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Games Like 'Uncharted' to Play Next

If you've finished the 'Uncharted' franchise, try these 10 other adventures, ranked by Metascore.

Jon Bitner
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Uncharted

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After four incredible mainline installments, Nathan Drake's treasure hunting career has come to an end. The Uncharted series is one of the most popular in the PlayStation catalog, as every entry offered bombastic set pieces, tight gunplay, and narratives that would have you laughing one moment and crying the next.

The series went out with a bang, as Uncharted 4: A Thief's End garnered universal acclaim with a 93 Metascore. Not only did it make full use of the PlayStation 4's processing power, but also, it somehow managed to both dive deeper into who Nathan is and give him an ending that lived up to nearly 10 years of anticipation.

Emotional characters and eye-catching graphics are only half of Uncharted's winning formula. The other half is engaging gameplay that bundles platforming and puzzle-solving with tense shootouts and adrenaline-pumping chase sequences. Whether you're playing the original Drake's Fortune or A Thief's End, there's always something new right around the corner, making it difficult to put down the controller.

At some point, however, your time as Nathan will come to an end. There's probably close to 100 hours of exploration across the series (and its spin-offs), but Naughty Dog has kept quiet about a potential Uncharted 5. You could always check out the recent Uncharted movie — although its lackluster reviews could leave you wishing for more. If that's the case, there are plenty of adventure games that'll help you relive the glory days of exploring as Nathan Drake.

Here are 10 games like Uncharted to play next, listed by Metascore.


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The Last of Us Part II

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The Last of Us Part II (PS4)

Metascore: 93
Best for: Fans of realistic characters and emotional storylines
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Coming from the same studio that developed Uncharted, it shouldn't be a surprise that The Last of Us Part II is another emotional rollercoaster and technical showcase. Arguably one of the best-looking games on PlayStation 4, the game continues the tale of Joel and Ellie — with players this time stepping into the shoes of the latter. You'll follow a story worthy of the big screen, as Ellie fights for survival in an apocalyptic world filled with hordes of infected enemies and hostile humans. It's less over-the-top than Uncharted, but the grounded story told by The Last of Us Part II is among the best in gaming.

"A masterful swansong for the PlayStation 4, and arguably the finest, most accomplished project Naughty Dog has ever embarked on." — Trusted Reviews


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Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

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Prince of Persia: Sands of Time (PS2)

Metascore: 92
Best for: Fans of puzzle platforming and stunning level design
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Also available on: PC, PS3

It's finally starting to show its age (after first being released in 2003), but Sands of Time stands as a master class in level design. You'll take control of the eponymous prince after he's discovered a magical dagger that can control time. It's a useful tool, as it'll let you rewind the action if you make a mistake or miss a ledge while platforming. A nuanced story and fun combat take a backseat to puzzle-solving, as you'll be clambering up vertical levels as you manipulate levers, activate old machinery, and slowly help restore the land to its former glory.

"Featuring some of the most elaborate and astonishing art work and animation the videogame industry has ever seen, POP definitively raises the bar on visual presentation." — Electric Playground


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Horizon Forbidden West

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Horizon Forbidden West (PS5)

Metascore: 88
Best for: Anyone seeking another incredible narrative
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Also available on: PS4

Horizon Forbidden West isn't just the best-looking game on this list — it might be the best-looking game ever made. Exploring its snowy mountains, sprawling plains, and dilapidated ruins is reason enough to continue Aloy's journey, but you'll also find an emotional and compelling narrative that's the driving force of all the action. Like Uncharted, Forbidden West relies heavily on parkour and fluid traversal mechanics, letting you scale rocky cliffs or zip through an underground cavern with ease. Combat is surprisingly fast paced, although the key to victory is setting up traps and analyzing your opponents for a weak spot, before diving in and tearing them apart with your deep arsenal of weapons.

"A masterpiece. The foundation that Horizon Zero Dawn has laid is improved in every way, whether it's gameplay or story." — PSX Brasil


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Rise of the Tomb Raider

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Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration (PS4)

Metascore: 88
Best for: Fans seeking another globe-trotting adventure
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Also available on: PC, XB1

Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration is a re-release of Rise of the Tomb Raider, adding new content such an explorable Croft Manor and a zombie-survival mode. You'll also get access to the Season Pass — which builds upon the main campaign and gives you several hours of new gameplay to fight through. At its core, Rise of the Tomb Raider is an action-adventure game. It follows Lara as she delves into sprawling tombs and treks across the globe to unravel a supernatural mystery. It's moment-to-moment gameplay is very similar to Uncharted, although it's overall tone and story is a bit more mature.

