Parents' Guide to

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Action game with a great story, but also bloody gunfights.

Game PlayStation 4 2016
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age 11+

Based on 31 parent reviews

age 14+

age 11+

Really good action and adventure game

Uncharted 4 a thief's end is one of the best games naughty dog has made ever. I got my son this game for Christmas back in 2020 which was when he was 12 he really liked it and there is no gore and not a lot of blood a swearing is quite frequent but not that strong you will hear s words, a words, b words, and one d word towards the end then on drugs there is some drinking and smoking and no sex overall this is a very fun game and teaches you a bit about Jesus so i think anyone 11+ should be fine for this game violence 6/10 language 7/10 drugs 5/10 no sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (31 ):
Kids say (96 ):

Few games tell a story as compelling as this adventure, which truly sums up the franchise well. A combination of exceptional graphics -- including immersive performance capture -- a smart and compelling script, and some terrific performances from an all-star cast of video game voice actors help to emotionally engage players in a manner akin to a great movie. Nathan and his brother have terrific chemistry, and scenes shared between him and his wife feel intimate and authentic. The frequently funny offhand chats, which all the main characters engage in while climbing, driving, and exploring, help make it feel like you're right there with them, a part of the experience. It's about as close as a game gets to feeling like an interactive Hollywood blockbuster.

And the action is a blast, too. Exploration and traversal are a joy, thanks to tight controls and brilliant level design. Several chapters are set in something close to an open world that begs us to investigate every nook and cranny, partly because we want to discover any treasures and secrets they contain and also just because grappling, climbing, and leaping our way there is so much fun. If Uncharted 4 has a weak spot, it's combat. But it's not weak so much as it is merely average -- competent and polished but not particularly original. And most firefights come in quick bursts, leaving us to spend the bulk of our time on all the other parts of the game -- story and exploration -- that are truly amazing and verging on unparalleled. This is one adventure PlayStation 4 owners won't want to miss.

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