Ranking the Uncharted series, a look back at one of the best franchises in gaming
The real treasure was in the games all along
#2 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Among Thieves has plenty of reasons to be number one in the franchise, it had stellar gameplay, awesome introduction to new characters, and most importantly a humanizing story.
There's a handful of reasons of why it shouldn't be number one though. The main reason probably is because of its villains. We had some quick turn of events in the beginning of the game to really hook players but after that, the game kind of plateaus, villain-wise at least.
Lazarević was nothing more than a big brute looking for the Cintamani stone, he had no backstory or real reason of why he needed it, which kind of made the story feel a little dull. Unlike Drake's Deception where players were up against Marlow and all the twists and turns that it came with.
Nevertheless, while playing through Uncharted 2 there was plenty of shocking moments like Drake ditching Elena for Chloe. Don't get me wrong, I love Chloe, but having that sort of connection for Elena in the original game really drove home something special for me.
That's once again where Naughty Dog struck the hardest, its story and their characters. By the end of Among Thieves, there was a specific scene between Elena and Nate which really displayed both their dynamic bond and the care and love they had for each other. However, Drake's Deception one-ups this scene, but we'll get to that in a minute.