essential buyer's guide

The best horror games on PS4 & PS5

Love scary games? Discover the creepiest, spookiest and most downright terrifying experiences on PS4 and PS5.

Survival horror

Clear a path to escape by scavenging supplies, weapons, keys and more in one of horror gaming’s most enduring genres.

Resident Evil Village

Take on the role of Ethan Winters and set out into a remote European village in search of your kidnapped daughter. Werewolves, vampires and much more beside stand between you and salvation. 

Resident Evil Village

Take on the role of Ethan Winters and set out into a remote European village in search of your kidnapped daughter. Werewolves, vampires and much more beside stand between you and salvation. 

BioShock: The Collection

Explore the lost cities of Rapture and Columbia in three stylish, action-horror adventures. Fight your way to freedom from the bizarre and inhuman experiments of Rapture and the seething zealotry of Columbia's ugly and unstable utopia. 

The Evil Within 2

Take on the role of traumatised police detective Sebastian Castellanos and enter the surreal nightmare realm of Union - a once idyllic recreation of rural America corrupted by madness - in search of your daughter Lily.

Scary side-scrollers

Master the art of puzzle solving, traversal and fleeing for your life in claustrophobic 2D tales.

Little Nightmares II

Traverse a nightmarish fever dream filled with every manner of grotesquery and bodily corruption imaginable, solving environmental puzzles and outrunning the obscene as you search for a way to the Signal Tower.

INSIDE

As a faceless young boy, flee for your life through a mind-bending, authoritarian dystopia. Pursued at every turn, solve puzzles and explore run-down locales as you look for a way to escape the regime. 

Trapped and afraid

Cut off from rescue and scared half to death, evade unstoppable horrors as you search for a way to escape. 

Alien: Isolation

Take on the role of Amanda Ripley, daughter of iconic series’ heroine Ellen Ripley and find a way off the doomed space station Sevastopol. Derelict and dysfunctional, take control of facility systems and stay one step ahead of the ravenous xenomorph on board.

Alien: Isolation

Take on the role of Amanda Ripley, daughter of iconic series’ heroine Ellen Ripley and find a way off the doomed space station Sevastopol. Derelict and dysfunctional, take control of facility systems and stay one step ahead of the ravenous xenomorph on board.

Overwhelming odds

Pit yourself against not just scary, but seemingly insurmountable foes and live to tell the tale. 

Demon's Souls

Brave the besieged city of Boletaria, the tormented gaols of Latria and the depraved chasms of the Chieftain’s swamp, overcoming manic hoards, defiled monstrosities and much worse in FromSoftware’s uncompromising classic RPG.

Outlast II

Overcome unbearable odds as you explore the sleepy Arizona community of Temple Gate. A horrific and grizzly descent into amorality and madness, Outlast II pits you against the seemingly insurmountable as you look for a way to rescue your missing partner. 

Bloodborne

Set out onto the corrupted streets of Yharnam, a once prosperous town with a monstrous secret. Become a hunter and fight to cleanse the town of madness – of deranged locales and hideously transfigured beasts - rescuing the few who still have their wits about them.

Post-apocalyptic horror

Brave broken down worlds where everyone and everything is seemingly out to get you.

The Last of Us Part II

Embark on a brutal and emotionally charged journey into the collapsed heart of north-west America, cutting a desperate path through hordes of infected and ruthless bands of survivors in the critically acclaimed sequel to Naughty Dog’s post-apocalyptic masterpiece. 

The Last of Us Part II

Embark on a brutal and emotionally charged journey into the collapsed heart of north-west America, cutting a desperate path through hordes of infected and ruthless bands of survivors in the critically acclaimed sequel to Naughty Dog’s post-apocalyptic masterpiece. 

Days Gone

Take on the role of outlaw biker Deacon St. John and carve out an uncompromising existence on the ravaged roads of rural Oregon. Overrun townships, abandoned medical facilities and murderous cults stand between you and the search for a lost loved one.

Metro: Exodus

In the wake of nuclear devastation, cross the frozen wastes of former Russia in search of a new home. Join a band of survivors from the crumbling city of Moscow and embark upon a year-long journey through a bombed-out and barely habitable world overrun by cults, cannibals and desperation. 

First-person action

Face your fears as you bring out the big guns and show the minions of evil who’s boss. 

DOOM Eternal

Horrific in its own unique way, DOOM Eternal dumps you - a lone and chaotic slayer of evil - into the madness of an earth swamped by the spawns of hell. Rip and rend the marauding demons with guns, blades, chainsaws, grenades - even your bare fists. 

Killing Floor 2

Join a group of up to six players and fight against the clock to survive waves of bio-mechanical monstrosities known as Zeds. Earn cash for carnage and spend it between waves to improve your weapons and arsenal, strengthen your armour or stock up on ammo. 

Dying Light

Traverse the grizzled streets of Harran in an urban, open-world fight for survival. Use a mixture of slick parkour skills, brutal blunt-force weapons and improvised firearms to drive back the zombie hordes as you work to liberate the city. 

Psychological horror

Drink in the dark atmosphere of carefully crafted cerebral horror stories that brim with dread.

Fatal Frame: Maiden of the Blackwater

The fifth entry in the long-running Fatal Frame franchise, Maiden of the Blackwater continues the series’ eerie and ghostly brand of horror. Take on the role of three different protagonists as you explore the shines of Hikami Mountain and help the dead find rest.

Fatal Frame: Maiden of the Blackwater

The fifth entry in the long-running Fatal Frame franchise, Maiden of the Blackwater continues the series’ eerie and ghostly brand of horror. Take on the role of three different protagonists as you explore the shines of Hikami Mountain and help the dead find rest.

The Dark Pictures Anthology

Supermassive Games’ ongoing anthology of self-contained horror experiences span a wide variety of times and locations, focusing on groups of imperilled individuals and unique take on multiplayer that brings players together to overcome the odds.  

Alan Wake Remastered

Take on the role of acclaimed fiction writer Alan Wake as he struggles to unravel the mysteriously goings-on of Bright Falls, Washington. An eerie town which echoes the author’s own writing, Alan must explore by flashlight and find out what became of his wife Alice.

Uniquely perilous

Explore the limits of the surreal in uniquely crafted horror experiences.

Observation

A smart sci-fi twist on the traditional horror formula, in Observation you’ll take on the role of an AI entity known as SAM and must use telemetry and security systems onboard The Observation space station to unravel the mystery of its vanished crew.

The Persistence

A blend of sci-fi, horror and roguelike, The Persistence is a first-person shooter experience wherein you must venture ever deeper into a doomed deep space colony star ship, contending with an aberrant and murderous crew as you search for a way to hold the floundering vessel together.

Discover more great games

Explore expertly curated guides to the genres you love.

Indie games
Free-to-play
Kids and families
Platformers
Roguelikes
Wellbeing
Sports
Survival
Team shooters
Horror
Creative