[E3 2011] Hands On – Uncharted 3 Multiplayer / Co-op


The line for Uncharted 3 at E3 was always long, which was a good sign. More so, I bet, because you got a cool t-shirt and a code to unlock gear in Uncharted 3. The game mode we played was called Hunter Mode. There was an offensive and defensive side. When you’re on the offensive side, your goal is to grab treasure and deliver it to the treasure box. Defensive side, of course, tries to stop you. There are multiple treasures in the level, I’d guess about 5 of them. After the time runs down, you switch from offensive to defensive (or vis versa). Two levels were available at E3, both were fun and pretty large.

You have 1 buddy in the game, which is highlighted by a box over their name, so you want to stick by them, because they are friends with benefits! For example, you have greater firepower when you are together. I’m sure there are other benefits, but I didn’t notice any. One really cool thing is, when you kill an enemy, you can both stand over the body and high five each other! I seem to recall you can sometimes revive your buddy as well. Not sure if your buddy is random or if you can choose them. Seems like, in this demo, it was random. I hope in the final game, you can choose your buddy.

Skills have changed a bit in Uncharted 3. In UC2, you picked a couple skills, and they are available for the whole match. This time, you choose your skills, but you have to unlock them in battle. When you get to a point when you can use them, you have to press a button. One skill I used was faster running, which lasts, I’d guess, about 30 seconds. I think there are also different types of explosives you can choose as a skill.

There are team-wide skills as well. At one point, I saw a notice saying that all your firepower is now doubled for a short amount of time. Not sure what triggers this or if you can choose your team skills or not.

If you have played Uncharted 2, you will feel right at home. It was easy to jump in and play. I had a LOT of fun with Uncharted 3. I would have kept going to the back of the line over and over, but there are so many other things to do at E3!

Co-op

Me and Eddie played through a whole co-op mission together, and it was great fun. You collect 3 – 5 treasures and deliver them to an altar. Of course, enemies don’t like this for some reason, so they try to stop you. The last treasure you collect, you have to kill a heavily armored guy to get it.

My favorite part of this mission was when you are scaling a castle wall and shooting enemies looking over the edge above trying to kill you. You get a handheld gun with a sniper scope, so you can zoom in and take them out easier. There are larger rocks on the castle wall you can actually hide behind and you just lean over it to shoot, then hide again.

After you get to the castle roof top, you finish off the remaining enemies and the co-op mission ends with 2 helicopters coming to get you. Hopefully this co-op mission in the full game allows you to take out the helicopters together.

So far Uncharted 3 is looking amazing! I can’t wait to pick it up later this year.


Written by: T0SH - Cofounder of PS3Blog.net


  1. #1 by Pedro on June 15th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    I was kind of worried “hunter mode” wouldn’t be very fun, guess I was wrong!

    I really hope there’s more to co-op though. I’d love to take on sneaking missions with a friend (something similar to the museum heist on Uncharted 2).

  2. #2 by Tosh on June 15th, 2011 [ 1102 Points ]

    Pedro: I’d love to take on sneaking missions with a friend (something similar to the museum heist on Uncharted 2).  

    That’s a great idea Pedro! That would be a blast!

  3. #3 by FooBear408 on June 15th, 2011 [ 17244 Points ]

    I was able to snag one of those beta codes that gets me in on 6/28. Needless to say, I’m a little worked up.

  4. #4 by Royalty32 on June 15th, 2011 [ 1020 Points ]

    Super excited for U3. I will definitly be in the beta 6/28 thanx to my psn+ account and i bought infamous 2. U2 muliplayer was a blast, i actually played it more than MW2 mp. This yr is gonna be tough in the mp department, from U3 to MW3 and even BF3( OMG so many 3’s lol) its gonna be hard to put in time for all of them but im definitly looking forward to U3 the most.

  5. #5 by Oly on June 15th, 2011 [ 132360 Points ]

    It was a blast playing this game.. I think on the last day of E3 I played about 10 rounds non-stop., thanx to our “INVITE” to the SCEE private room! 8-)

  6. #6 by EdEN on June 15th, 2011 [ 142716 Points ]

    The Co-op sounds interesting. I’ll start on Uncharted 2 once my PS3 comes back from Sony. Sending it in August so I should have it back in september.

  7. #7 by Eddie on June 15th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    Co-op was amazing. Me and tosh played through an entire level..died a few times but was a blast.

  8. #8 by Captain_CHEETO on June 15th, 2011

    I feel a little embarrassed to say this. I haven’t played any of the Uncharted games! I have downloaded Uncharted 2 demo and I am loving this game. We hardly get any major PS3 titles where I live. I have to order them and they cost a fortune. I have been tracking a used copy of Uncharted 2 for over 2 weeks now. hopefully I will get my hands on it by the end of this week.

  9. #9 by Captain_CHEETO on June 15th, 2011

    Captain_CHEETO: I feel a little embarrassed to say this. I haven’t played any of the Uncharted games! I have downloaded Uncharted 2 demo and I am loving this game. We hardly get any major PS3 titles where I live. I have to order them and they cost a fortune. I have been tracking a used copy of Uncharted 2 for over 2 weeks now. hopefully I will get my hands on it by the end of this week.  

    Almost forgot, Watch Jimmy Fallon late night show for more gameplay of Uncharted 3 tonight! =)

  10. #10 by Royalty32 on June 15th, 2011 [ 1020 Points ]

    @ Eddie how was E3. I watched it live from G4 and it didnt seem as chaotic a past events. Also did u get to try the WiiU, if u did how was it.

  11. #11 by Eddie on June 15th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    It was pretty chaotic but they limited people attending this year. 48,500 people. Didn’t play the wii u. I think you needed an invite for it, not sure.

  12. #12 by Jcmdaddy on June 15th, 2011 [ 66217 Points ]

    Always great to read more about this game! Really excited about the 28th coming up so soon! Likin how Hunter Mode sounds.

  13. #13 by GeneticMania on June 16th, 2011 [ 1450 Points ]

    I still don’t see what the fuss is about. I bought U2 when it first came out, then returned it that same day. Don’t really understand it myself, maybe I was just in a bad mood. Still, U3 doesn’t appeal to at all either. Personally, you all seem like those Halo fanboys to me. Who know, maybe I’ll end up likeing it and become one of you fanboys lol.

  14. #14 by Shor-T_UK on July 1st, 2011 [ 205 Points ]

    The Uncharted Series is brilliant, I never knew about it til about a year ago and a friend told me to buy it so I could join him online. And when I 1st started playing I was a little frustrated because well I sucked lol I kept getting killed every 2 seconds. But after getting the hang of it, I just couldnt get enough. UC3 beta I am finding the same, the CO-OP mode is fantastic. I think Naughty Dog has done a brilliant job. The single player mode on Uncharted and Uncharted 2 I think is fantastic, and after doing much googling on UC3 since finding out it was going to be released. I seriously cannot wait, already been into GAME to preorder my special edition. Trying to preorder the collectors edition though is proving difficult. So if anyone finds out where I can order one, if you could let me know I would be greatful.


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