Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

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    Become Nathan Drake, a treasure hunter and descendant of famed explorer Sir Francis Drake as he searches for the lost treasure of El Dorado.

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    Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Review 0

      Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune tells the story of Nathan Drake, a treasure hunter, as well as a descendant of the famous historical figure Sir Francis Drake. Drake and his friend, Sully, are chasing the ancient lost city of El Dorado. Together, accompanied by journalist Elena, they follow clues in the journal that belonged to Francis Drake himself. You can expect some plot twists here and there, and for the most part, the story is great. It starts off slowly, introducing you to the character...

    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

    I wanted to like it more 3

    Uncharted looks great, there is no denying that.  The story is also decent, and the gun play is functional, so why don't i like it more?   Uncharted, for those who don't know, is Gears of War meets Tomb Raider meets Indiana Jones.  The influence from Indiana Jones is in the story, and that bit is really well told.  Nathan Drake is a great action hero and Nolan North really brings him to life.  I also ended up actually liking the obligatory love interest and the villains are suitably evil.  There...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

    Why I (almost) quit playing Uncharted: Drake's Fortune 2

     The recent price drop and new slim PS3 was enough to convince me to round out my collection of current-gen consoles, and of the already-released PS3 exclusives, the game that I was most eager to christen my new system with was Uncharted. I'm of fan of the recent Tomb Raider games because they are the closest things to an Indiana Jones game that I've played, and Uncharted seemed to take what I like about Tomb Raider and combine it with the stop-and-pop gameplay of Gears of War. How could it go w...

    8 out of 10 found this review helpful.

    ND's First PS3 Game Isn't a Masterpiece But It Doesn't Dissapoint 6

    What do you get when you combine Gears of War,  Indiana Jones, and Tomb Raider? Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. What a great fusion of games, right? While this combination hasn't quite been perfected by Naughty Dog it's definitely something to build on, and it's certainly one of the funnest action-adventure games I've played.  You play as Nathan Drake, a treasure-seeking decedent of Sir Francis Drake himself. At the start of the game him and Elena Fisher, a new reporter just trying to g...

    11 out of 16 found this review helpful.

    Greatness from small beginnings 0

    Naughty Dog has without a doubt been one of the biggest contributors in terms of PlayStation’s success. They introduced the world to Crash Bandicoot in the nineties, arguably one of most recognized mascots of the PS1, and made a classic in Jak and Daxter, that is still acknowledged by many as one of the best PS2 games.On November 16, 2007 “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune” for the PS3 hit the shelves. It was a completely new chapter for Naughty Dog, not just because it was on a new platform, but also ...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

    The Uncharted Sausage Review 0

    Uncharted: A Beautiful Disaster; well maybe that's a bit much, but it's far from perfect. The games does some things right: graphics, story, platforming; it also does some things poorly: shooting, lots of shooting...did I say shooting because it's pretty bad. I'll talk about what the game does well first and leave the not-so-happy ending for last.Graphically the game is gorgeous; it's a real looker on the PS3. The animations for Drake are smooth and life-like, but the death animations are extrem...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

    The ps3's definite mark on what it has to offer 0

    The ps3 had a pretty rough start, and it took quite a while for it to get out of the rut it was stuck in. It's no secret and even Sony I'm sure would admit that the ps3 had a very awkward start.Soon enough though, with all the updates and some much more memorable exclusives came churning in, the ps3 was finally starting to reveal its hidden potential.Uncharted: Drakes Fortune is possibly one of the biggest boosters to get the ps3 flying off the shelves. It's extraordinary graphics had set the st...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    Exploring the long lost land of the bargain bin 0

      For almost two years now, I’ve been refusing to buy Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune on account of the game’s $70 asking price on the free market. While some of the praise lent to the game by friends of mine tantalized me into making the plunge, I could never bring myself to invest money in the archetypical “next-generation game.” By that term, I mean that Uncharted has cutting-edge technology, “Hollywood-esque” story and production values…and not an original idea to be found in the whole damn jungl...

    5 out of 8 found this review helpful.

