A Rock and a Hard Place

A Rock and a Hard Place
Nathan Drake surveys the train wreck.
Game Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Chapter 1
Preceded by -
Succeeded by Breaking and Entering
Treasures 5

A Rock and a Hard Place is the first chapter of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. The chapter follows treasure-hunter Nathan "Nate" Drake as he attempts to escape from the burning wreckage of a train.


[edit] Summary

A Rock and a Hard Place begins with treasure-hunter Nathan "Nate" Drake finding himself in the middle of the train wreck, dangling perilously over the edge of a large mountain. Nate must make his off the hanging train and onto the safety of solid ground, before dispatching one of Serbian war criminal Zoran Lazarević's soldiers. Flashbacks throughout the chapter reveal how fellow treasure-hunters and explorers Harry Flynn and Chloe Frazer approached Nate some time earlier with a plan to infiltrate a Turkish museum and steal an ancient relic that may hold the secret to Marco Polo's Lost Fleet.

[edit] Treasures

A Rock and a Hard Place contains five treasures:

  • The Wrathful Deity Statue is found beneath the first tree the player encounters when on solid ground.[1]
  • The Saraswati Statue is located near the first gun the player encounters.[1]
  • The Tibetan Snuff Bottle is found on a corpse above the player after they have shot and broken the lock on the train car.[1]
  • After the player has killed their first enemy, they must climb up a series of boxes. After climbing these boxes, the player jumps from one train car to another. The Bhutanese Lime Box can be found in the snow if the player drops off this second train car and climbs over a box. [1]
  • At one point in the chapter, the player has to shimmy along a yellow pipe and climb into a train car. If the player turns around after climbing into the car, they will find the Ghau Amulet Thogchag.[1]

[edit] Behind the scenes

A Rock and a Hard Place marks the first appearances of Harry Flynn, Chloe Frazer and Zoran Lazarević's soldiers in the Uncharted series. It also marks the first appearance of Nathan "Nate" Drake in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.

"A Rock and a Hard Place" is also the name of a track on the soundtrack album of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.[2]

Both this chapter and chapter 15, Train-wrecked, are seemingly the basis for the multiplayer map The Train Wreck.

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Uncharted 2 treasure location guide page 1" (PDF) hosted on Play Magazine online
  2. "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Original Soundtrack from the Video Game)" on iTunes

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
A Rock and a Hard PlaceBreaking and EnteringBorneoThe DigUrban Warfare
Desperate TimesThey're Coming With UsThe City's SecretPath of LightOnly One Way Out
Keep MovingA Train to CatchLocomotionTunnel VisionTrain-wreckedWhere Am I?
MountaineeringHeart of IceSiegeCat and MouseConvoyThe MonasteryReunion
The Road to ShambhalaBroken ParadiseTree of Life

CharactersMultiplayerTreasuresTrophiesVoice ActorsWeapons

Last edited by In Motion on 5 December 2011 at 09:02
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