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PlayStation – PS4 / PS5Best Adventure Games

Recommendations from the Adventure Gamers staff

If you're in the mood for some adventure, then you're in luck. In this overview, we'll be taking a look at some of the best adventure games that are currently available on the PS4/5 and Vita. So sit back, relax, and get ready to be transported to another world!


Best Puzzle Adventure Games for PlayStation


There are many great puzzle adventure games available for the PS4 and Vita. Here are some of the best ones:


  • The Witness - The Witness is a puzzle game set on an uninhabited island. You must explore the island and solve puzzles to progress. The puzzles are all based on visual clues, so you'll need to pay close attention to your surroundings.
  • The Talos Principle - The Talos Principle is a puzzle game set in a simulated ancient world. You must solve puzzles to progress, and the puzzles get increasingly difficult as you progress. There are also numerous secrets to discover.
  • Portal - Portal is a puzzle game where you must use portals to solve puzzles. The puzzles start off relatively easy, but they get increasingly difficult as you progress. You'll need to use your wits and spatial awareness to progress.


These are just a few of the great puzzle adventure games available for the PS4 and Vita. If you're looking for a challenge, then any of these games will be sure to provide it.


Best Narrative adventure games for PlayStation


There are many great adventure games available for the PlayStation 4 and Vita. However, if you're looking for a game with an engaging and well-written story, here are some of the best options:


The Last of Us: Part II is the sequel to the critically acclaimed The Last of Us. This action-adventure game follows Ellie as she seeks revenge against those who have wronged her. The game features an emotionally charged story, as well as plenty of tense action sequences.


If you're a fan of classic point-and-click adventure games, you'll definitely want to check out Broken Age. This charming adventure game follows two separate stories that slowly intertwine as you progress. It's funny and heartwarming, with plenty of clever puzzles to solve.


Last but not least, we have Life Is Strange. This episodic adventure game follows Max as she tries to prevent a catastrophic storm from hitting her hometown. Along the way, she must make tough choices that will affect the course of the story. Life Is Strange is an excellent example of how adventure games can tackle mature themes in a thoughtful and engaging way.


Best PlayStation peripherals to play with


There are a few different types of PlayStation peripherals that can enhance your gaming experience. The first type are the controllers. There are several different controller types available for the PlayStation, including the DualShock and the PlayStation Move. The DualShock is the traditional controller that comes with the console, while the PlayStation Move is a motion-sensitive controller that can be used for certain types of games.


The second option is the PlayStation Camera. This camera is required for some games, such as Just Dance 2022. It can also be used for video chat, recording gameplay footage, and taking pictures of yourself while playing games.


The third option is the PlayStation VR headset. This headset allows you to play virtual reality games on your PlayStation. It comes with a headset, two controllers, and a camera (a better deal, as you won't have to purchase the PlayStation Camera seperately).


Headsets are another popular type of peripheral. They allow you to chat with other players online and can give you an advantage in multiplayer games. There are wired and wireless headsets available. We recommend the wireless ones as they are more comfortable to use and don't get in the way while you're gaming. For instance the Razer Nari Ultimate are a great option.


Best PlayStation console to game on


The PlayStation 4 is a great console to game on for a number of reasons. First, it has the most powerful hardware of any gaming console. This means that it can handle the most demanding games without any slowdown or lag. Second, the PlayStation 4 has a large selection of high-quality games. There are many different genres of games available, so there is something for everyone. 


The PlayStation Vita is also a great console for gaming. It is portable, so you can take it with you wherever you go. It also has a large selection of games, including many that are exclusive to the Vita. The Vita also has some great features, such as the ability to play PSP and PS1 games. However, the Vita does have some drawbacks. For example, its screen is small and it can be difficult to see in direct sunlight. 


