At the launch of the PS3 many of the games that came out for the system were either also on the Xbox 360 or not that good. That was until Uncharted: Drake's Fortune was released that the PS3 finally had a must have title.
Uncharted stars Nathan Drake, supposed direct reletive to Sir Francis Drake, who is in search of Sir Francis Drake's lost tresure and prove that he faked his death to keep it a secrect.
The story in Uncharted is very engaging and very well written in that if it were to be made into a real life movie that critics would call it a modern day Indiana Jones with well rounded characters, lush settings and a twist that the end, while some what predictable, is very fulfilling and leaves players wanting more from Nathan and his crew.
Gameplay is a mix of both adventure ruin crawling, which is really fun even if the whole game is very liener and pointed out by lighter colored objects, and cover based 3rd person shooting that is pretty easy to understand after a couple minutes but can be a little furistating sometimes because of too many enemies and some collision detection problems.
Graphically the game is still stunning even after two since its release. Most of the game is set in a tropical island with tropic jungle, Spanish and ancient civilization ruins, and even a secrect underground German submarine base which are all textured to such detail that the game feels alive. Also the water effects are really great that when Nathan gets wet that he looks as if he was really wet, abet for a short time.
Musically the game is on par with every other adventure game but adds elememts of tribial sounds that fit tropical setting.
Overall the game is a wonderful treat to play, a must own game for any PS3 owner, and will leave players wanting more.
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune review