UNCHARTED Charts It’s Way Onto The PS4


Chad Holiday, Co-Editor

UNCHARTED Charts It’s Way Onto The PS4


As the Playstation 4 approaches it’s third year of being released, several great games are being released. From BATTLEFRONT to Metal Gear Solid V to Witcher 3, the holiday season is no doubt filled with worthy titles to satisfy PS4 owners. One of Sony’s key franchises is noticeably missing from the line up however. Uncharted, which made it’s debut in 2007 with Drake’s Fortune has been a massive hit ever since and is one of the many reasons the PS3 stayed afloat throughout the seventh generation of consoles. With all the success of the three PS3 games, fans have been anticipating the next entry on the PS4, Naughty Dog unveiled the supposed final game in the series, Uncharted 4:A Thief’s End earlier this year and the hype has been building. Unfortunately, it was confirmed that the game would take a little while longer to finish and thus it was delayed until March of 2016. Fans were disappointed, but then Naughty Dog and Sony decided to re-release all three games on one disc as part of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection in hopes of tiding fans over until the release of the final game. This is the first time all three games will be on PS4.


The first game subtitled Drake’s Fortune, centers around Nate, his close friend and mentor Victor “Sully” Sullivan, and reporter Elena Fisher attempting to find the lost treasure El Dorado before other treasure hunters, pirates and mercenaries can get it first. DF introduced a whole new type of action game by blending cover-shooting, hand-to-hand brawling, and puzzle solving. It also served to introduce players to the world of Uncharted and the interesting cast characters that would be in the sequels, all while setting a bar for games in general.


The second game, Among Thieves completely cleared the bar with an extremely huge leap of brilliance. AT centers around Nate and fellow fortune hunters Chloe Frazer and Harry Flynn searching for the fabled Chintimani stone and Shangri-La all while battling a mercenaries, private militaries and the harsh, frozen climate itself. There are several twists and turns involving love, betrayal, greed and most of-Honor Among Thieves.


The third game, subtitled Drake’s Deception advances time and centers around older, wiser and more capable Nate and his search for The Atlantis Of The Sands. New features include the addition of environment-based kills, the option to throw back grenades, and more variety in combat itself. As the third game of a then trilogy, DD shows more of Nate’s past and motivations, while also advancing the plot by introducing new villains and showing resolution with the characters we’ve grown to love.


In an industry full of remakes and remasters, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection gets it right and scores a 10 out of 10 Soaring Eagles.