Horror games are meant to get you to feel scared, anxious, or just plain creeped out. They can be thrilling, they can be disturbing, they can be intense… and they can also just suck. These are the most exciting horror games we’ve played on the PS4 so far.
1. Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem
Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem is a game that many consider being the best GameCube horror title of all time. The game was developed by Silicon Knights, who made other games like Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes and Too Human on the PS4.
The story focuses on Alexandra Roivas, a young woman who receives a letter from her grandfather pleading for help at his estate in Rhode Island. Upon arrival, Alex is greeted by a series of disturbing events that result in her discovering an ancient manuscript about the “sanity” of gods and demons. As she continues her journey through time and space (in an experimental machine), she finds herself facing off against a powerful force known as Mantorok—a monster capable of controlling humans’ sanity and turning them mad with fear or hatred until they simply die from fright.
2. The Last of Us Part II
The Last of Us Part II is a survival horror game released for the PS4 in early 2019. It’s a third-person shooter set in a post-apocalyptic world, and it has you playing as Ellie. You’ll be exploring an abandoned mall, caves, and other areas while fighting off the Infected alongside your friend Riley.
The game features some challenging puzzles which will require you to think carefully about how you use items like matches and lighter fluid lest they burn out too quickly or cause more damage than good when used incorrectly. If you want to get past these puzzles without having to look up solutions online, then consider getting yourself a guide such as this one on Amazon (link).
3. Silent Hill 2
Silent Hill 2 is a 2001 survival horror video game developed by Team Silent and published by Konami. It was directed by Keiichiro Toyama, who also created the first installment in the series, Silent Hill. The game follows James Sunderland as he searches for his deceased wife Mary in the haunted town of Silent Hill. Players control James as he explores the town and locates items useful for solving puzzles that allow him to progress further into it.
Silent Hill 2 has an intricate story that requires players to perform certain actions in order to make sense of it all; this can lead to multiple playthroughs with different outcomes depending on how much you discover about your surroundings as well as the characters’ backstories on each run through.”
4. Layers Of Fear 2
Layers of Fear 2 is a first-person psychological horror game that takes place in the mind of a painter. The story begins with you, the protagonist, receiving an invitation from your nephew who wants you to visit his home and help him complete his masterpiece. Once there, it becomes clear that something isn’t right and you need to discover what happened in order to escape.
The game uses 4K resolution with HDR support so that players can experience every detail without having their eyes hurt by bright colors on their screens! It also features improved graphics and sound compared to its predecessor which makes playing Layers Of Fear 2 an even more immersive experience than before!
5. Resident Evil 4
Resident Evil 4 is a survival horror video game developed by Capcom Production Studio 4 and originally released for GameCube in 2002. It is the fourth major installment in the Resident Evil series, which was first released in 1996. Resident Evil 4 follows Leon Kennedy, a former Raccoon City police officer who now works as a special agent of the U.S. government (Umbrella Corporation). The game has received much critical praise since its release and is considered one of the best console games ever made; it is also considered to be among the greatest video games ever created by many publications, including IGN and GameSpot respectively.
6. The Last of Us Remastered
Released in 2014, this survival horror game was developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It’s the first game made specifically for the PS4. In The Last of Us Remastered, you play as Joel and Ellie as they try to survive in the post-apocalyptic United States. The game won several awards at this year’s E3 conference, including Best Action/Adventure Game and Best Graphics/Art Direction.
7. Alien: Isolation
With its atmospheric and tense gameplay, Alien: Isolation is one of the most terrifying games of all time. In this game, you play Amanda Ripley – daughter of Ellen Ripley (played by Sigourney Weaver in the movies) who heard rumors that her mother might still be alive after being lost in space. The game starts off with Amanda arriving on a deserted space station where she must figure out what happened to her mother while avoiding an alien that’s hunting her down at every turn.
This game has been praised for its atmosphere and graphics as well as a level design that really captures the feeling of being trapped inside an abandoned spacecraft with a lethal creature lurking around every corner. Unfortunately, it does have some technical issues when it comes to glitches but ultimately if you’re looking for a good scare this is one of the best options available on PS4 today!
- Game: SOMA
- Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
- Developer: Frictional Games
SOMA is a sci-fi horror game that takes place in an underwater research facility. You play as Simon, a man who wakes up in the middle of an underwater research facility and must figure out what happened to the crew and why he’s still alive. It’s a great game for fans of psychological horror—it creeps you out slowly by making you question whether everything you see is real or not up until its shocking endgame twist.
9. The Evil Within 2
The Evil Within 2 is a horror game developed by Tango Gameworks and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the sequel to The Evil Within and was released worldwide on October 13, 2017.
