Uncharted Games – From Worst To Best
3. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Of course with every series there is always a batch of games clearly superior to the rest, and with the Uncharted series it is definitely the latter three as Uncharted 2, 3, and 4 far surpass Drake’s Fortune and Golden Abyss. To be honest I think Uncharted 4 has the same number of flaws as Uncharted 3 does, but the reason I rank it lower is because the third game’s flaws have to do with its narrative, while the fourth and final game’s flaws are in its moment to moment gameplay experience.
And since we are ranking video games and not films or novels, – and as much as I love narratives in games – Uncharted 4 therefore has to be in an inferior position. A Thief’s End has quite possibly the greatest story told in games, but it faults in its lack of identity.
Uncharted 4 has zero ‘Uncharted’ set-pieces, an open campaign that messes with the stunning pacing found in the last two games, and, without spoiling anything, an ending that strays away from what Uncharted is.
And for those who don’t understand what I mean when I say it doesn’t have any ‘Uncharted’ set pieces, I can only point to the climactic moments of the series’ previous two titles to show what an ‘Uncharted set-piece’ is versus a set-piece in every other game.