The Best Exploration Games for Playstation 5

Update, : The Prince of Landis added at rank #3.
1

Alba: a Wildlife Adventure (2020)

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Review score
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Xbox Series X/s Mac OS Xbox Series X Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows IOS iPhone

It received positive reviews from critics, who praised the open world and the visual style of the game. The game has a score of 79 on Metacritic.[6]


  • exploration
  • open-world
  • adventure
  • relaxing
  • cartoony
  • nature
  • collector
  • creature
  • cute
  • colourful
  • family-friendly
  • construction
  • economy
  • 3d
  • table

2

TOEM (2021)

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80
Review score
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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Mac OS Playstation 5

Set off on a delightful expedition and use your photographic eye to uncover the mysteries of the magical TOEM in this hand-drawn adventure game. Chat with quirky characters, solve their problems by snapping neat photos, and make your way through a relaxing landscape!Key Features


  • hand-drawn
  • relaxing
  • editing
  • photo
  • adventure
  • exploration
  • puzzle
  • cute
  • funny
  • soundtrack
  • discovery
  • point-and-click
  • nature
  • family-friendly
  • music

3

The Prince of Landis (2021)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox One PC Windows Playstation 5 Xbox Series X

In the year 198X, young Evan must survive a bleak life in the snowy backwater of Landis, Oregon. One fateful day, his existence is forever changed by the dark influences of a strange visitor from another world. With the guidance of his new ally, can Evan stand up against schoolyard bullies? Will he have the courage to stand up for himself? The Prince of Landis combines the character-driven story and dialog of a visual novel with the exploration and puzzle-solving of an adventure game. Features: * Shocking character-driven story * 2d exploration and puzzle-solving * Original art and sound


  • character-driven
  • visual-novel
  • conversation
  • horror
  • exploration
  • emotional
  • point-and-click
  • 1980s
  • hand-drawn
  • choices
  • psychological
  • action-adventure
  • drama
  • crime
  • cartoony

4

Active Neurons - Wonders Of The World (2021)

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94
Review score
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Playstation 4 Playstation 5 PC Windows Xbox One Nintendo Switch

A puzzle slasher that trains spatial and logical thinking. Power up your brains!


  • education
  • puzzle
  • hack-and-slash
  • abstract
  • 2d
  • turn-based
  • exploration
  • minimalist
  • tutorial
  • stylized
  • casual
  • third-person
  • maze
  • arcade
  • colourful

5

Active Neurons - Wonders Of The World (2020)

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94
Review score
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PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

Active Neurons 3: Wonders of the World is the third and final installment in the Active Neurons series. In the game, you have to follow 3 simple steps: collect energy, charge your brain, and explore Wonders of the World.


  • education
  • hack-and-slash
  • abstract
  • turn-based
  • exploration
  • minimalist
  • tutorial
  • casual
  • puzzle
  • stylized
  • third-person
  • 2d
  • arcade
  • colourful
  • platform

6

No Man's Sky (2016)

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88
Review score
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No Man's Sky is a game about exploration and survival in an infinite procedurally generated universe.

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  • inventory
  • survival
  • exploration
  • sci-fi
  • crafting
  • resource
  • pirates
  • trading
  • discovery
  • aliens
  • endless
  • management
  • space
  • sandbox
  • narrative

7

Cave Bad (2021)

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Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Playstation 5

Pick up your pickaxe and plenty of bombs as you set forth into treacherous dungeons in pixelated 8-bit style! This roguelike adventure combines inspirations from genre classics with procedural generation to keep every run fresh and unpredictable. Solve puzzles, collect items, purchase new gear and push your limits to reach even higher scores!


  • demons
  • rogue-like
  • top-down
  • dungeon
  • chiptune
  • exploration
  • classic
  • horizontal
  • boss
  • maze
  • adventure
  • retro
  • boss-fight
  • achievements
  • puzzle

8

The Dead Tree of Ranchiuna (2019)

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70
Review score
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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4 Playstation 5

The Dead Tree of Ranchiuna makes us question how unfair society can be both in a direct and realistic manner and with the power of fantasy elements.


  • walking-simulator
  • exploration
  • mystery
  • experience
  • third-persons
  • atmospheric
  • story
  • realistic
  • first-person
  • third-person
  • abstract
  • beautiful
  • narration
  • drama
  • fantasy

9

F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch (2021)

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79
Review score
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PC Windows Playstation 4 Playstation 5

F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch is a Metroidvania action game featuring exploration, intense combat and challenging platforming.


  • metroidvania
  • platform
  • exploration
  • combat
  • combo
  • steampunk
  • vision
  • boss
  • mech
  • 3d
  • action-adventure
  • narrative
  • boss-fight
  • linear
  • challenging

10

Axiom Verge 2 (2021)

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78
Review score
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The long awaited sequel to Axiom Verge, Axiom Verge 2 expands on the universe with completely new characters, abilities, and gameplay.


  • metroidvania
  • exploration
  • platform
  • metroid
  • retro
  • sci-fi
  • boss
  • non-linear
  • melee
  • combat
  • discovery

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