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    Uncharted: Drakes Fortune (PS3) Weapons and extras guide/FAQ
    Version 1.0  I did it in one session, ain't I good ;+)
    Copyright 2008 Christopher Lane
    Email: chrissilverdogs(at)yahoo(dot)com 
    (Just copy and paste the address and put the correct symbols in)
    Guide note: If you see - ND - in the guide its just short for
    Naughty Dog the games developers, I can be lazy at times you see xD
    Version History
    1.0 - Uploaded everything in one go =)
    PLEASE NOTE!!! If you have not yet finished this brilliant 
    game I should warn you there are many spoilers in this guide
    so please read no further as the story is one of the 
    games strongest points.
    Note - press ctrl and f together to enter the 'find' widow and just simple
    enter the code of what you want to read/visit first e.g. for weapons guide
    you would enter 2.01 
    Introduction - 1.01
    Weapons Guide - 2.01
    Hand-to-hand combat - 2.02
    Handgun weapons - 2.03 
    Rifle weapons - 2.04
    Hand Grenades - 2.05
    Turret Guns - 2.06
    Characters - 3.01
    Extras and Unlockables - 4.01
    Treasures - 4.02
    Medals - 4.03
    Rewards and cheats - 4.04
    My review of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune - 5.01
    Closing comments - 5.02
    Contact info - 5.03
    Legal mumbo jumbo - 5.04
    1.01 Introduction
    Hey guys and gals this is my first ever guide so sit back, get a drink and
    enjoy. Any comments, compliments, or heaven forbid complaints don't be 
    afraid to drop me a line. I'll get back as soon as I can, after all it 
    only takes a couple of mins to reply to an email right? Anyway onto the 
    game and what a game it is! The best PS3 game I've played 
    to date and easily a console seller and desider. Well what do you expect? 
    Naughty Dog made it and they have been making cracking good games 
    since the 90's with the Crash Bandicoot's on the PS1 
    (ahhh... has a nastalgic moment) then Jak and Dexter's on PS2 and now 
    we have arguably the best of the lot, Uncharted on the PS3 and yes its 
    planned to be a series just like Naughty Dog's other ventures. 
    Hope so anyway :+). 
    When I first got on Uncharted I just knew it was a special game. 
    You know the kind, the ones that drain all your free time, you 
    tell all your friends about it and show them why they so need 
    to get it and it also makes you play it through numerous times. Oh damn you 
    Uncharted, damn you =p! And it isn't just a visual masterpiece 
    (I'd say the prettiest next-gen yet) that drags you in the screen 
    and makes you feel part of the whole game, its also got a fantastsic 
    and gripping story with humerous and interesting characters to 
    give it an even bigger impact on the player. And to top it off 
    its the rightful owner of one of the best and most unique soundtracks 
    I've heard in a game (in league of the God of War's and the Grand 
    Theft Auto's). Hmm I'm forgetting something...? Oh thats it! 
    Calling the gameplay fun, exciting and addictive is one hell of 
    a understatment. This game is like a big mix of Tomb Raider, 
    Indiana Jones, Gears of war and Sython filter with a nice big 
    splash of Naughty Dog goodness (you can't deny that glint 
    of Crash in Nate's face) which results in easily a must have game and 
    maybe game of the year (2007-2008).
    Anyhow enough praise for now and onto what this guide is about. 
    Seeing as this is my first guide (and there is already 2 full 
    walkthroughs on gamefaqs) I'm just going to do a weapons
    and extras guide (some would call it a skeleton guide) 
    which will include all the groovy weapons explained in full detail 
    to my best ability (I'm a bit of a gun nut, Note: I said nut not 
    nutter =p, the guns always seem to grab my attention and this game 
    was a real treat for me!). I'll also be explaining the medals, 
    rewards, characters and story, and giving you the few 
    cheat codes there are, you gotta do it the hard way with 
    this game! Hey chin up, you'll appreciate it more. Also I should tell 
    you that I have completed this awesome game 3 times (once on Normal, 
    once on Hard and once on Crushing "Ouch!") achieved all medals 
    (1000 skill points), got all rewards and collected all 61 
    treasures (yes 61, 60 treasures 1 relic). Now I'm not telling you 
    this to brag, ok maybe a little bit =) but I'm also offering to help
    anyone who is stuck at a certain point in the game, is after 
    the last few treasures and is going
    insane looking for them (an idea were it may be will help alot), 
    needs any other help or advice with the game or just wants 
    to chat about it is fine, get emailing.
    Anyway I'm sure you would love to listen to me babble 
    on about how great this game is and what not but I'm gonna 
    start the guide now and begin with the weapons, enjoy!
    2.01 The Weapons 
    Uncharted is any gun lovers paradise, like me :+). Not 
    only are there a fun and varied amount of toys to have 
    fun with the other children in this playground of a game, 
    but they are some of the most realistic gun replications 
    I have seen in a game. From the way they look and feel to 
    the amount of ammo that each weapon holds and the way they
    reload (gotta love the AK47 reload). Also the damage, speed, 
    accuracy and range are pretty much dead on with a few exceptions 
    for gameplay enjoyment and difficulty. In this section I will be 
    explaining each weapon including Nate's more err 'hands on' 
    attacking. Its worth mentioning that Nate can hold 3 weapons 
    which include one handgun type gun that goes in his holster. 
    A rifle type of weapon that seems to hang off the back 
    of his holster straps and hand grenades, 4 in total which are 
    attached to his belt. Also the other space in your inventory 
    is the ammo you have, you see this as two clip holders 
    on the opposite side of the handgun holster. So get ready 
    for some explosively shooting good info by 'wha' 
    (for the less fluent thats me =p ).
    2.02 Nathan's <aka> Nate's hand-to-hand combat:
    What can I say? Nate's a strong fella as well as a pretty face 
    (well according to my nan anyway?!). He can't half throw a good 
    punch or two or three or maybe four depending how much you 
    piss him off =p so don't be afraid to get in there and smash 
    your enemies face around a bit. You have a good mix of
    light, heavy and silent attacks at your disposal that 
    range from punches, kicks, headbutts, knees, elbows 
    and strangling for the silent yet deadly attack. This is
    just 'nitty gritty' street fighting and Nate can do it 
    with the best of them. Nate is always capable of fighting 
    with his enemies (except the mutated spaniards at the end, not 
    even Nate's that crazy!) so make sure you keep that in mind as 
    fighting has saved my life many times when a gun just 
    wasn't right for the situation. But don't get to crazy as 
    just boxing your enemies to death is a shortcut to the big clouds 
    in the sky yourself. The 3 main types of 
    melee combat are follows:
    1. light attacks e.g. fast yet weaker punches. To perform 
    press square repeatedly.
    2. Heavy attacks e.g. smash, smash, drop kick. To perform 
    press square, /\ then square again, beware it has to be in a 
    specific rhythm but once you learn it its easy to pull off.
    3. Silent attack e.g. Neck break 'snappy snappy'. To perform 
    creep silentley behind an enemy without him seeing you 
    and press square for a silent and instant kill.
    There are various medals associated with melee 
    combat that inlude the following:
    Brutal Brawler, 10 skill points. Kill 5 enemies 
    with a brutal combo to achieve.  
    Brutal Slugger, 30 skill points. Kill 20 
    enemies with a brutal combo to achieve.
    Brutal Expert, 40 skill points. Kill 5 enemies 
    in a row with a brutal combo to achieve.
    Stealth Attacker, 30 skill points. Kill 20 
    enemies by melee attacking from behind 
    i.e. stealth attack.
    Steel Fist, 10 skill points. Kill 5 enemies 
    with one punch after softening them up with gunfire
    Steel Fist Expert, 40 skill points. Kill 5 
    enemies in a row with one punch after softening them up.
    2.03 Handgun weapons  
    These are the weapons thats go in Nate's holster
    on his chest. He holds them with one hand when moving and 
    they can be fired while hanging off ledges and other similar
    surfaces. You can have one, so choose wisely for the given
    PM 9mm semi automatic pistol
    Power - 5/10
    Speed - 6/10
    Range - High
    Accuracy - High
    Clip size - 8 rounds
    Maximum ammo capacity - 40 
    My personal rating - 8/10
    Yeah yeah I know what your thinking... Its a pistol, 
    how great can it be?? Well you will soon realise 
    this is one of the best guns in the game if for 
    nothing other than its reliability alone. This thing keeps 
    you alive thorughout the beginning half of the game 
    on any difficulty setting and is always available. 
    This gun has a perfect mix of power, 
    speed, accuracy and range to make it a solid choice 
    for any situation. Also a perfect example of the
    realism of the guns, I think its from the 
    Walther PPK series made in Germany. You get this at the
    beginning of the game, its your default weapon.
    Associated medal - Kill 50 enemies with the PM 9mm,
    10 skill points
    92FS 9mm semi automatic pistol
    Power - 7/10
    Speed - 7/10
    Range - Very High
    Accuracy - Very High
    Clip size - 15 rounds
    Maximum ammo capacity - 60 
    My personal rating - 10/10
    My favourite weapon =) although it was a close call.
    This is everything that the PM 9mm is but better, 
    what more could you want eh? You get this throughout
    the second half of the game and if you can resist the
    ever powerful Desert Eagle then you will realise this
    is much better and far more reliable in ammo and 
    commonness. It has a great power factor and has a 
    blisttering fire rate if you use it properly, add 
    the top accuracy and range and you begin to realise
    what a beast of a gun this is, oh and the fact it 
    looks, sounds and feels just plain cool helps :-).
