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Weapon/Extras Guide by silverdoglover
Version: 1.0 | Updated: 02/16/08
Uncharted: Drakes Fortune (PS3) Weapons and extras guide/FAQ Version 1.0 I did it in one session, ain't I good ;+) Copyright 2008 Christopher Lane Email: chrissilverdogs(at)yahoo(dot)com (Just copy and paste the address and put the correct symbols in) Guide note: If you see - ND - in the guide its just short for Naughty Dog the games developers, I can be lazy at times you see xD ------------------------------------------------------------------ *************** Version History *************** 1.0 - Uploaded everything in one go =) ------------------------------------------------------------------ PLEASE NOTE!!! If you have not yet finished this brilliant game I should warn you there are many spoilers in this guide so please read no further as the story is one of the games strongest points. ********* Contents: ********* Note - press ctrl and f together to enter the 'find' widow and just simple enter the code of what you want to read/visit first e.g. for weapons guide you would enter 2.01 Introduction - 1.01 Weapons Guide - 2.01 Hand-to-hand combat - 2.02 Handgun weapons - 2.03 Rifle weapons - 2.04 Hand Grenades - 2.05 Turret Guns - 2.06 Characters - 3.01 Extras and Unlockables - 4.01 Treasures - 4.02 Medals - 4.03 Rewards and cheats - 4.04 My review of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune - 5.01 Closing comments - 5.02 Contact info - 5.03 Legal mumbo jumbo - 5.04 ***************** 1.01 Introduction ***************** Hey guys and gals this is my first ever guide so sit back, get a drink and enjoy. Any comments, compliments, or heaven forbid complaints don't be afraid to drop me a line. I'll get back as soon as I can, after all it only takes a couple of mins to reply to an email right? Anyway onto the game and what a game it is! The best PS3 game I've played to date and easily a console seller and desider. Well what do you expect? Naughty Dog made it and they have been making cracking good games since the 90's with the Crash Bandicoot's on the PS1 (ahhh... has a nastalgic moment) then Jak and Dexter's on PS2 and now we have arguably the best of the lot, Uncharted on the PS3 and yes its planned to be a series just like Naughty Dog's other ventures. Hope so anyway :+). When I first got on Uncharted I just knew it was a special game. You know the kind, the ones that drain all your free time, you tell all your friends about it and show them why they so need to get it and it also makes you play it through numerous times. Oh damn you Uncharted, damn you =p! And it isn't just a visual masterpiece (I'd say the prettiest next-gen yet) that drags you in the screen and makes you feel part of the whole game, its also got a fantastsic and gripping story with humerous and interesting characters to give it an even bigger impact on the player. And to top it off its the rightful owner of one of the best and most unique soundtracks I've heard in a game (in league of the God of War's and the Grand Theft Auto's). Hmm I'm forgetting something...? Oh thats it! Calling the gameplay fun, exciting and addictive is one hell of a understatment. This game is like a big mix of Tomb Raider, Indiana Jones, Gears of war and Sython filter with a nice big splash of Naughty Dog goodness (you can't deny that glint of Crash in Nate's face) which results in easily a must have game and maybe game of the year (2007-2008). Anyhow enough praise for now and onto what this guide is about. Seeing as this is my first guide (and there is already 2 full walkthroughs on gamefaqs) I'm just going to do a weapons and extras guide (some would call it a skeleton guide) which will include all the groovy weapons explained in full detail to my best ability (I'm a bit of a gun nut, Note: I said nut not nutter =p, the guns always seem to grab my attention and this game was a real treat for me!). I'll also be explaining the medals, rewards, characters and story, and giving you the few cheat codes there are, you gotta do it the hard way with this game! Hey chin up, you'll appreciate it more. Also I should tell you that I have completed this awesome game 3 times (once on Normal, once on Hard and once on Crushing "Ouch!") achieved all medals (1000 skill points), got all rewards and collected all 61 treasures (yes 61, 60 treasures 1 relic). Now I'm not telling you this to brag, ok maybe a little bit =) but I'm also offering to help anyone who is stuck at a certain point in the game, is after the last few treasures and is going insane looking for them (an idea were it may be will help alot), needs any other help or advice with the game or just wants to chat about it is fine, get emailing. Anyway I'm sure you would love to listen to me babble on about how great this game is and what not but I'm gonna start the guide now and begin with the weapons, enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------- ***************** 2.01 The Weapons ***************** Uncharted is any gun lovers paradise, like me :+). Not only are there a fun and varied amount of toys to have fun with the other children in this playground of a game, but they are some of the most realistic gun replications I have seen in a game. From the way they look and feel to the amount of ammo that each weapon holds and the way they reload (gotta love the AK47 reload). Also the damage, speed, accuracy and range are pretty much dead on with a few exceptions for gameplay enjoyment and difficulty. In this section I will be explaining each weapon including Nate's more err 'hands on' attacking. Its worth mentioning that Nate can hold 3 weapons which include one handgun type gun that goes in his holster. A rifle type of weapon that seems to hang off the back of his holster straps and hand grenades, 4 in total which are attached to his belt. Also the other space in your inventory is the ammo you have, you see this as two clip holders on the opposite side of the handgun holster. So get ready for some explosively shooting good info by 'wha' (for the less fluent thats me =p ). ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ 2.02 Nathan's <aka> Nate's hand-to-hand combat: ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ What can I say? Nate's a strong fella as well as a pretty face (well according to my nan anyway?!). He can't half throw a good punch or two or three or maybe four depending how much you piss him off =p so don't be afraid to get in there and smash your enemies face around a bit. You have a good mix of light, heavy and silent attacks at your disposal that range from punches, kicks, headbutts, knees, elbows and strangling for the silent yet deadly attack. This is just 'nitty gritty' street fighting and Nate can do it with the best of them. Nate is always capable of fighting with his enemies (except the mutated spaniards at the end, not even Nate's that crazy!) so make sure you keep that in mind as fighting has saved my life many times when a gun just wasn't right for the situation. But don't get to crazy as just boxing your enemies to death is a shortcut to the big clouds in the sky yourself. The 3 main types of melee combat are follows: 1. light attacks e.g. fast yet weaker punches. To perform press square repeatedly. 2. Heavy attacks e.g. smash, smash, drop kick. To perform press square, /\ then square again, beware it has to be in a specific rhythm but once you learn it its easy to pull off. 3. Silent attack e.g. Neck break 'snappy snappy'. To perform creep silentley behind an enemy without him seeing you and press square for a silent and instant kill. There are various medals associated with melee combat that inlude the following: Brutal Brawler, 10 skill points. Kill 5 enemies with a brutal combo to achieve. Brutal Slugger, 30 skill points. Kill 20 enemies with a brutal combo to achieve. Brutal Expert, 40 skill points. Kill 5 enemies in a row with a brutal combo to achieve. Stealth Attacker, 30 skill points. Kill 20 enemies by melee attacking from behind i.e. stealth attack. Steel Fist, 10 skill points. Kill 5 enemies with one punch after softening them up with gunfire Steel Fist Expert, 40 skill points. Kill 5 enemies in a row with one punch after softening them up. ******************** 2.03 Handgun weapons ******************** These are the weapons thats go in Nate's holster on his chest. He holds them with one hand when moving and they can be fired while hanging off ledges and other similar surfaces. You can have one, so choose wisely for the given situation. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ PM 9mm semi automatic pistol ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Power - 5/10 Speed - 6/10 Range - High Accuracy - High Clip size - 8 rounds Maximum ammo capacity - 40 My personal rating - 8/10 Yeah yeah I know what your thinking... Its a pistol, how great can it be?? Well you will soon realise this is one of the best guns in the game if for nothing other than its reliability alone. This thing keeps you alive thorughout the beginning half of the game on any difficulty setting and is always available. This gun has a perfect mix of power, speed, accuracy and range to make it a solid choice for any situation. Also a perfect example of the realism of the guns, I think its from the Walther PPK series made in Germany. You get this at the beginning of the game, its your default weapon. Associated medal - Kill 50 enemies with the PM 9mm, 10 skill points ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ 92FS 9mm semi automatic pistol ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Power - 7/10 Speed - 7/10 Range - Very High Accuracy - Very High Clip size - 15 rounds Maximum ammo capacity - 60 My personal rating - 10/10 My favourite weapon =) although it was a close call. This is everything that the PM 9mm is but better, what more could you want eh? You get this throughout the second half of the game and if you can resist the ever powerful Desert Eagle then you will realise this is much better and far more reliable in ammo and commonness. It has a great power factor and has a blisttering fire rate if you use it properly, add the top accuracy and range and you begin to realise what a beast of a gun this is, oh and the fact it looks, sounds and feels just plain cool helps :-). Also the 15 round mag and high ammo capacity helps as well, although it doesn't last long with me >p. Again this is another realistic reincarnation of a Beretta 92. A solid gun that I can fully recommend to any would-be explorer. You first get to use this gun with Elena on the Jet ski in Chapter 12. Associated medal - Kill 50 enemies with the 92FS 9mm, 10 skill points ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Wess 44 Revolver ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Power - 9/10 Speed - 5/10 Range - High Accuracy - Medium Chamber spaces - 6 rounds Maximum ammo capacity - ? Its very rare for you