Games like Ghost of Tsushima put a focus on beautiful, wide settings with challenging, high-impact combat.. In Ghost of Tsushima, Sucker Punch provided a stunning farewell to the PS4 generation. The following list of ten games like Ghost of Tsushima is a great resource for those who do not own a PlayStation 4 or who are seeking for something new to play now that they’ve finished the game.
Prioritizing open-worlds, expansive level design, intuitive fighting systems, and engaging characters has been a major focus of ours. On our list of the 10 games like Ghost of Tsushima you should play right now, we think you’ll find plenty of that and so much more.
1. Horizon Zero Dawn
Horizon Forbidden West is Guerrilla Games’ best game to date. One of the best open-world games on the PS5 and an amazing follow-up to Horizon Zero Dawn, which came out in 2017. In particular, if you appreciate the concept of seeing huge robo-dinos on every horizon, you’ll love Forbidden West if you enjoyed being able to spend time exploring a gorgeous, wide space in Ghost of Tsushima. A hundred hours of mystery and thrilling action await you in Aloy’s latest quest, so don’t hesitate to dive right in.
2. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Ghost of Tsushima has much of its appeal because you play as a Samurai, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an excellent follow-up. Even while Sekiro has a different style of play, the game’s emphasis on blocking and striking at the right moments is reminiscent of Tsushima’s standoffs. While Tsushima was gorgeous and thrilling, Sekiro is much better because of the danger and precision required to pull off its takedowns, which make them even more rewarding than Tsushima’s. As long as you’re prepared for Sekiro’s extremely high difficulty, this isn’t for people who lack patience.
3. Batman: Arkham Knight
Tsushima and Batman share more than just an open universe; they also have a strong sense of conflict. Your character is surrounded, but he takes care of business methodically, which reminds me a lot of the fighting technique popularized by the Arkham series. Side quests in both games can take you all around the world. If we’re being honest, Batman is a bit of a samurai in his own way, even if some of what’s out there feels like filler. Tsushima’s obsession on his hero and his inability to handle things on his own is something that the entire Arkham series, even Arkham Asylum, shares with Tsushima. While Jin forms a team to help him, Batman sometimes receives assistance from Robin, Catwoman, and Nightwing.
4. Infamous: Second Son
Yes, it’s a little unfair to include yet another Sucker Punch game on our list, but it does serve as evidence that the company should wrap up the console cycle in the same way that it began it. Superpowered romp around Seattle still has enjoyable movement and snappy combat to keep things fresh. If you’ve previously done this a few times in other games, the side activities can be a touch tedious. As a whole, Second Son was a good example of how open-world games can benefit from even the comparably limited territory of a city in terms of gameplay.
5. Marvel’s Spider-Man
New York City in the form of a virtual cityscape by Insomniac is the best way to spend a few hours. Marvel’s Spider-Man is a quick and fluid action game that captures the essence of both the MCU movie universe and the comic books from which the character was formed. Playing this game is a ton of fun since you can go wherever you want and do whatever you want. Spider-Man will transport you into a world that you’ll want to spend time in, even if you’ve already cleared the map.
6. Red Dead Redemption 2
Ancient Japan is a place that a lot of people find fascinating. For those interested in a more authentic representation of life as a cowboy in the Wild West, Red Dead Redemption 2 is the most accurate sim to yet. From horse care to personal hygiene, there is a lot to keep an eye on, and while some of it can feel like busywork, the level of attention to detail is astonishing. This also applies to environmental issues. Deadeye remains the best standoff mechanism employing guns for games that wish to stand out. Red Dead Redemption 2’s story, aside from the firearms and cowboy hats, is incredibly compelling and perfectly captures the spirit of a Wild West saga.
7. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
While the gameplay in Ghost of Tsushima is an enhancement over previous Assassin’s Creed games, the stunning environment of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey wins the top rank. If you’re looking for a compelling plot, you’ll find it here, but you won’t be able to find anyone who isn’t immediately sucked into the game’s stunning visuals. It doesn’t matter if you’re on a beach or a mountain; you just want to see and climb everything. Assassin’s Creed is known for transporting its players to exotic locales all over the world. Tsushima has taken the title of first assassin in an open-world Japan, which many of us had hoped for.
8. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Even though Mordor isn’t an aesthetically pleasing place, it might at times feel like a kid’s playground to Talion, the ranger who patrols it. When Talion’s family is killed by orks in a ritual summoning, he becomes one with the ghost known as Celebrimbor, the smith who created the One Ring. After this, Talion resolves to take his revenge on the orcs by killing a bunch of them. With new skills, taking out weaker orcs becomes a ballet reminiscent of Jin’s standoff takedowns in Shadow of Mordor. However, you’ll always have to worry about powerful orc captains putting you in your place if you get too smug. Because of the Nemesis system, they remember you and raise their defenses if you employ a certain attack too frequently. For those who prefer Tsushima-like combat and tons of side content, this is the place for you.
9. Yakuza 0
In spite of the fact that Yakuza 0 and the Yakuza series as a whole look like a strange choice for this list, the side quests are the greatest in the series. Yakuza 0 provides a goal for everyone, from rescuing a stranger from a marriage proposal to infiltrating a cult. Everything from Yakuza 6 onwards runs on Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio’s new engine, which looks stunning and invites you to stroll across modern-day Japan and take in all it has to offer.
10. Onimusha Warlords
One of the games that directly influenced Ghost of Tsushima was the first section of the Onimusha trilogy. Aside from the gaming mechanism, Onimusha’s Samanosuke Akechi and Jin have a lot in common. They both struggle through historical Japanese time periods, they both have strong female allies, and they both look like actors that originated in Japan. In spite of the previous argument, Akechi being the spitting likeness of the Japanese/Taiwanese heartthrob Takeshi Kaneshiro was an important move at the time. If you’re looking for an RPG that’s a little more linear and puzzle-oriented, Onimusha is a terrific choice. It also features a time-travel narrative, starring Jean Reno, in Onimusha 3. Just a heads up.
At Eurogamer, PLAY, PCGamer, and Edge Magazine Malindy is a freelance video game writer who has worked on design consultancy and localization projects. For this reason, she is always on the lookout for the latest game from the Land of the Rising Sun, being a native speaker of the language and all. Additionally, she appreciates narrative-based games and charming indies, and is always interested in learning about the business side of games.