All member reviews for Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

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Exciting Indiana Jones-like action with lots of violence.

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Parent Written byThe Honest Reviewer November 12, 2011

Honest Review

Wow, just wow. This game is amazing, just AMAZING. Lets start off by saying Sully and crew are back. With a couple new villians and enemies. Graphics: Amazing, beautiful landscapes even when your underground, for the first time ever (except for Uncharted 2) when characters go in the water there pants get wet, getting a little carried away, in fact there many little things that will please and then there are the huge epic moments like jumping out of planes or crawling through a desert to find water. Gameplay: Naughty Dog has never really been good with shooting mechanics, there not bad but there not great. And I found myself getting a little frustrated on some levels with cheap enemies or many of enemies that surround you, that being said there are many parts where you use Stealth, Strategic advancements, and the AI are very smart in this game there not dumb. They will throw grenades at you if you stay in cover for to long so watch out for that. Violence: Most of the time in this game the main character Drake, kills in self defense when he is in danger, but on the other hand he also wants his treasure back and wants to get to the main treasure first. This comes with many casualties. Swearing: in this game uses words like "s**t" and "son of a b***h", not something kids dont hear at school or possibly at home on T.V. etc. Role models: in this game are good guys, wanting to find treasures and dont want to kill anyone if they dont have to. The characters in this game use plenty of humor and its actually pretty funny, some sexual jokes "why do you make everything sound so dirty". Educational: because there are plenty of puzzles good ones to, some even I the great puzzle person could not do. But luckily it will ask you if you want to pass on the puzzle if it takes to long. All in all this game is a 9.5/10 for sure.
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Teen, 16 years old Written byfreeze2270 November 23, 2011

Not your average FPS

Uncharted 3 is a fast paced adventure game that your kids will love! It involves a single player campaign where your goal is to steal back an ancient family relic from a women and her henchmen. To aid you in this task are your three friends, Victor Sullivan, or Sully, Chloe, and an undercover agent of yours who was working for the women stated earlier. Team work is needed to complete most tasks, which are never that hard to complete. Everything you ever need to know about a task is written in Drakes notebook or hinted to you if you spend to long trying to get somewhere. Uncharted 3 also comes with a multiplayer game mode where you use team work to earn enough points to win a game, whether its capturing a flag or killing people, It will never get too gory. You hardly ever see blood and it does not coat your environment like an average FSP these days. You can play alone, or split your screen with a friend. Language is never a problem because most of the time the main character, Nathan Drake, favors the saying "Oh crap!" over the usual things you hear in video games these days.
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Great messages
Great role models
Parent Written bythepedens November 8, 2011

Cinematic game play

Feels like you're really Drake and is the best fantasy game out there hands down. Yes there's violence and killing, but it's a fantasy game so you should be able to discuss this with kids fifteen and up and they should know the difference. Very well thought out story line and presentation with cliffhangers at every turn, so it will be hard to pry them away from this one... Online play is more violent than the single player story line play. Online - not much story other than find treasure at all costs - violence and killing.
Parent Written byAngela Beesly July 28, 2013

A good game

This is a great game with great reviews. When I discovered this game in my sons game collection I started watching videos on youtube and I thought that it was really too violent. I talked to my 15 year old son about this and he really thought that it was strange that inhad seen so much violence in the video, and when he saw it he explained that it was the multiplayer mode, and in that mode the point is just killing, and he showed me some single player gameplay and I saw that it actually wasn't just about killing there are many enigmas to solve by yourself and the voice acting is really good, it's like a very long movie where you can control the main character, Nathan Drake. Drake is a very good person who cares a lot about his friends and he's not a guy who likes to kill. That's my opinion as an overcontrol-mother.
Parent Written bygamer45 February 22, 2012

uncharted 3 for kids?

This game has combat that includes guns, but i think it's fine for ages 11+. Even so, you should talk to your kids about this game before playing it.
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Too much violence
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Parent Written byAbel1212 January 16, 2012

indiana Jones whit guns

This game isn't really bad, its just like an Indiana Jones movie but whit guns, yes they are some cuss words but nothing you wouldn't see in a pg-13 movie, and the protagonist (Nathan Drake) isn't a coldblooded thief you would think he is, hes actually carved out to be a compassionate hero who cares more about his friends than treasure. And as far as game play goes the graphics and game play are superb.
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Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written bydantheman1you0 February 4, 2012

GREAT GAME

AWESOME GAME
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Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written byargueta December 11, 2011

really good game with not so many bad things

the graphics of the game are awsome, but this game contains a bunch of bad words. Violence is not so bad, it contains few blood. The game contains puzzles and mazes wich is proven to make you smarter without you even knowing. The game contains a few scenes of sully smoking, and a scene when you are in a bar you see beer, i give this game 12 and up.
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Educational value
Great messages
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Too much violence
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Kid, 12 years old November 22, 2014

Iffy "T" Game

Too much swearing. Very bloody and violent. Sexual themes are heavy. A lot of drugs/ drinking. A lot of privacy concerns; you play with anyone, anywhere. Iwould say: T for Violence, Blood and Gore, Strong Language, Sexual Content, Drug use.
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Parent of a 11 year old Written byyoungpug February 16, 2012

Great game but...