    Also the 15 round mag and high ammo capacity helps
    as well, although it doesn't last long with me >p. 
    Again this is another realistic reincarnation of 
    a Beretta 92. A solid gun that I can fully
    recommend to any would-be explorer. You first get to use 
    this gun with Elena on the Jet ski in Chapter 12.
    Associated medal - Kill 50 enemies with the 92FS 9mm,
    10 skill points
    Wess 44 Revolver 
    Power - 9/10
    Speed - 5/10
    Range - High
    Accuracy - Medium
    Chamber spaces - 6 rounds
    Maximum ammo capacity - ? Its very rare for you to get 
    loads of magnum ammo becasue you change as soon 
    as you have used it up to another pistol. 
    I think I've had 12 rounds before? 
    My personal rating - 8/10
    "Now you gotta ask yourself one question! Are 6
    powerful magnum rounds better than 40 pistol rounds?!
    Well... are they? Punk!" Sorry couldn't resist =) But
    there is some truth in that joke. This magnum is sheer 
    power and can kill most enemies in one shot 
    regardless of where their hit. The only exception 
    is later on in the game when enemies have armour and  
    are simply tougher, but you don't get this gun often
    later on in the game as its swapped fror the Desert Eagle.
    Never the less a powerhouse of a gun thats like a shotgun 
    with good range and therefore most powerful when you get 
    it at the beginning, I always pick it up and 
    I recommend you do the same. This is an obvious
    copy of a Colt Python Magnum with the famous .44 rounds
    being used. A movie classic as I previously pointed out
    and mocked. This becomes available pretty early from
    both the ground and dead enemies.
    Associated medal - Kill 20 enemies with the Wess 44 
    Revolver, 10 skill points
    Desert 5 semi automatic pistol
    Power - 9/10
    Speed - 6/10
    Range - High
    Accuracy - High
    Clip size - 7 rounds
    Maximum ammo capacity - ? Its very rare for you to get 
    loads of magnum ammo becasue you change as soon 
    as you have used it up to another pistol. 
    I think I've had 14 ronds before? 
    My personal rating - 8/10
    Made famous by blockbusters such as The Matrix, 
    the Desert Eagle is a gas operated magnum 
    that packs more punch than Rocky Marciano. 
    This gun is just basically a better version
    of the Wess 44 Revolver that replaces it during 
    the second half of the game. 
    A crowed favourite is the Desert Eagle 
    because of its explosive power and high 
    accuracy along with its meaty looks. All 
    in all a great weapon choice that a lot of players
    will choose for their pistol weapon near the end
    of the game, which results in the neglect of
    92FS 9mm handgun as its made commonly available 
    at the same time. An easy and direct lift of the
    .50 Desert Eagle in both looks and characteristics.
    An interesting fact about the Desert Eagle is that
    although its been used countless times in games and
    films, its highly inpractical in real life because of
    heavy weight and high costs. Making it 
    rather uncommon to be used in real life 
    for any use.
    Associated medal - Kill 20 enemies with the Desert 5, 
    10 skill points
    Micro 9mm fully automatic pistol
    Power - 6/10
    Speed - 10/10
    Range - Medium/High
    Accuracy - Low
    Clip size - 20 rounds
    Maximum ammo capacity - 60 
    My personal rating - 7/10
    If this thing was any faster it would be dangerous!
    Seriously though, this is one mean toy that the other
    kids will be jealous of. Easily the fastest weapon just
    like its even easier the least accurate weapon. But 
    why worry about hitting your target when you can hit
    five targets ;+) . Rather a rare gun compared to some 
    others but when available it can be used to 
    devastating effect, with its combined power and speed
    this is a firm favourite of mine. Funny enough I never
    really liked it at first but soon realised its 
    potential and can recommend for use in nearly all 
    circumstances, just not the long range ones. Its a
    life like replica of the Micro Uzi, a rapid firing 
    9mm pistol. This can be found in the middle 
    stages of the game.
    Associated medal - Kill 50 enemies with the Micro 9mm, 
    10 skill points
    Eddy's Golden gun
    Power - 9/10
    Speed - 6-7/10
    Range - High - Very High
    Accuracy - Medium - Very High
    Clip size - 7 rounds
    Maximum ammo capacity - Its a special weapon that 
    you get from the rewards screen but as far as I know
    it has the same ammo as the Desert 5. If you have
    unlocked this gun you also have unlocked 
    unlimited ammo so this shouldn't be a problem. 
    My personal rating - 10/10
    Awesomness is the word that springs to mind 
    when I think of this gun =) Its just like the 
    Desert Eagle but looks so much better and
    seems to have sligtly better statistics,
    most notibly in the speed department. But that
    increased speed can be its downfall caused by the
    waryness of the aiming reticle when firing rapidly.
    In english that means if your a mad shooter and get
    carried away alot then you run the risk of 
    lowering the accuracy of the weapon. Unlocking this
    gun can be a challenge (you need 900 skill points!)
    but the sheer coolness is a good enough reward for
    your labor. And in case you were wondering 
    (I know I was when I saw it in the rewards screen)
    It doesn't seem much more powerful than the standard 
    Desert 5 and if it is its not by much (it still 
    takes two shots to the body on the enemies 
    near the end of the game on the Crushing difficulty 
    setting). All in all a groovy weapon that 
    all players should get the chance to use at least 
    once. Realism wise its just like a Desert eagle
    thats coloured gold and seeing as Desert Eagles 
    are for the more richer of gun buyers you can
    imagine a golden designed Desert Eagle in the 
    real world. Whether this is a reference to 
    James Bond and the infamous golden gun is 
    unknown, to me anyway :+( . But it wouldn't
    surprise me with all the easter eggs and
    references games make today even how out of place
    that would be. Just thought I'd mention it.
    2.04 Rifle Weapons
    These are the bad boys of the game, the big guns that 
    are somehow attached to Nate's holster straps on his 
    back. These range from assault rifles to a Grenade
    Launcher and everything in between. Like the handgun
    weapon you can hold one of these but Nate uses both 
    hands to hold it as your moving and 
    you can't fire these while hanging onto ledges. 
    Choosing the the correct main weapon is the difference
    between life and death, so pick the right one.
    AK47 Assault rifle   
    Power - 6-7/10
    Speed - 8/10
    Range - High
    Accuracy - Medium
    Clip size - 30 rounds
    Maximum ammo capacity - 90 
    My personal rating - 8/10
    Hell what self respecting shooting game would 
    be without this? The classic and original 
    assault rifle makes a bold apperance in Uncharted.
    I have mixed feeling towards this weapon, sometimes
    it can be really great and other times it can be 
    equally awfull. The problem starts with its shakey
    accuracy which seems to effect its power
    (as you can tell by my indicisiveness above
    considering its power). At long ranges it just gets 
    worse and worse although the actual range is good, 
    after all its a rifle. Its the speed what effects 
    the accuracy mainly because its a very fast weapon, 
    fully automatic, just pull the trigger and go. Which results 
    in shakey but rapid fire that will take 
    down most enemies in no time, or in the worst 
    cases can take half a mag casued by the bad accuracy.
    You get this weapon very early in the game, in fact its 
    the first big gun you get. It appears throughout the
    whole game but mainly at the beginning when its at its
    strongest use. Even after that rather negative 
    explanation I still highly recommend you look at this as
    your default rifle weapon at the beginning of the game
    simply because of its reliability, high popularity
    nice mix of speed, range and coolness, its an AK
    for crying out loud. Realism wise, well this was the 
    gun that made me realise how realistic the guns were.
    The look, sound, feel, reload, clip size and yes
    accuracy all contribute to the realism of this gun.
    Its an excellent replica of what an AK47 is really 
    like except for the power which is a bit 'iffy'. 
    But that seems to be caused by...? You guessed it,
    the crap accuracy.
    Associated medal - Kill 50 enemies with the AK47, 
    10 skill points
    M4 Assault rifle
    Power - 7/10
    Speed - 9/10
    Range - Very High
    Accuracy - Very High
    Clip size - 32 rounds
    Maximum ammo capacity - 96 
    My personal rating - 10/10
    Say hello to my not so little M4! Put simply, 
    the best assault rifle in the game and a top 
    contender for the overall best gun. This is 
    everything the AK47 is but much better. A deadly mix
    of power, speed, accuracy and range makes this a 
    force to be reconed with. Add a slighlty bigger
    clip than the AK and there you have it, a monster
    amongst the guns available. I really can't
    credit this gun enough...this gun is bloody awesome!
    You first get it just at the end of the island section
    with all the pirates (chapter 10 just before Elena shows 
    you the footage of Sully with Roman and Navarro). Its a 
    straight lift of the M4 Assault rifle so it looks 
    almost as cool as it shoots! A must on the harder
    difficulties even if you don't like it, it's high stats
    will keep you alive.
    Associated medal - Kill 50 enemies with the M4, 
    10 skill points
    MP40 Submachine gun
    Power - 7/10
    Speed - 8/10
    Range - Very High
    Accuracy - High - Very High
    Clip size - 35 rounds
    Maximum ammo capacity - 105 
    My personal rating - 9/10
    The M4 of its day, now its only good for a submachine 
    gun, it wouldn't if I had my way. A really cool 
    gun that you get late in the game to tackle 
    the spaniard mutants in the tunnels of the 
    generator rooms. Has the power of an M4, has the 
    range on an M4 but just can't meets its speed or
    accuracy. It does have a bigger clip though which 
    really helps against those freaks in the tunnels, 
    the less reloading down there the better. A top 
    choice for any situation, shame you only get 
    limited use of it. I'm no historian but this 
    is the machine gun the germans used in 
    World War II and seems to be a highly accurate 
    replication of it. A very fun gun to use, give 
    it a try when you get to the tunnels.
