Like a big-budget movie, video games like “Uncharted” have compelling stories, memorable characters, and exhilarating gameplay. With the release of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End still fresh in your mind, we’ve compiled a list of games that will keep you entertained. Try out Chloe Frazer, a well-known character from the Uncharted series, in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy if you haven’t already.
The aggressive action and even bolder personalities we’ve come to know with Naughty Dog’s games may be found in a wide variety of other games. With The Last of Us 2, Tomb Raider, and a slew of others, Naughty Dog has a lot to celebrate. The games on this list are similar to the Uncharted series in tone, mechanics, and gameplay style, so we’re confident you’ll find something you enjoy.
This list features ten games similar to Uncharted that you’ll cherish for a long time to come.
1. Tomb Raider (2013)
To talk about Uncharted, you can’t help but draw comparisons to Tomb Raider. Action-packed, treasure-hunting, climbing, puzzle-solving, and being entangled in absurd events based on ancient stories are common themes in both games. A relaunch of the original Tomb Raider series in 2013 introduced a new set of adventures for everyone’s favorite tomb raiding, butt-kicking archaeologist, who is sort of like Uncharted’s older sister. Tomb Raiders is the first game in the relaunched series, and it follows a teenage Lara Croft as she sets out in search of the fabled kingdom of Yamatai. On an island known as the Solarii brotherhood, Lara finds herself alone and must fight for her life against the cultist occupants. Many aspects of the gameplay will be recognizable to fans of Uncharted, including the combat. If you prefer a more sneaky approach, you can do so or go in guns blazing. Other options include hunting, crafting, and a new skill tree that lets you customize your fighting style. One of the most enjoyable aspects of the game is still finding and solving the challenges in the hidden tombs.
2. Horizon Forbidden West
Aloy has a new look, and it’s beautiful. As Aloy, a young woman in a post-apocalyptic world populated by robotic prehistoric animals, you play through Horizon Forbidden West, the sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn. The PS5’s tremendous power allows you to explore an even larger environment than in the original, with stunning visuals. This game will cheerfully take your spare time, and you won’t be mad about it. Horizon Forbidden West’s RPG elements and rock-solid gameplay will have you barreling through.
3. Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
Treasure is one of the few things that connects Edward Kenway and Nathan Drake. As you may have guessed, this thrilling Assassin’s Creed adventure takes place in the Caribbean during the 18th century in a massive open-world setting. He’s known as a pirate and a master assassin on the salty sea coastlines of the numerous islands in Assassin’s Creed 4. The Jackdaw, under the command of Kenway and Blackbeard, is entangled in a conspiracy involving the Templars and the British Empire. Many consider Black Flag to be one of the best games in the series because of its abundance of boat-based combat, exploration, and climbing assassination. What’s not to like about a pirate? At long last, it is time for us to get down to the business of treasure hunting. Drake would be ecstatic.
4. The Last of Us 2
The Last of Us and its sequel, The Last of Us Part 2, were developed by Naughty Dog, the same firm that brought us the Uncharted games. I recommend this series to anyone who wants an action-packed game that will have you wailing in agony along with every hit. As a Naughty Dog title, it’s no slouch when it comes to character development and stunning set pieces, but this one is a little more intense than its predecessors. Along with Ellie, Joel, and newcomers Abby and Dina, be prepared to be enraged and moved to tears by the story. It will haunt you long after you’ve finished The Last of Us 2.
5. God of War
We were given a new kind of God of War experience because to Santa Moncia studios’ focus on building a bond with his son Atreus and trying to move on from his past in this latest installment of the series. Fans of Uncharted will like God of War’s narrative approach and attention to detail, as well as the game’s stunning visuals and fast-paced action. Investing in the relationship between the bearded axe-wielding dad and his son is a major part of the story. You’ll embark on an adventure across the ancient kingdom of Midgard with the help of legendary individuals and mythological creatures. Puzzles and a little of climbing are also required at various points in the game to progress. This is not a chair to be sat on.
