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  • Summary: A 400-year-old clue in the coffin of Sir Francis Drake sets a modern-day fortune hunter on an exploration for the fabled treasure of El Dorado, leading to the discovery of a forgotten island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The search turns deadly when Nathan Drake becomes stranded on theA 400-year-old clue in the coffin of Sir Francis Drake sets a modern-day fortune hunter on an exploration for the fabled treasure of El Dorado, leading to the discovery of a forgotten island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The search turns deadly when Nathan Drake becomes stranded on the island and hunted by mercenaries. Outnumbered and outgunned, Drake and his companions must fight to survive as they begin to unravel the terrible secrets hidden on the Island. Using maps and ancient artifacts, uncover clues and unravel mysteries to find a forgotten island and a treasure that was thought to have never existed. Explore exotic locations. Traverse through living jungles and spectacular 400-year-old ruins. Drake's companions and allies play an important role in the adventure through cooperative mechanics, gun play and exploration. Experience fast-paced gunplay: use a variety of environmental elements for cover, shoot enemies off of moving vehicles in high speed chases and more. Use an array of hand-to-hand fighting moves to put your enemy off balance. Anything from wild haymaker punches to running drop-kicks. Naughty Dog's advanced animation techniques allow Nathan to switch seamlessly between movements and achieve a whole new level of believability in gameplay. Nathan can reload his weapon while dodging bullets and find cover behind a wall, all in one smooth natural motion. [SCEA] Expand
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  1. Naughty Dog use the PS3 to reinvigorate the adventure gaming experience, combining key elements that every gamer holds dear in a game that looks and feels like a blockbuster film. [Dec 2007, p.52]
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    Uncharted is the best game Naughty Dog has ever crafted.
  3. Uncharted is a tremendously fun game and one of the best gaming experiences of the year. While it borrows heavily from other games in the market it's such a nice and diverse game that it's hard to find much fault with.
  4. We could actually say that Drake is the male version of Lara Croft, a good prediction to the beginning of a franchise that could be very interesting.
  5. Uniquely entertaining, if cliched at times. [Jan 2008, p.60]
  6. Everything's fun and exhilarating, but it never builds to more than the sum of its parts. Just keep your expectations in the right place, and you'll enjoy your time in the tropical sun. [Holiday 2007, p.76]
  7. Problem is, when it comes to movie-style storytelling, Uncharted is more "Sahara" than "Raiders Of The Lost Ark."

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  1. Negative: 23 out of 391
  1. D.Vid.
    Nov 22, 2007
    10
    Best graphics for consoles great sound effects, great orchestral music, superb voice acting best animations so far gameplay is fun, fast, Best graphics for consoles great sound effects, great orchestral music, superb voice acting best animations so far gameplay is fun, fast, action packed. Expand
  2. EddieC
    Apr 28, 2009
    10
    Truly an amazing new IP from naughty dog. I can't wait to see what they have up their sleeves for the second one.
  3. Sep 1, 2010
    10
    man i love this game, fantastic story, awesome platforming reminds me of prince of Persia climbing walls game and that's cool, the game playman i love this game, fantastic story, awesome platforming reminds me of prince of Persia climbing walls game and that's cool, the game play is great, i didn't like the AI though, it seems like its dumb as hell you know exactly when to shoot before the enemy does lol Expand
  4. PatrickC
    Jun 6, 2009
    9
    Great Game. Lovable characters andcover system combat puts Tomb Raider to shame. the only thing i can say is you must Play this game.
  5. Jul 18, 2012
    8
    I have played all the Uncharted games, so take it from an expert: you must get every game in this series. The storyline is amazing, theI have played all the Uncharted games, so take it from an expert: you must get every game in this series. The storyline is amazing, the graphics spectacular, the setpieces breathtaking, and the gameplay is awesome. This truly raises the bar for adventure games, and is a worthy addition to the library of PS exclusives. Expand
  6. Oct 13, 2012
    8
    Indiana Jones on a console. Uncharted DF is the beggining of a great trilogy. Maybe the best on the PS3. And it's a great first chapter. TheIndiana Jones on a console. Uncharted DF is the beggining of a great trilogy. Maybe the best on the PS3. And it's a great first chapter. The villain could be better though... Drake and Sully on the other hand have all the charisma of movie characters very much like Indiana Jones and Sallah. Expand
  7. Jan 11, 2015
    0
    The gameplay isn't good at all. The gunplay is absolutely terrible. The graphics are pretty bad. The parts of the game where the cursed peopleThe gameplay isn't good at all. The gunplay is absolutely terrible. The graphics are pretty bad. The parts of the game where the cursed people pop up are probably the worst part of any game I've ever had to play. I can create a better game on the toilet then this thing. It should've been flushed the moment this idea came out. They shouldn't have been allowed to receive one award for any game until this one was erased from the world. Stay away from this terrible thing. Expand

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