Best Adventure Games on PS5
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What are the best adventure games on PS5? An adventure is described as an "exciting or daring experience", and while most video games tend to tick this box, there's a specific subset of releases that span this genre. Typically, adventure games tend to boast a mixture of mechanics, spanning everything from exploration to problem solving, with a focus on narrative and story-telling. Often, there'll be a blend of combat and puzzles, which may expand to dungeons and open worlds.

However, there can be different types of adventure game, some without any combat at all. Disco Elysium: The Final Cut is a more text-heavy take on the genre than Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, for example, which combines a hearty broth of gunfighting and environmental conundrums. A game like Horizon Forbidden West, meanwhile, revolves around its role-playing systems, but feels like a grand adventure in terms of scope and scale, as you navigate sprawling cities like Las Vegas and San Francisco.

A lot of adventure games will boast open worlds, but they can be more linear and smaller in scale. A game like A Plague Tale: Innocence, for instance, takes you on a very controlled excursion through Paris, as you work your way through the French capital and discover its secrets. The same can be said of Kena: Bridge of Spirits, which represents a smaller-scale, indie production compared to some of the higher profile blockbusters you'll find on this page.

As always, we've ordered these games based on your votes, so that they best reflect your personal opinions. If you want to have your own say, then you can search for a specific title using the box below, or simply rate any of the titles you find on this page. As time advances, this list will continue to grow and evolve, so that it's always representative of your opinion of the best adventure games on PS5.

It's worth noting that a game will need at least 50 ratings before it makes its way onto this page. If your personal favourite adventure is missing, it could be that it just hasn't been rated enough times yet.

With all that said, let's get to our list of best adventure games on PS5, as determined by you.

40. Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown (PS5)

39. Stray (PS5)

Playing as a lost cat in a mysterious underground cybercity, Stray is a truly unique title. This is a short but sweet adventure game that emphasises exploration and investigation from a feline perspective, and it works wonderfully. Linear levels are punctuated by more open areas that are a real treat to explore with your catty dexterity, letting you meet robotic buddies as you weave through the streets and rooftops of a decaying town. While you're busy scratching up furniture and knocking things over, an intriguing sci-fi narrative unfolds around you. Gorgeous art direction and brilliant animation are the icing on this adorable cake.

38. Toem (PS5)

Toem takes the idea of a game about photography and twists it into something unique. Framed as a cutesy, top-down adventure game, you play as a young explorer on a pilgrimage to the mountaintop, snapping photos along the way. You can whip out your camera at any point, and the game swaps to first-person, giving you a new perspective on the black-and-white world. Helping out a colourful cast of characters, discovering all sorts of cool secrets, and solving imaginative puzzles mean this short but sweet indie game stands out.

37. Resident Evil 3 (PS5)

A PS5 upgrade was never going to restore all of that cut content, but Resident Evil 3 on Sony's latest system is at least the best way to experience it. With extremely fast load times and impressive ray tracing support, this more action-focused entry shines with solid combat and fun environments. It's still far too short, but Resident Evil 3 is worth a playthrough for survival horror fans.

36. A Plague Tale: Innocence (PS5)

A Plague Tale: Innocence is the best kind of surprise: an unexpectedly strong historical outing with a likeable cast of characters and unique stealth mechanics. The fantasy underpinnings may not be to everyone’s tastes – especially as the tale somewhat limps to its conclusion – but Asobo Studio’s outstanding use of the PS5 hardware, including the DualSense, make it a must play for fans of story-based adventures.

35. Like a Dragon: Ishin! (PS5)

Like a Dragon: Ishin! is set during the late 1800s, when Western powers were starting to encroach on Japan. On the brink of a civil war, you play as historical figure Ryoma Sakamoto, a skilled swordsman who embarks on a bloody quest for revenge. It's typically brilliant storytelling from RGG Studio, coupled with an intense combat system. Since it's a standalone spinoff, Ishin is a great place to start if you're new to the Yakuza / Like a Dragon series, and you'll even be introduced to an entire cast of characters whose faces and voice actors have been plucked directly from other entries. An all-star hit.

34. Kena: Bridge of Spirits (PS5)

This is the debut game from developer Ember Lab, and it's a strong first effort. Kena: Bridge of Spirits gets top marks for its animation and visual flair, but it's also a very enjoyable action platformer. It puts us in mind of PS2 classics such as Jak & Daxter; you're traversing a sort-of open world environment, collecting things, solving puzzles, and engaging in simple yet surprisingly challenging combat. Those lovable Rot creatures and some tricky boss battles further cement this as a cult hit.

33. Death's Door (PS5)

Death's Door isn't doing anything particularly original, but everything presented here is just so well crafted. The game is an isometric action adventure, starring you as a reaper crow who must venture out and calm the lost souls that haunt the land. The world created here is a fascinating one, designed in an almost Dark Souls-like way; it intertwines with itself and pockmarks each area with baddies to fend off. The combat is straightforward but satisfying, and the presentation is really strong throughout. It might not break the mould, but this unassuming game puts its best talon forward.

32. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (PS5)

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is the direct sequel to Fallen Order, and it's a bigger and better game in every way. It builds upon the previous title's successes — engaging lightsaber combat, semi-linear environment design — while improving on areas that needed attention. The story takes some major steps forward, protagonist Cal's character is developed meaningfully, and his supporting cast is far more interesting overall. Throw on top a hub area that gradually changes over time, oodles of optional content, and one or two awesome set pieces, and you have a truly great game, whether you're into Star Wars or not.

31. A Plague Tale: Requiem (PS5)

Better than its predecessor in virtually every way, A Plague Tale: Requiem is a proper sequel that improves its familiar gameplay mechanics and couples them with stunning PS5 visuals and an engaging story. It doesn't completely rewrite the script, but taking a page from the Naughty Dog playbook, this is a cinematic adventure more than worth your time.