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Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – Find All the Treasures (Part One)

by Thomas Wilde

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception is the last game in the Nathan Drake Collection, which has gotten a lot of new fans in the last few weeks, since Sony gave it away for free as part of the “Play at Home” initiative. For all the brand-new treasure hunters making their first trip through the trilogy, as well as anyone taking this opportunity for a replay, we’ve put together a full two-part guide to finding all the collectible treasures in Uncharted 3.

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – Find All the Treasures (Part One)

As in all Uncharted games, treasures often appear in-game in Uncharted 3 as glowing points of light. They’re easy to spot from a distance if you have a clear line of sight on them, but many of them are also concealed by camera tricks or found in isolated corners of the map. A couple of the treasures, such as the first two in the game, are much easier to spot by virtue of the giant context command that appears on the bottom of your screen whenever you’re close enough to grab them. As a general rule for Uncharted 3 in particular, if it looks like there’s a branching path, one route takes you further into the level and the other probably has a treasure at its end.

You’ll receive a bronze Trophy, First Treasure, for the, um, first treasure you collect, and another one for finding 20, 40, 60, and 80 treasures in total. When you get the 100th and last treasure in the game, you unlock the silver Trophy Master Fortune Hunter.

You also gradually unlock various bonus rewards as you find treasures. In particular, the Remastered edition of Uncharted 3 that’s included in the Nathan Drake Collection has dozens of characters models from the PS3 game’s now-defunct multiplayer mode that are all now single-player rewards, and many of them are specifically tied to your treasure total. They’ll unlock in your Bonuses menu as you find 1, 20, 40, 60, 80, or all 100 treasures.

Like the previous two Uncharted games, there’s a 101st treasure, the Strange Relic (a.k.a. a Precursor Orb), which doesn’t count towards your overall total for the sake of the Fortune Hunter Trophies. Finding it instead grants you the bronze Trophy Relic Hunter.

If you can find all 100 treasures and the Strange Relic in the Remastered version of Uncharted 3, you unlock the gold Trophy Master Thief Collection, which is unique to this game despite having the same name, unlock conditions, and rarity as the identical Trophies in the previous two Remasters.

In general, Uncharted 3 is a little kinder on treasure hunters than Uncharted 2 was, but it also spreads its treasures out more. Only Chapter 17 is totally without collectibles this time around. There are even a couple of the treasures that are hidden during what are effectively dream sequences, which is a little rude.

Check the following table for the names and locations of every treasure in the first ten chapters of Uncharted 3.




Chapter 1: Another Round

Antique Boxing Medallion

After the introductory bar fight is over, check the “Genie’s Lamp” machine in the corner of the tavern.

Brass Vesta Case

Before you leave the tavern from the previous treasure, check behind the bar.

Chapter 2: Greatness from Small Beginnings

Emerald and Diamond Ring

In the barrel of the third cannon on your right as you enter the museum.

Antique Coin Purse

In the museum, in the alcove to the right of the founder’s bust, behind the plant.

Antique Colombian Soup Ladle

Right after you leave the museum, in the doorway behind the blue station wagon.

Pottery Chimu Vessel

While you’re tailing Sully through the market, look for the two tables full of glass jars. The treasure’s on the first one you pass.

Ancient Chupicuaro Figure

Before you follow Sully into the butcher shop, turn left and go up the stairs.

Shamanistic Jaguar Head

After you swing off the pipe to the balcony, look next to the plant.

Antique Colombian Table Knife

When you’re on the rooftops, check the “O” in the hotel sign.

Chapter 3: Second-Story Work

Dog-Shaped Incan Whistle

Before you enter the museum via the rooftops, use the yellow pipe on the left to climb down to the covered porch.

Silver Chimu Pendant

Check the antique diving suit exhibit in the museum.

Seventeenth Century Coin

In front of the green door in the same room as Drake’s ring.

Chapter 4: Run to Ground

Diamond-Studded Horse Brooch

After you squeeze through the alley, jump over the pipe, turn right, and check the dead-end alley.

Coral Cameo Brooch

In the warehouse, shimmy along the yellow pipe all the way to the platform at its end.

Victorian Locket and Chain

In the corner of the warehouse’s main floor, on top of a stack of boxes.

Silver Roses Bracelet

In a shadowy corner of the generator room.

Strange Relic*

Before you climb down the first cylindrical shaft, climb up to find the Relic above you.

Fierce Lion Bangle

In the same cylindrical shaft, keep an eye out as you descend for this treasure’s glow from behind a grate.

Pearl, Diamond, and Ruby Brooch

As you ascend the side of the second cylindrical shaft, look to your left to spot the treasure at the end of one of the ledges.

Chapter 5: London Underground

Victorian Copper Penny

In Marlowe’s treasure room, look for the lion head trophy on the wall. The treasure’s on the ledge above the painting to the lion head’s left.