Finally, the new PlayStation 5 console is the best of the bunch. It has even more powerful hardware than the PS4, making it capable of handling even the most demanding games. It also has a large selection of high-quality games, including many that are exclusive to the PS5. The PS5 also has a variety of features that make it more user-friendly and fun to use. For example, the console has a social media integration that allows you to share your gameplay with your friends.


If you're looking for an adventure game to play on your PS4, PS5 or Vita, be sure to check out some of the titles on this list. You're sure to find one that you'll enjoy. Happy gaming!

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PlayStation – PS4 / PS5

The Talos Principle 2 (2023)

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The Talos Principle 2 is a complex puzzle game with an equally multifaceted but engaging narrative featuring rational and religious undertones. There are a couple of control issues, and the unorthodoxy of certain puzzles may be too challenging for some players. This point may also be compounded by the game’s length, which can take 35 hours if only dealing with the main content, with side content adding several additional hours. Still, this is a gorgeous game well worth experiencing and an invigorating treat for puzzle game enthusiasts or philosophy majors.

The Invincible (2023)

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The Invincible is a successful experiment in bringing a novel to life via the medium of gaming. With compelling dialogue and meaningful narrative, it’s an adventure in every sense of the word, as you trek across a beautiful planet to uncover its mysteries.

DREDGE (2023)

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DREDGE is a one-of-a-kind fishing game with an interesting premise that keeps players engaged throughout. Though its ending leaves something to be desired, DREDGE shines in its ability to create an enveloping atmosphere through its appealing art, well-composed music, and entertaining gameplay.

The Isle Tide Hotel (2023)

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Wales Interactive has crafted a cleverly told tale within The Isle Tide Hotel. The mystery and choice-based scenarios blend deftly and promote multiple playthroughs, with the full-motion cinematography and performances adding to the experience.

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Agatha Christie – Hercule Poirot: The London Case is an engrossing mystery brought to life by realistic graphics, well-executed music, and stellar voice acting.

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GYLT (2023)

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GYLT is an atmospheric, beginner-friendly horror experience that channels classic tropes of the genre, but experienced players might need more to sink their teeth into.

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Oxenfree II: Lost Signals is another spooky island adventure, and while there are aspects to be enjoyed, it ends up feeling a bit too much like its predecessor.

Firmament (2023)

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As you wander Firmament’s splendid landscapes, the narrative builds to a heartening finale—but be prepared to strenuously exercise your brain along the way.

Star Trek: Resurgence (2023)

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Star Trek: Resurgence is a brilliant game that successfully recaptures the spirit of the classic shows. The former Telltale developers, Dramatic Labs, effectively update the formula to bring variety and ensure that adventurers are consistently engrossed. If you are a Trekkie or have enjoyed games made by Telltale, definitely put this on your gaming to-do list.

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Amnesia: The Bunker (2023)

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Amnesia: The Bunker is another Frictional Games classic, pitting players against a truly terrifying foe while providing immersive elements that are constantly engaging. While the AI can leave a bit to be desired, the atmosphere and story will keep players on their toes.

Figment 2: Creed Valley (2023)

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Figment 2: Creed Valley is a wonderfully designed game, combining plot and music in such a harmonious way and featuring creative puzzle-solving and combat. It is an absolute gem that every action-adventure gamer should try.

Unusual Findings (2022)

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Unusual Findings is a clever tribute to ‘80s pop culture; a fun, creative story brought to life by well-executed graphics, interface, and voice acting.

Return to Monkey Island (2022)

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Return to Monkey Island is a fantastic addition to the series and a great game in its own right. If you’re a Guybrush Threepwood fan or want to revisit the high point of adventures past and present, you owe it to yourself to come back to Monkey Island.

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South of the Circle (2022)

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Although it gives the false impression of being a “choices matter” game, South of the Circle is still an excellent narrative experience for those who enjoy games without puzzles. Even if the ending might be disappointing, the stunning graphics and fantastic soundtrack make it a game worth playing.

