10 Games like Uncharted For the Best Virtual Adventures

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Did you just complete one or all of Nathan Drake’s adventures and miss his adrenaline-spiking journeys? Uncharted games have the perfect blend of great storylines and immersive gameplay mechanics. Those are some of the many things that make the Uncharted series stand out in the action-adventure genre. In fact, not many games can make the constant jumping and running around so enjoyable.

While no other game can completely replicate Uncharted’s magic, we have compiled a few alternatives that offer a very similar experience in the action-adventure genre. Chime in as we explore the best games like Uncharted.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

If you loved Uncharted’s quests for riches and lost treasures, then Shadow of the Tomb Raider won’t disappoint you due to its very similar storyline. The uncanny similarities make you wonder if the developers exchanged notes while developing these games.

As a protagonist, Lara Croft is an extremely layered character who goes on yet another adventure to find a missing city in this Tomb Raider classic.

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The progression in Uncharted games is almost always outstanding, with a wonderful mix of flashbacks and modern missions. Shadow of the Tomb Raider is also one of the few games that nail this kind of storytelling. You get to play a young Lara Croft which helps you connect more with her character traits.

Apart from the story, the gameplay is also equally immersive and fun as its Uncharted counterparts. This third-person adventurous saga has everything from guns, bows, and melee combat sequences. Moreover, the game features a ton of fun puzzles that only elevate the overall gameplay experience.

Developer: Eidos-Montreal

Publisher: Square Enix Europe

Platforms: Windows, PS4, Xbox One, Linux, macOS

Release Date: September 14, 2018

Check it out on Steam.

The Last of Us Part II 

Whether it is the Uncharted or The Last of Us series, Naughty Dog productions always deliver visually stunning games. The Last of Us Part II is no different, as it features one of the most real-looking environments and characters.

You essentially play two protagonists, Abby and Ellie, during the different missions from the story. The way the story unfolds and reveals the ultimate truth about Abby’s actions is nothing less than a work of art.

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The gameplay is interactive and immersive, with excellent stealth elements and powerful enemies spread across the missions. Certain elements, such as climbing and jumping across obstacles and swinging from ropes, have a stark resemblance to the Uncharted games.

As in Uncharted, you can find different puzzles throughout the missions, though their tone differs. Compared to other Tomb Raider or Uncharted titles, the puzzles in this game are slightly easier.

Currently, the game is only available on PS4 and PS5, making it somewhat inaccessible to the larger gaming community.

Developer: Naughty Dog

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Release Date: June 19, 2020

Horizon: Forbidden West 

The Horizon series is another Sony masterpiece that offers the very best of gaming, both visually and plot-wise. Acclaimed by many as one of the best that PS5 can offer, Horizon: Forbidden West is one beast of a game.

Coming to its story, Horizon: Forbidden West is a sequel to its predecessor; Horizon: Zero Dawn. We recommend completing Zero Dawn before heading to Forbidden West for the best gameplay experience.

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As the story unfolds and Aloy’s character grows, you can connect with her better and gain a deeper understanding of her. As opposed to Zero Dawn, where Aloy grows up to become a mature woman, Forbidden West explores Aloy’s character development as she realizes that the planet is not the only thing that needs to be protected, but humans as well.

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Overall, the game is really fun, and Sony’s active involvement in the game’s development ensures you find similarities in the tone and gameplay to the Uncharted games.

Developer: Guerrilla Games

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Release Date: February 18, 2022

God Of War (2018)

God of War is another popular title under Sony’s name, and that’s the reason it is on our list. While the game is very different from Uncharted on most parameters, you somewhere find a similar tonality to the game design, which remains constant with all Sony titles. That’s precisely the reason why the top 4 games on this list are published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.

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Coming to the game, God of War is no exception when it comes to the visuals and realistic-looking graphic elements. You play the mighty Kratos as a protagonist, and the game does its best to add different layers to his character. Although he is a mighty warrior, the game isn’t all about violence. It is more about Kratos’ pursuit of becoming a calm, responsible, and forgiving father. Yes, the game also features Atreus, Kratos’ son, who accompanies him throughout his journey.

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The gameplay mechanics are amazing and add innovative elements such as magic attacks and mind-bending puzzles. Apart from that, you get the usual punching, dodging, kicking, and more, but they still feel immersive, thanks to the near-perfect in-game mechanics.

Developer: Santa Monica Studio

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Platforms: PS4 and Windows

Release Date: April 20, 2018

Just Cause 4

If you are in for a fun ride with some not-so-physics-abiding action, Just Cause 4 might just be your perfect Uncharted replacement. You won’t find Just Cause games to feature the best storylines or comprehensible premises, but they are fun to play and that’s their biggest USP.

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If you haven’t played the previous Just Cause games, be ready for a unique gameplay element; a grappling hook. Our protagonist, Rico Rodriguez, has this hook attached directly to his arm.

While a grappling hook might not seem the most attractive or dangerous utility, it sure comes in handy while jumping across massive gaps around mountains, cliffs, and everything else you can imagine. This time around, you can even attach the hooks to balloons, rocket boosters, and many more things.

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The campaign features a ton of different missions, including side quests and story missions. Talking about the gameplay experience, it is a rather easy-going game that mostly doesn’t require a lot of thinking. However, this doesn’t mean the game isn’t immersive, as you never feel monotonous even after hours of playing Just Cause 4.

Developer: Avalanche Studios

Publisher: Square Enix

Platforms: PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Windows

Release Date: December 4, 2018

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Although there have been many Assassin’s Creed launches after Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, it is this version of Assassin’s Creed with the most resemblance to Uncharted games. First up, both Nathan Drake and Edward Kenway, the protagonist of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, find themselves chasing hidden treasures.

