Horror games don’t often share the limelight with major AAA titles, despite telling some of the most unique stories in video games. Although you’ll find more horror games on PC, the PS4 still offers a treasure trove of spooks and scares. Here are our best PS4 horror games, with everything from Bloodborne to Inside.
Most of the titles below are simply walking simulator games with little in the way of mechanics. Story is the focus for the majority of this guide, so if you’re looking for a little more action, make sure to check out our list of the best PS4 games overall.
If difficulty is a measure of greatness, then Bloodborne may be the greatest PS4 game you will ever play as it requires all your time and effort. Software, known for its love affair with making exceptionally painful experiences, like Demon’s Souls and Sekiro, brought this thriller to life. Bloodborne is a Lovecraftian-style action RPG with a storyline that takes place in the crumbling city of Yharnam. The city residents transform into brainwashed, bloodthirsty beasts after being infected with a strange plague. The game begins as you arrive at the decaying city and stop the damage before it’s too late. Your goal is to restore the town to its original glory. It’s not considered a horror game, but it implements a few classic horror plot points and themes that urged us to add it to this list. The many creatures and beings that reside in this incredibly detailed world are extremely disturbing. Bloodborne is arguably one of the most challenging titles of the highest-ranked PS4 horror games. However, we believe it’s a challenge that’s worth it because you are engrossed in an intriguing plot paired with exceptional imagery. If you’re a fan of the horror genre, you don’t want to miss out on the satisfyingly scary games PS4 offers players. You can enjoy a variety of game options, ranging from real horror that’s twisted to the core to ominous games that will startle you while maintaining your full attention with the action. Our list consists of every horror game we came across, whether it’s creepy or frightening, engages you from the very beginning to the end, or includes some unusually vile graphics. Whether you can’t stop playing because you crave creepy narratives or you’re out looking for a new nightlight to put your mind at ease, these games are sure to keep you up through the witching hour.
- All cross-platform games (PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)
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