PS4 Horror Games

PS4 Horror Games

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


PS4 Popular 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. The Evil Within

From Shinji Mikami, the creator of Resident Evil, comes his next series (hopefully). This horror game takes classic cues while blazing its own trails. You play as detective Sebastian Castellanos who begins the game investigating a grisly murder at the local mental institution. That’s how it starts, but things quickly spiral out of control.

Terrifying enemies and insane bosses make this a horror title worth your time.

If you like classic style graphics, great art, atmospheric music, and plenty of jump scares, you need to check this one 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.

7. DOOM

The latest DOOM reboot was the action-packed gorefest the series needed. While it's not too scary when you're mowing down demons with a chainsaw, it's all delightfully horrific. There are plenty of moments when the intensity gets cranked up as well for incredibly frantic encounters and massive boss fights.

It absolutely nailed the fast-paced feel of the original, while employing modern conventions and a super-fluid frame rate. Even the story had some great moments, with a fully realized in-game encyclopedia that goes into excellent detail on the lore behind the game's world.

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 its 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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SOMA

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.

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