6. Quantum Break
Quantum Break is an excellent choice if you’re looking for another story-driven adventure that takes a fresh turn. While the gameplay isn’t a million miles removed from the gun-toting action in Uncharted, this time you have a time-bending ability to identify foes and avoid gunfire. As a sci-fi game, it has a different vibe than a treasure hunt in the tropics, but you’ll still have to climb and shoot from third person. Paul Serene and Jack Joyce discover they have incredible time-bending talents after a disastrous time experiment threatens the entire fabric of the universe. Depending on the choices you make, the story can either continue on with Jack or Paul’s story, or it can be split off entirely. There are a lot of well-known actors in Quantum Break, and the story and possible scenarios will keep you guessing throughout.
7. Assassin’s Creed Origins
The inclusion of yet another Assassin’s Creed game on this list is for good reason, and we hope you agree. When it comes to solving mysteries and discovering wealth, any fan of Uncharted will have a great time with Origins in Egypt, which has a larger open-world than any of the previous Assassin’s Creed games and a stunning backdrop with its dazzling tombs. You take in the role of Bayak, a Medjay assigned with the protection of Egypt’s pharaoh. With his life spiraling out of control, Bayak sets off on a journey of self-discovery and revenge in an attempt to uncover the mysteries of the world and seek down masked cultists. With the likes of Bayak’s secret agent wife, Aya, in the cast. This is a wonderful way to pass the time, with beautiful landscapes, infinite activities, and a compelling plot.
8. Prince of Persia
Prince of Persia, the oldest game on our list, was released in 2008, but its cell-shaded art style and beautiful backdrop still hold up well today. The prince was given back to life by Ubisoft with a new storyline that first appeared on the PS3 and Xbox 360. When Ahriman, the ancient demon deity, is unintentionally released from the Tree of Life, chaos breaks out across the land. With the help of princess Elika, the prince sets out on a trip to repair the kingdom’s fertile land and rid Persia of corruption once and for all. In addition to the numerous acrobatics, there are also numerous riddles and regions to travel. Likeable Prince has an excellent sense of humour, so you’ll feel perfectly at home. The type of person we can envision Nathan Drake hanging around with.. Isn’t it amazing how similar he sounds to Nathan? Yep. The prince’s voice is also provided by Nolan North.
9. Far Cry 4
I recommend Far Cry 4 if you’re looking for more action in an exotic area with a lot of people shooting at you. It may not have the storytelling heft of the Uncharted games, but the sheer size of the world you can discover makes it well worth the time and money you’ll spend playing it. Kyrat’s extensive landscapes will allow you to enjoy your favorite mode of transportation: driving a jeep. You assume the character of Ajay Ghale, a young man who travels to his native India to bury his mother’s ashes after her death. In reality, Ajay is caught in the middle of a civil war between the Royal army and a group of rebels known as the Golden Path, who are attempting to overthrow Pagan Min’s authority in Kyrat.
10. Just Cause 4
Just Cause 4 by Avalanche Studios is a delightful voyage of mayhem and anarchy because of its crazy action and over-the-top antics. Part of what makes the characters in Uncharted so likable is their reaction to some of the game’s more bizarre circumstances. You can’t always be serious when you’re being shot at by a swarm of people while searching for a legend that may or may not lead to a treasure trove. Rico, the protagonist of Just Cause 4, looks a lot like Nathan Drake’s long-lost twin, so if you’re a fan of Uncharted, this is the game for you. Due to Rico’s training in the military, he has a much greater arsenal of weapons at his disposal than Nathan has. As Drake in Uncharted 4, Rico has a grappling hook and an unending amount of over-the-top weapons at his disposal, allowing him to take on an infinite number of enemies in a variety or explosive and destructive methods. Not to mention that you’ll be facing a villain with weather control abilities, so expect a few tornadoes to crash this already-exciting event.
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First, I wrote for a student-run website’s game section as an undergrad; then, while working in retail and as a temp, I continued to write about games on the side. After graduating from Cardiff University with an MA in magazine journalism, I began my career as a content editor for Stuff magazine. Then I worked as a freelancer for a few months until landing my current position as a staff writer at GamesRadar+. While writing features and previews is my new gig, you can typically find me engrossed in one of Bioware’s Dragon Age or Mass Effect games, enjoying one of the many excellent independent titles on the market. Or, you can catch me sipping on way too much tea.