|Uncharted: Drake's Fortune|
|Publisher(s):||Sony Computer Entertainment|
|Release date(s):|| NA November 19, 2007|
AUS December 6, 2007
EU December 7, 2007
|Genre(s):||Third-person shooter, action adventure, platform|
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is a 2007 action-adventure platform video game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for PlayStation 3. It is the first game in the Uncharted series. A sequel Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was released in 2009.
Nathan Drake, who believes himself to be a descendant of famed explorer Sir Francis Drake. A 400-year-old clue in the coffin of Sir Francis Drake sets the modern-day fortune hunter on an exploration for the fabled treasure of El Dorado, leading to the discovery of a forgotten island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The search turns deadly when Drake becomes stranded on the island and hunted by mercenaries. Outnumbered and outgunned, Drake and his companions must fight to survive as they begin to unravel the terrible secrets hidden on the Island.
It is a combination of action-adventure gameplay elements and 3D platforming with a third-person perspective. Platforming elements allow Nate to jump, swim, grab and move along ledges, climb and swing from ropes, and perform other acrobatic actions that allow players to make their way along the ruins in the various areas of the island that Drake explores.
The game also features reward points, which can be gained by collecting 60 hidden treasures in the game that glimmer momentarily or by completing certain accomplishments, such as achieving a number of kills using a specific weapon, performing a number of headshots, or using specific methods of killing enemies. In subsequent playthroughs of the game, the player can use these rewards points to unlock special options; these include in-game bonuses such as alternate costumes and unlimited ammunition but also non-game extras, such as making-of videos and concept art.