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- #17 Evil Dead: The Game
- #16 7 Days To Die
- #15 White Noise 2
- #14 Friday the 13th: The Game
- #13 Dead by Daylight
- #12 Hidden Agenda
- #11 Resident Evil 5
- #10 Bloodborne
- #9 The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan
- #8 The Blackout Club
- #7 Resident Evil Revelations 2
- #6 Killing Floor 2
- #5 Hunt: Showdown
- #4 The Forest
- #3 Dying Light
- #2 Back 4 Blood
- #1 Dying Light 2 Stay Human
Who doesn’t love a good scare? Horror titles can keep you on the edge of your seat with no telling just what may be around the corner, or if you’ll even survive your journey. While many scary games are made specifically to be enjoyed alone in the dark, there are a decent amount of games that can be played as a multiplayer experience. In this list, we’re showcasing some of our picks for the best multiplayer PS4 horror games you can play right now.
#17 Evil Dead: The Game
The Evil Dead franchise is proof that if enough fans get behind something, it can last for an incredibly long time. This series has had movies, TV shows, spinoffs, a reboot, and now, a video game. You’re welcome.
In the title, you’ll actually get to play as 4 members of the Evil Dead universe from a rather large roster. You can even have four of you play a different version of Ash Williams, very groovy.
But in this 4v1 game, one of you will be playing the monster that seeks to hunt you down and kill you all. It’ll absorb powers as it moves throughout the level, so you’ll need to complete your tasks in order to survive before it gets too strong to handle!
#16 7 Days To Die
7 Days To Die takes players into a world that’s in shambles due to a nuclear war. With most of humanity turned into mindless zombies, those that remained unturned are left with attempting to stay safe by gathering resources and building up protective shelters. There’s also a multiplayer component that you may find of interest. It allows players to create server-hosted games where groups can connect, communicate, and interact with each other. You’ll also have the ability to go through the game in either a survival game mode or one that is aimed at being creative.
As the name suggests, this game is based around a weekly wave-based gameplay component. During the week, players are left to scavenge for items and fortify their base. On the seventh day, the base is put to the test by a strong wave of zombies. Those that survive can again attempt to find more gear and make necessary upgrades to their shelter to survive another round of zombies.
#15 White Noise 2
After the success of White Noise Online, Milkstone Studios opted to bring out a sequel with White Noise 2. This game is another 4v1 style game where players either take on the role of a paranormal investigator or a monster. During the game, investigators are working together to complete all of the goals and objectives on the map.
If successful, they will completely close a summoned supernatural portal and win the round. Meanwhile, the monster is tasked with killing off all the investigators. Both groups have their pros and cons during the match–investigators can use light sources as a means to keep monsters away while monsters can destroy certain light sources or suddenly appear behind another player.
#14 Friday the 13th: The Game
Friday the 13th was a solid video game experience. Players went into the game as camp counselors, working together to gather necessary items to make a daring escape from the camp. However, among them is a player controlling Jason Voorhees who is attempting to kill everyone on the camp grounds. While the kids are typically faster than Jason, those playing Jason will have a few tricks up their sleeves to deal some massive damage or foil their plans of escape.
It wasn’t much of a surprise to see the game become a massive hit, and it was even less surprising to see the number of updates released to bring more content into the title for players to enjoy. Unfortunately, due to licensing issues that came up after the game’s release, the developers were unable to provide any major updates. With that said, there is still some support offered for the game, so while developers had to shut down the online servers, those that want to enjoy the game could still connect through peer-to-peer networking. It might be limited to who you know initially, but playing with good friends isn’t such a bad thing anyway.
#13 Dead by Daylight
Dead by Daylight has a massive following and it’s a perfect title to fill that Friday the 13th: The Game void. In this title, you’re dealing with a 1v4 gameplay where four players are survivors attempting to complete a series of goals and escape the area. Meanwhile, one hostile player takes the role of a monster. The goal for the monster is simple–stop the others from escaping. This means slaughtering the players, but you’ll have to keep moving. Taking too long to commit murder could give another time to escape.
Fortunately, those that are downed can get rescued by another player in the area. As mentioned, this game is still heavily supported today with new crossover events constantly being added into the mix. You can find all sorts of iconic IPs being featured whether it’s from a film franchise such as A Nightmare on Elm Street or a video game IP like Silent Hill.
#12 Hidden Agenda
Hidden Agenda is a crime thriller developed by Supermassive Games. The title was released back in 2017 and has players taking control of Becky Marney and district Attorney Felicity Graves who are currently searching for the serial killer known as The Trapper.
