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The best horror games on PS4 & PS5

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

Gruelling battles against adversity

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

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The Last of Us Part II Remastered

Five years after the events of The Last of Us, a violent event disrupts the peace Ellie has found. She embarks on a relentless journey to carry out justice and find closure.

  • Play from dual perspectives as both Ellie and new character Abby, each on their own deeply personal quests.
  • Take on the infected and human foes using stealth or craft explosives and upgrade weapons to go in loud.

The Last of Us Part I

In a ravaged civilisation, where infected and hardened survivors run rampant, Joel, a weary protagonist, is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie out of a military quarantine zone. However, what starts as a small job soon transforms into a brutal cross-country journey.

Dead Space

Explore the stranded deep-space mining vessel USG Ishimura and uncover the disturbing truth behind the ship's nightmarish fate. Cut down hordes of mutilated creatures and traverse a blood-soaked labyrinth of corridors and decks as you search for a way to restore power and make it out alive.

A Plague Tale: Requiem

A follow up to the break-out hit, A Plague Tale: Innocence, follow Amicia and Hugo's ongoing journey as they travel far south to new regions and vibrant cities, hoping to cure Hugo’s curse. When his powers reawaken, however, death and destruction return in a flood of devouring rats.

Resident Evil 4

Leon S. Kennedy returns in a cutting-edge re-imagining of the seminal 2006 survival horror hit, Resident Evil 4. Brave an insular rural community harbouring a treacherous secret as you search for the kidnapped daughter of the US president. 

Playing tricks with your mind

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

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Alan Wake II

Play as two protagonists in two very different worlds, each trying to find their way through extremely testing circumstances, in this sequel to Remedy’s cult classic Alan Wake.

  • FBI agent Saga Anderson and horror novelist Alan Wake are mysteriously connected yet have never met each other.
  • As Saga seeks out the source of the darkness infecting Bright Falls, Alan must rewrite his reality to escape back to the real world.

Inscryption

Blending deckbuilding with roguelike gameplay, escape-room-style puzzle mechanics and psychological horror, Inscryption is a uniquely dark and devilish experience.

  • Acquire your cards via several twisted means and use them to unlock the secrets lurking in the mysterious Leshy’s cabin.
  • Follow a wholly unexpected and deeply disturbing story, piecing together elements until you develop the terrifying bigger picture.
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Martha is Dead

Set in Italy during World War II, this dark first-person thriller asks the player to explore the truth behind the gruesome murder of Martha.

  • Play as Martha’s twin sister, Giulia, and experience the trauma of loss alongside her quest for justice, while also hiding Giulia’s own secrets.
  • Explore the beautiful and era-authentic Tuscan countryside but never lose sight of the horrors that draw near – both otherworldly in nature and the reality of the encroaching war.
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Doki Doki Literature Club Plus

Don’t let appearances deceive you – this is one of the most striking psychological horror games of its generation. Beware the dark places your school poetry can take you.

  • Charm your crush with poems, impress your literature club colleagues, and see the fourth wall shatter as the story shifts in unexpected and shocking ways.
  • Unsuitable for the easily disturbed and touching upon heavyweight themes, this award-winning game is an unforgettable slice of interactive horror media.
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Amnesia: The Bunker

Left alone in a desolate WW1 bunker with only a single bullet in your gun, face down the oppressive terrors that lurk in the darkness around you and find a way out. Hunted by an ever-present threat, explore the labyrinthine corridors of the bunker's semi-open environment, gathering what scarce few supplies you can and unraveling the bunker's unsettling mysteries.

Layers of Fear

Experience both entries from the critically acclaimed Layers of Fear franchise, as well as all DLC (including the new ‘The Final Note’) and the never-before-told story of The Writer, which ties everything together. Built on Unreal Engine 5, Layers of Fear features ray tracing, HDR and 4K resolution to make the nightmarish experience as immersive and realistic as possible.

The Quarry

From Until Dawn developer Supermassive Games comes a thrilling new teen horror story where your decisions dictate who lives, who dies and who suffers most. As the sun sets on the last day of summer camp, the counsellors of Hackett’s Quarry throw a party to celebrate. Things however quickly take a turn for the gruesome.

In the company of others

Misery loves company, so why not debilitating horror? Join friends or worse still strangers online for some decidedly grisly get-togethers.

