Top 15 Best Modern PS4 Action Adventure Games (2016 - 2018)

Check out the full list of action and adventure games for the PS4.

15. Watch Dogs 2

The sequel to Ubisoft’s controversial open-world game way back 2014. The cyberpunk-ish open-world action game returns with more hacking, cyber-espionage, and tearing down evil conglomerates.

San Francisco awaits the new protagonist, Marcus Holloway, as he ventures deep into the cyber hacking group of DedSec. Compared to the original, this is the biggest Watch Dogs game and it accurately captures the beauty of San Francisco Bay Area.

Players roam around its open-world environment cracking codes, reading emails, piloting your drone and so much more. At least there aren’t any serious downgrade this time.

It has a playscore of 8.50

14. Shantae: Half Genie Hero

Wayforward’s best-selling game heads for the PlayStation 4. Follow Shantae and her friends as she saves her town from a mysterious dark magic.

Use Shantae’s damage-dealing hair to whip enemies back and forth and solve environmental puzzles by transforming into different animals.

This is the fourth game of the Shantae series but this is the first to ever showcase High Definition visuals and smooth gameplay designs. Enjoy its unique levels while listening to the game’s groovy tunes. It’s DLC’s add new characters to the journey including Risky, Shantae’s rival.

It has a playscore of 8.53

13. The Last Guardian

Sony’s third and final game of the series is long overdue. After 10 years in the making, it's finally out and it didn’t disappoint.

Follow a young boy and his giant pet Trico as they explore ruined caverns and traverse their way to dangerous platforms. Solve puzzles and manipulate the game’s fantastic environments with the help of your AI controlled-buddy. It offers the same elements from its predecessors, albeit with a technical improvement.

It was well-received, although it had a bit of a problem with its out-of-date designs. It has a playscore of 8.57

12. Gravity Rush 2

Control the flow of space in SIE Japan Studio’s award-winning series. Kat makes her return as the daring Gravity Queen. Follow her journey battling the Nevis and find out what happened after the first game’s events.

In this sequel, soar through the skies with its improved gravity mechanic. The beloved Kat can now seamlessly switch between two Gravity styles: Lunar and Jupiter. These two different types of aid Kat in her quest to save its city filled with glowing colors. Lunar makes for lighter actions, while Jupiter relies on the heavy stuff.

It exceeded fan expectations and won the hearts of many players. It has a playscore of 8.75

11. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Although it’s a first-person shooter at best, MachineGames’ Nazi shoot fest is brimming with raw power and unfiltered violence. This is a direct sequel to 2014’s New Order and as usual, it’s set in an alternate history where Hitler won World War 2. It’s crazy, but it’s a good kind of crazy especially when you blow their heads off.

Return to the shoes of BJ Blazkowicz and equip a wide arsenal of military-grade weapons to take The Red Army down. Engage in a brutal firefight with your enemies and secure yourself in its advantageous cover system.

It receives a playscore of 8.77

10. Assassin’s Creed: Origins

Ubisoft’s iconic franchise is stepping up its game after a year in hiatus. Travel to the land of the Pharaohs and the great pyramids. Follow Bayek in his quest to uncover a mysterious organization that predates the Assassin and Templar Order. Weave through a complex story with political conspiracies, ancient temples, and surprising cameos.

Explore Egypt like never before as Ubisoft recreates the full beauty of the land. Fulfill assassination contracts, survive the blistering desert heat, and use your pet eagle to scout enemies above. It’s Assassin’s Creed at its fullest form, and we can’t wait for what's in store for the future of the franchise.

It has a playscore of 8.80

9. Dishonored 2

Arkane Studios’ take on the stealth-action adventure genre really did a number on their success. The original Dishonored was so well-received making a sequel is the least of their problems. Set years after the first game, Corvo and the now-Princess Emily are taken over by a mysterious usurper.

For the first time in the series, control either one of these protagonists in an effort to quell an evil threat. Use their unique stealth abilities and decide whether you want to go guns blazing, pacifistic or neutral.

It’s one of the finest stealth games ever made and it has a playscore of 8.83

8. Yakuza 0

With Song Of Life taking center stage in the Yakuza lore, Zero had the highest playscore we have so far. Find out the birth of the Yakuza in this brutal prequel of the popular series from SEGA. Uncover the origins of Japan’s most powerful underground syndicate and follow Kiryu and Majima’s story in the middle of a clan war.

