Free to download, Uncharted: Fortune Hunter is a puzzle game that features Nathan Drake and his mentor, Sully. Players get to navigate Drake around a number of puzzling layouts by dragging routes that select his pathway using a touchscreen interface. Part of the popular Uncharted series of games, this is a great new free addition that will please newcomers and fans of the characters alike.
Getting to know Uncharted: Fortune Hunter
In the game, the main character must interact with objects within the board-like playing environment. These might be rocks that can be moved onto weighted planks, for example. In other parts of the game there might be special stations that allow the choice of pathways available to Drake to be altered. With many levels to complete, the game gets progressively harder. In later puzzles, some obstacles, such as dart traps, are thrown into the mix. By completing a puzzle, players earn coins and other prizes. However, solving a level with the minimum of moves means that loot keys are awarded allowing players to unlock treasure chests. If you link a Sony Entertainment Network account to Fortune Hunter, then multiplayer options become available in the PS4 Uncharted game. It also allows you to unlock certain outfits, weapons and other goodies.
Exploring Uncharted: Fortune Hunter
In the game, players view the action from a high vantage point and can tap on the board layout to move objects or Drake to make him progress. Handy hints and tips appear on screen from Sully which mean that you are never left not knowing what to try next. However, the puzzles are not spoilt from this advice – it just means that the game has a good flow to it.
Due to its ability to link with the main Uncharted games, this free download version is likely to appeal to players who want to open up the extras that it affords. However, the well-designed puzzles mean that it is just a good game in its own right. There are six different adventures in the game, but each of them includes multiple puzzles, so don't be put off thinking that there is only a limited amount of game play. In fact, there is plenty for you to do when taking control of Drake.
With high-quality graphics and audio, the game also plays well and is simple enough to pick up once you have tried a few puzzles. Each of the adventures is themed around a famous figure from history. For instance, these include Francisco Pizarro, a Spanish conquistador, as well as a sixteenth century Irish adventurer named Grace O'Malley. At the time of the game's launch only four of the adventures were available, but the developers say that the final ones are to be launched in an update in the near future.
Uncharted: Fortune Hunter is a fun game that looks and sounds great. The gameplay is addictive and even if you complete a level, then there is often a way of doing it with less moves, meaning there is always something to try again. It will be of great value to players already well-versed in the Uncharted series.