PS5: The 7 best action-adventure games

Game news PS5: The 7 best action-adventure games

As you probably know, PlayStation is a specialist in action-adventure games. No wonder we find the best titles in the genre on PS5, Sony’s latest console. That is why we have selected the crème de la crème of the machine for you. And here we go!

“Action-adventure” game, what exactly do we mean by that?

The question may seem silly. But action-adventure is such a broad genre that it deserves a few words of explanation. In the case of “Action-Adventure” we generally speak of a title with a Emphasis on storytelling and exploration, open-world or more linear gameplay and real-time battles. Therefore, we will not talk about turn-based RPGs or action RPGs (Elden Ring) whose gameplay is too demanding to fit into this category. Usually, action-adventure games are pretty mainstream.

Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection

What could embody the action-adventure genre better than the Uncharted saga? All on PS5, for even more fun! Recently, Uncharted 4 and Uncharted: Lost Legacy – a kind of large standalone DLC – returned to the next-gen machine via the Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection. And the least we can say is that even a few years later These games have lost none of their luster. To date, the fourth part is an excellent cocktail of artistic success, solid gameplay and very well managed narrative. Indiana Jones in video games like we always dreamed of. For its part, Lost Legacy is even more classic, but still just as enjoyable. You will be served in terms of action and adventure.

Horizon forbidden west

We continue with another big name from PlayStation: Horizon. Little do they know that the second plant arrived recently, in early 2022. So Horizon Forbidden West gives us the opportunity to discover the continuation of Aloy’s adventures a few months after the end of Horizon Zero Dawn. The terrible “Hades” virus is looming and the heroine must travel to the Forbidden West to save the world she loves. On both the narrative, the artistic direction and the gameplay, Forbidden West is an extraordinary action-adventure game, which will captivate you for thirty hours. Guerrilla Games raises the bar significantly compared to the previous game, which caused a sensation when it was released in 2017. In short, just very high level. An unmissable one.

Ratchet & Clank Rift apart

He’s also a well-known PlayStation headliner: Ratchet & Clank, which returned last year in Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart exclusively on PS5. This time, the famous heroes have to face a big time problem. The infamous Doctor Nefarious has built a machine capable of mixing dimensions. Of course, Ratchet and Clank are sure to be drawn into one of these rifts, leading to both adventure and unexpected encounters. With the power of the new PlayStation – the transition between the individual worlds has its small effect – this Ratchet & Clank is a must see. The characters and the universe are fleshed out, as is the gameplay and the many environments. A great success.

Kena ghost bridge

So here we are tackling one of the best surprises of 2021: Kena Bridge of Spirits. It is also the very first game from the Ember Lab studio to have made animated films up until then. For a premiere, it’s a damn good premiere. Despite sometimes a little too classic design reflexes Kena is an excellent action-adventure game, with lots of exploration and even challenging combat. The heroine must indeed be up to the task of freeing the spirits trapped by a curse. For this it is necessary to read the movements of the enemies well – in the manner of Dark Souls – and to make good use of very cute creatures that accompany you. Lots of puzzles along the way. A cocktail that works well.

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut

Get ready to see some land with Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut. The PlayStation exclusive game takes you to the island of Tsushima as the Mongol invader prepares to land. The tension is palpable, but your hero, Jin Sakai, knows he has to face the situation. To save his people, he must put aside his samurai creed: infiltrate, use a whole host of tools. on PlayStation 5, The adventure takes on another dimension, with graphics revised upwards but also more content compared to the original version, on PS4. In addition to this version, the island of Iki offers a new chapter in Jin Sakai’s adventures, forcing him to delve into his past. Not to mention the multiplayer mode built into the set. A success.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Another game that encapsulates the action-adventure genre very well is Assassin’s Creed, specifically the latest installment in the saga, AC: Valhalla. As the name suggests, this time Ubisoft takes us back to the Viking Age when the hero or heroine Eivor, led by his brother, travels to England to expand his empire. And Anglo-Saxon territory hides a thousand and one secrets. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla offers a gigantic open world, with secrets but also many stories and characters to meet. As tradition dictates, the title deftly mixes action and exploration with its “Free Climb” system to scale any obstacle. What to discover thousands of things. A very good vintage.

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade

End this selection in style with Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, the PS5 version of the superb reimagining of the cult RPG originally released for PlayStation 4. Don’t know what it’s about? You play Cloud, the eco-terrorist responsible for putting an end to Shinra’s actions. Society is literally sucking in the soul of the earth. But while he’s on a mission to destroy a reactor — just that — Cloud is plagued by visions that come to life in the form of one of the game’s biggest villains, Sephiroth. With its revised graphics and its fights that are still just as effective, this version offers a new story about a different character, Yuffie. As I am sure you have understood, there are only good reasons to get involved.

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