"Chloe this isn't just a dagger. It's a key"
— Nate realizes the importance of the Phurba dagger

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The City's Secret




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The City's Secret is the eighth chapter of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.


Nate and Chloe progress through a number of traps and puzzles inside the temple on their way to locating Shambhala.


As the chapter begins head into the chamber where the giant multi-armed statue is. To proceed to the next area the player has to position the statue's arms to match the diagram Nate has in his notebook.

After climbing onto the broken pillar to the right side of the room, the player is facing the statue. After heading right and using the walkway to reach the statue's right arms, the player moves across the gap by swinging from the wooden posts overhead. The hand holding the skulls is lowered and followed by the player climbing up to reach the upper arm (holding the dagger). Jumping onto the arm knocks it down into position.

Once the arms are in place, the blue stone that the statue holds breaks apart revealing a spot for the Phurba Dagger to be inserted. The use of the dagger lowers the water in the nearby pool and the player must enter the passageway that has been revealed. To proceed, the player descends down the corridors..

As the player explores the corridor, the floor drops out from underneath and the player falls into a room where the ceiling descends with numerous spikes pointing down. The player must quickly shoot out the wooden notches from the cogs on the room's wall to stop the ceiling from crushing and impaling the player.

With the ceiling no longer descending, climb out and head down the hallway to end the chapter.


  1. Bronze Altar Spoon
  2. Bronze Varaha Statue


Uncharted 2 - Among Thieves - Walktrough - Chapter 8 - The City's Secret

Uncharted 2 - Among Thieves - Walktrough - Chapter 8 - The City's Secret