Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (PS4)

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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 his greatest adventure in a globe-trotting journey in pursuit of a historical conspiracy behind a fabled pirate treasure. Every treasure has its cost and this adventure will test Drake's physical limits, his resolve, and ultimately what he's willing to sacrifice to save the ones he loves.

UNCHARTED 4: A Thief's End is the latest installment of the award winning UNCHARTED series from acclaimed developer Naughty Dog. Launching exclusively for the PlayStation® 4 system, A Thief's End delivers the most thrilling UNCHARTED adventure yet with new gameplay mechanics, larger, more open environments, and enhanced graphics and animations that showcase the power of the PS4 system.

Set three years after UNCHARTED 3: Drake's Deception, Nathan Drake has presumably left the world of fortune hunting behind. It doesn't take long for adventure to come calling when Drake's brother, Sam, resurfaces seeking his help and offering an adventure Drake can't resist. On the hunt for Captain Henry Avery's long-lost treasure, Sam and Drake set off to find Libertalia, the pirate utopia deep in Madagascar. UNCHARTED 4: A Thief's End takes players on a journey through jungle isles, urban cities and snow-capped peaks on the search for Avery's fortune.

Features:

  • Next-Gen Blockbuster Adventure: UNCHARTED 4 ushers in a more cinematic experience on the PS4 system with real-time cut scenes and new character animations to highlight Naughty Dog's signature storytelling.
  • Dynamic Gameplay: Evolved mechanics give players many fresh approaches to gameplay, including new rope and grappling mechanics, added climbing moves and equipment, and seamless fluidity between melee, stealth, and combat.
  • Expansive Environments: Varied and richly detailed environments open up with multiple navigation paths to encourage exploration. Gameplay and enemy AI strategically leverage the wider design and added verticality.
  • Drivable Vehicles: For the first time in UNCHARTED history, drive vehicles during gameplay to make big moments even more spectacular and interactive.
  • UNCHARTED Multiplayer: UNCHARTED 4 will continue to evolve the franchise's multiplayer experience on PS4.

Product Details

Barcode
711719847847
Department
Video Games
Released
9 May 2016
Type
Games
Platform
PlayStation 4
Edition
Standard Edition
Genre
Action/Adventure
Publisher
SCEE
Developer
Naughty Dog
Compatibility
PS4 Pro Support
PS4 Pro Enhanced
FPB
16
Review
SA Gamer
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E3 2014 Teaser Trailer
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Duration: 02:25
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E3 2015 Trailer
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Duration: 00:25
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Story Trailer
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Duration: 02:26
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Gameplay Trailer
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Duration: 00:35
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Supply Source
South Africa

Customer Reviews

Three words: Best. Game. Ever.

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I bought my PS4 especially for this game... If you enjoyed Uncharted 1, 2, & 3, then its only logical that you get the 4 installment, since it would be Drake's last adventure. Game has everything thats top notch - gameplay, graphics, dialogue, cinematics - I can go on. Listen, if I got my girlfriend (who hated me playing games) to start loving to play the PS4 just for Uncharted 4, then it says a lot. Buy it, steal it, do whatever. Just get this game.

Epic finale to the Nathan Drake story

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Uncharted 4 takes the amazing action set pieces and gameplay from the previous games and blends it with an emotional story and great characters to deliver probably the best entry in the entire series.
This game is a must buy if you own a Playstation 4. And if you don't, then this is the game that will let you take the leap into PS4 gaming.
Thrilling from start to end.

Awesome

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Such a awesome series. Enjoyed them all and will play it ads I and again. Lara crofts male counterpart. Insanely awesome

Excellent Final Entry in the Series

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As a long-time Uncharted and Naughty Dog fan, A Thief's End capped off the series beautifully and is easily one of the most gorgeous games ever put on console. Can't wait to see how amazing it will run on PS4 Pro too. :)

Overall fantastic writing and acting, with exceptionally high production values and presentation that will make your jaw drop.

Not the best in the series

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but still a fantastic entry, easily the best game I've played since The Last of Us.

