The Best Exploration Games for Playstation 5

Update, : Soulstice added at rank #7.
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Outer Wilds (2019)

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Playstation 5 Xbox Series X PC Windows Playstation 4 Xbox One

Named Game of the Year 2019 by Giant Bomb, Polygon, Eurogamer, and The Guardian, Outer Wilds is a critically-acclaimed and award-winning open world mystery about a solar system trapped in an endless time loop.


  • exploration
  • mystery
  • discovery
  • puzzle
  • sci-fi
  • open-world
  • space
  • adventure
  • first-person
  • narrative

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Alba: a Wildlife Adventure (2020)

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Even the smallest person can make a big difference. Join Alba, as she sets out to save her beautiful island and its wildlife. And possibly start a revolution.


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

3

Axiom Verge 2 (2021)

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Linux Playstation 5 PC Windows Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

Explore a sprawling, alien world in the sequel to the award winning Axiom Verge.


  • exploration
  • alternate
  • metroid
  • boss
  • sci-fi
  • platform
  • boss-fight
  • metroidvania
  • combat
  • non-linear
  • retro
  • narrative
  • underwater
  • adventure
  • melee

4

No Man's Sky (2016)

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PC Windows Playstation 4 Xbox One Playstation 5 psvr osvr Xbox Series X HTC Vive Oculus Rift

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

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  • sci-fi
  • inventory
  • survival
  • crafting
  • exploration
  • pirates
  • resource
  • discovery
  • space
  • trading
  • aliens
  • open-world
  • endless
  • sandbox
  • procedural

5

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

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PC Windows Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Nintendo Switch

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


  • platform
  • metroidvania
  • exploration
  • combo
  • boss
  • combat
  • mech
  • robots
  • fight
  • boss-fight
  • war
  • narrative
  • challenging
  • side-scrolling
  • steampunk

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Kena: Bridge of Spirits (2021)

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Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows

A story-driven, action adventure combining exploration with fast-paced combat. Untangle the past as Kena, a young Spirit Guide in search of the sacred Mountain Shrine. Help free the spirits trapped in a forgotten village with the help of the Rot, her adorable (yet powerful) spirit companions.


  • action-adventure
  • platform
  • exploration
  • puzzle
  • boss-fight
  • cute
  • combat
  • boss
  • souls
  • pixar
  • pikmin
  • adventure
  • battle
  • fight
  • story

7

Soulstice (2022)

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Android Xbox One PC Windows Xbox Series X Playstation 5

Explore a dark world brimming with hidden mysteries, master a diverse combat system, and inhabit the dual forces of two sisters in a coming-of-age dark fantasy story with fast-paced action, vicious enemies, and spectacular boss fights.


  • combat
  • combo
  • action
  • platform
  • hack-and-slash
  • fight
  • exploration
  • fantasy
  • boss-fight
  • battle
  • boss
  • demons
  • fast-paced
  • action-adventure
  • third-person

8

TOEM (2021)

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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

9

Deliver Us The Moon (2019)

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Deliver Us The Moon is a Sci-Fi thriller set in an apocalyptic near future, where Earth's natural resources are depleted. A lone astronaut is sent to the moon on a critical mission to save humanity from extinction.

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  • sci-fi
  • puzzle
  • narrative
  • walking-simulator
  • exploration
  • thriller
  • adventure
  • driving
  • stealth
  • story
  • tanks
  • platform
  • mystery

10

Steelrising (2022)

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Playstation 5 Xbox Series X PC Windows Xbox One

Paris, 1789. The French Revolution has been suppressed with bloodshed by Louis XVI and his merciless mechanical army. Aegis, a mysterious automaton masterpiece, must confront the king's army alone to save history in this challenging action-RPG.


  • rpg
  • boss
  • combat
  • historical
  • robots
  • boss-fight
  • steampunk
  • alternate
  • exploration
  • fight
  • action
  • narrative
  • political
  • challenging
  • difficult

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