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5 Best Adventure Games on PlayStation Plus (April 2024)

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Traveling through a verdant green landscape in dreamlike game The Gardens Between.

Adventure games, perhaps more so than any other genre, invoke a sense of thrill and wonderment. These games manage to immerse the player and thrust them into worlds unknown. This is great, as it allows players to take in all of the environment around them slowly. There are many takes on the genre, with each bringing something new to the table in their own way. Regardless of your reasons for enjoying these titles, they are simply magnificent. To highlight the best, enjoy our picks for the 5 Best Adventure Games on PlayStation Plus.

5. Outer Wilds

Outer Wilds - Launch Trailer | PS4

Our first entry on our list is one of the best adventure games on PlayStation Plus. Here, we have Outer Wilds. Through its use of both atmosphere and mystique, this title manages not only to be an evocative journey through an often unforgiving universe but also to show what players can find when they explore the depths of this game's world. As the player progresses through the game, they will discover changes that, at first, are minute but then grow into sweeping differences between what once was. This not only gives the game a sense of immersion but also variety as well.

The way the player explores these worlds is also at the heart of what makes this title so great. Players must trek on their own if they wish to survey all of the planets they find. This gives each leg of the player's journey a feeling of connection, leading to a more lasting impact on the player. The sense of adventure is brimming throughout this title, making it a great title for players both familiar with the genre and unfamiliar to jump into. In short, Outer Wilds is one of the best adventure games available on PlayStation Plus.

4. The Gardens Between

The Gardens Between - Story Trailer | PS4

We are continuing with our next entry. Here, we have the incredibly stylized and artful The Gardens Between. This puzzle-adventure game ensures that it will stick with the player through its touching narrative and fantastic puzzle mechanics. Players will be able to bend time to their will in order to complete various puzzles, allowing them to progress further in the game's story. This not only gives the player an inherent sense of reward upon completing these tasks but also manages to push the plot forward in a way that feels organic and natural.

One of the game's most substantial aspects is undoubtedly its visual style. This style not only manages to envelop the game's world with a sense of wonderment and fantasy but also a serene peacefulness that is palpable throughout the game's runtime. The game is also made incredibly accessible for a number of players to enjoy. This ensures that regardless of your familiarity with the adventure game genre, you can feel right at home here. To close, The Gardens Between is one of the best adventure games on PlayStation Plus.

3. Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Kena: Bridge of Spirits - Release Trailer | PS5

The next entry on our list not only features a fully realized world but also fantastic combat mechanics. Kena: Bridge of Spirits has a narrative that is touching from beginning to end. Players are thrust into the role of Kena, a Spirit Guide who wishes to solve many of the world's ills around them. In doing so, players must utilize the help of spirits known as the Rot to succeed. The game's power system is incredibly interesting, and the combat animations are all very well done. The game also does a fantastic job of encouraging the player to explore the world of Kena.

This is fantastic, as it rewards the player for delving into every corner of the game. Here, they may find something they didn't know they needed or simply another touching experience. The game also features fast-paced combat for players who enjoy a kinetic gameplay style. This combat not only feels fluid but also has a great layer of depth. Overall, if you are looking for one of the best adventure games PlayStation Plus has to offer, check out Kena: Bridge of Spirits.

2. Bugsnax

Bugsnax - Launch Trailer | PS4, PS5

Next up on our list of the best adventure games on PlayStation Plus is Bugsnax. Bugsnax is a game that is not only quirky and interesting in its aesthetic but absolutely hilarious. Players are able to delve into a world of fantastical creatures and search for answers. Players are cast in the role of a reporter who has been sent to explore an island known as Snacktooth Island. In doing so, they will meet a cast of colorful characters known collectively as the Bugsnax. Each of these characters is charming in their own way and adds to the game's world as a whole.

This is where the game's comical writing truly shines through, as each character is an absolute riot. One of the game's strongest aspects is the sheer variety of creatures you meet along the way. These creatures can be captured by the player, giving them plenty to do. The game also features a wealth of side content for players to seek out if they are enjoying the main story of the game. To close, Bugsnax is a fantastic example of what adventure games on PlayStation Plus can offer.

1. Children of Morta

Children of Morta - Official Console Launch Trailer | PS4

The sense of adventure in Children of Morta is palpable from beginning to end. Players can team up alongside one another, adding to the depth of the game's party mechanics. The game does a fantastic job of incorporating mechanics from a plethora of subgenres to create a wholly unique experience. Thrust into the role of a family of heroes. It is up to the player to right many of the world's wrongs within the game. In doing so, players will dive into dank dungeons and seek out fame and fortune. The game's skill system also allows them to tailor and tweak their characters to their liking.

This not only gives the player plenty of options regarding combat but rewards them for seeking out more challenging content. The side content in the game is done in such a way that it is only additive and doesn't bog down the experience as well. Whether you choose to play solo or with a group of friends, this title is great fun all around. For its stellar mechanics and its understanding of both the roguelike and adventure genres, we consider Children of Morta to be one of the best adventure games on PlayStation Plus.

So, what's your take on our picks for the 5 Best Adventure Games on PlayStation Plus? Do you agree with our picks? 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.