Uncharted 4: A Thief's End - PlayStation 4

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4832 out of 4885)

Product Details


  • Developer: Naughty Dog
  • Publisher: Sony
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Genre: Action and Adventure
  • Release Date: 05/10/2016

Synopsis


Several years after his last adventure, retired fortune hunter, Nathan Drake, is forced back into the world of thieves. With the stakes much more personal, Drake embarks on a globe-trotting journey in pursuit of a historical conspiracy behind a fabled pirate treasure. His greatest adventure will test his physical limits, his resolve, and ultimately what he's willing to sacrifice to save the ones he loves.

Features


Set three years after the events of UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception, Nathan Drake has presumably left the world of fortune hunting behind.

However, it doesn’t take long for adventure to come calling when Drake’s brother, Sam, resurfaces seeking his help to save his own life and offering an adventure Drake can’t resist.

Enjoy the latest chapter in the Uncharted series — Uncharted 4: A Thief's End — a dynamic RPG packed with action.

Play as Nathan Drake, a retired fortune hunter, who's forced back into the world of thieves — but this time the stakes are much more personal.

Jump into the captivating storyline, which takes place several years after Nathan Drake's last adventure.

Embark on a globe-trotting journey in pursuit of a historical conspiracy behind a fabled pirate treasure.

Take on your greatest adventure yet as you test your physical limits, resolve and ultimately what you're willing to sacrifice to save the ones you love.

For 1 player or multiplayer over Internet



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4.8
99%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A Great Swan Song For Uncharted-40 Year Old Gamer

