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Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Review

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Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 10 days ago.

Author: @JonahMonaghan, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


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

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 13-18 year-olds

Release Date: 19/11/2007

Platforms: PS3 and PS4

Genres: Action, Adventure, Narrative and Shooting

Accessibility: 20 features

Developer: Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog)


Duration: This game will take between 8 hours and 14 hours to complete.
Players: This is a single player game.


Uncharted: Drake's Fortune usually costs £9.99 to £12.99.

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Remastered

PlayStation Store PS4 £12.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. 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.

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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.

Skill Rating

This game is enjoyed by 13-18 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity.


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.
Our Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Accessibility Report documents 20 accessibility features:

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