Video Game Music of the Week - 257

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PlayStation 3)


Atlantis Of The Sands, Boarding Party, The London Underground, Small Beginnings

Greg Edmonson

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception released in 2011 on the PlayStation 3 in arguably one of the best years in recent gaming. The music heads in a slightly different direction to the previous two games, but keeps certain sounds and themes to make the series continue to feel like a cohesive story.

Atlantis Of The Sands
This song, along with many of the games themes, has a very clear inspiration taken from the classic story and film of Lawrence Of Arabia.

Boarding Party
Boarding Party has a very different opening than most of the games music, featuring what is clearly a distorted guitar. The song has some espionage elements but progresses into a more action paced theme with the distorted guitar making further appearances.

The London Underground
There are many high-tense situations found throughout the Uncharted series, and this theme plays during the early portion of the game. Musically, it begins to blend two of the very diverse locations in the game, becoming a foreshadowing of the future settings and direction of the game.

Small Beginnings
Small Beginnings opens with an acoustic guitar riff that makes careful appearances throughout the theme. It slowly builds, but also keeps everything quite reserved, allowing for the string instruments to shine through during the songs most notable peak.

Written by - Michael Villalon for ‘The VG Island’.

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