to get loads of magnum ammo becasue you change as soon as you have used it up to another pistol. I think I've had 12 rounds before? My personal rating - 8/10 "Now you gotta ask yourself one question! Are 6 powerful magnum rounds better than 40 pistol rounds?! Well... are they? Punk!" Sorry couldn't resist =) But there is some truth in that joke. This magnum is sheer power and can kill most enemies in one shot regardless of where their hit. The only exception is later on in the game when enemies have armour and are simply tougher, but you don't get this gun often later on in the game as its swapped fror the Desert Eagle. Never the less a powerhouse of a gun thats like a shotgun with good range and therefore most powerful when you get it at the beginning, I always pick it up and I recommend you do the same. This is an obvious copy of a Colt Python Magnum with the famous .44 rounds being used. A movie classic as I previously pointed out and mocked. This becomes available pretty early from both the ground and dead enemies. Associated medal - Kill 20 enemies with the Wess 44 Revolver, 10 skill points ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Desert 5 semi automatic pistol ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Power - 9/10 Speed - 6/10 Range - High Accuracy - High Clip size - 7 rounds Maximum ammo capacity - ? Its very rare for you to get loads of magnum ammo becasue you change as soon as you have used it up to another pistol. I think I've had 14 ronds before? My personal rating - 8/10 Made famous by blockbusters such as The Matrix, the Desert Eagle is a gas operated magnum that packs more punch than Rocky Marciano. This gun is just basically a better version of the Wess 44 Revolver that replaces it during the second half of the game. A crowed favourite is the Desert Eagle because of its explosive power and high accuracy along with its meaty looks. All in all a great weapon choice that a lot of players will choose for their pistol weapon near the end of the game, which results in the neglect of 92FS 9mm handgun as its made commonly available at the same time. An easy and direct lift of the .50 Desert Eagle in both looks and characteristics. An interesting fact about the Desert Eagle is that although its been used countless times in games and films, its highly inpractical in real life because of heavy weight and high costs. Making it rather uncommon to be used in real life for any use. Associated medal - Kill 20 enemies with the Desert 5, 10 skill points ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Micro 9mm fully automatic pistol ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Power - 6/10 Speed - 10/10 Range - Medium/High Accuracy - Low Clip size - 20 rounds Maximum ammo capacity - 60 My personal rating - 7/10 If this thing was any faster it would be dangerous! Seriously though, this is one mean toy that the other kids will be jealous of. Easily the fastest weapon just like its even easier the least accurate weapon. But why worry about hitting your target when you can hit five targets ;+) . Rather a rare gun compared to some others but when available it can be used to devastating effect, with its combined power and speed this is a firm favourite of mine. Funny enough I never really liked it at first but soon realised its potential and can recommend for use in nearly all circumstances, just not the long range ones. Its a life like replica of the Micro Uzi, a rapid firing 9mm pistol. This can be found in the middle stages of the game. Associated medal - Kill 50 enemies with the Micro 9mm, 10 skill points ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Eddy's Golden gun ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Power - 9/10 Speed - 6-7/10 Range - High - Very High Accuracy - Medium - Very High Clip size - 7 rounds Maximum ammo capacity - Its a special weapon that you get from the rewards screen but as far as I know it has the same ammo as the Desert 5. If you have unlocked this gun you also have unlocked unlimited ammo so this shouldn't be a problem. My personal rating - 10/10 Awesomness is the word that springs to mind when I think of this gun =) Its just like the Desert Eagle but looks so much better and seems to have sligtly better statistics, most notibly in the speed department. But that increased speed can be its downfall caused by the waryness of the aiming reticle when firing rapidly. In english that means if your a mad shooter and get carried away alot then you run the risk of lowering the accuracy of the weapon. Unlocking this gun can be a challenge (you need 900 skill points!) but the sheer coolness is a good enough reward for your labor. And in case you were wondering (I know I was when I saw it in the rewards screen) It doesn't seem much more powerful than the standard Desert 5 and if it is its not by much (it still takes two shots to the body on the enemies near the end of the game on the Crushing difficulty setting). All in all a groovy weapon that all players should get the chance to use at least once. Realism wise its just like a Desert eagle thats coloured gold and seeing as Desert Eagles are for the more richer of gun buyers you can imagine a golden designed Desert Eagle in the real world. Whether this is a reference to James Bond and the infamous golden gun is unknown, to me anyway :+( . But it wouldn't surprise me with all the easter eggs and references games make today even how out of place that would be. Just thought I'd mention it. ****************** 2.04 Rifle Weapons ****************** These are the bad boys of the game, the big guns that are somehow attached to Nate's holster straps on his back. These range from assault rifles to a Grenade Launcher and everything in between. Like the handgun weapon you can hold one of these but Nate uses both hands to hold it as your moving and you can't fire these while hanging onto ledges. Choosing the the correct main weapon is the difference between life and death, so pick the right one. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ AK47 Assault rifle ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Power - 6-7/10 Speed - 8/10 Range - High Accuracy - Medium Clip size - 30 rounds Maximum ammo capacity - 90 My personal rating - 8/10 Hell what self respecting shooting game would be without this? The classic and original assault rifle makes a bold apperance in Uncharted. I have mixed feeling towards this weapon, sometimes it can be really great and other times it can be equally awfull. The problem starts with its shakey accuracy which seems to effect its power (as you can tell by my indicisiveness above considering its power). At long ranges it just gets worse and worse although the actual range is good, after all its a rifle. Its the speed what effects the accuracy mainly because its a very fast weapon, fully automatic, just pull the trigger and go. Which results in shakey but rapid fire that will take down most enemies in no time, or in the worst cases can take half a mag casued by the bad accuracy. You get this weapon very early in the game, in fact its the first big gun you get. It appears throughout the whole game but mainly at the beginning when its at its strongest use. Even after that rather negative explanation I still highly recommend you look at this as your default rifle weapon at the beginning of the game simply because of its reliability, high popularity nice mix of speed, range and coolness, its an AK for crying out loud. Realism wise, well this was the gun that made me realise how realistic the guns were. The look, sound, feel, reload, clip size and yes accuracy all contribute to the realism of this gun. Its an excellent replica of what an AK47 is really like except for the power which is a bit 'iffy'. But that seems to be caused by...? You guessed it, the crap accuracy. Associated medal - Kill 50 enemies with the AK47, 10 skill points ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ M4 Assault rifle ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Power - 7/10 Speed - 9/10 Range - Very High Accuracy - Very High Clip size - 32 rounds Maximum ammo capacity - 96 My personal rating - 10/10 Say hello to my not so little M4! Put simply, the best assault rifle in the game and a top contender for the overall best gun. This is everything the AK47 is but much better. A deadly mix of power, speed, accuracy and range makes this a force to be reconed with. Add a slighlty bigger clip than the AK and there you have it, a monster amongst the guns available. I really can't credit this gun enough...this gun is bloody awesome! You first get it just at the end of the island section with all the pirates (chapter 10 just before Elena shows you the footage of Sully with Roman and Navarro). Its a straight lift of the M4 Assault rifle so it looks almost as cool as it shoots! A must on the harder difficulties even if you don't like it, it's high stats will keep you alive. Associated medal - Kill 50 enemies with the M4, 10 skill points ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ MP40 Submachine gun ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Power - 7/10 Speed - 8/10 Range - Very High Accuracy - High - Very High Clip size - 35 rounds Maximum ammo capacity - 105 My personal rating - 9/10 The M4 of its day, now its only good for a submachine gun, it wouldn't if I had my way. A really cool gun that you get late in the game to tackle the spaniard mutants in the tunnels of the generator rooms. Has the power of an M4, has the range on an M4 but just can't meets its speed or accuracy. It does have a bigger clip though which really helps against those freaks in the tunnels, the less reloading down there the better. A top choice for any situation, shame you only get limited use of it. I'm no historian but this is the machine gun the germans used in World War II and seems to be a highly accurate replication of it. A very fun gun to use, give it a try when you get to the tunnels. Associated medal - Kill 30 enemies with the MP40, 10 skill points ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Moss 12 Shotgun ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Power - 6-8/10 Speed - 3/10 Range - Poor Accuracy - High (it spreads so missing is hard) Shell capacity - 6 shells Maximum ammo capacity - 18 My personal rating - 7/10 If you could blow heads off in this game, this would be the tool to do it with! Pure power thats spread with pellets which is hidden inside each shell. Shotguns are famous for stopping power and this one is no different, with it showing this fact off by being one of the most powerful weapons in the game, if used correctly. A shotguns power relies on it being used at close range were its most deadly but at long ranges it can be as weak as a pistol. This is why its power stat is varied, at close range it can be very powerful (an 8) and kill in one shot but at long ranges it may only hurt and have rather little effect (a 