The game takes place three years after the events of the first game. Sebastian Castellanos has quit being a detective at Krimson City Police Department following his daughter Lily’s death during a mission gone wrong in STEM (a virtual reality-like realm). However, he is contacted by Juli Kidman—his former partner—to help her investigate a mysterious hooded man named Theodore Wallace who has been kidnapping children from Beacon Mental Hospital. Sebastian reluctantly agrees to help her find him and stop him from hurting any more children before things get out of control when they discover that another entity from their past has followed them into the real world: Stefano Valentini—an artist turned serial killer who was trapped inside STEM after killing himself in a failed suicide attempt decades ago and now wants revenge on those who abandoned him there just as much as he does for being imprisoned for so long without end…
10. Dead Space 2
Dead Space 2 is a first-person survival horror video game developed by Visceral Games and published by Electronic Arts. It is a sequel to the 2008 game Dead Space and was released in January 2011 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.
The story takes place three years after the events of the first game on board USS Ishimura, now known as “Planet Cracker”, which has been converted into an asteroid miner. Dead Space is an action horror video game series that focuses on dismemberment and gore effects, with gameplay revolving around gunplay combined with slow-motion dismemberment kills like those seen in God of War and Resident Evil 4, as well as platforming elements such as zero gravity areas where Isaac can perform acrobatic moves when not under fire.
11. Manhunt 2
Manhunt 2 is a psychological horror game developed by Rockstar London and published by Rockstar Games. It is the sequel to Manhunt, which was released in 2003. Like its predecessor, Manhunt 2 received an “Adults Only” rating from the ESRB, making it one of only three games on the Xbox 360 and PS3 to receive such a rating (the others being MadWorld and Too Human). Both versions had all of their violent content removed in order to obtain this rating; however, unlike MadWorld or Too Human (which were also rated AO), some copies of Manhunt 2 are available with no content changes at all.
The story follows Daniel Lamb as he escapes from prison with several other inmates after being framed for murder by Harry Powell, who then goes on a killing spree as his revenge against Daniel for ruining his plans during their childhoods together.
12. System Shock 2
System Shock 2 is a 1999 first-person shooter and a sequel to the 1994 game System Shock. It’s an action role-playing game that puts you in the role of a soldier whose mission is to stop an evil corporation from creating biological weapons. The game takes place aboard a starship called Von Braun, which you must explore while fighting mutants and other enemies.
System Shock 2 makes heavy use of audio cues, so it’s best played with headphones on so you can hear everything around you (which let’s face it, is kind of creepy). If your character gets too close to some enemies, they’ll also start growling at them—so don’t get too comfortable!
While there are several endings based on what choices you make throughout the game, one thing remains constant: There will never be an easy way out when it comes to dealing with those who want power above all else–and this isn’t just limited to villains like Shodan here; sometimes even good guys can turn bad if circumstances conspire against them!
13. Outlast 2
Outlast 2 is a survival horror video game developed and published by Red Barrels. It was released on April 25, 2017, for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game takes place in the same universe as the original Outlast, but with different characters and a different setting.
The story revolves around Blake Langermann and his wife Lynn, two journalists looking into the murder of Jane Doe. They travel to Arizona in search of answers only to be separated when their helicopter crashes in an area called Temple Gate. As Blake makes his way through Temple Gate he discovers that he possesses strange abilities that allow him to see through walls and use them as weapons against enemies called the “Projection”. Alongside these new powers comes a sense of paranoia as he begins experiencing visions of past residents at Temple Gate which seem intent on driving him mad like others before he has been driven mad by those same visions…
14. SOMA + Amnesia Collection Bundle (PS4)
If you’re looking for a complete bundle of games that are sure to scare the life out of you, look no further than this package. It includes two great games: Amnesia: The Dark Descent and its sequel, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. Both games feature the same setting but different characters, which makes them unique from one another. They also have similar gameplay mechanics and themes—namely, psychological horror mixed with puzzle solving. In each game, players are tasked with exploring various environments as they attempt to solve puzzles or avoid enemies. Each game takes place in an abandoned castle where danger lurks around every corner and shadows hide lurking horrors just waiting for a chance to pounce on their next victim!
For horror fans, it’s a great time to be alive. With so many new games coming out on the PS4, we thought this would be a good time to look back at some of the most terrifying PS4 horror games that have come out over the years. We’ve collected all of our favorites here in one place, so you can play through them all without having to search through hundreds of titles. Hopefully, this list will help narrow down your choices and make it easier for you to decide which game is right for your next gaming session!
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