    Associated medal - Kill 30 enemies with the MP40, 
    10 skill points
    Moss 12 Shotgun
    Power - 6-8/10
    Speed - 3/10
    Range - Poor
    Accuracy - High (it spreads so missing is hard)
    Shell capacity - 6 shells
    Maximum ammo capacity - 18 
    My personal rating - 7/10
    If you could blow heads off in this game, this
    would be the tool to do it with! Pure power thats
    spread with pellets which is hidden inside 
    each shell. Shotguns are famous for stopping power
    and this one is no different, with it showing 
    this fact off by being one of the most 
    powerful weapons in the game, if 
    used correctly. A shotguns power relies on it 
    being used at close range were its most 
    deadly but at long ranges it can be as 
    weak as a pistol. This is why its power 
    stat is varied, at close range it can
    be very powerful (an 8) and kill in one shot 
    but at long ranges it may only hurt and have 
    rather little effect (a 6). But once you 
    understand this and accept its 
    strengths (brute force) and weaknessnes
    (turd at long distances) you can really
    harness it to your own advantage.
    A perfect example of this would be 
    waiting around a wall in cover mode
    and out-wait your enemies so they give 
    up and come after you. And as they get closer
    just quickly pop out of your hiding spot and...
    BANG! His guts are all over the beautiful
    jungle scenery. This is a complete life saver
    on 'Crushing' as just a few shots and your
    brown bread so hiding behind cover with a 
    'shotty' waiting for the idiots to come 
    hunting you just for then to be blown away
    can be a very smart move. Naturally the
    accuracy it very good because of the 
    spread effect this boomstick has. So even
    if your a crap shot its hard to miss with
    this gun, just make sure your close to them.
    As for the speed, well its a shotgun so it
    has a huge kickback and then a pump-reload to
    chamber another shell, all that pretty much
    equals a slow reload but it compensates for 
    this in other areas, just be aware of this.
    This gun is a very accurate replica of what
    seems to be a Mossberg Maverick shotgun. 
    Obviously a sawn-off with no arm rest, just
    a handle. I'm not 100% sure with this as 
    I ain't no gun expert, I just like them. But
    this seems to be the one its based on, either 
    way it looks really cool in the game. Oh and 
    you get this at the beginning of the game along
    with AK47.
    Associated medal - Kill 50 enemies with the
    Moss 12 Shotgun, 10 skill points
    SAS 12 Shotgun
    Power - 7-9/10
    Speed - 4/10
    Range - Low
    Accuracy - High (it spreads so missing is hard)
    Shell capacity - 8 shells
    Maximum ammo capacity - 21 (thats the most 
    I've ever got) 
    My personal rating - 8/10
    I was never a fan of this gun (hated the look 
    of it }p ) But just like the Micro 9mm it 
    grew on me, in a big way. Its just like the
    Moss but better even in the evil range 
    department. Altough its modeled off the
    Spas 12 semi-auto shotgun (and very 
    well at that) it can't be used in 
    auto mode (unlike Navarro who 
    can and does in chapter 22) it is still a great
    upgrade from the Moss for the shotgun lovers 
    and users for the later stages of the game. 
    Nothing else I can really say about this that I 
    havn't already said in the Moss 12 section 
    (above) as its just the same with better power,
    range and seems to have slightly faster firing 
    rate. Oh and lets not forget the higher shells it 
    can hold. Overall the ultimate close range weapon
    in the game. 
    Associated medal - Kill 50 enemies with the
    SAS 12 Shotgun, 10 skill points
    Dragon Sniper
    Power - 10/10
    Speed - 3/10
    Range - Extreme
    Accuracy - Extreme
    Clip size - 5 rounds
    Maximum ammo capacity - 10 (like the magnum
    its a use and drop gun as ammo is in
    low and rare amounts) 
    My personal rating - 9/10
    'Take aim and...Pop goes the weasel!' or in this 
    case the head, ear, wig etc... Yes this is the 
    sniper rifle of the game and a sniper rifle it
    certainly is. This is easily one of the best guns
    in the game which explains its rarity, so when
    you do get it you want to make good use of it. You 
    tend to recieve it when enemies are either hard 
    to hit or far away. In any case this weapon is a 
    joy to use whether its for long range attacks or
    close combat (obviously its more suited 
    for long range) and is a highly effective killing
    machine if you can hit your target, anywhere it
    doesn't matter because if the bullet hits them?
    Their dead! Yeah that 10 isn't there for nothing,
    this is the most powerful gun in the game so 
    its devastatingly good fun all round. 
    The speed of the gun is slow yet irrelevant 
    except in the uncommon case of missing 
    your target, which is reduced by the fact 
    this is the most accurate 
    weapon in the game because of the built on scope.
    This scope really helps when it comes to hitting 
    your target as it zooms in enough for further
    away targets but gives you a wide enough view for
    closer targets which just adds to the excellence
    of this gun. As for the ammo issue and I'm not
    sure if there is even an issue as the clip is a 
    perfect size for a semi auto sniper rifle, but 
    the amount of ammo available is rather on the 
    shortish side. This is probably because if there
    was loads of ammo you would get though the game
    with ease, even on the harder difficulties.
    So you get the gun when its suited for the 
    situation and you need a helping hand to 
    progress in the game. This gun is a firm
    favourite of mine and will quickly become
    one of your's, I fully recommend you swap
    any big weapon you have when the 
    opportunity arises for this monster of a 
    shooter. This seems to be a closely 
    replicated Dragunov SVD of Russian
    origin and is a favourite of many snipers.
    Associated medal - Kill 30 enemies with the
    Dragon Sniper, 10 skill points
    M79 Grenade Launcher
    Power - 10/10
    Speed - 1/10
    Range - Extreme
    Accuracy - Extream (Its an explosive!)
    Shell capacity - 1 shell
    Maximum ammo capacity - 3 
    My personal rating - 10/10
    "KABOOM!" "AHHHHH!" and "WHAAAAA!" are
    the sort of sounds and noises you will 
    most likly hear when using this 'stick
    of death' as a weapon or for your 
    own personal amusement =) . Originally
    used in the Vietnam War and nick named
    the 'Blooper' for the distinctive noise
    it made when fired (not apparent in the
    actual game). The only rival this weapon 
    has is the Dragon sniper but not even that
    can match the brute force, power and 
    coolness of this beast of a weapon. If the shell
    actually hits someone its gameover for them
    and any unlucky moron that may get in the 
    way of the explosion (Nate included) is either
    severely hurt or added to the body count. 
    Combine that evil yet awesome chracteristic
    with seemingly infinite range and deadly
    splash effect i.e. its hards to miss and 
    you can pretty much go round saying
    " I am Invincible!"...until you have 
    to reload! And damn what a long reload it is,
    painfully long infact and can be the cause 
    of your death if some sneaky git comes behind
    you with a shotgun and blows you away as your 
    in the middle of it. 
    Another down side is the
    low ammo that Nate carries with him, only 3
    grenade shells. But if you know what your doing 
    and arn't stupid with it (you know? wasting
    a round just to see an enemy fly across the 
    room. Although it is tempting ;+) ) you can 
    kill more enemies with that one grenade shell
    that you could with 90 AK47 rounds. Ok slight
    exaggeration but its still a demon of a firearm,
    that can kill far more enemies in one round than 
    any other gun or weapon (well besides the hand 
    grenades but there essentially the same thing).
    You get this weapon throughout the whole game 
    whether its off a dead corpse or found its
    pretty common considering the deadlyness
    of it. You more than not get it with all 3 shells
    but I have come acrros a few with just 1 shell in 
    it (these are usually the ones that are put there
    for a specific reason e.g. kill an enemy behind a 
    life draining turret gun as quick as possible). 
    To summarise I can safely say this is the best 
    weapon in the game closely followed by the Dragon
    sniper and M4, but not even those two can match this
    merciless killing machine. Highly recommended
    by the top health and safety regulators
    for all your scum bag infestation needs! 
    As briefly mentioned this was used in 
    vietnam and is still used today, and has 
    been replicated brilliantly except for the lack
    of long shoulder rest (like a shotgun would have)
    and is missing that really dudey and distinct
    sound when a grenade is fired. But other than 
    that its a very accuarte replication of the 
    Associated medals: 
    Kill 30 enemies with the
    M79 Grenade Launcher, 10 skill points
    Dyno-might! Kill 3 enemies with one explosion,
    10 skill points
    Elite Dyno-might! Kill 3 enemies with one 
    explosion 5 times, 30 skill points
    2.05 Hand Grenades
    Power - 10/10
    Speed - 1/10
    Range - High
    Accuracy - Low-High (depends on your skill)
    Amount armed - 1 at a time 
    Maximum capacity - 4
    My personal rating - 8/10
    The Hand grenades are in a catergory of their own
    and can be either really useful or really useless
    depending on how and where you use them. They are
    just bog standard frag grenades that can blow 
    enemies a new one or two depending on whether
    you are either smart enough to throw to your 
    enemies movement and/or predicted movement or
    your enemies are smart enough to move out of the
    blast radius. As you can see they are equally as 
    powerful as the Grenade launcher (ther essentially
    the same thing) and equaly as slow but are 
    obviously much harder to damage your target with. 
