1. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Sony PlayStation 3. Mature) Naughty Dog/Sony. This game could have been a tired sequel in the tired action adventure category, as with ethical treasure hunter Nathan Drake returning and two women contending to be his main sidekick. But Naughty Dog raised the bar with great cinematics, outstanding 3-D art that fully exploited the power of the PlayStation 3, and combat scenes that were executed well. You feel like you’re taking part inside a Hollywood blockbuster, scaling dizzying heights, dueling with helicopters, taking out enemies while atop a moving train, and solving a series of puzzles related to finding the lost city of Shambhala in the Himalaya mountains. The game has breathtaking landscapes, a decent story with fleshed out characters and great execution on the details. It’s also a long experience with 26 different chapters, and it has a decent multiplayer experience. This game is consistent from beginning to end, pulling together great elements from good music to awesome sound. That’s why this game is one of the best video games of all time. If Sony can keep on making games like this one, it will make itself into a real contender in this generation of video game consoles.