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Drake's Deception is the third main game in the Uncharted series. A couple of years have passed for Nathan Drake, an Indiana Jones-like adventurer with a knack to find himself in all kinds of trouble. As usual, he always pulls his loyal friend and companion Sully along with him. The story takes the player back to Nathan's youth and how he met Sully when they were both after a ring and then returns to modern times. The game immediately introduces a whole new gameplay element that focuses on melee combat that consists of kicking and evading enemy hits, and a combination of both which may result in certain special moves during which Nate can also interact with surrounding objects for finishers. Quick time events are also used in melee combat to break free or to evade incoming attacks.

The story eventually builds up to a search for the legendary lost city Iram which takes the player through various different locations and environments, from the dark streets of England to a hidden castle in France, a monastery in Syria, and Rub' al Khali, one of the largest deserts in the world. Gameplay is very similar to the previous two games, with many contextual moves and the newly added melee art of fighting while not carrying a weapon. A large part is still spent climbing, using acrobatic movement, and shooting opponents with two types of weapons that can be exchanged with those of dead enemies. The cinematics are much more seamless with the actual gameplay. There is also a slight focus on stealth now, encouraging the player to use cover and stealth skills to avoid large battles. True to the series, there are many optional artifacts lying around to collect during the adventure, which results in trophy awards. At certain moments larger puzzles need to be solved by manipulating items in the environment and consulting clues in Drake's notebook. When the player gets stuck for too long, hints are shown gradually and automatically.

Aside from the story campaign which is split into 22 chapters, the game comes with cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes.

Unlike in the original PS3 release, the PS4 release features only the single-player mode, not the multiplayer mode. However, the PS4 release features a photo mode where you can pause the game and make the current screen look like a photo.


Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PlayStation 4 Face to face with the villain
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PlayStation 4 Exploring the forest, somewhere in France
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PlayStation 3 A terrible day to be on the sea.
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PlayStation 3 Starting a split-screen co-op game

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Alternate Titles

  • "アンチャーテッド: 砂漠に眠るアトランティス" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Uncharted: Sabaku ni Nemuru Atlantis" -- Japanese title
  • "Uncharted 3: иллюзии Дрейка" -- Russian spelling
  • "Uncharted 3: Oszustwo Drake'a" -- Polish title
  • "Uncharted 3 : L'Illusion de Drake" -- French title
  • "Uncharted 3: La Traición de Drake" -- Spanish title
  • "Uncharted 3: illuzii Dreika" -- Russian title
  • "Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception - Remastered" -- PS4 title

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Critic Reviews

Alternative Magazine Online PlayStation 3 Nov 02, 2011 10 out of 10 100
Game Revolution PlayStation 3 Oct 31, 2011 5 out of 5 100
IGN PlayStation 3 Oct 24, 2011 10 out of 10 100 PlayStation 3 Dec 26, 2011 92 out of 100 92
GamezGeneration PlayStation 3 Nov 22, 2011 9 out of 10 90 PlayStation 3 Oct 24, 2011 18 out of 20 90
Gry OnLine PlayStation 3 Nov 07, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Lens of Truth PlayStation 3 Feb 22, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Gamekult PlayStation 3 Oct 24, 2011 8 out of 10 80
GameWatcher / Strategy Informer PlayStation 3 Nov 08, 2011 7.5 out of 10 75


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  • 4Players
    • 2011 – Best PlayStation 3 Game of the Year
    • 2011 – Best Action Game of the Year
    • 2011 – Best Localisation of the Year
  • GamePro (Germany)
    • 2011 - #3 Action-Adventure of the Year (Readers' Vote)

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