    This is because the grenade takes a few seconds to
    detonate whereas the launcher goes bang instantly
    on contact. Add the fact that you have to aim
    the grenades (both correct height and 
    desired landing spot) and you quickly relise how
    hard it can be to use the grenades effectivly.
    Oh and did I mention that you have to use the 
    Sixaxis function to control the height you desire?
    Yes, this can either makes things worse or more fun 
    and interactive (I personally think the latter).
    Now if you can get over some of the possible
    drawbacks and look at the strengths such as
    high availability, sheer power and 
    reliability then you will start to love them and
    use them quite often. These little gems have 
    saved my well-toned behind many times and 
    shouldn't be underestimated until you have 
    fully mastered them. At which time you will have
    realised like I did how handy these hand grenades 
    can really be =) . Anyway since you always have them
    available to you and don't have to swap them for 
    something else you can always go back to them and you 
    will be greeted with a beautiful fireworks 
    display that may contain dead bodies and body
    parts ;+) . As far as realism goes I'm not sure what 
    model grenade they are except just 'frag' 
    grenades. But as for the effect they are spot on,
    even the after dust is realistic which just looks
    groovy and a lot of fun to watch as they are to 
    Associated medals: 
    Dyno-might! Kill 3 enemies with one explosion,
    10 skill points
    Elite Dyno-might! Kill 3 enemies with one 
    explosion 5 times, 30 skill points
    Grenade hangman. Kill 10 enemies while hanging
    from a ledge with a hand grenade, 10 skill 
    2.06 Turret Guns
    Power - 8/10
    Speed - 9/10
    Range - High
    Accuracy - Medium-High
    Clip/Ammo capacity - Unlimited
    My personal rating - 6/10
    There are a few turret guns layed thorughout
    the adventure that Nate can use as a weapon
    after any other occupant has been blown off.
    They have high fire power and speed which is 
    to be expected from a turret. They also have 
    good range and accuracy for a big automatic 
    weapon. Thats all that can be said about 
    these, oh and they have unlimited ammo (not
    that you will be using it enough to burn up 
    any ammo limit ther could be). I don't 
    really like using these, I like playing with
    the many other toys that are available to you
    so its rare that I jump on one. Realism wise 
    its as realistic as you'd expect for a turret
    gun but I can't give you a specific model or
    any info like that for this one. I do appologise
    your greatness!?! ;+)
    Phew! Thats all the weapons done, I hope you got 
    some useful info or advice you needed and
    just basically enjoyed the read.
    3.01 Characters and their story    
    Uncharted is full of interesting and usually funny 
    charcters which is no surprise as its Naughty 
    Dogs way. Each one has their own personalities 
    and reason for being apart of this disaster 
    of a nice weekend in the sun ;-) . Here I will 
    explain every main character and their role 
    in this tale.
    Nathan Drake 'aka' Nate 
    Nathan is a decendent of Sir Francis Drake and what 
    a guy he is? he fully deserves the top spot of this 
    game. How could you not love him? He's funny, smart, 
    charasmatic, a flirt and not bad looking (the miss 
    Croft for the ladies I would say, my nan agrees to =)
    ). ND have done a great job in making another lead role
    that you not only enjoy playing as but actually care 
    about and want to know all you can about him. He 
    reminds me abit of Indianna Jones but younger and with 
    a make over ND style (yes I noticed that glipse of Crash
    Bandicoot in him as well) also he avoids a lot of the 
    cliques of this genre and becomes his own person with his 
    own unique chracteristics without feeling in the wrong 
    place/game. He's also very loyal to the peaople he cares 
    about, just look at the relationship him and Sully have,
    but will rip anyone he doesn't like to pieces (both 
    verbally and physically). Overall a brilliant character
    that doesn't come along very often and gets more and more 
    interesting the further you get into the game. He's in 
    this mess because he enjoys the thrills and spills of 
    exploring and when he gets wind on being a decended of
    Sir Francis Drake from the ring attached around his neck
    he quickly decides to head for the location it states.
    There he finds what is supposed to be Sir Francis's 
    coffin but is later discovered to just be totally empty
    beshides his note book with all his life's findings. And 
    with that Nate sets off on the long and tretcherous
    journey to find El Dorado!
    Victor Sullivan 'aka' Sully
    Sully is Nate's cigar smoking 
    best friend and one time mentor, altough 
    age is catching up to him he can still give 
    Nate a run for his money. A brilliant character 
    and funny personality to boot. Sully is the type 
    of guy that will grab what he can while he can 
    and leave most people behind while their 
    choking on his dust. Age and smoking 10 a day 
    may have affected him physically but he's 
    still as witty and clever as he was 
    in his younger days. He's in most of the game
    along side Nate while their searching for the lost
    city of gold, or thats what they think? Gold
    being the only word Sully hears in that sentance
    as he's got himself into some serious debt and 
    needs high amounts of cash FAST! Hence why he's so
    determined to get on with the journey asap. At the
    end of the day Sully is a top man that would make a
    loyal friend and strong companion, so he's well 
    suited to this story.
    Elena Fisher
    Elena was mainly put in this game for comedy and
    sexual tension between her and Nate, and it worked
    a charm. Elena is a reporter thats following Nate 
    for the story of a life time but guns, explosions 
    and monsters of the deep were something she wasn't 
    quite expecting. She adds a female touch to the game
    and many hillarious dialogue between her and Nate.
    She's a bit of a tom boy and can more than hold her 
    own which in the process avoids the damsel in distress
    clique for a rough and tough partner scenario. Elena
    is the reason Nate found Sir Francis's coffin as she
    and her company funded the search in return for filming
    it and making a fresh and exciting story. That desire
    for a story is what drives her to follow Nate and Sully 
    even after them leaving her behind on an island dock, and
    in the process saves Nates ass and helps him to find El 
    Dorado throughout the rest of the game.
    Sir Francis Drake
    Sir Francis is a legend to the English but a pirate and 
    the devil to the Spanish and is the main theme and cause 
    of the story. Even though you never meet him alive 
    he has huge influence on Nate and his current 
    adventure. You later realise that he eventually found
    El Dorado and did what he could to prevent it from getting 
    in the wrong hands, why? Play the game to found out!
    Gabriel Roman  
    Gabe is the main bad guy throughout the majority of the
    story and you get to know him and what he does as the 
    story unfolds. He's an explorer, the business kind
    whereas Nate is the lifestyle and living for it kind.
    Sully owes this guy loads of money and seeing as Gabe 
    had a hit out on Sully, he tells him about Nate's new
    discovery and that their on the find of a lifetime.
    This made Gabe very curious to find out what he meant
    especially seeing that Sully has made similar promises
    in the past that he failed to deliver. So Gabe and his
    right hand man Navarro follow them and eventually catch
    up just as Nate is coming out of the German u-boat in
    the middle of the jungle (as you do). 
    They then have a little conversation which results in
    a complete change in the story and for seeable outcome.
    Gabe isn't that bad a guy he just wants the money that 
    Sully owes him and as you will find out is strung more
    than a few lies throughout the story by people he trusts.
    Overall a bad guy with some personality and well suited 
    to the story.
    Atoq Navarro
    The real bad guy of the story and is a complete 
    backstabbing piece of shit that you can't wait 
    to kill when you finally get the chance. 
    Although throughout the whole game he seems 
    nothing more than Gabe's personal archaeologist
    to help him find El Dorado, you realise near the
    end that he was the real brains behind the whole 
    scam and betrays Gabe in the worst possible way.
    Personality wise he's just like Gabe except has
    no loyalty what so ever, is younger and besides
    the actual twist of him being the real villian,
    isn't as interesting or charasmatic as Gabe. Not
    a charcter I'm fond of but the one plus of him
    is that he does get the only auto SAS 12 Shotgun
    which is cool, well it would of been if you 
    got to use it.
    Eddy Raja
    Eddy Raja...what a cool dude =) . I love this guy
    so much, he's just so funny and stupid its 
    pure comical genius. My favioutite scene being the 
    one when he finally catches Nate and Elena in the 
    4x4 hanging of the ledge. When he says "Going somewhere?
    Do you really think you could escape me?" and Nate 
    replies with "Eddy...nah just giving the girl 
    the 10 dollar tour!" and Eddy shouts "Shut it!" 
    in his comical voice, I don't know why but that
    was the funniest scene of the whole game to me. 
    Hillarity aside Eddy is an old rival of Nate's and 
    as he fully states in yet another hillarious scene 
    he hates him "Drake if we don't make it I just 
    want you to know, I hate your guts!" LOL! Eddy
    seems to be one of those guys that has some power 
    and skills but gets out of his depth for the
    possible big pay day. Plays a minor yet vital
    role in this game and is five foot of hillarity
    and fun that is easily one of the most lovable
    chracters in the whole story. He is working for
    Gabe as another mecenary as he knows his way 
    around the island their on. He has heard that 
    the island and tresure are cursed and is wisely
    aware of the dangers but still can't refuse the
    big buck even with all that against him and
    having to put up with seeing Nate much to often 
    for his taste.
    The footsoldiers  
    These range from pirates to mercenaries and are
    your main and most common enemies in the game. 
    They don't seem to have any personality or
    characteristics other than wanting to please their
    superiors which usually involves trying to kill 
    Drake x( . They have very smart AI and don't
    struggle to take you out if you make to many 
    mistakes. They can either rip you to pieces with
    gun fire, blow you to bits with grenades, beat
    you to death with their bare hands or ambush
    you in groups and do all of the above at once.
