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Game review: Uncharted: Fortune Hunter offers action-filled missions for free

Help steer Nathan Drake clear of dynamite, hidden darts and big rocks blocking the way in more than 200 levels that grow progressively more challenging

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 17 May, 2016, 11:01am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 17 May, 2016, 11:00am

Uncharted: Fortune Hunter

PlayStation mobile

3.5 stars

One of the most popular first-person action game series, Uncharted, is now available on mobile devices in a slightly different avatar. The new edition, Uncharted: Fortune Hunter, puts the game’s protagonist Nathan Drake in a series of mysterious chambers filled with danger.

The entire game is charted out on a hand-drawn map where you can see your progress and what lies ahead. The game spans more than 200 missions. While the first few missions are simple and also accompanied by tutorials, the going gets tough as the game progresses.

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Keep a look out for the dynamite, the hidden darts or big rocks blocking the way. Players can direct Drake to move rocks out of the way, while dynamite can be detonated by simply firing at it from a distance.

The game offers freebies or weapons that come as rewards after completing a few missions. But as it’s a “freemium” game, the developers make you spend real money if you want more guns or outfits. Interestingly, the game allows users to link to the Sony PlayStation network and use the rewards earned in the mobile game on the newly released Uncharted 4 game for the PlayStation 4 console and PC.

The game looks more animated than realistic, unlike the Uncharted series available on consoles, and offers a top-down view with a fixed camera. But the idea is to keep the size in check by offering simpler graphics and not stress the hardware on phones.

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For fans of the Uncharted series, the gameplay may be a bit too simple. But for someone looking for a fun action game that involves more brains than brawn, Uncharted: Fortune Hunter is a solid adventure game with long gameplay and fun-filled missions.

It is one of the best adventure games available on mobile platforms. It’s free to download, takes up less than 150MB after installation and doesn’t ask for full-time internet connection to run.

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