What are the best PS4 horror games? 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, from blockbuster franchises like Resident Evil through to psychological indie adventures such as Inside. We’ve put together a list of the best PS4 horror games to help you to find the right fright-fest for you – whether you’re planning a Halloween party or just fancy a creepy weekend.
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. Anyway, here's our list of the best PS4 horror games. If you want to see what we think are the best PS4 games in general, check it out through the link.
Best PS4 Horror Games
Below is a list of the best PS4 horror games. These are our favourite spooky PS4 games, as decided by our editorial team.
The Chinese Room’s (very) slow walk through idyllic English village Yaughton is more akin to Emmerdale than Elm Street at times, but there’s something very eerie about the deserted Shropshire settlement. As a voyeur in the aftermath of an apocalyptic event, you’re free to retrace the events that led to the disappearance of hundreds of humans, and when you pair the stunning scenery with evidence of a deadly disease, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture adopts a very disturbing guise that definitely makes it a fit for this list.
14. Days Gone (PS4)
Days Gone is not the spookiest game you’ll ever play, but Deacon St John’s debut has its fair share of frightening moments. The title’s trademark hordes are devastating if you’re unprepared, while finding yourself out in the Oregon wilderness can be a nail-biting affair. Factor in an entertaining storyline and some genuinely likeable characters and you have a compelling popcorn flick with a foreboding atmosphere here.
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While not as frightening in the moment as Mr X, Resident Evil 3's Nemesis is certainly going to keep you up at night the first time you encounter the terrifying Tyrant. Stalking your every move, the monster uses a flamethrower, rocket launcher, and various gruesome forms to keep you on your toes as you attempt to escape Raccoon City. Alongside more flesh-eating zombies than ever before, Resident Evil 3 hides terror and fear behind all of its corners.
12. SOMA (PS4)
Horror is perhaps at its most impactful when it uses psychological scares, and SOMA definitely wants to get inside your head. The most recent release from Amnesia: The Dark Descent developer Frictional, this unsettling underwater adventure is all about human consciousness and the attributes that determine life. It’s a topic that’s been done to death, admittedly – but this game does it extremely well.
11. Until Dawn (PS4)
Supermassive Games’ schlock horror is an absolute must play on the PS4, taking the adventure game format popularised by Quantic Dream and Telltale, and delivering a fright-fest that’s both gruesome and guffaw-worthy in equal measure. The title’s trademark Butterfly Effect means that no two playthroughs will ever be the same, and while the release’s cast of teenage characters grate, that makes it all the more satisfying when they inevitably come to their grisly end.