Whenever I see someone playing an adventure game, I don’t leave without playing too. Uncharted is that game series that we can’t stop playing. When Uncharted 3 ended, many of us were happy with the ending. We didn’t believe there could be another installment in this series. But, when Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End was released, we were wowed. It was the best installment so far, and we now know it can still get better. Uncharted is classified as an action-adventure game, but it focuses more on the adventure part. Most parts of this game focus on the story and puzzles like other adventure games. It also has interesting action plots characterized by the third-person shooter mode, open-world, and non-linear sandboxes. Although you may not be tired of Nathan Drake yet, you may want to see something similar, or even better. Here, we have 20 games like Uncharted you should try.
1. Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
Do you know what’s common between Assassin’s Creed and Uncharted? There’s a lot of treasure! Assassin’s Creed is set in an open-world game. You’re playing the character, Edward Kenway, a pirate and assassins on a voyage across seas. Black Flag is commonly referred to as the best game in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. The game features a lot of combat on the sea, assassinating actions, and adventurous times. If you’ve always admired pirates and are interested in being one, it’s time to get this game on your PC.
2. Tomb Raider
Anyone who has played both Tomb Rider and Uncharted will admit that these games are very similar in many areas. In both games, you get to explore vast worlds, fight enemies, search for treasures, and solve puzzles. When considered properly, Tomb Raider is just like an older version of Uncharted. In Tomb Raider, you are Lara, an archaeologist who has to finds herself on an island after her ship crashes in a storm. You have to fight the inhabitants of this island to survive. As a tomb raider, you have to explore tombs and solve puzzles to get out.
3. Quantum Break
Quantum Break is an action-adventure game that focuses on Jack Joyce, the character you will play. In this third-person shooter game, Jack gets into a fight with an old friend which ends up leaving him with time manipulation powers. You’re not the only one who can manipulate time in this game. The Monarch security guards, also known as Strikers, have suites that help them play with time. They are some of the enemies you will face when playing this game. There are different firearms at your disposal, including pistols, shotguns, carbine, and rifles. Like Uncharted, there are lots of puzzles for you to solve in Quantum Break.
4. Far Cry 4
Far Cry 4 is a first-person shooter video game set in a fictional country known as Kyrat. It is the fourth installment in the Far Cry series. The story focuses on Ajay Ghale, a young man who wants to fulfill his mother’s dying wish by going to the hometown, Kyrat. But when he gets there, everything is in chaos. He gets caught in a civil war in the country. A rebel group is trying to overthrow the dictator leader. You have to explore the country while protecting yourself from dangers that will come from all corners.
5. Prince of Persia
We all know Prince of Persia. Many of us have played it on our devices, from mobile phones to PS4s, and maybe our PCs. Prince of Persia is very similar to Uncharted. Various installments have been created, focusing on different stories of the Prince. Since Ubisoft acquired the game in 2003, the series has been rebooted twice. The latest installment, Prince of Persia: Escape, has various game modes and features. You can customize your protagonist with different outfits from the previous installments before going on adventures and fighting enemies.
6. Just Cause 4
Just Cause 4 is a new and exciting package that provides a fantastic gameplay experience. Just Cause 4 focuses more on the action experience. In this open-world game, you have a lot of weapons and different vehicles to choose from, and gear that will make you strong enough to face powerful enemies under various conditions. This game puts you in most dangerous situations such as extreme weather conditions including lightning storms and tornados. You’re to lead a rebellion and defeat a private military organization even as you explore a new world and learn all its secrets.
7. God of War
Another action-adventure game franchise you want to play today is God of War. This game started in 2005 and was released across various platforms. The first place I played it was on my mobile phone, even though some installments were already available for PC download. The game focuses on the story of Kratos, a warrior who killed his family members when he was deceived by the God of War, Ares. So, he goes on a path of vengeance against these gods. Many players have praised the games in this series, regarding them as the best action games of all time.
8. Darksiders 3
In Darksiders 3, you find yourself in a post-apocalyptic world. You are to play the role of Fury and go on a quest to take down the Seven Deadly Sins and their servants. Many have already failed on this mission, so you must succeed to restore a balance to the earth. Fury uses her magic and whip to fight enemies. You also have a variety of moves and abilities at your disposal. As you advance in the story, you also explore this open-world and uncover all its secrets. It took a while for the developers to release this game, but it met all our expectations.
9. Horizon Zero Dawn
In Hero Zero Dawn, the world is no longer owned and controlled by humans. Deadly machines have taken over the place. You’re taking over the character, Aloy, as she goes on a quest to unravel the mysteries of this new world. There are various human tribes in this game. Aloy, an outcast from her tribe, must fight rival tribes and strange machines using her superb fighting skills and tactical attacks as she explores this dangerous world. You must save the world from future damnation and help humans regain control.
