Treasures are fairly simple to collect as they are little sparking objects, usually found on the floor and the game will prompt you to press to pick one up. Once it has been picked up then that particular Treasure will count as collected, even if you die straight afterwards. Tip: If you are planning on collecting a Treasure and there are enemies around, deal with the enemies first because running to the treasure may result in your death.
Treasures carry over to your next playthrough so it doesn't matter if you start a New Game, they will still be there. If you miss some of the Treasures in your initial playthrough, don't worry as you can use Chapter Select to collect the ones you missed. Chapter Select can be found on the Main Menu, it is the 4th option down and you can only replay the Chapters that you have already completed. Note: When starting a New Game it will ask you if you want to reset your treasures which you have collected back to zero, you do not want to do this. Finally if you do choose to start a New Game, Chapter Selecting will be temporarily unavailable because you will have to complete all the Chapters again before you can replay them. This is why I advise collecting all of the treasures on your Hard Playthrough before you start a New Game for your Crushing Playthrough and use Chapter Select if you missed any.
Warning: If you are Chapter Selecting in order to clean up the Treasures, then make sure you save the game manually via the pause menu. If you just quit, then it will not record the fact that you have picked up that Treasure. Furthermore make sure you overwrite your main Save, do not start a new one as this will scupper your chances at getting the trophy because your Treasure count will be reset to zero.
You can also keep track of the Treasures whilst in game by going: => Bonuses => Treasures.
For each Treasure there is a time in brackets, this denotes the time of where the Treasure is being collected in the following video:
Silver Mosaic Inca Earring (0:04) – At the very start of the Chapter, Drake and Sully are walking through the forest and will be exchanging small talk. Look out for a waterfall then to the left there will be the Treasure near a large rock opposite the waterfall.
Jewelled Silver Monkey (0:51) – After the first cutscene of the Chapter, the one where Sully vents his anger of saying this is an 'Another dead end', continue through the jungle and you will come to some pillars which you will have to climb onto (the game will give you a tutorial on how to climb onto things). Jump across the first two pillars then you will walk onto a collapsed pillar which will make a crumbling sound, jump off it onto another pillar. To your right is where you have to go in order to progress the story, however to your left is another pillar which has a tree. Jump onto it and right next to the tree is the Treasure.
Decorated Gold Ring (1:23) – As soon as you enter the catacombs, a cutscene will begin where Sully loses it and throws down a rusty helmet, followed by a confession about his financial woes. When the cutscene ends, progress further and you will encounter a pit. In order to bypass this you will have to shoot an explosive barrel which causes a pillar to fall down, thus creating a bridge across. Before you go across, to your left in the far corner at the edge of the pit is the Treasure.
Silver Llama (1:41) – In the Catacombs shortly after completing the puzzle whereby you have to push four symbolized blocks in the correct order to open up a massive hole in the centre of the room, climb down the ladder and move the block to make the water rise. Drop down into the water, swim to the shore and climb out. Run a short distance forwards and to your right will be the Treasure.
Golden Inca Cup (3:14) – In the Catacombs, straight after negotiating the collapsing bamboo flooring. You will walk up the stairs which will then initiate a cutscene whereby Drake and Sully agree to follow the tracks. After the cutscene walk to the right of the room, there will be skeleton present and on it is the Treasure.
Silver Turtle (4:09) – Immediately after collecting the Golden Inca Cup you will exit the catacombs and right in front of you are 3 or 4 large squared pillars. Climb the smallest one and jump across all pillars. On the last one is the Treasure.
Gold Tairona Pendant (4:38) – At the start of the Chapter, jump into the water and swim towards the waterfall. To your right you can climb out of the water, head straight on and you will have to undertake some climbing and rope swinging. This will lead you onto the Submarine but about midway through the climb, whilst you are hanging off a ledge, you can shimmy to the right. Climb up and you will be greeted by the Treasure.