6). But once you understand this and accept its strengths (brute force) and weaknessnes (turd at long distances) you can really harness it to your own advantage. A perfect example of this would be waiting around a wall in cover mode and out-wait your enemies so they give up and come after you. And as they get closer just quickly pop out of your hiding spot and... BANG! His guts are all over the beautiful jungle scenery. This is a complete life saver on 'Crushing' as just a few shots and your brown bread so hiding behind cover with a 'shotty' waiting for the idiots to come hunting you just for then to be blown away can be a very smart move. Naturally the accuracy it very good because of the spread effect this boomstick has. So even if your a crap shot its hard to miss with this gun, just make sure your close to them. As for the speed, well its a shotgun so it has a huge kickback and then a pump-reload to chamber another shell, all that pretty much equals a slow reload but it compensates for this in other areas, just be aware of this. This gun is a very accurate replica of what seems to be a Mossberg Maverick shotgun. Obviously a sawn-off with no arm rest, just a handle. I'm not 100% sure with this as I ain't no gun expert, I just like them. But this seems to be the one its based on, either way it looks really cool in the game. Oh and you get this at the beginning of the game along with AK47. Associated medal - Kill 50 enemies with the Moss 12 Shotgun, 10 skill points ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ SAS 12 Shotgun ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Power - 7-9/10 Speed - 4/10 Range - Low Accuracy - High (it spreads so missing is hard) Shell capacity - 8 shells Maximum ammo capacity - 21 (thats the most I've ever got) My personal rating - 8/10 I was never a fan of this gun (hated the look of it }p ) But just like the Micro 9mm it grew on me, in a big way. Its just like the Moss but better even in the evil range department. Altough its modeled off the Spas 12 semi-auto shotgun (and very well at that) it can't be used in auto mode (unlike Navarro who can and does in chapter 22) it is still a great upgrade from the Moss for the shotgun lovers and users for the later stages of the game. Nothing else I can really say about this that I havn't already said in the Moss 12 section (above) as its just the same with better power, range and seems to have slightly faster firing rate. Oh and lets not forget the higher shells it can hold. Overall the ultimate close range weapon in the game. Associated medal - Kill 50 enemies with the SAS 12 Shotgun, 10 skill points ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Dragon Sniper ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Power - 10/10 Speed - 3/10 Range - Extreme Accuracy - Extreme Clip size - 5 rounds Maximum ammo capacity - 10 (like the magnum its a use and drop gun as ammo is in low and rare amounts) My personal rating - 9/10 'Take aim and...Pop goes the weasel!' or in this case the head, ear, wig etc... Yes this is the sniper rifle of the game and a sniper rifle it certainly is. This is easily one of the best guns in the game which explains its rarity, so when you do get it you want to make good use of it. You tend to recieve it when enemies are either hard to hit or far away. In any case this weapon is a joy to use whether its for long range attacks or close combat (obviously its more suited for long range) and is a highly effective killing machine if you can hit your target, anywhere it doesn't matter because if the bullet hits them? Their dead! Yeah that 10 isn't there for nothing, this is the most powerful gun in the game so its devastatingly good fun all round. The speed of the gun is slow yet irrelevant except in the uncommon case of missing your target, which is reduced by the fact this is the most accurate weapon in the game because of the built on scope. This scope really helps when it comes to hitting your target as it zooms in enough for further away targets but gives you a wide enough view for closer targets which just adds to the excellence of this gun. As for the ammo issue and I'm not sure if there is even an issue as the clip is a perfect size for a semi auto sniper rifle, but the amount of ammo available is rather on the shortish side. This is probably because if there was loads of ammo you would get though the game with ease, even on the harder difficulties. So you get the gun when its suited for the situation and you need a helping hand to progress in the game. This gun is a firm favourite of mine and will quickly become one of your's, I fully recommend you swap any big weapon you have when the opportunity arises for this monster of a shooter. This seems to be a closely replicated Dragunov SVD of Russian origin and is a favourite of many snipers. Associated medal - Kill 30 enemies with the Dragon Sniper, 10 skill points ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ M79 Grenade Launcher ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Power - 10/10 Speed - 1/10 Range - Extreme Accuracy - Extream (Its an explosive!) Shell capacity - 1 shell Maximum ammo capacity - 3 My personal rating - 10/10 "KABOOM!" "AHHHHH!" and "WHAAAAA!" are the sort of sounds and noises you will most likly hear when using this 'stick of death' as a weapon or for your own personal amusement =) . Originally used in the Vietnam War and nick named the 'Blooper' for the distinctive noise it made when fired (not apparent in the actual game). The only rival this weapon has is the Dragon sniper but not even that can match the brute force, power and coolness of this beast of a weapon. If the shell actually hits someone its gameover for them and any unlucky moron that may get in the way of the explosion (Nate included) is either severely hurt or added to the body count. Combine that evil yet awesome chracteristic with seemingly infinite range and deadly splash effect i.e. its hards to miss and you can pretty much go round saying " I am Invincible!"...until you have to reload! And damn what a long reload it is, painfully long infact and can be the cause of your death if some sneaky git comes behind you with a shotgun and blows you away as your in the middle of it. Another down side is the low ammo that Nate carries with him, only 3 grenade shells. But if you know what your doing and arn't stupid with it (you know? wasting a round just to see an enemy fly across the room. Although it is tempting ;+) ) you can kill more enemies with that one grenade shell that you could with 90 AK47 rounds. Ok slight exaggeration but its still a demon of a firearm, that can kill far more enemies in one round than any other gun or weapon (well besides the hand grenades but there essentially the same thing). You get this weapon throughout the whole game whether its off a dead corpse or found its pretty common considering the deadlyness of it. You more than not get it with all 3 shells but I have come acrros a few with just 1 shell in it (these are usually the ones that are put there for a specific reason e.g. kill an enemy behind a life draining turret gun as quick as possible). To summarise I can safely say this is the best weapon in the game closely followed by the Dragon sniper and M4, but not even those two can match this merciless killing machine. Highly recommended by the top health and safety regulators for all your scum bag infestation needs! As briefly mentioned this was used in vietnam and is still used today, and has been replicated brilliantly except for the lack of long shoulder rest (like a shotgun would have) and is missing that really dudey and distinct sound when a grenade is fired. But other than that its a very accuarte replication of the 'Blooper'. Associated medals: Kill 30 enemies with the M79 Grenade Launcher, 10 skill points Dyno-might! Kill 3 enemies with one explosion, 10 skill points Elite Dyno-might! Kill 3 enemies with one explosion 5 times, 30 skill points ****************** 2.05 Hand Grenades ****************** Power - 10/10 Speed - 1/10 Range - High Accuracy - Low-High (depends on your skill) Amount armed - 1 at a time Maximum capacity - 4 My personal rating - 8/10 The Hand grenades are in a catergory of their own and can be either really useful or really useless depending on how and where you use them. They are just bog standard frag grenades that can blow enemies a new one or two depending on whether you are either smart enough to throw to your enemies movement and/or predicted movement or your enemies are smart enough to move out of the blast radius. As you can see they are equally as powerful as the Grenade launcher (ther essentially the same thing) and equaly as slow but are obviously much harder to damage your target with. This is because the grenade takes a few seconds to detonate whereas the launcher goes bang instantly on contact. Add the fact that you have to aim the grenades (both correct height and desired landing spot) and you quickly relise how hard it can be to use the grenades effectivly. Oh and did I mention that you have to use the Sixaxis function to control the height you desire? Yes, this can either makes things worse or more fun and interactive (I personally think the latter). Now if you can get over some of the possible drawbacks and look at the strengths such as high availability, sheer power and reliability then you will start to love them and use them quite often. These little gems have saved my well-toned behind many times and shouldn't be underestimated until you have fully mastered them. At which time you will have realised like I did how handy these hand grenades can really be =) . Anyway since you always have them available to you and don't have to swap them for something else you can always go back to them and you will be greeted with a beautiful fireworks display that may contain dead bodies and body parts ;+) . As far as realism goes I'm not sure what model grenade they are except just 'frag' grenades. But as for the effect they are spot on, even the after dust is realistic which just looks groovy and a lot of fun to watch as they are to use. Associated medals: Dyno-might! Kill 3 enemies with one explosion, 10 skill points Elite Dyno-might! Kill 3 enemies with one explosion 5 times, 30 skill points Grenade hangman. Kill 10 enemies while hanging from a ledge with a hand grenade, 10 skill points **************** 2.06 Turret Guns **************** Power - 8/10 Speed - 9/10 Range - High Accuracy - Medium-High Clip/Ammo capacity - Unlimited My personal rating - 6/10 There are a few turret guns layed thorughout the adventure that Nate can use as a weapon after any other occupant has been blown off. They have high fire power and speed which is to be expected from a turret. They also have good range and accuracy for a big automatic weapon. Thats all that can be said about these, oh and they have unlimited ammo (not that you will be using it enough to burn up any ammo limit ther could be). I don't really like using these, I like playing with the many other toys that are available to you so its rare that I jump on one. Realism wise its as realistic as you'd expect for a turret gun but I can't give you a specific model or any info like that for this one. I do appologise your greatness!?! ;+) Phew! Thats all the weapons done, I hope you got some useful info or advice you needed and just basically enjoyed the read. ---------------------------------------------------- ******************************** 3.01 Characters and their story ******************************** Uncharted is full of interesting and usually funny charcters which is no surprise as its Naughty Dogs way. Each one has their own personalities and reason for being apart of this disaster of a nice weekend in the sun ;-) . Here I will explain every main character and their role in this tale. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Nathan Drake 'aka' Nate ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Nathan is a decendent of Sir Francis Drake and what a guy he is? he fully deserves the top spot of this game. How could you not love him? He's funny, smart, charasmatic, a flirt and not bad looking (the miss Croft for the ladies I would say, my nan agrees to =) ). ND have done a great job in making another lead role that you not only enjoy playing as but actually care about and want to know all you can about him. He reminds me abit of Indianna Jones but younger and with a make over ND style (yes I noticed that glipse of Crash Bandicoot in him as well) also he avoids a lot of the cliques of this genre and becomes his own person with his own unique chracteristics without feeling in the wrong place/game. He's also very loyal to the peaople he cares about, just look at the relationship him and Sully have, but will rip anyone he doesn't like to pieces (both verbally and physically). Overall a brilliant character that doesn't come along very often and gets more and more interesting the further you get into the game. He's in this mess because he enjoys the thrills and spills of exploring and when he gets wind on being a decended of Sir Francis Drake from the ring attached around his neck he quickly decides to head for the location it states. There he finds what is supposed to be Sir Francis's coffin but is later discovered to just be totally empty beshides his note book with all his life's findings. And with that Nate sets off on the long and tretcherous journey to find El Dorado! ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Victor Sullivan 'aka' Sully ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Sully is Nate's cigar smoking best friend and one time mentor, altough age is catching up to him he can still give Nate a run for his money. A brilliant character and funny personality to boot. Sully is the type of guy that will grab what he can while he can and leave most people behind while their choking on his dust. Age and smoking 10 a day may have affected him physically but he's still as witty and clever as he was in his younger days. He's in most of the game along side Nate while their searching for the lost city of gold, or thats what they think? Gold being the only word Sully hears in that sentance as he's got himself into some serious debt and needs high amounts of cash FAST! Hence why he's so determined to get on with the journey asap. At the end of the day Sully is a top man that would make a loyal friend and strong companion, so he's well suited to this story. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Elena Fisher ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Elena was mainly put in this game for comedy and sexual tension between her and Nate, and it worked a charm. Elena is a reporter thats following Nate for the story of a life time but guns, explosions and monsters of the deep were something she wasn't quite expecting. She adds a female touch to the game and many hillarious dialogue between her and Nate. She's a bit of a tom boy and can more than hold her own which in the process avoids the damsel in distress clique for a rough and tough partner scenario. Elena is the reason Nate found Sir Francis's coffin as she and her company funded the search in return for filming it and making a fresh and exciting story. That desire for a story is what drives her to follow Nate and Sully even after them leaving her behind on an island dock, and in the process saves Nates ass and helps him to find El Dorado throughout the rest of the game. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Sir Francis Drake ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Sir Francis is a legend to the English but a pirate and the devil to the Spanish and is the main theme and cause of the story. Even though you never meet him alive he has huge influence on Nate and his current adventure. You later realise that he eventually found El Dorado and did what he could to prevent it from getting in the wrong hands, why? Play the game to found out! ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Gabriel Roman ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Gabe is the main bad guy throughout the majority of the story and you get to know him and what he does as the story unfolds. He's an explorer, the business kind whereas Nate is the lifestyle and living for it kind. Sully owes this guy loads of money and seeing as Gabe had a hit out on Sully, he tells him about Nate's new discovery and that their on the find of a lifetime. This made Gabe very curious to find out what he meant especially seeing that Sully has made similar promises in the past that he failed to deliver. So Gabe and his right hand man Navarro follow them and eventually catch up just as Nate is coming out of the German u-boat in the middle of the jungle (as you do). They then have a little conversation which results in a complete change in the story and for seeable outcome. Gabe isn't that bad a guy he just wants the money that Sully owes him and as you will find out is strung more than a few lies throughout the story by people he trusts. Overall a bad guy with some personality and well suited to the story. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Atoq Navarro ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ The real bad guy of the story and is a complete backstabbing piece of shit that you can't wait to kill when you finally get the chance. Although throughout the whole game he seems nothing more than Gabe's personal archaeologist to help him find El Dorado, you realise near the end that he was the real brains behind the whole scam and betrays Gabe in the worst possible way. Personality wise he's just like Gabe except has no loyalty what so ever, is younger and besides the actual twist of him being the real villian, isn't as interesting or charasmatic as Gabe. Not a charcter I'm fond of but the one plus of him is that he does get the only auto SAS 12 Shotgun which is cool, well it would of been if you got to use it. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Eddy Raja ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Eddy Raja...what a cool dude =) . I love this guy so much, he's just so funny and stupid its pure comical genius. My favioutite scene being the one when he finally catches Nate and Elena in the 4x4 hanging of the ledge. When he says "Going somewhere? Do you really think you could escape me?" and Nate replies with "Eddy...nah just giving the girl the 10 dollar tour!" and Eddy shouts "Shut it!" in his comical voice, I don't know why but that was the funniest scene of the whole game to me. Hillarity aside Eddy is an old rival of Nate's and as he fully states in yet another hillarious scene he hates him "Drake if we don't make it I just want you to know, I hate your guts!" LOL! Eddy seems to be one of those guys that has some power and skills but gets out of his depth for the possible big pay day. Plays a minor yet vital role in this game and is five foot of hillarity and fun that is easily one of the most lovable chracters in the whole story. He is working for Gabe as another mecenary as he knows his way around the island their on. He has heard that the island and tresure are cursed and is wisely aware of the dangers but still can't refuse the big buck even with all that against him and having to put up with seeing Nate much to often for his taste. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ The footsoldiers ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ These range from pirates to mercenaries and are your main and most common enemies in the game. They don't seem to have any personality or characteristics other than wanting to please their superiors which usually involves trying to kill Drake x( . They have very smart AI and don't struggle to take you out if you make to many mistakes. They can either rip you to pieces with gun fire, blow you to bits with grenades, beat you to death with their bare hands or ambush you in groups and do all of the above at once. Of course you can all that as well except for ambushing in groups, so you shouldn't struggle to much on the easier difficulties. Just don't underestimate your foes as Naughty Dog have created challenging foes for your personal enjoyment and naturally get tougher as you progress more into the game. