Uncharted 2: Among Thieves - Where to find the Strange Relic
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When Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection came out on October 7th, 2015, a whole new group of treasure hunters joined the throngs of thirsty adventurers already seeking to achieve one hundred percent completion in the classic PlayStation 3 game series. One of the most frequently sought after baubles of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is the coveted "Strange Relic". Today, you're going to learn where to find it.
The Strange Relic appears in-game as a treasure like any other, but counts as the 101st treasure - an item in a whole other league. Although it plays the same role as common treasures (it's purely cosmetic), it will reward you with a bronze "Very Rare" PlayStation 3/4 trophy, an in-game medal, and official bragging rights.
How To Get It
Start Chapter 5: Urban Warfare. Once you get past the running-and-shooting-the-truck bit at the start and kill the enemies that come looking for you, head to the area beyond the exploding bus, seen below.
Once you scale a few signs, break through a bathroom floor, and criticize some poor parking, you'll arrive at the following location.
Eliminate the guard standing watch, as I have done, and proceed to street level. Instead of following the enemies to the left (the direction the game wants you to go), turn right to an oft-overlooked back-alley. The area is easily recognizable with a bright blue garage door at the far end. In the corner of the street between two trikes is an open manhole.
A brief jaunt to the sewers below will reveal the long awaited Strange Relic. Bask in the glory of this wondrous... thing.
Unfortunately, the Relic is only one of one hundred and one treasures to be found in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. I'm just glad I could help you on this one. Good luck with the rest, you'll certainly need it!