Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – Videogame Review
Indy would be proud
UK Release Date: 2 November
Price: £49.99 Format: PS3
One wise-cracking treasure hunter with a couple of lovely ladies in tow; a grizzled sidekick; an army of bad guys; a lot of explosions; some shoot-outs; some chase sequences; some unexplored archaeological dig sites and a sprinkle of supernatural shocks just to top it all off: give Nathan Drake a fedora and a whip and you’ve basically got the greatest Indiana Jones game ever made.
The third Uncharted adventure doesn’t do much more than hit the same beats as the previous two games, but it does so with more punch and more confidence than ever before. This time around Drake’s on the hunt for the Iram of the Pillars (ie “The Atlantis of the Sands”), and he’s up against a dastardly Brit who’s the spitting image of one Dame Helen Mirren.
Drake’s greatest adventure yet sees him wiggling out of more death-traps than Road Runner and indulging in stealthing and shooting sections a class above those found in Uncharted 2. Snip out the cutscenes, stick them together and play them at the cinema and you’ve basically got the third National Treasure film all ready to roll, while year-defining playable sequences include a daring high-speed leap from jeep to a jumbo jet’s landing gear during take-off, and a desperate struggle to hold on as Drake’s flung from the back of the soaring plane with nothing to cling onto but a buckling strip of cargo netting hanging. Even Batman can’t compete with that…