This is a short game, but it does offer a PlayLink feature where other gamers can join in and vote on decisions that would alter the title’s outcome. While it’s not necessarily a horror title, it’s a thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. After all, there’s a serial killer on the loose. Who knows where he might turn up?
#11 Resident Evil 5
Many don’t reminisce about Resident Evil 5 as fondly as other entries in the survival horror franchise, but there are quite a few fans out there that enjoyed it for its unique action-horror gameplay. Players step into the shoes of Chris Redfield, aided by BSAA agent Sheva Alomar. Set in Africa, a new Bio-Organic Weapon is suspected and it’s up to our duo to figure out what’s going on in the area. Meanwhile, the players are dealing with a new infection that’s turning civilians into mindless zombie-like creatures.
Resident Evil 5 features a cooperative game mode where two players can take on the roles of the characters mentioned. Here, you will battle against hostile enemies, gather resources such as ammo or health, and solve a series of puzzles. While the narrative attaches itself to the mainline series, there is still plenty of over-the-top action-horror gameplay to be had–even if you’re not the biggest Resident Evil fan.
Bloodborne was an instant hit when it was released for the PlayStation 4. Players take control of a Hunter as he traverses through the gothic city of Yharnam, a location known for its medical advances. However, it becomes a mystery as to why the inhabitants have become cursed with a blood-borne disease. This action role-playing title held strong reviews from critics and gamers alike. It’s similar to the Souls series where you’re facing some tough enemies with a focus on knowing just when to strike and dodge. There’s even a DLC expansion that’s worth jumping into called The Old Hunters.
Overall, the DLC is a slight mystery, involving past hunters that are trapped in a hellish world. This storyline event adds some more lore to Bloodborne and gives players a bit more background history of Yharnam. Those of you who have a copy of the game can enjoy a co-op multiplayer addition giving you a bit of an edge with a friend or a random secondary player. However, to do that, you’ll need to go through a process within the game using the Beckoning Bell.
#9 The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan
Supermassive Games hit it big when they launched Until Dawn on the PlayStation 4. If you’re a fan of horror games, chances are you’ve already played that title. However, the studio has since gone on to make a collection of horror titles under the name The Dark Pictures Anthology. The gameplay is very much the same as Until Dawn, which more or less consists of making decisions and exploring. However, did you know that these new horror games offer a multiplayer game mode?
There are two modes available–one with multiple players locally and one for a secondary player online. Essentially, the game splits control of the characters between players rather than a single player having complete control. This way, everyone involved will be altering the storyline. In Man of Medan, players will be diving into the sea with a group of friends in search of sunken treasure, but it turns out that there’s something sinister lurking in the depths.
#8 The Blackout Club
Development studio Question has only has released two games, but they’re certainly a team to watch. While the developers come from several veteran AAA studios, the studio is just getting their footing. One of their latest releases, The Blackout Club, is a first-person co-op horror game that sees a group of teenagers working together in hopes of uncovering dark secrets in their town.
Within the narrative, the teenagers wake up in different areas of the town with no memories. To figure out what’s going on, players will work together to sneak around the town and gather clues. However, you’ll need to be careful not to get caught by a mysterious group. While you’re completing the different challenges, you’ll have an assortment of tools to make use of such as drones and noisemakers. It’s all about stealth and keeping your team protected.
#7 Resident Evil Revelations 2
Resident Evil has a lengthy history spanning a number of major installments and a slew of spin-offs. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is an interesting addition, taking place between the events of Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6.
In the game, Claire Redfield steps back into the franchise after she is accepted into an anti-bioterrorism organization called Terra Save. However, during her welcome party, a group storms the building and takes Claire along with Moria Burton. The duo wake up to find themselves in an abandoned facility leaving them to work together in hopes of figuring out what’s going on. This game features cooperative gameplay support where you’ll find the usual tropes from the Resident Evil franchise such as gathering resources like ammo, dealing with hostile undead enemies, and completing a series of puzzles.
#6 Killing Floor 2
Killing Floor 2 tosses players into another wave-based zombie game. Players will continue fighting off Zeds, similar to what we were dealing with in the first Killing Floor. However, the hostiles will continue to get tougher with each new wave. From there, it’s a tough battle to stay alive and keep your enemies at bay.
Along the way, you’ll earn funds to save up and use for different gear to keep you progressing through the tougher rounds. It’s an easy game to pick up and play, but with anything waved-based, there can be a steep challenge towards your eventual end. It’s all about the challenge.
