Uncharted as, if not more, popular than Tomb Raider, says Naughty Dog

Monday, 19th January 2009 15:02 GMT By Mike


Uncharted: Among Thieves game director Bruce Straley has told CVG that he reckons the Uncharted franchise is already as popular as Tomb Raider, and perhaps even more so.

“Why, do you think he’s not already there, if not beyond that point already, in terms of popularity?” said Straley.

“I feel that Nathan Drake can stand on his own in any line up of the video game pantheon.”

We’re just checking with the Eidos team to see what they have to say on the matter.

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By Mike Bowden



  1. Robo_1

    “We’re just checking with the Eidos team to see what they have to say on the matter.”

    What really?

    Stoke them fires baby… :)

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Depends if he means Tomb Raider ‘now’ (in which case maybe) or Tomb Raider ‘then’ (in which case not even close).

    #2 6 years ago
  3. DaMan

    nasty dogs.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Leathersoup

    Well the Uncharted developers did something smart when they made the game. Rather than relying on an eye candy character to attract gamers they made the character somewhat “joe average” (except he’s still not quite). Not giving themselves a “crutch” probably forced them to pay more attention to the game play required to provide a good gaming experience.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. ecu

    I still haven’t played the full game, the demo turned me right off. Waaaay too much combat.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Gamoc

    It’s definitely more popular than Tomb Raider is NOW, when Tomb Raider was really big, ie; PS1, it probably isn’t. Yet.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. No_PUDding

    It’s different to Tomb Raider.

    Totally agree it isn’t as big though. And for it’s time, it’s nowhere near as ‘new’.

    But, I wanna see the sequel first, the first one was pretty rushed.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. DrDamn

    Full game has too much combat too Ecu so your were right to stay away. I love the controls for exploration in this – it’s just there is rarely any need to use it as anything other than a way to get from A to B. Puzzles were very basic and few and far between. They need to up that significantly and reduce and tighten the combat.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. No_PUDding

    The combat is totally tight.

    The [small amount of] platforming wasn’t. Certainly aesthetically it wasn’t tight.

    But the games combat for me was totally tight, and couldn’t be more responsive.

    And I also am not looking forward to there beign more platforming thansk to moaners like you. ;D

    As long as there’s still a healthy dose of varied combat, I’ll be happy.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. sackboy

    Well,tomb raider it has been one of the best video games,the puzzles,the adventure, i wonder, from where they got the idea,to do Uncharted. ;-)

    #10 6 years ago

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