It's incredible how much 'Uncharted' has changed over 10 years

“Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End” is undoubtedly going to be┬áremembered as one of the most gorgeous games of this generation.

The thing is, the same thing was said about every other “Uncharted” game that preceded it.

Let’s take a look at just how much the series has progressed:

'Uncharted: Drake's Fortune' vs. 'Uncharted 4: A Thief's End'

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At the time, 'Uncharted: Drake's Fortune' was at the cutting edge of the system's graphical capabilities. In his original review for Game Informer, Matt Helgeson said 'Uncharted: Drake's Fortune' was one of the most gorgeous games he had ever seen, calling the graphical quality 'almost photorealistic.'

Now, it almost looks cartoony and simplistic compared to 'Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.'

'Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' vs. 'Uncharted 4: A Thief's End'

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Again, 'Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' was universally praised by critics at the time of its 2009 initial release for its top-of-the-line graphics. Chris Roper's review in IGN said its visuals 'rank amongst the best in gaming.'

The big takeaway, in addition to just how much 'Uncharted' has progressed in such a short amount of time, is that we always think the latest iteration of a game is the best it will ever look.

It's pretty difficult to imagine 'Uncharted 4: A Thief's End' looking any better, but if there's one thing we've learned from the history of the franchise, progress is inevitable.

'Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception' vs 'Uncharted 4: A Thief's End'

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Speaking about 'Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception,' Justin Richmond, game director, said, 'We were, at any given point, using 100% (of the PlayStation 3's power). We were using everything we possibly could.'

If anything, the beauty of 'Uncharted 4: A Thief's End' speaks as much to the added power of the PlayStation 4 relative to the PlayStation 3 as it does to Naughty Dog's ability to push the tech as far as it can possibly go.

Be sure to check out our full review of 'Uncharted 4: A Thief's End' below, which TI's own Dave Smith describes as 'easily the best game in the series.'

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