A TRAIN TO CATCH (Uncharted 2)
In a series filled with some of the most memorable action set-pieces ever committed to consoles, there is one in particular that changed the gaming landscape. Naughty Dog set out to top the action from Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, and they really outdid themselves in Uncharted 2. Players had never seen anything like it at the time. The sense of adrenaline was palpable as you hopped between each train car, fighting enemies while watching the environment whiz passed you. If that wasn’t enough of a rush, exploding barrels derail the train and send it plummeting over the edge of a cliff, leaving Drake dangling high above the valley. The mission doesn’t end there. Drake proceeds to climb back up the train before the rest of the train cars send him free-falling down below.
Sounds like an exciting cutscene, right? The best part was, it was all playable. Gamers spent countless years watching cutscenes, wishing they could take part in it. Naughty Dog must have thought the same thing as they pushed the PS3 to its limits making that dream come true. “A Train to Catch” remains one of the best set-pieces in the world of Uncharted.