Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End arrives on May 10th, but lucky for us, the review embargo dropped five days early.
Surprising perhaps nobody at all, it seems as though Naughty Dog crafted another masterpiece of digital entertainment, the likes of which hasn’t been seen since E.T. for the Atari 2600. Uncharted 4 is getting great scores, and a swath of perfect ones, too. The current score on Metacritic is sitting at a 94, and OpenCritic has the game at 93. So far the lowest score given to the game is an 8 from a few different sources. Even Polygon resisted the urge to go against the grain on this one and instead scored the game a 9. Giant Bomb’s Dan Ryckert gave the game a 5/5. The game not only appears to be the best Uncharted, but it seems as though A Thief’s End is also Naughty Dog’s finest game. Not only that, Naughty Dog’s latest romp also seems to be one of the finest games available on this generation of consoles.
All signs point to Uncharted 4 nailing the sense of adventure, the spectacle, hitting all the right notes with the narrative. If this truly is the last game of the series, it seems as though Naughty Dog have sent it off with a bang. At least until the series is eventually rebooted in about twenty years.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End releases on May 10th for the Playstation 4.