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5 Best Adventure Games on PlayStation Plus (October 2023)

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PlayStation Plus is a service that is currently thriving. A large factor in this success is the amount of games it gives players access to. Among these titles are adventure games, which have elements of exploration, and of course, adventure at the forefront. These titles are great, as they do a wonderful job of immersing the player within their worlds. So today, we hope to highlight some of the best. with all of that out of the way, enjoy our picks for the 5 Best Adventure Games on PlayStation Plus.

5. Shadow of the Colossus

Starting off today's list of the best adventure games available on PlayStation Plus, here we have an epic entry. Shadow of the Colossus is simply breathtaking. Everything from the game's presentation and score to its combat and bosses is simply stunning. Players are able to explore mysterious lands as they make their way through the game. Unraveling the secrets of the Colossi, to this day, remains one of the most spectacular experiences in gaming. This is due not only to the strength of the player's journey overall. But also how the game frames that journey.

From a gameplay perspective, this title still holds up quite well. Fighting the Colossi still remains as thrilling as it was long ago, perhaps even more so with the improvements and enhancements that have been given to the game's visuals. Including this title within the PlayStation Plus library is wonderful, as it allows players who might not have picked up the game in the past to do so easily. All in all, Shadow of the Colossus is one of the best adventure games available on PlayStation Plus.

4. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Switching gears just a bit for our next entry. Here we have the blood-pumping adventure that is Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. Regardless of whether players have been following the series for quite some time, or are completely new. This game handles both audiences wonderfully. The tale of Nathan Drake and the characters surrounding him is one that will live on for quite some time. This is in no small part due to the attention to detail present within the game, as well as its phenomenal set-pieces.

Every moment of the game's phenomenal story feels crafted to not only bring a close to the Uncharted tale but also to bring the player along for the ride. Impressing upon a player who hasn't had much experience with the series how great these characters are is no small feat. However, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End manages to do this wonderfully. With fluid gameplay and great character writing, simply put this title is one of the best adventure titles available on PlayStation Plus.

3. Assassin's Creed: Valhalla

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Changing things up quite a bit with our next entry, here we have Assassin's Creed: Valhalla. For Assassin's Creed fans, this title serves as somewhat of a departure for the series. The game manages to perfectly capture the world of Vikings in a way that feels great to play through. Everything from the environments around the player to the game's great characters, feels like it has had a lot of thought and effort placed into it. In addition to this, there has been much thought placed into the game's combat system as well, which feels all at once smooth and visceral.

There are many challenges, both optional and not optional that players will face in this game, but it is how these challenges are structured that make this title stand out. That isn't to say that this Assassin's Creed entry is a one-man show either, as players will be responsible for the well-being of many characters in the game. This does a great job of building a connection between the player and the world, as well as its characters. In short, Assassin's Creed: Valhalla is one of the best adventure games available on PlayStation Plus.

2. Batman: Arkham City

Making quite the departure from our last entry, here we have Batman: Arkham City. For fans of the Caped Crusader, this title is sure to bring a smile to your face. It is clear just how much work and love was poured into creating this depiction of Arkham City. It is this depiction that manages to encapsulate many player's feelings about the world at large within the game. Managing to build upon the foundations laid by previous games the Batman: Arkham series, this title really manages to feel like a culmination of those efforts.

This is a feeling that can be felt at every juncture of gameplay, whether it be the character writing and story, or the phenomenal combat. Combat has always been a strong suit of the series, but within this entry, it really shines. It gives players new tools to play with, as well as fantastically improved stealth mechanics. All of these things add up to make Batman: Arkham City a great entry in the franchise. So to close, this title is not only a stunning Batman title, but also one of the best adventure games on PlayStation Plus.

1. Red Dead Redemption 2

Rounding out our list of the best adventure games available on PlayStation Plus. Here we have Red Dead Redemption 2. For those unaware, this title serves as a prequel to Rockstar Games‘s beloved Red Dead Redemption. This inherently meant that for a prequel, there would be immense pressure to get it right. And luckily enough, the developers knocked it out of the park. Many of the elements that made Red Dead Redemption so great are also present in this title. This gives it a feeling of familiarity, while also being accessible to new players.

Players will find themselves in the role of Arthur Morgan and have encounters with characters from previous entries in the Red Dead franchise. This is great, as it gives the game a great sense of continuity and flow. Additionally, the immersive atmosphere manages to not only capture the beauty of the West but does so in a way that is simply breathtaking. All around, if you are looking for one of the best adventure games to pick up on PlayStation Plus, look no further than Red Dead Redemption 2.

 

So, what's your take on our picks for the 5 Best Adventure Games on PlayStation Plus? What are some of your favorite Adventure Games on PlayStation Plus? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

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.