    Ok, Wow! Thats what I'm talking about! 0

    To be honest, I wasnt really expecting much from this game. I had heard a bit about it before its release, but I wasnt planning on rushing out to get it. I happened to be on PSN, and saw the demo online. I decided just to go ahead and download it, mainly because it was free. I started playing for a bit, and I was seriously impressed. The graphics were stunning, of course, but the detail was incredible - down to Nathan's clothes absorbing the water, before gradually drying out. Plus, the gameplay...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Uncharted is a game that you should play at some point 1

    By now, the Uncharted series has amassed some serious fame. Uncharted 2, in particular has received critical acclaim for being one of the most exciting and best-looking adventure games in recent years. However, its predecessor, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is definitely worth checking out as well, and if you're wondering why this game is regarded a classic from the PS3's earlier days, I'm about to explain just that. It's a piece of entertainment that's not to be missed.  You can already tell what ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    ...a half-tucked bleh 0

    Played through in Winter 09. So…there’s this guy… he rocks a half-tucked long sleeve t-shirt and has an affinity for all things shiny, which include a spunky blond reporter and his ancestor’s lost treasure (not necessarily in that order). And so “half-tucked shirt guy” finds himself entrenched in a harrowing adventure, surviving sweaty jungles and scaling ancient ruins, escaping perilous dangers where I’m sure all that he’s REALLY thinking is, “Damn… kinda wish I packed a Tank Top…” The best thi...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Half-Tucked 0

    Nothing dates a game quicker than its alignment with a fashion trend. Enter the half-tuck, a clothing statement brought to the mainstream by action hero protagonist, Nathan Drake in 2007 for his debut in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (UDF). What exactly is the half-tuck? It's when you tuck in about half of your shirt, starting front and center, and continuing to tuck about 3/4 of the way back on one side. The rest of the shirt hangs loose. Nathan Drake wears a plain ol' grey long sleeve T-shirt in ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Another quality exclusive game for the PS3 0

    The Good – I’m a graphics whore, so you’re gonna hear me bring this up first alot. This game is friggin gorgeous! Lush, highly detailed jungle environments, incredible water effects(your character’s clothes dry before your eyes!), everything is very CG in quality. Audio runs in 7.1 uncompressed giving the game an expansive feel, highly detailed sounds and effects, close your eyes and you may feel like you’re in the jungle. Fun exploration game play channeling what made the Tomb Raider games good...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Prince of Persia and the Temple of Doom 0

    From the studio that brought the world platformers like Crash Bandicoot and Jak and Daxter comes an especially jumpy third person shooter starring Nathan Drake, a youthful Indiana Jones, in an adventure that takes you to a mysterious island in search of Drake’s ancestor, the explorer Sir Francis Drake, and the treasure of El Dorado. Along with companions Sully, an older, more gruff version of Nathan Drake with a boatload of gambling debt, and resourceful journalist with a mean right hook, Elena...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    A very well done, very linear experience 0

    Uncharted: Drake's Fortune isn't going to throw anything new at you that you haven't seen in a video game (or a story) before, but the game does have its charms.   The gameplay for the most part consists of gun battles and platforming sequences intertwined with each other to keep things interesting. The gun play for the most part is good, the enemies sometimes feel like they can take a bit too much damage and don't really appear to react to getting shot as well as I'd like, but they generally pu...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Notice how Nathan's shirt stays half-tucked all time? Weird. 0

    Directions for making a hit action-adventure game: take one lovable rogue as the main character, a shady, cigar-chomping second-in-command, and an increasingly useful (and attractive) female lead. Mix in some good AI for your NPC friends, a range of weapons, enemies, a third-act twist to rival any game you’ve ever played, and drop in a legendary golden treasure at the last moment. Remember to preheat the whole lot with platform exclusivity, and you’re golden, so to speak. Not that Uncharted is f...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Uncharted: Drakes Fortune Review - A Little Bit of Everything 0

    Uncharted: Drakes Fortune is Naughty Dog's first outing on the PS3 and an impressive one at that. This PS3-exclusive bring the cover mechanic (made popular by Gears of War) to Sony's machine in full force.StoryUncharted's story centers around Nathan Drake, a man in search of answers to the death of his famous family member (and oh-so well known explorer) Sir Francis Drake. With the only clue being a engraved ring he sets out to search for not only the cause of Drakes death, but what he was looki...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    One of the must-play games of the PlayStation 3. 0

