Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Shows A Big Visual Upgrade For Uncharted 1 In This Comparison

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Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is a trilogy of games consisting of the original Uncharted series that was released on the PlayStation 3. While Uncharted 2 and 3 have managed to endure the test of time, the original Uncharted always looked the worst of the bunch.

Thankfully Bluepoint Games seem to have done a remarkable job, and not only replaced the horrible character models from Uncharted 1, they have also made several changes to the lighting and textures in the game.

The changes to the original character models and lighting can be clearly seen in the comparison below.

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If you are still not convinced, check this side-by-side comparison of the original Uncharted on PS3 versus the latest on PS4. Drake looked like something out of a wax museum with his plastic-like character model, while he resembles his Uncharted 2-3 character model on the PS4.

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Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is set to launch on October 9th exclusively on the PlayStation 4. It is being developed by Bluepoint Games.

Let us know what you think about this article in the comments below.

  • r4in

    Why are PS3 screenshots upscaled? Why JPEGs? Meh comparison.

  • Ana HeluΕ‘iΔ‡

    PS WINNING

  • Joshua Pirog

    Year of the “delay the new stuff again and push out some remakes” continues.

  • PachterStation

    There’s only a big visual upgrade if you convince yourself. The grapics have been upgraded because the PS4 is more powerful than the PS3, a big upgrade is an over the top opinion. But looking at how this gen has gone, it’s bottom of the bucket stuff when remakes start to surface. Most gamers want new games, not remakes. Sad times if you ask me.

  • Human@Play

    Now if only this amount of work was put into the God of War remaster…

  • WitWolfy

    No offense… But I expected a type of a GOW remake here.. Sure its texture upgrade is good and all.. BUT, why not just upgrade Uncharted DF to the same engine version as UC2 and 3 was to keep consistancy?

  • Dr.Ghettoblaster

    HUGE fan, AMAZING series, CAN’T wait. Will DEF pay to go through these gems again with even slightly improved visuals/performance.

    My only gripes are:
    1). Golden Abyss very disappointingly missing from this “Nathan Drake Collection”.. (Escape Plan is a clear example of Vita to PS4 port with touch pad controls that works very well)
    2). No multiplayer. I can understand they wanna focus on U4 multiplayer beta to start, but it’d be pretty nice & welcome if they would patch in U2 and/or U3 multiplayer AFTER the U4 multiplayer beta ends, leaving this amazing collection with ZERO multiplayer support to extend life.

    • Alexander Freyr

      You’re saying with great confidence that everything can be added with a patch… Young naive minds are a wonder for sure.

      • Dr.Ghettoblaster

        Patch or free dlc like Master Chief Collection ODST? Most certainly Yes.

    • Kumomeme

      golden abyss was developed by different studio…ofcourse it was not easy to done what naughty dog does

      • Dr.Ghettoblaster

        Understood. I thought for a HANDHELD, Golden Abyss was incredible. My point still stands about why Golden Abyss is not being included in this “Nathan Drake Collection”. Are you implying it’s a developer legal issue? I honestly don’t know but kind of doubt it thinking ND owns the Uncharted IP. But If so, just call it the “Uncharted Collection”, or “PS3 collection”, anything but “Nathan Drake Collection”, that implies all Nathan Drakes games, and one (Golden Abyss) is clearly missing here..

    • Joshua Pirog

      I thought Golden Abyss, for what it was, a handheld exclusive by a different company, was actually an excellent game.

  • wtf? some of the screenshots for ps3 looked like they were gotten OFF youtube!

  • Dave C

    The PS4 version looks a little crisper but not much difference. In that rope bridge one the background textures actually look much blurrier on the PS4, WTF!

  • PixelOmen

    Wow, that’s pretty significant. I wasn’t expecting them to really do anything with them.

  • KontryBoy706

    if people believe and damage control this being a “BIG VISUAL UPGRADE” you need to turn your inner fanboy down. Is it an upgrade… yes but this is not ground breaking. Just like GOW 3 remaster wasn’t huge. I see them programming on a pc… clicking 1080p and removing the 30fps lock. Turning up lighting a bit and selling it. Even in that last pic of Drake reaching out to catch Elena you can see all the textures under the bridge CLEARLY LOOK BETTER ON THE PS3 in the bottom right corner.