10. The Last of Us
We’ve been going through several action-adventure games on this list, and this one is no different. The Last of Us was released in 2013 by Sony Entertainment. This horror game is played in a third-person perspective and is set in a post-apocalyptic world. You take control of Joel, a man who has to fight lots of dangerous creatures and mutated humans while escorting a young girl, Ellie, across the United States. In the game’s winter segment, you get to take control of Ellie. There are lots of weapons for you to use, ranging from handguns to shotguns, rifles, and even baseball bats. Whenever you get injured, there are health kits available for you to recharge your health. It has both single-player and multiplayer modes.
11. Watch Dogs 2
In Watch Dogs 2, you’re going to play the role of a hacker, Marcus Holloway. You have to team up with other brilliant and notorious hackers like yourself to carry out the biggest hack the world has ever experienced. This open-world game is full of so many opportunities. You’re going to take down an operating system used by criminals to steal from citizens. This game has an eye-tracking feature which helps to discover your enemies. It’s different, which makes it fun.
12. Broken Age
Broken Age is an adventure game. It is a little bit different from most of the games on this list. It is a point-and-click game. You can move players around the screen and examine your game environment. Also, you can communicate with non-player characters and switch between characters at any point in the game. You’re to gather inventories. Each character has different inventories. So, even when you switch characters, they keep their items to themselves.
Enslaved is set in post-apocalyptic America. It is an action-adventure game that won’t stop surprising you as you keep playing. The two main characters in this game are Trip and Monkey, slaves that managed to escape a slave ship using their unique abilities. These two escapees link up in such a way that if one of them dies, both of them do. You will play the role of Monkey, using strategy and combat skills to get both of you out of the ship.
14. Ratchet and Clank
Ratchet and Clank is an animated action-adventure video game. Two characters, Ratchet and Clank find a weapon that can take down their planet, Solana Galaxy. They team up with other heroes to save the planet. ‘Ratchet and Clank’ features several high-tech gadgets and weapons for taking down evil forces that threaten the galaxy.
15. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
This is game is a third-person action role-playing game set in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Legendarium. The events of this game occur between the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. You are playing the role of Taligon, a Black Gate Ranger watching over Mordor. Suddenly, you lose everything you have including your life. A mysterious spirit resurrects you and you decide to avenge yourself and all those you’ve lost. Your goal in this game is to take down all those who wronged you when you were alive. The story doesn’t feel too developed, but it has great combat and side missions.
‘Journey’ takes on the adventure aspect of Uncharted. You are in control of a robed figure traveling in a desert. You’re not the only one on this journey. You can meet other players along the way and help each other. But, you wouldn’t know their names or be able to communicate with them through speech or text. The only way you communicate is by music. This game has nice graphics that pull you deeper into it, letting you connect with the surroundings and even other players you meet along the way. It also has a single-player mode where you explore the world and solve puzzles on your own. Many have regarded it as one of the greatest video games of all time for the emotional experience it gives.
17. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
The Phantom Pain is set nine years after what happened in MGSV: Ground Heroes. You are part of the Metal Gear Solid Team, completing missions in this open-world game. This game has cutting-edge graphics, tactical gameplay, and storylines that will send your jaw flying apart. The open-world design gives you the freedom to approach missions in any way you want. It has gathered lots of positive reviews and is still played by millions of gamers worldwide.
18. Crysis 2
In Crysis 2, you have to protect New York City. This game focuses on the action part more than the adventure, but you’ll still have a very good time. Aliens are ravaging the city, and you’re the only one with the technology to stop them. Using your Armor, Nanosuit 2 Stealth, and unique abilities, combat these alien forces and save NYC. This game only has a singleplayer mode, so you can’t team up with anyone. You alone are the weapon.
19. Gears of War 4
Gears of War 4 is a third-person shooter game and the fifth installment in the Gears of War series. This action-adventure game has been praised greatly for its amazing visuals and combat. The story focuses mainly on J.D. Fenix, who deals with a major threat facing humanity along with his friends Delmont Walker and Kait Diaz. If you’ve played any of the previous installments of Gears of War, you’ll notice that several elements are brought back into this such as the Buzzkill and Dropshot weapon. In this game, it’s not always sunny. You could have heavy breezes and even category 3 windstorms that could disrupt weapon usage.
20. Batman: Arkham City
If you’ve watched any of the Batman movies, you’ll know that Arkham is the home for all madmen, gangsters, thugs, and even crime lords. You might have thought about how it feels to be in Batman’s shoes, to fight all these dangerous criminals. The game features people you already know including The Joker, The Riddler, Harley Quinn, Two-Face, Mr. Freeze, Catwoman, and The Penguin. In this intense world, you get to be the hero, protecting Gotham City from criminals. The game includes maps of The Joker’s Carnival, Wayne Manor, Iceberg Long, Black Mask, and the popular Batcave.