PS4 Review: Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection

3 Remastered Games plus Access to Uncharted 4’s Multiplayer Beta…Need I say more?

We all knew it’d happen when The Last of Us Remastered emerged, we knew we’d get an Uncharted collection on PS4. What I didn’t expect was just how much detail they’d put into the remasters, it’s not just upscaled to 1080p but has updated textures that make it look like it always belonged on the system, putting in the beta for Uncharted 4’s multiplayer is just the icing on the cake.
What you also get is 3 separate trophy lists, one for each title. So you can get 3 Platinum trophies here, although it will take some time as each list has well over 50 individual trophies, in fact in total between them there are 166 trophies to earn. Well more than your usual fair share, now the game comes at a full price title…which may irritate you if you already have played the games before. However, when you see the level of detail gone into these remasters and the fact that it’s all on one disc, it’s hard not to be impressed with the value.

I cannot lie, I never played the first Uncharted until now. I know, shocking. I played 2 and 3 and even Golden Abyss on Vita, which is sadly missing from the collection. But seeing gameplay of the original and playing the remastered version showed just how much the game has come since then. Nathan Drake is the modern-day male equivalent of Lara Croft and best of all, the Nathan Drake Collection serves as a refresher to get you in the mood for the series’ most likely final entry “A Thief’s End”.
The game only contains each original single player campaign and has no multiplayer attached, which some might see as disappointing. I personally prefer the single player Uncharted anyway, so this isn’t a massive loss and since it does have multiplayer beta access, it’s hard to complain. What’s even better about it lacking multiplayer is that there are zero multiplayer trophies, that’s right….zero, none, zilch. For the record, I despise multiplayer trophies/achievements and was so relieved when I heard it wouldn’t have any.

The Verdict

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is a textbook guide on how to do proper remasters. It is amazing value for money, 3 groundbreaking games…166 trophies and a beta. What it might do as a side-effect is just remind us of how great these games are and that Uncharted 4 needs to live up to the hype established by the original 3.

Score: 9.5