Most Terrifying PlayStation 4 Horror Games That Will Scare You Witless

#15 Observer
  • Developer: Bloober Team
  • Publisher: Aspyr

Released in 2017, developers Bloober Team crafted a psychological horror title based around a detective. Within the game, players take on the role of Daniel Lazarski who is a detective with an unique tool. During interrogations, Daniel is able to hack into peoples minds and investigate surroundings memorized by the person.

This is one of those games that is best to go in with as little knowledge as possible due to the length of the game. Players who take the day off to enjoy a game can easily beat this in one sitting in just over five hours, especially if they are going for just the main narrative story.


#14 Outlast
  • Developer: Red Barrels
  • Publisher: Red Barrels

Outlast is a first-person survival psychological horror title by development team Red Barrels. The game follows a freelance investigative journalist named Miles Upshur who is searching out a remote psychiatric hospital.

However, what Miles finds is not only disturbing but dangerous leaving him to fight for his life. Being more of a survival horror title, players are encouraged to use stealth to their advantage while maneuvering over various obstacles. Likewise, a big portion of the game is based on the use of a night vision camera to see what is around the area. However, limited batteries are required to run the camera forcing players to seek out replacements as they progress through the narrative campaign.


#13 Little Nightmares
  • Developer: Tarsier Studios
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment

In Little Nightmares, players will be taking on the role of a young girl named Six who had been kidnapped from her home and forced to work at a place known as The Maw, an underwater resort.

The resort caters to the powerful elite, forcing Six to serve their needs. One day, Six is presented with a way back to freedom, though during her journey out of the unpredictable world of The Maw, Six catches the glimpse of the corruption of modern happiness though the journey to freedom is long and treacherous.


#12 Until Dawn
  • Developer: Supermassive Games
  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Until Dawn is a PlayStation 4 exclusive and a horror adventure title. Developed by Supermassive Games, Until Dawn follows a group of eight characters who decide to hold a holiday retreat at a cabin within a fictional mountain resort in western Canada.

However, their holiday retreat quickly turns sour as they learn a psycho killer is on the loose forcing our group of eight to survive until sunrise. If you enjoy choice-based video games then this title will be a must play.

Gamers will be able to control the characters at various points in the narrative while making critical choices along the way. Depending on the choices made will alter the narrative and even result in potential characters not making it through the night.


#11 The Last of Us Part 2

  • Developer: Naughty Dog
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

The Last of Us was such a massively popular video game that it really came to no surprise a sequel would be released into the market. This sequel follows Ellie years after her voyage with Joel and life was seemingly a bit more normal behind protected walls. Everyone had their jobs and roles to keep society going although an event occurs that shakes Ellie to her core. Years after risking her precious life in hopes of doing some good in the world, she is back into action against all odds. We won’t spoil anything here but we will say that this is a different kind of scary game. While there are plenty of creatures, the focus is mainly around hostile factions.

You never know just what is behind each corner and the development team at Naughty Dog did an incredible job at making people feel more human. The fear of having to end someone’s life can weigh on you at times. Hearing their screams, panic, and friends cry out over their sudden loss could really make the game a terrifying adventure of losing grip with humanity. It seems that with each game Naughty Dog really tries to set the bar even higher.