UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection Review
Seek your fortune and leave your mark on the map in the UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection. Uncover the thrilling cinematic storytelling and the largest blockbuster action set pieces in the UNCHARTED franchise, packed with all the wit, cunning, and over-the-top moments of the beloved thieves – Nathan Drake and Chloe Frazer. In an experience delivered by award-winning developer Naughty Dog, the UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection includes the two critically-acclaimed, globe-trotting single-player adventures from UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End and UNCHARTED: The Lost Legacy. Each story is filled with laughs, drama, high octane combat, and a sense of wonder – remastered to be even more immersive. Live the adventure like never before with the features and incredible speed of the PlayStation 5 console. The award-winning fidelity and detail from the developers at Naughty Dog are made even more stunning with improved visuals and framerate. Feel the blockbuster action of the UNCHARTED franchise with the DualSense wireless controller’s haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.
New features added for this collection on PS5:
- DualSense Wireless Controller Features: Feel the action unfold with the DualSense wireless controller’s haptic feedback through punches, vaults, and vehicular traversal. Experience the tension in rope swings via dynamic adaptive triggers.
- Fast Loading: Jump back into the adventure quickly with the PS5 console’s Ultra-High-Speed SSD and near-instant load times.
- 3D Audio: Hear the world of UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection come to life around you with 3D Audio.
- Fidelity Mode: Play in a super sharp native 4K resolution with a 30fps target framerate.
- Performance Mode: Play with a smooth 60fps target framerate. 4K-TV players will experience a 4K resolution upscaled from a 1440p base resolution. 1080p HD-TV players will experience a 1080p resolution supersampled from a 1440p base with improved anti-aliasing.
- Performance+ Mode: Play with a high impact 120fps target framerate and a 1080p resolution.
UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End
Three years after his last escapade, Nathan Drake has retired from global exploration, but he still feels the overwhelming lure of adventure. When his brother Sam Drake resurfaces with the promise of an unforgettable experience and undiscovered riches, it doesn’t take much to convince Nathan to pack his bags and set off to find the pirate utopia of Libertalia.
This was the last entry in the Uncharted games to feature Nathan Drake. Everything in this game took the already over-the-top action of the entire series and cranks it up to 100. With tons of action set pieces that could be ripped from any top-notch action flick (and soon will be one), emotional moments between the unforgettable cast, and remarkable gameplay. The graphics with the upgrade to the PS5 version are virtually lifelike, at one point one of my kids walked by and was asking what I was watching, they had no idea it was a game. There is not much to really write which hasn’t been written before but the enhancements make what was already a near-perfect game and make it even closer to perfection. The load times are virtually non-existent and are super quick when they do occur. I had no slowdowns or frame drops at all. The controller yet again…..is god-tier. The shaking of the controller with every independent bullet fired, feeling the tension in the ropes as you swing, it’s all stuff that to some may seem minor but they truly and fully immerse you in the game. I played the entire game in my 3d headphones as well and the 3D audio is amazing as well. Hearing the waves crash, the wind blows, echos from all around you, it’s all truly incredible.
Uncharted 4 is a perfect “end” to Nathan’s story while leaving it open if they ever want to do more of course. The only thing keeping this from being a perfect 10 for me? All the dang climbing….like seriously it’s 70-80% of the gameplay. Sorry, I had to do it, it was my number one complaint when I played the game originally. Like bro, what kind of upper body workout do you do? And the magical rope that retracts and coils itself back in place…..but now I’m being silly.
UNCHARTED: Lost Legacy
In order to recover an ancient artifact and keep it out of the hands of a ruthless warmonger, seasoned adventurer Chloe Frazer must enlist the aid of renowned mercenary Nadine Ross. Together, they venture to India’s Western Ghats to locate the Golden Tusk of Ganesh. In Chloe’s greatest journey yet, she must confront her past and decide what she’s willing to sacrifice to forge her own legacy.
This title is a spin-off featuring some characters we haven’t gotten to spend much time with, also its SANS Nathan which is a different take. The game features some brilliant and different environments than UNCHARTED 4 and it’s a nice touch honestly. While Chloe and Nadine aren’t quite Nathan and Sully in their personality, it was refreshing to have a different take on the series. Everything else is true to the series including over the top “Set pieces”, combat, and yes….climbing. But the entire final act of the game is truly incredible and one of my favorites in the entire UNCHARTED series.
While this is a shorter experience, it didn’t feel that way. Yes, this is a more directed (guided) version of an UNCHARTED game, via a lot of traveling with a 4×4 instead of hoofing it, there is still a lot of optional stuff you can do to extend the gameplay for sure. In fact, there is a whole, very lengthy puzzle that takes you all over the map, you can skip entirely if you choose to.
Again all of the enhancements and features added for this PS5 version make the game even better. Having never played Lost Legacy in the past, this version truly felt like a next-gen game all on its own.
Naughty Dog yet again delivers another MUST OWN game for the Playstation Family hands down, this is worth it for folks who have never played them in the past, and for those revisiting again with some of our favorite characters.