There are three simple reasons to own a PS3. The first is because they are backward compatible, and we all know the PS2 was the greatest video game console ever, with the Super Nintendo Entertainment System coming in a very close second. The second is to kill basically everything in the most brutally unholy fashion in the “God of War” trilogy. The third and final reason you should own a PS3 is the riveting “Uncharted” series. In “Uncharted” you are Nathan Drake, who’s a lot like Indiana Jones, and you traipse around the world to exotic locales looking for lost archaeological artifacts, like Indiana Jones, while in a race against time with evil forces who are also looking for said artifacts. Seeing a pattern here? You should be pumped about it. I mean, who doesn’t like Indiana Jones? There’s absolutely no logical reason not to. In fact, I was almost fired once from a security job because someone broke in while I was enthralled by “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” One hundred percent true story, and “Uncharted 3” kept me just as glued to my seat the entire way through. “Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception” is a Playstation exclusive developed by Naughty Dog, and a direct sequel to 2009’s blockbuster “Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.” It follows the aforementioned Nathan Drake on a quest to find Iram of the Pillars, a lost city also called the Atlantis of the Sand. With help from some friends and a notebook that belonged to T.E. Lawrence (ask your parents), Drake travels to England, France, Syria, Yemen and the Rub’ al Khali Desert to unravel the mysteries of the fabled city. Along the way you’ll have lots of gunfights, lots of fistfights, fun platforming, smart puzzle-solving sequences and the best set-pieces in the business. I’m talking about a story, voice acting and intense set pieces that would rival anything in Hollywood today. If there’s any better reason to play a video game, I haven’t heard it. “Uncharted” is a third-person action adventure game. You know what that means: You can carry two guns and some grenades, and you’d better grab some cover. I have only two very minor complaints about this game, one being the spotty gunplay. At some points I had lined a shot up dead between some poor sucker’s eyes, pulled that trigger and watched my shot bounce off some invisible geometry. Very upsetting for a game of this caliber. But once again, that was more of a semi-rare occurrence than an every-time thing. The platforming is excellent, as it has been the entire series. Lots of climbing, swinging, hanging and figuring out how to get from point A to point B break up the action sequences nicely. However, my other minor gripe was that some of the platforming sequences stretched out longer than they should have. Don’t get me wrong, I love good platforming, but goddamn, let me shoot something already. But again, rare occurrence, and I’m really nitpicking to find something non-awesome about this game. Where this game, as well as the other “Uncharted” games, truly excels is the storytelling and the set pieces. “Uncharted” is so far ahead of every other game in this department, it’s a joke. I shit you not, you could take out the gameplay and release it in theaters and it would probably be the best damn movie you’ve seen all year — granted, it’s been a pretty slow year, but still. The voice acting is so well-done that it draws you even deeper into this already layered story. As far as the set pieces go, forget about it. Every other game should just stop trying. I knew this game had grabbed me when, after breaking into an airport and being told I had to stow away on a cargo plane, I got pumped. I knew shit was about to get real. And it did. Holy shit, it did. The entire plane sequence is one of my favorite video moments of all time. And it’s just one of about a dozen packed into “Drake’s Deception.” My advice to you is buy a PS3, buy “Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception,” re-watch the first three Indiana Jones movies, grow a beard and play like crazy. Have I ever steered you wrong before? Well, maybe with that “Dead Island” review, but not here, goddammit. This game easily made its case for a Game of the Year nod. You’re gonna love it.