This is a great game but it may be inappropriate for children due to guns, violence and minor swearing. The upside is that during game play there are educational trials that must be completed in order to continue to the next stage. Other than the swearing, Nathan makes a positive role model.
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Parent Written bynicechild123454321 November 6, 2011

good

it's violent but it is like watching indiana jones
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Too much violence
Too much swearing
Adult Written byJacobTC June 16, 2015
LEARNING

cool game but deffenatly not for young children

not very much sex stuff,but a lot of voilence and cussing
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Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 10 years old July 25, 2012
LEARNING

one of the best ps3 games ever!!!!!!!

no f words. sulley smokes a cigar throughout the game. in the backround of the first level you see bottles of wine. you do shoot people in the game and punch, but no stabbing but the last level a guy tries to kill you with a knife. not intense violece like call of duty
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Too much swearing
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Parent Written byplaystation&proud November 17, 2011

AMAZING

This game is much better than the other 2, but has more focus on violence. The game is a bit to easy. I sped through it in 2 days, which is less than the average completion time for a game.
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Kid, 12 years old February 27, 2016
LEARNING

Amazing

I think its an amazing game with really cool graphics. You can clearly see the change in graphics compared to the other games. The game is not too short but it can drag on when doing a puzzle. The puzzles are hard but you have a journal to help. I really like the when you jump of the plane and you are stuck in the desert and you have to find water. It does have a lot of shooting and contains moderate language.
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Easy to play/use
Kid, 9 years old July 29, 2013

UNCHARTED

AWESOME,EPIC,AND MIND BLOWING
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Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written bytvanbev November 13, 2012
LEARNING

The best game I have ever played

Uncharted 3 is a third person shooter that has a fantasic story and decent mutliplayer. A big part of the game is using guns to kill people, though the violence is mild, unlike a Call of Duty game. The langauge is not too bad for flexible parents, but can be severe online while playing competive games. This game is the best i have played in a while, and should be perfect for anybody that can take it's semi-mature content.
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Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Safety and privacy concerns
Teen, 17 years old Written byCheesewhiz November 22, 2011

Great Game For Teens

Over-all, it's an amazing game. The gameplay can be a bit frustrating at times because of a few cheap deaths and some enemies that are overly powerful, but nothing that stands in the way of fun. And the graphics are beautiful making the world seem alive. And though there's a lot of violence, it's never too intense and there's very little blood. The language is mild but not much worse than the average PG movie, so that shouldn't be much of an issue for kids. Unfortunately, the story falls short of the previous titles in the uncharted series. Near the very beginning there's a flash-back of how Nate meats his partner Sully. This scene is excellent leaving me waiting for more - but there isn't. The main antagonist's right-hand man is made to seem evil, but has absolutely no back-story, and made almost no impression on me other than "he's evil, try and kill him". And the lack of the supernatural enemies (zombies in Drake's Fortune and the yetis in Honor Among Thieves) was disappointing (unless you count the flame headed enemies from the the time Nate gets drugged). Once I beat the single player campaign I tried out the split-screen co-op campaign. It isn't nearly as amazing or engrossing as the main campaign, but it's good fun never the less. The online-play is amazing but pretty violent so it might be too much for some of the younger and less mature kids. It's mainly about getting from point A to point B while protecting a certain part of the map or carrying a treasure to point B while your partner protects (or tries to) you from getting shot full of bullets. There's also the generic "Kill all the enemies" mode. So even though there are some issues, It's a great game that's definitely is worth buying.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Adult Written bytheemeraldgolem/ August 1, 2015
LEARNING

Violent, frustrating but good.

This game has lots of very violent scenes snapping necks shooting stabbing. It is also very hard on campaign making it frustrating but puzzles make it cryptic and educational. It is mostly fun because of the parkoure and free running in the game.
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent of a 9, 12, 14, and 17 year old Written byESRB April 28, 2015
LEARNING

Drake

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Too much violence
Too much swearing

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