Victorian Gold Sovereign

Underneath one of the display cases on the second floor of the treasure room. You’ll have to backtrack for it, right before you leave the vault for the train station.

Silver Hunter Pocket Watch

On a ledge by the clock in the old train station. You’ll have to shoot it down.

Art Nouveau Flask

In front of the train car, on the ground, in the North Atwood station.

Chapter 6: The Chateau

Antique Wax Seal Stamp

At the start of the chapter, follow the stream to the right to find this treasure in a small cave.

Gold Inlay Cameo Bangle

Nate will point out a statue of a flutist as you approach the chateau. Climb up above the statue and check behind the wall.

Diamond and Pearl Bracelet

When you’re climbing the turret to find a way inside the chateau, don’t take the first entrance you find. Keep climbing to the top of the turret to find this treasure in a hidden room.

Louis XVI Louis D’or Coin

After the cutscene where you spot the tower, don’t leave right away. Check the hallway behind the stairs on the second floor.

Emerald Cameo Brooch

In the chateau library, there’s a set of red curtains next to a broken round window. This treasure is on the end of the curtain rod, and must be shot down.

Art Nouveau Belt Buckle

After you fall into the cave, go down the slope and look behind the small cluster of stalagmites.

Ruby and Diamond Ring

After the grenade tutorial fight, check the corner of the courtyard near the closed wooden gate.

Silver Rococo Teapot

You’ll subsequently get into a big fight and push through a heavy door with Sully. There’s a sneaky treasure hidden above you in this room; look for some well-concealed handholds behind the wall to your right. Use them to scale the wall, then cross the beam.

Miniature Portrait Pendant

Shoot the glowing spot on the ceiling in John Dee’s library.

Chapter 7: Stay in the Light

Gold and Pearl Stickpin

After your encounter with the spiders, knock down the wreckage to create the makeshift ramp. Use it to get some height and jump to the floor above where you just were, then follow the hall around.

Chapter 8: The Citadel

Silver Sassinid Coin

There’s a big piece missing out of the bridge you cross early in the level. Use it to drop down and collect this treasure from the bridge’s support columns.

Ancient Metal Elephant

After you lower the drawbridge, look up and to the left of the locked gate. There’s a hard-to-spot glowing treasure on the wall that you must shoot down to collect.

Crusader Coin

After you shoot open the gate, walk through it, turn right, and check the statue.

Enamel Copper Vessel

Take out the enemies in the waterway, then climb up a level and turn left. The treasure is in this general area, in a bricked-up doorway.

Marble Double Eye Idol

After Nate and Sully help each other out by shooting open the gates, walk through the closest one, turn around, look up, and shoot the glowing spot high up on the corner of the tower.

Medieval Lead Horseman

On the windowsill of the first landing on the spiral staircase in the tower.

Byzantine Reliquary Cross

Once Sully takes out the two snipers with his RPG, use the hole he knocked in that building to get inside it and look around.

Chapter 9: The Middle Way

King Bohemond III Coin

On the outside wall of the room with the globe.

Antique Cuff Bracelet

If you’re standing on the platform with the sluice switches, you can see this treasure glowing on the wall of the tunnel nearby. Flood the globe room, then shoot down the treasure and swim for it.

Crusader Fleur-de-lis

At the top of the spiral staircase, near the skeletons.

Chapter 10: Historical Research

Antique Cloak Clasp

At the start of the stage, take a left at the base of the stairs.

Silver Jambiya Dagger

Right when you reach the marketplace, look for a wall-mounted fountain. The treasure is next to it.

Golden Yemeni Bracelet

After Elena has the shopkeeper open the gate, go through it, go up the stairs, and check the cactus.

Traditional Silver Bead

At the top of the stairs in the building with the red carpeting, on the table by the couch under the windows.

Amber and Silver Necklace

After your fight scene in the market, leave via the gate and watch the right-hand wall for a small alcove.

Kahraman Amber Necklace

From where you found the last treasure, go down the stairs and turn right at their bottom.

Unusual Red Bead Necklace

On the ledge above the previous treasure, behind the three crates.

At this point, your in-game treasure collection should have 51 items in it, counting the Strange Relic, and you should have the Skilled Fortune Hunter bronze Trophy.

Our Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception treasures guide continues here, in part two. We’ve also got a lot of other articles about the Uncharted series here at Prima, such as:

One of the things about Uncharted 3‘s treasure hunting that I particularly like is that in Uncharted 4, Nate tells Sam that all these random artifacts you found are what paid for his house and car (and probably Elena’s copy of Crash Bandicoot). I wonder if that includes the priceless treasures that you just kind of find in a random London alleyway. Continue to speculate with us on Nathan Drake’s revenue stream via our official Twitter, @PrimaGames.

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