    Posted
    jermus
    • Top 50 ContributorTop 50 Contributor

    I preordered this game about a month ago, seeing as I liked playing the last 3 games and found them to be pretty enjoyable. I remembering seeing Drakes Fortune back when it was coming out in 2007, I was pretty stoked back then. I was going on 32, now I'm 40. So no this isn't some child reviewing the game after just playing a little and spouting out a few words. So I played the first and though, yeah it's not bad.. I liked 2 a little better and 3 even better than that I think because of it's shorter length, and the fact you play as a team. Yes I know many favor 2, and will think I'm insane, but that's what I felt about them. Also I liked the Jason Stathamesct'/Charlie Cutter character a lot. Well other than the beautiful scenery, and incredible character models not a lot has changed here. It's the same old Drake being drawn out of retirement after being married to the games blonde sweetheart Elena. Now he's fishing out old cargo from the bottom of the rivers. playing with toy guns and shooting at cardboard cutouts attached to string. And playing Crash Bandicoot, for more fun. Though his longing for adventure continues in his head. I think most have played it, and/or watched Twitch and Youtube videos, so some spoilers aren't going to kill anything. After his brother Sam takes off in the beginning, you are thrown into a prison fight scene. This shows off the much improved controls (somewhat), and the many quicktime events that you'll be using through the game. A tutorial of sorts. Then you get a little practice for climbing, when one of the guards let's you out. You go to an old castle, where you find an old Crucifix. After this the game goes kind of slow. The only real "shooting" action being the short boat scene I forgot to mention(at the beginning) with very little gunplay, and then you play as Sam when he returns to tell you why he's been "playing dead" for the last 15 years. That's about as far as I'll go with the story. Speaking of gunplay, you have the option to turn autolock on/or off. For new players I recommend on, since aiming, and shooting were never Uncharteds strong suit. Though in general as I said it has improved. Later in the game guys are as many say "bullet sponges" and do take a little more time to kill, unless you land that great head shot. Which is fairly easy. So instead of going through the whole game piece by piece, I'll just list, what I think are the strengths and weaknesses. Instead of pros and cons. Which is really one and the same. STRENGHS - Amazing graphics, though in some areas, especially scene one they seem slightly downgraded, compared to some of the other beautiful landscapes. I still think Ryse Son Of Rome (Crytek are still graphical masters), The Order 1886, Rise Of The Tomb Raider (a favorite of mine), Rachet and Clank, Assassins Creed Unity (yeah bad but beautiful), and Quantum Break still stack up pretty nicely against this. Though things here may be slightly more crisp, as Naughty Dog has had PLENTY of years to get it right. -The action motion capture cutscenes look amazing, not just prerendered and recorded as in the past. The only thing I've seen as good are the games mentioned above. Especially The Order, and Rise Of The TR. Uncharted takes the cake on this one though. Facial muscles, sweat, clothing effects etc. All look great - I think the length is just right, I skipped a few movie parts because I got the gist of them, so it clocked in at about 11 hours or so for me, that's on easy. But I really have no interest in playing through the game again. Maybe in another 6 months? Definitely didn't buy it for multiplayer, as most wouldn't. And the fact mines digital, I can go back whenever I like. - The new stealth feature, and being able to "see/sense" you're enemies around you (outlined in yellow) is a welcome change here. Borrowed heavily from Assassins Creed Black Flag. Which is great. WEAKNESSES - Gunplay, and combat while improved still aren't really as smooth as I thought they would be. But some amazing physics are used during battle that make it very cool. So this is only somewhat of a weakness. The main thing is I don't think there is enough fighting, not nearly as much as the first two games. Though I think Naughty Dog were going for a more movie like presentation here, than just a sandbox shooter. - Very little exploration. Compared to RIse Of The TR (Yes I know it's a sin to mention the "RIVAL"), but this game is actually pretty linear, and it's very easy to figure out where to go. And the puzzles are basically just trial and error. Nothing that you will need a guide for, or to look up on youtube. In previous games I got stuck in certain areas, in this one, not once. NOTE-This is NOT an open world game. It has set pieces, and while it's bigger than the games before it, don't think you'll be playing The Witcher 3 or Just Cause 2/3 here. Though that would have been great. But it's not that type of game. - No upgrade system, something Uncharted has never had. Still picking up random weapons, throwing them down, and grabbing ammo. Though it's done much better this time around. Not nearly as clumsy as the first 3. - There is a bit of screen tearing, even with the patch. My version was a pre-ordered digital download. Which clocked in at about 48 gigs or so. Though I have a 50mb connection with 150mb blast, so this wasn't an issue (speed wise). Also the motion blur is pretty intense, I didn't really mind it in most cases, but in some areas it's a bit distracting. Only a few small areas of lag. Which is great for a game with this much graphical prowess. - The Story is good, not great. Helping Nathan's brother Sam get an ancient Pirate Treasure to save his live while clever, isn't really that original. At it's core it's the characters, how they feel about each other, the task at hand, and the reactions they have are really amazing. So in some ways you may be reminded of Heavy Rain and Until Dawn, with much more action and adventure. But still a lot of triangles and circles popping up on the screen. I would say this is in between a weakness and a strength. So is the game good? Yes of course, it's Uncharted. Is it GOTY material, no. Though it may get it because of all the stellar reviews, and the fact most of the great games seem to be coming out in 2017. I think Naughty Dog have made one of the best sequels you'll ever get. Though I thought the end of the third was it. And never expected it to continue. Since I'm a casual gamer anyway, I wasn't concerned. Casual meaning I only usually play games I think/or know I'll like, and don't try out many new franchise. Though I have tried a few this gen. So yes the game is fun, and it's probably the best in the series because of it's eye candy. And the controls are much better this time around. I just think it lacks the classic feel the other games had. The Train Scene is unparallelled, along with a few others, like the escape sequence in 3. Where Drake and Sully are escaping the burning old burning mansion as it collapses around them. The intense sequences in this game are good, but to me not that memorable. I guess because I was kind of expecting it after all these years. The Clock Tower area is by far the best in this game. I know my review seems long winded, but this is just what I took in from playing through the game. And about the only other Exclusive I was looking forward to. I think Gears 4 is about the only other one, since I'm older, I just don't have the time or patience, to sit through a lot of games. But this was worth it. Though it has it's flaws it's still a good game. As some folks mentioned, yes there is a LOT of climbing, maybe a bit to much in some aspects. But using the new rope/hook is actually very easy, and pretty fun. All of these games owe/pay homage to Indiana Jones, from back in the day. For those who never played it back in 2003, if you can find it, play Indiana Jones And The Emperors Tomb, still a great game. That holds true to the movies. Though you'll scouf at dated graphics, it's still a blast. So for all players of Uncharted, enjoy. For the new players you may want to go back and revisit, or replay the other games to get the maximum enjoyment of this one. Hats off to Naughty Dog, they did a great job here. But I'd still like another Crash Bandicoot to be honest. I think many would agree with me. I love these types of games, but I also love old school. Rachet and Clank were ok for me, but never really my style. And well personally, I didn't care for The Last Of Us. So goodbye Uncharted. It's been a fun ride. And let's hope Naughty Dog has some new fresh franchise up it's sleeve, for the future. NOTE:I give it a 3.5, though Best Buy won't seem to ever let us do halves. Also be respectful, and don't troll a 40 year old guy. Especially you kids who have nothing better to do than sit and criticize people for not praising it like the second coming of The Lord. Or who have never even played it. It's just a game, remember that. Thanks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Game

