Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection (PC) – Review
Follow Genre: Action, Adventure
Developer: Iron Galaxy Studios, Naughty Dog
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platform: PS5, PC
Tested on: PC

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection (PC) – Review

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9.0
Good: An excellent story-driven game collection with highly enjoyable voice acting and graphics
Bad: Sometimes the controls still feel a bit clunky
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Previously, we had already looked at the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection on PS5. This collection contains Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, as well as Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. The biggest negative we found in the PS5 edition were numerous bugs, as well as some clunky controls at times. The PC version seems to have lost the bugs at least, adding another great previous Sony exclusive title to the long list of PC games that you should play if you never did.

Story

Uncharted games are like playing through an interactive movie with some adventure and action. The two games from the Legacy of Thieves Collection are no exception. There’s a whole lot of story to cover, but the core of Uncharted 4 is that Nathan Drake is getting old. After diving into (and playing through) his past with Nathan’s brother Sam, Nathan doesn’t feel the deep need for adventure all that much anymore. Unfortunately for him, fate is not done with Mr. Drake yet, and comes knocking on his door in an unexpected form. You can’t escape what you’re good at it seems.

The Lost Legacy follows Chloe Frazer instead of Nathan for a change. Chloe is, like Drake, an excellent treasure hunter who was introduced in Uncharted 2. While the game offers some nice background story, we personally prefer Uncharted 4. It’s simply a more solid narrative and not a sidetracked extra. In both games, you will find the classic formula that Sony developed where you will encounter nice, long cutscenes as well as a cinematic gameplay experience full of depth, views, and action. It’s a very solid story-driven adventure full of love for previous Uncharted games.

Graphics

The graphical quality of the PC version isn’t that much different than the one on PS5. That being said, be aware that at least a PC of some rendering capacity is needed. While the PC has more options to alter in terms of graphics and a better PC means better graphics, at the end of the day it’s a game made for a high-end console that’s brought to your computer. There are amazing views and tons of models to discover in this collection, and a lot feels realistic with good animations and movements. Everything in terms of bugs described in the PS5 version, both in visuals and in gameplay, we did not encounter on the PC. The game feels very stable most of the time and you can enjoy the explosions properly.

Sound

As said above, it’s a cinematic experience. With good cinematic experiences come good music, sound effects, and voice acting. These games have all of that with clearly no expenses saved. The music changes to fit a fight scene, an emotional moment, or a mysterious treasure, and the voices really make the game come alive. Even the characters who barely have any role in the game or enemies shouting just feel right. It’s exactly what you would expect from a high-end Sony story title, as well as what you should expect from an Uncharted title.

Gameplay

When you need to explain the gameplay of Uncharted to somebody, it’s easiest to tell them it’s a bit of Tomb Raider with some Assassin’s Creed. One moment you might be leaping from ledge to ledge somewhere high above the ground, and another you are shooting your way through countless enemies from the top of a car. This action-adventure combination stayed exactly the same in these titles, and it’s probably how they change up the gameplay in combination with an interesting (though over-the-top sometimes) and amusing story that keeps it fun.

We say this because, while the action and the adventuring feel good and work, if you were to focus only on the shooting it would be more of a Max Payne 3, which was incredibly boring at times. The same goes for the hand-to-hand fighting scenes that sometimes feel stretched out as hell, as an enemy is still standing after taking 50 punches to the face. The same can be said about reinforcements don’t seem to stop coming unless you trigger a scene standing at a specific spot. Blocking or dodging attacks also seems a bit clunky sometimes, which is also true for running when you have to find your way past obstacles. Some games (like Assassin’s Creed) did these things better since their first installment. Combine it all together though, and you will still have a wonderful time playing through the story, and that is why these games, using the Sony story formula, still work.

Conclusion

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection seems to be more solid on PC than on PS5 when looking at bugs. That being said, both platforms offer a great experience with this collection, and it’s highly recommended to play this on PC, even (or maybe even more) if you never touched an Uncharted game in your life. Both games are solid story-driven experiences, but especially Uncharted 4 is a welcome addition to the games that Sony has brought to PC.

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