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Mutated Spaniards ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ These freaks are genuanly scary and equally as tough. You don't encounter these poor gits very often but when you do, you remember them! They are a big part and twist to the story and somehow don't ruin the whole game and story by feeling cheesy or cliqued, they enhance the story and thrill factor of the game. I wont go into detail about what they are but thay are nasty, ugly and can kill you in two swipes easily so be on you guard when you encounter these vile beasts. Oh and for the record you can't use hand to hand combat on these monsters although I can't imagine anyone stupid enough to want to do that anyway? But hey, this is a big planet with loads of people so I'm sure thers some idiot out there xD . Well thats all the characters outlined for your viewing pleasure :+) . --------------------------------------------------- *************************** 4.01 Extras and Unlockables *************************** This is what you may call the misc section of the guide. It will include all the medals and what you have to do to unlock them, treasures, the rewards that you earn and details on them, the cheats for the game and anything else that I can think of that is worth mentioning. I will start with the treasure and take it from there. ************** 4.02 Treasure ************** Uncharted is full of treasure, 61 to precise (60 treasure and 1 relic) and seeing as its the Adventure/Explorer genre it comes as no surpirise either. Collecting the treasure along with the medals is the main side quest/objective of the game and is where a lot of the fun, replayability and rewards route from. Finding treasure is easy, collecting all 61 isn't as thers always the odd couple that you just can't find }:( . I have found all 61 and although I'm not going to explain where every single one is exactly I will tell you how many are in each chapter, recommend a guide that does show them all: http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps3/file/932984/51176 by YYZed and let you know that if there are any that are driving you crazy just drop me line and tell me what chapter/ where you think it may be and what your missing, and I will do everything in my power to guide you to it 1 to 1 via email. Below shows how many and what treasures are in each chapter also they are in the order they appear and are available: Chapter 1 - None. Chapter 2 - 6 = Silver mosaic inca earring, Jewelled silver monkey, Silver llama, Golden inca cup and Silver turtle. Chapter 3 - 3 = Gold tairona pendant, Gold and turquoise inca earing and Decoratedgold ring. Chapter 4 - 10 = Silver inca figurine, Silver fish charm, Gold frog, Intricate gold ring, Patterned silver ring, Golden jaguar, Silver inca vessel, Golden toothpick, Silver bird vessel and Silver inca earring. Chapter 5 - 4 = Strange Relic, Silver jaguar, Gold mosaic inca earring and Golden spoon. Chapter 6 - 4 = Silver inca mask, Spanish silver coin, Silver tairona pendant and Gold llama. Chapter 7 - None. Chapter 8 - 2 = Decorated silver ring and Silver frog. Chapter 9 - 1 = Golden fish charm. Chapter 10 - 2 = Jewelled golden brooch and Silver belt buckle. Chapter 11 - 3 = Spanish golden coin, Silver spanish chalice and Gold coatmundi. Chapter 12 - None. Chapter 13 - 7 = Golden turtle, Silver inca cup, Jewelled silver cross, Silver toothpick, Gold spanish chalice, Silver coatmundi and Gold cup and cover. Chapter 14 - 6 = Gold inca vessel, Golden skull, Silver snuff box, Silver spanish goblet, Silver ingot and Gold and ruby inca mask. Chapter 15 - 6 = Gold inca figurine, Golden bird vessel, Golden spanish goblet, Jewelled golden cross, Silver skull and Gold inca mask. Chapter 16 - 3 = Silver cup and cover, Jewelled silver brooch and Gold snuff box. Chapter 17 - None. Chapter 18 - 1 = Gold monkey figurine. Chapter 19 - 1 = Golden seadragon pendant. Chapter 20 - 1 = Gold ingot. Chapter 21 - 2 = Golden skull rosary and Sapphire and silver mask. Chapter 22 - None. *********** 4.03 Medals *********** The games rewards system is based on medals and skill points that you earn and unlock by completing certain tasks, some are easy and obvious, others are not. These are the main reason and cause for replaying the game and some medals require you to play the game multiple times, also some of the rewards are cool enough to play through the game again just to get the chance to use them. In this section I will list all medals, what you have to do to get them, how many skill points you earn from that particualr medal and notes the help you get the medal. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal one ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ First tresure - Find 1 tresure. You get 5 skill points for this medal and all you have to do is find your first tresure, easy huh? ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Two ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Beginner fourtune hunter - Find 5 treasures. You get another 5 skill points for this medal, just find 5 treasures and this is yours. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Three ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Novice fortune hunter - Find 10 treasure. You get yet again 5 skill points for this and you have to find 10 treasure to unlock it. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Four ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Enthusiast fortune hunter - Find 15 treasures. This is a step up to 10 skills points for finding 15 treasures. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Five ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Intermediate fortune hunter - Find 20 treasures. Again you get 10 points and have to find 20 treasures. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Six ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Skilled fortune hunter - Find 25 treasures. Same as medal 5 except you have to find 25 treasures. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Seven ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Proficent fortune hunter - Find 30 treasures. Same as medal 5 except you have to find 30 treasures. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Eight ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Advanced fortune hunter - Find 35 treasures. Same as medal 5 except you have to find 35 treasures. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Nine ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Professional fortune hunter - Find 40 treasures. Same as medal 5 except you have to find 40 treasures. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Ten ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Senior fortune hunter - Find 45 treasures. Same as medal 5 except you have to find 45 treasures. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Eleven ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Expert fortune hunter - Find 50 treasures. Same as medal 5 except you have to find 50 treasures. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Twelve ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Crack fortune hunter - Find 55 treasures. Same as medal 5 except you have to find 55 treasures. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Thirteen ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Master fortune hunter - Find 60 treasures. This is a biggy that gives you 50 skill points so is worth the hard work getting all treasures. The count 60 also includes the Strange Relic so you could only collect 59 treasures and the relic and you would earn this medal but its always better to collect everything especially in a game this good (60 treasures and the relic). ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Fourteen ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Relic finder - Find the Strange relic. This medal is worth 20 skill points and all you have to do is find the groovy Strange Relic. I've read that its a reference to previous ND games but seeing as I never played the Jak and Dexter games and didn't notice anything in the Crash's I can't make a link myself. But considering its shaped like and egg I knew it was some sort of easter egg. You find this relic in the beginning part of chapter 5 after the first firefight. After you have walked up the slope on the left after killing all the gun men and walked into the sunlight, go to the dead end wall and face the ledge thats in the direction of the path you should have taken. Now jump over to the ledge (its on top of what looks like a broken down building of some sort) to find the Strange relic. If you still can't find it just drop me a line and tell me where your at and I'll give you directions to get to it or you could check out YYZed's great treasure guide on Gamefaqs.com. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Fithteen ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Brutal brawler - Kill 5 enemies with a brutal combo. You get 10 skill points for this medal and you just have to attack and kill 5 bad guys with a brutal attack square, /\, square. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Sixteen ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Brutal slugger - Kill 20 enemies with a brutal combo. This earns you 30 skill points and you just do the same as medal 15 another 15 times. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Seventeen ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Brutal expert - Kill 5 enemies in a row with a brutal combo. A nice round 40 points is your rewards for doing this annoying task of killing 5 enemies with guns in a row by melee attacking them :( . The good news is that with this medal (and all the others for that matter) is that as long as you kill one bad guy with a brutal combo before you get killed then that still counts as one kill. So just keep doing it even if you die as the amount will soon reach 5 provided you don't give into temptation and shoot some poor person to death. You could get killed a 174 times but as long as you eventually kill 5 enemies in a row by brutal combos then you will recieve this medal. There are a few challenging medals that require similar feats as this one and the same rule applies, you can die as many times as you want as long as you stick to the request of the medal then it will sooner or later be yours. I will use this medal as a reference when I explain medals that apply to this trick, ain't I nice 8). Oh and I recommend you go for this medal on the easier difficulties, no higher than hard or you will be crying yourself to sleep through frustration and upset, mark my words xD. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Eighteen ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Stealth attacker - Kill 20 enemies from behind with a melee attack i.e. Stealth attack. 30 skill points are yours if you can pull this off. This medal is more about when not whether you can do it as its rather easy if you know how but can take a while to tally up all 20 kills this way. Stealth isn't a major part of the game as most enemies manage to see you even if your behind them??? But if your sneaky enough you can pull this off enough times to get this medal as you reach the end of the game. You can even do it while your in the middle of a full on fight, just position yourself correctly behind the unlucky victim and 'Pop' his neck is dislodged! Again better for the easier settings as your getting close to your foes. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Nineteen ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Steel fist - Kill 5 enemies in one punch after they have been softend up. This is rather easy and can be done in the very first chapter, hence the low reward of 10 skill points. In chapter one just wait for the pirates to come on board and shoot them twice with your pistol then simply run over to them and tap the square button to kill them in one light jab. See...they ain't that bad really, if you can forget about them wanting to shread you to pieces and sell your remains for whatever they can get that is?! ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Twenty ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Steel fist expert - Kill 5 enemies in a row with one punch. Same as above really and you might as well just do it in chapter one when there are a perfect amount of baddies to do this to. If you do what I have recommended then you get the 40 skill points with ease if not? then good luck with your method, I just hope you get it in the end either way. