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5 Best Horror Games on PlayStation Plus Premium (November 2022)

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The horror gaming genre has a wide array of titles that range in quality. With so many games to choose from, deciding what you want to play can be challenging. Which games offer you the most scares for your money or simply the better experience? These are questions that the player must answer before choosing a horror game to play. Here are our picks for the 5 Best Horror Games on PlayStation Plus Premium (November 2022).

 

5. Little Nightmares

Little Nightmares is a game with a gripping grotesque aesthetic. As players creep through its levels, they begin seeing disturbing things unfold. The player plays as a little girl named Six, which is under threat of being eaten by many of the game's creatures. Players must elude these creatures to survive. Naturally, this leads to a lot of platforming and sneaking around as you try and evade capture.

Simply evading danger isn't enough, however, as players must also solve puzzles to continue throughout the game. This game forces you to traverse these levels without fighting back against your foes. This adds to players' sense of dread when playing the game. When players pick this title up, the main character appears rather charming, but their world is anything but. While it might not have the longest runtime for a horror game, it packs a ton of atmospheric scares into its short length. In conclusion, Little Nightmares is a game that is both charming and horrifying, making for an exciting contrast when playing one of the 5 best horror games on PlayStation.

 

4. The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan is an absolutely terrifying experience. Players are forced to take part in the search for a lost ghost ship by pirates. These are the events that open the game up. This game can be played either single-player or with multiple friends, which is nice. The game also manages to morph itself depending on the player's decisions. This adds to the replayability and believability of the events taking place. This game has a ton of atmosphere and manages to grip the player relatively early on.

The game offers two unique game modes that offer players different experiences. First, there is a Movie Night game mode in which players pass around a controller, leaving various choices in the game to the other people in the room. There is also another multiplayer mode known as Shared Story mode, in which players play together through the game. The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan is a game that took the interactive drama of games like Until Dawn and built upon it. This makes it one of the best horror experiences on PlayStation Plus Premium.

 

3. Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th allows players to step into the boots of hockey mask-clad slasher Jason Voorhees. Players will play as camp counselors who must evade the killer at any cost. Unfortunately, one of the players is selected to be the killer and must chase after their victims. There are very few ways of dealing with Jason, one of the ways to kill him is exceptionally convoluted and challenging to pull off. There is even a kill condition that can be met. However, this requires a ton of teamwork and coordination, so it is not for the casual player.

If players can confront Jason with a character pretending to be his mother, he is defeated. This is a canonically accurate ending to the killer as he truly fears his mother. Players can also escape by using secondary objectives around the map to leave. In conclusion, Friday the 13th is a fantastic asymmetrical horror game that pits players against a supernatural killer. So if players have a flair for classic horror or want to enjoy a night of frightful fun, look no further than this game.

2. Until Dawn

Until Dawn is a game that sprouted a genre when it was released, the game features a very interactive drama element that allows players to control the flow of the story. The way the story is presented is much like an 80s horror movie that you can control the outcome of. Players will play as eight young adults who played a prank on one adult that ultimately led to their death. However, this title focuses on the story and its characters rather than straight-up scares.

That isn't to say that Until Dawn isn't scary, just that it focuses on other horror elements other than outright scaring people. This game treats player choice very critically. If you make the wrong choice, it can affect your whole game playthrough. This sense of player agency and strength of decision-making lends itself well to the game's writing. The game essentially serves as a camp slasher flick you can play through, which is fantastic if you enjoy those types of movies. Until Dawn was immensely popular when it came out, so if players have not yet gotten the chance to enjoy it, then now is the time to play it on PlayStation Premium. It is one of the 5 best horror games you can play on PlayStation.

1. SOMA

SOMA is a game that is very dark and atmospheric. This survival horror game certainly has the potential to lead to quite a few sleepless nights on the part of the player. Players will find themselves immersed in the depths of this underwater facility in which they try to evade various creatures. However, this game does not go for low-hanging fruit, as many of its scares focus on the psychological horror of events rather than the straightforward scares.

Players will search through this facility to find information on what is happening. Unfortunately, this information is often delivered through audio tapes that add a creepy factor to the game and lend themselves to the isolation of the situation. In closing, SOMA is a game that, if players have not played, players will be rewarded for doing so. This game hopes to reach a deeper level of fear than most games, which makes it unique.

 

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Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.