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The newest game on our list of best open world games on PS4 is also one of the best. Ghost of Tsushima, from Sucker Punch Productions, casts you in the role of Jin Sakai on a quest to reclaim the beautiful lands of Tsushima.

You can rush through the game’s story if you wish, but in doing so you’ll miss out on much of the joy of the game. Ghost of Tsushima feels most alive when you’re simply exploring its extraordinary world. You’ll encounter enemies to defeat in duels or intense swordfights; you’ll meet old and new friends who need your help; and, curiously, you’ll also come across wild foxes and birds who want to guide you to helpful points of interest.

Ghost of Tsushima‘s world may not be the most densely packed, but there’s something to be said for the majesty of the ancient Japanese countryside. It’s an absolute wonder to explore, and for that reason, it’s one of the best open world PS4 games. Plus, it’s just super cool to be a samurai.

Read our review of Ghost of Tsushima

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