Scariest PS4 Horror Games
- Amnesia: Collection
- The Bunker
- Darkest Dungeon
- Claire: Extended Cut
- Blues and Bullets
- Days Gone
- Deadlight: Director's Cut
- Deep Ones
- Dying Light
- The Evil Within
- The Evil Within DLC
- The Evil Within 2
- Outlast Whistleblower DLC
- Among the Sleep
- Resident Evil HD: Remaster
- Home: A Unique Horror Adventure
- Silent Hills
- Alien Isolation
- Call of Cthulhu
- Danganronpa 1+2 Reload
- Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls
- Dark Arcana: The Carnival
- Dead by Daylight
- Dead Island 2
- Forgotten Memories
- Human Element
- Get Even
- Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
- HUNT: Horrors of the Gilded Age
- Until Dawn
- Killing Floor 2
- Let It Die
- Little Nightmares
- Lone Survivor: Director's Cut
- Neverending Nightmares
- Night Trap: 25th Anniversary Edition
- Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul
- Resident Evil Revelations 2
- Outlast 2
- The Forest
- The Order: 1886
- Resident Evil Revelations
- Slender: The Arrival
- How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition
- The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
- The Persistence
- Resident Evil VII
- We Happy Few
- The Walking Dead Season 3
- Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster
- Class 4
- Last Year
- Last Stitch Goodnight
- The Brookhaven Experiment
- The Walking Dead (Overkill Games)
- The Walking Dead: Michonne
- Ghost Theory
- The Book of Regrets
- Through the Woods
- The Inpatient
- Layers of Fear
- What Remains of Edith Finch
- The Hum: Abductions
- Dying Light: The Following
- Emily Wants To Play
- The Final Station
- Here They Lie
- Moons of Madness
- Friday the 13th: The Game
- Pathologic 2
- Remothered: Tortured Fathers
- Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut
- System Shock
- The Sexy Brutale
- The Coma: Recut
- The Council: Episode 1
- The Council: Episode 2
- The Rabbit Hole
- Uncanny Valley
- Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
- Victor Vran: Overkill Edition
- Weeping Doll
- White Night
- White Noise 2
- White Day: A Labyrinth Named School
- Yomawari: Midnight Shadows
Popular Horror Games
New Horror Games
Upcoming Horror Games
- Agony (March 30th, 2018)
- System Shock (Q2 2018)
- We Happy Few (Summer 2018)
- Moon's of Madness (Q2 2018)
- Vampyr (June 5, 2018)
- Visage (2018)
- Call of Cthulhu (2018)
- The Forest (2018)
- Remothered: Tormented Fathers (2018)
- Overkill's The Walking Dead (2018)
- Days Gone (2019)
You haven’t experienced true horror until you’ve played these PS4 horror games. That being said, you’re busy, and maybe you want this massive list narrowed down. For that, take a look at our Top 10 horror games for the ps4. Still not satisfied? Let’s take a look at those ten terrifying titles and see why they’re worth your time.
The Top 10 Horror Games on PS4
From the developers behind Dark Souls, come a Lovecraftian horror action game that brings their punishing difficulty to the forefront. Getting through this game is a feat in and of itself, but if you can, you'll be rewarded with some of the scariest bosses I've ever fought.
PlayStation Plus owners can download this horror classic for free in March 2018. If you haven't played it, or you're curious, be sure to check it out!
While this is a VR-only title, this was a game that really impressed me. It starts out pretty simple as you explore a house in VR, but things soon start to go awry. With a randomized scare system, you'll never know what is going to happen next outside of story moments.
Fans of the film will see plenty of nods to the lore, and horror game fans will find that VR horror is ten times worse than seeing it on a screen. The only reason this one doesn't rank higher is because of the odd control scheme and wonky tracking that can happen in the early parts of the game as you get everything figured out.
Once I was set up and familiar with the controls, Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul seriously terrified me in a way that only VR can.
Amnesia was the game that put indie horror on the map back in the day. This collection for the PS4 includes the excellent Amnesia: Dark Descent, and the decent sequel, a Machine for Pigs.
Both games are hallmarks of terror. The first game especially still gives me nightmares. They use a Lovecraftian style of horror that relies more on what you can't see than what you can. Fear of the unknown, after all, is the strongest of all.
The latest work from Frictional Games is an incredible combination of existential horror and their classic style of cat-and-mouse horror gameplay. As you explore the underwater facility you find yourself trapped in, the game will throw some truly terrifying enemies at you with no way to defend yourself.
