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Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Original Video Game Soundtrack)


Composer: Greg Edmonson
La-La Land Records
RRP: £13.99
Available 15 November 2011

In the third in the Uncharted series, a search for the fabled "Atlantis of the Sands" propels fortune hunter Nathan Drake on a daring trek into the heart of the Arabian Desert, a journey that pits him and his mentor Victor Sullivan against the occult treachery of a shadowy clandestine organisation and its ruthless leader. When the terrible secrets of this lost city are unearthed, Drake's quest descends into a desperate bid for survival that strains the limits of his endurance and forces him to confront his deepest fears...

Greg Edmonson's score for Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is one that works incredibly well in the game environment to heighten the tension and provide an emotional response in the gamer. However, it doesn't work quite so well when listened to in isolation. It's not that it's one of those dull atmospheric scores, there are some wonderful themes here, it's just that very little really made me sit up and take notice.

Highlights include 'Nate's Theme 3.0', 'As Above, So Below', 'Iram Of The Pillars', 'Something Better' and 'Reckless - Powerplay (Thorn Remix)'. The track 'Oh No Chateau' reminded me of Jerry Goldsmith's music for Total Recall.

While on balance this is an interesting soundtrack, it works much better when accompanying the visuals in the game than as a standalone score.


Darren Rea

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