|A Rock and a Hard Place|
Nathan Drake surveys the train wreck.
|Game||Uncharted 2: Among Thieves|
|Succeeded by||Breaking and Entering|
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.
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.
- The Saraswati Statue is located near the first gun the player encounters.
- The Tibetan Snuff Bottle is found on a corpse above the player after they have shot and broken the lock on the train car.
- 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. 
- 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.
 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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Uncharted 2 treasure location guide page 1" (PDF) hosted on Play Magazine online
- ↑ "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Original Soundtrack from the Video Game)" on iTunes
|Uncharted 2: Among Thieves|
|A Rock and a Hard Place • Breaking and Entering • Borneo • The Dig • Urban Warfare|
Desperate Times • They're Coming With Us • The City's Secret • Path of Light • Only One Way Out
Keep Moving • A Train to Catch • Locomotion • Tunnel Vision • Train-wrecked • Where Am I?
Mountaineering • Heart of Ice • Siege • Cat and Mouse • Convoy • The Monastery • Reunion
The Road to Shambhala • Broken Paradise • Tree of Life