10 Best Horror Games on PS Plus | TheReviewGeek Recommends

With Halloween right around the corner (at the time of writing), now is the perfect time to figure out which horror games to play over the spooky season. PS4 and PS5 owners with a PS Plus subscription have a lot of options to choose from so we have highlighted our personal picks in this article.

Will you be playing one or more of these games? Have we failed to mention a horror game that sends a shiver down your spine? Let us know in the comments below. 

Alien: Isolation

In space, no one can hear you scream. But your neighbours might hear you cry out in fear if you choose to play this gripping survival horror title.

The game puts you in the shoes of Amanda Ripley (the daughter of movie protagonist Ellen Ripley) and places you at a remote trading station where an unseen terror awaits. Of course, this terror doesn’t remain in the shadows for long. As you explore the abandoned space station, you are stalked by the alien menace that is recognizable from the Alien movies and forced to play a deadly game of hide and seek as it tries to hunt you down. 

Alien: Isolation is a game fraught with tension and is a must-play if you’re a fan of the long-running movie franchise. 

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The Callisto Protocol

The Callisto Protocol will be instantly familiar to you if have ever played any of the Dead Space titles as it shares a similar combat mechanic and the same third-person, narrative-driven gameplay. 

The game is set 300 years in the future and puts you in the shoes of Jacob Lee, a victim of fate who has been thrown into Black Iron Prison, a maximum-security penitentiary, that is located on Jupiter’s moon, Callisto. When the inmates begin to transform into monstrous creatures, you must battle your way to safety while uncovering the dark and disturbing secrets buried beneath the surface of the moon.

The Callisto Protocol isn’t quite on par with the recent Dead Space remake but if you’re looking for a similar title that is packed with tense moments and gruesome monsters, you might enjoy this one.

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Resident Evil: Director’s Cut

Okay, so this upgraded version of the original Resident Evil game that was released on the PS1 might seem a little dated now with its 32-bit graphics and fixed camera angles. But until we get a full-on remake of this classic title, it’s still worth playing if you’re desperate to re-engage with the horrors that lie in wait at the iconic Spencer Mansion.

The game is full of terrifying moments, such as the initial reveal of a zombie chomping on its unfortunate victim, and the jump scare scene in one of the mansion’s corridors when the zombified dogs burst through the windows. It’s also full of frustrating moments – the shortage of ammo, the tricky puzzles – but if you’re looking for a nostalgic experience during the Halloween season, this game can’t be beaten.

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Days Gone

Days Gone is another game about a zombie invasion but it’s far less tense and terrifying than Resident Evil. In Capcom’s survival horror title the zombies had the upper hand, but in this more action-heavy game, you’re able to kill the zombies with relative ease, be that with the variety of weapons at your disposal or with your motorbike which can be used to mow them down.

This isn’t to say the game isn’t scary. As you traverse the open world of the Pacific Northwest, you are often chased down by packs of zombies that can quickly outnumber you if you don’t think strategically. So, while they are relatively easy to dispose of in 1:1 battles, you will struggle to survive when you are surrounded by hordes of the undead.

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Dead By Daylight

Too scared to play a horror game alone? If so, Dead By Daylight is the game is for you. In this asymmetrical competitive multiplayer game, one player takes on the role of the Killer and the others play as Survivors who work together to escape the Killer and avoid being caught, tortured, and killed.

Thanks to a never-ending stream of DLC, players have a lot of choice when deciding which Killer to control. Pinhead (from the Hellraiser movies) Freddy (from the Nightmare On Elm Street franchise), Pyramid Head (from the Silent Hill games), and Michael Myers (from the Halloween movies) are just a few of the playable atrocities that can be controlled by those wanting to rip apart their friends. 

Outlast II

A recent addition to PS Plus, Outlast II is a first-person pychological horror game that puts you in the shoes of Blake Langerman, a journalist who is forced into a battle for survival after the chopper he was in crashes and leaves him stranded in an ominous section of the Arizona desert.

Here, you must search for your wife who went missing after the crash and escape the deranged cultists who are always on your trail.

Unlike a lot of survival horror games, you are unable to defend yourself. As such, your only options are to flee or hide from the terrors that are coming after you. 

Your main source of light is your video camera which is equipped with night vision. If it runs out of batteries, your life becomes much harder, as moving around in the darkness is no easy task, especially when you’re frantically trying to avoid the various enemies that the game throws at you.

The Evil Within 2

This sequel to The Evil Within (which is also available on PS Plus) is a third-person game that has everything you could ever want from a horror title, including a mysterious town to explore, a variety of gruesome monsters, some effective jump scare moments, and a lead character that is more than just a two-dimensional hero with no proper backstory. 

The game takes place three years after the original title and once again places you in the shoes of Detective Sebastian Castellanos who enters a nightmarish realm in search of his missing daughter. It’s a plotline reminiscent of those from the Silent Hill games but mercifully, the town you explore in this game isn’t over-saturated with blinding fog. 

The Evil Within 2 is an improvement on the first game, with better graphics, more refined gameplay, and larger areas to explore. Both titles are worth playing, however, so if you have somehow bypassed these games, be sure to make time to play them. 

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Resident Evil 7 was a return to form for the long-running horror franchise after the poorly-received Resident Evil 5 and 6 that both favoured high-kicking action and gunplay over the series’ tense survival horror aspects.

In this game, you take control of new protagonist Ethan Winters as he explores the gloomy Louisiana home of the cannibalistic Baker family in search of his missing wife. If you have ever wanted to play a game that is similar in feel to the first Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie, then Resident Evil 7 will certainly give you those vibes as you explore the trap-filled mansion and dilapidated old shacks owned by the hillbilly household. 

Unlike most other games in the Resident Evil franchise, this one is played from a first-person perspective so you can be guaranteed a terrifying up-close and personal experience (it’s even scarier when played in VR). With stunning graphics, a well-developed story, and a very chilling atmosphere, this stands out as one of the best games in the RE series so far. 

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Friday The 13th: The Game

Friday The 13th: The Game has much in common with Dead By Daylight due to the asymetrical style and survivors vs killer gameplay. It’s not as polished or as varied as that title but if you have ever wanted to play as the hockey-masked killer Jason Vorhees, this is certainly the game for you.

Jason has a variety of abilities at his disposal and becomes much stronger as each round of the game progresses. Your life will be made much harder if you play as one of the camp counsellors who are trying to escape the malevolent monster, although constant communication with your teammates will give you a fighting chance if you decide to work together. 

Every aspect of the game, from locations to the 80s setting is drawn from the movies so you will have a lot of fun with this one if you have ever wanted to experience life (and death) at Camp Crystal Lake. 

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House Of Ashes

House Of Ashes is the latest game in The Dark Pictures Anthology (other games from the series are also on PS Plus) and is arguably the best of the bunch so far. This one is set during the time of the Iraq war and it puts you in control of a number of characters that have various roles within the conflict. 

This isn’t a war title in the vein of Call Of Duty, however. This is a survival horror game that is set underground in an ancient Sumerian temple where something monstrous awaits the 5 playable protagonists who dare to explore the maze-like passages of its confines. 

As with the previous games in this series, the fates of the game’s characters are in your hands as one wrong move could send any of them to their deaths. There’s no simple restart here as they will stay dead for the duration of the game while you take on the role of another poor soul who relies on you to keep them alive. 

With detailed graphics, a cast of recognizable faces, and a fair few nail-biting moments, House Of Ashes is a great horror game to play either alone or with your friends.

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Which of these games have you enjoyed (or been terrified by)? Let us know in the comments below.


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