Best Horror Games on PS5 Guide 1

What are the best horror games on PS5? A very popular genre despite its somewhat acquired taste, horror titles are for a lifetime, not just Halloween. Some will stick to jump scares while others will explore psychological horror, touching on themes like mental health. Whatever the case, you can be assured you're in for an unsettling, spooky experience.

On this page, as determined by the Push Square community, we've listed the best horror games on PS5. From modern classics like Resident Evil Village to underrated titles such as Tormented Souls, there's something for everyone. Well, as long as you're not a scaredy cat. Some titles on this list contain a deluge of jump scares, while others will slowly get under your skin. The games ranked below excel in all of those areas.

However, if you think a certain PS5 game is missing or you don't agree with the current order of the list, you're in luck: this page is shaped entirely by you. By rating your favourite horror games on PS5, you can have a direct impact on this page and watch as your favourite game rises through the ranks. To do so, use the search tool below and then rate the games you think belong on our list. Once you've found the game in question, click on its star icon and you can leave a rating from 1 through to 10.

Note: A game will need at least 10 ratings before it's included on this page. If you feel something's missing or in the wrong position, rate them via their respective pages by clicking the star icon and choosing a score.

Best PS5 Games

With all that said, it's time to hide behind the sofa. Listed below are the best horror games on PS5, rated and ranked by you.

10. Observer: System Redux (PS5)

Observer: System Redux (PS5)
Observer: System Redux (PS5)
Publisher: Bloober Team / Developer: Bloober Team
Release Date: 12th Nov 2020 (USA) / 12th Nov 2020 (UK/EU)
Available On: PS+ Extra

Observer: System Redux is a legitimately impressive overhaul. At long last, the PS5 has allowed Bloober Team’s ambitions with this title to be properly realized. New quests slot into the experience wonderfully, Rutger Hauer’s performance remains impeccable, and the game just generally has a lot more to offer this time out. While an over-reliance on jump scares and a plot desperately in need of some trimming hold the experience back from true greatness, Observer’s fancy new PS5 incarnation at long last feels like the title it was originally intended to be.

9. Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water (PS5)

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water (PS5)
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water (PS5)
Publisher: Koei Tecmo / Developer: Koei Tecmo
Release Date: 28th Oct 2021 (USA) / 28th Oct 2021 (UK/EU)

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water on PS5 is an average remaster of one of the horror series' worst entries. While it may still have those classic photo taking mechanics to defeat ghosts and ghouls, its clunky controls don't hold up. At least the haunting atmosphere and creepy cutscenes live up to the hype. Just don't go into this one expecting anything special.

8. The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes (PS5)

The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes (PS5)
The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes (PS5)
Publisher: Bandai Namco / Developer: Supermassive Games
Release Date: 22nd Oct 2021 (USA) / 22nd Oct 2021 (UK/EU)

It feels like Supermassive Games has been trying to hit the heights of PS4 classic Until Dawn for years now, and never quite reaching it. However, the third entry in its Dark Pictures Anthology, titled House of Ashes, definitely comes closest. Much like previous efforts, you'll control a number of characters, dictating their actions and dialogue choices. This time around, there's a horde of ancient monsters buried underneath the sandy desert of Iraq. Get some friends over and you'll have a whale of a time.

7. Tormented Souls (PS5)

Tormented Souls (PS5)
Tormented Souls (PS5)
Publisher: PQube / Developer: Dual Effect
Release Date: 27th Aug 2021 (USA) / 27th Aug 2021 (UK/EU)

Tormented Souls is an indie horror game directly inspired by classic franchises like Resident Evil and Alone in the Dark. As such, it's a dark, grisly survival title full of dark corridors to creep through, hideous monsters to fend off, and nasty puzzles to solve. Playing as Caroline Walker, you explore a seemingly abandoned mansion in search of two girls who have gone missing. Those looking for some old-school style frights will be well served here — maybe play this one with the lights on.

