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Honestly, islands are great settings for video games, offering a wide range of ways to go around and featuring stories, gameplay, and more. So if you have a PS4 and want some “island adventures”, we have some options for you.
#13 Path of exile
Path of Exile is a title that embraces the action RPG genre much better than almost anyone. You play as someone who was banished to a dark land and must now use the power that resides within you to rise up and claim revenge. You’ll choose your class and then face off against hordes of monsters as you explore the realm you’re in and get stronger over time.
The game is known not only for its depth in terms of gameplay, but also in terms of content. The game has had so many expansions that we are only NOW preparing for Path of Exile 2. So don’t miss your chance to play the game and see how it all started.
#12 Crysis Remastered
While it’s way ahead of its time, Crysis Remastered does its best to bring the classic franchise back into the modern age and improve a lot on what it couldn’t before.
In the game, you take part in a mission on a chain of islands, but soon find yourself fighting against an alien invasion. Your only ace in total is the nanosuit you’re wearing. You will be able to improve it to adapt it to the style of game that you want to have. Be it a stealthy assassin or a complete destroyer of all alien life.
Choose your path and your weapons and get to work.
#11 ox free
What happens when a night of fun turns into supernatural terror? You’re about to find out when you play Oxenfree. You play as young Alex, who is trying to have fun with her friends and her new stepbrother on an island when they accidentally open a rift to another dimension.
What happens next is entirely up to you. How you talk to everyone on the island (both real and beyond) will affect your status, and the decisions you make will guide the story for better or worse.
With so many mysteries to unravel and dangers to avoid… will you be able to get out the way you came in?
#10 Fallout 4 Far Harbor
When it comes to Fallout, you should always expect the unexpected when traveling somewhere new. And in Fallout 4 Far Harbor, you’ll find out the hard way. You are part of a detective agency and you must go away from the coast of Maine to search for a young woman who is apparently in a colony of synths.
When you get to Far Harbor, you will find that the place is much wilder due to the radiation that is flooding the area.
But in the midst of that is a possible civil war between three groups, and it’s your job to help keep the peace while you complete your mission.
#9 Dead Island Definitive Edition
The Dead Island Definitive Edition is one that many fans would probably agree is the best version of the game just because of all the improvements they’ve made to the title over time (it was a bit of a struggle when it first came out… but we’re still looking forward to a sequel that may never come…)
Anyway, in Dead Island Definitive Edition, you’ll play as someone who went to an island paradise, only to find out that they’ve now been trapped on an island full of zombies, oops!
Whether solo or in co-op, you’ll need to fight your way through the horde to make it out alive! Do you think you can do it?
#8 The Forest
You have survived a plane crash and ended up in a forest. This should be a good thing for you, but it’s just the opposite. Because in The Forest you will have a cycle of day and night that will take you to the limit in terms of survival.
During the day, you will have to go scavenging in the forest for supplies and materials to survive.
But then at night, cannibalistic mutants come out of their caves and come looking for you. You must fight them off or create ways for them not to reach you so you can hold out until morning comes.
How long will you survive in The Forest?
#7 Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
The Crash Bandicoot games were one of two major franchises that helped put Playstation on the map (Spyro the Dragon being the other, of course). And for a long time, people were waiting for the opportunity to play them again or try them for the first time. Enter Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, a modern update to the original three titles, and in a way that helps everyone.
Because it’s not just the graphics that have been improved, there are some quality of life changes that help you out in terms of gameplay, camera, and more.
So if you’re looking for a bit of nostalgia, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is ready and waiting.
#6 The Witness
If you are looking for something really special in terms of “island vibe”, The Witness is for you. Mainly because it’s as simple as it gets… for a puzzle game.
You wake up with no memory of who you are, on an island full of puzzles, and your job is to try to solve them all to discover the truth and get off this piece of rock. The only downside is that there are over 500 of these things, and each one is unique, so you’ll definitely be put to the test.
But not in a way that patronizes you. If you’re stuck on a puzzle, go find another one! What it takes to make them all.
The Elder Scrolls franchise is still awaiting the arrival of its next main title, so now might be the time to travel back to Skyrim and see everything it has to offer. And as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Dragonborn DLC, demonstrates, it has a lot going for it from start to finish.
With this being the latest major addition to the game, you will go to an island outside of Morrowind and learn more powers, fight new enemies, and have a chance to face the first Dragonborn.
This could be the end of one journey, but it could be the spark that ignites you to try and play through another.
#4 Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
If we’re being honest here, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was very much the title the franchise needed at the time. Because in the run-up to III, things were going well, but then they got too complicated and many wondered if the story was worth exploring further.
As a result, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag puts you in the Caribbean and states “just have fun being a pirate”, and guess what? The fans did it!
They were able to command their own ship, work with Blackbeard, and make their way as Edward Kenway.
Experience the title that made an impact for years to come by playing Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
#3 Far away 3
Possibly the most iconic Far Cry title ever, Far Cry 3 places you on an island with… well, let’s just say there are some really crazy people waiting for you to try and survive. All the time going through various psychedelic drugs, fighting an army, and possibly being part of a ritual that could either save the world or doom it… it’s a lot.
Survival is the name of the game here, and you’ll need to do your best to survive everyone who comes after you, including a certain woman who really wants a lot from you.
If you think the subsequent Far Cry titles are “a little too big”, go back to Far Cry 3 and you’ll see why fans loved it so much.
#2 Tomb Raider 2013
There are A LOT of Tomb Raider games out there, okay? And some of them, honestly, aren’t the best, but when the Tomb Raider 2013 reboot came around, everything changed. Created by the team at Crystal Dynamics, they created a more courageous and realistic Lara Croft for everyone to control.
Sure enough, in this new version of his timeline, he had to survive on an island with threats everywhere and his abilities at their most basic. Lara had to get up to save herself, and it’s quite a challenge. So if you want to see the new way she started her story, you’d be wise to get this title.
#1 Ghost of Tsushima
Can there really be another game at the top of this list than this one? After all, Ghost of Tsushima is easily one of the best games made in recent years and was one of the “cappers” in the PS4 era.
The game casts you as a samurai who is desperate to protect an island from the invading Mongols, and doing so will lead to some great sword fights as well as showing the kind of samurai you want to be.
As you travel around the island, you will meet people who will further root you in the world. Do his side quests and watch the world grow before you. Your people and the island need you, samurai. Will you rise to the occasion?