Most Terrifying PlayStation 4 Horror Games That Will Scare You Witless

#20 Dying Light
  • Developer: Techland
  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Dying Light was created under Techland, who was also the developers behind Dead Island and as such there are some clear similarities between the two. However, between the two video game titles, Dying Light certainly carries a more mature tone and bleak world.

The video game follows an agent named Kyle Crane who is tasked with infiltrating a quarantine zone city of Harran which has become infested with a virus turning civilians into ruthless zombies. Interestingly enough, there’s a twist on the day and night cycle in Dying Light. During the day, the zombies are more lethargic and easier to deal with, though once the sun set’s they become more aggressive and harder to escape from.

Developers have also tossed in some parkour elements within the game allowing players to easily traverse the city and its obstacles when fleeing the undead hordes. Combat as well has been changed from the melee focus from what we seen within Dead Island to gunplay, giving players an action-adventure experience.


#19 Get Even
  • Developer: The Farm 51
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment

Get Even, developed by The Farm 51 and launched in June of 2017, is a survival horror FPS. The video game follows a man named Cole Black who wakes up in an old asylum with no memory other than a fading image of himself attempting to save a young girl from a bomb strapped to her chest.

Through the use of a mysterious device attached to our protagonist’s head, Cole is able to think back and jump into his memory. Players must go through the various memories to solve puzzles and fight his way through hostile enemies as he attempts to uncover just how he ended up in his current situation.


#18 Layers of Fear
  • Developer: Bloober Team
  • Publisher: Aspyr

Layers of Fear is a psychological horror video game by developers Bloober Team. The video game follows a painter who is attempting to finish his masterpiece though as you roam the mansion, disturbing secret information begins to bleed out.

This is more of an exploration and puzzle-solving video game with a variety of jump scares littered throughout.

Likewise a DLC campaign was released shortly after called Layers of Fear: Inheritance where gamers take on the role of the painter’s daughter who returns to the old house.


#17 The Evil Within
  • Developer: Tango Gameworks
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

The Evil Within was directed by Resident Evil series creator, Shinji Mikami as the game focuses on Sebastian Castellanos a detective that gets pulled into a distorted world during an investigation. Staying true to the survival horror genre, The Evil Within will have players struggling against a fight with nightmarish creatures while avoiding traps, sneaking around the world and solving complex puzzles.


#16 The Evil Within 2
  • Developer: Tango Gameworks
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

It did not come as a shock when it was announced that a new installment in The Evil Within franchise would be coming to market. The title takes place three years after the events of the first video game, where Sebastian once again, takes on a new investigation filled with horrifying creatures to face against. However, this investigation touches close to home for Sebastian as he will get the chance to tie up loose ends to his past.