There are few words as evocative as adventure. Just the mention of this word conjures up thoughts of vast worlds and fantasy settings. As a genre in gaming, the adventure genre is one that has some stellar titles over the years. While each adventure may differ in what they present to the player, core tenets of the genre remain as magical as ever. It is partially due to this magic that the genre is beloved in the hearts of so many players. That said, here are our picks for the 5 Best Adventure Games on PlayStation Plus.
5. The Wild At Heart
We open up today's list of the best adventure games on PlayStation Plus with The Wild At Heart. Full of all of the makings of a fantastical, whimsical journey, The Wild At Heart manages to encapsulate the feeling of exploring through a storybook. Players who are fans of a more distinct and almost paper-like art style will be huge fans of this title from a visual standpoint. Couple this visual style with a warming sense of adventure, and you have a title that not only manages to be awe-inspiring at times but almost nostalgic in a sense.
From a gameplay perspective, the game also features many in-depth systems for players to interact with. Along their journey, players will encounter the spry and small-in-stature Spritelings, which they can recruit to aid them along the way. In doing so, players can find their own companions throughout the journey, all the while discovering the many mysteries that lie ahead. All in all, if you are looking for one of the most charming and best adventure games on PlayStation Plus. The Wild At Heart is well worth your time.
4. Kena: Bridge of Spirits
We are staying somewhat in the same vein for our next entry. Here, we have Kena: Bridge of Spirits. For players looking for an experience that can be transformative to those who play it, this title certainly fits the bill. The world and narrative of Kena: Bridge of Spirits is wonderfully realized in a way that feels all at once touching and beautiful. This is a feeling that is only aided by the game's gorgeous art direction and style. Couple this with the game's touching narrative, and you have the makings of one of the most unforgettable adventure games.
As is the case with many adventure titles, players are greatly rewarded for their effort to stray off the beaten path. This can be seen in the rewards that players can obtain only by seeking them out when they can. Along the way, however, players will find much adversity in their way. This is where the game's stellar combat system comes into play. Players are able to use not only their abilities but also their weapons skills to get out of sticky situations. All around, Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a wholeheartedly touching experience and one of the best adventure games on PlayStation Plus.
3. Lost Words: Beyond the Page
We are changing things up a bit with our next entry on our list. Here, we have Lost Words: Beyond the Page. As the name would imply, this title not only has a bold emphasis on narrative. But it manages to center that emphasis at the core of its experience. Taking place within the bindings of journal entries of our main character, the game beautifully incorporates both a watercolor art style and platforming gameplay. Added to this, the game's sense of immersion is only aided by impeccable voice acting throughout.
The world of Estoria comes alive within this game, and players can find themselves transported within its magnificently well-realized landscapes. That is not all this game has to offer, either, as this title not only brings the world within it to life. But also the characters within that world as well. The player is able to make meaningful decisions that not only shape their experience. But it also shapes how they experience it as well. To close, Lost Words: Beyond the Page is one of the best adventure games on PlayStation Plus.
2. Rain World
We are continuing on with our list of the best adventure games on PlayStation Plus with Rain World. Taking a turn from the wonderous, fairy-tale-esque aesthetics of past entries, here we have a darker entry. While Rain World is no less an adventure title than our previous entries, visually, it is much darker. Overall, it leads to a heavier tone in both its themes and gameplay. Throughout the game, players will find themselves facing off against a world that wants to devour them, making it a far cry from our previous entries.
The combat within the game is deliberate, making every move the player makes count. The difficulty of Rain World is part of its charm, however, as this is a game that is not meant to hold your hand. It is partially due to this fact that players are able to build a connection to this unforgiving world. So, if you are one who enjoys a bit of a darker adventure title, Rain World should be up your alley. For these reasons, we consider it to be one of the best adventure games on PlayStation Plus.
1. Sea of Stars
We are wrapping up today's list with an entry that, for many, perfectly captures the sense of adventure from classic 16-bit titles. Simply put, Sea of Stars is a stellar title. The turn-based RPG DNA that makes up this title has been so well-crafted. This title manages not only to capture what is so beloved about turn-based RPGs of the past but to modernize it without diminishing a drop of the essence of what makes those titles great. This is by no means a small feat, either, as the adventure that unfolds before the player is simply stunning.
There are few titles that manage to all at once honor the past and blaze a new trail for the future. Through the use of its traversal, players are able to maneuver throughout this world seamlessly. In doing so, the adventures they will have and the characters they will meet can change. This makes it feel like an individualistic experience and a well-polished one at that. The game also features one of the more classically inspired yet gripping storylines in the genre. To close, Sea of Stars is one of the best adventure games on PlayStation Plus.
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