What are the best PS4 exploration games?

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    Are you having a bad day or just need to get away from your stressful life? Play this game. You'll be relaxed in an aquatic environment with zen spots distributed along the adventure.


    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One


    Richard Hall
    Written on July 23, 2018
    "This game is literally so beautifully made. I've always been afraid od the ocean because there's so much we don't know about it, for all we know there could be a sea monster waiting to swallow us whole while we're swimming. This game, though. it's so beautiful it's making me want to live underwater. It has little gameplay, so you can really focus on exploring and just basking in the glory of it all. The music is wonderful too! "
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    Journey is an adventure video game developed by thatgamecompany and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. This multi-award winning game was first released in 2012 for the PS3, and was later re-released in 2015 for the PS4.


    PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3


    Ann Zhao
    Written on July 23, 2018
    "It's been a few years since this game was released, but I still think it's the best game I've ever played. It's a short game where you do little else other than travel to a destination, but the beauty of it will just blow you away. The graphics are insane and really detailed. I dawdled a lot while playing it because I wanted to delay it as much as I could, just so I could explore the places as much as I cou;d"
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    #3Gone Home

    Gone Home
    Discover the mystery for yourself in Gone Home, a first-person story exploration video game in development by The Fullbright Company.

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One


    Enrique Beltrán
    Written on July 23, 2018
    "I think what makes Gone Home really really really great is its authenticity. You don't even go past the house, you explore it for the whole game, and everything that you unearth is as real as it gets. The house is lived in, with all the skeletons in the closet and quirks that a real family home has. I had fun uncovering the family's backstory by snooping."
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    #4What Remains of Edith Finch

    What Remains of Edith Finch

    What Remains of Edith Finch is an Indie adventure game developed by Giant Sparrow. In the role of Edith, you’ll explore the colossal Finch house, searching for stories as she explores her family history and tries to figure out why she's the last one in her family left alive.


    PlayStation 4, Xbox One , Windows


    Trisha Khan
    Written on July 23, 2018
    "What remains of edith finch is a completely immersive game. i found myself completely sucked into the story of the finch family for the couple of hours it took me to explore the house and complete the game. it's such an emotional game in such a small package. I admit to tearing up a couple of times here and there... 😅"
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    #5The Long Dark

    The Long Dark
    The Long Dark is an open-world exploration-survival experience that challenges solo players to think for themselves as they walk through an expansive frozen wilderness in the aftermath of a geomagnetic disaster. 

    Windows, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4


    Keith Johnston
    Written on July 23, 2018
    "Played this game twice so I could finish it in both modes. Wintermute was awesome because it did give you direction and it felt like I was actually going somehwere in the game, but it was the sandbox mode that really got me hooked. It's basically an open world game where the only goal is to surviuve as lojng as possible in a frozen wildreness."
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    #6The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

    The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
    The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is an indie first-person mystery game. You're Paul Prospero, a detective who receives a disturbing letter from Ethan Carter who has vanished in the wake of a brutal murder. 

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One


    Gregorio Garduño
    Written on July 23, 2018
    "great game if you're into murder mysteries! extremely challenging, u have to really explore the place to get the clues u need to advance in the game"
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    #7No Man's Sky

    No Man's Sky
    Inspired by the adventure and imagination that we love from classic science-fiction. In No Man's Sky you can explore and survive in a procedurally generated universe with 18.4 quintillion planets.

    Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4


    Lu Zheng
    Written on July 23, 2018
    "no man's sky was a bit of a disappointment when it came out... after all the hype from the trailers, it was early enough in the game when everyone realized that the developers really oversold it. it's still a great game, with bajillions of possible planets to explore, but the fact that so much more was promised and all we got was this really was a big letdown for me"
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    Terraria is a 2D action-adventure sandbox game with the objective of digging, exploring, fighting, and building. Developed and published by Re-Logic, this game is available to play on Windows, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Android, and iOS.


    Windows, PlayStation 4, iOS, Xbox One, Mac, Android, Kindle Fire


    Ayaan Rathore
    Written on July 23, 2018
    "In this world of ultrarealistic game graphics, it's fun to pull back and play 2D games every once in a while. Terraria is like Minecraft's smaller, more viscious cousin. It's basically minecraft, but in 2D and with more bad guys."


Best What are the best PS4 exploration games
1ABZÛGames 16 Paid
2JourneyGames 13 Paid
3Gone HomeGames 11 Paid
4What Remains of Edith FinchGames 10 Paid
5The Long DarkGames 7 Paid
6The Vanishing of Ethan CarterGames 6 Paid
7No Man's SkyGames 1 Paid
8TerrariaGames 1 Paid

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