[Top 15] Best PS5 Adventure Games That Are Superb

Miles taking on his new found responsibilities

In case you’ve been wondering what to play on the next gen console, or you’ve just been living under a rock, here are 15 great titles coming at you on the PS5. And don’t worry, if you happened to have missed some great titles from last gen, many of PS4’s best hits can be found here as well.

15. The Last of Us Part II (PS4, PS5)

Regardless of how you feel about Ellie, Joel and Abby’s journey in this massive sequel to Naughty Dog’s beloved IP, there’s no denying that The Last of Us Part II is a total, immersive experience that really challenges your grit and implants you in a world of chaotic beauty through the torn streets of Seattle. 

Ellie is out for revenge, but this is no typical revenge story and succeeds in challenging players' allegiances for better and for worse. Stakes are high and you’ll have to use everything in your disposal to dish out vengeance to any asshole that gets in your way. Quite cathartic actually.

14. Grand Theft Auto V (PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One, PS5)

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online - PlayStation Showcase 2021 Trailer | PS5

Okay, so this one goes back two gens. Still, GTA 5 is the first of the GTA’s to stand the test of time on three generations of consoles. It’s online component is going strong and picking up the lives of Michael, Franklin and Trevor in a fully realized Los Santos has never looked better. 

Sure you can find its age if you look hard enough, but you’re still in for everything from a literal blast of rocket launching lunatics to the scenic valleys of Mount Chiliad all the while building your criminal empire. Who could ask for more?

13. Devil May Cry 5 (PC, Xbox One, PS4, PS5)

Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition - Launch Trailer | PS5

Our heroes are back and more badass than ever in Capcom’s follow-up to the critically acclaimed, Devil May Cry 4. Dante, Nero and newcomer, V, head out to stop Urizen from decimating the human world. 

The gameplay is slick and one of the best hack and slash/shooter experiences out there. With an insane array of gadgets and arsenals among three protagonists you’ll definitely have a hard time putting the controller down for this one.

12. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS5)

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla - Official Story Trailer

So not everyone’s a fan of Ubisoft’s tradition of milking a tried and true franchise, but AC has always known how to reinvent itself and stay fresh for both new fans and old. 

Valhalla takes you deep into the ancient battles of Norse history, and it's about time the world of AC took its players to the badassery of the viking era. If you’re a fan of AC’s seafaring combat, parkour, gorgeous landscapes and riveting drama, then AC Valhalla shall not disappoint. 

11. Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time (PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5)

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time – Gameplay Launch Trailer | PS4

Toys for Bob were really put to the test on this one, too see how they can follow up from Naughty’s Dog’s master trilogy, and guess what, they succeeded. This is a direct sequel to Crash Bandicoot Warped where Crash and team have to save the world from a complete tear in time.

Crash Bandicoot 4 is as smooth and fun as the trilogy remake and Toys for Bob really knew how to keep the spirit of Naughty Dogs' vision from over two decades ago with both fresh and familiar features, a perfect follow up to veterans and newcomers alike.

10. Final Fantasy VII: Remake Intergrade (PC, PS4, PS5)

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade - Final Trailer | PS5

In a time of nostalgia and well-deserved remakes of old classics, Final Fantasy VII for the new generation does exactly what it’s meant to do. In this dystopian, cyberpunk metropolis, Cloud Strife embarks on a mission of recruitment and stopping eco-terrorism and megacorporations from sucking the planet dry of energy.

Final Fantasy VII is imbued with everything that made the original a masterpiece with a glossy finish on par with the graphical qualities we’re accustomed to today. Gameplay is tight and the story is dense and as gripping as ever. There’s never been a better time to jump into the world of Final Fantasy.

9. Far Cry 6 (PC, Xbox One, PS4, PS5)

Far Cry 6 - Launch Accolades Trailer | PS5, PS4

If you’ve ever wondered what it is like to fight in a revolution, Far Cry 6 is a pretty decent simulator. Ubisoft’s latest installment plops players into wartorn, Cuban inspired, Yara, where they can play as either male or female rebel, Dani Rojas, on a trek to thwart their ruthless overlords.

Players will be thrusted in an explosive war for control with dynamic characters and weaponry. You’ll definitely feel like you're part of something big with characters you love and Giancarlo Esposito brings his cruel charisma to his role as he does every other time he’s played the big bad. 

8. Resident Evil Village (PC, Xbox One, PS4, PS5)

Resident Evil 8: Village - Official Gameplay Trailer | PS5 Showcase

Just when you think the horror in the Resident Evil franchise couldn’t get any zanier, Capcom releases Village, full of twists and turns that not even a veteran player could see coming. Ethan Winters is back following the events from RE7 where he is forced to scour a run-down, spooked-out village to search for his kidnapped daughter.

