Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Review: Worth the Price Tag?

Have you ever played a game where the story arc is so good, you keep going back for more? That is me with the Uncharted titles. Something about them just resonated with me and Uncharted 4 and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy are two of the best! 
Releasing on the PS4 to some massive reviews it was always apparent that they were going to get the polish job, not that it was really needed, when the PS5 came out. 

That brings us to Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection and to be honest with you, if you have played these titles before and finished them, you don't need a review. You know how good the games were on release on the PS4 or even with the boost the PS5 gives them. If you're coming here new to the series or having checked out the Uncharted movie and want to see where it came from both titles are extremely accessible for for first time players but let me just quickly go through. 

Uncharted 4: A Thieves End tells the story of Nathan Drake who along with his brother Sam go on a world wide adventure to find the lost treasure of Henry Avery a renowned pirate. It has some of the best action pieces and beautiful locations in the series. 

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is more of a stand alone DLC. Much shorter than the other Uncharted titles but still has the amazing set pieces and locations the series is known for. In this instalment you play as Chloe Fraser searching for the Tusk of Ganesh along with Nadine Ross to stop a warlord from igniting a civil war.

The price tag of $80 does seem like a lot, especially for those of us who have played and finished both games and let's not forget Uncharted 4 is available on the PS5 exclusive PSPlus titles, but if you have yet to try out, this is good starting point and will definitely be satisfied. You could always find a cheap pre-owned copy and pay the $15 upgrade if you like too. Prior to Uncharted the movie releasing if you purchase or upgrade you get a free ticket to watch the movie in cinemas too so account that into your decision. 

Unlike Death Stranding or Ghost of Tsushima there is no extra content included in the Legacy of Thieves Collection. What you are getting here are two games that looked unmatched on the PS4 that now look even better on the PS5 and have the PS5 controller feedback built into it now. 

Both titles have three visual modes to pick from. Fidelity mode runs at 4k and 30FPS, Performance runs at 1080p 60FPS for me but I believe it can run at 1440p if available. Or my favourite Performance + running at 1080p 120FPS so buttery smooth. The games look good in 4k they really do. But the fluidity of the movement at 120FPS cannot be bested...
Of course we also have the haptic feedback from the Dual Sense controller that is now included which does add to the immersion to a point and there's  3D audio now too. Lastly we have the super fast loading, which is a godsend. Loading those big moments are near on instant and so is the reload once you die and you will a bit...

I cannot see a lot of people shelling out for the added visuals here and the stories are so good you would likely still remember most of them. You can pull your PS4 saves over if you decide to jump back in to finish off some trophies or play some of your favourite levels.

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves is available now digitally and wherever you choose to buy your physical titles from. 

Patrick Clifford

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