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5 Best Adventure Games on PlayStation Plus (September 2023)



PlayStation Plus allows players to experience a variety of adventures for one monthly fee. These games often feature high-octane setpieces, and vast worlds for the player to explore. This is great, as it gives these titles not only a sense of scale. But it also grants the player the opportunity for great gameplay as well as unforgettable moments. So if you are someone who enjoys these titles. please enjoy our picks for the 5 Best Adventure Games on PlayStation Plus

5. It Takes Two

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Starting off our list today of the best adventure games on PlayStation Plus, we have It Takes Two. This is a title that emphasizes player's cooperation skills, as they must work together to get through the game. Along the way, players will witness a fantastic story with an emphasis on creativity. There will be tons of puzzles and platforming challenges to overcome together, along the way, you will get closer to your partner as you unravel the game's story. This is great and shows that the cooperative experience is at the heart of what makes It Takes Two so great.

Another aspect of the game that makes it stand out is its aesthetic. The look of the game is wholly unique and often shifts between the fantastical locations you explore. This makes it feel like an adventure despite the linearity of the journey. This is no small feat either, as it makes the experience feel very worthwhile at the end as well. So if you are looking for one of the best adventure games on PlayStation Plus, make sure you check out It Takes Two.

4. Red Dead Redemption 2

Next on our list, we have a title that when it was released, was touted as one of the greatest games ever. This is a bold claim, but the attention to detail and atmosphere present in Red Dead Redemption 2 very well back up this claim. Following the tense story of Arthur Morgan, players will encounter characters that were immensely important to Red Dead Redemption. These characters include people like John Marston, who we get to see for quite a bit of the game. This allows the game to teach the player more about the main character of the previous game.

That said, Arthur Morgan is a strong enough protagonist to stand all on his own, but the game's world also plays a huge role in what makes this title so memorable. The vast landscapes and breathtaking vistas are some of the most visually impressive you will find in any adventure game. This coupled with the fantastic sense of atmosphere makes this one of the most lived-in game worlds to date. For these reasons, we consider Red Dead Redemption 2 one of the best adventure games on PlayStation Plus Premium.

3. Control: Ultimate EditionControl 2 confirmed

Switching things up quite a bit for our next entry, here we have Control: Ultimate Edition. While it may lack your traditional adventure setting, the events that take place within the game are no less adventurous. Players will quickly have to learn more about the world around them, and the deceit that lies around every corner. The game has heavy political and philosophical undertones for players to pick up on as well. The gameplay within the game is also really smooth, as players can engage in combat that feels controlled and polished. The story is also really concise and has a great amount of twists and turns to keep the player intrigued.

As far as the game's exploration games, players are mostly free to explore a nonlinear path. In doing so, players can even find themselves discovering information out of order, allowing the player to put the pieces together themselves. Another great aspect of the game is its enemy variety. So if you are looking for one of the more psychologically intense adventure games on PlayStation Plus, make sure you check out Control: Ultimate Edition.

2. Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            For our next entry on our list of the best adventure games on PlayStation Plus, here we have Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut. Adding this edition of the game to the PlayStation Plus library is absolutely fantastic. This is due to the fact that it allows players to experience the definitive version of the game, as the developers intended. This includes a ton of extra content for players to enjoy. For those unaware, Ghost of Tsushima is a thrilling action-adventure game in which players play as Jin Sakai. 

You will be responsible for moving throughout the land of Tsushima, and freeing its people. Additionally, the game benefits from 4K resolution and an overall better graphical experience. This is great for a game that is so visually striking and aesthetically beautiful. Players can easily find themselves spending hours simply soaking up the atmosphere of the game, and that's to say nothing of the game's phenomenal combat. All around, if you enjoy adventure games on PlayStation Plus, then you definitely need to try Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut.

1. Horizon Forbidden West

Wrapping up our list of the best adventure games on PlayStation Plus, we have Horizon Forbidden West. The journey of Aloy is one that is not only phenomenal but allows players to experience a plethora of experiences. The sense of adventure that players get when encountering a new machine is one that never ceases to grow old. Additionally, the game's combat is rather open-ended allowing for much player expression. Whether you are someone who relies on their bow or someone who enjoys laying traps or uses an assortment of other weapons, you are covered.

That isn't all this game has to offer players, however, as the story is also fantastic. Players who are familiar with the story from the first game get to experience the epic continuation of that story. But it is presented in a way that is welcoming to new fans as well. This is no small task, and the game walks a delicate line with its narrative and manages to pull off most of its major plot points beautifully. In short, if you are looking for a fantastic adventure title to play, Horizon Forbidden West is one of the best PlayStation Plus has to offer.

So, what's your take on our picks for the 5 Best Adventure Games on PlayStation Plus (September 2023)? 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.