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The PlayStation has had many amazing titles release on various alterations of the system over the years. However, on November 19th, 2007 one of the arguably best games of any of the Sony’s consoles released by the name of Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. Boasting amazing graphics, a solid story, an amazing main character by the name of Nathan Drake and solid gameplay, the Uncharted series would begin truly making waves in the gaming community. Naught Dog had been known for their popular Crash Bandicoot series was now known for producing quality third person action titles such as Uncharted. That being said we here at Honey’s Anime decided to pay respect to the great Uncharted franchise by making this list. Today we look at 6 Games Like Uncharted.
Uncharted since conception has release several titles for various Sony consoles such as the PS3, PS Vita and most recently the PS4. Even after releasing several titles, Naughty Dog has made sure to capture the ideals of adventure all while keeping that contained in amazing third person action gameplay. The titles we here at Honey’s Anime have decided should be on such an amazing list range from swashbuckling assassin pirates to exploring a future very different than one could imagine. Similar to the Uncharted franchise, these titles will wow you with impressive elements that have earned all of them much respect in the gaming world. So we ask you folks, are you ready to explore some great video games? If you answered yes and we presume you did, then continue reading on.
Similar Games to Uncharted
1. Horizon Zero Dawn
- System/Platform: PS4
- Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
- Developer: Guerrilla Games
- Release Date: Feb 28, 2017
Horizon Zero Dawn follows protagonist Aloy hailing from the Nora Tribe. The future, which should be full of technological advancement and a booming society has instead reverted to an almost pre historic like world setting. The world has been split into factions and is also home to large metallic like robotic beings that make living for Aloy and her tribe’s people difficult. Yet things get worse when one of the factions, a cult like group, attacks Aloy’s home one day leaving her for nearly dead. Aloy now wants answer and revenge, her path will lead her through dangers she’s never faced before, but with her fighting prowess and tact for survival, Aloy won’t falter.
Horizon Zero Dawn has been blowing up in the gaming community for being one of the best games of 2017 thanks to its impressive graphics and even more amazing gameplay. The sheer amount of comparisons we can make in terms of Uncharted are unfathomable but we will say that Horizon Zero Dawn was a perfect way for us to start this list off on the best foot possible. If you love the Uncharted games for their tight controls and exploration, Aloy’s adventure in Horizon Zero Dawn will make you smile something fierce. Horizon Zero Dawn has plenty to explore, loads of enemies to fight and a plethora of almost movie like cutscenes. We here at Honey’s Anime haven’t played a game as great as Horizon Zero Dawn in some time and we’ll sure you’re going to feel the same once you pick this up.
Horizon Zero Dawn: Gameplay Trailer- E3 2016 (Official Trailer)
2. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
- System/Platform: PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One
- Publisher: Ubisoft
- Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
- Release Date: Oct 29, 2013
The Assassin’s Creed series returns, though this time we take to the seas. Our new story follows Edward Kenway a newly turned pirate who aims to stop a plot that centers around the Templars, the Assassins long running enemy. Kenway must somehow use his new pirate like standings to infiltrate the various groups that have the answers he seeks. Outside in the modern day world, Abstergo, the cover group for the Templar, continues to use the Animus to explore the timelines. Having stolen samples of Desmond Miles, they task the player who was recently hired, to dive into Kenway’s past. Once more a nefarious plot is underway and only the Assassins can stop the world from falling into the hands of the Templar.
Usually we wouldn’t compare any Assassin’s Creed game to the Uncharted series. However, with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag we can make this comparison work perfectly. Players control Kenway and explore the world as a Pirate/Assassin, able to use their ships to go to different islands in search of treasures or fight other pirates on epic on sea battles. The added ability to travel to various islands and search for unmarked goodies just screams Drake’s usual tasks in every one of his games. For those that love the Assassin’s Creed games don’t fret though, as Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag stays true to the great fighting mechanics of the series past, Kenway is still able to use the various Assassin tools the series is known for. Uncharted and Assassin’s Creed games now finally have a camaraderie in the form of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
World Premiere Trailer | Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag [North America] (Official Trailer)
3. Just Cause 3
- System/Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC
- Publisher: Square Enix Holdings
- Developer: Avalanche Studios
- Release Date: Dec 1, 2015
Rico Rodriguez returns in Just Cause 3 for a new mission, one on a personal level. Rico’s home country of Medici has been taken over by a new dictator. Ready for anything and armed with his trust hook and armada of resources, Rico won’t stand for his homeland being run by this crazed individual. However, Rico’s own vendetta won’t be easy. Standing before Rico is the dictator’s military might. Luckily Rico isn’t the only one who wishes for Medici to be free as plenty of others in a resistance group feel the same as Rico.
Just Cause 3 brings players back to the open world exploration and insane gunfights of the previous Just Cause titles. Like the Uncharted series, Just Cause 3 aims to give players a wide berth of things to explore and areas to find, just on an even larger scale than Uncharted games. Similar also is the gunfights in Just Cause 3. No fight doesn’t feel epic in some nature and that is a trait very much true in Drake’s various experiences. Plus let’s be honest, Rico and Drake are just cool main characters.
