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10 best horror games on PS4 and PS5

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Here are the 10 best horror games on PlayStation

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10. Visage

First-person horror game Visage sets you loose in a haunted house and its surrounding area, relying on a creepy atmosphere and dark story to deliver some of the most horrifying moments ever in a game.

9. SOMA

Set in an underwater lab, sci-fi horror game SOMA is an incredible narrative adventure that raises existential questions more terrifying than its monstrous enemies.

8. The Last of Us

The Last of Us and its sequel balance the horror of zombie outbreaks, deadly plagues, and religious cults. Their most effective moments leave you fighting for survival against incredible odds.

7. The Forest

Being in a plane crash is bad enough, but things get even worse when the forest you land in is full of bloodthirsty mutants. In The Forest, you’ll need to forage and build to survive while fending off terrifying foes.

6. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Hellblade plays more like an action game, but its story should draw horror fans in. You play as Senua, a Celtic warrior fighting manifestations of her trauma as she tries to save her dead lover’s soul.

5. Dead by Daylight

Most horror games build tension by isolating the player. Dead by Daylight proves that even multiplayer games can build genuine horror (and not just from toxic teammates).

4. Bloodborne

Most horror games aren’t as action-oriented as Bloodborne, but it’s still one of the scariest games around. Its mix of Gothic and cosmic horror will keep you hooked as you face its steep difficulty.

3. Resident Evil 2

Resident Evil 2 set the tone for survival horror for years after its first release. The recent remaster brings it up to date and turns the menacing Mr. X into an unstoppable, omnipresent threat.

2. The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners

If you have PlayStation VR, Saints and Sinners may be the best horror game on PS4. It’s a great zombie survival game with an interesting story to follow, especially for Walking Dead fans.

1. Resident Evil 7

Resident Evil 7 is one of the scariest games around, even if it trades tension for action in the final act. If you can stomach it, there’s also an intense VR mode to play.