Play Station 5 launched last month, now is time we snuggling up together and memorize some of the best exclusive games on PS4, especially adventure games (the most unique of any game). Now, let’s take a look at our list of best adventure games for PS4!
Opening of the list of best adventure games for PS4, we have Control. If you’re after a mind-bending narrative that is X-Files levels of weirdness, then look no further than Control.
Developed by Remedy (creators of Max Payne and Alan Wake), this third-person shooter tells the twisted tale of Jesse Faden, an answer-seeking civil who blunders into the titular Bureau of Control.
In no time at all our heroine realizes this shadowy organization is a nexus for an inter-dimensional experiment gone wrong. Worse, the role of Bureau Director gets mysteriously foisted upon her, along with a weird reconfiguring firearm whose primary exports are bullets and garbled alien messages.
Gameplay-wise, this is equal parts cover shooting and leveraging your ever-growing list of earned supernatural powers.
Honestly, being able to “Magneto fling” everyday objects into people’s faces never gets old – especially when you grind the skill up to include enemy corpses and forklifts as projectiles. Couple that gratifying action with the thrill of sniffing through an Area 51 gone mad, and Control is damn fine action-adventuring.
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
Just to prepare you: you’re going to see a lot of Naughty Dog developed titles in this list. Because whenever this talented team releases a game they more or less redefine the action-adventure genre all over again.
In fact, the three games that cemented this studio as trendsetters are in this very pack – Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.
The middle entry in the trilogy is worth the full price of admission alone, too, as it’s still widely regarded as one of the best video games ever made. Period.
In terms of gameplay, The Nathan Drake Collection is more or less a swashbuckling interactive Indiana Jones movie. Our titular bounty hunting hero is adept at three things: solving ancient puzzles, blasting/punching rival grave robbers, and platform leaping in ways that’ll make vertigo sufferers uneasy.
The cherry on top of all that: some of the best scriptwriting and voice performances ever committed to game disc.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Another game of the Uncharted series on the best adventure games for PS4. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is a great game, and even occasionally fantastic, even if it’s widely agreed that the Uncharted series peaked with Uncharted 2. Among Thieves does provide a Return of the King-like second ending to a cast of beloved characters in a fitting final adventure. The fact that the usually bolted-on multiplayer is now must-play (and at 60fps) means Uncharted 4 is even more appealing.
Detroit: Become Human
Auteur game director David Cage is already well known for delivering unique gaming experiences like The Indigo Prophecy, Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls.
With Detroit: Become Human he turns his attentions to the near-future problems of automation, synthetic humans, and the growing irrelevancy of us, their creators. Basically, this is a gorgeous looking, choice-driven adventure that will present you with an array of fascinating moral dilemmas. The narrative is told from the perspective of three androids: Kara, a “maid bot” who defies her programming to protect an abused young girl; Connor, a Bladerunner designed to track his rogue brethren; and Markus, a messiah of sorts. Whether these protagonists survive or get scrapped will all depend on your dialogue choices and reflexes during quick-time action moments.
This is slower-paced stuff, but you’ll get your money’s worth with an abundance of possible endings.
A Plague Tale: Innocence
A Plague Tale centers on the bubonic ridden times of the 14th century and follows the grim tale of young Amicia and her little brother Hugo. Forced from their castle and lands by the dreaded inquisition, these two diminutive heroes must struggle to survive in a French countryside overrun by piranha-like swarms of vermin. Consider yourself warned: this is one adventure that’s not for the squeamish.
All that being said, this is absolutely the game for anybody who appreciates nuanced characters, nail-biting stealth sections, and lushly rendered environments. This is a bit more action-oriented, too, so expect some light RPG elements, resource collection, and the odd bit of ranged combat.
Infamous: Second Son
Second Son is an open-world action-adventure game with a sci-fi twist: a Sucker Punch take on an X-Men story with a protagonist who’s much more likable than the way-too-serious Cole MacGrath. There’s plenty of heart in the main storyline, and plenty of interesting stuff to do outside of it. Plus, there’s an army of occupying fascists to dispatch in new and exciting ways, based on the new powers you unlock.
It’s not crucial that it’s a gorgeous game, but it sure helps immerse you in (weirdly named) Delsin Rowe’s addictive world.
The Last of Us Remastered
The Last of Us Remastered is absolutely the best way to play one of the greatest games for PS4 and the best adventure game pc.
There’s really only one fault with The Last of Us Remastered, a carry-over from the PS3 version, which only becomes a negative if you notice it, so I’m not even going to point it out. Outside of that, even at my nit-pickiest, The Last of Us Remastered is a delight.
That doesn’t really encapsulate how heartbreaking it is, at times – in a very beautiful, very satisfying way – but it’s so perfectly executed and so damn stunning on PlayStation 4 that the appeal to stop writing and just go play it again is so damn tempting.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
The list of best adventure games for PS4 couldn’t be complete without this game. If action-adventure gaming has a name, it has to be Lara Croft. Lady Croft nicked Dr Jones’ fedora and made such a compelling action-adventure franchise that Indiana Jones games felt like knock-offs of Tomb Raider games. Then the series went stale. Cue the entry of a timely reboot from developer Crystal Dynamics and Lara Croft was back on track. Except the Tomb Raider 2013 was great but not amazing.
It seems the amazingness would be held back for its sequel Rise of the Tomb Raider. Not only does it remember that a Tomb Raider game should actually have some decent tomb raiding, it escalates Lara’s next adventure in all the right ways. The storytelling and characters are great. The action and set pieces are top-notch. The progression system and sprawling hub worlds are engrossing and engaging.
This, ladies and gentle-gamers, is how you make a sequel.