Uncharted is a fantastic action adventure game for Playstation filled with action, puzzle and great story wrapped up in a Indian Jones feeling, what’s not to like about that? The Uncharted games has been a huge success for Naughty Dog and we can only hope they’ll release more Uncharted games in the future so we once again can play as Drake and climb some walls like a monkey. But in the meantime that we wait for a new Uncharted game to be released it’s a good idea to check out some games that has similarities to the Uncharted games, because there’s actually some great action adventure games available, sadly you won’t see Drakes charm and good looks in these games but I think you’ll survive without him.
The most similar game you’ll find
Most of us recognize Lara Craft in the Tomb raider games, it’s a classic game series that Uncharted have taken a lot of inspiration from. The latest Tomb Raider game is a much more refined game then we seen in the past from this series of video games. The setup for Tomb Raider is similar like in the Uncharted games, you will encounter a variety of gameplay in Tomb Raider such as stealth sequences, where you need to pass by unnoticed, both melee and range combat against ton of enemies and exploration in this beautiful world that the creators of this game have made. A very cinematic and action filled game, probably the closest to a Uncharted game you can get, but it’s not a Uncharted rip off, not at all, it’s a great game that has got some really good reviews.
Available for PS3 and PC
Tomb Raider Underworld
Another great Tomb Raider game
When it comes to games similar to Uncharted it’s hard to not mention the Tomb Raider games, so here’s another one from the game series. Tomb Raider Underworld was released 2008 so it’s a few years older then the past Tomb Raider game that I talked about, but age is just a number and Tomb Raider has been kicking ass for a long time now, it’s actually the eighth game in the series. In this action adventure game you’ll encounter a mix of action, puzzles, exploration and climbing just like in Uncharted. Might not be as good as the Uncharted series or the latest Tomb Raider game but it’s still a fantastic game, if you love action adventure games like me, you’ll love this polished classic Tomb Raider game.
You can check out the trailer for Tomb Raider Underworld down below, so you can get a better understanding what the game is about and how the gameplay looks like.
Available for Ps3, Wii, PC and Xbox 360
Assassin’s Creed 2
The next game on the list is Assassin’s Creed 2, this game might not be 100% similar as Uncharted but it has some similarity and the chances are pretty high that you’ll like Assassin’s Creed if you like Uncharted. Assassin’s Creed is also a long running game series with five games with tons of DLCs and supporting material. In this game series you’ll play as a Assassin in different periods of time, and the core of the games is pretty much to assassin different people. The gameplay is a mix of stealth, free running on buildings and a few puzzles, and the combat is almost never about just going berserker into a crowed of people and killing them all, you will need to plan out your moves. Action filled and beautiful games, just don’t expect a Uncharted game, these two game series have a lot in common but they’re still very different in other aspects, it’s such a great game series that I’m sure any Uncharted fan would enjoy it.
Games that have some Similarities with Uncharted
The games below have some or a few similarities with the Uncharted games, don’t expect a Uncharted game when getting any of these, the games will have a few features that you can find in Uncharted, but you won’t find every feature that makes Uncharted great in these games. I included a trailer for each game and also a link to Amazon where you can buy the game or just read more reviews from people who bought the game.
Batman Arkham Asylum
Play as Batman in this action adventure game, fight bad guys, climb, glide and run on top of buildings, playing as this super hero has never been this fun and dark. Great fighting system with a compelling story. Just don’t expect Drakes charm, puzzles or the same amazing story as you would find in Uncharted.
Read Dead Redemption
Open world action adventure
Play as the hard boiled John Marston in this open world cowboy game, think GTA in a western version. Read Dead Redemption have a great story with a lot of small side mission to do. You’ll get to do everything you would expect from a Cowboy western movie. Hunt down bank robbers, gun duels, save pretty ladies and a lot more. Red Dead also have a great combat system that feels a lot like the one you’ll find in the Uncharted games. A huge game filled with hours and hours of fun.
Action adventure with some similarities with Uncharted
In Infamous you’ll play as Cole MacGrath who have electric super powers, you’ll control Cole throughout the game, it’s up to you to decide if you want to be good or evil. Just like in Uncharted you can expect parkour/free running and climbing action. A great action adventure game with a bit more action then adventure. A third game in the inFamous series can be expected on the PS4 when it’s released.