Review roundup: Uncharted 4

Review roundup: Uncharted 4

The embargo's on Uncharted 4 have been lifted, so that means we finally know what the critics think about Drake's last adventure. Here's a roundup of the reviews of some big gaming websites. And for once they agree on one thing: Uncharted 4 is a grand finale!

Uncharted 4 is available on May 10.

Polygon

Score: 9/10

"There is nothing cheap about how Naughty Dog has decided to retire this franchise — no door is left open for a crass surprise sequel — and there's nothing ambiguous about its resolution. Every other Uncharted game has, to varying degrees, posed a question — "can a thief be good?" — and summarily moved on without wagering a guess. In finding an answer, Uncharted 4's story soars, and presents a moving, fulfilling finale." - Full review

IGN

Score: 8.8/10 (Review in progress)

"Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is a remarkable achievement in blockbuster storytelling and graphical beauty. Though it’s let down by a lack of imagination and some self-indulgence, especially in a third act that drags on far too long, Uncharted 4 carries on the series’ proud tradition of peerless polish and style." - Full Review

Gamespot

Score: 10/10

"Uncharted 4 is a challenge to the medium. 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." - Full review

Eurogamer

Score: 'Recommended'

"As accomplished as Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is - as heroically as it bests its predecessors, as gracefully as it sidesteps their pitfalls - it's not possible for it to have the seismic impact and far-reaching influence that Uncharted 2 did. Nor does it redefine the storytelling scope of the blockbuster action game like The Last of Us. It still does something remarkable for a major franchise video game, though: it doesn't overdo its exit." - Full review

Destructoid

Score: 9.5/10

"Even the ways Uncharted 4 retrofits in previous entries in the series [...] to bring it all to a well-earned, cohesive conclusion is impressive. Stunning art direction; satisfying game feel; a willingness to shake up third-person action conventions, to know when to introduce variety, or let a foot up off the gas; excellent dialogue that reveals a lot without oversharing; and a heck of a conclusion. A thief couldn't ask for a better end." - Full review

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