    • Fabj

      Yea um…that’s called lighting affects (didnt exist in 07′) and that scene is in motion.

      wow…

  • dapaintrain

    Don’t care if it’s not a huge update it’s literally three good games in one bulk package so I’d buy it

    • kreator

      Again with no real upgrades??! No m/p! SMDH

      • Fabj

        UC 4 multiplayer. If you think a company is going to add a multiplayer server for a game from 2007 you might be slightly tardish.

        • Fayz7

          gears of war 1 was released in 2006 and the remaster HAS a multitplayer you moron, and they are bringing more maps from the pc version plus game modes & tweaks. it’s more of a dedicated remake. ms really know how to remaster.

          i actually enjoyed uc2 multiplayer, i guess they cba and probably thought psn was too ashy to handle it.

          • Alexander Freyr

            Or maybe Uncharted isn’t known for its multiplayer. Most people don’t even know uncharted has multiplayer.

          • Icaraeus

            Uncharted 1 didn’t even have multiplayer

          • Fabj

            They have an uncharted 4 multiplayer coming out jackass. It’s retarded to make multiplayer for dated games when your new one has a whole new MP beta out at that time. I can care less about gears. It’s boring as shit.

      • Jecht_Sin

        No real upgrades? Did you open the pictures links in two different tabs and compare? It’s like night and day. For games that have been defined as the best looking of the last generation. It isn’t just a resolution stretching. But yet again, you’re kreator, the Xbone slave. What else could we expect..

        • Michael Norris

          Yea that guy is the biggest Xbot of them all.

  • Venom Snake

    In the last pic for PS4 looks like Drake from UC3

  • popo123

    It’s a nice improvement. Definitely better than TLOU’s remastered that’s for sure. They actually redid most of the textures here, fixed the lighting and added some post processing effects. The original games were already fantastic looking for a Ps3 game back then so there’s not much they could do to make it better on the Ps4 unless they remake everything.

  • Fayz7

    who comes up with these biased titles? sony paying this site & dualshockers 13 cents an article again?

    it’s not much difference at all, a lazy remaster, look at halo & gears remaster if you want a BIG difference.

    • Fabj

      Yes, look at two microsoft games that lost every year to two franchises naughty dog released.

      Hurts πŸ™

    • Jecht_Sin

      Which Dualshocker? The same site that gave a round 10 to that MCC piece of junk? That Dualshocker?

    • Revolver Ocelot

      Hello little Faisal. Gears is a remake and most of the Disaster Chief Collection were remasters. Learn the difference between remake and remaster. Thanks. πŸ™‚

  • IamTylerDurden1

    The Drake comparison from Uncharted 1 on PS3 to PS4 is incredible, they added stubble and texture it looks fantastic.

  • joaovictorop

    There is not so much improvement. And the lack of online functions is a shame. Better stick with Gears of War Ultimate Edition.

    • Barry Harden

      Nah, Gears of War is an overdone mess. Micro$oft had nothing much in its library so they regurgitated the Gears series. Xbox is now about Halo, Forza, and Gears. Nothing else.

      PS4 is shining right now and it’s going to only bring on more games.

      • mwalker

        Is that why they had such a huge, killer conference at Gamescon ? Don’t get me wrong. I won’t good games on both of my consoles. However…Xbox is the place my time has been and will be through the end of the year. Every game website will say the same.

        • jesus

          What was so killer and huge about Microsoft’s Gamecon conference? Crackdown? lmfao

          This year is about Third party games, which will look better on PS so that’s where I’ll be

          • mwalker

            That’s what’s wonderful about choice. I can make mine and you can make yours. No need to argue about it. When I was your age I was playing games in an arcade. No one cares where the quarters went. So please, behave and play the games.

          • jesus

            Never known an old man to act like you,
            you got issues.

          • Fabj

            Choice is fine. Pretending another company did well because you’re biased is not. Facts are your friend.

