This page will always be under construction, because there is always stuff to answer.
A lot of questions get asked over and over, and being a bit of a dinosaur I remember a time when FAQs (or ‘Frequently Asked Questions’) were all the rage. So, I figured I would add one here. It is made up of questions we get asked through the site, and also through social media, etc, and questions we see others get asked as well. Some is directly about Uncharted narrative, some about the making of, and the rest about other related things that people sometimes want to know.
What is Uncharted?
Starting off fairly basic here, and if you found this website you probably at least know something about it (unless you are the person who keeps finding us by Googling “naughty Pr0n America”)… But you never know. Uncharted is a videogame franchise created by Naughty Dog for Sony. Since its launch in 2007 it has branched off into comics, books, handheld games, and it will soon be a movie too. It follows the antics and adventures of Nathan Drake, a fortune hunter for hire, who is very likeable (also handsome) and a bit of a rogue. It is third person format, and has been very well received by critics and gamers alike.
Which is the best game? Where should I start?
You should always start at the first game; Uncharted; Drake’s Fortune. While the games are stand alone stories, there is a definite arc across them. You will miss out on the subtleties of the evolving relationships if you play them out of order, and that would be a loss. If you don’t have a PS3, though, you are in trouble, at least for now. You could read our cheat sheet spoiler filled run throughs of the games to date, starting here…
As for which Uncharted is the best Uncharted… well… that would be a tough one. Most people would probably tell you that Uncharted 2; Among Thieves is the best, and technically, it probably is. However, Drake’s Fortune; the very first, is warm and inviting. It lacks the over the top pomp of the sequels, which, don’t get me wrong, is fabulous, but the overall effect is a quieter, tighter adventure, which feels truly ‘uncharted’. The majority of it is set far away from any modern civilisation, so you feel as lost as Nathan and chums. Uncharted 3; Drake’s Deception though, has some truly heartbreaking moments. If you have been following Nathan’s story closely since the first, you will find it hard not to be moved by the revelations in the third.
When is the next game coming out?
The release date for Uncharted 4; A Thief’s End is not set in stone, as yet. We are told it will be the Spring of 2016. The trailer released at E3 2014 had it slated for 2015, but a delay was announced in March 2015. We will update this page as soon as the Uncharted 4 release date is known.
I own an Xbox. Can I play Uncharted as well?
Sorry, Naughty Dog are owned by Sony and as such their games will only ever be released on PlayStation. You can get PS3s fairly cheap on ebay.
What about PCs? PC owners get to play it, surely?
See above. Sony won’t be letting this one go any time soon.
Is Uncharted 4 the last in the series?
The short answer to this is that no one actually knows. There are a lot of people who believe it will be. The fact that the word “end” appears in the title is seen as some by a give-away, but we think that it would be a bit silly to put a spoiler in the title. We have published a more in depth post on this subject. Neil Druckmann, co-writer on the project, keeps talking about ‘closure’ and we have also addressed this elsewhere.
Until you hear otherwise, be sceptical.
You said there going to be a movie made from it?
Yes, there is. It has been in the pipeline for about six or seven years, but it is now due for release in June 2016. We have been led to believe that shooting would begin in early 2015, but we haven’t heard anything more.
Wow. Who is playing the lead guy?
As yet unannounced. We will be yelling this casting choice from the rooftops as soon as we know. Check this page for more Uncharted movie news.
Has anyone ever suggested Nathan Fillion for the lead role?
Yes. Yes they have.
Hold on; I heard Mark Wahlberg was playing Nathan Drake…
This was a long time ago under a now departed director. Wahlberg said he was going to play Nathan Drake under David O Russell, but when we contacted Sony Pictures directly, they informed us that no casting decision had been made, and that they were unaware of Wahlberg’s supposed involvement.