Online Status Check: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is a sure-fire hit for the Playstation 3. A must-have for anyone who owns the system. But how is the online component holding up now that the game has been out for a couple of days?

I've spent a few hours over the past two days playing matches online to see how things are working now that the game is out in the wild. Here's what I found.

Finding Games: Finding a good match on the Playstation 3 was easy. Over the course of the past two days, the auto matchmaker found ranked games for me usually in about a minute.

Matchmaking: With the exception of one completely off-kilter match up that pitted a group that included two level 34 characters against a bunch of level 5 characters, I've noticed no issues with how the game finds playmates for you.

Reaction Time: I haven't run into any noticeable lag yet, despite occasionally having what the game identified as a weak connection.

General Consensus: There are complaints in the official thread for the game on with a handful of people complaining about waits of five minutes or longer to find a match.

People are also complaining that the online stats for the game are tracking cooperative mode kills and deaths.

Overall Personal Experience: The inclusion of jumping, climbing and stealth kills makes Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' a breezy bit of online fun for competitive play.

I'm a little put off by the unlockable perks that can make matches a bit harder for those new to the game, but with a bit of time spent playing you can quickly unlock your own set and the whole thing evens out.

Read our complete review here.


    Takes me aaaaaaaagggggeeessss to get into an online match

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