Follow this helpful guide for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End to find all of the strange relics in the game, each of which features a reference to a Naughty Dog game.
Any Uncharted fan can attest that Naughty Dog loves to pack their games full of collectibles. Be it treasure, journals, or even Easter Eggs, there is no shortage of distractions in a Naughty Dog developed game. And that continues to be true for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
Thus far, we have offered guides for finding both every treasure in Uncharted 4 and every journal in Uncharted 4, but there still remain some elusive collectibles. Specifically, we’re talking about the three strange relics in the game, which are easily some of the coolest collectibles in all of Uncharted 4.
With only three to collect, the strange relics in Uncharted 4 shouldn’t be too hard to find, but those who need a little extra help can consult the video below. However, those who just want a hint should pay extra attention when playing through chapters 9, 12, and 21 of Uncharted 4.
Check out the video below for a more detailed guide of where to find each relic in Uncharted 4:
What makes these strange relics so interesting is that each is a reference to a Naughty Dog developed game. One is a dog tag that features a symbol from The Last of Us – specifically the Firefly faction emblem. One is a piece of wumpa fruit from the Crash Bandicoot series, complete with a polygonal sheen. And the last strange relic is an egg-shaped treasure, presumably meant to poke fun at Uncharted’s proclivity for Easter Eggs.
While some may read into The Last of Us and Crash Bandicoot relics as teases of future releases, it’s important to keep two things in mind. First is that Naughty Dog has already confirmed The Last of Us 2, albeit in an official capacity. We haven’t seen any official footage or even heard a confirmed title, but the success of the first game guaranteed a follow-up was at least on the table.
Second, and most importantly, Sony does not own the Crash Bandicoot franchise any longer. Activision now owns the rights to the jeans-wearing orange creature, and all signs point to the series staying dormant. That’s not to say fan interest in a Crash Bandicoot reboot isn’t at an all-time high, but the studio interest does not seem to be there.
Nevertheless, gamers already have an incredible Naughty Dog game available in the form of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. As we mention in our Uncharted 4 review, this is the pinnacle for the studio and an exciting teaser for what they can do with future projects. And hopefully those games pack in as many fun secrets.
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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is out now for PS4.