Most Terrifying PlayStation 4 Horror Games That Will Scare You Witless

#5 The Walking Dead
  • Developer: Telltale Games
  • Publisher: Telltale Games

Okay while this may not be looked upon as the standout title when it comes to the horror genre, the narrative journey Telltale Games takes players in The Walking Dead is rather grim. The video game is part of a series of titles that are somewhat linked together. Of course the game is connected to The Walking Dead television and comic book series, though prior knowledge about The Walking Dead content is not required before jumping into the dark journey.

Overall, players step into the role of Lee Everett who ends up becoming a fatherly figure to a small girl named Clementine when the world ending zombie apocalypse suddenly breaks out. There is a series of episodes to play through in this point-and-click style adventure filled with morale ambiguity choices and puzzles.

#4 Resident Evil 7
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom

Resident Evil 7 takes place four years after the events of Resident Evil 6, in a fictional city of Dulvey, Louisiana. Players will be taking on the role of Ethan, a man who is searching for his missing wife where his investigation leads him to a derelict plantation mansion that houses the oddity Baker family.

It seems that Ethan will have to escape from the cannibalistic Baker family while also searching for clues as to why his journey took him to the Baker family. The overall game does see some changes from the norm in the franchise such as putting players in a first-person perspective. Furthermore, the game takes a step back to the early years of Resident Evil with a focus on survival horror elements rather than action based horror. After players complete the main campaign of Resident Evil 7 they can move on and enjoy the narrative DLC which does help flesh out the story along with tying up some of the loose ends from the narrative ending.

#3 The Last of Us Remastered
  • Developer: Naughty Dog
  • Publisher: Naughty Dog

The Last of Us saw countless awards once the studio unleashed this video game into the market.

This is an action-adventure survival horror type video game set in a world where a disease that turns people into mindless creatures similar to zombies has started to spread globally. Players take on the role of Joe who must deliver a young girl named Ellie to a group safely across the United States.

With bandits, thieves, military, and lastly infected between Joel and his objective, players will have to carefully maneuver around the levels strategically. However, the narrative journey will tug on your heartstrings leaving you begging for more.

#2 Resident Evil 3

  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom

Resident Evil has been an iconic video game franchise for years and while the series has had its share of adjustments in terms of gameplay mechanics, Capcom offered gamers an old school survival horror experience with the remake of Resident Evil 3. Overall, the game follows Jill Valentine who is being hunted down by a BOW all while trying to escape an under overrun Raccoon City. Now the game is not necessarily long especially in comparison to Resident Evil 2 and it’s rather linear as well. However, what may make this game a bit uncomfortable for some players is the fact that at any moment, a massive undead enemy creature known as the Nemesis can pop out, leaving you on the run. It’s the uneasy feeling that may leave you on the edge of your seat, uncertain on whether the next area you head into is filled with some type of undead creature or the seemingly unstoppable Nemesis. If we can offer a tip, we suggest making sure you save often.

#1 Resident Evil 2
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom

Capcom has been an iconic video game development studio over the years and its brought out some incredible IPs. One of which was Resident Evil, a title we definitely feature heavily here on this list and as iconic as this series is, there was no surprise when the development team decided to handle remakes. Unfortunately for gamers, most of the remakes were spent on the original title and while that’s not a bad thing, for fans of the series, there have been plenty of vocal pleas for developers to bring out a remake of its sequel, Resident Evil 2. Well, it took a few years but Capcom did just that and delivered gamers a remake of Resident Evil 2 for current generation platforms. This remake does exactly what Capcom did with the original installment.

Resident Evil 2 the remake brought in an overhaul to the visuals which made the game look fresh and defined. However, there were some changes to the game overall such as the game mechanics such as removing the tank controls that were standard years ago to a more acceptable third-person mechanics found in today’s latest releases. Likewise, there was a change to the camera system as players won’t be dealing with a fixed camera perspective. Instead, the development team decided to bring in the camera and feature it over-the-shoulder, bringing the player closer into the action. Luckily, the game wasn’t altered in terms of the story. Players will still take control of both Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield as they attempt to escape the undead filled Raccoon City.


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.