PS5 & PS4 Games Like Sea Of Thieves

Exclusivity is a frequent annoyance for gamers that doesn’t seem to be dying down anytime soon. In fact, exclusive titles may be even more common during the ninth generation of home consoles than ever before, with Microsoft acquiring Bethesda and being in the process of acquiring Activision, while Sony announced that they had acquired Halo-creators Bungie earlier this year.

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One popular game that is eluding PlayStation owners at the moment is Rare’s Sea of ​​Thieves, which has only been released on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S thus far. The game offers an online open world where players can set sail on adventures and battle other players online. While there aren’t many carbon copies of Sea of ​​Thieves on PlayStation, there are a handful of great games that let players sail the seas or explore its depths.

Updated on July 29, 2022, by Jack Pursey:It seems as though PlayStation owners are finally going to get a game in the mold of Sea of ​​Thieves, as Ubisoft has recently announced Skull & Bones, which is expected to offer a similar style of gameplay. The game was rumored to be in development hell for many years, though it is now on course to release in late 2022.

To tide players over until Skull & Bones’ release, we’ve updated this list to add shine a spotlight on some more games like Sea of ​​Thieves on PS4 and PS5.

9 King Of Seas

King of Seas is the game that most closely resembles Sea of ​​Thieves on this list. The action RPG’s gameplay centers around completing quests, fighting other players and enormous monsters, and customizing ships. The game also forces players to think on their feet with hazardous weather conditions frequently occurring and tasks them with being business savvy by buying low and selling high between settlements.

King of Seas struggled to impress critics, exemplified by its 63 Metascore on PlayStation 4, but it’s still the best option available on PlayStation consoles for those wanting an experience that is as close to Sea of ​​Thieves as possible.

8 world of warships

World of Warships was originally released in September 2015 on PC and has since come to a wide range of systems, including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and iOS. The game was published by Wargaming, who are also responsible for World of Warplanes and the immensely popular World of Tanks.

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World of Warships differentiates itself from Sea of ​​Thieves with its modern warships and slow, tactical combat. The game also differentiates itself by being free-to-play, so it’s certainly worth giving the game a try.

7 Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag was originally released in October 2013 and took the iconic series in a new direction with its pirate theme, open seas, and naval combat. The shift in focus was initially divisive, though complaints were soon silenced when players got their hands on the game, and it was soon regarded as one of the franchise’s best entries.

Black Flag does a great job of engrossing players in its pirate world, with meticulously designed ports, sea shanties to pass the time, and plenty of treasure to find. In traditional Ubisoft fashion, the game’s map is filled with icons indicating quests and collectibles. This style of open-world gameplay has been a hot topic recently, particularly since the release of Elden Ring, which offers a vastly different approach to the genre.

Still, Black Flag is ready to offer many hours of entertainment for those who just want to sink their teeth into a world that can be casually explored and completed.

6 Subnautica

Subnautica has significant differences from Sea of ​​Thievesbut it’s one of the best ocean-themed games ever released, so it’s hard to look past it.

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Unknown Worlds Entertainment’s Subnautica wastes little time in getting started, as the game kicks off with the player crash landing on an alien planet. Players must then explore the alien ocean to find ways of surviving, with the ultimate aim being to return home. Subnautica‘s ocean is wonderfully well-designed, and there is plenty to do with bases to build, vehicles to construct, and ocean creatures to study. However, as players delve deeper into Planet 4546B’s ocean, they will soon realize that some creatures are better left alone.

Subnautica was a hit with fans and critics, exemplified by its 87 critic score and 8.6 user score on Metacritic. The game also collected a handful of awards, including PC Game of the Year at the Golden Joystick Awards 2018. Subnautica originally suffered from awful levels of texture pop-in that made the game completely unplayable for some, though this technical issue, among others, was fixed in May 2021 when the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch versions were released.

5 Abzu

Yew Subnautica sounds too scary, then Abzu may be a better bet. Abzu was developed by the aptly named Giant Squid Studios and lets players freely explore a visually stunning ocean. The game also features a mesmerizing soundtrack by Austin Wintory, who is best known to gamers for his work on the modern classic Journey.

Abzu was a hit with critics and received Metascores that ranged from 78 on PlayStation 4 to 83 on PC.

4 Maneater

When sharks appear in a video game, the chances are that they will be a dangerous enemy that needs to be avoided at all costs. Maneater flips the script, however, by putting players in control of a terrifying shark and letting them attack humans, fish, and much, much more.

Tripwire Interactive’s action RPG doesn’t take itself too seriously and can be genuinely hilarious at times. The game takes place in an open world that is great fun to just swim around and explore.

3 Windbound

5 Live Studios’ Windbound is a survival game that, like many games from the survival genre, kicks off with the players crashing on an island. It is then up to the players to explore the island and its surrounding sea, craft weapons and tools, and hunt the island’s dangerous wildlife. The gameplay is intertwined with an intriguing story that is full of mystery and encourages the players to search for answers.

Windbound only managed to reach a 64 score on Metacritic, though it has plenty of heart and is worth a try at a sale price.

2 StrandedDeep

StrandedDeep has a similar premise to Subantucia, as the game also begins with players crash landing into an ocean. However, StrandedDeep drops player’s into Earth’s Pacific Ocean, giving players a better sense of what dangers they may come up against. The game also differentiates itself from Subnautica with its procedurally generated world, which encourages repeat playthroughs and ensures that players won’t know the ocean layout prior to exploring it.

The player’s goal is initially the same as Subnautica; they must find ways to ensure their immediate survival while ultimately working towards an escape plan.

1 Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue was developed by E-Line Media and was first released exclusively on Apple Arcade in April 2020 before arriving on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One in the months and years that followed. The game is ideal for those wanting to learn about what lies below Earth’s waters, as Beyond Blue is an educational game that intends to teach players about ocean life.

Beyond Blue is somewhat reminiscent of the Nintendo Wii series Endless Oceanwith its gorgeous visuals and soothing soundtrack giving the game a dream-like element.

Sea of ​​Thieves is out now on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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