Last night, I played a scene in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves where I had a long gun battle along the top of a freight train as it ripped through the jungles and snowy peaks of Nepal. This scene was absolutely mindblowing in every way. Not only was the train very well designed, but every bit of the environment that I raced through was spectacular. The train started off in the jungles, went up to a lengthy tunnel and finally shot across the snowy peaks and lakes of the high mountains. I never saw the same scene twice, but it clearly was designed to be dynamic and let me take my time on the train.
My only regret with this scene is that I didn’t have enough time to take in the landscape while moving through these gunbattles and I was unable to take screenshots. I’ve looked around online for some screens of this scene and had some trouble, but I did manage to locate a video!
This train scene takes the title of most awesome train scene in a video game, previously held by Timesplitters: Future Perfect. I enjoyed the action in Timesplitters more, with the time travel and helping past/future versions of yourself, but the stunning scenery in Uncharted 2 more than makes up for that.