"A joyous occasion that properly commemorates the evolution of Lara Croft and her franchise." — Hardcore Gamer


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Batman: Arkham Knight

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Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4)

Metascore: 87
Best for: Fans of visceral, melee combat
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Also available on: PC, XB1

Batman: Arkham Knight brings a trilogy to an end. Aside from the grimy setting of Gotham and a laundry list of supervillains, Arkham Knight stands out due to its fluid combat system. Batman can quickly jump between targets, letting you land a few punches on one enemy before cartwheeling away and roundhouse kicking another. If you ever get overwhelmed, a bunch of gadgets make it easy to escape to safety and reset for another encounter. Throw in the ability to cruise around in the Batmobile or freely explore Gotham's skyline, and you have a title that perfectly captures the spirit of the Caped Crusader.

"Graphically astounding, narratively compelling, and featuring two utility belts full of new gadgets. This is bat-time very, very well spent." — PlayStation Official Magazine Australia


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Sunset Overdrive

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Sunset Overdrive (XB1)

Metascore: 81
Best for: Those looking for colorful, over-the-top action
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Sunset Overdrive is an overzealous action game that sold just over 1 million copies, so the game is unlikely to ever see a sequel — despite its generally favorable Metascore. Developed by the same studio behind hits such as inFamous and Spider-Man, Sunset Overdrive is a third-person action game with an emphasis on freedom combat and smooth movement systems. You'll grind along rails, bounce off trampolines, and take aim at hordes of enemies with an arsenal filled with explosive weapons. The arcade-like gameplay is radically different from Uncharted, but its fun-loving spirit and gorgeous environments make it an easy recommendation for fans of the series.

"Insomniac Games have just given a masterclass in taking a tried and tested game genre and making it feel fresh and fun." — CalmDownTom


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Assassin's Creed Valhalla

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla (PS4)

Metascore: 80
Best for: Parkour fans and history buffs
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Also available on: PC, PS5, Stadia, XB1, XBX

Valhalla is the latest game to bear the Assassin's Creed moniker, and it doesn't veer too far from its predecessors. It follows Eivor, a Viking warrior that sets out to establish a new settlement in England. You'll be stumbling across rooftops, sneaking up on opponents, and riding around on horseback through the stunning (and swampy) English countryside. A brutal melee combat system is augmented by a deep web of upgradable and unlockable skills, letting you hone your character to your playstyle. The long-running Assassin's storyline takes a bit of a backseat for this installment, but no doubt there's enough other content to keep you busy for hours on end.

"Valhalla plays well, doesn't solely rely on grinding to pad out its runtime and offers a world that's genuinely amazing to look at." — PlaySense


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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (PS5)

Metascore: 80
Best for: Fans of award-winning narratives
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Also available on: PC, PS4, Switch, XB1, XBX

Unlike another Eidos Montreal game (Marvel's Avengers), Guardians of the Galaxy managed to live up to the hype. All the characters from the comics and movies are here, although they're voiced by different actors and given a style unique to the game. A compelling story is what sets Guardians of the Galaxy apart from other titles in the genre, as its emotional and humorous story managed to win over both critics and consumers — not to mention a trophy during The Game Awards 2021. Its action gameplay is a bit stilted, but that's easy to shrug off when everything else is so engrossing.

"Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy surprises with a remarkable, true and emotional story with excellent performances, all in a unique graphic style." — IGN Portugal


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Mirror's Edge

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Mirror's Edge (XB360)

Metascore: 79
Best for: Fans of intense chase sequences
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Also available on: PC, PS3

Mirror's Edge was an innovative title when it launched 2008, eschewing traditional combat for a slick movement system and stylized graphics. Instead of being the aggressor, you'll often find yourself on the run — sliding under pipes, grappling up ledges, or jumping between buildings. Combat it still present, but it's a much smaller part of the experience than most players are used to. You'll play as a courier that delivers messages while avoiding capture from the authorities, and each level slowly increases the difficulty to keep your adrenaline flowing. The game has aged incredibly well, thanks to timeless, stylized graphics that are built more around color and geometry than realism and resolution.

"Mirror's Edge is a singular and incredibly compelling experience. If you're looking to try something that's genuinely new… you really owe it to yourself to play this." — Wired


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Dying Light 2: Stay Human

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Dying Light 2: Stay Human (PS5)

Metascore: 76
Best for: Fans of dropkicking zombies off skyscrapers
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Also available on: PC, PS4, XB1, XBX

It was hit with a few delays but Dying Light 2 eventually released at the beginning of 2022. The sequel closely follows the format of the original (Dying Light), giving you an undead playground to explore along with plenty of tools to dispatch anything that gets in your way. Parkour is once again at the heart of the experience. You'll be deftly maneuvering through building and up to rooftops, before paragliding to safety — or catapulting enemies to the ground below. The story leaves a bit to be desired, but fun combat and an innovative movement engine keep the experience enjoyable until the credits roll.

"A sequel of epic proportions. Everything fans loved about the original title is still very much present, but now with a bigger story, new features, and a vast open-world." — DualShockers