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Twenty-one ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Headshot expert - Kill 5 enemies in a row with head shots. Easy enough, just make sure the shot that kills your enemy is a headshot with any gun 5 times in a row at any point in the game. 20 skill points is your prize, enjoy =) . ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Twenty-two ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ 10 Headshots - Kill 10 enemies with a headshot. Self explanatory really, yields you a pathetic 5 skill points wahooooooo xD! ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Twenty-three ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ 30 Headshots - Kill 30 enemies with a headshot. Exactly the same as the above except you now get, wait for it......10 skill points!!! x( In all fairness these are piss easy tasks. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Twenty-four ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ 100 Headshots - Kill 100 enemies with... you guessed it, headshots, maybe you should be the one doing this faq? What it says on the tin is whats for dinner kids, now shut up! ;+) You get an amazing 30 skill points for doing this extremely easy task oh and did I metion the earlier two medals count towards this milestone? ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Twenty-five ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Dyno-Might! Kill 3 enemies with one explosion. You will probably end up doing this by accident like I first did as this medal only requires you to do it once. Just look out for groups of baddies and let the sparks fly. 10 skill points are yours for this. Oh and if you have the grenade laucher this is even easier as timing is taken out of the equation. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Twenty-six ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Elite Dyno-Might! Kill 3 enemies with one explosion 5 times. In my complete humble and honest opinion, this is one of if not the hardest medal in the game unless you know how to do it right. It no longer relies on luck like the above medal but skill and a keen eye. Now the best place to pull this off is on chapter 4 just before you find the plane with your map in (the plane you were once piloting). You will notice as you approach the scene that there are a group of enemies crowded together just under the tree that the plane had a dissagreement with and a further enemy will be coming down a rope to group up with the other guys. Now the trick is to position yourself behind one of the concrete blocks and equip a grenade, aim for the group and make sure you have the correct distance and height otherwise you will only hit one of them. After perfecting your aim wait approximately 1.5 secs after the guy coming down the rope has landed on the ground and throw the grenade at the group to watch the fireworks. If you don't kill 3 just get killed to restart at that exact position and retry. And if you do kill 3? get killed anyway and repeat the process until this 'tittingly-annoying' medal is yours to enjoy. This is taking advantage of the trick I explained with medal Seventeen. The two most important things to remember about doing it this way (which is the easiest way I have come across) is 1. aiming and timing your throw right and standing in good position helps as well, not that you have many options in that department and 2. Make sure that the wandering guard doesn't see you (he will be to your left if you have followed what I have said), you will quickly begin to despise this prick as he spots you which messes up your plan more often than he doesn't but the key is to not give up and keep going until you earn that medal and then you can enjoy every moment of blowing that guard into little tiny pieces! Your reward for this headache enducing medal is 30 skill points. I got this medal on 'Crushing' difficulty but never the less this medal is a real pain in the ass and I recommed you achieve it on the easiest setting you intend to complete the game on. Again if you have the grenade laucher this is easier as timing is taken out of the equation like before. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Twenty-seven ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Run and gunner - Kill 20 enemies without aiming (don't hold L1) i.e. shooting from the hip. This isn't the easiest nor the hardest medal, it just depends on what your comfortable with. Me personaly? I prefere to aim so this medal was a bit of an irritaion for me but for someone who likes to go in all guns blazing and loves to burn mags like no ones business will get this medal in no time. You can either shoot blindly from cover or while standing/moving around the area, just make sure that the enemy you wanna shoot is somewhere near the centre of the screen as thats where Nate shoots and where the reticle appears when you do use it. 10 Points is the goods that come with this shiny medal. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Twenty-eight ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Hangman - Kill ten enemies with your pistol weapon while hanging from a ledge of some sort. This is as fun as it is easy to get and can be achieved as you progres throughout the whole game on anything that you hang from e.g. walls, broken floors and huge coffins. 10 skill points is yours for the taking with this medal. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Twenty-nine ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Grenade hangman - Kill ten enemies with grenades. Just like above but slightly harder as aiming with the grenades adds to the challenge, still this shouldn't pose to much trouble once you get the hang of it. Again 10 skill points is the prize. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Thirty ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Survivor - Kill 50 enemies in a row without dying x( . Easier than it sounds, I achieved this on my first play through (Normal difficulty) and it was near the end just as I got out of the tunnels with all the crazed spaniards. This is just down to not being stupid and waiting for Nate to heal when the screen starts to go black and white and the beefy 50 skill points reward will be yours. I recommend the easier settings for obvious reasons. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Thirty-one ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Kill 50 enemies with the PM 9mm. Do I even need to comment on this one? Thought not, 10 skill points for this one just like all the other weapon medals below. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Thirty-two ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Kill 50 enemies with the 92FS 9mm. Pretty easy to do as soon as it becomes available. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Thirty-three ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Kill 50 enemies with the Micro 9mm. This weapon doesn't appear as often as some so grab it and use if as often as you can if your going for this medal. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Thirty-four ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Kill 20 enemies with the Wes 44. Seeing as this weapon is a shotgun with range, a lot of people will use it so getting this medal should be no problem. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Thirty-five ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Kill 20 enemies with the Desert 5. Same as above but better and easier. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Thirty-six ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Kill 30 enemies with the MP40. You only this gun during the section with the freaks below and I recommend you use this against them only, to both stay alive and get the medal. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Thirty-seven ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Kill 50 enemies with the AK47. Almost as easy as PM 9mm because its almost as common, should pose no problem. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Thirty-eight ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Kill 50 enemies with the M4. Again an awesome gun that you get a lot and should be using often, another easy one. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Thirty-nine ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Kill 30 enemies with the Dragon sniper. One of the more difficult weapon medals caused by its rarity, you may get it on your first play through but more likly on your second. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Forty ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Kill 50 enemies with the Moss 12. You get this gun mostly at the beginning of the game and may get neglected for the AK47 so getting this medal can be more of an annoyance than a challenge. But with some dedication towards getting this medal its a breeze. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Forty-one ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Kill 50 enemies with the SAS 12. You have no choice but to use this at the end of the story which will add to the count but even without that this should still be easy to get with some patience, just like the Moss. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Forty-two ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Kill 30 enemies with the M79. This is easily the hardest weapon medal, again caused by the the rarity of it and it may take 3 play throughs (like it did with me) to get it. Naturally if you happen to kill loads of baddies with each explosion your gonna get it quicker, but still it will take a while. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Forty-three ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Kill 20 enemies with the MK NDI Grenades. This is easy as long as you use your grenades often and properly. Seeing as these little devices are very common and effective you should achieve this with ease. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Forty-four ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Charted! Easy Just complete the game on easy. I'll let you in on a secret, its easy shhhhh! 30 Skill points ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Forty-five ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Charted! Normal Complete the game on Normal to unlock this and the easier difficulty medal i.e. easy. You get 70 points for normal. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Forty-six ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Charted! Hard Again just beat the game on hard to unlock this and previous difficulty medals, 100 points is you reward. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Medal Forty-seven ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Charted! Crushing What ever you do don't underestimate this difficulty as I did. When it says crushing it means crushing! 