• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Nov 16, 2007
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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 66
  2. Negative: 0 out of 66
  1. Play Magazine
    100
    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]
  2. 93
    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. PSM3 Magazine UK
    89
    Uniquely entertaining, if cliched at times. [Jan 2008, p.60]
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    85
    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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 42 out of 685
  1. 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
  2. MarkW.
    Apr 13, 2008
    10
    The best game I have played in years. Beautiful to look at, fantastic audio (especially in surround sound), just the right balance of puzzles The best game I have played in years. Beautiful to look at, fantastic audio (especially in surround sound), just the right balance of puzzles and gun action, a great storyline, superlative voice acting. Hopefully this will just be the first in a franchise, it's an amazing game. Expand
  3. Jul 11, 2014
    9
    AMAZING GAME, but slightly not as good as Uncharted 3. This game has great locations and graphics, and the two combined provide a great gamingAMAZING GAME, but slightly not as good as Uncharted 3. This game has great locations and graphics, and the two combined provide a great gaming experience. The game also has very like able characters. You won't get bored even after finishing it 3-4 times. Only problem is that it is a bit too difficult - especially on Hard, and Crushing difficulties. Expand
  4. May 15, 2020
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. At this day and age, the Uncharted series has become synonymous with cinematic storytelling and third person action adventure. However, when Naughty Dog first revealed Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, everyone was skeptical of their ability to pull this off. Before this, Naughty Dog was known for franchises like Crash Bandicoot and Jak and Daxter, which were nothing like Uncharted. However, Drake's Fortune released to good reviews, and a promising start to an unexpected franchise.
    The initial premise of Uncharted is Nathan Drake and Elena Fisher have found the coffin of Sir Francis Drake, and when opened, the coffin was empty, except for a journal. This journal outlines a search for the mystic El Dorado, and you set off with a third friend named Victor Sullivan.
    The story is very fun and engaging, even with some horror elements that I most definitely did not expect.
    Even for a PS3 Launch title, the graphics of this game hold up surprisingly well. Part of this can be attributed to the fact that the version I played was the remaster on the Nathan Drake collection, but the original still looks good. Character models are good for the most part, with maybe a few sharp edges, but the facial animations are the most dated part of the presentation. The environments are beautiful, lush, and so full of detail it's hard to believe they were made in 2007.
    Exploring this game is a reward of it's own. It's just so cool to find a little nook you wouldn't have seen otherwise and you might even find a treasure, the main collectable of the game. The verticality of the level design is very fun, so it doesn't feel like all you do is walk on a straight path. However, the climbing itself, while not bad, doesn't feel very precise, and I had many deaths where I was very confused why I fell.
    That dated feeling also seeps it's way into the shootouts. While fun and engaging, the cover system doesn't always work, and I found times where I got hit and i couldn't figure out from where. One other thing I noticed that worked as a blessing and a curse was the lack of an aim assist. I played Uncharted 4 first, seeing how it came with my PS4, and I didn't get the Nathan Drake Collection until later, and I turned on aim assist, because I'm very bad with console aiming. However, because I was forced to learn to aim with Drake's Fortune, I actually felt like I was getting pretty okay. It forced me to learn a skill that I didn't have, and while I hated that at the beginning, I appreciated it as it went on.
    The A.I is in this weird spot where it is simultaneously ridiculously smart and incredibly dumb at the same time. The moment I would walk into a room, every enemy immediately knew where i was, and I always knew my position, even if I changed spots and the actual enemy models never saw it. A fun time to be sure, but a flawed one.
    The soundtrack is incredibly good, always kicking in when it needs it the most. It's varied and dynamic, with many different instruments that you normally wouldn't use in an orchestra.
    However, I do have one rant:
    CHAPTER 18 CAN GO DIE IN A HOLE AND NEVER COME BACK. THE ENTIRE TIME SPENT ON THAT BOAT WAS STRESSFUL, BORING, AND TEDIOUS. THERE'S NOTHING FUN ABOUT WALKING THROUGH A BUNCH OF HALLWAYS, ONLY TO BE JUMPED BY AT LEAST 3 EL DORADO ZOMBIES EVERYTIME YOU ENTER A NEW AREA, AND ONCE YOU FINALLY TURN ON THE POWER, EVERY DOOR OPENS UP, AND WAY TOO MANY MORE ZOMBIES SHOW UP. NOTHING IS FUN ABOUT THIS PART. Rant over.
    As the first try on this genre of gaming, Naughty Dog did a very good job, and despite it's flaws, it's a fun, exciting time. It established the groundwork for the sequels to take and polish to an absolute gleam.
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  5. Apr 12, 2016
    8
    Grandísimo juego, uno de los mejores plataformas con unos gráficos excelentes para su tiempo, lástima que haya envejecido un poco mal, muyGrandísimo juego, uno de los mejores plataformas con unos gráficos excelentes para su tiempo, lástima que haya envejecido un poco mal, muy recomendable Expand
  6. Apr 25, 2018
    7
    Uncharted or Die again and again. Ok, some may say it's challenging but I don't like to die in every single mission I don't know how manyUncharted or Die again and again. Ok, some may say it's challenging but I don't like to die in every single mission I don't know how many times and in easy mode for god sake! Once said that, it has good graphics for 2007 and voices are good as well. Soundtrack is well but the game is very short, it took me some more than 8 and a half hours. Maybe this is why they made it "challenging". Nevertheless I hope the second part would be better because I already bought it. So yes, if it was easier I would have given it an 8 but I can forgive the decission they made. Expand
  7. May 2, 2020
    0
    This game is complete garbage. I have no idea why anyone related this game so highly. The mechanics are terrible as well for the game play andThis game is complete garbage. I have no idea why anyone related this game so highly. The mechanics are terrible as well for the game play and **** story telling. I strongly advise NOT TO BUY THIS GAME. Expand

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