          • mwalker

            I’m not pretending. I wasn’t even there. I’m going by what I read. I don’t care who makes the game. I only care about when I get to play it.

        • bigevilworldwide1 .

          Huge killer conference LMAO, your clearly easily impressed…Let me know how that MP ONLY cloud features work in Crackdown when it comes out in 2017…And woooo a Battletoad being added to killer instinct…

          Maybe MS could do more remasters IF they had more IPs than just Halo, Gears, Forza, Fable..But then again they are the kings of remasters now with 30 of them being on 1 disc

        • Barry Harden

          Those game websites are funded by Micro$oft advertising.

          As for Gamescon, of course they would have a good showing because Sony didn’t bother appearing. If you’re an athlete in the Olympics and your top competitor doesn’t show up, the Gold medal is basically yours.

          • mwalker

            I have never seen anyone they has something to show skip an event or a game. Are you telling me LeBron James is so good he can skip the playoffs? Have you had a stroke? The only reason Sony skipped is because it costs a lot of money to do a show. Why waste it if you have nothing to show off?

          • Barry Harden

            Sony was at Gamescon and they had a bigger event booth to showcase games than Micro$oft. So Sony didn’t have an actual conference but it wasn’t needed since they were just at E3 a month ago.

            Sony is waiting for the Paris game show which is an even bigger show than Gamescon in scope and attendance. There they will have a showstage and conference. This is in addition to the Playstation Experience being held in December!

          • Fabj

            They didn’t show off because no cares about the event. All they had to do was show 2 minutes of UC4 and walk away a winner. Not to mention the other 11 games under different developers they have appearing early next year.

          • Barry Harden

            Why do another show when you just did one last month? Let’s get this straight you moron, Gamescon is no playoff game. Xbox is desperate so they needed to have a conference. Sony did setup booths and rented space larger than Micro$oft’s. They will have a conference where it matters. Check them out at the Paris game show.

        • Fabj

          You used an event Sony didn’t even go to? Great debating…

    • Slipknot8312

      I can smell an jelly xboner

      • Stickz

        textures havent improved much, its mainly the color palette here. The improvements in Uncharted 2 look much better compared to this one.

        • rudero

          No. Time for glasses.

          • Stickz

            if you take your rainbow colored glasses of i might give it a shot.

          • rudero

            Being your opinion seems to be in smallest percentage of people who think “you can hardly tell a difference”, I will go ahead and say good luck with trying to change everyone’s opinion. So funny how you bring vision into a topic such as fanboy. Perhaps that is your problem. You are so lost in the childish war that you can not see things like improvements and such. Love how you have to run to the “I own a ps4” so quickly. Who challenged that? I am saying, truly, you might want your eyes checked. That is all. Or buy a nicer TV.

          • Stickz

            Nah i read through your comments and you use arguments like ‘you own this console or that one’, thats why I said it. If i wouldnt have said it you would have said something about me owning an xbox judging by your history of comments. So either way you would try and bash people for owning/not owning a certain console.

            1. I am not trying to change someone’s opinion, why would I? Opinions are there for people to have.
            2. You are quoting something that I haven’t even said.
            3. Your english is horribad.
            4. If you think that someone even takes your comments seriously judging by all that you said before, you are wrong.
            5. If you think being a fan of something means not being critical about it, you should think again. Look what happened to CoD, people mindlessly agreed so they can get away with everything they want, thus no innovation and now u get the same game every year. Being a fan of something means you should be overly critcal (there is a difference between mindlessly bashing the competition like you are doing and being critical) because it is something you like/love. You want to see them succeed and make quality products.

          • rudero

            Yawn. My history is all facts sweetheart. It is called educated. Would be more than happy to help you since your consumer knowledge is infantile. You, stealth trolling vs my facts and you try to say something? Boring. It is ok. Somebody needs to suck on salt and be a baby in comment sections. You fit the bill very nicely judging by your history. I do not think there is one educated statement you have ever made to be honest. Hugs honey. It will be ok. A broken clock will be right twice a day.

          • Stickz

            Especially don’t comment on the points I made says enough.

