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When Nathan Drake first graced our screens there were fans and critics everywhere ready to compare the rugged archaeologist to Lara Croft. The sex appeal, the puzzles, the platforming… the similarities were endless but it doesn’t mean they were the same.
Uncharted brought a distinctly different flavour but it is still easy for fans to make the crossover one way or the other.
As the Uncharted series has picked up steam Tomb Raider did some updating of their image in order to compete, meaning the latest title, simply titled Tomb Raider, was a reboot that felt surprisingly similar to Uncharted titles.
This one is definitely the closest to Nathan Drake’s adventures but there are also many other superb titles worth a look. For my rundown of the best Lara adventures click here.
Of course even Ms Croft got her inspiration from somewhere, and there’s no doubt that somewhere was a certain trilogy of family action movies featuring a dashing professor with a hat and a whip.
Unfortunately there’s not been a decent Indiana Jones title in years but if you’re willing to dig into the archives a bit then Infernal Machine is a superb early 3D title that will give you plenty of relic finding gun-toting fun.
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Flying under the radar somewhat when it was released I’ll forgive you for not knowing a whole deal about Enslaved.
Following the tales of Monkey, the game is set 150 years in the future after a devastating war. Mechs used in the war still roam the world set in a hostile mode, and the remainder of humanity must avoid or take them down at all costs.
The gameplay is third-person action-adventure but there are also puzzle elements and plenty of combat when you’re not busy finding collectibles and platforming – sound familiar? Enslaved may not have a relic anywhere in sight but if it’s the gameplay rather than the story that you’re trying to emulate then this is perfect for you.
Following my rule of searching the back catalogue of whoever developed your favourite game Uncharted developers Naughty Dog have another massive hit under their belt. The Last of Us was created by the lead designer of Enslaved coupled with half of the Naughty Dog development team (the other half were busy working on Uncharted 3 at the time).
Although a post-apocalyptic survival game at heart, The Last of Us is still an action-adventure title and took a lot of inspiration from the Uncharted series to build its characters and award-winning story. The story had critics dropping their jaws over the depth of story-telling possible in a game and a movie is now in the works.
Getting an obscene Metacritic score of 95 video games similar to Uncharted just don’t get better than this. It may seem different to begin with but borrowing heavily from the series, using the same developers and gameplay similarities mean you won’t be able to deny the similarities for long.
– Heavenly Sword (PS3)
– inFAMOUS 1 & 2 (PS3)
– Just Cause 2 (360/PS3/Win)
– Assassin’s Creed Series (Various)
– Batman Arkham Series (Various)
– Prince of Persia Series (Various)
Is there something I don’t know? Have you found an Uncharted wannabe that I haven’t mentioned?
Let me know in the comments.