Just Cause 3 Trailer at E3 2015 (Official Trailer)
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4. Quantum Break
- System/Platform: Xbox One, PC
- Publisher: Microsoft Studios
- Developer: Remedy Entertainment
- Release Date: Apr 5, 2016
Sometimes a simple ideal of helping a friend out can be anything but simple. Jack Joyce is asked by his long time best friend Paul Serene to help in Paul’s big science demonstration. Jack get more than he bargains for when he learns that the science project Paul has been working on has to do with time travel. What’s worse is that when Paul shows Jack the Time Travel device in action, things goes astray and both are exposed to some kind of energy that ends up giving them both time altering abilities. Adding to the already odd scenario a future version of Paul shows up claiming that he has seen the world’s end and wishes to alter it in his own way. Now Jack must stop his best friend before he destroys the very fabrics of time…
Quantum Break is indeed one of the coolest games we’ve ever played. Players control Jack as they slow time and do other cool feats as they get involved in shootouts with enemies as well as use Jack’s abilities to solve the occasional puzzle. During breaks in chapters in the game the player will then watch a TV like episode play out where decisions they made in game alter the story and narrative of the TV show. While Jack isn’t going to be spelunking anytime like Drake in Uncharted, the game share a very similar gameplay experience as both are third person shooters with plenty of wicked cover based gunfights. In fact while it may be pushing it a little, if you really think about it Jack’s adventure is just like an Uncharted game, new and full of harrowing experiences. Regardless though if you love Uncharted we know you’ll enjoy Quantum Break.
Quantum Break Official Launch Trailer (Official Trailer)
5. The Last of Us Remastered
- System/Platform: PS4
- Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
- Developer: Naughty Dog
- Release Date: Jul 29, 2014
The Last of Us Remastered returns us to the post-apocalyptic settings of The Last of Us’ world but now with improved visuals and a smoother experience. Joel having lost it all after a deadly virus breaks out in the United States finds himself lacking the will to do much more than just live day by day. However, when a young girl named Ellie arrives in his life and claims to be immune to the infection, Joel is tasked with bringing her to a place where her blood could be used to create a cure for the infection. Along the way these two souls who have lost so much will find themselves ebbing closer to one another not just for survival but for companionship akin to a father and daughter. Joel and Ellie’s journey through the now decimated US will be fraught with dangers not only from those infected with the deadly disease, but from those who wish to survive by any means.
Developed by Naughty Dog, people should be too surprised that The Last of Us Remastered claimed a spot on games like Uncharted. Similar in the gameplay aspects of Uncharted, players of The Last of Us Remastered, will run, climb and fight to survive the zombie like creatures. While it may not be a story of searching for gold or treasure, The Last of Us Remastered aims to be a story that is about finding a means to live for another and to find some semblance of hope in a dark world. Fans of Uncharted titles will be sure to love The Last of Us Remastered. Just be ready for a train of emotions to hit you as you watch Joel and Ellie’s story unfold.
The Last of Us Remastered E3 2014 Trailer (PS4) (Official Trailer)
6. Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
- System/Platform: PS4, Xbox One
- Publisher: Square Enix
- Developer: Crystal Dynamics
- Release Date: Jan 28, 2014
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition aims to deliver an HD update to last generation’s Tomb Raider title. Once more we follow our main female Lara Croft as she sets off towards her first ever big adventure. Lara’s team aim to find the lost kingdom of Yamatai, a place that holds many mysteries. On route towards the island said to be home to Yamatai, Lara’s ship along with her friends and colleagues gets marooned. Now Lara’s adventure has turned into a game of survival as she along with the rest of the group face dangers from not only the island’s harsh environment but from others both human and nonhuman. If Lara want’s to prove that she able to be an adventurer, she will have to survive this daunting first mission.
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition wraps up our list nicely. Probably what many could call a mirror to the Uncharted series, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition offers plenty of high octane shootouts and literal tomb raiding. Lara may not crack as many jokes as her male counterpart Drake does in the face of danger, Lara is definitely not one to be outshined showing she can handle any issue that comes her way. Players will love the HD remaster of Tomb Raider which was released in 2013 as well as the strong gameplay mechanics that have been kept perfect. Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition was the best way to end our list of games like Uncharted and we’re sure if you play it, you’ll understand why yourself.
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition “Announcement Trailer” (Official Trailer)
All great adventures begin with the first step on the journey as many would say. That’s why if you see a title on our list that really pulled you, why not go forth and try that game out? Uncharted was a wonderful game that truly gave the player the feeling of what a modern day explorer would be like all while having loads of action movie like elements. While not all these titles may be the same experience in terms of comedy or spelunking like adventures, most have their own adventures that players can enjoy. We here at Honey’s Anime hope you too enjoyed your adventure reading our great recommendation list. Be sure to leave a comment down below and stick around for even more great recommendation lists.