Like a solid video game Indiana Jones, Uncharted hero Nahtan Drake has traveled the world in search of the most beautiful treasures. But he still has one last corner to explore… the PC! Yes, starting October 19, 2022, the Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection is coming to Steam | Epic Games Store. The opportunity for more players to discover the definitive story of the famous adventurer. Are you wondering how much it is worth? Well here goes, without further ado, our opinion on the subject.
Uncharted on PC, more beautiful than beautiful
The Uncharted saga can be part of the PlayStation furniture, in fact it is the first time that it comes to PC, as part of the Legacy of Thieves Collection. As a reminder, this is a compilation that brings together Uncharted 4 / Uncharted Lost Legacy in a remastered version, and it was already released on PlayStation 5 earlier this year. Thus, on the one hand, you can find the definitive story of Nathan Drake and, on the other, the adventures of the duo Chloé Frazer Nadine Ross in search of the broken defense of the god Ganesh. The whole thing weighs in at least twenty hours of gameplay.
If you know the license, you know that it has many qualities. From the writing, the pacing, and the art direction, Uncharted 4 offers an adventure you won’t soon forget. Although The Lost Legacy may be less flashy, one thing is for sure: both games will surprise you. Already sumptuous on PS5, the Legacy of Thieves collection seems to cross a additional stop on PC. At Ultra 4K/60 frames per second, lighting effects are more believable and aliasing is almost non-existent. Everything looks “clean” and good.
Many PC options in the program.
Of course, to have this kind of result, you need a PC that can hold its own. For our part, with a GTX 1080 Ti, an Intel Core i7-8700K and 16 GB of RAM, we were able to reach 1440p Ultra between 40 and 60 frames per second without any problem. Please also note that Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection supports AMD FSR and Nvidia DLSS, which allows you to gain performance if your computer is compatible. Of course, ultrawide screen resolutions are also in the game. The PC experience is pretty solid, no wonder.
Other than that, not much to report. Graphics options allow you to adjust anisotropic filtering, reflections, ambient occlusion, and keys can be modified to your liking. The icing on the cake, you can even enjoy Dual Sense vibrations if you connect the controller to a PC! In the end, we only encountered two or three display bugs and a slightly annoying desktop return when switching from Uncharted 4 to Lost Legacy.
Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection: Uncharted 4 debuts on PC (Gameplay)
Uncharted Collection original review, on PS5 (by )
What game at what price?
Before we continue, let’s talk about prices. If you don’t own Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End or the standalone Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, you’ll need to pay the sum of €49.99 to get this edition. On the other hand, if you already owned one of the two games on PS4, the upgrade to the PS5 version will cost you €10. Please note that if you have the physical versions of the games, you will need to use the physical CD to play the PS5 update. Now it remains to be seen what this Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection has in store.
A real performance boost?
Unsurprisingly, it will all come down to performance. If you enable fidelity mode, you will be able to play in 4k/30FPS. Performance mode lets you hit 60 frames per second and enjoy an enhanced 4k display at 1440p resolution. Finally, if you have a compatible display, Performance + mode offers the ability to play on a 120hz TV with a 1080p display. On the fidelity mode side, the 30fps is sometimes inconsistent in certain specific places, which is surprising when you know that the title is still 6 years old. Therefore, it is recommended to opt for performance mode, which ensures flawless rendering and a smooth experience. The scaling technique works very well and its translation on the screen is almost similar to the fidelity mode, while guaranteeing a constant 60 fps in any situation in the game.
Despite everything, it must be recognized, in general, Uncharted 4 has aged a bit. It is true that it is difficult not to fall in admiration in front of certain panoramas as superb as they are inspired, or certain light effects that are still very relevant today, but certain animations or facial expressions seem a bit anachronistic compared to today’s standards. Since the release of Uncharted 4, Red Dead Redemption II, God of War (2018) or others The Last of Us Part II have passed through PS4, and although it is true that its launch was a long way from that of Uncharted 4, these productions set new standards that are difficult to forget. The boost offered by the PS5 is quite anecdotal and if the Uncharted gathered in this collection are naturally always very beautiful, the weight of the years is gradually beginning to be felt. No sulking his pleasure so much, nor will you have the feeling of participating in an adventure from another era by putting yourself at the command of Nathan Drake or Chloe Frazer.
still fun games
On the gameplay side, it requires remastering, things haven’t moved an inch since 2016. So you’ll always find this cocktail of action, adventure, puzzle, and shooter that characterizes the franchise and it all still works as well as it does. 6 years. So we can tend to insist even more on certain remote control jumps, an appreciation of distances that is not always ideal or even an artificial intelligence that remains just as risky in the infiltration phases, but who cares: Uncharted 4 and its stand alone. they are still terribly fun games to play. Particularly rhythmic, the two games know how to alternate frenetic, spectacular sequences, more posed or narrative, to maintain a constant interest in the player.. Note also that this version of PS5 takes into account the features of DualSense, although, in fact, the difference is not particularly noticeable. And in terms of content, the collection is not a demerit: count about fifteen hours for the basic game and between 6 and 8 hours for Lost Legacy. There is much to keep you busy and above all entertained thanks to these games that do not pretend to be anything other than what they are: action and adventure games with a tendency to popcorn, which have also benefited from a much more careful writing than the original. of the three previous episodes. . On the other hand, and unfortunately predictably, the multiplayer mode did not find a place in this collection, which many may rightly find regrettable.
- Uncharted is finally coming to PC
- still fun games
- A true narrative evolution
- beautiful panoramas
- Even prettier thanks to PC
- FSR, DLSS, widescreen mode
- Some signs of aging
- No PC multiplayer
- Final episode in the first port
As you can see, the Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection PC port does everything we ask of it and it’s fine. In this new medium, the latest adventures of Nathan Drake and Chloé Frazer gain even more realism, thanks to a resolution and framerate now at maximum. Here are some improvements in terms of aliasing and lighting effects compared to the PS5 version. It’s quite simple, Naughty Dog’s blockbuster has never been so lavish. Now is the time to embark on this adventure! Available on Steam and the Epic Games Store.
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