          • rudero

            You never make points. You always side step to the “fanboy” cry out and then jump all over the place until you are just madly ranting. How about for once you actually prove any point. Actually have an adult argument.
            This is about the texture works that are highly visible and then you go off crying because you and the five other trolls think your words are fact. You and your stupid “rainbow glasses” comments sprinkled everywhere is not a point, a fact, an argument or, has nothing to do with “i read your history” when that is completely off topic. You are the brat kid that comes into the daycare late and then cries and hit kids because you do not have the toy you want.
            Nothing about any of your comments, anywhere, at any time, ever brings anything but stealth trolling everything about the ps4 and you try to call me out? Well, call out my “lies” let’s go. Would be more than happy to correct anything you can actually prove me wrong with. Or, you can still just run around with your “rainbow glasses” comments and cry “fanboy” and pat yourself on the back like you actually made point. That is what the uneducated people usually do.

          • Stickz

            look at your account its a joke, you know no1 takes you seriously. I dont call people fanboy unless I see accounts like yours who have 0 positive things to say about 1 side and praise the other side without being critical.

          • rudero

            Hmmmm… I hardly ever say any praising. Usually I am just putting Down the misinformation that gets passed by either trolls, stealth trolls, or blatant biased web sites. Not a lot of praising. So this does tell me your reading skills are very lacking. A reason I do not lock my history down. I do not hide.

          • Stickz

            yeah u keep spamming in 100+ discussion: xbox only has 2 exclusives, hence no1 takes you serious.

          • rudero

            Well, let me correct you. I said two AAA Xbox one exclusive which is 100% a fact. All of these statements are on sites, or fankids, belittling the smaller exclusives that Sony has because Microsoft is releasing two more exclusives this fall. So I like pointing out that with microsofts history, releasing two annual exclusives is not that big of a deal. It is a fact. What is wrong with stating a fact on such articles or comments? Nothing. It does not sound good because it is not good but that is not being negative when it is against people being negative with said issue.

          • Stickz

            Ryse, Sunset , Forza, Killer Instinct and then they have some sweet smaller games as well

          • Stickz

            u forgot KI, it has been announced 2 weeks ago its coming to pc. So you been spreading false info all this time πŸ™

          • rudero

            ? I did not forget anything. KI is not a AAA title but, yes, it is no longer an exclusive. It is a free to play fighting game.
            I never said the Xbox one has no games. I just find it funny that so many websites and fans are patting the Xbox one on the back for having two exclusive and a timed exclusive this fall and how one company is dropping the ball. When people would list the small games, indie games and such, the same trolls would act as if they do not count. Following that entire way of thinking, how can anyone quite possibly ignore the last year of the Xbox ones release and the only two AAA titles they currently have to date since release. The issue is all the xbots and their goal posts that they run around with and try to use the media to favor partnered products. Indies do not count, small games do not count, PS3 ps vita games do not count pc ps4 games do not count… By that rational, the Xbox one only has 2 console exclusives.

          • Stickz

            If you dont count KI as exclusive dont count Knack and The order. If a game is free to play doesnt mean it isnt an AAA title. You wanna say Dota 2 aint an AAA game?

          • rudero

            I would put it against the like of reso gun. Of which is not ever counted as a AAA exclusive. You, can count whatever you want as you want. Once again, minority opinions are opinions too.

          • r34p3r

            How do you not see an improvement? Look at the damn ship’s railing, and the rocks in the river underneath the bridge, for example. See the actual defined texturing on the railing of the ship? Look at the ship itself; the cabin now has a dappled appearance. Shadowing is more defined and constrasts better. Look at Elena’s hair in the first pane and you’ll see better depth in her hair due to the improved shadows. The rocks on the river below the bridge – notably the level below on the actual structure – have shadows that the PS3 version lacks.

            You can argue all day that you don’t see a dramatic improvement here, but those with working perception and eyes all say differently.

