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Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (2011) is an action-adventure game and the third entry in the Uncharted series. In Uncharted 3 you once again take the role of Nathan Drake, treasure hunter, in the hunt for the lost city Ubar (also known as Atlantis of the Sands). Of course, you're not the only one looking for it. Against a secret order centuries old, you once again need to run, climb, jump, and shoot your way to be the one who finds Ubar and its secrets first.

Uncharted 3 brings back many of the series beloved characters such as Victor Sulivan, Chloe Frazer, and Elena Fisher. However, the dynamics between some of the characters have changed since last seen in Uncharted 2. Notably, Nate and Elena, who seem to become estranged since their engagement at the end of Uncharted 2, this additional layer of the narrative brings the player into Nate's personal life, beyond that of a death-defying treasure-hunter, showing a more flawed and real character.

Like other games in the series, play is a mix of combat and puzzle-solving. Combat is required to pass enemies from the order, while puzzles are required to get closer to finding Ubar. When solving puzzles you'll need to frequently reference Drake's journal which is filled with notes and clippings that will provide valuable advice on how to solve each puzzle.

While many of the systems and mechanisms of previous Uncharted games are seen in Uncharted 3, the game expands on each of these systems providing more engaging puzzles, combat, and traversal providing an engaging experience. In addition to the enhanced systems, Uncharted 3 also provides you with a large dichotomy in locations from the deserts in Yemen, to a decrepit French Chateau making the story seem far grander than previous games.

Our examiner, Jonah Monaghan, first checked Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 21 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Adventure game with Shooting, Stealth and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.

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Play Time: This game will take between 10 hours and 15 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16+ for violence. Violence consists of hand to hand fighting and 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.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for blood, violence, and language. As players explore ancient ruins in international locales, they can use stealth moves (e.g., neck-snapping, chokeholds) and melee attacks to incapacitate armed thugs and mercenaries; some fistfights are highlighted by bone-cracking sounds and slow-motion effects. Players also use realistic pistols, machine guns, rocket launchers, and grenades to kill nearby enemies. Injured characters emit small puffs of blood when shot, and some sequences depict individuals with bloodstained clothing. The words “sh*t,” “b*tch,” and “a*shole” can be heard in the dialogue.

Skill Level

13+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. You need to have the patience to take your time in some encounters, as well as the patience and emotional maturity to appreciate the themes and dialogue that develop.

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Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/11/2011

Out Now: PS3 and PS4

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Adventure (Shooting, Stealth and Traversal)

Accessibility: 20 features

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog)

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