Set in the ’80s, it brings a whole new feel to classic open-world Japan. In this mix of arcade-style action, explore the city when you’re not busy using your fists. Play some Karaoke, or dance around the city’s neon lights.

It’s a bold experience inside the Japanese underworld and it has a playscore of 8.85

7. Rise Of The Tomb Raider: 20th Anniversary Edition

Sure, the movie may have flopped hard. But that’s a given when it comes to Game to movie adaptations. Rise Of The Tomb Raider is an exceptional example of video game bravado when it comes to cinematic design.

This sequel to Crystal Dynamics’ action-adventure reboot of the famed Lara Croft is filled with danger and deceit. A terror organization rises from the shadows and it's a race against time for Lara and her friends. Uncover an ancient secret that could alter the world forever.

Filled with jam-packed action sequences, beautiful gunfights, improved gameplay, and gorgeous visuals, it’s the best Tomb Raider game yet with a playscore of 8.93

6. Uncharted: Lost Legacy

This standalone Uncharted entry after A Thief’s End signifies the blooming future of the franchise. Nathan Drake may have ended his spelunking days, but that doesn’t mean the Uncharted is over for good. Naughty Dog's Lost Legacy features two of the most prominent female characters in the game: Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross.

Together they embark on a globetrotting adventure that leads them to legendary artifacts and secret societies. It was heavily praised for its gameplay design staying true to the series, and solid chemistry between main characters.

It has a playscore of 8.94

5. Moss

An unlikely entry on our list. Polyarc’s action-adventure slash puzzle game uses the PlayStation VR to create an immersive experience into its dynamic world. Control a brave young mouse named Quill as she slowly fulfills her dreams to explore a magical forest. After finding a mysterious Glass Relic, things go topsy turvy.

In this epic journey, guide her as she solves challenging puzzles and battling enemies using the PlayStation VR. Travel to fantastic places and physically interact with its interactive and tactile world. It’s not just a regular VR game, it features a heartfelt story and offers rich tales about myth and magic.

It has a playscore of 8.96


This PlayStation 2 classic gets to shine on the PlayStation 4 with better visuals and improved controls. CAPCOM’s beautiful action-adventure gets a remake. Play as the legendary Okami, Amaterasu, in the form of a dog and weave through Japan’s magical and tainted lands.

By using the DualShock 4 controller, players can control Amaterasu’s magical paintbrush to recreate beauty in its evil lands and fend of Japanese demons. Defeat the eight-headed demon Orochi and save the world of Nippon.

It has a playscore of 9.08

3. Shadow Of The Colossus

A glorious remaster of the famed PlayStation 2 classic. Team Ico’s second game of the trilogy stood the test of time. With this remaster by Bluepoint Games, the world has never been more beautiful yet somber. Follow a brave knight and his horse trying to save his beloved from a mysterious disease. In turn, he has to take down 13 magnificent colossi.

Just like the original, engage in epic battles with the powerful beasts of the land. Find their weakness and strike them at their lower point. This version also offers a ton of new content aside from its visual polish.

It has a playscore of 9.21

2. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

The second and the highest-rated Uncharted game from Naughty Dog. Before he waved goodbye to his life of adventure, they went on a grand quest to find a legendary pirate treasure. A Thief’s End showcases Nathan Drake’s personal side and the consequences of his actions.

Travel around the world with your buddies and solve the mystery about the greatest pirate treasure of all time. Considered as the biggest entry of the series, experience high-octane action set pieces and iconic moments Naughty Dog has ever offered.

It’s praised for its story, visuals, and satisfying combat. It has a playscore of 9.45

1. God of War

Move along, boy. Kratos’ latest adventure takes him to Nordic Realms. After a long and agonizing wait, Sony’s violent poster boy tones down his brutal side in the hopes of being a good father. For the first time in the series, combat is completely reworked. Kratos no longer wields the iconic blades, this time, the Leviathan Axe will tear down the Nine Realms like an oak tree. With an improved over the shoulder camera, combat feels hands-on.

Together with Atreus, they go on a perilous quest that tests their personal strength and weaknesses that could change their lives forever. It’s the most mature God of War game yet, and we’re surprised we finally cared about Kratos without all the shouting.

Thank god for Sony Exclusives. It has a playscore of 9.55