BROK the InvestiGator (2022)

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BROK the InvestiGator is a bold and explosive burst of 90s nostalgia that plumb the depths of the adventure game genre for its best ideas and piles them, one on top of the other, for an unforgettable thrill ride. While it may slightly disappoint as an action game or a playable cartoon, it may just earn a place in the graphic adventure game canon.

The Last Cube (2022)

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Although rough around the edges in the story department, The Last Cube hits where it counts: fun powers used to solve clever logic puzzles in intriguing sci-fi environments.

We Were Here Forever (2022)

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Though its puzzles are not quite as sharp as its predecessors’, We Were Here Forever provides plenty of co-op fun and finally delves into what’s happening in the world.

Stray (2022)

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Stray manages to straddle the glee of playing a roguish feline with an absorbing sci-fi story and gorgeously detailed landscapes.

Born Punk (2022)

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Born Punk is an outstanding game; an engrossing story brought to life by well-executed graphics, music, interface, and voice acting.

Catie in MeowmeowLand (2022)

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Although a bit repetitive and not very challenging, Catie in MeowmeowLand serves up a delightful and whimsical game experience which gives you a well-deserved escape from reality.

FAR: Changing Tides (2022)

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A hybrid of platforming, puzzle-solving, and systems management, FAR: Changing Tides is a visually stunning vehicle-based adventure that exceeds its predecessor in creating an intriguing post-apocalyptic world with light but engaging challenges while also giving you plenty of slower moments to drink in the sights.

Insomnis (2021)

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Insomnis on the PlayStation 5 isn’t quite a next-generation experience but is nonetheless a thrilling haunted house adventure worth playing should you have missed out on the original release.

The Plane Effect (2021)

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The Plane Effect is a well-crafted surreal and atmospheric experience with philosophical undertones. While not perfect (though not too far from it), it is heartily recommended.

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Despite some shaky puzzle mechanics, Hermitage: Strange Case Files is a compelling Lovecraftian visual novel horror anthology that’s well worth your time if you have even a passing interest in creepy creatures or cosmic terrors.

Time Loader (2021)

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Side-scrolling through a suburban household as a tiny robot in Time Loader provides an immensely satisfying environmental puzzle-platforming experience that more than makes up for the weak endings.

Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View (2021)

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Conway is a linear, tight investigative mystery that despite some flaws tells a compelling story and is worth seeing through to its strong conclusion.

Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One (2021)

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While Chapter One can be a little too cumbersome and lacking in logic at times, young Sherlock’s investigation into the many mysteries on Cordona Island provides more than ample breadth and depth for any armchair detective.

Life Is Strange: True Colors (2021)

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Life Is Strange: True Colors paints a pretty picture, creating a story you’ll really want to invest in, with only a slow plot point or two distracting from what is otherwise a great work of art.

Unbound: Worlds Apart (2021)

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While its story never really soars, Unbound: Worlds Apart presents a brilliant and elegant Metroidvania type of gameplay that challenges both the mind and the reflexes. It’s perhaps a bit too twitchy for your diehard adventure gamer, but anyone who can handle a little action with their puzzles will fall in love with the beautiful art style and fun, finely tuned gameplay here.

Lake (2021)

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Lake is, like the waves that break on its rural American Northwest shore, soothing and peacefully regular in its routine, making it ideal for those seeking a break from a hectic life.

The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes (2021)

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House of Ashes proves that even an annual anthology release that’s so iterative in its gameplay mechanics can still evolve in significant ways. The changes evident here, and perhaps the developer’s maturation in storytelling, result in what may be the series’ strongest entry yet.

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It could use a stronger pairing of story and gameplay, but Tandem: A Tale of Shadows is a cleverly conceived puzzle-platformer stuffed full of dual-character, double-dimension obstacles to overcome.

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By emphasizing the connections between suspects, Hercule Poirot: The First Cases’ focus on deduction board gameplay nicely suits Agatha Christie’s famed Belgian detective and challenges your own little grey cells.

