thought, we’ve settled on the analysis we read at TIME.

Critic Matt Peckham delivers a nearly flawless review that captures the enticing essence of the IP while also addressing popular complaints and analyzing the standard elements (gameplay, graphics, sound, etc).  The review begins with a stellar description of one of the game’s incredible set pieces, which sets up the rest of the article, and gives the reader a great toe-hold, so-to-speak. In short, Uncharted 4 deserves nothing less than a beautiful, professional review and that’s precisely what we get here.

Congrats, Matt!

Why We Like It:

The introduction is not only apt, it also excites the reader and offers plenty of incentive to keep reading. Intros are supposed to be lures, not detailed analyses.

— Addresses common complaints leveled at the series, which ties in nicely with the praise. This shows an awareness of the gaming populace and the discussions within.

Very well written and nicely paced, filled with great detail, description and atmosphere. It’s just an extremely well-appointed review.

Read Matt Peckham’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Review Now


4 thoughts on “TIME Publishes a Very Special Uncharted 4 Review”

Sucks that critics got it early. Now I have to read a gazillion rave reviews without being able to play it immediately.


I got into Uncharted late (didn’t start until the third one, then went back to play the other two) but I know I’m getting this one immediately. Seems like I’ve had my PS4 for a long time without having a killer app for it.

I assume you’re talking exclusives but even then I don’t agree. Bloodborne qualifies as a fantastic AAA exclusive, even if it’s not your thing. Hell, in my mind, The Order: 1886 qualifies, too. Even Ratchet & Clank.



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