Action-adventure game Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune was published for PS3 by Sony. The player plays as Nathan Drake (Nolan North), supposed descendant of Sir Francis, who has discovered the clues that his ancestor secretly left behind that may just lead to the lost treasure of El Dorado. Nate goes on a quest to find this treasure, along with journalist Elena Fisher (Emily Rose) and mentor Victor Sullivan (Richard McGonagle). However, they are not the only ones who are seeking this treasure, so it is a fight against time to find it first, against a force with far more men and firepower.
- An excellent balance between adventure and platform gaming, particularly when completing the puzzles; while the action when facing enemies is mostly fast-paced and intense.
- The puzzles are very clever and intricate challenges which force the player to take heed of the smaller details in Drake’s surrounding, the smallest of which often make the difference between completion and going round in circles.
- Stunning graphics throughout the game. In the exteriors it is particularly found in the reflective quality of the water and the brightly-lit surroundings; while the designs of the interior locations are rich in nuance, detail and texture.
- When controlling Drake as he climbs, the in-game camera often depicts this in a long shot, giving the campaign a real cinematic quality which is jaw-dropping to look at.
- The three main characters have a great dynamic which evolves over the course of the game, and is made all the more engaging by the excellent voice performances from Nolan North, Emily Rose and Richard McGonagle.
- The campaign is quite short and occasionally a tad repetitive – I completed it within nine hours, and I would not describe myself as a hardcore gamer.
- Some problematic gameplay – despite the short campaign, Drake swims and runs very slowly; while it is impossible to steer a jet ski and fire your weapon at the same time, even though you need to do both in the jet ski levels.