PS4 Horror Games

PS4 Horror Games

Scariest PS4 Horror Games

  1. 2DARK
  2. Agony
  3. Amnesia: Collection
  4. Assemblance
  5. The Bunker
  6. Darkest Dungeon
  7. Claire: Extended Cut
  8. Crawl
  9. Blues and Bullets
  10. Days Gone
  11. Deadlight: Director's Cut
  12. Deep Ones
  13. Detention
  14. Outlast
  15. DayZ
  16. Dying Light
  17. The Evil Within
  18. The Evil Within DLC
  19. The Evil Within 2
  20. H1Z1
  21. Outlast Whistleblower DLC
  22. Among the Sleep
  23. SOMA
  24. Resident Evil HD: Remaster
  25. Home: A Unique Horror Adventure
  26. Silent Hills
  27. Alien Isolation
  28. Call of Cthulhu
  29. Danganronpa 1+2 Reload
  30. Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls
  31. Dark Arcana: The Carnival
  32. Dead by Daylight
  33. Dead Island 2
  34. Doom
  35. ECHO
  36. Forgotten Memories
  37. Human Element
  38. Daylight
  39. Get Even
  40. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
  41. HeroCade
  42. HUNT: Horrors of the Gilded Age
  43. Kona
  44. Kodoku
  45. Until Dawn
  46. Grave
  47. Draugen
  48. Bloodborne
  49. Killing Floor 2
  50. Let It Die
  51. Little Nightmares
  52. Lone Survivor: Director's Cut
  53. Neverending Nightmares
  54. Night Trap: 25th Anniversary Edition
  55. Observer
  56. Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul
  57. Resident Evil Revelations 2
  58. Outlast 2
  59. Perception
  60. The Forest
  61. The Order: 1886
  62. Resident Evil Revelations
  63. Slender: The Arrival
  64. How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition
  65. Sylvio
  66. The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
  67. The Persistence
  68. Resident Evil VII
  69. We Happy Few
  70. The Walking Dead Season 3
  71. Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster
  72. Class 4
  73. Last Year
  74. Last Stitch Goodnight
  75. Pamela
  76. Routine
  77. The Brookhaven Experiment
  78. The Walking Dead (Overkill Games)
  79. The Walking Dead: Michonne
  80. Ghost Theory
  81. The Book of Regrets
  82. Through the Woods
  83. The Inpatient
  84. Layers of Fear
  85. What Remains of Edith Finch
  86. The Hum: Abductions
  87. Dollhouse
  88. Dying Light: The Following
  89. Emily Wants To Play
  90. The Final Station
  91. Here They Lie
  92. Kholat
  93. Moons of Madness
  94. Friday the 13th: The Game
  95. Pathologic 2
  96. Remothered: Tortured Fathers
  97. Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut
  98. System Shock
  99. Sundered
  100. The Sexy Brutale
  101. The Coma: Recut
  102. The Council: Episode 1
  103. The Council: Episode 2
  104. The Rabbit Hole
  105. Uncanny Valley
  106. Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
  107. Victor Vran: Overkill Edition
  108. Visage
  109. Weeping Doll
  110. White Night
  111. White Noise 2
  112. White Day: A Labyrinth Named School
  113. Yomawari: Midnight Shadows
  114. Zombi

PS4 Horror Games

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

10. Bloodborne

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!

9. Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul

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.

8. Amnesia: Collection

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.

6. Until Dawn

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.

5. Observer

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.

4. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

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.

3. The Outlast Series

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.

2. Alien Isolation

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.

1. Resident Evil VII

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

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beyond: two souls?

why is beyond: two souls not in this list?


Completely agree with SOMA on top.This game is very underrated, I think it is one of best games ever made! Very good chart, easy to see that someone who did it played the games.