Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has proven to be one of the series’ high points and a grand way to send off one of the most iconic characters in gaming. For years, Nathan Drake has defined what an action hero should be; brave, fearless, strong, and grounded in reality. Even though Nathan and his counterparts share the limelight, it is the diabolical villains that truly elevate a story about friendship and romance into a story about overcoming very harsh odds. The following list takes these powerful antagonists and pits them against each other in the ranking of the evilest Uncharted villains. To qualify the twelve evil doers either had to be leaders of coalitions fighting against Drake, or ancient species who guarded the world’s most irresistible treasures. Anyone from the game’s “main” four games will be counted. Seeing as Golden Abyss was not really developed by Naughty Dog, villains from the Vita hit will not be included. The most important aspects I’m analysing here are; how deep their narrative is, the danger they pose to Nathan Drake, how well they are acted and how they impacted the Uncharted series as a whole.
Spoiler warning; some strong plot spoilers ahead for every Uncharted game on the Ps3 or Ps4.