3 shots can waste you so your weaker, the enemies are stronger and every other little thing such as weapon effectiveness has been altered to be more realistic and challenging. This is the true Uncharted experience, and one any fan or perfectionist (I fall into both catergories there :-p ) should experience. Also its worth mentioning that you can't use any rewards that you have unlocked on this setting until you have completed it once unlike the other difficulties. Your prize for this slog of a challenge is 150 skill points, now wasn't that worth it? No?...fair enough =) Jeeze they took awhile, but I can see it helping a lot of people so its a good job done well, enjoy. *********************** 4.04 Rewards and cheats *********************** ¬¬¬¬¬¬ Cheats ¬¬¬¬¬¬ At time of print there are 5 known cheat codes for Uncharted and to enter them go into the rewards menu during play and go into the corresponding section e.g. Baseball T-Shirt cheat would have to be entered in the 'heroes' clothing section. The cheats are as follows: 1. Times up cutscene - Enter in the making a cutscene section: L1, Right, Square, Down, Left, /\, R1, Up 2. Grave robbing cutscene - Enter in the making a cutscene section: Left, R2, Right, Up, L2, /\, Square, Down 3. Bonus 1 - Enter in concept art: L2, Right, Up, Square, Left, /\, R1, Down 4. Bonus 2 - Enter in concept art: Square, L1, Right, Left, Down, R2, /\, Up 5. Baseball T-Shirt - Enter at the costume select screen: Left, Right, Down, Up, /\, R1, L1, Square ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Rewards ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ One of the best parts of this game is the amount of rewards and bonuses you can unlock by doing certain tasks, some easy and some not so easy. If you want to know what the rewards are and what ones you have unlocked then just go into the rewards menu during play and see whats up for grabs, it will also tell you what you have to do to unlock each goodie if you have no already done so. The rewards are the main reason to replay the game and the video and concept extras just add even more replayability to the time you spend on the game. The rewards as briefly mentioned range from making of vids, concept art, production pics and trailers. Those are the ones that you use out of gameplay which give you a great insight into the Naughty Dog team and all the time and effort that went into making this brilliant game and I recommend you watch them. The other rewards are the ones that affect gameplay in many different ways. These consist of weapon selection, different skins and costumes to play as, unlimited ammo, one shot kills and modes that change the apperance of the game and scenery. I will outline a few here just in case anyone needs to know more about them. |Weapon selection| - Once unlocked this menu lets you choose any pistol type weapon, rifle type weapon and up to 4 grenades (make sure you press the grenade one as many times to the number of grenades you want i.e. for 3 grenades you would press 3 times). Different weapons require different number of medal points to unlock, with the more devastating weapons requiring more points. When you unlock every single weapon and combine this with unlimited ammo you basically become an invincible one-man army 8). You can combine any weapons of your choice to make your favourite combination. If you want any info on the weapons just refere to over-complicated weapon guide at the top of the faq. Some good weapon combos in my opinion and experience of playing the game are as follows: For incredible power and to become a juggernaut go with: M79 Grenade launcher, Eddy's golden gun and 4 grenades. If speed is the name of the game then you will need: M4, Micro uzi 9mm and 1 grenade. If your Mr all-rounder then you will want these: 92FS 9mm, M4 and 4 grenades. If you like it big, loud and brash then this is the ticket for you: Desert 5, SAS 12 shotgun and 4 grenades. If sniping is your 'thang' then these should do you well: Dragon sniper, 92FS 9mm and 2 grenades. For a western gun fest then this lot will please: Wess 44, Moss 12 shotgun and 0 grenades. For a real jungle feel and to make the game come alive even more then you should look no further than: PM 9mm, AK47 and 3 grenades. If 'goldy oldy' guns are for you then so are these: MP40, Wess 44 and 2 grenades. And for a challenge, then this has to be the way to go: PM 9mm, Moss 12 and 1 grenade. I'm Mr all-rounder me =) plus those two are my favourite guns, which helps a lot! |Costumes and skins| - There is quite a lot of new looks Nate can unlock, some good others not so good. My personal favourite is the Naughty Dog one, you unlock it early on, it actually doesn't look out of place like a lot of the others and it just looks so cool, a nice upgrade from the plain top. Other goodens are the Baseball T-Shirt, original and cartoon Drake. I like the more realistic and groovy looking cloths rather than the humerous and just plain odd skins, wetsuit anyone? No? Thought so! I also find some of the other character skins annoying becasue your pistol looks so odd and out of place :( . But I'm just nit-picking here as there only meant for humour and to add replayability, or for anyone that had a dying urge to play as the sexy Elena Fisher? You god damn hormonal teenagers ;-D. I might as well list all the skins and costums you can get below: Original - The plain yet cool white top that you start off with, its accompanied by a nice pair of blue jeans. Also comes with travelers boots and a neckless just like the other 3 below. Naughty Dog - An awesomely designed T-shirt for Nate with the smart yet casual looking jeans. Baseball T-Shirt - Another cool top that was used in the game trailers, again with jeans, you have to put in the cheat code to get this. Cartoon Drake - A funny designe thats made Drake look like many typical comic characters i.e. tiny legs with an over built, muscular upper body and huge Sideshow Bob feet. Wetsuit Drake - The wetsuit that you wear in chapter 1, notice the Ottsel logo on the top? Its a reference to the Jak and Dexter games created by Naughty Dog also. Doughnut Drake - The last thing you will unlock and its for pure comical value alone, I'll let you work it out ;-) Victor Sullivan - You get to be chain smoking Victor in his green shirt. Elena Fisher - You get to be Elena with her burgundy/purple top, video camera sold separately. Pirate - You become one of the pirates you are always killing, has a yellow vest, is bald and wears chains around his neck. Mercenary - Like the pirate you become one of the enemies you face later on in the game, he's threaded out in green combat gear and has all the accessories you'd expect from a hired soldier. Eddy Raja - Wow how cool is this! You get to be Eddy, awesome! Gabriel Roman - For those who like this smooth talking geezer then heres your chance to be him, you turn into Gabe from the story. Atoq Navarro - If you want to get in touch with your dark side, playing as this asshole is a start. You get to be Navarro from the cutscenes. |Visual changes and effects| - Another feature ND have added in the rewards is the ability to change the way the game looks and feels, some even to the extent of seeming like a completely different game. These range from turning the scenery the other way round to changing the colour of the adventure. I will list each on, its effects and where to find it below: Fast motion - Basically what it says on the tin. It makes Nate and his every movment faster to seem like hes super human. This is found on the main rewards screen and can be turned on or off. Slow motion - Again self explanatory, everything goes in slow mo. Since films like The Matrix and games like Max Payne every gaming comapany has used slow motion/bullet time in some shape or form and this is ND's take on it and a good one at that. This is also found on the main rewards screen and can be turned on or off. Super slow motion - Just like the above but slower for even more precise and cool actions. Again on the main rewards screen and is either on or off. Mirror world - This is an awesome feature and can make you feel like your playing a completely different game. All it does is turn the world from left to right, so everything that was on the left is on the right and vice versa. I've yet to complete a play through on this mode but will be doing in the future. Same place as the above 3 and you can have it one or off. Flip world - This is just like mirror world except it changes frrom left to right everytime you die. So the world is always changing instead of being in just one position/mode, of course this varies on how much you die but your bound to die at least 10+ times throughout the game. Find this gem on the main rewards screen and have it either on or off. Render modes - There are 3 of these options and they have their own sub section in the rewards menu, they change the colour of the game world and gives you another flavour to this already beautiful enviroment. They are: Black and white - This just turns everyting black and white like an old movie or clip. A lot of people find black and white stands out and gives visual images a different feel. To experience this just go into the menu and turn it on. Sepia tint - This as it sounds has a very sandy/desert like feel and look. It presents everything to you in a sandy/brown colour like you see in egypt and tombs, suits the game well and can be easily turned on or off. Next gen filter - This is the last one and it seems to take away all the high detail and picture quality of a next gen title. The result is a blurred like figment that covers the whole screen and seems to be designed to show you what effect next gen picture quality has had. Maybe this is to show what it would of looked like on a PS2 with all the compressing they would of had to have done? I'm honestly not sure but never the less if anyone wants to play the game while seeming drunk then this is the mode for you. |Other rewards| - The only other rewards worth metioning here are: Unlimited ammo - This gives you...can you guess it? Unlimited ammo! A gold star for you xD. I actually like this cheat and thats rare as I usually hate unlimited ammo cheats but there is two reasons why this one is good, 1. You need it if you want any good use out most of the weapons you can unlock in the rewards menu and 2. You still have to reload you clip/shells. I hate it when an infinite ammo cheat takes away the ability to reload and in a game this realistic and good looking (yes, even the reloads are groovy) doing that would, in my mind, take away some of the enjoyment. You may think this is petty but we all have these little niggly things that we like about games, and being able to see reloads is one of mine. One hit kills - Don't like this at all as it takes away the challenge and all the fun of the game. It does exactly what it says and that isn't a good thing. I can understand that some people may enjoy walkiing around with this on and killing everything that moves while feeling like a god but the truth is your not as this is, in my opinion, cheating without good cause. I suppose if there was one enemy that really pissed you off you can now go and get your revenge ;+) but saying that just using the grenade launcher from the rewards menu would do the same thing but be more satisfying so hmm :/ . Anyway thought it was worth mentioning as this is one of the biggest rewards you earn, but I just don't like it, thats not to say you shouldn't as well! Hell, knock yourself out with it if you want =). ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ******************************************** 5.01 My review of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune ******************************************** Well you've heard me praise the game many times throughout the guide so I thought to sum everything up I'd write my own take on this game in the shape of a review, enjoy oh and I'll let you lot know when I get the emails from IGN.com begging me to come work for them 8*p . Gameplay: 9.2/10 - So much fun and excitment whether your finding well hidden treasure, killing pirates with awesome guns, enjoying the excellent narative, lapping up the short but oh so sweet vehicle sections, admiring Naughty Dogs magic touch that runs throughout the game or even starring in amazment at the beautiful scenery, this is one enjoyable thrill ride all the way to the end. One of if not the best explorer/adventure games that even rivals the ever loved Tomb Raider series, never before has running around what seems empty tombs and exotic jungles been so much fun. Presentation: 9.8/10 - As soon as you put this in the disk slot and it starts up you know this is something special and unique just from the presentation alone. ND always like to make a real showcase on the Playstation their dealing with, they did with the PS1 i.e. Crash Bandicoot and PS2 i.e. Jak and Dexter, and they have done it again with this game on the PS3. The sheer detail they have put into this masterpiece is just admirable and I'm not just talking about the graphics here, I mean every little detail. The way Nate's shirt creases as he moves, how the sun effects your view, the characters moving so naturally and fludily just adds to the experience, and the water, oh the water... OH THE WATER! If you have seen the water effects in this game you will know exactly what I'm talking about, not only does it look and feel like water during play but it even wets Nate wherever the water got. Meaning if only 5 inches up Nates jeans does the water reach while your walking in the river or waterfall then only 5 inches up will his jeans get wet! And it dries naturally over time, with the help from the scorchingly hot jungle. Now its little perfected features like that which makes a game so special and pure, adulterated eye-candy. Not only does the water effects have that amazing string to its bow, but its also how the water actually has a bottom (under the waters surface, the ground the water is lying on) and it reflects light realistically as well. Overall the water is even more beautiful than the jungle scenary, that, comes alive as your play, you actual feel like your in a real life jungle or tomb. If you want to know how much effort ND actually put into the detail of the game just watch the making of vids in the extras menu and see for yourself. Graphics: 10/10 - This was an easy one, put simply the most gorgeous visuals I have seen in a game to date, scraping ahead of Gears of war and Devil may cry 4. Its obvious Naughty Dog have spent a lot of time and effort to make this look as pretty as it could like they always go for when making a new series on Sony's latest toy. And I have to say they have succeeded brilliantly and should once again be pround of themselfs. This is a testiment to the PS3's power and has thankfully silenced all skeptics about the consoles abilities and difficulties, and this is just the beginning, I can't wait to see what their gonna pull out of the hat with the Uncharted sequels :-). Sound: 9.9/10 - Almost perfect, not only is the music unique and not something you hear in every game but it actually sounds great and suits the settings its in. Again if you watch the making of vids you will find out that ND wanted to use instruments that arn't used very often to create a fresh and rare gaming experience, and again they have succeeded, no surprise there then =) . As for the sound effects well whether its the gunfire, reload sounds, atmospheric noises or Nate's footsteps the sound effects are top notch, which makes the game even more of a joy to play. And finally the voice acting is equal if not surpasses any Hollywood flick which helps the narrative flow easily. Overall the audio of this game is worthy of an oscar or two. Story: 9.2/10 - An addictive story thats grabs your attention straight away. It roots from someone we all know, Sir Francis Drake, and expands on that concept to come up with a cracking good story that is worth the price tag alone. A big mix of state of the art graphics, top audio and the blood, sweat, tears, dedication and imaginations of ND and you got yourself one of the best stories on the current gen games. Its not predictable or cliqued even with the addition of scary yet believable mosters and the well written and acted characters are just the cherry on the cake. All this just works brilliantly with the surroundings and scenary of the game. To summerise, not the very best story in gaming history but not far off either! Realism 8.8/10 - On the hardest difficulty you get pretty much as realistic as they come. Nate isn't super human and although he can do some really amazing stuff its not out of human capabilities, just! He can stumble and make mistakes, he can't just walk into a crowd of fully armed enemies and come out breathing and he has emotion, a sense of humor and a personality because he's human and the game lets you know this all the way through the story. Your surroundings are as real as real video games come and your arsenal as fully described above is pretty much spot on. Overall and even with the mutated spaniards (which you never know if thats possible or not, go and find El Dorado and let me know!?!) it was the realism that I noticed pretty much straight away, so yeah its up there with all the other highly realistic games. Replayability 8.5/10 - The sheer fun and excitment of this game will have you playing it through multiple times. Add time to admire the beauty of the game, all the treasure, medals and rewards to collect and then play through again with all the goodies you unlocked, your talking about quite a lot of replay value, plus, its a PS3 must have! The actual story should only take about 6-10 hours depending on your skill and difficulty level chosen but your bound to want to play it at least one more time so I can safely say this one is worth your dough. Overall: 9.2/10 - All those top scores add up to an outstanding overall score for Uncharted and it deserves every digit in that rating. This is easily one of the PS3's must haves and I'm glad to say that something this entertaining has shown us the muscle power Sony's little gem has under the hood. I have a feeling this will soon become the benchmark that PS3 games are set at and I don't just mean the future Uncharted titles I mean all PS3 titles. I'm saying all this because if a game can set standards for a console and throw it into the gaming worlds face and say "Hey! This is what I can do, now enjoy!" it has to be a major game that is equally enjoyable just like Gears of War was for the X-Box 360. I really don't know what else to say as I'll just feel like I'm repeating myself but I will repeat this, GET UNCHARTED: DRAKE'S FORTUNE, AWESOME IS AN UNDERSTATMENT! <---- take note, those are wise words. ********************* 5.02 Closing comments ********************* I guess this is when everyone comes up to me and kisses me on the hand and lets me know how great me and this guide is?! Well I hate to burst your bubble, but I know, its ok, now calm down and get off my damn hand ;*p . No but seriously I hope you enjoyed this guide as much as I enjoyed writing it and got some useful info from it, hell even if its just convinced you to go out and buy the game I'm happy =). Before I finish this up I'd like to thank a few people below, because without these people this guide wouldn't be possible: First and foremost my mother for giving birth to such a gorgeous and intelligent child like me, the creator of this guide :) My nan and grandad for bringing me up and turning me into the man I've become edit: still in the process of becoming >p Britain for just being Britain and not giving a shit! Sony for creating such a wonderful and useful piece of kit known as the Playstation 1, 2 and king of the lot, 3. Naughty Dog who I have personaly thanked but will thank here as well for making excellent and highly entertaining games throughout their career and for sticking with Sony even after all these years. Its now paying off for them as Sony now owns them and helps them with every step of making their games. My nan who had to put up with the pain of me typing this long faq right next to her, poor poor nan eh? Gamefaqs.com for hosting this masterpiece that your currently reading, yes you! And finally anyone and everyone else who has influenced me in the way I live my life and do tasks, including this guide, hence the acknowledgment. Oh and Rockstar for making the Grand Theft Autos, gotta love the GTA's =). ***************** 5.03 Contact Info ***************** If you want to ask me anything about this game, comment on my guide or are just feeling lonely my email address is at the top of the guide. I'll get back to you asap as long its reasonable i.e. no pointless moaning, flaming, spamming or just being an asshole. But please don't let that put you off I like socialising whether its in person or to a keyboard :) so if you wanna ask me something then just drop me a line. ********************** 5.04 Legal mumbo jumbo ********************** This document is Copyright 2008 Christopher Lane and if you use it without my permission and don't give me credit I will track you down, stab you repeatedly in the eye with a ruler and drown you in a bucket of marshmallows!!! Truthfully, I honestly don't give a damn what you do with this guide as I did it for my personal enjoyment and to help anyone who wants it. But please if you want to use my guide for something an email to ask for my permission would be nice as I can pretty much guarantee I'll let you use it for your website or whatever else your planning. Oh and credit where credit is due maybe? Naturally Gamefaqs have my permission to host it.