We've compiled the best PS4 horror games you need to play over Halloween. Our selections are guaranteed to give you night terrors.
With Halloween upon us, we’ve selected the scariest PS4 horror games guaranteed to send shivers down your spine and ensure you’ll need a fresh pair of underwear handy.
We’ve ranked these titles according to their aggregated scores on Metacritic and submitted them for your approval. We’ve got everything here from Outlast to the daddy of all horror franchises, Resident Evil.
Has your favourite made the cut? Read on, if you dare…
10. Layers of Fear
Layers of Fear is a psychedelic horror where you take control over an insane painter in his quest to finish his magnum opus. It’s an unusual horror game as it’s less about the jump out scares and more about one man’s descent into insanity and uncovering the painter’s dark and tragic past through exploration.
Layers of Fear is an interesting experience and definitely one to check out.
*Layers of Fear is a digital only title which you can purchase at the PlayStation Store. You can purchase funds to buy content from the PlayStation Store by clicking the link below.*
9. The Evil Within
While investigating the scene of a gruesome mass murder, Detective Sebastian Castellanos and his partners encounter a mysterious and powerful force.
After seeing the slaughter of fellow officers, Sebastian is ambushed and knocked unconscious. When he awakens, he finds himself in a deranged world where hideous creatures wander among the dead. Facing unimaginable terror, and fighting for survival, Sebastian embarks on a frightening journey to unravel what’s behind this evil force.
Brutal, disturbing and tense, The Evil Within is a perfect blend of horror and action that provides thrills and chills.
Acting on a tip from an anonymous source, independent journalist Miles Upshur breaks into the Mount Massive Asylum to uncover the mysterious goings-on at the facility. What he discovers treads a terrifying line between science, religion, nature and something else entirely.
Outlast is a terrifying game with jump scares that will have your heart racing.
*Outlast is a digital only title which you can purchase at the PlayStation Store. You can purchase funds to buy content from the PlayStation Store by clicking the link below.*
7. Alien Isolation
Alien Isolation perfectly captures the spirit of Ridley Scott’s classic 1979 film with this first-person survival horror game.
Underpowered and underprepared, you must evade the ruthless and cunning Xenomorph at every turn to ensure you stay alive. Tense, unpredictable and thrilling, Alien Isolation is a harrowing experience that you won’t be forgetting in a hurry!
6. Until Dawn
When 8 friends become trapped on a remote mountain getaway gone wrong, things quickly turn sinister and they start to suspect they aren’t alone.
Until Dawn is an incredibly atmospheric game that allows the player to determine how the story shapes. You’ll have to make snap decisions that can mean life or death for the characters.
With multiple outcomes and endings, Until Dawn has lots of replay value and is a game you’ll want to play with friends.
5. Metro Redux
Metro Redux is a remastered collection of 2 games: Metro 2033 and Metro: The Last Light. Upgraded with 1080p visuals and running at 60fps, it’s a great looking game set in a terrifying world.
You play as Artyom, a member of a last surviving band of human survivors living underground in the Moscow Metro. Equip your gasmask and a wide range of weaponry in order to tackle the threat of deadly mutants and human foes who threaten your survival.
4. Resident Evil HD Remaster
As we’ve said already, Resident Evil is the daddy of all horror franchises. Originally released in 1996 for the PSOne and later remade for the Nintendo Gamecube, Resident Evil is one of the most influential video games ever.
After a series of bizarre murders occur on the outskirts of town, a team are sent in to investigate but are suddenly attacked by a pack of monstrous dogs. The remaining team members that survive are forced to take refuge in a nearby abandoned mansion. This is when the real nightmare begins…
While certain aspects of Resident Evil’s gameplay is dated such as the inventory system, the fixed camera angles and the tank controls, it’s without doubt an all-time classic and a must-play title over Halloween.
Inventive, unique and visually impressive, Bioshock is one of the best first-person shooters of all time.
After your plane crashes into icy uncharted waters, you discover a rusted bathysphere and descend into Rapture, a city hidden beneath the sea. Constructed as an idealistic society for a hand picked group of scientists, artists and industrialists, the idealism is no more. Now the city is littered with corpses, wildly powerful guardians roam the corridors as little girls loot the dead, and genetically mutated citizens ambush you at every turn.
While Bioshock isn’t strictly a horror game, there are plenty of moments throughout the game that are incredibly creepy and unsettling.
2. Dying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition
Dying Light is a first-person zombie apocalypse-themed game set in an open world with a heavy focus on parkour mechanics. Players can perform actions such as climbing ledges, leaping off from edges, sliding, jumping from roofs to roofs and zip-lining.
While Dying Light was a fantastic game when it initially came out in January 2015 but was made with the enhanced edition that included not only the expansion pack but improved visuals, significant gameplay enhancements and more.
Dying Light is an intense experience that will keep you occupied for hours and hours of zombie slaying fun.
1. The Last of Us: Remastered
20 years after a pandemic has radically changed known civilization, infected humans run wild and survivors are killing each other for food, weapons; whatever they can get their hands on. Joel, a violent survivor, is hired to smuggle a 14 year-old girl, Ellie, out of an oppressive military quarantine zone, but what starts as a small job soon transforms into a brutal journey across the U.S.
There aren’t enough superlatives to justify just how good The Last of Us is. It’s a brutal, tragic and haunting post-apocalyptic tale of survival with strong characters, incredible visuals and an ending that’ll leave you thinking for hours about the rights and wrongs of it.