Dead by Daylight

Ever wished to play as one of the characters from your favorite horror movies? Dead by Daylight is a 1v4 multiplayer game that draws from all corners of the horror world from a powerful slasher to a terrifying paranormal entity. Choose between playing an unstoppable Killer and one of 4 Survivors trying to evade a gruesome death.

Back 4 Blood

Fight for survival in a cooperative first-person shooter from the creators of Left 4 Dead. With humanity's extinction on the line, wage war against the Ridden - terrifying creatures bent on devouring what remains of civilization - working with up to three other players to overcome the odds in an increasingly perilous series of missions.

The Forest

As the lone survivor of a passenger jet crash, explore a mysterious forest and battle to stay alive against a band of cannibalistic mutants. Join with up to three friends to build shelter, chart the area and fend off hideous creatures in this terrifying first-person survival-horror simulator.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Take on the role of one of the notorious Slaughter family, or their victims, in a third-person, asymmetrical horror experience based on the groundbreaking 1974 horror film. As a victim, use wits and stealth to stay out of reach, whilst securing a means of escape; as the Slaughter Family, hunt down and murder your guests before they can flee. 

Facing your fears head on

When demonic hordes and supernatural forces descend, sometimes the only option is to fight back.

Trepang2

Take on the role of an escaped soldier, who has no memories of their past life, but is infused with supernatural abilities. Revenge is on your mind and you’ll stop at nothing to get what you want. Deliver devastating punches, sneak around in the shadows, wield explosive weapons, and give the bad guys a taste of their own medicine.

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. 

Dead Island 2

The much-loved zombie saga returns with its unique horror formula: dark humor and over-the-top zombie slaying brought to life with pulpy cinema flare. Explore a gore-drenched reimagining of Los Angeles in a first-person action-RPG filled with larger-than-life characters, mysteries to unravel and countless foes to bloodily dismember!

Dying Light 2

Explore the hostile post-apocalyptic streets of The City as a mysterious wanderer with the power to change the city's fate. Your exceptional abilities, however, come at a price. Haunted by memories you cannot decipher, you set out to learn the truth - and find yourself trapped within the combat zone. 

Big scares from small teams

Discover unique, smaller-scale approaches to horror that get under your skin in unexpected ways.

Dredge

Take on the role of a fishing trawler captain exploring a remote collection of isles and the surrounding depths in search of a daily haul. The everyday rhythm of catching and selling to the local fishmongers, however, slowly reveals the troubled past of each area. As you dredge ever deeper sea trenches, you'll start to sense something dark and dreadful lurking below.

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.

Inscryption

A unique blend of roguelike deckbuilding and psychological horror, Inscryption is an inky-black, narrative-driven odyssey in which nothing is as it seems. Overcome escape-room style puzzles and peel back layers of the lurid world in which you're trapped to reveal ever darker and more disturbing truths.

Martha is Dead

Set in occupied Italy in 1944, Martha is dead is a dark, psychological thriller that blurs the lines between reality, superstition and tragedy. Take on the role of Giulia, the daughter of a German army general who, following the unexpected death of her twin sister Martha, must struggle to piece together the truth.

Stepping inside the nightmare

Set your pulse racing as you immerse yourself in a world of horror you can't turn away from.

Resident Evil Village

Step into the shoes of Ethan Winters on a quest to rescue his abducted daughter, Rose. A PS VR2 adaptation of Resident Evil Village, explore the entire game in virtual reality. From Lady Demistrescu's imposing castle to the flooded plains of Moreau's Reservoir, take each weapon in the palm of your hand as you tackle the village's many horrors.

The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners - Ch. 1 & 2

Fight to survive the hordes of the walking dead with a visceral physics-based combat system only possible in VR. Collect weapons, improvised or otherwise, and take on missions from different characters and factions all across NOLA, gaining resources and loot along the way. 

After the Fall - Complete Edition

Decades have passed since the apocalypse turned 1980s Los Angeles into a snow-crested wasteland, overrun by mutated undead. Starting out in an underground camp with up to 32 other players, you take up arms as a new Harvest Runner. Your mission? Venture above ground and expand the Line’s reach into the city, securing mankind’s survival for another day.

The Dark Pictures: Switchback

Immerse yourself in a fast-paced, action-horror shooter where every move you make could mean the difference between life and death. Test your nerves aboard a nightmarish roller coaster ride set inside the sinister world of The Dark Pictures Anthology, where every horrific scare is heightened by the innovative features of PS VR2.