    Of course you can all that as well except for
    ambushing in groups, so you shouldn't struggle
    to much on the easier difficulties. Just don't
    underestimate your foes as Naughty Dog have 
    created challenging foes for your personal 
    enjoyment and naturally get tougher as you 
    progress more into the game.
    Mutated Spaniards
    These freaks are genuanly scary and 
    equally as tough. You don't encounter these
    poor gits very often but when you do, you 
    remember them! They are a big part and twist
    to the story and somehow don't ruin the whole 
    game and story by feeling cheesy or cliqued, 
    they enhance the story and thrill factor 
    of the game. I wont go into detail about what 
    they are but thay are nasty, ugly and can kill 
    you in two swipes easily so be on you guard when
    you encounter these vile beasts. Oh and for the 
    record you can't use hand to hand combat on these
    monsters although I can't imagine anyone stupid 
    enough to want to do that anyway? But hey, this is
    a big planet with loads of people so I'm sure 
    thers some idiot out there xD . 
    Well thats all the characters outlined for your 
    viewing pleasure :+) .
    4.01 Extras and Unlockables
    This is what you may call the misc section of the guide. 
    It will include all the medals and what you have to do
    to unlock them, treasures, the rewards that you earn and 
    details on them, the cheats for the game and anything else 
    that I can think of that is worth mentioning. I will start 
    with the treasure and take it from there.
    4.02 Treasure
    Uncharted is full of treasure, 61 to precise (60 treasure 
    and 1 relic) and seeing as its the Adventure/Explorer genre 
    it comes as no surpirise either. Collecting the treasure 
    along with the medals is the main side quest/objective 
    of the game and is where a lot of the fun, replayability and 
    rewards route from. Finding treasure is easy, collecting all 
    61 isn't as thers always the odd couple that you just can't find
    }:( . I have found all 61 and although I'm not going to explain
    where every single one is exactly I will tell you how many are 
    in each chapter, recommend a guide that does show them all:
    http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps3/file/932984/51176 by YYZed 
    and let you know that if there are any that are 
    driving you crazy just drop me line and tell me what chapter/
    where you think it may be and what your missing, 
    and I will do everything in my power to guide you to it 1 to 1
    via email.
    Below shows how many and what treasures are in each chapter 
    also they are in the order they appear and are available:
    Chapter 1 - None.
    Chapter 2 - 6 = Silver mosaic inca earring, Jewelled silver 
    monkey, Silver llama, Golden inca cup and Silver turtle.
    Chapter 3 - 3 = Gold tairona pendant, Gold and turquoise
    inca earing and Decoratedgold ring.
    Chapter 4 - 10 = Silver inca figurine, Silver fish charm, Gold frog,
    Intricate gold ring, Patterned silver ring, Golden jaguar, Silver
    inca vessel, Golden toothpick, Silver bird vessel and Silver inca
    Chapter 5 - 4 = Strange Relic, Silver jaguar, Gold mosaic inca 
    earring and Golden spoon.
    Chapter 6 - 4 = Silver inca mask, Spanish silver coin, Silver 
    tairona pendant and Gold llama.
    Chapter 7 - None.
    Chapter 8 - 2 = Decorated silver ring and Silver frog.
    Chapter 9 - 1 = Golden fish charm.
    Chapter 10 - 2 = Jewelled golden brooch and Silver 
    belt buckle.
    Chapter 11 - 3 = Spanish golden coin, Silver spanish 
    chalice and Gold coatmundi.
    Chapter 12 - None.
    Chapter 13 - 7 = Golden turtle, Silver inca cup, Jewelled
    silver cross, Silver toothpick, Gold spanish chalice, 
    Silver coatmundi and Gold cup and cover.
    Chapter 14 - 6 = Gold inca vessel, Golden skull, 
    Silver snuff box, Silver spanish goblet, Silver ingot
    and Gold and ruby inca mask.
    Chapter 15 - 6 = Gold inca figurine, Golden bird vessel,
    Golden spanish goblet, Jewelled golden cross, Silver skull 
    and Gold inca mask.
    Chapter 16 - 3 = Silver cup and cover, Jewelled silver
    brooch and Gold snuff box.
    Chapter 17 - None.
    Chapter 18 - 1 = Gold monkey figurine.
    Chapter 19 - 1 = Golden seadragon pendant.
    Chapter 20 - 1 = Gold ingot.
    Chapter 21 - 2 = Golden skull rosary and Sapphire and
    silver mask.
    Chapter 22 - None.
    4.03 Medals
    The games rewards system is based on medals and skill points 
    that you earn and unlock by completing certain tasks, 
    some are easy and obvious, others are not. These are the 
    main reason and cause for replaying the game and
    some medals require you to play the game multiple times,
    also some of the rewards are cool enough to play through 
    the game again just to get the chance to use them. 
    In this section I will list all medals, what you have 
    to do to get them, how many skill points you earn from 
    that particualr medal and notes the help you get the medal.
    Medal one
    First tresure - Find 1 tresure.
    You get 5 skill points for this medal and all you have 
    to do is find your first tresure, easy huh?
    Medal Two
    Beginner fourtune hunter - Find 5 treasures.
    You get another 5 skill points for this medal,
    just find 5 treasures and this is yours.
    Medal Three
    Novice fortune hunter - Find 10 treasure.
    You get yet again 5 skill points for this
    and you have to find 10 treasure to unlock it.  
    Medal Four
    Enthusiast fortune hunter - Find 15 treasures.
    This is a step up to 10 skills points for 
    finding 15 treasures.
    Medal Five
    Intermediate fortune hunter - Find 20 treasures.
    Again you get 10 points and have to find 20 
    Medal Six
    Skilled fortune hunter - Find 25 treasures.
    Same as medal 5 except you have to find 25 
    Medal Seven
    Proficent fortune hunter - Find 30 treasures.
    Same as medal 5 except you have to find 30 
    Medal Eight
    Advanced fortune hunter - Find 35 treasures.
    Same as medal 5 except you have to find 35 
    Medal Nine
    Professional fortune hunter - Find 40 treasures.
    Same as medal 5 except you have to find 40 
    Medal Ten
    Senior fortune hunter - Find 45 treasures.
    Same as medal 5 except you have to find 45 
    Medal Eleven
    Expert fortune hunter - Find 50 treasures.
    Same as medal 5 except you have to find 50 
    Medal Twelve
    Crack fortune hunter - Find 55 treasures.
    Same as medal 5 except you have to find 55 
    Medal Thirteen
    Master fortune hunter - Find 60 treasures.
    This is a biggy that gives you 50 skill points
    so is worth the hard work getting all treasures.
    The count 60 also includes the Strange Relic so
    you could only collect 59 treasures and the relic 
    and you would earn this medal but its always better
    to collect everything especially in a game this good 
    (60 treasures and the relic).
    Medal Fourteen
    Relic finder - Find the Strange relic.
    This medal is worth 20 skill points and all you 
    have to do is find the groovy Strange Relic.
    I've read that its a reference to previous ND
    games but seeing as I never played the Jak and
    Dexter games and didn't notice anything in the 
    Crash's I can't make a link myself. But 
    considering its shaped like and egg I knew it was
    some sort of easter egg. You find this relic in 
    the beginning part of chapter 5 after the first 
    firefight. After you have walked up the slope 
    on the left after killing all the gun men and 
    walked into the sunlight, go to the dead end wall
    and face the ledge thats in the direction of the
    path you should have taken. Now jump over to 
    the ledge (its on top of what looks like a broken 
    down building of some sort) to find the Strange relic.
    If you still can't find it just drop me a line and tell 
    me where your at and I'll give you directions to get to
    it or you could check out YYZed's great treasure guide on
    Medal Fithteen
    Brutal brawler - Kill 5 enemies with a brutal combo.
    You get 10 skill points for this medal and you just 
    have to attack and kill 5 bad guys with a brutal attack
    square, /\, square.
    Medal Sixteen
    Brutal slugger - Kill 20 enemies with a brutal combo.
    This earns you 30 skill points and you just do the same
    as medal 15 another 15 times.
    Medal Seventeen
    Brutal expert - Kill 5 enemies in a row with a brutal combo.
    A nice round 40 points is your rewards for doing this
    annoying task of killing 5 enemies with guns in a row by melee 
    attacking them :( . The good news is that with this medal (and
    all the others for that matter) is that as long as you kill
    one bad guy with a brutal combo before you get killed then 
    that still counts as one kill. So just keep doing it even if 
    you die as the amount will soon reach 5 provided you don't
    give into temptation and shoot some poor person to death.
    You could get killed a 174 times but as long as you eventually 
    kill 5 enemies in a row by brutal combos then you will recieve
    this medal. There are a few challenging medals that require
    similar feats as this one and the same rule applies, you can
    die as many times as you want as long as you stick to the 
    request of the medal then it will sooner or later be yours.
    I will use this medal as a reference when I explain medals
    that apply to this trick, ain't I nice 8). Oh and I recommend 
    you go for this medal on the easier difficulties, no higher
    than hard or you will be crying yourself to sleep through
    frustration and upset, mark my words xD.
    Medal Eighteen
    Stealth attacker - Kill 20 enemies from behind with a melee 
    attack i.e. Stealth attack.
