The Evolution of Uncharted Characters; Uncharted 1 to Uncharted 4

Who would have thought that Uncharted, an indiana jones and tomb raider love child, would go one to become one of the most popular and loved PlayStation games.

The first game was released in 2007, at the time it was one of most decent looking PlayStation 3 games but when you look at it today, it is no way near as great as its successors.

However, the first Uncharted laid the foundation for a series we now see as the face of PlayStation. It was followed by two other amazing titles that released on PlayStation 3 – Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Uncharted 3; Drake’s Deception.

Right from the get go, Uncharted kept getting better and better; from chapter one of Drake’s Fortune to the last mission of Drake’s Deception, there isn’t a single dull moment.

It is perplexing how no other studio has managed to do what Naughty Dog has done in terms of storytelling, presentation, character building and attention to detail.

There are three primary characters in Uncharted; Nathan Drake, Elena Fisher and Victor Sullivan. All three have been a part of every Uncharted game and Naughty Dog made us fall in love with them from the very time time we met them.

It is that love and emotional attachment that makes it hard to say goodbye to Drake, Sully and Elena. The final chapter of their story is being presented with Uncharted 4: A thief’s End.

Uncharted 4 is a masterpiece in terms of its story, gameplay and visuals. It is the perfect send-off for these amazing characters that have been with us since Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. There is no better time than now to look back and see how character models for these three have evolved since the first game; they look for aged, expressive, their eyes tell a million stories and overall a more mature look is given to Drake, Elena and Sully.

Compared to previous games, Uncharted 4 has a darker tone, it’s more emotional and shows the struggle of these characters while to maintain a family life.

The Evolution of Uncharted Characters

Elena Fisher

Wife of Nathan Drake
Appeared in Uncharted 1,2,3,4

(Left to right: UC1-UC4)

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The Evolution of Uncharted characters

Victor Sullivan

Treasure Hunter
Father Figure for Nathan Drake
Appeared in Uncharted 1,2,3,4

(Left to right: UC1 -UC4)

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Nathan Drake

Treasure Hunter
Husband of Elena Fisher

Appeared in Uncharted 1,2,3,4

(Left to right: UC1 -UC4)

The evolution of uncharted characters

Uncharted 4 releases on May 10 for PlayStation 4.

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