Note: This article was updated in September of 2018.
A genre that continues to thrive year after year within the video game market is horror. These video games can leave players tense, unsure of where to go, how to complete an objective, or simply what awaits them around the corner.
From survival horror titles that limit the number of resources a gamer has at their disposal to action based horror games where players will need to unload their weapons into a monstrous beast, there is a wide assortment of great titles available today on the PlayStation 4. Listed below are some of our personal favorite horror video game titles that we recommend checking out.
Make sure to check back often as we’ll continue to update this list with new titles as they are announced and released. Furthermore, we want to know what your favorite horror title is on the PlayStation 4. Let us know by leaving a comment down below.
Without further ado, here are our picks for the best horror titles available on the PlayStation 4.
#22 The Inpatient
- Developer: Supermassive Games
- Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
The Inpatient is a psychological horror video game developed by Supermassive Games, the developers behind the hit horror title Until Dawn. This is a PlayStation VR title which means you’ll be required to use the virtual reality headset in order to progress through the game.
We won’t spoil you with too many details regarding the narrative, but The Inpatient takes place sixty years prior to the events of Until Dawn. Players step into the shoes of an amnesiac who trying to recall lost events while at a sanatorium institute.
There won’t be too many jumps scares to go through in The Inpatient as developers rely on setting a more horrific and terrifying atmosphere.
#21 Friday the 13th: The Game
- Developer: IllFonic
- Publisher: Gun Media
Normally video game adaptations of movies are a bit sub-par, but there’s an exception for Friday the 13th: The Game. This is a video game title that heavily focuses on multiplayer gameplay.
Friday the 13th: The Game can support up to eight players, seven of which are camp counselors while the remaining one will take on the role of Jason Voorhees. There are two end goals of the game, the players will work together in order to defeat Jason while the main enemy player will search and slaughter the hidden camp counselors.