What makes things worse (better?) is the story that quickly delves into themes of what it means to be alive. Some truly shocking setpieces and a few healthy twists in the story make this a horror game with teeth.
Until Dawn is a love letter to horror fans. It combines everything you would want from a horror game. Jump scares, supernatural elements, a slasher style story, a classic cast, it's all here. The graphics are nothing short of incredible and the way you can pick and choose how the story plays out, and who survives, makes this one of the best horror experiences on PS4.
If you've played this one, be sure to give the VR spin-off a try. It's a lot different, but as a rail shooter, it can be a great way to experience horror on VR for the first time.
Observer is a cyberpunk horror game from the developers who did Layers of Fear. This one is something special. While it has some technical issues on PS4 and PS4 Pro, those go to the wayside during the moments that truly count.
You play as a detective who can jack into the minds of suspects and interrogate them using their worst fears. Once you jack into the first mind and you experience the visual and audio assault that Observer has to offer, you'll forget all about those pesky technical issues and frame rate drops.
This game is unrelenting, visceral, and visually stunning. It gets your heart racing and it's not afraid to really push the boundaries of what you expect from a horror game. Be ready for this one, because it's going to take you on one hell of a trip.
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is psychological horror at its finest. This cinematic experience from Ninja Theory places you in the shoes of Senua who seeks to enter the Norse underworld in the hopes of saving the soul of her love.
Senua herself suffers from psychosis as a result of a trauma in her past. She hears voices, experiences hallucinations, and alll manner of other terrifying experiences. This game is intense, emotional, and downright horrifying at times.
Some of the imagery here is not for the faint of heart, and the depths of the underworld hold their own horrors as well. Combine that with the very real terror she feels as her mind attacks itself, and you have one of the scariest psychological horror games I can remember. '
Knowing that people in the real world suffer from these kinds of symptoms makes it all the more horrific. It's an excellent portrayal of such issues, and a creative masterpiece in its own right.
In Outlast, you play as a reporter following a tip from someone as he investigates a mental asylum. In Outlast 2, you're the survivor of a helicopter crash in the mountains, and your wife has been kidnapped by one of the cults that calls the vast stretch of forest home.
What follows is incredibly intense, horrific, gory, and pulse-pounding. You're never safe, and you're always on the run or hiding. I can seriously only handle this one in bursts.
Then you tack on the Whistleblower DLC for the first game, and you have the perfect horror package. This extra story takes place before the first game and adds even more unspeakable horror to the package.
You can also check out Outlast 2. While they're not related, the general feel and focus is the same, which is why they're grouped together here. You can buy all of them in a physical disc package called Outlast Trinity.
These games are not only incredibly violent, utterly horrifying, and really screwed up, but they will touch upon subjects and themes that many may find offensive. Go into this one with caution, and know that nothing is sacred in these games.
If you can look past some of the incredibly intense subject matter, the gameplay scares, and the atmosphere is second-to-none.
This one is special for a number of reasons. For starters, it's one of the best games based on the Alien franchise (which isn't hard to do, given the alternatives, but admirable nonetheless). On top of that, it's also one of the most terrifying "play as the prey" type of horror games I've ever encountered.
In this game, a series icon, known as a Xenomorph, stalks you on a derelict space station. Did I say stalk? I meant that it hunts you. This thing can hear you and it can come from any direction. On higher difficulties, it can even smell you!
If you can see it, it's probably too late for you. This game literally had me on the edge of my seat, and I had to play in bursts.
Resident Evil VII is exactly what the series needed to become relevant again. With a fresh new first-person perspective, a more personal storyline, and exquisite graphics, this is the definitive horror experience on PS4.
The Baker family makes for some truly terrifying villains, and the swamp setting offers some gritty and gruesome set pieces for you to enjoy. The storyline was tight and had some great pacing. It loses a little bit of its shimmer in the second half when it leans on the action, but the first chunk of the game is pure and concentrated terror.
The DLC options provide some great new scenarios as well. The main game, along with most of the DLC, is playable in VR as well! This is the best horror Capcom has done in years, and represents a culmination of all the best horror practices that games have developed over the years.
With new and exciting horror experiences coming down the pipeline, only time will tell where we go from here. One thing is certain: horror is alive and well on the PS4!
Which horror games terrify you the most? Let us know in the comments!
Article by - Bradley Ramsey
Updated - 9/12/17