The Best Adventure Games for Playstation 5

Update : Moorhuhn Jump and Run \'Traps and Treasures 2\' added at rank #29.
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Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection (2022)

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Playstation 5 PC Windows

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection is an action-adventure game set in an epic globe-trotting journey. You will control Nathan Drake, a thief, and his brother Sam as they search for the legendary pirate treasure. Join Chole Frazer on her quest to track down the jeweled tusk of Shiva's son and enjoy the same quality of story, characters, action, and general intrigue that the series is known for delivering.


What we like:
  • Epic adventure with real emotions
  • Fun melee
  • Stealth
  • And heavy action combat
  • Excellent narrative driven gameplay
  • Great puzzle-solving mechanics
  • Beautiful visuals with ultra settings
What could be improved:
  • Hardware intensive
  • Aim assist or manual aiming required for shooting
  • Puzzles can be challenging

  • stealth
  • adventure
  • shooter
  • cover
  • action-adventure
  • puzzle
  • platform
  • story
  • action
  • combat
  • narrative
  • fps
  • third-person
  • tps
  • controller-support

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Chicory: A Colorful Tale (2021)

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Xbox One Xbox Series X/s Xbox Series X Mac OS Nintendo Switch PC Windows Playstation 4 Playstation 5

Chicory: A Colorful Tale is a whimsical adventure game that lets you color your way through a black-and-white world as a plucky dog-character. With simple controls, fun puzzles, and no enemies in the main game, Chicory encourages exploration and creativity. Its beautiful art style and emotionally resonant story about self-discovery and overcoming self-doubt make it a work of art that everyone should experience.


What we like:
  • Fun puzzles
  • Simple controls
  • Beautiful art style
  • Emotionally resonant story
  • Encourages creative exploration
What could be improved:
  • Boss battles can be challenging

  • puzzle
  • zelda
  • boss-fight
  • adventure
  • top-down
  • cooperative
  • platform
  • boss
  • combat
  • cute
  • battle
  • controller-support
  • exploration
  • dungeon
  • narrative

3

Syberia: The World Before (2022)

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PC Windows Playstation 5 Xbox Series X

Syberia: The World Before is a stunning point-and-click adventure game that will transport you to an alternate reality European city. You'll switch back and forth between two protagonists, solving challenging puzzles and uncovering a captivating story filled with themes of identity and reflection.


What we like:
  • Captivating storytelling with impressive graphics and audio
  • Engaging and challenging puzzles with a hint system
  • Stunning environments and music
  • Suitable for both newcomers and longtime fans
What could be improved:
  • The navigation system can be frustrating
  • Occasional low-resolution textures and grammatical errors in the subtitles
  • One of the main characters can be unlikable due to her actions and lack of responsibility

  • point-and-click
  • adventure
  • puzzle
  • steampunk
  • mystery
  • cinematic
  • story
  • graphic
  • investigation
  • narration
  • narrative
  • third-person
  • emotional
  • detective
  • historical

4

Return to Monkey Island (2022)

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Linux Android IOS iPhone Xbox Series X Playstation 5 PC Windows Nintendo Switch Mac OS Xbox One

Join Guybrush Threepwood on an adventure in the Monkey Island series with Return to Monkey Island. Experience an intuitive design with puzzles that are tricky yet solvable, self-referential humour, familiar music with a modern edge and voice acting from the original cast. Enjoy accessibility features like subtitles, level adjustments and post-credit sequences.


What we like:
  • Intuitive design
  • Puzzles are tricky yet solvable
  • Self-referential humour
  • Familiar music with a modern edge
  • Voice acting from original cast
  • Accessibility features available such as subtitles
  • Level adjustments and post-credit sequences
What could be improved:
  • Art style may be off-putting for some players
  • Colour blind players may not benefit from all of the accessibility features
  • No insult-based combat as in previous titles

  • point-and-click
  • adventure
  • puzzle
  • pirates
  • inventory
  • classic
  • funny

5

Lil Gator Game (2022)

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Xbox One Nintendo Switch PC Windows Playstation 5 Xbox Series X/s Playstation 4

Embark on a joyful journey with Lil Gator in a vibrant, open-world island filled with quests, friends, and fun. Swing your stick sword, glide through mountains, and bop cardboard baddies. With no health bar, it's a no-pressure adventure that captures the essence of childhood playtime. Experience a heartwarming story, delightful dialogue, and a relaxing gameplay that leaves you with a meaningful message.