          • Stickz

            I never said I didn’t see any improvement. FOr that example the texture isn’t much improved its mainly the color palette. as i stated before the upgrades in U2 are for more significant

          • rudero

            Oh, and so you do not cry

            1. No one is “trying” to change you opinion but, a fact vs your opinion is being stated. perhaps the advice was to help you. ie glasses or new screen.
            2. You are correct.
            3. Typing on tiny phones while doing other things does allow bad errors to up. Horrid? Perhaps your reading skills or English comprehension is way to low to make that statement.
            4. By all the agrees, more than any of your comments ever receive, there are people that agree.
            5. I am not a fan of anything.
            6. Majority means most likely to be correct. Some kids say 2 + 2 equals three will get agrees.

      • mwalker

        I think the same thing and I love Uncharted. The effort on this remaster and the God of War remaster just wasn’t the same as the halo and gears. It would be a whole lot cooler if it was. Still buying this though.

        • Kumomeme

          we see good remaster from the last of us…dont be to hasty now

          • mwalker

            Yep, I do like that one.

    • IamTylerDurden1

      One 10 yr old game for $40 with no horde mode and fugly grfx, no tanx : )

    • jb227

      If this was developed by Naughty Dog I’m sure there would have been more significant graphical upgrades, but Bluepoint is right not to take too much artistic leeway on these games because they could essentially lose the magic of what Naughty Dog originally captured. I personally would rather have Naughty Dog stick to developing brand new games including UC4 and whatever else they may be working on behind closed doors than have them working on redoing old games like what The Coalition is doing. All of the time they are spending towards the original Gears remaster could be used towards making GoW4 even better, so granted you are getting a more significant remake but you are potentially losing out on some of the promise of Gears 4 or whatever else they could potentially start working on in favor of replaying games you already have with a slicker coat of paint and some redone cutscenes and added content.

    • Fabj

      What a loaded BS statement. That’s like saying “this car game has no new cars. Better get the new tennis game.”

      Gears masterbates to Uncharted.

    • Kumomeme

      why xboner always jelly?

  • Escopablobar

    Looks good. I use to be super critical of all of these remakes but I have come to the realization that there are lots of people out there who haven’t played games like UC1-3 and Gears1-3 the first time around.

  • AstroCyborg

    another lazy sony remaster

    • KKK

      And who are you exectly? As a gamer I think that they put a lot of work into porting this game to the next-gen system. For PS4 owners who didn’t got to play this game and didn’t own a PS3 in the past this is really a blessing from Sony.

      • AstroCyborg

        all they did was have the models from u3 nothing special

        • Fabj

          Doesn’t it suck to hate something people love so much? You must cry on award day. No more tears. Just don’t shoot up any schools ok…

        • Kumomeme

          clearly this dude doesnt know anything and yet dont have any shame of it

    • Kumomeme

      lol sounds like haters here
      you know how remaster works?you know different between remaster and remake?
      ofcourse it has same models…you expect it gonna have new models of UC4?game development its not that simple…
      also,u3 models already great..especially by standard of ps3 hardware..you know even making character taken tons of time…not mention joel in the last of us beard already taken 2.5 weeks..only idiot saying its nothing special
      Stop pretending clever kiddo

      • AstroCyborg

        gears ue nuff said

        • Revolver Ocelot

          That’s a remake, mouth-breather.

  • mwalker

    Not much of an update? Is that because Sony doesn’t have the money to spend?

    • Guest

      No you dumb f’ck, Its because they don’t feel like they have to go all out of their way and work more than they have to over doing it on the update like MS does, since they are getting their a$s kicked. And the game does look better and is 60fps. I thought framerate was all that mattered to you dumb fake bots? and Gears looks horrible now, looks cheesy!

      • mwalker

        I’m sorry, son. I don’t own stock in any of the I just play for the games. I own them all so I don’t miss out on great experiences. I’ll be buying this collection, don’t get me wrong. I just think they could put a little more effort in it.

      • IamTylerDurden1

        They ruined gears.

    • kevin

      Go troll somewhere else the difference was Def noticeable only a fanboy would try to deny it

      • mwalker

        You’re right I am a fanboy of the uncharted series. What’s you’re point

        • TheNumberSeven

          His point is that he’s a brainwashed Sony pauper that can’t face reality.

          • bigevilworldwide1 .