Gunplay, horror and boss fights are super satisfying in this chilling adventure. Exploration is very rewarding, gifting you with useful resources that compliment Ethan’s more seasoned abilities. And of course, Village shines where all RE games do in its haunting atmosphere, environmental design and introduces you to the very creepy yet somehow sexy, Lady Dimitrescu.

7. Sackboy: A Big Adventure (PS4, PS5)

Sackboy: A Big Adventure - Story Trailer | PS5

In this endearing spin-off to Little Big Planet, Sackboy finds himself having to save his village from the evil Vex. This game puts a lot of focus on co-op level design and offers a fresh new take on the old formula.

The aesthetics pop for your eyes delight, and offer a rich variety of levels from ancient backdrops to futuristic spaceports. The music will make you want to groove with funk beats and epic scores and gameplay is fun, zany and cute and is sure to be loved by any fan of the original Little Big Planet.

6. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (PC, Xbox One, PS4, PS5)

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order - E3 2019 Trailer | PS4

So few Star Wars games have been able to thrust you into the world of the galaxy far, far away with true Jedi authenticity, but this one certainly does. The story revolves around Jedi Padawan, Cal Kestis, who’s being hunted by the Galactic Empire during his training in a time when the Jedi are trying to rebuild their order.

Fallen Order provides players with a healthy variety of gameplay features from platforming, puzzles and huge action set pieces. It’s never been more satisfying to wield a lightsaber and deflect enemy attacks like a seasoned space ninja, warrior monk. It may be a generation old, but it holds up pretty well.

5. Spider-Man Miles Morales (PS4, PS5)

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Launch Trailer I PS5, PS4

If you’re a fan of 2018’s Spider-Man, this next chapter to quench our spidey-thirst before Spider-Man 2 is the perfect game for you. Peter Parker is on a well deserved vacation and now you get to swing as Miles as he finds his own identity. 

The storytelling is fresh and does Miles justice without rehashing the first game and swinging is just as addictive as ever. Everything wraps up nicely and the stage is set perfectly for the next installment.

4. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (PS5)

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – Launch Trailer I PS5

It would seem its primetime for Insomniac Games as they’ve done it again with another installment of Ratchet & Clank. In Rift Apart we see our heroes having to hop interdimensional space after Dr. Nefarious literally “rifts” the universe apart.

To say the gameplay is fun and smooth would be an understatement. Given the timey-wimey tools at your disposal this game is an adrenaline rush of a shoot ‘em and beat ‘em ups but somehow still knows how to fill you with heart and feel good moments.

3. Ghost of Tsushima (PS4, PS5)

Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut - Launch Trailer | PS5, PS4

This is where gaming meets cinema in the perfect marriage of rich storytelling and gratifying gameplay. Ghost of Tsushima takes place in feudal Japan where you play as Jin Sakai, a samurai on a quest to protect his island from the first Mongol invasion.

Ghost of Tsushima must be among the top samurai games of all time and brings legendary film director, Akira Kurosawa’s style to the gaming world in the most graceful and respectful way possible. Japan is vast with endless, rewarding content and you’ll definitely feel like a badass samurai by the end of this gripping tale of loyalty and determination.

2. God of War (2018) (PS4, PC, PS5)

God of War – Story Trailer | PS4

Just when the franchise was growing stale, Santa Monica Studios took God of War in a bold new direction that surpassed everyone’s expectations. In this heartfelt story, the fallen God of War, Kratos, embarks on his journey with his son, Atreus, to scatter the ashes of their wife and mother respectively.

The Leviathan Ax may be the most satisfying weapon in all of gaming history and being able to shred through enemies and call the ax back into your grip never gets old. Players meet colourful characters and lustrous worlds as they weave through themes of grief, fatherhood, and redemption. 

1. Spider-Man (PS4, PS5)

Marvel’s Spider-Man – SDCC 2018 Story Trailer | PS4

They did it! Spider-Man delivers on everything you’d expect from a post-Arkham, superhero IP. Here, Peter Parker is a veteran hero and must take on foes old and new to keep New York safe.

The best aspect of the game is the swinging mechanics, and being able to traverse the airways of the big apple has never been made more satisfying and addictive than it is here. Combat is as slick as Spider-Man himself, and the wise-cracking web-crawler is top notch as ever. And we can’t forget all of the gut wrenching character moments that take place throughout the narrative that provides a classic Spider-Man story for years to come.

The ultimate hybrid of archetypal wonder, I am a scholarly wizard of words and a martial fighter of unity, a captain of both pen and sword.
Gamer Since: 1993
Favorite Genre: RPG
Currently Playing: Spider-Man Miles Morales
Top 3 Favorite Games:Grand Theft Auto V, Mass Effect 2, Batman: Arkham Knight

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