Pros:
- Phenomenal graphics
- Satisfying end to the series
- Grappling hook!
- Nate's brother was pretty cool

Cons:
- Puzzles weren't that good or chalenging
- Too many slide sections
- Can't think of more lol

The multiplayer is pretty fantastic too.

Overall, I rate Uncharted 4 9/10.

Best PS4 game if not the best game of this generation

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This game has the story, the gameplay, the graphics (oh my word, the graphics <3) and 'dem feels'. It is without a doubt the best game you will play on PS4, if not the best game on any platform this generation.

Best PS4 game ever!

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This game is simply the best! There are a few new gameplay elements to the game in comparison to the previous games. The graphics is improved drastically. The story as with the previous games is educational and action packed. For those of us that want to feel nostalgic there's an awesome little Easter egg from our PS1 days!

If all you had in your bank account was R849, i would suggest you spend on this game. You will not regret it!

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Emotional nostalgia at it’s best

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Just a quick note before I start this review, it will contain no spoilers whatsoever and secondly I will write a second article relating the emotional aspect of the game which will contain spoilers. This review will purely focus on the games content which includes story, graphics, gameplay and sound. So now that I have that out of the way I have to admit something I am rather new to the franchise, I only recently completed the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection on Playstation 4. So I did not “grow up” with the franchise as many gamer’s have, rather I experienced the entire franchise within a span of a few months. Not that lessons the experience at all, as I got to experience in my mind one of the best action adventure franchises in video game history.

When I first popped in the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection disc and started playing the first game it blew my mind with its characters intense gameplay and amazing story telling, and this was a game which is almost 10 years old now! Uncharted 2 managed to top the first game in ways unimaginable, while Uncharted 3 continued to push the franchises boundaries. And just when you think that Naughty Dog could not possibly top those three games along comes Uncharted 4. With Uncharted 4, Naughty Dog has delivered something so rare in this industry of milked franchises. You might ask what this gift is. The gift of closure for fans of this long running franchise, and a final game that deserves its place as the crown jewel in the Uncharted franchise.

I really take my hat off to Uncharted 4’s writers, Neil Druckmann and Josh Scherr, you can clearly see they have an amazing understanding of how real people assess and reacts to emotional situations, especially when they have something to lose. Not spoiling to much of the story, but Uncharted 4 opens up with Nathan Drake having retired from the treasure hunting business and seemingly embraced the ordinary life with us now wife Elena. He now owns a house and said mortgage on the house, and for all intents and purposes he is just an average Joe now doing mostly normal salvage work. But this all changes when he learns that his brother Samuel is alive and well and in need of his help using his skills as a treasure hunter.

Between the two writers and the amazing voice talents of both voice actor Troy Baker and Nolan North. It doesn’t take you long to appreciate and get attached to Samuel as Nathan’s brother. He is confident and charismatic, pretty much like his little brother. But he is also clearly in awe of Nathan’s skills and talent as a treasure hunter. Nathan has also done some growing up and maturing since Uncharted 3, he often acts as the voice of reason throughout the story. This is rather jolting in a series known for reckless sense of adventure, but it also clearly demonstrates a level of maturity that Nathan has gained throughout is prior adventures. And that shows a level of commitment by Neil Druckmann and Josh Scherr to the character of Nathan Drake.

But even more importantly we get to see the relationship between Nathan and Elena develop. How as a married couple they battle with their past and current events. And how the current set of events that unfold puts a strain on their relationship. The most touching scene for me in the entire game was when Nathan having just discovered an important new clue, babbles excitedly about it and basically “geek outs” while Elena listens. “That’s incredible,” she says, but you know from the look of love and utter heartbreak on her face that she’s not talking about Nathan’s story he is telling her. But rather Nathan’s addiction to the thrill of the chase, and what it might mean for their own troubled relationship and marriage.

