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10 Best Adventure Games on PlayStation 5 (2024)

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A party of heroes stands on a hill overlooking a valley in Baldur's Gate 3.

Few genres offer as many breathtaking memories as adventure games. At their core, adventure games are designed to leave a lasting effect on the player. These games manage to do this not only through their impeccable presentation and worldbuilding but also through their stellar stories and structure. While they may differ in the tales they tell, these titles share a core similarity that can be felt throughout their runtime. That said, here are the 5 Best Adventure Games on PlayStation 5.

10. Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Legacy - Official 4K Launch Trailer | PS5 & PS4 Games

Our first entry on today's list of the best adventure games on PlayStation 5 is Hogwarts Legacy. This magical title not only manages to bring the world of the Harry Potter franchise to life but does so in a wholly unique way. Whether you spend your time in the game progressing through the story, learning new spells, or simply exploring, no time feels wasted in this world. This sense of adventure permeates throughout the entirety of this wonderful title. So, if you are looking to play one of the best adventure games on PlayStation 5, give this one a try.

9. Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Official Trailer #2 | PS4

We are taking a stark turn with our next entry. Red Dead Redemption 2, simply put, has one of the most well-realized worlds in recent memory. Every inch of the game's world feels rich, alive, and open to exploration. Whether you enjoy chasing down outlaws or wish to become one yourself, the choice here is yours to make. While the game's narrative is also a significant highlight of the game, the moments that players find throughout their playtime make this title truly special. So, if you haven't done so already, check out one of the best adventure games PlayStation has to offer.

8. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – Launch Trailer I PS5

We are once again pivoting on our list. Here, we have Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. For fans of this beloved series, this title's inclusion on our list should come as no surprise. One aspect of the game that stands out to this day is just the creative freedom poured into the weapons & exploration of this title. Each new planet that the player visits feels like an entirely new experience. This not only gives the game an inherent sense of wonder, but its stellar action-platforming gameplay supports this freedom wholeheartedly. For these reasons, we consider this title to be one of the best adventure games on PlayStation 5.

7. Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut

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

Our next entry is one that not only manages to take the freedom of adventure games into consideration but manages to make it a core part of the experience. Traveling throughout the world of Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut feels like stepping into a movie in many ways. This is no doubt partially due to the cinematic nature of both its gameplay and its world. Each location within the game manages to breathe life into each second of the moment-to-moment gameplay. This is true whether you are taking a solemn moment to reflect or gracefully cutting down your enemies. All around, Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut is a beautiful example of what adventure games have to offer.

6. God of War Ragnarok

God of War Ragnarök - Launch Trailer | PS5 & PS4 Games

We are continuing on with our list with a title that had an immense weight placed upon its shoulders. Following up a stellar title like God of War (2018) was no small feat. However, with God of War Ragnarok, players found many of their worries put to reset and a phenomenal sequel that manages to build upon its predecessor. This is true in terms of both the game's narrative weight and vibrant world, as well as its gameplay. In short, if you wish to play one of the best adventure games the PlayStation 5 has to offer, check this one out.

5. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - Launch Trailer | PS5 Games

We now turn our attention to the most recently released title on this list. Here, we have Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. Much like God of War Ragnarok, this title also had an insurmountable goal to achieve. Building upon the foundations of arguably one of the greatest games of all time is no small feat. However, with Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, what we find is a title full of adventure and heart. Much, if not all, of the elements that players love about the original title can be found in abundance here. It is partially due to this that we consider it to be one of the best adventure games on PlayStation 5.

4. Elden Ring

Elden Ring - Shadow of the Erdtree Gameplay Reveal Trailer | PS5 & PS4 Games

Our next entry is one that many players will no doubt expect to see on this list. Elden Ring, in many ways, managed to shake up the gaming industry upon its release. FromSoftware‘s attention to detail when crafting the world of Elden Ring remains as phenomenal now as it did upon its release. The game features not only a nonlinear approach to storytelling but also a palpable sense of freedom from beginning to end. All around, if you enjoy adventure games, make sure you check out Elden Ring. You most certainly won't be disappointed.

3. Marvel's Spider-Man 2

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 - Launch Trailer I PS5 Games

The next entry on our list is Marvel's Spider-Man 2. Upon its release, this game took the world of superhero games by storm. It managed to do this not only through its fluidity and excellent mechanics but also through its sense of unbridled freedom. This not only made the players feel like they were in complete control over their movement and goals but did so in a way that retained the level of quality of its predecessor and supplanted it in many ways. To close, if you are searching for one of the best adventure games PlayStation 5 has to offer, Marvel's Spider-Man 2 is a great recommendation.

2. Baldur's Gate 3

Baldur's Gate 3 - Reveal Trailer | PS5 Games

The next entry on our list manages to capture not only the unbridled freedom of our other entries. But it also captures the vast expanse and openness of other titles to create one of the most memorable adventure games in recent memory. The world of Baldur's Gate 3 is one of the most carefully crafted and immersive game worlds in quite some time. This is a world in which each of the player's decisions matters. There is always someone new to meet or something new to do. This dynamic nature is at the core of what makes this title so unique, even among near-perfect RPGs. In closing, Baldur's Gate 3 is a masterclass in how to craft an adventure game, making it one of the best adventure games available on PlayStation 5.

1. Horizon Forbidden West

Horizon Forbidden West - Gameplay Trailer | PS5, PS4

For the final entry on our list today, here we have Horizon Forbidden West. Suppose you were to take the grand adventure of many titles on this list and distill it down into a bombastic exploration-filled title. Horizon Forbidden West would certainly not disappoint despite having immense shoes to fill following the success of Horizon Zero Dawn. This title manages to do everything that its predecessor did so well, even better. Everything from the combat mechanics to the open-world aspects of the game have all been built upon beautifully. To summarize, this, as well as many other reasons, is why this title is one of the best adventure games on PlayStation 5.

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Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.