Gold and Turquoise Inca Earring (5:53) – As soon as you drop down onto the Submarine, run right to the front end of it and on the tip is the Treasure.
Silver Inca Figurine (6:24) – Right at the start of the Chapter, turn left from your starting position and just behind you is the Treasure hiding near some trees.
Silver Fish Charm (6:37) – After getting the Silver Inca Figurine you will encounter a padlocked gate, once you shoot it off you will proceed to a waterfall. Drop down and to your left will be the Treasure.
Gold Frog (7:20) – After collecting the Silver Fish Charm, you will have to climb up some banking. Keep climbing until you encounter a tree trunk which acts as bridge. You must carefully walk over it in order to progress but before you do, to your right there is another bank which you can drop down to and on it is the Treasure.
Intricate Gold Ring (8:28) – After dealing with the first real gun battle of the Chapter, whereby you have to kill 3 waves of pirates. You will have to climb up onto a higher ledge and then shoot another padlock off a gate. Just before the gate, go right to edge of where you first climbed up. Right at the edge there will be a Treasure.
Patterned Silver Ring (9:20) – After collecting the Intricate Gold Ring, you will have to break down a rusty gate. Inside you will be ambushed by a load of pirates. Clear the area and to your left there will be a ledge for you to climb up onto, on it will be the Treasure.
Golden Jaguar (10:04) – Just before you encounter the scenic waterfall, you have to deal with a wave of around 5 pirates. Once they are all dead, run all the way up to the trees and there will be the Treasure.
Silver Inca Vessel (11:00) – After climbing the waterfall via the Jeep, deal with the pirates at the top and then walk up stream. Continue right and you will encounter a small pit, whereby you will have to jump across and grab a tree truck in order to reach the other side. Before you do that, drop down into the pit and to the right is the Treasure.
Golden Toothpick (11:54) – When you discover the plane wreckage, you will be ambushed by numerous waves of pirates. Once they have been dealt with, you will then have to exit the area. You will witness a pirate become a victim to a booby trap, to the right of the stoned doorway which you entered is the Treasure.
Silver Bird Vessel (12:30) – After collecting the Golden Toothpick, you will have some climbing to do in order to progress. Soon as you touch down, to your right over the hump in the ground is the Treasure.
Silver Inca Earring (13:29) – Shortly after getting the Silver Bird Vessel. Clear the area of pirates and bypass the tripwires. Look to your left and there is a small pathway leading up onto a bank. To your right are some trees and near them is the Treasure.
Strange Relic (14:20) – Once you have infiltrated the Fortress, deal with the first set of pirates on the ground floor and the ones who are above you. After the area is clear, run to the the ramp up onto the next level. Continue the short journey forwards to the end and to your left is a stoned building which you can jump onto. Take a running jump off the cracked part of the flooring as it will ensure the jump is a success, because you can jump much later. Once on the other side you will find the Treasure just lying on the floor.
Silver Jaguar (14:57) – After collecting the Strange Relic, just where you ran up the ramp, continue passed it and you will encounter some rubble. Jump over it and to your left is a small watch tower which is overlooking the sea, inside is the Treasure.
Gold Mosaic Inca Earring (15:40) – After picking up the Silver Jaguar, drop down into the next area. Look to your right there and there is a large pile of rubble. Climb over it and near the large gate is the Treasure.
Golden Spoon (16:05) – Before you enter the water chamber, you will have to run down this stream of water whilst a pirate shoots at you with a turret. To your right you can jump up into a small room where you can find a Grenade Launcher, in there is the Treasure.
Silver Inca Mask (16:55) – Right at the start of the Chapter you will be ambushed by some pirates. Kill them all and when you run up the ramp onto the next level. Go into the first watchtower overlooking the sea and you will find the Treasure.
Spanish Silver Coin (17:40) – In the middle of the Chapter you will be under attack by waves of pirates. With one of them being on a turret shooting down on you. Once the area is clear, go to the far end and on the right is the Treasure which is well hidden.