    Posted
    Proponent
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    This one is a MUST OWN collectible for any PS4 owner. A true demonstration in the system's prowess. Now, my BestBuy review gives it 5 stars but halves don't seem to be an option, I actually rate this game the highest possible super 9/10. Its excellent, its just not perfect or just quite what it could be. The story is a heart warming tale of brothers and thieves, with Drake's older brother always looking out for him since they were kids, just the two of them against the world. However, without mention of him in previous titles, and without further story cinematics in this game focusing on their bond, a lot gets lost in translation leaving some of the plot moments a bit deflated. In that aspect, some of it comes off a bit rushed to me and even somewhat tacked on, in moments. The story needed a bit more for better pacing and flow, something they nailed in The Last Of Us. This game does offer two chapters exploring this relationship, but with the events early in the game unfold, I felt some further cinematic story and life progression growing up together should have been shown and was desired, if even a small sped up CGI scene showing them coming of age in life together all the way to adulthood and always staying close, before it drops us off in the action set up for big plot moments. The gameplay mechanics of Uncharted 4 are terrific, boasting the best climbing in the series to date, and probably in any title on the market. The gunplay is fine, good for third person, offering both auto aim and free aim options, as well as options to tweak the aim sensitivity. The guns this game gives you to play with are actually very good for a TPS as well, specifically a hand cannon that is basically a one shot kill on everything, and one of the auto rifles that just shreds. The rocket RPG is barrels of fun too. And the driving segments in this game, are just truly fun and refreshing, boasting some truly 'good times' moments. This game is a technical marvel showpiece graphically, bar none, boasting probably the best visuals on the console to date, or at least tied with The Order 1886 and Doom in terms of under the hood raw power and performance translating to jaw dropping visuals on screen. These are truly some Wow visuals. In terms of negatives, and why this isn't quite a 10 out of 10 per say, like I mentioned above, it lacked a bit of heart and soul in the realm of needing further writing to flesh out the story of Drake and Sam to really make it a heart melting tale. Although, what it does offer is still all excellent, it just left me desiring more in that area, and felt like it was over cut in editing. The third act of the game also felt like it needed something more dynamic to me in the gameplay department to keep it fresh and light, maybe some new paragliding mechanic sequence, and more comedic moments. All in all, I got the platinum trophy in this game and I highly recommend it. It also has some multiplayer for after the campaign, which as not much of an online pvp person myself, I found it fun for the short time I spent with the mode. Bottom line, Uncharted 4, if you have a PS4, go get it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    it's another amazing game from Naughty Dog