6. Dying Light 2 (PS5)

Dying Light 2 (PS5)
Dying Light 2 (PS5)
Publisher: Techland / Developer: Techland
Release Date: 4th Feb 2022 (USA) / 4th Feb 2022 (UK/EU)

The original Dying Light game might have gone under the radar critically, but it certainly sold impressively well on PS4. As such, expectations were high for this PS5 sequel, with developer Techland promising all sorts of narrative choices and intriguing story beats. And while the finished product didn't live up to those claims, the actual open world title is still a fun one. Looking for something to turn your brain off to and start slicing and dicing the undead? You can't do much better than Dying Light 2. Complete with an awesome parkour moveset, traversal has never felt this good.

5. Alan Wake Remastered (PS5)

Alan Wake Remastered (PS5)
Alan Wake Remastered (PS5)
Publisher: Epic Games / Developer: Remedy
Release Date: 5th Oct 2021 (USA) / 5th Oct 2021 (UK/EU)

Originally released for the Xbox 360 all the way back in 2010, Alan Wake cultivated cult status for its unorthodox Twin Peaks-inspired storytelling and unique horror gameplay loop. With light playing a significant role, you need to use a torch in combination with traditional weapons in order to defeat the Taken and restore order to the fictional Washington town of Bright Falls. First published by Microsoft, developer Remedy was able to wrangle back the rights to the series in 2019, which paved the way for this spruced-up PS5 remaster – and a sequel unsurprisingly named Alan Wake 2.

4. Doki Doki Literature Club Plus (PS5)

Doki Doki Literature Club Plus (PS5)
Doki Doki Literature Club Plus (PS5)
Publisher: Serenity Forge / Developer: Team Salvato
Release Date: 30th Jun 2021 (USA) / 30th Jun 2021 (UK/EU)

A seemingly cute, anime visual novel may look like the odd one out on this list, but play beyond its opening couple of hours and you'll quickly come to understand why Doki Doki Literature Club Plus ranks so highly. What starts off as regular trips to a — you guessed it — literature club speedily distorts into a house of horrors. Not for the faint of heart, the game is equipped with multiple content warnings and notifications to alert you to upcoming disturbing scenes. It may look cutesy on the outside, but Doki Doki Literature Club is anything but sweet.

3. The Last of Us: Part I (PS5)

The Last of Us: Part I (PS5)
The Last of Us: Part I (PS5)
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment / Developer: Naughty Dog
Release Date: 2nd Sep 2022 (USA) / 2nd Sep 2022 (UK/EU)

Forever tainted by its high launch price, The Last of Us: Part I is a faithful remake of Naughty Dog's 2013 masterpiece that brings the post-apocalyptic adventure up to modern standards. While the gameplay is largely untouched, its visuals shine with stunning character models, gorgeous backdrops, and an abundance of detail to ensure there's something to look at in every corner. Some will forever question why it was needed, but The Last of Us: Part I has never looked better.

2. Resident Evil Village (PS5)

Resident Evil Village (PS5)
Resident Evil Village (PS5)
Publisher: Capcom / Developer: Capcom
Release Date: 7th May 2021 (USA) / 7th May 2021 (UK/EU)

For a franchise that has no shortage of experimental entries in its back catalogue, Capcom knows how to make a traditional Biohazard campaign when it wants to. Resident Evil Village adopts the first-person perspective of Resident Evil 7, but this time offers a confident and familiar romp through a sinister Romanian village. With an eclectic cast of curious – but occasionally underdeveloped – villains, the true character of this sequel is the setting itself, which harbours countless secrets and some truly memorable moments.

1. Resident Evil 2 (PS5)

Resident Evil 2 (PS5)
Resident Evil 2 (PS5)
Publisher: Capcom / Developer: Capcom
Release Date: 13th Jun 2022 (USA) / 13th Jun 2022 (UK/EU)

The differences between Resident Evil 2 on PS4 and PS5 are few and far between, but its everlasting quality remains. This is still a spectacular remake of the 1998 survival horror classic, modernising Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield's first adventure with a third-person camera and vastly updated visuals. The Raccoon Police Department has never looked more terrifying with a native 4K resolution and ray tracing on PS5, so leave enough room to peek over the covers and experience one of the best horror experiences around.


That's our list of the best horror games on PS5 over and done with, but do you agree with the ratings and rankings of the Push Square community? If you've spotted one you don't think is right, remember to leave your own rating by searching for the game in question at the top of this page. Your score will then be taken into account, and potentially change the rankings.

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