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.

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.

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.

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. 

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 harboring 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. 

Layers of Fear

Experience both entries from the critically acclaimed Layers of Fear franchise, as well as all DLCs (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.

Amnesia: The Bunker

Left all alone in a desolate WW1 bunker with only one bullet remaining in the barrel, it’s up to you to face the oppressing terrors in the dark. Keep the lights on at all costs, persevere, and make your way out alive. A truly intense horror experience.

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.

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.

Amnesia: Rebirth

Resist fear and madness as you search for your missing husband among the winding caves of the Algerian desert. Transporting the action forward nearly a whole century, Amnesia: Rebirth continues the series’ trademark style of evasion, exploration and hallucination in a new 20th Century setting. 

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Blackwater

The latest entry in the long-running Fatal Frame franchise, Maiden of Black Water continues the series’ eerie and ghostly brand of horror. Take on the role of three different protagonists as you explore the shrines of Mt. Hikami and solve its haunting mysteries.

In Sound Mind

Awake in the corridors of an inexplicable building where the environment takes on a life of its own. Discover a series of victims, all exposed to the same experimental therapy, and search for answers in an imaginative psychological horror experience that challenges your expectations as it ushers you through the deepest corners of your mind. 

Big scares from small teams

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


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.

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.


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. 

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.

Facing your fears head on

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

Ghostwire: Tokyo

A dangerous occultist has unleashed dark supernatural forces on the city of Tokyo causing the population to vanish in an instant. Ally with a powerful spectral entity on a  quest for vengeance and master a powerful arsenal of abilities to unravel the dark truth behind the disappearance.

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.

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. 

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. 

The Persistence

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

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.