    30 skill points are yours if you can pull this off. This 
    medal is more about when not whether you can do it as its
    rather easy if you know how but can take a while to tally
    up all 20 kills this way. Stealth isn't a major part of the
    game as most enemies manage to see you even if your behind 
    them??? But if your sneaky enough you can pull this off 
    enough times to get this medal as you reach the end of the 
    game. You can even do it while your in the middle of a full 
    on fight, just position yourself correctly behind the unlucky
    victim and 'Pop' his neck is dislodged! Again better for the
    easier settings as your getting close to your foes.
    Medal Nineteen
    Steel fist - Kill 5 enemies in one punch after they have been
    softend up.
    This is rather easy and can be done in the very first chapter,
    hence the low reward of 10 skill points. In chapter one just
    wait for the pirates to come on board and shoot them twice
    with your pistol then simply run over to them and tap the 
    square button to kill them in one light jab. See...they ain't
    that bad really, if you can forget about them wanting to
    shread you to pieces and sell your remains for whatever
    they can get that is?!
    Medal Twenty
    Steel fist expert - Kill 5 enemies in a row with one punch.
    Same as above really and you might as well just do it in 
    chapter one when there are a perfect amount of baddies to
    do this to. If you do what I have recommended then you
    get the 40 skill points with ease if not? then good luck
    with your method, I just hope you get it in the end either 
    Medal Twenty-one
    Headshot expert - Kill 5 enemies in a row with head shots.
    Easy enough, just make sure the shot that kills your enemy
    is a headshot with any gun 5 times in a row at any point in 
    the game. 20 skill points is your prize, enjoy =) .
    Medal Twenty-two
    10 Headshots - Kill 10 enemies with a headshot.
    Self explanatory really, yields you a pathetic
    5 skill points wahooooooo xD!
    Medal Twenty-three
    30 Headshots - Kill 30 enemies with a headshot.
    Exactly the same as the above except you now
    get, wait for it......10 skill points!!! x(
    In all fairness these are piss easy tasks.
    Medal Twenty-four
    100 Headshots - Kill 100 enemies with... you guessed
    it, headshots, maybe you should be the one doing this faq?
    What it says on the tin is whats for dinner kids, now shut 
    up! ;+) You get an amazing 30 skill points for doing this
    extremely easy task oh and did I metion the earlier two
    medals count towards this milestone?
    Medal Twenty-five
    Dyno-Might! Kill 3 enemies with one explosion.
    You will probably end up doing this by accident like I first 
    did as this medal only requires you to do it once. Just look
    out for groups of baddies and let the sparks fly. 10 skill
    points are yours for this. Oh and if you have the grenade
    laucher this is even easier as timing is taken out of the 
    Medal Twenty-six
    Elite Dyno-Might! Kill 3 enemies with one explosion 5 times.
    In my complete humble and honest opinion, this is one of
    if not the hardest medal in the game unless you know how 
    to do it right. It no longer relies on luck like the above 
    medal but skill and a keen eye. Now the best place to pull
    this off is on chapter 4 just before you find the plane
    with your map in (the plane you were once piloting).
    You will notice as you approach the scene that there are
    a group of enemies crowded together just under the tree that
    the plane had a dissagreement with and a further enemy will be
    coming down a rope to group up with the other guys. Now the 
    trick is to position yourself behind one of the concrete blocks 
    and equip a grenade, aim for the group and make sure you have 
    the correct distance and height otherwise you will only hit one 
    of them. After perfecting your aim wait approximately 1.5 secs
    after the guy coming down the rope has landed on the ground
    and throw the grenade at the group to watch the fireworks.
    If you don't kill 3 just get killed to restart at that exact 
    position and retry. And if you do kill 3? get killed anyway
    and repeat the process until this 'tittingly-annoying' medal is
    yours to enjoy. 
    This is taking advantage of the trick I
    explained with medal Seventeen. The two most important
    things to remember about doing it this way (which is the easiest 
    way I have come across) is 1. aiming and timing your throw right 
    and standing in good position helps as well, not that you have 
    many options in that department and 2. Make sure that the wandering
    guard doesn't see you (he will be to your left if you have followed 
    what I have said), you will quickly begin to despise this prick
    as he spots you which messes up your plan more often than he 
    doesn't but the key is to not give up and keep going until you 
    earn that medal and then you can enjoy every moment of blowing 
    that guard into little tiny pieces! Your reward for this headache 
    enducing medal is 30 skill points. I got this medal on 'Crushing' 
    difficulty but never the less this medal is a real pain in 
    the ass and I recommed you achieve it on the easiest setting you 
    intend to complete the game on. Again if you have the grenade
    laucher this is easier as timing is taken out of the 
    equation like before.
    Medal Twenty-seven
    Run and gunner - Kill 20 enemies without aiming (don't hold L1)
    i.e. shooting from the hip.
    This isn't the easiest nor the hardest medal, it just depends 
    on what your comfortable with. Me personaly? I prefere to aim
    so this medal was a bit of an irritaion for me but for someone
    who likes to go in all guns blazing and loves to burn mags like
    no ones business will get this medal in no time. You can either
    shoot blindly from cover or while standing/moving around the area,
    just make sure that the enemy you wanna shoot is somewhere near
    the centre of the screen as thats where Nate shoots and where 
    the reticle appears when you do use it. 10 Points is the goods
    that come with this shiny medal.  
    Medal Twenty-eight
    Hangman - Kill ten enemies with your pistol weapon while 
    hanging from a ledge of some sort.
    This is as fun as it is easy to get and can be achieved
    as you progres throughout the whole game on anything that
    you hang from e.g. walls, broken floors and huge coffins.
    10 skill points is yours for the taking with this medal.
    Medal Twenty-nine
    Grenade hangman - Kill ten enemies with grenades.
    Just like above but slightly harder as aiming with the 
    grenades adds to the challenge, still this shouldn't
    pose to much trouble once you get the hang of it. Again
    10 skill points is the prize.
    Medal Thirty
    Survivor - Kill 50 enemies in a row without dying x( .
    Easier than it sounds, I achieved this on my first play 
    through (Normal difficulty) and it was near the end just
    as I got out of the tunnels with all the crazed spaniards.
    This is just down to not being stupid and waiting for Nate
    to heal when the screen starts to go black and white and 
    the beefy 50 skill points reward will be yours. I 
    recommend the easier settings for obvious reasons.
    Medal Thirty-one
    Kill 50 enemies with the PM 9mm.
    Do I even need to comment on this one?
    Thought not, 10 skill points for this one 
    just like all the other weapon medals below.
    Medal Thirty-two
    Kill 50 enemies with the 92FS 9mm.
    Pretty easy to do as soon as it becomes available.
    Medal Thirty-three
    Kill 50 enemies with the Micro 9mm.
    This weapon doesn't appear as often as some so
    grab it and use if as often as you can if your going
    for this medal.
    Medal Thirty-four
    Kill 20 enemies with the Wes 44.
    Seeing as this weapon is a shotgun with range,
    a lot of people will use it so getting this medal 
    should be no problem.
    Medal Thirty-five
    Kill 20 enemies with the Desert 5.
    Same as above but better and easier.
    Medal Thirty-six
    Kill 30 enemies with the MP40.
    You only this gun during the section with the
    freaks below and I recommend you use this against them
    only, to both stay alive and get the medal.
    Medal Thirty-seven
    Kill 50 enemies with the AK47.
    Almost as easy as PM 9mm because its almost as common,
    should pose no problem. 
    Medal Thirty-eight
    Kill 50 enemies with the M4.
    Again an awesome gun that you get a lot and should be using often,
    another easy one. 
    Medal Thirty-nine
    Kill 30 enemies with the Dragon sniper.
    One of the more difficult weapon medals caused by its
    rarity, you may get it on your first play through but more likly
    on your second.
    Medal Forty
    Kill 50 enemies with the Moss 12.
    You get this gun mostly at the beginning of the game
    and may get neglected for the AK47 so getting this
    medal can be more of an annoyance than a challenge. But 
    with some dedication towards getting this medal its a breeze.
    Medal Forty-one
    Kill 50 enemies with the SAS 12.
    You have no choice but to use this at the end of the story 
    which will add to the count but even without that 
    this should still be easy to get with some patience, 
    just like the Moss.
    Medal Forty-two
    Kill 30 enemies with the M79.
    This is easily the hardest weapon medal, again caused 
    by the the rarity of it and it may take 3 play throughs
    (like it did with me) to get it. Naturally if you happen to
    kill loads of baddies with each explosion your gonna get it 
    quicker, but still it will take a while.
    Medal Forty-three
    Kill 20 enemies with the MK NDI Grenades.
    This is easy as long as you use your grenades often and properly.
    Seeing as these little devices are very common and effective you 
    should achieve this with ease.
    Medal Forty-four
    Charted! Easy
    Just complete the game on easy. I'll let you in on
    a secret, its easy shhhhh! 30 Skill points
    Medal Forty-five
    Charted! Normal
    Complete the game on Normal to unlock this and the 
    easier difficulty medal i.e. easy. You get 70 points for normal.
    Medal Forty-six
    Charted! Hard
    Again just beat the game on hard to unlock this and previous 
    difficulty medals, 100 points is you reward.
    Medal Forty-seven
    Charted! Crushing
    What ever you do don't underestimate this difficulty as I did.
    When it says crushing it means crushing! 3 shots can waste you
    so your weaker, the enemies are stronger and every other little 
    thing such as weapon effectiveness has been altered to be more 
    realistic and challenging. This is the true Uncharted experience, 
    and one any fan or perfectionist (I fall into both catergories there
    :-p ) should experience. Also its worth mentioning that you 
    can't use any rewards that you have unlocked on this setting 
    until you have completed it once unlike the other difficulties. 
