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The 7 Best Horror Games on PlayStation 4

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Do you like to be scared? Video games are one of the best places to get scared because they actually put you into the horrific situation. While a movie sees you watching what’s unfolding, in video game, you have to face the monsters just like you were there.

The PlayStation 4 has tons of good horror games that have been released over the course of its lifespan. Today, we’re going to dig in and figure out the ten best horror games on the PS4 and put them in order. If you’re looking to experience true fear, these are the games for you.

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7. Doom

Doom - Campaign Trailer | PS4

Doom is probably one of the best games on the list in terms of gameplay, but it’s not all that scary. Still, it has all of the horror elements you could want. This game feels like a return to form for ID. It takes everything we loved about the old school Doom game and modernizes them. The shooting feels incredible, the monsters look fantastic, and the story is even interesting. If you somehow haven’t played Doom yet, the time is now.

6. Until Dawn

Until Dawn - Launch Trailer | PS4

If you’re always wanted to “play” a horror movie, Until Dawn is perfect for you. It’s like a choose your own adventure game but with all the horror and murder you could want. Your decisions will decide which characters live and die, which gives every scene a real sense of weight and meaning. Add in the fantastic visuals that make the action look real, and you have a recipe for terror.

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5. SOMA

SOMA - Story Trailer

SOMA brings plenty of sci-fi elements to the table, but make no mistake, this is absolutely a horror game. It comes from the folks behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent, so there’s some serious horror pedigree there. This game is just dripping in terrifying elements that’ll make you uncomfortable while keeping you on the edge of your seat.

4. Resident Evil 3

Resident Evil 3 - Nemesis Trailer | PS4

Here we enter the Resident Evil wing of the hall of fame. When it comes to horror games, few franchises have stood the test of time quite like Capcom’s beloved games. Resident Evil 3 is a remake of the classic game, and it’s done perfectly. It ramps up the horror with the improved PS4 visuals, and it gives the game a more modern control scheme.

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3. Resident Evil 7

Resident Evil 7 Biohazard Official Launch Trailer

Resident Evil 7 is the only new fresh game from the franchise to make the cut, and it definitely deserves its place. In some ways, this game is like a return to its roots for the RE franchise, but it does more than enough new stuff to stand on its own. And when you add in the fact that it’s actually fantastic in virtual reality, it’s no surprise that this sits near the top of the list.

2. Resident Evil 2

Resident Evil 2 | Launch Trailer | PS4

Resident Evil 2 was already my favorite game in the long-running horror franchise, and the remake took the already amazing game and brought it to a level I didn’t think was possible. It takes all of the good stuff from the original, strips away the tired graphics and tank controls, and creates one of the best horror games ever released.

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1. The Last of Us: Remastered

The Last of Us Remastered E3 2014 Trailer (PS4)

Was there any question about what PS4 horror game would sit atop the list? The Last of Us is not only the best horror games on the PlayStation 4, but it might just be the best game on the platform overall. It’s an absolute masterpiece that’ll scare you, make you feel all sorts of emotions, and even provide you with hours of fun. It would have already been number one without the Remaster, but the tweaks make it even better!

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