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Video GameUncharted: Drake's Fortune Review
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 4 months ago.

Author: @JonahMonaghan, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is an action-adventure where you, treasure hunter Nathan Drake, follow in the footsteps of your ancestor Sir Francis Drake in search of El Dorado. You run, jump, fight, shoot, and explore a rich world that unfolds a film-like narrative about Drake and the people he meets. Along the journey, you encounter rival treasure hunters, mercenaries, and creatures who guard El Dorado.

Play is a mix of combat and puzzles, connected with climbing, exploring jungle and urban environments. During combat, you fight groups of enemies using a variety of weapons. For the puzzles, you use the notes of Sir Francis Drake to help solve environmental conundrums. Some of these puzzles require you to choose the correct path, while others require you to activate objects in a certain order and more.

While there are many games that offer a similar experience, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, a PlayStation 3 launch game, offers deeper characterisation and more convincing acting. In this first game, and on into the series, players discover a fractured hero in Drake -- wanting to do the right thing but at the same time obsessed with getting the treasure (rather than the girl).

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 19/11/2007

Platforms: PS3 and PS4

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Adventure (Narrative, Shooting, Stealth and Traversal)

Accessibility: 20 features

Developer: Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 8 hours and 14 hours to complete.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

 
This has been enjoyed by families in the following styles:

 

BenefitsBenefits

This game has helped players develop their Disposition and Skill as part of the following pathways:

This game has been the inspiration for the following activities:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16+ for violence, bad language. Violence consists of hand to hand fighting and the use of guns. Although the violence is bloody and there are some injuries it is not particularly strong in that it lacks any gory elements.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for Blood, Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Use of Tobacco, Violence.

Skill Rating

13+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. You need to have the patience to take your time in some encounters, as well as the patience and emotional maturity to appreciate the themes and dialogue that develop.

Our Game Pathways reveal how 13 - 33 year-olds play this game:

CostsCosts

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune usually costs £12.99.
 

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Remastered

PlayStation Store PS4 £12.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
 
Uncharted Drake's Fortune was originally released on the PS3. It became available on the PS4 via Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection bundled together with the second and third game. 
 

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Accessibility Report documents 20 accessibility features:
The accessibility settings were recorded from the PS4 remaster of the game. The accessibility on the PS3 edition may be slightly different.

A notable change between the two versions is that the PS3 version had mandatory motion controls. Sections that used motion controls were replaced with stick controls in the PS4 remaster.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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