Why People Love the Uncharted Video Game Series

The Unchartered video game series was developed by Naughty Dog for PlayStation consoles. The series of games follows Nathan Drake who is a treasure hunter traveling across the world as he uncovers various historical mysteries.

This game was released in 2007 and follows the sequels of Uncharted 2 – Among Thieves, and Unchartered 3: Drake’s Deception. The games are extremely popular and most beloved among video game enthusiasts.

In fact, it is a commercially successful and universally acclaimed game that has had more than 41 million units already shipped, which makes it one of the best-selling video game franchise of all time. Read on to learn more about why people love Uncharted.

Why People Love the Uncharted Video Game Series
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The Gameplay

The gameplay in Unchartered is simply a combination of action-adventure elements on a 3D platform. It also has a third-person perspective. A player is given various tasks to complete in order to progress through the storyline. 

There are many aspects in the game, such as combat, puzzles, and shooting, these features appear regularly in the game. Later titles include things, such as boat riding, driving, and acrobatic actions that are added or developed.

The games grant you some freedom in the design of the maps. The later games actually have an open world design that encourages free-roaming in order to secure some collectibles or some stealth so you can avoid your enemies.

Shooting is critical in this game, and the player is required to bypass a whole string of foes, although there are many weapons that are present in the game and players can be able to carry sidearms, such as pistols. 

The Setting of the Game

Uncharted is set off the coast of Panama in the Amazon Rainforest, and this is an island off of South America, which is the setting for the second entry in the franchise.

Unchartered 2 – Among Thieves was the first in the series to experiment with several different locales; it is also set in the snow-capped mountains of the Tibetan Plateau in China. The subsequent games are featured in China and many other interesting countries.

Unchartered 4 is actually set in Italy and a cathedral in Scotland. There are many locations in Madagascar, and many others in India, Boston, Libertarian, and New Orleans that are included in the game for both present and past locations.

These locations make the game fun at all times, and the development team spends plenty of time researching trips and looking at tour guides with architectural historians in order to captivate the players with great landscapes.

The Main Characters

This is another great part of the games, the main characters – Nolan North and Emily Rose – are beloved and they play their parts very well.This series has many voice actors as well, and the team of developers has been settling on prominent characters to voice the lower profile actors. 

There are only 3 characters that are featured in every installment, and Chloe who is the only other single-player and most likable character. Here, we have also gone into more detail about the series main characters.

Nathan Drake is a professional hunger that has a shady background. He is however physically fit and very intelligent even though he is self-educated.

Elena Fisher is an investigative journalist who often finds herself in the same excursions that Drake takes. They have a relationship and they eventually marry and have a kid.

Other Important Characters

Why People Love the Uncharted Video Game Series
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Victor Sullivan is a former US Navy officer who is extremely skilled as a traveler and he is able to navigate planes and submarines. He is able to engage many gun battles with Drake. 

Chloe Frazer is a single-player character and designed to be a dark version of the main character and in stark contrast to Elena. She is also impulsive and reckless, but also witty and devious. 


These are some of the reasons why this game is loved by players. Of course, the fact that it looks like a box-office movie doesn’t hurt. With so many purchases, it goes to show that the Uncharted series is not just a simple game, but a world-renowned game.