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10 Best Horror Games on PlayStation 5 (2024)

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Horror games as a genre have been doing exceptionally well on the PlayStation 5. Through the intense graphical fidelity made possible by the console, many horror games take advantage of this power to significant effect. While these games may differ in the type of horror experience, they bring players. They are still phenomenal. So we will show some love to quite a few horror titles today. That said, enjoy the 5 Best Horror Games on PlayStation 5.

10. The Outlast Trials

Attacker swings at wounded man in brutal horror game

Red Barrels brings you The Outlast Trials, a game filled with deep terror, set during the Cold War. Here, you're caught by the Murkoff Corporation and forced into scary experiments about mind control. You can try to survive these tests alone or with friends. If you make it through, you're free to go. But the real question is, will you ever be the same again? In this game, hiding and smart teamwork are key. You can sneak around dangers or work with others to get through tough spots. The game lets you choose how to face the challenges. You get special tools to help you stay hidden or escape faster. Plus, you can make your character look and act the way you want.

9. Alan Wake 2

Man stands armed in eerie, neon-lit, foggy, desolate street scene

In Alan Wake 2, players dive into a spooky mystery that starts off with a small-town murder and quickly turns into a terrifying adventure. The game takes you to the beautiful but eerie town of Bright Falls and its surrounding nature, where the line between day and night, light and dark, blurs. The story grabs you with lots of surprises and keeps you hooked as you play as both Alan Wake and a new character, Saga Anderson. You'll see the scary events unfolding from two different views, which makes things even more exciting.

8. Scorn

Horror game on PS5 shows grotesque creature in dim corridor

Scorn is a special kind of horror game that has won awards. It puts you in a scary, dream-like place. The game doesn't guide you much. Instead, you find your way through different areas that are all connected, like a big, twisted puzzle. Each place you visit has its own story and puzzles to solve, along with unique characters that make the world feel real and alive. In this game, the world itself feels like it's part of the game. You'll walk through mazes and find new paths on your own. The game tells its story while you play, so there are no breaks or cuts to take you out of the experience.

7. Alone in the Dark

PlayStation horror game characters conspire secretly in a dim room

Alone in the Dark is another scary video game that tells a spooky story with lots of surprises. Imagine walking into a old house called Derceto Manor. This house hides many secrets and scary things that might jump out as you explore. The game is all about trying to stay safe while finding out what's hidden inside this mysterious place. The game is very special because it uses the voices and faces of famous actors Jodie Comer and David Harbour. They help make the characters Emily and Edward feel real. Overall, Alone in the Dark is great for anyone who loves a good scare and a story that feels like an adventure.

6. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

A woman hides silently as shadows loom in a chaotic room

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a game that transforms the iconic 1974 horror film into an intense third-person asymmetrical horror adventure. Here, players face a grim test of survival, either as a member of the fearsome Slaughter family or as one of their unfortunate victims. The game's setting, directly inspired by the film's eerie atmosphere, amplifies every shadow and sound.

For those who are cast as victims, stealth and cleverness become vital tools for survival. The game challenges you to navigate through the haunting landscape, searching for the means to escape the relentless pursuit of the Slaughter family. Conversely, playing as a member of the Slaughter family allows you to embrace the role of the hunter, using your sinister abilities to track and capture the intruders on your grounds.

5. Outlast 2

Starting off our list today, we have an entry that makes a great introduction to the horror genre. Outlast 2 combines many elements of survival horror with psychological horror. This makes for a winning combination, as a lot of the time, as players traverse through this dark world, they will need to fight to survive. However, the game messes with the player at certain points using sound effects and other useful tactics to make this a nail-biting experience.

Players will have to run and hide to the best of their ability. They are able to do this by hiding in various locations throughout the game. This adds to the tension of the game, as there isn't much you can do combat-wise to solve the situations you are in. This definitely feeds into eh psychological horror aspects of the game, as you are simply awaiting something to happen. So if you are someone who enjoys a ton of scares within their horror games, this is a great pick for you. It is for these reasons we choose Outlast 2 as one of the best horror games for PlayStation 5 in 2023.

4. Little Nightmares 2

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Switching things up quite a bit, we have Little Nightmares 2. Now while Little Nightmares 2 may not have the realistic graphical style of Outlast. It most certainly makes up for this difference by using a distinct art style. Players can instantly recognize this title through screenshots alone, which is great for the recognition of the game. Much like games such as Limbo and Inside, players will have to traverse through levels without being able to engage in combat. This gives the player a trapped feeling right away that grips the player throughout their playtime.

Players will have to use their puzzle-solving skills in order to make it through this game. This is no small feat either, as players must do all of this while evading an undefeatable enemy. Another aspect of this game that absolutely shines is its atmosphere and ambiance. Both of these elements make the game feel very dark and gloomy, almost depressing. This makes it a great setting for this horror title. So if you haven't, make sure you check out Little Nightmares 2, as it is one of the most fantastic horror games on PlayStation 5 in 2023.

3. Dead Island 2

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For our next entry, we have a title that was long-awaited by fans. While the development of Dead Island 2 proved to be a more arduous task than expected, the results were well worth it. The game has a fantastic sense of graphical fidelity, which is used to apply various gore effects to its many infected types. Added to this is the variety within these enemy types. Yet perhaps the most impressive element of Dead Island 2 is its sandbox approach to combat. This makes the moment-to-moment gameplay feel absolutely phenomenal.

If players are looking for a game that perfectly captures the feeling of older zombie titles such as Left 4 Dead and, of course, the original Dead Island, this is a must-play through its simple yet adaptive mechanics, as well as a pretty tongue-in-cheek sense of humor. Dead Island 2 manages to cement itself within the modern era of gaming while maintaining faithfully to its roots. And while sometimes this may come off as dated. This is a game that horror game fans must check out.

2. Dead Space

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For our next entry, we have a long-awaited remake of a horror classic. For those players who didn't have the chance to experience Dead Space in its heyday, this remake is a godsend. Players will now be able to experience the horror title which shook up the genre when it was initially released. This is great, as it allows the game to be recognized for the innovative title it was back then. Players will be able to go throughout the game, attempting to survive with a ton of different Necromorphs to contend with.

This design decision affects many things, such as the game's combat and enemy weaknesses. Players must be able to pick up on the enemies' weaknesses which gives the game a surprising sense of depth to its combat. There is also an emphasis on the game's gore mechanics. This was a huge selling point of the original game, which is only enhanced through modern technology. So if you haven't tried it before or are a returning fan, Dead Space is a great title to check out.

1. Resident Evil 4

For our final entry, we have a game that took everyone by surprise and blew them away. Resident Evil 4 was already a landmark title when it was initially released. However, this remake only serves to cement its legacy further. The gameplay for this classic game has been remade wonderfully, and not only that, it has been improved as well. There are many aspects of the game which have been altered or brought up to modern standards. These include things such as the storylines for the game, as well as many of the gameplay elements within the game. This makes for an overall more polished and coherent experience for the player to enjoy.

Now while it may first appear like simply a fresh coat of paint, there is much more going on here. The gameplay mechanics being reworked means players will now have a more smooth and more responsive experience compared to what was available initially. Another beloved added feature was the addition of a crafting system. This simply fits the game so well and improves the player's survivability overall. So if you are looking to play one of the best horror games ever released, make sure you check out Resident Evil 4 for PlayStation 5 in 2023.

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