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5 Best Adventure Games on PlayStation 5 (March 2023)



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While video games can quench our thirst for adventure, they will never completely satisfy it. That’s because there is and will always be an endless stream of new and intriguing adventure games to discover. As a result, we frequently find ourselves jumping from one journey to the next in order to experience a new amazing story and world that is literally at our fingertips. Nonetheless, if you’re playing on PlayStation 5, you’re in luck as there is an abundance of adventure games to immerse yourself in. But, as we see it, these are the best adventure games on PlayStation 5 right now (March 2023)

5. Sackboy: A Big Adventure

Sackboy: A Big Adventure - Story Trailer | PS5

The PlayStation-exclusive icon Sackboy needs no introduction. Since first appearing on our screens in LittleBigPlanet, he has been the core of many gamers’ first and fondest gaming memories. As a result, his sequel, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, is a sure bet to capture many memories and satisfy your sense of adventure all over again. This entry puts us back in the shoes of our favorite knitted character on PlayStation 5, but this time with an even wilder ride, resulting in one of the most fun and interactive adventures you can embark on in this list.

Sackboy: A Big Adventure is a 3D platformer, and the levels, obstacles, and puzzles in this sequel are truly limitless. Each one is distinct and presents a new challenge to wrap your head around. The best part is that you can take on the adventure with 2-4 friends. Because the experience is always more enjoyable when shared with others. Nonetheless, don’t dismiss Sackboy: A Big Adventure, as it’s a notable fan favorite that’s sure to please.

4. Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer

If you’re looking for a wild west adventure, the obvious choice is Red Dead Redemption II. This sequel to Rockstar’s open-world wild west shooter has been dubbed one of the most immersive and detailed open-world, RPG, adventure games of all time. And that’s not all smoke and mirrors; it truly lives up to all the hype and glamor surrounding it. There is truly no surface left unscratched in this title, as it has checked all the boxes to deliver one of the most immersive adventure games available on PS5.

Despite having a main story, this game is rich in side missions, character lore, and memorable dialogue that will amaze you. Seriously, Rockstar went all out, with over 300,000 different animations and over 500,000 lines of dialogue. The scale at which this game meets to immerse you in its world is truly astounding, and we couldn’t possibly cover all of the elements even if we dedicated an entire book to it.

What might entice you the most is the fact that you can recruit your own bandit camp and command your team of outlaws on missions. Whether that’s for personal gain or giving back to your people. Just be aware, if you’re an outlaw, there will be wanted posters out with your name on them, and other hunters hungry to claim your bounty. Aside from that small slice of the pie, there are a million other angles and aspects to explore in Red Dead Redemption II. Evidently, why it’s one of the best adventure games you can experience on PS5.

3. Wild Hearts

Wild Hearts - Official Gameplay Trailer

Wild Hearts is one of the latest adventure games to release for PlayStation 5. It can most be compared to the Monster Hunter series, however, in Wild Hearts, you hunt massive monsters infused with natural elements, known as Kemono, in feudal Japan. So, put your big boy pants on because some of the grueling beats in Wild Hearts are on a colossal scale.

However, you will not be fighting these goliaths solely with your sword and steel. Wild Hearts includes a variety of Karakuri’s, which are traps, attacks, and devices that can be used to immobilize, puncture, and defeat the monsters. This adds a unique angle to the monster-hunting action and allows you to strategize each Kemono fight in a variety of ways. Overall, Wild Hearts is a goliath monster hunter adventure that will have your heart racing with each fight.

2. Uncharted Legacy Of Thieves

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection – Launch Trailer | PS5

One of PlayStation’s most notable exclusives, Uncharted, has brought the franchise’s two most notable entries to PlayStation 5 with Uncharted Legacy of Thieves. This includes Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. In these titles, you play as the acclaimed treasure hunters Nathan Drake, Victor Sullivan (A.K.A Sully), and Chloe Frazer in two of the most acclaimed adventure games of all time.

In both entries, you travel to foreign lands and forgotten cities in search of truths, as well as elusive treasures. But, what’s often the case with the series’ heroes, is that they frequently have to forego their reward in order to keep it from falling into the hands of evildoers. For the greater good of humanity of course. Regardless, we’re only here for the adventure. And Uncharted Legacy of Thieves delivers two of the best on PlayStation 5 in one mash-up title.

1. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart - Announcement Trailer | PS5

For our final entry, we take you on an interdimensional adventure with Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. Beginning and ending our list with more notable PlayStation-exclusive characters. This time around, Ratchet and Clank find themselves rifting through dimensions using an unknown device known as the Dimensionater. However, once word of its power spreads, the evil forces flock in to steal and use its ability for the worst. As a result, you’ll have to fight off a slew of enemies while hopping between dimensions and exploring new worlds. As a result, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart delivers a whole host of adventures in one action-packed title.

So, what’s your take? Do you agree with our top five? Are there other adventure games on PlayStation 5 that we should know about? Let us know in the comments below or over on our socials here!

Riley Fonger is a freelance writer, music lover, and gamer since adolescence. He loves anything video game-related and grew up with a passion for story games such as Bioshock and The Last of Us.