Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune for PlayStation 3 Review

Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune was released on November 20, 2007 for PlayStation 3. It was developed by Naughty Dog Software. The game takes you on an adventure to find the treasure of El Dorado.
You play the character Nathan Drake. Also on the adventure is Nate’s friend Sullie and Elena who is filming the discovery. Sullie and Elena are not just there following you around in the game. They actually help you out with levers and killing mercenaries. This is something that does not always happen in other video games.

You can use guns, grenades, or hand-to-hand combat in Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. During combat, Nate can duck for cover behind walls, boxes, and other objects. You use the SIXAXIS controller to determine how far you are going to throw grenades. Later on in the game Elena is driving a jeep while you are firing at the mercenaries. There is also a jet ski that you use. Nate also balances on fallen trees, swings on ropes, climbs ledges, and swims.

Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune features a lot of treasures, medals, and rewards. The game has 60 treasures that can be found throughout the game. Also, Uncharted has 1000 medal points that you can earn in the game. You are the points by doing different things. Some of the things are: find five treasures, kill five enemies with a brutal combo, kill five enemies in a row with headshots, and much more. The game also has numerous rewards to unlock. Rewards range from concept art, different costumes, movies, mirror-world, one-shot kills, etc.

Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune graphics are outstanding. The game looks realistic and it is incredible to play. The game waterfalls look great. The lighting is very good whether you are outside in the sun or underground using a flashlight. When you are trying to figure out puzzles you can take a look at Drake’s Diary and it will give you quick clues to figure out what to do next.

This is by far one of the top games for the PlayStation 3. The only thing that could make the game even better was if it was longer so there were more hours of playtime in it. You should be able to beat the game in 10 to 15 hours, depending on how fast you want to beat it. If you miss some treasures and medals then you can always go back through the game and try and find them again. You should also change the difficulty after beating the game. This is one of the games that I have had the most fun playing, so far, on the PlayStation 3.