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Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009) is an action-adventure game that puts you in the role of treasure hunter Nathan Drake. You head to Nepal looking for the lost city of Shambala, unfortunately, you're not the only one looking for it. On your journey, you'll encounter the well-armed private military group of Zoran Lazarević who will stop at nothing to find the lost city of Shambala.

Like the other games of the Uncharted series, play is a mix between combat and puzzles. Combat is required to get through Zoran's private military who block you at every step, while puzzles are required to find more clues into the passage of Shambala. When solving puzzles, you use the notes of Marco Polo and his lost fleet to progress onward. The game includes puzzles such as finding correct locations, enabling switches in order, and translating symbols.

While many of the systems and mechanisms of Uncharted 2 are the same as Uncharted, the game expands on each of these systems providing more engaging puzzles, combat, and traversal providing players with an engaging experience.

Our examiner, Jonah Monaghan, first checked Uncharted 2: Among Thieves 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 21 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Adventure game with Shooting, Stealth and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game. The PS3 launch of Uncharted 2 did include online multiplayer but the servers were shut down at the end of 2019. The PS4 version of the game is included in the Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection, which only consists of the single-player modes.

You can play this game in the following styles:

This has been enjoyed by families in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 10 hours and 13 hours to complete.


This game is good if you want to:

This game has helped players develop their Disposition as part of the following pathways:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16+ for Violence. Violence consists of hand to hand fighting and use of guns. Although the violence is bloody and there are some injuries it is not particularly strong in that it lacks any gory elements.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for Blood, Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence. Players will encounter mercenaries/soldiers who will attack with realistic machine guns. Players can brawl with these mercenaries/soldiers, shoot back at them with pistols and rifles, or sneak up on the enemies to perform "stealth kills" (e.g., neck-snapping, choke-holds). During gunfights, brief splashes of blood are emitted from characters; more shots—and thus, more blood—are required to kill a growling ice beast. The action sequences are interspersed with cutscenes that are dramatic, but just as often, humorous in tone; a handful of them contain sexual/suggestive innuendo: "Oh! Is that an ancient Tibetan ritual dagger in your pocket . . . Oh! Maybe I'm just happy to see you" and "Well, so much for foreplay". In one scene, a woman (fully clothed) straddles on top of the central character, places his hands on her hips (he drums his fingers), then kisses him as the camera pans away (to a painting above the bed). In the heat of battle and conversation, the words sh*t, b*tch, and a*s are sometimes exclaimed.

Skill Level

13+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content.

Our Game Pathways reveal how 14-year-olds play this game:


Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 13/10/2009, updated in 2015

Out Now: PS3 and PS4

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Adventure (Shooting, Stealth and Traversal)

Accessibility: 20 features

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog)

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