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The game is set in the 18th-century Caribbean, with a lot of pirate action throughout the gameplay. The game looks brilliant, considering it was released in 2013 when technologies like Ray-Tracing and DLSS didn’t sprout onto the scene.

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As mentioned above, you play Edward Kenway, who is a renowned pirate who later fights the templars and the British Empire to unfold the story. While the story is well written, it is the naval combat sequences that steal the day. The game doesn’t compromise on the exploration front and allows you a huge open-world experience with beautiful Caribbean landscapes.

Developer: Ubisoft Montreal

Publisher: Ubisoft

Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Windows

Release Date: October 29, 2013

Far Cry 6

What other game could offer a more authentic action-adventure experience other than the latest Far Cry title? Far Cry 6 is where you play Dani Rojas, an orphan who initially has no interest in the Liberated movement on the island of Yara. However, things get complicated as the story progresses. Later on, Dani joins the rebellious army and conspires to dethrone Anton Castillo, Yara’s dictator.

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The visuals and the action-adventure nature of the game constantly remind you of Uncharted games, especially Uncharted: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: Lost Legacy.

Set on the beautiful-looking tropical island of Yara, Far Cry features a massive open world where different areas have unique traits. You get to experiment with a ton of weapons, and the weapon customizations in this game outperform many of its contemporaries.

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Moreover, the story never lets you down, as it features enough twists to keep you glued to your screens. The missions might feel a little repetitive, however, there are numerous fun side quests, such as killing zombie-like roosters and freeing the captured infrastructure.

Developer: Ubisoft Toronto

Publisher: Ubisoft

Platforms: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox X/S, Windows, Amazon Luna

Release Date: October 7, 2021

Quantum Break

If time travel and science fiction interest you, you will definitely like Quantum Break. The game looks stunning, considering it was released in 2016. Although it isn’t as popular as other mentions on this list, Quantum Break has everything to make it a memorable game.

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You play Jack Joyce as your protagonist, who has undergone a failed time-travel experiment. Though unsuccessful, Jack obtains a ton of intriguing time-bending powers from the experiment.

Quantum Break is essentially the journey of exploring these abilities and finding your way through different story missions.

The gameplay mechanics are the game’s USP, where everything from a conventional gunfight to melee attacks seems extraordinarily different, thanks to Jack’s time-bending powers. While the game is set in a modern, city-centric environment, it still reminds you of Uncharted games due to its interactive mechanics and excellent combat sequences.

The game becomes fun on another level, especially if you are a Quantum Break (TV show) fan already.

Developer: Remedy Entertainment

Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Platforms: Xbox One, Windows

Release Date: April 5, 2016

Check it out on Steam.

Ghost of Tsushima

We are back again with another Sony title in the form of Ghost of Tsushima, and we have a good reason for it. Apart from the stellar visuals, you will love the game if you are a fan of Japanese theme games set in a medieval fitting.

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At the center of everything is Jin Sakai, a skilled warrior who tries to defend his homeland from the Mongol invasion by General Khotun Khan. In fact, this invasion actually took place in Japan’s history, and the Mongols successfully invaded Japanese soil. However, Ghost of Tsushima allows you to turn history on its head and live in an alternate reality.

Coming to the gameplay, Ghost of Tsushima is set in third-person mode, just like the Uncharted games. The combat sequences are generally more layered and elaborative than the Uncharted games, featuring excellent sword fights. The sword fights are extremely fun as you need to both attack the enemy and defend their advances for victory.

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Set in an open-world environment, the game lets you explore a ton of hidden quests that add to the overall gameplay. Without a doubt, it’s one of the best samurai games on the PS4 available today. The visuals and explorative tone of Ghost of Tsushima make it a considerable choice if you are looking for a game like Uncharted.

Developer: Sucker Punch Productions

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Platform: PS4 and PS5

Release Date: July 17, 2020

Control: Ultimate Edition

Control is yet another science fiction title from the makers of Quantum Break; Remedy Entertainment. As with Quantum Break, the game follows an unconventional storyline that includes unique gameplay elements and a gripping narrative.

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You play Jesse Faden in this action-adventure classic, who heads the Federal Bureau of Control. Kinda like the FBI but for the time-bending enemies of the state; inexplicables. The story revolves around Jesse’s quest to neutralize the inexplicable, but the plot intensifies as you move forward in the story.

While the action set pieces and the environment do not completely match Uncharted’s theme, the fast-paced combat and interesting gameplay mechanics make it a perfect Uncharted replacement.

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The gameplay might come out as monotonous initially, but wait till you unlock more weapons and abilities. That’s when Control comes into its full glory and becomes a memorable sci-fi action-adventure game.

Developer: Remedy Entertainment

Publisher: 505 Games

Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Windows, Amazon Luna

Release Date: August 27, 2019

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Prince of Persia 2008
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You may try playing Prince of Persia (2008) if you somehow have a working PS3 or Windows XP/Vista PC lying around. It is a classic from its time with numerous similarities to the Uncharted games.

Conclusion

And that ends our compilation of games like Uncharted. The list features a ton of titles by Sony, as they are often the ones with the closest resemblance to the Uncharted games. Apart from these, games like Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Far Cry 6 are some must-tries from the list.

Next, take a look at some amazing adventure games for the PS5. You’ll find plenty of more options to choose from!

Samyak Goswami
Samyak Goswami
Samyak Goswami, a passionate gamer and skilled gaming content writer, indulges in the world of virtual adventures. With a penchant for tinkering with tech, he brings a unique blend of expertise and enthusiasm to the gaming website.

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