The main reason Uncharted Drake’s Fortune was so popular was because of the action and adventure it gave to players. As people moved protagonist Nathan Drake through the game, levels would break up and begin to fall apart as he moved onto them, creating a sense of panic in player which had never been experienced before in last generations games. The combination of real life storytelling, combined with carefully researched myths made the first Uncharted game such a hit with players who considered themselves hard core gamers, as well as those who called themselves casual gamers.
The second release in the Uncharted series was Uncharted 2 Among Thieves, and was released. The game saw protagonist Nathan Drake return but in a bigger adventure that took him across the world, instead of restricting him to one island. The story was made to be much darker than that of Uncharted Drake’s Fortune, and even with two more releases having been made since that game, it is still considered to be the best of the series. The story took players from Italy to the Himalayas, and kept players guessing right up until the end sequence with true expertise in storytelling.
The third release for the Uncharted series was Uncharted 3 Drake’s Deception, and was released. The story was made to be even bigger than that of Uncharted Drake’s Fortune or Uncharted 2 Among Thieves, making it the most ambitious Uncharted game to date. Players were taken on an epic journey that showed them the more vulnerable side of their favorite protagonist, but even with the added hype of being the third game in a great series, it failed to beat Uncharted 2 Among Thieves in terms of popularity among gamers.
The Uncharted series made the jump to Playstation Vita in 2012 with Uncharted golden Abyss, a prequel to the original Uncharted game that showed players their protagonist hero as an inexperienced youngster on the trail of a great treasure. A further game was released to tie into this, Uncharted Fight For Fortune, but this was only a card based game that worked with a player’s progress in Uncharted Golden Abyss.
All in all the Uncharted series is the most popular for Playstation 3, and many hope it will continue onto the Playstation 4. Uncharted 4 has been hinted at by gaming publications for a long time, but many are still waiting for a conformation from Naughty Dog on whether they will be making such a game. One online news publication, Clipping Error, posted a release date and founded speculation over the new release, however it is still considered to be a game that will be for the PlayStation 4 if it is ever made.