            Are you morons mentally retarded? How the hell in your tiny little mind does Sony Pauper even still work? Are you just that stupid considering the Xbox is cheaper…Microsoft pauper makes way more sense..Jesus Xbots are dumb, do they take your brain now when you buy an Xbox

          • Fabj

            But thez gets to b master cheeeeef

          • TheNumberSeven

            Cry some more pauperboy.

    • bigevilworldwide1 .

      You must have missed the part where they have said that features from 2 and 3 are being implemented into the first game, and that all 3 are being completely re-balanced so that issues with things like enemies being bullet sponges are non-existent this time around

    • Tom Rae

      You’re right, a multi billion dollar company doesn’t have the money to spend, you fucking moron.

      • mwalker

        Two of the Microsoft employees have more money than Sony. The fact that one man could buy out the company isn’t saying much. Sony is worth 17 billion. Mark zuckenburg could buy it for himself

    • What were you expecting? It’s not a re-imagining. They added shadows where there weren’t, upped the shader quality, upped the res, and the framerate. Were you expecting a totally different looking game, or UC4 level graphics? (I’m honestly wondering what your expections were)

    • Fabj

      You are like a super bullshitter. Should u be masturbating to masterchief?

  • TheNumberSeven

    That’s big alright! /s
    POOR!

    • Guest

      Just like your comment!
      POOR!

      • TheNumberSeven

        Cry some more in your Sony poverty!

    • kevin

      If you’re going to troll at least put some effort into it. Trolls are sad anyway but being a lazy troll is even worse

  • Sweetbrandigirl2004

    I agree UC1 looks amazing but updated graphics alone is NOT reason enough for me to buy games I alrready own only to play the SAME game play.

    • DarthDiggler

      @brandi_parker:disqus

      Don’t buy it then! πŸ™‚ UC1 stands to have the most improvements, they are going to flatten the gameplay as well to make all the mechanisms work the same ways across all titles.

      I like Naughty Dog and I would love to play through these titles again.

      • R6ex

        Yeah. I own all 3 PS3 titles, but I’m still buying the new Collection for my PS4 and replay all of them again. UC and ME are my favourite game series; worthy of many replays.

    • ace-meza

      So…GTFO?

    • Iamsofakingraw

      So don’t buy it?

    • Guest

      Then don’t buy it. Its as simple as that. Its not made for you, its made for the people who want it. My only beef with these remakes, is that they are relying on them to much now and are over doing it. But I would much rather play a 1080p/60fps remake then the original 720p/~30fps upscaled to a 1080p tv. We are past those days.

    • bigevilworldwide1 .

      And your point? Is anyone supposed to care? Either people want it or they don’t, nobody gives a rats ass what people’s personal choice is….

      They have also stated several hundred times that they are going to be implementing features from U2 and U3 into Uncharted 1, on top of re-balancing all 3 games to get rid of the bullet sponge enemy problems….If it doesn’t sound appealing to you then don’t purchase it, but I guarantee nobody gives a shit who does and doesn’t see the value in the collection…

      It also shouldn’t be shocking that visually Uncharted 1 is going to show the most improvement since the other 2 still hold up exceptionally well

      • Sweetbrandigirl2004

        Just what does re-balancing the game mean ? How do YOU known it means getting rid of the bullet sponge problem ? You don’t so SHUT the F Up ! Oh and your arrogance is distastful you sound like a very unhappy and unpleasant person. Try finding some joy buy a puppy NO scratch that you problem kill or beat it.or watch a sun set but chill the FUCK OUT ! This is an artilce about NDUCC and this is the comment section so I commented if you don’t like what I said or don’t agree with it FINE ! I really don’t care one way or the other, but WHY bother to even comment on my comment ?

        • RJTheSavage

          The amount of irony and hypocrisy in one comment makes me cringe but laugh at the same time… amazing

    • Mike G.

      I don’t understand the point in complaining about something you’re not going to buy.

      • Sweetbrandigirl2004

        Well I guess I’m hoping that theres still time and enough other people who feel the same as I do that Bluepoint will make some chances.

        • Mike G.

          I can dig that.

    • Fabj

      Cool. Millions disagree.

      • Sweetbrandigirl2004

        Thats fine I’m only speaking for myself !