Uncharted is an action-adventure third-person shooter platform video game series developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for Play Station consoles.
The series follows treasure hunter Nathan "Nate" Drake as he travels around the world to uncover various historical mysteries.
Although a wide variety of weapons are present in the game, the player can only carry a sidearm (pistols and the like), a primary weapon such as a rifle or shotgun, and a handful of grenades.
These weapons are obtained by picking up weapons dropped by a downed foe or from those scattered around the various maps.
Multiplayer gameplay, both competitive and co-operative, was introduced in the sequel, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception sees Drake through a number of locations, including the streets of London and Colombia, a château in France, a castle in Syria, a city in Yemen and the sprawling deserts of the Rub' al Khali.
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End sees Nate journey to the Rossi estate in Italy, a cathedral in Scotland, several locations in King's Bay, Madagascar and several uncharted islands in the Indian Ocean.
Gameplay in the Uncharted series is a combination of action-adventure elements and 3D platforming with a third-person perspective.
Platforming elements allow Nate to jump, swim, grab and move along ledges, climb and swing from ropes, and perform other acrobatic actions that allow players to make their way through the many challenges that Nate will have to face.
The fourth installment of the series, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, was released on the Play Station 4 on May 10, 2016.
A film adaptation based on the franchise is scheduled for a theatrical release on June 30, 2017.