    The year is 2007. After probably sick of working with platformers (and one racing game) with an angst-filled elf-like character and his small wise-cracking animal sidekick, developer Naughty Dog decided to take their PlayStation 3 debut in a different way. Instead of making yet another Jak & Daxter title, they went for a more action-movie like game. The result is Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. The story starts out with Nathan Drake uncovering a lost diary of ancestor Sir Francis Drake, talkin...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Great PS3 Exclusive Action Adventure Game. 0

    Yeah, I know, I'm a bit late to the party.  For the last year in a half (almost), I've had nothing but people telling me that I need to experience Uncharted 2.  It's apparently one of the greatest games ever made, but I felt that I should get a grasp on this world of Nathan Drake before I ventured into a sequel without knowing anything about Drake or anything.    Uncharted is not a perfect game.  In fact, it's far from perfect.  Yes, the typical "Dude Raider" or "Tomb Robber" stereo-types are ve...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Instant Classic 0

    Pros:-Great graphics and art direction-Excellent storyline and characters-Great voice acting-Enemy AI is highly intelligent and provides a good challenge-Cover and shoot mechanics are good and solid-Platforming elements are fun-Hand to hand combat is intense-Amazing set pieces will make you want to replay Uncharted again and again-Character animations are very well doneCons:-Puzzles are a bit easyUncharted Drake's Fortune is easily one of the highest quality games to ever be made. It provides al...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Lot's of fun but maybe tad short 0

     As with my Motorstorm review this is another game I missed on it's released because of no PS3 in this household that time. Uncharted has always been high on my wishlist and when a friend offered this game for a £10 I couldn't say no of course. Having played through the game here is my take.Uncharted is developed by Naughty Dog who has done several games across Playstation and Playstation 2 platforms. Uncharted 1 being my first Naughty Dog game. So I can not really say anything about the previ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    The perfect amount of length in a videogame. 0

     Uncharted: Drake's Fortune was just a fun game for me. The length of the game was just perfect for me. Some might complain that it was to short but it was just right for me. But I also didn't pay full price for this game so that was also factor in this. I love the Nathan Drake character and I feel that Nolan North did a great job as him. This was a fun adventure game with the right amount of puzzles and the running and gunning was fun too. The game was not perfect by no means but it was an over...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Uncharted: There is a gun in my adventure soup... 0

    Uncharted tries to be a mix of Tomb Raider with Gears of War shooting mechanics. Nothing wrong with it, since after all shooting was never Tomb Raiders strong point and Gears is pretty good at it. So what could go wrong...The core problem of Uncharted is that it is way more shooter then adventure game. It not only has those shooter sequences like Tomb Raider, but it has pretty much bad guys all over the place. If there are platforms to jump on, you can expect bad guys before that and after that ...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Review 0

    After beating GTA I decided to spend some time with a game I've been waiting to play since I heard about it in November: Uncharted. Uncharted is an action game with some platforming elements mixed in. It plays a lot like the Tomb Raider games with a Gears of War cover system. The game is set it a beautiful tropical jungle is a blast to play through and to look at.I was first interested in Uncharted because I heard it had a lot of platforming elements to it, much like the Prince of Persia series....

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    It's The Little Thigs, Too 0

    One of the saving graces of the PS3 in its troubled early years, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune offers high thrills in Hollywood-esque style.GAMEPLAY:You'll mainly be doing 3 things in Uncharted: shooting, jumping and puzzle solving. Most of the game is concerned with taking out wave upon wave of enemies from the relative safety of the many convenient waist high walls throughout the game. You'll also be navigating cliffs, solving ancient puzzles and exchanging bullets with baddies in a few obligator...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    If You have a PS3, you NEED This Game 0

    2007 was basically a complete Dry Spell for Sony's Black Behemoth.  However in comes Q3 and Sony is pushing out some Pretty Impressive looking games.  One of these happened to be Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Naughty Dog's first game on this Generation of Systems.  We all know its a looker but is it the what we should expect?Story-Uncharted stars Nathan Drake as he searches for his relative's (Sir Francis Drake) grave in the ocean of of Panama's Coast.  To fund this he makes a deal with Elena Fish...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Uncharted: Drake's Fortune 0

    Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is a new game from Naughty Dog, the same studio who developed the Crash Bandicoot series on the original Playstation. A great thing about Uncharted if you're a Crash fan is that you'll notice some mechanics that they implemented in the old games and carried it over to Uncharted. Needlessly to say, Naughty Dog have taken a mature approach to the next generation, and they have done so rather well. In Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, you follow the story of Nathan Drake, anc...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    onto the adventure of a lifetime 0

      A brightly coloured, endlessly entertaining, warm and adventurous action game.   Uncharted, now well know for its high quality and great character was a bit of a risk when originally released by naughty dog. The studio better known for cartoony platformers had a good run on both Jak and Daxter and crash bandicoot before that. But as with Crash, Jak and Daxter was starting to go stale. With the ps3 came the chance to launch something new. Something drastically different from that which had come...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    boom! and bang! 1

    wow,this game has made me coming back to it from time to time.its ceases to amaze me on how great this game plays and how great it looks.the animations are top notch, the story is pretty much a summer blockbuster though the ending did caught me off guard a little.uncharted is a game that you'll come and love. its intense, but not war intense. it sometimes give you a sense of peace and tranquility with its scenery but later bombs u with grenades and gunfire. its great! the action is packed depend...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Best PS3 Game to date! 0

    Yes i said it best PS3 game to date and yes I'm doing this in 09 so GTA 4 is out and MGS4 is out but I didn't have as much fun with those games as I did with this one. The story is just fantastic it really get to know the characters and get a sense of attachment to them. The level design, lack of loading screens, and the amazing graphics this game brings to the table. The story also keeps you busy for a while, even a good gamer could play for a good 20+ hours. This game  has it all; great gun ba...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. 0

    By now you probably know Nathan Drake from his exploits in Uncharted 2, but what you might not know is that he went on a little adventure about 3 years prior to that. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, tells the story of Nathan Drake a young and brave ( well mostly) explorer who, sets out on a treasure hunt with his buddy Sully. But of course it's not that simple, in fact it's quite complicated. But, to make a long story short, Sully made some bad deals and now he, Nate and a news reporter named Elena ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Uncharted(Indiana Jones + Tomb Raider?) 0

    Uncharted is a game most likely basted on Indiana Jones story and Tomb Raider gameplay, which is a combination of platforming and shooting. The story is really great, but at some points you fell like you've seen this before(I had that felling) The few twist' in the story, is freaking great and I can't wait to see the second game of the franchise. The trophies(mmmmmm) I'd like to give that person who designed them a big lovely hug, 'cause they are the trophies of a shooting-game, so for example t...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    A gorgeous thrill ride with top-notch cinematic storytelling 0

    With the leap from the Playstation 2 to Playstation 3, Naughty Dog decided to chart a different course by breaking from their Jak & Daxter roots to create a completely different type of game. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune combines classic platforming, duck-n-cover gameplay, and engaging storytelling to deliver one of the best, most enthralling action/adventure games in recent memory. Visually, this game is a stunner. There were times in this game that my jaw literally dropped to the floor in a...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Despite repetitive combat, One of the best PS3 titles available. 0

    Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, developed by our friends at Naughty Dog, is a rousing action adventure that every PS3 owner should own. The first thing you will notice when you start up this game is its production values. Quite simply, they are breathtaking. The quality of the graphics, and the cut-scenes, rival anything that you will see in this current generation of videogames. The most noticeable strength this game has is its graphics. Every detail, every nook and cranny, looks superb in high d...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    True Treasure 0

    Fresh off or my experience with Two Worlds, I was desperate to rid myself of the memory. I had to do something to get the taste out of my mouth, and I couldn't stomach the thought of putting in another RPG. I needed something that was sure to give me an enjoyable experience to act as a counter-balance to the trauma I had just endured. All of that is said to make this observation: my choosing of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune to fill that void was an odd choice. A total shot in the dark, I had no gua...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Uncharted 0

