Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection PC Release

The latest PC port from PlayStation Studios is here with Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection releasing 19th October 2022. Comprising of the final two chapters in the Uncharted Saga, Uncharted 4 A Thief’s End and The Lost Legacy, this is the opportunity PC players have been waiting for. You now get the chance to experience two of the PlayStation best stories in high resolution with an uncapped frame rate. 

The individual titles have been out for some time now so giving a full review of them each is a little unnecessary this time around, so I’ll give you a quick rundown before we get into how it is running on a mid-range PC. 

Originally released in 2016 for the PS4 Uncharted 4 A Thief’s End was to be the final chapter in the Nathan Drake saga. Set several years after the events in Uncharted 3 we once again jump into the shoes of Nathan Drake having been coaxed out of retirement by his long lost presumed dead brother Sam to continue one of their earlier searches for the long-lost treasure of pirate captain Henry Avery. 

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is an offshoot of the Uncharted series, a stand-alone DLC if you will. With no Nathan Drake we get re-introduced to Chloe Frazer who seeks the Tusk of Ganesh within the Western Ghats Mountain rage of India. Helping you along the way is ex-mercenary Nadine Ross who we also know from the previous Uncharted titles. It’s up to you to find the tusk before a ruthless warlord uses it to ignite a civil war in the country. 

Both are 3rd person perspective action-adventure titles where you need to use weapons as well as hand to hand combat and solve puzzles to advance the narrative. 

Let’s dive into the PC release now and see what we have in store. 

Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection isn’t too taxing for PC with recommended hardware configure of 

Intel: i7-4770 / AMD: Ryzen 5 1500X

Nvidia: GTX 1060 / AMD: RX 570


Windows 10 64-Bit

126GB of room on an SSD

    As a newer adopter of an SSD for my games this is a massive boost.

This is to hit 30FPS at 1080p resolution. I know what you’re thinking, if you wanted to play at 30 frames you would have got a console, not to worry it isn’t capped. 

The PC I am playing on is no world beater but sits somewhere between recommended and performance options. 

AMD: Ryzen 5 5600X

Nvidia: GTX 2070 Super


Windows 10 64-Bit

SSD with plenty of room. 

Monitor is a 1080p 165Hz so only aiming for 1080p output. 

I began with leaving the settings at Ultra but ran into some issues. While running perfectly fine there were frequent frame drops below that magic 60FPS, but it completely tanked once I tried to screen record. Knocking it down to the High pre-set fixed these issues. I am now getting 90-100 plus frames with reasonable stability.  Frames are only one part of the experience, and the visual performance is above and beyond. 

Uncharted 4 and Lost Legacy were both good looking games when originally released on the PS4, I’ve finished both earlier this year on the PS5 and was blown away by the graphical upgrade. The PC release takes this to the next level. Images are crisp and clear as would be expected but the lighting is what really makes it shine. Having the extra grunt of the PC allows us to have better shadows and reflections. Rain distorts the light giving off a certain glow and puddles reflect the sky. I found myself being more immersed in the world around me, explosions now seemed to carry weight, the flash of bullets ricocheting off the environment was noticeable and the character models are the best I have ever seen them.   

While Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection is visually on par with a lot of current PC titles its two stories are what you as a gamer should be most keen to experience. The fact is that by bringing this once exclusive title to PC it opens up a new demographic to experience the story telling that Naughty Dog are known for, with that extra grunt to make it a smooth and visually stunning experience. For those with the hardware 4k visuals can be had and support for ultra-wide monitors.

Just one more thing. Take your time to experience all these worlds have to offer. There are some truly awe-inspiring moments throughout both titles.  

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