Top 20 PlayStation Exclusives: Adventure Games You Can’t-Miss

The PlayStation has always been a beacon for adventurers, offering exclusive access to worlds beyond our imagination. From the depths of ancient ruins to the far reaches of the universe, these 20 exclusive titles provide experiences you can’t find on any other platform. Let’s continue this journey through PlayStation’s top 20 exclusive adventure games, detailing their Metacritic scores, available platforms, and release dates.

1. The Last of Us Part II

Metacritic: 93
Platform: PS4
Release Date: June 19, 2020

A sequel that exceeds its predecessor, The Last of Us Part II, offers a gripping narrative set in a post-apocalyptic world. It’s a tale of revenge and redemption wrapped in breathtaking visuals and heart-pounding gameplay.

2. Ghost of Tsushima

Metacritic: 83
Platform: PS4
Release Date: July 17, 2020

Step into the world of adventure and into the shoes of Jin Sakai, a samurai on a mission to protect and save Tsushima Island during the first Mongol invasion of Japan. With stunning landscapes and fluid combat, Ghost of Tsushima is a samurai adventure—an experience every gamer will have only with Ghost of Tsushima.

3. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Metacritic: 93
Platform: PS4
Release Date: May 10, 2016

Nathan Drake returns for one final adventure—Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End—to seek pirate treasure and explore lost cities. This thrilling conclusion to the Uncharted series features cinematic storytelling and high-octane action.

4. Marvel’s Spider-Man

Metacritic: 87
Platform: PS4
Release Date: September 7, 2018

Swing through New York City as Marvel’s Spider-Man in this action-packed adventure. With a compelling story and dynamic gameplay, it’s a must-play for web-slinger fans.

5. Bloodborne

Metacritic: 92
Platform: PS4
Release Date: March 24, 2015

From the creators of Dark Souls, Bloodborne invites players to explore the gothic city of Yharnam. It’s a challenging, dark game with unspeakable horrors and thrilling combat.

6. Horizon Zero Dawn

Metacritic: 89
Platform: PS4
Release Date: February 28, 2017

Horizon Zero Down is a game set in a lush, post-apocalyptic world where nature reclaimed a forgotten civilisation’s ruins. You play as Aloy, a hunter seeking to uncover her past and the fate of the ancient world.

7. God of War (2018)

Metacritic: 94
Platform: PS4
Release Date: April 20, 2018

Kratos returns in a new mythology. In God of War, we journey with him and his son, Atreus, through the Norse realms, facing gods and monsters in a deeply personal quest.

8. Persona 5

Metacritic: 93
Platform: PS4
Release Date: April 4, 2017

In this unique RPG, you can live the life of a high school student by day and the Phantom Thief by night. Persona 5 combines traditional turn-based combat with life simulation elements.

9. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Metacritic: 88
Platform: PS5
Release Date: June 11, 2021

Jump between dimensions with Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart in this visually stunning adventure. With innovative gameplay and humour, it’s a standout title on the PS5.

10. Demon’s Souls (2020)

Metacritic: 92
Platform: PS5
Release Date: November 12, 2020

A remake of the classic that started the Soulsborne genre, Demon’s Souls challenges a new generation with updated graphics and gameplay while remaining faithful to the original’s spirit.

11. Astro’s Playroom

Metacritic: 83
Platform: PS5
Release Date: November 12, 2020

Pre-installed on every PS5– Astro’s playroom, this game is not just a tech demo but a delightful adventure that showcases the capabilities of the PS5 and its DualSense controller.

12. Returnal

Metacritic: 86
Platform: PS5
Release Date: April 30, 2021

Returnal combines rogue-like elements with third-person shooter mechanics and is set on a shape-shifting alien planet. It’s challenging, exhilarating, and visually captivating.

13. The Last Guardian

Metacritic: 82
Platform: PS4
Release Date: December 6, 2016

In this emotional journey of The Last Guardian, you bond with Trico, a mysterious creature. Together, you solve puzzles and explore ancient ruins to find a way home.

14. Infamous Second Son

Metacritic: 80
Platform: PS4
Release Date: March 21, 2014

Explore a Seattle filled with superhuman powers. In Infamous Second Son, you choose your path as Delsin Rowe and decide the fate of everyone around you in this action-packed title.

15. Until Dawn

Metacritic: 79
Platform: PS4
Release Date: August 25, 2015

Until Dawn is a horror adventure game in which every choice can mean the difference between life and death—a game where eight friends are trapped together on an unknown remote mountain retreat, but, in reality, they aren’t alone.

16. Shadow of the Colossus (2018 Remake)

Metacritic: 91
Platform: PS4
Release Date: February 6, 2018

A masterpiece reborn, the remake of Shadow of the Colossus brings the epic tale of Wander and his quest to revive Mono by defeating colossal beings. This remake honours the original with updated graphics and improved gameplay mechanics while offering a fresh experience.

17. Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Metacritic: 85
Platform: PS5, PS4
Release Date: November 12, 2020

Following the success of Marvel’s Spider-Man, Spider-Man: Miles Morales introduces players to a new web-slinging hero. Set in a snowy New York City, Miles faces unique challenges and villains while coming into his own as Spider-Man.

18. The Order: 1886

Metacritic: 63
Platform: PS4
Release Date: February 20, 2015

Set in an alternate history London, The Order: 1886 blends Arthurian legend with advanced technology. As a member of an ancient order, players fight to keep the world safe from half-breeds and rebellion. While divisive, the game is praised for its cinematic presentation and rich atmosphere.

19. Gravity Rush 2

Metacritic: 81
Platform: PS4
Release Date: January 20, 2017

Katreturns in Gravity Rush 2 offer players the unique ability to manipulate gravity in an expansive open world. The sequel expands on the original’s mechanics, introducing new styles and a compelling story.

20. Days Gone

Metacritic: 71
Platform: PS4
Release Date: April 26, 2019

This game teaches you the skills to survive in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by Freakers, mindless creatures that were once human. Days Gone is an action-adventure game that combines survival horror elements with a gripping narrative of loss and redemption.

Summary

These 20 game-plays showcase the diversity and creativity of PlayStation exclusives, offering adventures for every type of gamer out there. PlayStation’s exclusive library has something to offer whether you’re into heart-racing action, intricate puzzles, or compelling storylines. The blend of high Metacritic scores, exclusive availability, and unforgettable gaming experiences make these titles must-plays for any adventure game enthusiast.