Many of us look to gaming as an escape and as a result, going on crazy adventures from the comfort of our chairs, beds or sofas is a favorite of gamers worldwide. Solving puzzles and exploring vast worlds is one of the best gaming experiences out there and to help you figure out what might be next for you, below we’ve compiled a list of the 26 best PS4 adventure games. Be sure to check them out and prepare to embark on unforgettable journeys that can only be experienced in video game form.
The 26 Best PS4 Adventure Games
PS4 Adventure Games
1. 'A Way Out'
If you want an adventure game that you can play with a friend, then it’s hard to recommend something better than A Way Out. Both of you take control of a character, breaking out of prison together, and dealing with the consequences in the process. It’s not remembered as one of the most critically acclaimed games ever, but playing through it with a friend and experiencing the game from two different perspectives is a great experience that classifies it as one of the greatest PS4 adventure games.
2. 'Assassin’s Creed Valhalla'
The Assassin’s Creed series needed revitalization after years of games that didn’t quite inspire people the same way that the first few games did. Valhalla came at a time when fans had been won back by Origins and Odyssey though, so it came in better stead. Although this is more of an RPG, setting foot in the Viking Age as a raider in conflict makes for quite the adventure.
3. 'Batman: Arkham Asylum'
For a game that takes place in one asylum and feels pretty linear in terms of boss fights and missions that involve the same kind of stealth, Batman: Arkham Asylum does an incredible job of keeping the game fresh. The game certainly inspired Marvel’s Spider-Man (which appears later on this list) and set the pace for a great series of Batman games that hold up to this day. It's definitely worth checking out this classic and its equally amazing sequel Arkham City in the Batman: Return to Arkham collection.
4. 'Days Gone'
Days Gone doesn’t get the love that it deserves for being a game with a very immersive story and immersive gameplay features. Throughout it, you’ll feel genuinely relieved to find ammo, health kits, and other supplies that help you along your journey. The storyline is that during a zombie outbreak, you are separated from your wife, and years later, you’re determined to find her. For fans of zombie and storyline games, we couldn’t recommend this enough.
5. 'Devil May Cry 5'
This is the most recent entry in the Devil May Cry 5 series and is set five years after the events of Devil May Cry 4. Dante, Nero, and V must stop a Demon King called Urizen from destroying the human world. The game aims to appeal to both new fans of the series and returning fans with a variety of challenges and it does a good job of that. Go ahead and pick up the Special Edition of this wild hack and slasher so you play with the mega cool brother of Dante known as Vergil.
6. 'Fallout 4'
Many of the best adventure games out there are set in a post-apocalyptic setting, a world that feels like ours reimagined and in a way we’ve never seen before, which makes them exciting to explore. Fallout 4 sees players traverse a world destroyed by a nuclear explosion on a mission to find out what the cause of it was. It’s an emotional journey that will stay with you for a long time after completion and convince you of just how engrossing it is as one of the best PS4 adventure games.
7. 'Far Cry 3'
The Far Cry series has produced multiple great games, but Far Cry 3 takes the cake for most people. The series is known for its eccentric characters and incredible tropical settings to explore. Your heart will beat rapidly whether you choose to stealthily kill enemies or go in all guns blazing. Interactions with Vaas are some of the most memorable in recent gaming history with any enemy.
Firewatch sees you play as Henry, a fire lookout in Shoshone National Forest. That job isn’t your main focus for long though, because eventually, strange things start happening which uncover a mystery from years ago that you and Delilah, your supervisor who you contact exclusively through a walkie-talkie, must figure out. The game’s art style, dialogue, and story are unforgettable. By the time you get to the end of this mysterious trek through the wilderness, you'll quickly discover why we chose to acknowledge Firewatch as one of the finest PS4 adventure games.
9. 'Ghost of Tsushima'
Ghost of Tsushima takes you back to the 13th century, during the first Mongol Invasion of Japan. You play as Jin Sakai, a samurai who must protect Tsushima Island during this time. The open world is a treat to traverse and you can do so on horseback or on your feet. The game uses an interesting mechanic where instead of having a marker on a map, the wind blows in the direction that you need to go, making it much more immersive. The game’s combat system is also incredible and is as close as you’ll feel to being a samurai with a controller in your hand.
10. 'God of War'
Kratos and Atreus captured the hearts of gamers worldwide in 2018 with the release of God of War, which general consensus says is by far the biggest and best game in the series. You don’t have to know much about the story to appreciate the vast landscapes and the cinematography. November sees the release of its highly anticipated sequel, so there’s no better time to catch up than now.
11. 'Grand Theft Auto V'
Of course, this game has been out for more than nine years now and for a long time, its online mode is the topic of the conversation, so by default, the story has become somewhat underrated. Switching between Michael, Franklin, and Trevor while they reluctantly team up against whatever opposing forces are shooting at them at any given moment is fun, as are the twists and turns that come with the storyline.
12. 'Horizon Zero Dawn'
In Horizon Zero Dawn, you take on the role of Aloy, a hunter who lives in a world that’s filled with machines. This is one of the most unique settings in gaming and fighting robotic enemies is a great challenge. The great news is that if you enjoyed this game, you have a newly released sequel waiting for you. Playing this grand post-apocalyptic game and its follow-up Horizon Forbidden West will convince you of their mentions on this list of the greatest PS4 adventure games.
