Ghost of Tsushima is Sucker Punch’s latest game which was released exclusively on the Playstation 4.
After being in development for years, the game did many things right, especially its environment.
Ghost of Tsushima has one of the best game environments among all open world games to date, and visually, it looks stunning.
This samurai open world game may not have the best graphics but the art-style was done in a way that made it look much better than it actually is.
If you’ve finished playing it, here are five games like Ghost of Tsushima to try as alternatives.
1. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
First on the list if Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, which is the biggest open world game in the franchise so far, pending Valhalla.
While playing Ghost of Tsushima, some parts of it reminded me of Odyssey almost instantly, especially the way you travel and loot items.
Odyssey is an open world game that is based on the era where Athens and Sparta were still at war with one another.
You can choose to play either as Alexios (male) or Kassandra (female) but the story remains the same. It’s mostly the voice acting that’s different.
Like most open world RPGs, you have to craft items, level up, get better skills and so on as you progress.
The game is extremely long with most players being able to put over 100 hours into it, but the downside is, the side quests are similar to one another.
If you love huge open world maps that are rather beautiful, then it’s a game worth considering.
2. Red Dead Redemption 2
Instead of samurais like in Ghost of Tsushima, Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2) is a western-themed game.
It’s like an open world Wild Wild West game which comes with really good storytelling and voice acting.
Developed by Rockstar, RDR2 is one of their finest games so far, with some of the most interesting open world maps.
You’ll come across plenty of easter eggs and paranormal encounters throughout the map, which gives it much bigger depth compared to other open worlds.
The main story and side stories are all designed beautifully in a way you don’t feel like they’re redundant or repetitive.
It’s one of the best games ever made in my opinion.
3. Nioh 2
Ghost of Tsushima is also compared to Nioh a lot, as they’re both Japanese-themed games.
Nioh 2 is an action RPG game but it’s different from Tsushima as it’s not a truly open world game.
While Ghost of Tsushima is based on a true event in the past (with fictional adjustments), Nioh is a game where you fight demons.
So it has its own fantasy elements to it.
You play as Hide (a half yokai) who is also known as a shiftling. The main goal is to kill demons.
It’s sort of like a Japanese version of Bloodborne or Dark Souls.
4. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Another alternative to Ghost of Tsushima is Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
Unlike Tsushima, Sekiro is not an open world game, but an action adventure game.
It is set in the Sengoku era (like in Nioh) and you play as a shinobi (mercenary) named Wolf.
This game is usually compared to Dark Souls and Bloodborne because of its difficulty in combat and also because it’s a FromSoftware game.
One wrong swing or failing to dodge and you might die on the spot.
In this game, you fight all kinds of enemies, including mythical ones like the giant serpent.
5. For Honor
For Honor is a Ubisoft game that can be played as a single player or even in multiplayer.
Unlike Tsushima, For Honor is not an open world game but is based on missions instead.
You can choose to play from three different factions, i.e. samurais, knights and vikings.
If you’re into combat games, especially between different types of warriors, then you should check out For Honor as an alternative.
In a nutshell
The list above is in no way exhaustive as there are plenty of other games like Ghost of Tsushima to try.
You can also look at games like Samurai Shodown, Witcher 3 and Assassin’s Creed Origins.