Nathan Drake surveys the desert village.
|Game||Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception|
|Preceded by||The Rub' al Khali|
The Settlement is the nineteenth chapter of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. The chapter follows treasure-hunter Nathan "Nate" Drake as he discovers and explores a village in the middle of the Rub' al Khali desert.
After stumbling through the Rub' al Khali desert for some time, treasure-hunter Nathan "Nate" Drake comes across a seemingly-abandoned desert village. The large gate that allows entry to the desert village is impassable, but Nate is still able to climb over the stone walls that surround the village and enter it. Inside the desert village Nate finds a well, although he finds that the small puddle of water remaining at the bottom of it is undrinkable. After climbing out the well, Nate finds that a number of Katherine Marlowe's agents are inside the desert village. Nate engages the agents in a gunfight, and after disposing of a number of them, is briefly trapped in a pit.
After making his way out of the pit, Nate defeats a number of agents along a pathway, before coming to a large area featuring many agents and two jeeps. After defeating the agents and jeeps Nate continues on through the village, only to come to an area where he is pinned down by a large group of agents. Nate says that there is too many of them for him to defeat, before a tribe of Bedouin riders ride in on horseback, defeating the agents and saving Nate. As the Bedouin leave the village, the rider that is sharing his horse with Nate is killed, and Nate must command the horse, using an RPG-7 to destroy the settlement's gate as the Bedouin leave.
That night, Nate speaks with the Sheikh of the Bedouin riders, Salim. Salim asks Nate why Marlowe is crossing the Rub' al Khali, and becomes worried when Nate replies that she is searching for the lost city Iram of the Pillars. Salim explains that Marlowe cannot be allowed to reach Iram, as it is a place of evil, before agreeing to help Nate attack Marlowe's caravan at dawn the next day.
The Settlement features eight Treasures:
- The Ancient Alabaster Ibex is on the left-hand side of the settlement's gate.
- The Coin of the Qataban Kingdom is on the right-hand side after Nathan "Nate" Drake falls through a roof in the settlement.
- The Antique Silver Linked Bracelet is beyond a doorway after climbing out of the undrinkable well.
- The Antique Agate Wedding Ring is in the pit Nate is briefly trapped in.
- The Silver and Cornelian Necklace is on the left-hand side after Nate climbs up the stairs to leave the pit.
- The Ancient Sabaean Bust is an alcove on the left-hand side after Nate has defeated a number of Marlowe's agents along a pathway and before he squeezes through a gap.
- The Ancient Kingdom of Sheba Coin is over the side of the ledge after Nate squeezes through the gap.
- The Antique Bedouin Bracelet is on the right-hand side before Nate makes his way through a gate destroyed by a jeep.
 Behind the scenes
The Settlement is the nineteenth chapter of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, sharing its name with a track on the official soundtrack of the game.. The desert village featured in this chapter is the basis for Desert Village, a map in the multiplayer component of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. The Settlement was one of the first chapters revealed as being in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, as it was revealed in a gameplay walkthrough shown at the 2011 Eurogamer Expo. At the Expo, a commentary of the gameplay walkthrough revealed how visual effects artists visited a set of sand dunes close to Los Angeles, California and shot footage that resulted in the enormous sand dunes that are seen in The Settlement. Several weeks after the Eurogamer Expo, IGN ran a feature on Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception and its cinematic quality, using the visual effects shown in The Settlement as an example.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Uncharted 3 Walkthrough: Chapter 19 (Part 19/22)" on YouTube
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 "Uncharted 3 Treasure Locations: Chapter 19" on YouTube
- ↑ "Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception - Track Listings" on Amazon
- ↑ "Uncharted 3 - Desert Demo Gameplay FULL HD" on YouTube
- ↑ "Uncharted 3 is Better Than Hollywood" on IGN