    Posted
    Oscar85Cedeno
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    Uncharted for pushes graphics to the limit. All I can say is, it's another amazing game from Naughty Dog. Naughty Dog has officially made themselves one of the top 3 best game developers out there, with their previous release, “The Last of Us”, and they continue to prove how special they are with “Uncharted 4 A Thief's End.” Uncharted 4 is the final game in the Uncharted series and it is the perfect way to end the series. Just be warned, that the game does start of very slow from chapter 3-9, but all the chapters 10-22 completely make up for it. The reason for the slow start is because Naughty Dog felt the need to show what main character Nathan Drake’s life is like after being a retired thief/treasure hunter for 3 years. I don’t mind them showing what his life is like, but it just felt overlong. While chapter 5 was pretty good, 6-9 feel pretty boring, due to the dull environment around you. But once you get to Madagascar in chapter 10, that's when the real adventure starts. There is a lot of driving around in chapter 10, but Naughty Dog made the perfect driving mechanics and due to how amazing Madagascar looks, and how amazing the graphics are, it's like an interactive movie. You don’t mind driving around for so long because seeing the the graphics, the environment and not only that but driving in the mud, just makes it a great experience. Everything boring about the previous chapter and the slow start will be forgotten because of how amazing the game is from chapter 10-22. And every time you end up shooting a wall and driving through some things, it always ends up falling down. Everything is destructible which adds to the fun. As with all previous games from Naughty Dog, voice acting is amazing, character animations are perfect, and honestly if it wasn’t for the slow start, the game could’ve been perfect. There is also multiplayer in the game. Multiplayer is really fun, but it can get boring after awhile, due to the fact that there aren’t many battle stages in the game. The fun comes from the variety of ways you can approach it such as climbing, swimming and using the rope to swing across places, and also purchasables like mystical items, you can call juggernauts to help you out, you can call snipers for help and all that makes it more fun. But the game really is lacking battle stages. There will be more stages in the future as well as co-op, but for now, it doesn’t have that. It’s obvious that the game’s strength is the single player, and it shows, because it has a great story, great character, amazing graphics and art design, and it is the perfect send off for the franchise and another home run from developer Naughty Dog. My final rating for “Uncharted 4 A Thief's End” is a 9/10. If it wasn’t for the slow start, the game would easily be a 10/10, but there is no doubt that this is a must buy if you have a PS4.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A fitting end to the series

    Posted
    9YearsOnLive
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    1. If you've never liked the Uncharted games and the way that they focus on scripted sequences and mostly linear gameplay, the fourth and supposedly final game isn't going to change your mind. 2. If you're new to the series I do suggest playing 1-3 first but this one does a decent enough job of setting the stage to the point that new players won't be lost, but they won't get the same emotional highs and lows that veterans of the series would. That being said, I found Uncharted 4 to be a fantastic game IF you know what you're getting into. The story saw a lot more focus and love and care this time around, the music is understated but great, and the visuals are some of the best on the PS4. The characters are more well-rounded and there's really excellent dialogue throughout. The gameplay is 50% climbing and world traversal, 20% walking and sightseeing and 30% combat. The gunplay feels tight and responsive, though some enemies towards the end are hilariously overpowered. The climbing is fun mostly thanks to the addition of the grappling hook, but in my opinion a lot of the climbing sections were incredibly dull. If it wasn't for the back and forth dialogue between characters I would have been totally bored. The visuals are excellent but aren't enough to make the climbing less of a chore. The game took me about 10 hours, and that's with some optional exploration during the longer chapters. There's multiplayer here but it feels like a lazy afterthought and doesn't have much longevity IMO. If you're a fan of the series I think you'll love this, if you're new to it then I still think it's worth checking out though it's not for everyone. I've only played through it once and I think I have a couple of re-plays left in me but I know that won't be the case for everyone. Overall it's an entertaining ride with an emotional story and exciting gameplay except during some climbing and puzzle sections. I definitely recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gaming Marvel!!!!! Thank You Naughty Dog :)

    Posted
    RajivV
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    "There must be a beginning of any great matter, but the continuing unto the end until it be thoroughly finished yields the true glory. --Sir Francis Drake, 1587" Naughty Dog .. Take a Bow.... One Word: Masterpiece Or Epic Or Classic. I am falling short of words to describe this game. The most satisfying games I have ever played after Uncharted 3 and Last of Us. Uncharted 4 excels in every department the Graphics(Stunning, surreal), Voice acting, Story Line, character development ,the Soundtrack(Henry Jackman you are awesome). The conversations between the characters, the back drop story line just fits in how Nathan became a Drake. The characters are so believable not just in appearance, but also in depth. Which is what makes this game so close to everyones heart. The only down side of "A Thief's End" is bidding a tearful farewell to the most loved character ever on a gaming console. We will Miss you Nate. Thank you Naughty Dog for raising the bar again and again. You are your own competition and no other gaming studio comes close to you in delivering the most amazing games I have ever played or will play. Be it Uncharted 2 , 3 or Last of Us. You have been immense. I am not sure if I can play any other game with the amount of excitement and fervor with which I played this game. Hats off to the effort!!!! *****Spoiler Alert******** To perfectly sum up my feeling after I finished the game, there is a conversation between Sam and Nate where they discuss about their feeling of "Emptiness" after every treasure hunt. Yes thats how I feel after such an amazing experience this game have given me over the years, I am not sure what to do next. I feel empty without Uncharted and Nathan Drake. This game is worth every buck and every second you spend on it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Game on PS4

