Islands are great locations for video games because they offer many options and can be used to tell stories, play gameplay, and so much more. So if you have a PS4 and want some “island adventures”, we got some options for you.
#13 Path of Exile
Path of Exile is an action RPG title that best embodies the genre of action-RPG. You will play the role of someone who was exiled to a dangerous land and must now harness the power within you to take revenge. You’ll choose your class and then take on hordes of monsters as you explore the realm you are in, and get stronger over time.
It is not only known for its deep gameplay but also for its rich content. There have been so many expansions to the game that we are only now getting ready for Path of Exile 2. So don’t miss the chance to play this and see how it all started.
#12 Crysis Remastered
While very much ahead of its time, Crysis Remastered does its best to bring back the classic franchise to the modern era and improve a lot of what they couldn’t before.
The game has you take part in a mission on an island chain, but soon you find yourself fighting off an alien invasion. The nanosuit you wear is your only advantage in this game. You’ll be able to improve it to fit the playing style you want to have. It can be either a stealthy assassin or a complete destroyer of alien life.
Get to work!
What happens when an evening of laughter turns into a night filled with supernatural terrors? You’re about to find out when you play Oxenfree. You’ll play the role of Alex, a young woman who is having fun with her friends on an island. However, they accidentally open a portal to another dimension.
It is up to you to decide what happens next. How you communicate with people on the island (real and virtual) will impact your status. Your decisions will determine the course of the story, for better or worse.
With so many mysteries to unravel, and dangers to avoid…will you be able to make it out the way you came in?
#10 Fallout 4 Far Harbor
Fallout is a game where you must expect the unexpected. And in Fallout 4 Far Harbor, you’ll find that out the hard way. As part of a detective agency, you must leave Maine to search for a young girl suspected to be living in a colony.
When you reach the Far Harbor, you’ll find that the place is much more feral due to the radiation that is flooding the area.
But in the midst of that is a potential civil war between three groups, and it’s your job to help keep the peace all the while completing your mission.
#9 Dead Island Definitive Edition
The Dead Island Definitive Edition is one that many fans would likely agree is the best version of the game just because of all the improvements they made to the title over time (it was a bit rough when it first came out…yet we’re still eager for 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 been now stuck on an island full of zombies, oops.
Whether alone or in Co-Op, you’ll need to fight your way through the horde in order to make it out alive! You think you are capable of doing that?
#8 The Forest
You survived a flight accident and ended up in the middle of a forest. This should be a good thing for you, but it’s anything but. Because in The Forest you’ll have a day and night cycle that will push you to the limit in terms of survival.
In the daytime, you’ll have to go and scavenge around the forest looking for supplies and materials in order to survive.
However, the cannibal mutants will come seeking you at night from their caves. To survive until the morning, you must either fight them or make them disappear.
How long can you live in The Forest?
#7 Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
Crash Bandicoot, one of the major franchises that helped Playstation to be on the market (Spyro the Dragon being the second). People hoped for years that they would be able to either play them again or try them for the first time. The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy offers a modern update and a benefit for everyone.
You will also notice improvements in the quality of your life, such as camera and gameplay.
So if you’re looking for some nostalgia, the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is ready and waiting.
#6 The Witness
If you’re looking for something truly special in terms of “Island setting” then The Witness is one for you. Mainly because it’s as simple as it can be…for a puzzle game.
You wake up with no memory of who you are, on an island that is full of puzzles, and it’s your job to try and solve them all so you can figure out the truth and get off this hunk of rock. There are more than 500 of these items, each one unique so you’ll be tested.
However, you should not be patronized. You don’t have to be stuck on one puzzle. Find another. It takes a lot to complete them all.
#5 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Dragonborn DLC
While the Elder Scrolls franchise still awaits the arrival of its next main title it is now the right time to travel back to Skyrim to see what it has to offer. And as the The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Dragonborn DLC proves, it’s had a lot to offer from start to finish.
This is the final major addition to the game. Here you’ll find more power, fight new enemies and face the first Dragonborn on an island off Morrowind.
It might be the end, but it could be the spark that inspires you to continue your journey.
#4 Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
If we’re being honest here, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was very much the title that the franchise needed at the time. In the lead-up to III, things were going smoothly, but then things got too complicated, and many wondered whether the story was worth exploring.
As a result, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag put you in the Caribbean and set “just have fun being a pirate”, and guess what? Fans did!
They were able to command their ship, work alongside Blackbeard and follow their dreams as Edward Kenway.
Experience the title that made a big impact for years to come by playing Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
#3 Far Cry 3
Arguably the most iconic Far Cry title ever, Far Cry 3 puts you on an island with…well let’s just say some really crazy people and expects you to try and survive. All the while going through various psychodelic drugs, fighting off an army, and possibly being a part of a ritual that could 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 outlast all of those who come after you, including a certain woman who truly wants a lot from you.
If you think that the later Far Cry titles got a “little too big”, then jump back into Far Cry 3 and you’ll see why fans loved it so much.
#2 Tomb Raider 2013
There are lots of Tomb Raider video games. And some of them honestly aren’t the best, but when the Tomb Raider 2013 reboot came around, everything changed. Crystal Dynamics created a more realistic and grittier Lara Croft that everyone could control.
In this new timeline, Lara had to survive on an isolated island with all the threats she faced and her most basic skills. Lara had to rise up to save herself, and it’s quite challenge. So if you want to see the new way that her story began, you’d be wise to get this title.
#1 Ghost of Tsushima
This game is the best on this list. After all, Ghost of Tsushima is easily one of the best games made in the last few years, and was one of the “cappers” on the PS4 era.
The game places you as a samurai, who wants to protect an island against the Mongol invasion. You will be able to engage in great sword duels as well as showing off your true potential as a samurai.
As you go about the island, you’ll meet people that will further ingrain you to the world. You’ll be amazed at how the world changes before your eyes if you do their sidequests. Your people and the island need you, samurai. Are you ready to rise to the occasion?