To be able to read that level of emotion from a video game characters face, rather than having them spell out their feelings through voice acting, is an extremely rare achievement in video games. Naughty Dog has always set the bar high for cinematic storytelling in video games (The Last of Us comes to mind). But the digital performances in Uncharted 4, combined with the talented actors providing the characters voices and movements set the bar for the industry standard even higher than I ever could have imagined. The same amount of perfection and polish that went into the motion capture also went into the rest of the game. I lost count the amount of times I just randomly stopped during the game to appropriate the scenery around me.

The game also sports some of the best world design I have ever seen, and I am not over exaggerating here. There’s a painstaking amount of detail that went into every part of Uncharted 4, to the point where I began to worry I wasn’t seeing every last bit of it so I ended up exploring every single nook and cranny while playing for fear of missing out on another amazing vista or view. And like everything else in Uncharted 4, Naughty Dog has vastly improved the combat system. Every combat situation in Uncharted 4 now has multiple solutions, you can either go in guns blazing or take the stealthy approach. There are now multiple paths (Thanks to the more expansive areas) from which you can engage your targets, which you can now tag which is an extremely handy feature.

And both the grappling hook and refined stealth system make it easier to out manoeuvre your enemies, you now have the ability to use your grappling hook in combat and sneak through tall grass. The best encounters in Uncharted 4 plays out like a chess game, with you attempting to find a route to out flank your enemies and gain the upper hand. On the harder difficulty levels you end up dying more than once, but instead of it becoming frustrating like other games it becomes more of a challenge, to see what other route or methods you can use to out-fight and out-flank your enemies. Having said that there are a few minor niggles I found in the game. The shooting and aiming can be “floaty” at times but that can be fixed with a few control adjustments.

The puzzles in Uncharted 4 are far less challenging than some of the other entries in the franchise, and I had far less trouble solving them. And last but not least your companions AI can “clutch out” at times and start acting severely retarded by not shooting at enemies or just running around and getting in your way while you are trying to take cover from enemies firing on you. These hardly detract from what I can consider the best Playstation 4 title and video game I have played to date and right next to The Last of Us. And when it is all said and done, Uncharted 4 delivers the fan service franchise fans will absolutely love and enjoy. And in the process giving us one of the best send-offs we could have ever asked for Nathan Drake and his crew.

Nathan Drakes Farewell

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Naughty Dog is known for making amazing games,
From Crash Bandicoot, to Jax and the last of us.

Uncharted however is a game that truly stole my heart the first time i played it.
Uncharted 4 is no different from that.

From the smooth game play, to the immense open areas.
Uncharted 4 is marvel to behold.

You can easily spend close to about, 12 hours into the Campaign Battling your way through the immense areas, to experiencing the truly heartfelt story of a man who just wants to protect his family. This is Nathans final Story, and it was a great ride to watch a man, become a hero we can all relate to.
The main campaign aside, Multiplayer can easily grab you for an additional 50 to 80 Hours, depending on how much you truly would like to play the fast pace of Uncharted Multiplayer.

However, do know that in order to have the best Multiplayer experience, Lag free, a good line is required. Do take note of that.

Gameplay - 9
Sound - 9
Story - 10
Fun Factor - 10

Overall Score: 9.5

Uncharted 4 is one of those games, of why many people own a PS4, and is truly something a PS Enthusiast requires into his Collection. Great Game play, wonderful Locals, and truly an amazing end to a beloved Character.

Just buy it!!!

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This game is probably in my top 5 best games of all-time!! (So far)
And definitely the best game of the Uncharted series. (Which is saying a lot)

10/10 for gameplay, graphics and storyline.
What are you waiting for... just buy it!

From shopping around, I found raru.co.za sells Uncharted 4 for R50 cheaper.

Awesome PS4 Exclusive

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Awesome Graphics, scenery and game play.
Thiefs End was definitely well worth the wait.

The Story line pulls you into the game as you play. You sit there wanting to know more.

Definitely one of those games that you want to finish.

Amazing

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Played and finished. What an epic game.
From the storytelling and characters to the graphics and scenery. It was all fantastic.
I am still huge fans of uncharted 2 and 3 but this is still far superior.
The multiplayer is also pretty cool even though i'm not big on playing online multiplayer games.
This is a must have for any PS4 owner!!!