What we like:
  • Humorous and touching story
  • Fantastic art and good tunes
  • Relaxing and fun gameplay
  • Includes a speedrun mode
  • Carries a meaningful message
What could be improved:
  • Short playtime
  • High price for the content
  • Some bugs and performance stutters
  • Some in-game tasks lack clear direction

  • cozy
  • wholesome
  • short
  • adventure
  • lgbtq
  • funny
  • relaxing
  • cute
  • open-world
  • family-friendly
  • 3d
  • platform
  • colourful
  • park
  • pretend

6

Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story (2022)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X/s PC Windows Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox One Xbox Series X j

Two best friends, one wild adventure. Join best friends Nunu and Willump on an adventure across the frozen wilds of the Freljord. Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story is a single-player story adventure developed by Tequila Works.


  • puzzle
  • story
  • adventure
  • platform
  • narrative
  • fight
  • exploration
  • combat
  • rpg
  • single-player
  • action
  • battle
  • boss-fight
  • moba
  • -combat

7

OneShot (2016)

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PC Windows Windows Phone / Windows 10 Mobile Xbox 360 IOS iPhone Xbox Series X Playstation 5 Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Mac OS Linux

OneShot is a surreal top down Puzzle/Adventure game with unique gameplay capabilities. You are to guide a child through a mysterious world on a mission to restore its long-dead sun. The world knows you exist.


  • puzzle
  • adventure
  • story
  • cute
  • pixel
  • inventory
  • choices
  • narrative
  • surreal
  • rpgmaker
  • rpg
  • robots
  • multiple-endings
  • sprite
  • atmospheric

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Beyond a Steel Sky (2020)

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PC Windows Linux Mac OS IOS iPhone Playstation 5 Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One Xbox Series X

Beyond a Steel Sky is a thrilling cyberpunk adventure game with engaging puzzles and a fast-paced narrative that will keep you hooked. Follow Robert Foster as he tries to rescue a kidnapped child in Union City, a futuristic utopia controlled by an altruistic AI. The game features a beautifully detailed comic-book style world and plenty of humor. Unravel dark conspiracies and defeat a terrifying antagonist in this innovative and exciting adventure!


What we like:
  • Engaging storyline and characters
  • Built-in hints system
  • Great setting and world design
  • Innovative puzzle mechanics
  • Plenty of humor and nostalgia nods
What could be improved:
  • Controlling the character is clunky
  • Hacking can be repetitive
  • Lack of puzzle diversity
  • Story can be simplistic with bad pace
  • Cutscenes are too long and boring

  • cyberpunk
  • adventure
  • point-and-click
  • puzzle
  • dystopian
  • narrative
  • classic
  • sci-fi
  • thriller
  • futuristic
  • cult
  • third-person
  • hacking
  • political
  • inventory

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Harold Halibut (2024)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X/s Playstation 4 Xbox One Playstation 5 Xbox Series X

Harold Halibut is a handmade narrative game about friendship and life on a city-sized spaceship submerged in an alien ocean. Join Harold as he explores a vibrant retro-future world in his quest to find the true meaning of ‘home’.


  • narrative
  • walking-simulator
  • cinematic
  • interactive
  • lore
  • fiction
  • adventure
  • sci-fi
  • story
  • well-written
  • platform
  • mystery
  • third-person
  • city-sized
  • retro-future

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Bugsnax (2020)

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Dive into the quirky world of Bugsnax! As a journalist, you'll explore the diverse Snaktooth Island, solve its mysteries, and capture 100 unique Bugsnax. With charming characters, engaging gameplay, and endless customization, you'll be captivated by this delightful adventure.


What we like:
  • Innovative creature-catching gameplay
  • Rich, immersive world with diverse biomes
  • Entertaining and distinct characters
  • Fun, fitting soundtrack
  • Engaging side quests and challenges
What could be improved:
  • None

  • puzzle
  • narrative
  • adventure
  • mystery
  • cute
  • muppet
  • horror
  • first-person
  • discovery
  • story
  • colourful
  • controller-support
  • inventive
  • physics
  • comedy

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