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5 Best Horror Games on PlayStation Plus (March 2023)

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5 Best Horror Games on PlayStation Plus

Games are designed for all types of gamers, including those who enjoy being scared out of their wits. Even if creepy, spooky, or terrifying experiences aren't your thing, they can be a fun treat every now and then. You won't have to spend that $70 on just one game thanks to PlayStation Plus. Instead, a single subscription unlocks over a hundred different PS4 and PS5 games, with a good number of them being horror-based. From here on, all you do is download and play games directly from your console’s internal storage. Easy peasy. Looking for a good horror game to play on PlayStation Plus? These are the best horror games on PlayStation Plus (March 2023) to start.

5. Until Dawn

Until Dawn - Launch Trailer | PS4

Until Dawn is an interactive drama and horror game that has pulled in a ton of Twitch online players like a magnet. Consequently, you’ll find that competing online to stay alive through the night comes with the unwarranted issue of slow internet connection speeds. Gladly, you won’t have to deal with all that fuss with the PS Plus Extra or Premium subscription service.

Seamless gameplay aside, Until Dawn has quite a gripping narrative that aims to keep gamers on the edge of their seats throughout their eight to ten hours playthrough. It does this by allowing interactive gameplay in a way that makes you feel like your decisions actually matter. Even as you follow the friends stranded in a horror-filled, nightmarish mountain retreat, their past actions coming back to haunt their present, it’s always entertaining enough to keep your interest piqued throughout. 

A fun additive is that the show must go on, even after your character dies. There’s just no escaping the present, at least until the sun comes back up. Can you bring friends along? No, you can’t, Steve. No, you cannot.

Tier: PS Plus Extra / Premium

Platform: PS4

4. The Medium

The Medium - Reveal Trailer | PS5

While you could play The Medium on Xbox Series X, it’s a much more immersive experience playing on PS5 with the DualSense controller in hand. Classified as a psychological horror, The Medium picks up everything good about its spiritual predecessors, like Layers of Fear, and transforms them into the most horrific experience possible.

Simultaneously experience the real and spirit worlds in third-person perspective, a pretty interesting aspect patented as “dual-reality gameplay.” You’ll follow the medium, Marianne, as she travels across both realms and encounters thought-provoking, nightmarish visions of a child’s murder. 

Oh, and it looks like the same indie studio, Bloober Team, is remaking Silent Hill 2. So, there's certainly lots of good stuff coming your way, but especially, the kind of good stuff that’s preceded by The Medium.

Tier: PS Plus Extra

Platform: PS5

3. A Plague Tale: Requiem

A Plague Tale: Requiem - Story Trailer | PS5 Games

A Plague Tale: Requiem follows the smash hit, A Plague Tale: Innocence, as Amicia and Hugi journey far south into new regions and vibrant cities, in the hopes of curing Hugo’s curse. Things take a turn for the worse, though, as Hugo’s powers reawaken, and cause a wave of death, destruction, and flesh-eating rats as a result.

This is an entry you won’t want to miss, partly because of the craftsmanship already portrayed by its award-winning predecessor but also because of the game’s already emotional, somber premise, sure to grip many hearts by the heartstrings. Will you survive the virtual, uncaring world twisted by supernatural forces? 

With the hordes of rats spreading the black plague already a terrifying antagonist to deal with, and the soldiers from the French Inquisition adding salt to the fire, when push comes to shove, can you truly do whatever it takes to survive?

Tier: PS Plus Extra / Premium

Platform: PS5

2. Bloodborne

Bloodborne Debut Trailer | Face Your Fears | PlayStation 4 Action RPG

Bloodborne is specially curated for gamers who like a dose of horror in their action sequences. Playing as a lone traveler, you’re whisked off into a cursed town where a strange epidemic illness spreads through the streets’ alleyways like fire, destroying everything it touches. The streets crawl with monsters, and the air looms over you with contempt. It’s, by and large, an atmospheric experience, focusing on gothic literature situated in the ancient decaying city of Yharnam.

Although Bloodborne has had quite a long run on PlayStation, it still remains one of the best horror games on PlayStation Plus, to this day. So, if you haven’t already checked it out, and you’re a fan of dark atmospheric horror, heart-pounding combat, and ruthless difficulty, then there’s no better time than now to finally get around to playing it.

Tier: PS Plus Extra 

Platform: PS4

1. Dead by Daylight

Dead by Daylight - Launch Trailer | PS5

Dead By Daylight is the same story as Bloodborne. It’s a horror phenomenon that’s been around for a couple of years now, with the gameplay experience remaining unmatched by most horror games of today. The core aspect of the game packs so much intrinsic energy, that even the few glitches you experience seem hardly important.

You’ve probably heard Dead by Daylight’s story before of a killer hunting down other players, in this case, four survivors. Whoever survives the break of dawn wins. To up the ante on the asymmetrical gameplay, the killer gets control of a supernatural entity or a classic horror character like Michael Myers from Halloween, Ghostface from Scream, or even Nemesis from Resident Evil. So, while Dead by Daylight appears to be a stealth co-op game, it also doubles as a horror title.

These aren’t the only crossovers available. There are many more crossover horror movies and video game icons, including Stranger Things, Silent Hill, and Saw, to name a few. With such big players featured in the game, rest assured there’d be plenty of jump scares, as well as brutally ruthless, savage, and “1000 ways to die experiences, in store. 

Tier: PS Plus Extra 

Platform: PS4, PS5

So, what’s your take? Do you agree with our best horror games on PlayStation Plus (March 2023)? Are there more PlayStation Plus horror games we should know about? Let us know down in the comments or over on our socials here.

Evans I. Karanja is a freelance writer who loves to write about anything technology. He is always on the lookout for interesting topics, and enjoys writing about video games, cryptocurrency and blockchain and more. When not writing, he can be found playing video games or watching F1.