Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is a 3rd person downloadable shooter with a story-focused narrative and was released exclusively on the PS4 on the 10th May 2016. The game was originally developed by Naughty Dog, the same team behind The Last of Us, Crash Bandicoot (we mean the old Crash, the new one was made by some else), and all of the previous Uncharted titles. Following on from the last game, Nathan Drake is once again thrust upon another adventure that will leave him discovering ancient civilizations and treasures that were once thought as lost.
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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Review
After the events of Uncharted 3, Nathan Drake has decided to hang up his adventuring ways to become a family man and settle down. Shortly after the events of the first chapter, someone makes a return to Nathan’s life that almost forces him back to his old ways in the search of a treasure that he never could discover when he was much younger.
Just like all of the previous games, this adventure will cause Nathan Drake to go all across the globe in the search of clues and answers to discover this ancient treasure and put this adventure behind them once and for all.
Playing like a combination of a cover-based shooter and an action-platformer, the main bout of gameplay you’ll be doing is shooting enemies whenever the story permits it and platforming. Nathan Drake is particularly agile and can climb a lot of different surfaces in the game, so you’ll be doing a lot of traversal throughout the environment.
Outside of the main gameplay loop, there are increasingly difficult puzzles for you to solve through the game and the story won’t progress until you’ve completed them to the fullest. Alongside puzzles, there are also collectibles for you to find and pick-up to complete the game 100% of the way.
On top of the single-player campaign, there is also a fairly popular multiplayer mode that has a myriad of different game modes for you to enjoy, some of which are as simple as team deathmatch for those of you out there that don’t want anything too objective focused.
Depending on how well you do in each game, you’ll acquire some experience to progress to the next level on your account and the more experience you acquire the more cosmetics and weapons you get to play around with as well.
In terms of comparisons, Uncharted 4 took everything it had learned from the previous Uncharted games and ramped them all up to 11 to blend a video game with a Hollywood action movie. Some of the inspirations from the series as a whole, though is clearly Lara Croft, which has many of the same gameplay mechanics as Uncharted 4.
Anyone that fell in love with the Uncharted series or The Last of Us is going to find more than enough to enjoy in Uncharted 4. The story keeps you engaged from start to finish and as soon as you're done with the single-player, there's an addictive multiplayer to jump right into afterwards instead.
- Great narrative-focused story from start to finish
- One of the best-looking games on the PS4
- 60 FPS when playing online
- Solid gameplay that you won't easily get bored of
- Single-player is in 30 FPS only
- Some locations aren't quite as interesting as others