The appeal of the Uncharted series hinges on a seductive premise. With modern life tempting us to believe our world has been strip-mined of all its mysteries, imagine if there were still priceless artefacts buried like acorns beneath the topsoil. Potentially in our own back garden, or under the pavement. Imagine if the planet we’ve spent our lives married to was still capable of surrendering anecdotes we’d never heard. What if you didn’t need any special credentials to chase these ancient heirlooms, just bull-headed curiosity, a penchant for throwaway one-liners, and a handful of friends who didn’t mind helping you out every time you tumble over a ledge, painfully dislocating a shoulder in the process?