Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

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Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Basic Information
Video Game
Naughty Dog
Sony Computer Entertainment
Historical Fantasy
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Successor title
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Action-Adventure, Third-person Shooter
PlayStation 3
Retail Features
This title has been rated T by the ESRBThis title has been classified 15 by the BBFCThis title has been rated 16 by PEGIThis title has been rated D by CEROThis title has been classified MA15+ by the ACBThis title has been classified R16 by the OFLCThis title has been rated 16 by the USKThis title has been rated 14 by Classificação Indicativa
European Union European Release Date(s)
PlayStation 3
November 22011
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
PlayStation 3
November 12011
Australia Australian Release Date(s)
PlayStation 3
November 32011
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
PlayStation 3
November 22011
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Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is a 2011 action-adventure third-person shooter platform video game developed by Naughty Dog. It is the sequel to Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and the third game in the Uncharted series. The game was published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3, in North America on November 1, 2011, Europe on November 2, 2011, and Australia on November 3, 2011. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception HD was a re-release included as part of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection.

The game follows Nathan Drake as he searches for Iram of the Pillars, competing against a British occult organization run by a long-time enemy.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Drake's Deception is an action-adventure platform video game played from a third-person perspective, with the player in control of Nathan Drake. Drake has a large number of different animation sets, enabling him to react according to his surroundings. Drake is physically adept and is able to jump, sprint, climb, swim, scale narrow ledges and wall-faces to get between points, and perform other acrobatic actions. Drake can now take on opponents in more ways than before: hand-to-hand combat with multiple opponents, contextual melee attacks, and new stealth options. Uncharted 3 also features expanded and diverse traversal moves with deep gunplay. Drake can be equipped with up to two firearms – one single-handed and one two-handed – and four grenades. Drake can pick up weapons, automatically replacing the existing weapon he was using, and additional ammunition from downed enemies.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Twenty years earlier, a teenage Nathan Drake locates the ring of Sir Francis Drake (whom Nathan believes to be his ancestor) in a museum in Cartagena, Columbia. Noticing a man getting the shape of the lock to make a duplicate key, he follows the man and takes his wallet. Nathan is caught and forced to return the wallet, but he manages to swipe the key undetected. Returning to the museum and taking the ring, he notices that the ring functions as a key to an astrolabe-like cipher device in the exhibit. He is suddenly cornered by a group of agents, led by the man's employer Katherine Marlow. Nathan relinquishes the astrolabe, but when he pretends not to have the ring, he is attacked by Marlowe. A chase ensues, which ends with Nathan being saved by the man, who reveals himself as Victor "Sully" Sullivan. At a tavern, Nate shares his theory that Drake was on a secret mission from Elizabeth I during his voyage around the world, and the astrolabe is a decoder for a message Drake left. Promising to teach him a few things, Sully takes him under his wing.

In the present, Nathan and Sully go to a London pub to meet a man named Talbot, who is interested in purchasing Drake's ring. A brawl begins when the two accuse Talbot of attempting to pay with counterfeit bills, ending with them being subdued by Talbot's subordinate Charlie Cutter. Marlowe arrives and steals Drake's ring, fleeing with Talbot when Cutter shoots Nate and Sully, seemingly fatally. Once Marlowe is gone, it is revealed that Cutter is in fact working with Nate and Sully to locate Marlowe, and the ring Marlowe took was a fake. Nate and Sully, along with Cutter and fellow treasure hunting associate Chloe Frazer, track Marlowe's location to an underground base connected to London's subway system. Inside a library within the base, Nathan retrieves the astrolabe, a book belonging to T.E. Lawrence, and a map hidden in the figurehead of Drake's ship.

Once the group escapes from the base, Nathan confirms that Drake was on a secret mission to Arabia, having been instructed to find Iram of the Pillars, a fabled lost city of brass located somewhere in the Rub' al Khali desert. Seeing that Lawrence was also searching for Iram, he determines that the next pointers to Iram's location will be found in two Crusader sites: one in France, the other in Syria. Nathan and Sully head to France, while Cutter and Chloe make their way to Syria. Nate and Sully find half of an amulet in the French crypt, but are ambushed by Talbot and his men, who set the château on fire. Barely escaping the blaze, Nate and Sully head to Syria to aid Cutter and Chloe.

Reception[edit | edit source]

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception received positive reviews from critics, although it was viewed less favourably than its predecessor.