Silver Tairona Pendant (17:58) – After getting the Spanish Silver Coin, you will have to open a gate and run up some stairs. Once on the next level, you will have to deal with two waves of pirates and then jump onto the turret. After this you will go down some steps and at the foot of these steps is the Treasure.
Gold Llama (18:15) – Right towards the end of the chapter and after picking up the Silver Tairona Pendent you will watch a short cutscene. After this you will exit back to the outside and a final wave of pirates will attack. Once they have been dealt with continue forwards till you find some half broken steps. On the steps look behind you and you can see a ledge which you can jump onto. Jump over and away from the steps, then climb over the rubble and beyond it is the Treasure.
Decorated Silver Ring (19:27) – This can be found right at the start of the chapter. Deal with all of the pirates and Treasure is to your right near some debris.
Silver Frog (20:18) – After your ride on the Jet Ski, Drake will have to open some gates in order to continue on. As soon as you set foot back on land you will be ambushed by some pirates, one will fire grenades at you. Deal with everyone and go under the covering and to the far right is the Treasure.
Golden Fish Charm (21:13) – After getting off the Jet Ski you will have to kill some more pirates on land, cross a small pool of water then kill some more pirates and climb up and over a locked gate. As soon as you drop down you will be ambushed by an army of pirates and once they are all dead, before you head back inside, to the left is the Treasure.
Jewelled Golden Brooch (21:44) –Right towards the end of the Chapter, you will zipline into a building. Before you let Elena in, just opposite the door is the Treasure.
Silver Belt Buckle (22:14) – Right at the start of the Chapter, soon after the cutscene, you will have your first shoot out in a largish hallway. Once the area is cleared, go up the steps and the Treasure will be lying on the floor in a corner.
Spanish Gold Coin (22:40) – When you become reacquainted with Elena, run up the steps and kill of the pirates who attack. Once the area is clear, go up the steps and take a right up some more steps and through an open doorway where you will find the Treasure to your right.
Silver Spanish Chalice (23:10) – Straight after the dramatic bridge breaking scene. Run down the nearby steps and once at the bottom, on your left will be the Treasure.
Gold Coatimundi (23:54) – Straight after picking up the Silver Spanish Chalice. You will drop out of an open window and take a brief walk outside. You then return back inside with a pirate walking away from you, kill him but before you go up the spiral steps make sure you pick up the Treasure.
Golden Turtle (24:48) – At the start of the chapter, soon as you kick down the big doors and clear the area of pirates. Just to your left is a bridge, with a bit of its wall broken. If you look down you can see a ledge with the Treasure on it. Don't worry if you fall in the water, it will not kill you.
Silver Inca Cup (25:37) – After picking up the Golden Turtle, run up the steps and a short cutscene will start. After it finishes, drop down into the water and under the steps is the Treasure.
Jewelled Silver Cross (26:26) – When you shoot the barrels which will blow up a door to allow Elena to come through. To the right of the explosives, is the treasure.
Silver Coatimundi (26:57) – Right towards the end of the Chapter you will have a shootout with a load of pirates outside the Church. Once the area is clear you want to go to the far left-hand corner, through a short passage into a square and on the floor will be the Treasure.
Gold Spanish Chalice (27:25) – Right towards the end of the Chapter, you will have a shootout with a load of pirates outside the Church. Once the area is clear, go to the near left-hand corner and on the floor will be the treasure.
Silver Toothpick (27:51) – Right towards the end of the Chapter you will have a shoot out with a load of pirates outside the Church. Once the area is clear go back to where you first entered the courtyard, which is to your right, hop over the bricked banister and around the corner is the Treasure.
Golden Cup and Cover (28:16) – When you become reacquainted with Sully, complete the statue puzzle and it will open a secret door. Go inside and on your left near the wall is the Treasure.
Golden Inca Vessel (28:52) – Right at the start of the Chapter go down the steps and turn right, climb up and on top is the Treasure.
Golden Skull (29:06) – When you get ambushed by some special force units for the first time in the Chapter. Go right up to the waterfall and there will be a treasure.
Silver Snuff Box (29:57) – After the shootout inside the Church, where you first entered, just behind you is the Treasure.
Silver Spanish Goblet (30:19) – After shooting the two bells which opens up a secret passage in the Church. Go down the ladder and when you are at the bottom, walk forward and to your left is the Treasure hidden behind stoned coffin.
Silver Ingot (30:43) – After the cutscene where Drake eavesdrops on a conversation, exit the room and go down the steps and to the right is the Treasure.
Gold and Ruby Inca Mask (31:37) – After collecting the Silver Ingot, you will need raise a door open in order to finish the Chapter. Right near the chain which you have to pull is the Treasure.
Gold Inca Figurine (32:18) – Right at the start of the Chapter there are some steps to your right, go down them and on your left is the Treasure.
Golden Bird Vessel (32:37) – The first attack of the special armed forces in this Chapter, after they are all dead jump over platform to platform and to your left will be the Treasure.
Golden Spanish Goblet (33:10) – As soon as you climb back into the church via the window, you will be ambushed by two special forces guards. Deal with them and to the right where they first appear will be the Treasure.
Jewelled Golden Cross (33:25) – After picking up the Golden Spanish Goblet you will have to jump and grab onto 2 big keys in order to open up a stained glassed window. Once inside, to your right will be the Treasure.
Silver Skull (33:40) – After dropping out of the Church you will have to deal with around 8-10 Special Forces Guards. Once they have all been dealt with, in the far right-hand corner just behind a large tombstone is the well hidden Treasure.
Golden Inca Mask (34:02) – After collecting the Silver Skull Treasure you will then find some big doors, do not enter just yet because to your right is a Treasure. If you do enter then you will not be able to go back to collect the treasure.
Silver Cup and Cover (35:11) – Right at the start of the Chapter, you will enter this big room which has Roman Numerals dotted over the flooring. On the ground floor in the centre of the room, look to your right and there will be some steps. Climb them and it will lead you to the Treasure.
Jewelled Silver Brooch (35:51) – In the big room you will have to press to pull on a lever which will kick start a giant wooden wheel, which will then liven up the room's booby traps. Turn back round and climb up to the higher level. Turn right and bypass the swinging lantern then to your left, drop down to the steps, run all the way up and then to your left make a running jump onto the adjacent ledge; at the end of which is the Treasure.
Gold Snuff Box (37:57) – Right towards the end of the Chapter and deal with the last wave of pirates then run down the spiral ramp, there will be a pirate with a grenade launcher so deal with him. Before you ascend the last spiral ramp, look to the right of the steps and there will be a ledge. Carefully climb onto the bannister and leap across to pick up the Treasure.
Gold Monkey Figurine (38:57) – After climbing the pipes directly above the submarine, you will find yourself in one of the tunnels, sooner or later you will come under attack from some monsters. When this happens, clear the area then look for a dead end and at the top of debris will be the Treasure.
Golden Seadragon Pendent (40:47) – Right at the end of this Chapter you will be involved in a battle between yourself, monsters and the Special Agents. Right before you climb the ladder to start the next Chapter. Take a few steps back to the crates, climb onto them and the Treasure will be on top.
Gold Ingot (41:40) – As soon as you start the Chapter, turn right and right behind the hatch is the Treasure.
Gold Skull Rosary and Sapphire and Silver Mask (42:05) – These two Treasures are right near each other at the start of the Chapter. Once you climb down into the ruins from the Church, one Treasure is in the first ruin and the other is in the next ruin.
Honestly I am not much of a gamer and getting some of these are so hard for me because your constantly having to handle the never ending line of bad guys. Thanks though this will certainly help break it down.