While DVDs have "Special Edition" levels of bonus content, it's become fashionable for video games that sell above and beyond the call of duty to enjoy a "Game of the Year" re-release at either a budget price or with all of the post-release downloadable content included. Now it's time for Naughty Dog's Sony PlayStation 3 hit Uncharted 2: Among Thieves to step back into the spotlight on October 12 in North America for a reappearance of the latter kind as Nathan Drake's acclaimed adventure becomes a "Game of the Year" edition for $50 with a bunch of DLC included with a special voucher. As the PlayStation Blog outlines, here's what that voucher redeems:
- PlayStation Heroes Skin Pack
- UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune Multiplayer Pack
- UNCHARTED 2 Siege Expansion Pack
- Currency Multiplier which grants Double XP up to level 10 in Multiplayer
- Golden Guns option for the AK-47 and the 92FS 9mm pistol for use in Multiplayer
- Early access to “Revenge” Booster – you still have to purchase it with in-game cash!
- UNCHARTED: Eye of Indra – Motion Comic Bundle (which includes Episodes 1-4)
- UNCHARTED: Eye of Indra – Rika Raja and Daniel Pinkerton Character Skins
- UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves – Avatar Pack 1
- UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves – Avatar Pack 2
- UNCHARTED Avatar Pack 3
- UNCHARTED Avatar Pack 4
- Pinball Heroes – UNCHARTED for the PSP
Not a bad haul if you haven't been tempted into buying Uncharted 2 before now and you plan to play a lot of the online multiplayer. If you're only interested in the single-player campaign then you might be better off with a used disc of the original version. I have a co-worker that really wants to play Uncharted 2, but since he doesn't have Internet access at home, the online multiplayer modes and DLC are useless to him. He's been waiting a long time for the price of the game to drop, new or used. Once this new version hits, I bet used prices for the older version will finally come down. Get 'em while they're discounted!