Rumored to be the descendant of Sir Francis Drake, the great 16th-century explorer and privateer, Nathan Drake is a modern-day fortune-hunter who operates in the rough, lawless world of treasure-seekers, antiquities smugglers, con men and thieves. While he shares the same taste for adventure as both his professional associates and his supposed ancestor, Nate is driven by more than the promise of the treasure itself. Regardless of his lineage, Drake is gifted with a remarkable historical imagination and an uncanny ability to unravel mysteries from only the barest clues. He really lives for the historical intrigue that his adventures bring, and for the thrill of the hunt.
Although he's smart and self-educated, Drake tends to hide his intellectual side when dealing with the rogues gallery of dangerous individuals who haunt the gray-market underworld of the illegal antiquities trade. In his dubious line of work, Drake finds himself confronting everything from guerillas to drug traffickers, modern-day pirates, rival salvage companies, and frequently the law — so he's had to learn how to handle himself in tight situations, whether it means guns, fists, charm, or the occasional hasty exit. In the end, Drake survives by his wits, tenacity and resourcefulness — and a dash of good old-fashioned luck.
When we first met Nate in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune he was on the trail of the legendary treasure of El Dorado — a trail that led to a mysterious island and a forgotten Spanish colony harboring an unimaginable secret. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves rejoins him a couple of years later, back in his natural setting of shady characters and dubious operations, and following the long-cold trail of the 13th century traveler Marco Polo. Alongside new companions and old friends, his search for Marco Polo's lost fleet and the secrets that it holds will lead him to an adventure as great — and as dangerous — as Nate has ever seen.