#5 Hunt: Showdown
Those of you looking for an intense battle against players and hostile enemy AI might find some fun with this title. Hunt: Showdown is a game that takes some inspiration from Darksiders while giving players something new to enjoy. In this title, players will battle against all kinds of monsters in the bayous of Louisiana. There are quite a few creepy things hanging around, so it’s best to bring a friend.
This intense FPS game is one that most may find challenging to get used to, but getting over the learning curve is well worth it. Currently, the title has left early access and can be enjoyed fully with more content steadily being released. While Hunt: Showdown came out originally in 2019 for the PC, PlayStation 4 players are now able to get into the title since it launched in February 2020. The community is very active, so jump in.
#4 The Forest
The Forest tosses players into the role of a man that ends up in a plane crash with his son–but at least you stick the landing. Stuck on an inhabited island full of cannibalistic mutants, players are forced to endure an uphill battle when their son ends up missing. Most praise this game for its unique AI, as the cannibals are not initially much of a problem. Instead, they are more curious about who you are and what you’re doing. As a result, they’ll stay away and just watch you from a distance, but soon, they’ll get closer and will begin wrecking your structures. These guys could use some serious etiquette classes.
This enemy group will even test you to see if you’ll back down when they charge, but as they learn more about you, they become more hostile. The Forest can also be enjoyed as a cooperative gameplay experience with players having the ability to work together, gather resources, build up structures, and take on the baddies.
#3 Dying Light
Techland had a hit when they released Dead Island. Following that, however, they moved on to a new IP called Dying Light. Instead of a tropical paradise, the game puts players in a bleak world where they take the role of Kyle Crane. Kyle has infiltrated a quarantine zone city called Harran, believed to be infested with a new virus that’s turned humanity into mindless zombies. During the day, you’ll find that these zombies are pretty easy and tame to deal with. However, things take a drastic turn during the night, as the zombies become incredibly aggressive.
Fortunately, players have a wide range of parkour skills at the ready, so making it around the city on foot is pretty easy when you need to flee. Combat has been changed from the melee-focused gameplay we saw in Dead Island to a focus on gunplay, giving players a more intense action-adventure experience. Players can go through the campaign cooperatively, or can also play with friends in a battle-infected mode where one infected player sets out to infect the rest of the group.
#2 Back 4 Blood
Back 4 Blood is the spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead. The original development studio behind the IP, Turtle Rock Studios, decided to offer fans another new thrilling zombie co-op shooter. While the fan base for Left 4 Dead is still very much enjoying the first two installments, Turtle Rock offers essentially the same experience but with modern visuals and mechanics. In the game, players work with a group of other human players or AI as they venture out into different areas gunning down mindless infected monsters. It’s all about gathering weapons and blowing enemies to smithereens. Again, similar to Left 4 Dead, the game offers a variety of different monster types that will show up, each with unique attacks or weak spot to aim for.
Each new playable character has a few unique attributes that may make them appealing to certain players. For instance, Hoffman comes in packing with the ability to find ammo after taking down an enemy, while Holly can replenish stamina after killing an infected. Still, even if the base attributes don’t appeal to you, there’s the card mechanic system. Players can build up their character by equipping certain cards which add additional buffs. The enemy AI has its own card system, which means you’ll be dealing with buffed enemies as well.
#1 Dying Light 2 Stay Human
One of the more anticipated game releases for 2022 was Techland’s sequel to Dying Light. In Dying Light 2, players are treated to a narrative set a few years after the first game’s events, taking on the role of Aiden and seeking information about where your missing sister might be. Of course, this is set in another haven city as humanity strives to avoid the undead horde. A big part of the game is still very much parkour traversal. Aiden is skilled at quickly moving around the town and using melee combat, which is crucial for avoiding both thugs and the undead. Best of all, if you want to play with friends, Dying Light 2 Stay Human offers up to four-player cooperative support.
There is a slight catch–you can’t start the game right off the bat with co-op. Instead, you’ll need to go through the first hour or so to catch up on the narrative and some of the mechanics. After that, you’ll be able to enable co-op support in which you can join or invite friends to a game. Essentially, you’re able to go through the rest of the game with friends. Fortunately, the gear and XP progression you gain during the game will carry over as well, so you’re still able to gain some progress for your character back in the single-player component. It’s worth noting that this game focuses heavily on making choices throughout the campaign, and only the host will be able to make those choices.