    Your prize for this slog of a challenge is 150 skill points, 
    now wasn't that worth it? No?...fair enough =)
    Jeeze they took awhile, but I can see it helping a lot of people
    so its a good job done well, enjoy.
    4.04 Rewards and cheats
    At time of print there are 5 known cheat codes for Uncharted 
    and to enter them go into the rewards menu during play and
    go into the corresponding section e.g. Baseball T-Shirt
    cheat would have to be entered in the 'heroes' clothing section.
    The cheats are as follows: 
    1. Times up cutscene - Enter in the making a cutscene 
    section: L1, Right, Square, Down, Left, /\, R1, Up
    2. Grave robbing cutscene - Enter in the making a cutscene 
    section: Left, R2, Right, Up, L2, /\, Square, Down
    3. Bonus 1 - Enter in concept art:
    L2, Right, Up, Square, Left, /\, R1, Down
    4. Bonus 2 - Enter in concept art:
    Square, L1, Right, Left, Down, R2, /\, Up
    5. Baseball T-Shirt - Enter at the costume select screen:
    Left, Right, Down, Up, /\, R1, L1, Square
    One of the best parts of this game is the amount 
    of rewards and bonuses you can unlock by doing
    certain tasks, some easy and some not so easy.
    If you want to know what the rewards are and what 
    ones you have unlocked then just go into the rewards
    menu during play and see whats up for grabs, it will
    also tell you what you have to do to unlock each goodie
    if you have no already done so. The rewards are the main
    reason to replay the game and the video and concept extras
    just add even more replayability to the time you spend on 
    the game. The rewards as briefly mentioned range from
    making of vids, concept art, production pics and trailers.
    Those are the ones that you use out of gameplay which give 
    you a great insight into the Naughty Dog team and all the
    time and effort that went into making this brilliant game
    and I recommend you watch them. 
    The other rewards are the ones that affect gameplay in 
    many different ways. These consist of weapon selection,
    different skins and costumes to play as, unlimited ammo,
    one shot kills and modes that change the apperance of the 
    game and scenery. I will outline a few here just in case 
    anyone needs to know more about them.
    |Weapon selection| - Once unlocked this menu lets you choose
    any pistol type weapon, rifle type weapon and up to 4 grenades
    (make sure you press the grenade one as many times to the number
    of grenades you want i.e. for 3 grenades you would press 3 times).
    Different weapons require different number of medal points to 
    unlock, with the more devastating weapons requiring more points.
    When you unlock every single weapon and combine this with unlimited
    ammo you basically become an invincible one-man army 8). You can
    combine any weapons of your choice to make your favourite 
    combination. If you want any info on the weapons just refere to
    over-complicated weapon guide at the top of the faq. Some good
    weapon combos in my opinion and experience of playing the
    game are as follows:
    For incredible power and to become a juggernaut go with:
    M79 Grenade launcher, Eddy's golden gun and 4 grenades.
    If speed is the name of the game then you will need:
    M4, Micro uzi 9mm and 1 grenade.
    If your Mr all-rounder then you will want these:
    92FS 9mm, M4 and 4 grenades.
    If you like it big, loud and brash then this is the ticket for you:
    Desert 5, SAS 12 shotgun and 4 grenades.
    If sniping is your 'thang' then these should do you well:
    Dragon sniper, 92FS 9mm and 2 grenades.
    For a western gun fest then this lot will please:
    Wess 44, Moss 12 shotgun and 0 grenades.
    For a real jungle feel and to make the game come alive
    even more then you should look no further than:
    PM 9mm, AK47 and 3 grenades.
    If 'goldy oldy' guns are for you then so are these:
    MP40, Wess 44 and 2 grenades. 
    And for a challenge, then this has to be the way to go:
    PM 9mm, Moss 12 and 1 grenade.
    I'm Mr all-rounder me =) plus those two are my favourite 
    guns, which helps a lot!
    |Costumes and skins| - There is quite a lot of new looks Nate 
    can unlock, some good others not so good. My personal favourite
    is the Naughty Dog one, you unlock it early on, it actually
    doesn't look out of place like a lot of the others and it just
    looks so cool, a nice upgrade from the plain top. Other goodens 
    are the Baseball T-Shirt, original and cartoon Drake. I like the
    more realistic and groovy looking cloths rather than the 
    humerous and just plain odd skins, wetsuit anyone? No? Thought so! 
    I also find some of the other character skins annoying becasue 
    your pistol looks so odd and out of place :( . But I'm just
    nit-picking here as there only meant for humour and to add 
    replayability, or for anyone that had a dying urge to play as
    the sexy Elena Fisher? You god damn hormonal teenagers ;-D.
    I might as well list all the skins and costums you can get below:
    Original - The plain yet cool white top that you start off with,
    its accompanied by a nice pair of blue jeans. Also comes with
    travelers boots and a neckless just like the other 3 below.
    Naughty Dog - An awesomely designed T-shirt for Nate with the 
    smart yet casual looking jeans.
    Baseball T-Shirt - Another cool top that was used in the game
    trailers, again with jeans, you have to put in the cheat code 
    to get this.
    Cartoon Drake - A funny designe thats made Drake look like many
    typical comic characters i.e. tiny legs with an over built,
    muscular upper body and huge Sideshow Bob feet.
    Wetsuit Drake - The wetsuit that you wear in chapter 1, notice the
    Ottsel logo on the top? Its a reference to the Jak and Dexter games
    created by Naughty Dog also.
    Doughnut Drake - The last thing you will unlock and its for 
    pure comical value alone, I'll let you work it out ;-)
    Victor Sullivan - You get to be chain smoking Victor in his 
    green shirt.
    Elena Fisher - You get to be Elena with her burgundy/purple top, 
    video camera sold separately.
    Pirate - You become one of the pirates you are always killing, has
    a yellow vest, is bald and wears chains around his neck.
    Mercenary - Like the pirate you become one of the enemies you face 
    later on in the game, he's threaded out in green combat gear and
    has all the accessories you'd expect from a hired soldier.
    Eddy Raja - Wow how cool is this! You get to be Eddy, awesome!
    Gabriel Roman - For those who like this smooth talking geezer
    then heres your chance to be him, you turn into Gabe from the 
    Atoq Navarro - If you want to get in touch with your dark side,
    playing as this asshole is a start. You get to be Navarro from
    the cutscenes. 
    |Visual changes and effects| - Another feature ND have added in
    the rewards is the ability to change the way the game looks and 
    feels, some even to the extent of seeming like a 
    completely different game. These range from turning the scenery 
    the other way round to changing the colour of the adventure. I
    will list each on, its effects and where to find it below:
    Fast motion - Basically what it says on the tin. It makes Nate 
    and his every movment faster to seem like hes super human. This
    is found on the main rewards screen and can be turned on or off.
    Slow motion - Again self explanatory, everything goes in slow mo.
    Since films like The Matrix and games like Max Payne every gaming
    comapany has used slow motion/bullet time in some shape or form and
    this is ND's take on it and a good one at that. This is also found 
    on the main rewards screen and can be turned on or off.
    Super slow motion - Just like the above but slower for even more 
    precise and cool actions. Again on the main rewards screen and
    is either on or off.
    Mirror world - This is an awesome feature and can make you feel like
    your playing a completely different game. All it does is turn the
    world from left to right, so everything that was on the left is on 
    the right and vice versa. I've yet to complete a play through 
    on this mode but will be doing in the future. Same place as the 
    above 3 and you can have it one or off.
    Flip world - This is just like mirror world except it changes 
    frrom left to right everytime you die. So the world is always 
    changing instead of being in just one position/mode, of
    course this varies on how much you die but your bound to
    die at least 10+ times throughout the game. Find this
    gem on the main rewards screen and have it either on or off.
    Render modes - There are 3 of these options and they have their 
    own sub section in the rewards menu, they change the colour of
    the game world and gives you another flavour to this
    already beautiful enviroment. They are:
    Black and white - This just turns everyting black and white
    like an old movie or clip. A lot of people find black and white
    stands out and gives visual images a different feel. To experience
    this just go into the menu and turn it on.
    Sepia tint - This as it sounds has a very sandy/desert like feel
    and look. It presents everything to you in a sandy/brown colour
    like you see in egypt and tombs, suits the game well and can be 
    easily turned on or off.
    Next gen filter - This is the last one and it seems to take away
    all the high detail and picture quality of a next gen title.
    The result is a blurred like figment that covers the whole screen
    and seems to be designed to show you what effect next gen 
    picture quality has had. Maybe this is to show what it would of 
    looked like on a PS2 with all the compressing they would of had 
    to have done? I'm honestly not sure but never the less if anyone 
    wants to play the game while seeming drunk then this is the mode
    for you.
    |Other rewards| - The only other rewards worth metioning here are:
    Unlimited ammo - This gives you...can you guess it? Unlimited 
    ammo! A gold star for you xD. I actually like this cheat and 
    thats rare as I usually hate unlimited ammo cheats but there
    is two reasons why this one is good, 1. You need it if you
    want any good use out most of the weapons you can unlock in the
    rewards menu and 2. You still have to reload you clip/shells.
    I hate it when an infinite ammo cheat takes away the ability
    to reload and in a game this realistic and good looking
    (yes, even the reloads are groovy) doing that would, in my
    mind, take away some of the enjoyment. You may think this is 
    petty but we all have these little niggly things that we
    like about games, and being able to see reloads is one of mine.