    In late 2007, Sony's PS3 was still lagging way behind Microsoft and Nintendo in terms of both sales and good games. Naughty Dog's Uncharted: Drake's Fortune looked to turn that around and deliver PS3 owners with a cinematic yarn that delivered the goods like a big summer blockbuster. Luckily, what they set out to do was successful and their game turned out to be one of the best PS3 games of 2007. The first thing that pops out at you (no pun intended), is the beautiful look of the game. While the...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    The New "Must Have" Action Game 1

    You can't help but be impressed with this game.  From the luscious jungle backdrop to the incredibly entertaining storyline, this game has cemented itself as a definite must buy for any PS3 owner.  The player takes on the role of Nathan Drake, a smart-ass "everyday man" treasure hunter on the hunt for Sir Frances Drake's long lost fortune.  Believing him to be his ancestor, the game starts off with Drake finding his long lost diary (hidden in a coffin somewhere at sea) and the acion picks up fro...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    This Game Shouldn't Be Left Uncharted 0

      Are you a fan of virtual jungle expeditions, but don't like leaving your cushy leather couch? Do you cosplay as the whip crackin' Indiana Jones? Did you enjoy ogling Lara Croft's enormous breasts in Tomb Raider? If you said yes to at least two of the above, there's a game out there that you have to play. This must-play title is not Indiana Jones for Wii or the latest Crash Bandicoot -- it's Naughty Dog's Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Uncharted puts you in the role of Nathan Drake -- a descendant...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Almost, but not quite. 0

    It has almost been a magical month for the PS3. First came Eye of Judgment, a title that betrays it nerdy hobby store roots by being much more then the sum of its parts. Then Ratchet and Clank arrived, all polished and colorful, proving that good developers make good game regardless of the system they work on. Uncharted takes these two good steps forward and raises them one step back; it is three quarters of an excellent game, but much like Indigo Prophecy and Far Cry it runs out of things to do...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Uncharted: Drake's Fortune 0

    I'm telling you, Sully. This is it - this is finally it." Years ago when Uncharted was unveiled for the first time I had very little interest in it at all. Not once did I think that this would be a very good game. But as time went by I slowly gained more and more interest in this game. Eventually Uncharted went from just another game to me and turned into one of my most anticipated games. I was simply dying to have a chance to play this game. For those who don't know you play Nathan Drake. A ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Uncharted: Review 0

     Prince of Persia ('08)So I recently got my hands on the latest game in a franchise that is critically received yet does not sell, Prince of Persia from Ubisoft for PS3.The latest Prince of Persia (or PoP) is a definite deviation from previous titles in the series, a deviation which led to some players to christen it: "the one-button game." More on that later, first, we'll discuss setting and characters.STORY & CHARACTERS: The game opens with a series of black white flashback snippets showin...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Length aside, I'd say this is one of the best games of this gen 0

    ProsEngaging story and atmosphere, with plenty of likable characters. A decent balance between gun play, platforming and puzzle solving. ConsIntroducing monsters in these kinds of games annoy me. It's like. To begin with it's about the treasure and beating dudes to finding the treasure and that's cool. But it feels like most every game or movie with this kind of plot throws in a supernatural element and then BAM! There are crawling, monkey monster things that are trying to rend your flesh from ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    BulletPointReview: Uncharted Drakes Fortune (PS3) 0

    What is it? - Take the cover and gun mechanic from Gears of War, sprinkle in the exploration elements of Tomb Raider and add some Indiana Jones-esque attitude and adventuring and you're basically there.   What I liked: Water - How many times in a game when you shoot someone do they fall in the water and simply disappear? Lot's right? In Uncharted when a body falls into the water it floats. And not only that, but if it lands in say, some rapids, the body will float down those rapids. It's pretty...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Derivative but great, up until the horrible ending 0

    There is nothing in "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune" that you haven't seen before and in most cases, done better in other games. However, the combination of gorgeous graphics, great pacing, and solid gameplay make it a very fun action-adventure game. That is, up until you reach the absolutely terrible ending, which comes close to spoiling the entire show and leaves a bad taste in your mouth in the process. Uncharted provides eight hours of great entertainment, followed by an hour of spectacularly ba...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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