Best Adventure Games on PS5

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.

Best PS5 Games

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

20. The Pathless (PS5)

The Pathless (PS5)The Pathless (PS5)

Publisher: Annapurna Interactive / Developer: Giant Squid

Release Date: 12th Nov 2020 (USA) / 12th Nov 2020 (UK/EU)

19. Immortals Fenyx Rising (PS5)

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Publisher: Ubisoft / Developer: Ubisoft Quebec

Release Date: 3rd Dec 2020 (USA) / 3rd Dec 2020 (UK/EU)

18. A Plague Tale: Innocence (PS5)

A Plague Tale: Innocence (PS5)A Plague Tale: Innocence (PS5)

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive / Developer: Asobo Studio

Release Date: 6th Jul 2021 (USA) / 6th Jul 2021 (UK/EU)

17. Kena: Bridge of Spirits (PS5)

Kena: Bridge of Spirits (PS5)Kena: Bridge of Spirits (PS5)

Publisher: Ember Lab / Developer: Ember Lab

Release Date: 21st Sep 2021 (USA) / 21st Sep 2021 (UK/EU)

16. Control: Ultimate Edition (PS5)

Control: Ultimate Edition (PS5)Control: Ultimate Edition (PS5)

Publisher: 505 Games / Developer: Remedy

Release Date: 2nd Feb 2021 (USA) / 2nd Feb 2021 (UK/EU)

15. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (PS5)

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (PS5)Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (PS5)

Publisher: Electronic Arts / Developer: Respawn Entertainment

Release Date: 11th Jun 2021 (USA) / 11th Jun 2021 (UK/EU)

14. Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn (PS5)

Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn (PS5)Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn (PS5)

Publisher: Square Enix / Developer: Square Enix

Release Date: 25th May 2021 (USA) / 25th May 2021 (UK/EU)

13. Death’s Door (PS5)

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Publisher: Devolver Digital / Developer: Acid Nerve

Release Date: 23rd Nov 2021 (USA) / 23rd Nov 2021 (UK/EU)

12. Disco Elysium: The Final Cut (PS5)

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut (PS5)Disco Elysium: The Final Cut (PS5)

Publisher: ZA/UM / Developer: ZA/UM

Release Date: 30th Mar 2021 (USA) / 30th Mar 2021 (UK/EU)

11. Hitman 3 (PS5)

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Publisher: IO Interactive / Developer: IO Interactive

Release Date: 20th Jan 2021 (USA) / 20th Jan 2021 (UK/EU)