PS5: The 7 best action and adventure games

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As you probably know, PlayStation is a bit of a specialist in action-adventure games. Not in vain do we find the best titles of the genre on PS5, the latest Sony console. So, just for you, we have selected the cream of the crop on the machine. And starts!

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

The question may seem silly. However, action-adventure is such a general genre that it deserves a few words of explanation. By “action-adventure”, we generally mean a title with emphasis on storytelling and exploration, open world or more linear gameplay, and real-time combat. Therefore, we will not talk about turn-based RPGs, or action RPGs (Elden Ring), whose gameplay is too demanding to fit into this category. Action-adventure games are generally pretty conventional.

Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection

What better than the Uncharted saga to embody the action and adventure genre? All on PS5, for even more entertainment! Recently, Uncharted 4 et Uncharted: Lost Legacy – kind of a big standalone DLC – they’ve returned on the next-gen machine, via 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 shine. The fourth part remains to this day a superb cocktail of artistic success, solid gameplay, and well-conducted storytelling. Indiana Jones in video games as we have always dreamed of. For its part, Lost Legacy is still more classic, but just as enjoyable. You will be served in terms of action and adventure.

Forbidden Horizon West

We continue with another great name of the PlayStation: Horizon. You do not ignore that the second work arrived recently, at the beginning of 2022. Forbidden Horizon West This is how he reveals the continuation of Aloy’s adventures, a few months after the end ofhorizon zero dawn. The horrible “Hades” virus threatens, and the heroine must travel to the Forbidden West to save this world she loves. Both in the narration, the artistic direction and the gameplay, Forbidden West is an exceptional action-adventure game, which will keep you spellbound for thirty hours. Guerrilla Games raises the bar considerably compared to the previous game, which had already caused a sensation when it was released in 2017. All in all, just a very high level. An unmissable.

Ratchet & Clank crack apart

He is also a well-known headliner for PlayStation: Ratchet & Clank, which returned exclusively to PS5 last year, in Ratchet & Clank crack apart. This time, the famous heroes must face a big temporary problem. The infamous Doctor Nefarious has built a machine capable of shuffling dimensions. Of course, Ratchet and Clank will surely get sucked into one of these rifts, leading to unexpected adventures and encounters. With the power of the new PlayStation – the transition between each world has its small effect – this Ratchet & Clank is a must. The characters and the universe are worked on, as is the gameplay and the multiple environments. A superb success.

Kena Spirit Bridge

So here we are tackling one of the most beautiful surprises of the year 2021: Kena Spirit Bridge. It is also the first game from the Ember Lab studio, which until then made animated films. For the first time, it’s a great first. Despite design highlights that are sometimes too classic, Kena is an excellent action-adventure game., with a lot of exploration and even challenging combat. In fact, the heroine will have to be up to the task to free the imprisoned spirits of a curse. To do this, it will be necessary to read the movements of the enemies well -in the manner of Dark Souls- and make good use of the very nice creatures that accompany you. On your way too, many puzzles. A cocktail that works well.

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut

With Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut, get ready to know the country. The PlayStation exclusive takes you to the island of Tsushima, as the Mongol invader prepares to land. The tension is palpable, but your hero, Jin Sakai, knows that he has to rise to the occasion. To save people from him, he will have to put aside his samurai creed: infiltrate, use a lot of tools. On PlayStation 5, the adventure takes on another dimension, with improved visuals but also more content compared to the original version, on PS4. In addition to this version, the island of Iki, which offers a new chapter in the adventures of Jin Sakai, forcing him to plunge into his past. Not to mention the multiplayer mode integrated into the set. An achievement.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Another game that crystallizes the action and adventure genre very well, Assassin’s Creed, specifically the last episode of the saga, AC: Valhalla. As its name suggests, Ubisoft takes us this time to the Viking Age, when the hero or heroine Eivor travels to England with the aim of expanding her empire, under the leadership of her brother. And the Anglo-Saxon territory keeps a thousand and one secrets. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Deals a huge open world, with mysteries, but also many stories and characters to discover. As tradition dictates, the title cleverly mixes action and exploration with its “free climbing” system, to climb any obstacle. Than to discover thousands of things. A very good vintage.

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade

Finish this selection in style with Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, PS5 version of the excellent renewal of the cult RPG, originally released on PlayStation 4. Not sure what it’s all about? You are Cloud, eco-terrorist in charge of putting an end to Shinra’s actions. Society literally sucks the soul out of the earth. But while he’s on a mission to destroy a reactor, just that, Cloud is plagued by visions, brought to life in the form of one of gaming’s greatest villains, Sephiroth. With its revised graphics and combat that remains just as effective, this version offers a new story about another character, Yuffie. As you may have understood, there are only good reasons to dive into it.

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