The Riot Shield is a somewhat-rare weapon that first appears in the 2009 video game Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and later returns in the 2011 video game Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. Due to the fact the person wielding the Riot Shield is unable to be harmed from the front, the enemies who carry Riot Shields are generally considered to be a more 'elite' type of enemy. The Riot Shield is a powerful melee weapon and takes only two hits to defeat an opponent; however, the Shield is not without its faults, as the user moves considerably slower with the weapon. The Riot Shield is technically considered a 'long gun', which means that the user can only utilise a pistol with the Shield.
 Multiplayer locations
 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
- Riot Shields can be found on both sides of The Flooded Ruins.
- In The Fort, a Riot Shield can be found lying in the alcove near to the hole.
- In The Ice Cave, a Riot Shield is located in the centre of the upper platform.
- In The Lost City, a Riot Shield is located a short distance away the map's central structure, at the bottom of the wall that leads up to the waterfall.
- On The Plaza, a Riot Shield is located near the truck that is in front of the damaged building.
- In The Temple, a Riot Shield can be found at the top of the stairs that join the lower and middle rooms.
- In The Village, a Riot Shield is located inside the central building.
 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
- On Airstrip, a Riot Shield can be found near where the Heroes initially spawn, in a blue container that reads "CNO-MA" down the side.
- Two Riot Shields can be found on London Streets.
- On Molten Ruins, a Riot Shield is near the downed helicopter, beneath the elevated platform running around the circular room.
- Two Riot Shields can be found in Museum. They are on opposite sides of the central courtyard, both a short distance away from the fountain.
- On Oasis, a Riot Shield is located in the middle passage that connects the two sides of the map.
- On Plaza, a Riot Shield is in front of the blue truck in front of the laundromat.
- Two Riot Shields can be found in Syria. The first is below the bridge near where the Heroes initially spawn that leads to the central building, while another is leaning against a wall across from the map's central structure.
- In Temple, a Riot Shield is located at the top of the staircase connecting the lower and middle rooms.
- In Yemen, a Riot Shield is located at the end of the passageway that leads away from the central building.