What are the best horror games on PS4? The good news (or the terrifying news for the scaredy-cats among you) is that the PlayStation 4 is home to a wealth of creepy releases. Horror is a theme that's really bounced back in a major way the last 10 years or so, and there's evidence everywhere — including a wide range of eerie experiences of all shapes and sizes.
The genre's big ticket franchises like The Last of Us and Resident Evil are thriving on PS4. While big budget horror games like Capcom's popular series are doing great, there's so much fantastic stuff to find elsewhere. The indie scene is rife with terrifying, atmospheric horror games; Inside springs to mind, but there's also Outlast, Little Nightmares, and Layers of Fear. Whether you enjoy narrative adventures like Until Dawn, something more action-packed like Days Gone, or intense, jump scare-filled nightmares like MADiSON, there's no shortage of horror on PS4.
One thing we do just want to note: if you can get your hands on a PS4 that still has the infamous PT installed on it, then it’s worth playing through. Konami released this demo for free a few years back in order to announce Hideo Kojima’s Silent Hills, but it was erased from the PlayStation Store after a very public fallout between the publisher and its legendary developer. Nevertheless, PT is without a doubt the scariest game on PS4, and it’s a shame we’ll never get to see what Kojima Productions had planned for the full game.
While PT is sadly off the table, there are still lots of great options for horror fans. In fact, we could use your help in finding the best horror games on PS4. This list relies entirely upon your input; the games that appear and in which order are dictated by your user ratings for each title. Using the search bar below, you can find some PS4 horror games and leave your ratings — doing so will impact the list directly.
Note: a game will need at least 30 ratings to appear on this page at all. Without further ado, here's our list of the best horror games on PS4 — chosen by you lot.
Compared to the excellent remake of Resident Evil 2 before it, Capcom's attempt to bring back PS1 classic Resident Evil 3 is a bit of a disappointment. It's very short and some content has been cut, but that's not enough to take away from what is still a pretty good Resident Evil experience. Playing as Jill Valentine, you'll try and escape Raccoon City yourself while Nemesis tails you, complete with all the puzzles, action, and horror elements you'd expect from the series.
Originally released episodically as a direct sequel to Nintendo 3DS game Resident Evil: Revelations, it’s probably fair to say that Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has largely been forgotten. But the game, starring Claire Redfield and Barry Burton’s daughter Moira has some high-points, including full co-op support. When playing solo, you’ll need to toggle between different characters to solve puzzles. There’s also a Raid Mode which features a bunch of combat gauntlets, all of which can be enjoyed with a friend locally and online.
11 years after the Xbox 360 original, PlayStation players finally get to experience what Alan Wake is all about. With better visuals and frame rates, the story of Alan Wake has a light shone on it once more. Its gameplay is probably going to feel a little dated at this point, but it's a compelling experience that'll set you up nicely for its PS5 sequel.
Tarsier Studios, using its experience making LittleBigPlanet Vita, returns with something much more sinister. Little Nightmares might share some of that physics-driven platforming DNA with Sackboy, but tonally it's the other side of the spectrum. This is a creepy, atmospheric, horror-tinged puzzle platformer about a child trapped in a strange facility. Escaping will mean solving some intense puzzles and outrunning some horrible nasties.
This PSVR rail shooter really will get your blood pumping. Until Dawn: Rush of Blood takes you on a horrifying rollercoaster ride as you shoot targets and deal with all manner of jump scares and other terrors. Multiple routes through the stages are there to discover, and online leaderboards will keep you coming back to chase up those high scores.
Bigger and better than its predecessor, The Evil Within 2 opts for more open environments to set its horror scares in as opposed to the dark, tight corridors of the original. This results in a much better experience with more player freedom, questions, and options — it's sort of a hidden gem at this point. Horror aficionados owe it to themselves to check out The Evil Within 2.
Metro Redux may effectively be a compilation, but it includes two killer games from the PS3 era – one of which was exclusive to the Xbox 360 at the time. Both bundled games have thick, oppressive atmospheres, and are significantly upgraded in this package.
12. Days Gone (PS4)
After several years working on handhelds like PS Vita and PSP, Bend Studio marked its return to home consoles with its ambitious open world adventure Days Gone. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, the game’s biker motif made it stand out from the crowd, as your two-wheels became your sanctuary in an extremely hostile setting. A huge focus on story and some genuinely impressive tech allowed the developer to flex its muscle, and the release would go on to become a cult favourite among PS4 fans.
11. Until Dawn (PS4)
Supermassive Games made a real name for itself with Until Dawn. This narrative adventure game effectively lets you partake in a schlocky teen horror movie, where your choices will have potentially grisly effects on the ensemble cast. With atmosphere to spare, lovably corny performances, and a highly replayable adventure full of outcomes to discover, it's no wonder this game is such a cult hit.