Uncharted: Golden Abyss Review – PS VITA

Uncharted franchise is ranked as one of the best and successful franchise of all time, and the biggest reason for this is its presentation which resembles to Hollywood movies. In addition to presentation, the franchise has a great mixture of action and adventure. PS VITA, upcoming handheld console from Sony is all schedule to launch in western region in February 2012, and Sony Bend is all set to bring brand new title in Uncharted franchise to portable world, and this new game is Uncharted: Golden Abyss.

Uncharted: Golden Abyss

The stage is all and perfectly set for Uncharted: Golden Abyss, however the only question arise here is, does Sony Bend added everything possible to the game to make it one of the successful launch title of Playstation VITA. Let try to find out the answer to this question in our Uncharted: Golden Abyss Review below.


All previous games in Uncharted franchise is filled with mystery and adventure, and developer has not experimented with this winning formula and kept thing sweet and simple in Uncharted: Golden Abyss. We all know, the event in Golden Abyss take place several year prior to the events of Drake’s Fortune, and so many fans can expect to seek answer to question raised by Uncharted trilogy.

The game follows Nathan Drake and Marissa journey to uncover the mystery behind 400-year-old massacre of a Spanish Expedition led by Friar Marcus. Chase grandfather hands over an amulet to Nathan and Marissa to unlock all mysteries which lead them to Golden Abyss. We can assure all of you that there won’t be a single dull moments during your entire Golden Abyss gameplay, and at each instance you will get the feel of what coming next your way i.e a sense of SUSPENSE.

Graphics and Visuals

In Uncharted: Golden Abyss graphics and visual department, developer has done an excellent job, and the team definitely deserves a pat on their back. The environments and surrounding are so highly detailed that fans will fall in love with it at first sight. The graphics are on par with that of first game in Uncharted trilogy (Drake’s Fortune), and i bet looking at visuals no one will say that Uncharted: Golden Abyss is a portable game.


PS3 exclusive Uncharted trilogy was liked by most fans mainly because of the puzzle segment in the game, but they were very few in numbers, however Sony BEND has eliminated this issue in Golden Abyss. Uncharted: Golden Abyss allows players to solve the puzzle segment with the help of touchscreen control. The puzzles that are present in Uncharted: Golden Abyss features jigsaw, picking a lock, charcoal rubbing and many more.

Lot of Collectibles and Treasures

In Golden Abyss there won’t be a dull or ideal moment for players in any of its 34 chapters, as it features tons of collectibles and treasures. To make the task of players more easy, list of all treasures is provided to them in the mystery section of Drake’s Notebook. Players who want to spend most of their day’s time playing Golden Abyss should go for hunting EACH and Every Treasure in the game.

Much Improved Shooting Mechanics

The shooting mechanics of Uncharted: Golden Abyss is enjoyable and easy to learn. This latest handled from Sony comes equipped with SIXAXIS or gyro controls, so getting a perfect aim at the enemy is not a hectic task for players. All they need to do is get a perfect combination of gyro and second analog stick. Players are also provided with GRENADE in their ARMORY, to make use of grenade, gamers need to hold the grenade icon (its their in the right hand side of the screen) and drag it on to desired place, BOOM.

12-14 Hours of Gameplay

As mentioned earlier, Uncharted: Golden Abyss features a total of 34 Chapters and so fans can expect to see campaign length anywhere between 12 to 14 hours on Hard Difficulty.


With Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Sony PS VITA is off to a flying start. It is one of those games that all PS VITA owners should purchase without thinking twice. Before the launch of VITA, it was said that the handheld can produce graphics similar to PS3, Golden Abyss is one game that proof this report CORRECT. Golden Abyss has live up-to all the expectation of fans, and it rightly deserve to carry one of the most respectful word in gaming industry i.e “UNCHARTED”.

BUY: Uncharted: Golden Abyss


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