Genre: Action Adventure
A launch title for Sony's third stab at console domination, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune will bring a smile to the face of any soul who once dreamt of donning the famous fedora, leaping from tree to tree with the priceless jewel under one arm, love interest to impress in the other, and all done with a sly, sarcastic smirk across our hero's face.
Said hero is Nathan Drake, but unlike Indy, this guy is fashioned for the 21st century – out goes the leather jacket, iconic fedora, and trademark whip, in favour of sparkling, oversized belt buckles, grubby jeans, and leather wrist straps. This guy is more rock star, than explorer.
The game itself is lusciously detailed, its impeccably detailed surroundings making the most of the PS3's unquestionable power. Never have the mysterious rainforests of El Dorado looked so good. Game-play is not all gun-touting, running and jumping either, with several challenges having Drake driving a jeep through the sun-streaked vegetation, or a boat through the dense swamps, all the while attempting to ward off some pretty intelligent AI baddies.
Load times could be shorter, but the Hollywood-esque soundtrack that overplays these more than makes up for them. Characters are also incredibly lifelike and make you feel you're playing more an interactive movie, than a videogame.
But with no multi-player, it may be one game many will struggle to revisit.
Rent or Buy: Rent
Replay Value: 3/5
Reviewed By: Simon Rubbathan