INSIDE is one of the most distinctive games on this list and you’ll be able to recognize it from any screenshot from it. The game follows a boy in a dystopian world who must solve puzzles and avoid dying.
14. 'It Takes Two'
Like the aforementioned A Way Out, It Takes Two does not have a single-player option, which means you’ll have to find a friend to play with. It’s essentially an action-adventure game with elements of platforming where you and your friend will have to help each other through tricky situations. It’s a great co-op offering and that’s why it’s been such a big success commercially. The wild variations in gameplay themes and systems presented in It Takes Two make it worth recommending as one of the best PS4 adventure games.
Although Journey was originally released on the PlayStation 3 in 2012, it was eventually put out on the PlayStation 4 in 2015. The objective of the game is essentially to travel through a desert towards a mountain but what makes it a special experience is that other players are also doing the same thing and you can join them on their journey too, without communicating.
16. 'Marvel’s Spider-Man'
The idea of a new Spider-Man game was always going to excite gamers and fans of the teenage superhero, but with this effort from 2018, Insomniac Games knocked it out of the park. Swinging through the streets of New York has never been so captivating and the story genuinely feels like something straight out of the comics, although it’s original. You’ll have just as much fun with the side missions and collectibles as you will the main story, plus you have Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales waiting for you and the official main series sequel that'll have you playing as both NYC superheroes.
17. 'Red Dead Redemption 2'
For full-blown immersion and a gaming adventure that will have you completely forgetting about your real life for hours upon end, Red Dead Redemption 2 is the best choice. The game’s pace is often slow, but that’s only because it forces you to pay attention to the smaller details that most games don’t think twice about. You don’t even have to stick to the main storyline to be entertained for hours here. You might just be riding your house, appreciating a landscape, when something happens that keeps you occupied.
18. 'Rise of the Tomb Raider'
Released in 2015, Rise of the Tomb Raider follows the legendary Lara Croft as she heads out into Siberia in search of Kitezh, a city that promises immortality. For many, this is the best game in the entire series, at least since the first Tomb Raider game in 1996. The game boasts some of the better combat and exploration features of any of the Tomb Raider games and if you’ve played even a small handful of them, you know that that’s a great feat.
Stray is one of the newer entries on this list. It was released in the summer and follows the adventure of a cat who finds itself stuck in a city populated by robots. A game where you play only as a cat might have been hard to pitch beforehand, but BlueTwelve Studio did a great job of executing a unique idea. Who knew a game that's all about playing a cute feline would be classified as one of the best PS4 adventure games of all time?
20. 'The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim'
Skyrim memes are a little outdated now and most don’t hear about the game too much, but thanks to good ports and updates over the years, the game continues to live on. The world still feels rich and worth exploring and there are more than enough things in the game to keep you busy for dozens of hours.
21. 'The Last of Us Part II'
For other games on this list, we’ve refrained from putting a game and its sequel here just so that we could save a spot for something else, but the sequel to The Last of Us is just as mesmerizing as the original game for a bunch of different reasons entirely. Polarising doesn’t begin to describe this game, with people split straight down the middle about what the game forces you to do. It’s unlike any other gaming experience you’ll have and you’ll be asking yourself some tough questions by the end of the game.
22. 'The Last of Us Remastered'
We were introduced to Joel and Ellie in 2013 and since then, we’ve seen them remastered and then remade once again for the current generation of gaming consoles. While we'd definitely recommend the latest version of the game for the best experience, it's unfortunately not on the PS4, but luckily you certainly don’t need the latest graphics and a 4K monitor to fully appreciate the beauty of this game. That lies in the unique characters and the way that they develop, along with the realism of life-threatening encounters. This is, without a doubt, one of the best adventure games of all time.
23. 'The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series'
Telltale Games' output includes some great offerings, like their Batman series, but their magnum opus by most accounts is The Walking Dead. It encompasses all the best parts of the show and packs them into a great game that truly feels like being in a zombie-infested world. You’ll have to fight off people, but also make tough decisions that you’ll have to deal with the consequences of.
24. 'The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt'
Playing as Geralt of Rivia is unanimously one of the most satisfying and fulfilling experiences in the PlayStation 4’s vast catalog of quality adventure experiences. He’s a monster slayer and is on the search for his daughter so that’s the main plot, but along the way, all kinds of side quests come up that really make this game feel like a complete masterpiece.
25. 'Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection'
The Uncharted series is one of the best when it comes to all-out adventures. This series features some of the most cinematic moments in all of gaming, one of which opened the movie that came out earlier this year. Of course, when you’re done with the first trilogy of games, you have Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End waiting for you and even The Lost Legacy, which feels like a worthwhile extension of that game.
26. 'Until Dawn'
Although you might not look at a game where you’re not running around and constantly fighting enemies as an adventure per se, Until Dawn’s method of letting players interact with it in intense moments makes it like playing a part in an insane movie. You control multiple young adults at different times, making crucial choices for them that change the way that the story plays out through the butterfly effect system.
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