    Posted
    JHoov714
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    Love the characters, love the humor. The story is intriguing and has a good setup. Then, things get a little too goose chase and Nate in particular starts making dumb moves. Artificial conflict created for the sake of it. Tisk tisk Naughty Dog, I thought you were better than that. The driving segments were a visual spectacle but that Jeep handled terribly and I died so many times. 10-20 times at least. How frustrating. There are also some silly combat sections in the middle of nowhere, because... reasons? Then, finally, the game starts to redeem itself in a major way. I couldn't wait to play more and find out what happens. Some cool developments with Sam, the adventure stuff starts really picking up, things with Elena start happening, its all starts to gel. While some of the writing has been "get us there" with people acting out of character in order for this story to work, I've grown to accept it lol, because I love these guys. The entertainment value makes it worth it. When I finally finished the game, I was pleased by what I saw. What an incredible ending. I did not see any of that coming and it was actually really heartwarming emotional and good all around. What a unique epilogue, it was unexpected yet really fit the series somehow. TL;DR: While the story is a little "get us there" and the vehicle sections aren't great, the characters are fun as always and wraps up in a satisfying way. Great game!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A fitting end to a fantastic franchise

    Posted
    AMillsy
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    Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is a fantastic finish to one of the greatest franchises in video game history. As with the previous games in the series, you can expect phenomenal voice acting, gameplay and graphics. A typical play through will take you about 14-18 hours (longer if you try to collect all 100+ treasures). Having played through and loved the previous three installments in the series (with Uncharted 2 being my favorite of the series), I didn't want to say goodbye to the characters I've grown to love over the years. But the game comes to a conclusion that will satisfy longtime fans. And for trophy hunters, there is plenty of reason to go back and play through the game again at a higher difficulty. I'm definitely not an online multiplayer guy, but after spending a few hours with the multiplayer mode I can honestly say that it's a lot of fun. Do yourself a favor and pay through the trials (a multiplayer tutorial) to become familiar with the game play first. Then dive right into the online play. It's much more than just running and gunning - which is a good thing. They do a good job of matching you up with similarly-skilled players, so even if online play isn't your thing, you don't need to feel intimidated to try it. If you haven't played through any of the Uncharted games prior to this one, definitely grab the Nathan Drake Collection first and play through those prior to Uncharted 4 as it will give you a better appreciation for why Uncharted is one of gaming history's most beloved and acclaimed franchises.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Average game with gorgeous visuals

    Posted
    Joei
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    To start off with the positives, this game is absolutely beautiful. The locations and levels are usually nothing short of breathtaking. The character models are realistic and yet very game appropriate. The voice acting is top of the line and the story is pretty engaging, probably one of the better ones in the series considering the character development and interactions as well as the way the story unfolds. These are the elements that lend me to giving this game a high score. What almost made me make it 3/5, and would probably be lower if not for the previously mentioned attributes, is the gameplay. The combat and use of stealth is actually pretty good, but the core gameplay is pretty poor. The game, at least for the first 10 chapters, involves essentially running down linear paths and the utilization of a pretty poor climbing mechanic that is used far, far too often. The confrontations have been designed pretty well when they occur, but in between them it's running down a path, climb up a wall, jump side to side on the wall, swing with scripted set-up, and just, overall, be unchallenging and kind of boring. From a gameplay perspective, the only fun part is the combat since it uses some stealth and decent gun controls. I would recommend the game, but it is not without its faults.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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