Omno (2021)

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Far more action-oriented than a traditional point-and-click, Omno feels like a true “adventure” in the literal sense, offering a jaw-dropping journey of enlightenment that is sure to brighten any gamer’s day.

Last Stop (2021)

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There isn’t much in the way of actual gameplay or player agency, but anyone who enjoys a highly interactive story will certainly want to add Last Stop to their gaming library.

Chicory: A Colorful Tale (2021)

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Chicory: A Colorful Tale is like a warm hug from a wise old aunt, simultaneously bursting with creativity and offering an unblinking but hopeful look at humanity.

TOEM (2021)

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TOEM is a delightfully Zen experience, perfect for anyone looking to spend a few hours in some entertaining locales with a cute protagonist and a variety of photo quests that aren’t too taxing.

Onirike (2021)

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It won’t deliver enough puzzle challenge or story depth to fully satisfy adventure game purists, but for fans of 3D platformers, the beautifully surreal Onirike serves up a pleasant helping of running, jumping, and exploring through dreamlike, Burton-esque worlds.

Root Film (2021)

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Root Film addresses some of its predecessor’s narrative shortcomings while accentuating its impressive production values. It may not offer much player agency or any challenge at all, but as a light-hearted murder mystery romp it is well worth a second (or first) trip to Shimane Prefecture.

Operation: Tango (2021)

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Operation: Tango provides such a fun series of asymmetric spy action to share with a friend that it’s a shame it ends way too soon.

The Forgotten City (2021)

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Uniformly excellent writing, acting, and audio-visual presentation of an ancient Roman city and its imminently doomed citizens make The Forgotten City a mystery well worth solving—and the clever time-looping mechanics make your investigation a lot of fun.

Almost My Floor (2021)

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Almost My Floor tells an interesting two-pronged horror/detective story with bold comic-book-style artwork and a mix of point-and-click puzzle solving, investigation, and timed action sequences that all work together extremely well.

Minute of Islands (2021)

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Minute of Islands is a beautiful, unflinching game about the power to save what you hold dear and the responsibility that comes with it. Its breathtaking visual style, moving story and intensely affecting presentation add up to a one-of-a-kind puzzle-platforming experience.

Lacuna (2021)

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Lacuna is a wonderfully tense hard-boiled story set in a gorgeous jazzpunk future. Its mysteries will make you work for the answers, and will even let you fail, but either way the payoff is a sense of accomplishment that few other narrative puzzlers provide.

I Saw Black Clouds (2021)

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I Saw Black Clouds is an entertaining psychological FMV thriller where player choice actually makes a significant difference in how the story plays out. While its production values are modest and puzzles are non-existent, the solid acting, short playthrough length, intriguing mystery, and high replayability will likely keep players coming back for more.

Backbone (2021)

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Part noir thriller, part rumination on the human condition, and part ... something else, Backbone is stylish through and through, presenting more questions than answers but brimming with vibrantly realised characters.

Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins (2021)

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Although the titular character is disappointingly all but absent from the affair, fans of Petronella Osgood and the Weeping Angels should enjoy this voyeuristic journey through the misplaced phone of a series extra in Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins.

Mundaun (2021)

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Mundaun is a gripping and unique horror adventure with an immersive portrayal of rural Switzerland and a distinctive visual presentation that only gets more uncanny the longer you look at it.

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With the same charming aesthetic and just as many laughs and quirky paranormal phenomena as the first season, The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark is definitely worth playing for the comedically inclined.

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Guard Duty
Helheim Hassle
I Am Dead
Illusion: A Tale of the Mind
The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker
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The Invisible Hours
Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love
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Last Day of June
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My Brother Rabbit
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Paradise Killer
Paradise Lost
Path to Mnemosyne
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The Sinking City
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Solo: Islands of the Heart
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Telling Lies
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