How to Beat "Uncharted's" Final Boss

By Danny Djeljosevic

Updated September 22, 2017

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The PlayStation 3 adventure game “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune” has players assume the role of Nathan Drake as he searches for the mythical El Dorado. The game has 22 levels. The last of them, "Showdown," is a climactic battle with the game’s villain Navarro and his henchmen. Defeating Navarro involves dispatching his henchmen and avoiding the gunfire from his powerful laser-sighted rifle before chasing him down and finally engaging him in hand-to-hand combat.

Press "Circle" near crates and other objects big enough to shield you when Navarro and his men fire at you. Take cover behind these until Navarro needs to run away to reload. Press "L1" followed by "R1" to fire at the guards. Pursue Navarro when the guards are gone.

Press "Circle" during the chase to avoid falling crates. A prompt will appear in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen when a crate is about to fall.

Follow Navarro up the stairs and take cover behind the boxes to avoid his gunfire.

Press "Circle" while moving to roll over to the boxes to the right as Navarro reloads, and then roll over to the next adjacent set of boxes the next time he reloads.

Run up to Navarro and hit him when he reloads again. This will activate a quick-time event. Hit the buttons as directed by the on-screen prompt. This will cause Navarro to drop his gun and knock your character over as he tries to retrieve it.

Hit Navarro once more before he regains his gun. This will bring up another quick-time event. Hit the right buttons as they appear onscreen to defeat Navarro and win the game.


Navarro has a simple pattern to his gunfire. He fires four shots and then reloads. Often he will pause before taking his fourth shot as a fake-out maneuver. Do not come up from cover until that fourth shot is actually fired.


Don't spend too much time behind any given crate, as enemy gunfire will eventually destroy them. Move around whenever possible to avoid having your cover taken away from you.