    One hit kills - Don't like this at all as it takes away the challenge
    and all the fun of the game. It does exactly what it says and 
    that isn't a good thing. I can understand that some people may
    enjoy walkiing around with this on and killing everything that moves
    while feeling like a god but the truth is your not as this is, in my
    opinion, cheating without good cause. I suppose if there was one enemy
    that really pissed you off you can now go and get your revenge ;+) but
    saying that just using the grenade launcher from the rewards menu
    would do the same thing but be more satisfying so hmm :/ . Anyway
    thought it was worth mentioning as this is one of the biggest rewards
    you earn, but I just don't like it, thats not to say you shouldn't 
    as well! Hell, knock yourself out with it if you want =).
    5.01 My review of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
    Well you've heard me praise the game many times throughout the 
    guide so I thought to sum everything up I'd write my own take 
    on this game in the shape of a review, enjoy oh and I'll let
    you lot know when I get the emails from IGN.com begging me to
    come work for them 8*p .
    Gameplay: 9.2/10 - So much fun and excitment whether your 
    finding well hidden treasure, killing pirates with awesome guns,
    enjoying the excellent narative, lapping up the short but oh so 
    sweet vehicle sections, admiring Naughty Dogs magic 
    touch that runs throughout the game or even starring in amazment 
    at the beautiful scenery, this is one enjoyable thrill ride all the way 
    to the end. One of if not the best explorer/adventure games that
    even rivals the ever loved Tomb Raider series, never before has
    running around what seems empty tombs and exotic jungles been 
    so much fun.
    Presentation: 9.8/10 - As soon as you put this in the disk slot and
    it starts up you know this is something special and unique just from
    the presentation alone. ND always like to make a real showcase on 
    the Playstation their dealing with, they did with the PS1 i.e. Crash
    Bandicoot and PS2 i.e. Jak and Dexter, and they have done it again 
    with this game on the PS3. The sheer detail they have put into this
    masterpiece is just admirable and I'm not just talking about the graphics 
    here, I mean every little detail. The way Nate's shirt creases as he moves,
    how the sun effects your view, the characters moving so naturally and 
    fludily just adds to the experience, and the water, oh the water...
    OH THE WATER! If you have seen the water effects in this game you will
    know exactly what I'm talking about, not only does it look and feel like 
    water during play but it even wets Nate wherever the water got. Meaning 
    if only 5 inches up Nates jeans does the water reach while your walking 
    in the river or waterfall then only 5 inches up will his jeans get wet!
    And it dries naturally over time, with the help from the scorchingly
    hot jungle. Now its little perfected features like that which makes 
    a game so special and pure, adulterated eye-candy. Not only does 
    the water effects have that amazing string to its bow, but its also
    how the water actually has a bottom (under the waters surface, the
    ground the water is lying on) and it reflects light realistically 
    as well. Overall the water is even more beautiful than the jungle 
    scenary, that, comes alive as your play, you actual feel like your 
    in a real life jungle or tomb. If you want to know how much effort
    ND actually put into the detail of the game just watch the making of
    vids in the extras menu and see for yourself. 
    Graphics: 10/10 - This was an easy one, put simply the most gorgeous
    visuals I have seen in a game to date, scraping ahead of Gears of war
    and Devil may cry 4. Its obvious Naughty Dog have spent a lot of time
    and effort to make this look as pretty as it could like they
    always go for when making a new series on Sony's latest toy. 
    And I have to say they have succeeded brilliantly and should once
    again be pround of themselfs. This is a testiment to the PS3's
    power and has thankfully silenced all skeptics about the consoles
    abilities and difficulties, and this is just the beginning, I can't
    wait to see what their gonna pull out of the hat with the Uncharted
    sequels :-).
    Sound: 9.9/10 - Almost perfect, not only is the music unique and not
    something you hear in every game but it actually sounds great and suits
    the settings its in. Again if you watch the making of vids you will
    find out that ND wanted to use instruments that arn't used very often
    to create a fresh and rare gaming experience, and again they have
    succeeded, no surprise there then =) . As for the sound effects well
    whether its the gunfire, reload sounds, atmospheric noises or Nate's
    footsteps the sound effects are top notch, which makes the game even
    more of a joy to play. And finally the voice acting is equal if not
    surpasses any Hollywood flick which helps the narrative flow easily.
    Overall the audio of this game is worthy of an oscar or two.  
    Story: 9.2/10 - An addictive story thats grabs your attention straight
    away. It roots from someone we all know, Sir Francis Drake, and expands
    on that concept to come up with a cracking good story that is worth the 
    price tag alone. A big mix of state of the art graphics, top audio and 
    the blood, sweat, tears, dedication and imaginations of ND and you got
    yourself one of the best stories on the current gen games. Its not
    predictable or cliqued even with the addition of scary yet believable
    mosters and the well written and acted characters are just the cherry 
    on the cake. All this just works brilliantly with the surroundings
    and scenary of the game. To summerise, not the very best story in 
    gaming history but not far off either!
    Realism 8.8/10 - On the hardest difficulty you get pretty much as
    realistic as they come. Nate isn't super human and although he can do 
    some really amazing stuff its not out of human capabilities, just! He
    can stumble and make mistakes, he can't just walk into a crowd of 
    fully armed enemies and come out breathing and he has emotion, a sense
    of humor and a personality because he's human and the game lets you know
    this all the way through the story. Your surroundings are as real as real
    video games come and your arsenal as fully described above is pretty 
    much spot on. Overall and even with the mutated spaniards (which you never
    know if thats possible or not, go and find El Dorado and let me know!?!)
    it was the realism that I noticed pretty much straight away, so yeah its 
    up there with all the other highly realistic games.
    Replayability 8.5/10 - The sheer fun and excitment of this game will
    have you playing it through multiple times. Add time to admire the
    beauty of the game, all the treasure, medals and rewards to collect 
    and then play through again with all the goodies you unlocked, your 
    talking about quite a lot of replay value, plus, its a PS3 must have!
    The actual story should only take about 6-10 hours depending on your skill
    and difficulty level chosen but your bound to want to play it at least 
    one more time so I can safely say this one is worth your dough.
    Overall: 9.2/10 - All those top scores add up to an outstanding overall
    score for Uncharted and it deserves every digit in that rating. This
    is easily one of the PS3's must haves and I'm glad to say that something
    this entertaining has shown us the muscle power Sony's little gem has
    under the hood. I have a feeling this will soon become the benchmark that
    PS3 games are set at and I don't just mean the future Uncharted titles I 
    mean all PS3 titles. I'm saying all this because if a game can set standards    
    for a console and throw it into the gaming worlds face and say "Hey! This is
    what I can do, now enjoy!" it has to be a major game that is equally enjoyable
    just like Gears of War was for the X-Box 360. I really don't know what else
    to say as I'll just feel like I'm repeating myself but I will repeat this,
    those are wise words.
    5.02 Closing comments
    I guess this is when everyone comes up to me and kisses me on the hand 
    and lets me know how great me and this guide is?! Well I hate to burst 
    your bubble, but I know, its ok, now calm down and get off my damn hand 
    ;*p . No but seriously I hope you enjoyed this guide as much as I enjoyed 
    writing it and got some useful info from it, hell even if its just 
    convinced you to go out and buy the game I'm happy =). Before I 
    finish this up I'd like to thank a few people below, because without 
    these people this guide wouldn't be possible:
    First and foremost my mother for giving birth to such a gorgeous and intelligent
    child like me, the creator of this guide :)
    My nan and grandad for bringing me up and turning me into the man I've become
    edit: still in the process of becoming >p
    Britain for just being Britain and not giving a shit!
    Sony for creating such a wonderful and useful piece of kit known as the 
    Playstation 1, 2 and king of the lot, 3.
    Naughty Dog who I have personaly thanked but will thank here as well for making 
    excellent and highly entertaining games throughout their career and for sticking
    with Sony even after all these years. Its now paying off for them as Sony now 
    owns them and helps them with every step of making their games.
    My nan who had to put up with the pain of me typing this long faq right next to 
    her, poor poor nan eh?
    Gamefaqs.com for hosting this masterpiece that your currently reading, yes you!
    And finally anyone and everyone else who has influenced me in the way I live
    my life and do tasks, including this guide, hence the acknowledgment.
    Oh and Rockstar for making the Grand Theft Autos, gotta love the GTA's =).
    5.03 Contact Info
    If you want to ask me anything about this game, comment on my guide or
    are just feeling lonely my email address is at the top of the guide. 
    I'll get back to you asap as long its reasonable i.e. no pointless
    moaning, flaming, spamming or just being an asshole. But please don't
    let that put you off I like socialising whether its in person or to a 
    keyboard :) so if you wanna ask me something then just drop me a line.
    5.04 Legal mumbo jumbo
    This document is Copyright 2008 Christopher Lane and if you use it without
    my permission and don't give me credit I will track you down, stab you
    repeatedly in the eye with a ruler and drown you in a bucket of marshmallows!!!
    Truthfully, I honestly don't give a damn what you do with this guide as I did
    it for my personal enjoyment and to help anyone who wants it. But please if
    you want to use my guide for something an email to ask for my permission would 
    be nice as I can pretty much guarantee I'll let you use it for your website 
    or whatever else your planning. Oh and credit where credit is due maybe? 
    Naturally Gamefaqs have my permission to host it.