Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is an action/adventure game with shooter elements that concludes the story of Nathan Drake.
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Story & Themes
In Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Nathan Drake's past has finally caught up to him in the form of his older brother, Sam. When the two brothers were younger and on the trail of pirate Henry Avery's treasure, Sam was injured and presumed dead. However, Sam survives the bullet wound and is taken into custody at the prison in Panama that they were investigating. Fifteen years pass, during which Nathan establishes himself as a treasure hunter (as is chronicled in the first three games) and then retires. Meanwhile, Sam is sprung from prison by his cellmate, a drug lord named Hector Alcazar, who has grown interested in Sam's tales of Avery's legendary treasure and wants Sam to track it down for him. Alcazar gives Sam three months to locate the treasure, then leaves him on the roadside in Panama. A desperate Sam makes his way to his brother, Nathan, and drags him out of retirement for one last expedition that means the difference between life or death for Samuel Drake.
The game autosaves at checkpoints.
The game includes four different difficulty settings which alter the challenge level of puzzles and combat.
Violence Players will get into gun fights fairly frequently, and each of these fights involves neutralizing the human enemies in some way, shape, or form whether that be via shooting them, meeting them in melee attacks, or sneaking up on them to choke them out. Small bursts of blood follow successful attacks and are pretty realistic-looking.
Strong Language Strong language like "sh*t" and "crap" are occasionally peppered into the dialogue.
Substance Use Some of the characters drink on occasion, and Sully often smokes a cigar.
Uncharted 4 includes an optional competitive multiplayer mode.
- What did you think about the relationship between Nathan and Sam? Did it feel like an authentic sibling relationship to you?
- How did you like the conclusion to Nathan Drake's story? Did it match or surpass your expectations?