[TBG’s October Fright Fest:] Best Horror games on PS5

 

It’s spooky season once again so why not fire up your PlayStation 5 and indulge in some knee-knocking action with TBG’s list of the Best Horror Games available right now. Though horror can take many forms depending on the player, we have put together a list guaranteed to contain at least one title to give you the heebie-jeebies this Halloween.

 

Returnal

After crash-landing on this shape-shifting world, Selene must search through the barren landscape of an ancient civilisation for her escape. Isolated and alone, she finds herself fighting tooth and nail for survival. Again and again, she’s defeated –forced to restart her journey every time she dies. Through relentless roguelike gameplay, you’ll discover that just as the planet changes with every cycle, so do the items at your disposal. Every loop offers new combinations, forcing you to push your boundaries and approach combat with a different strategy each time. Aliens meets groundhog day? We’re on an express elevator to hell!

 

Dead by Daylight

Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer (4vs1) horror game where one player takes on the role of the savage Killer, and the other four players play as Survivors, trying to escape the Killer and avoid being caught, tortured and killed. Survivors play in third-person and have the advantage of better situational awareness. The Killer plays in first-person and is more focused on their prey. The Survivors’ goal in each encounter is to escape the Killing Ground without getting caught by the Killer – something that sounds easier than it is, especially when the environment changes every time you play. Hold on a second, we’ll be right back..

 

The Medium

Discover a dark mystery only a medium can solve. Travel to an abandoned communist resort and use your unique psychic abilities to uncover its deeply disturbing secrets, solve dual-reality puzzles now enhanced with the PS5’s DuelSense controller, survive encounters with sinister spirits, and explore two realities at the same time. The Medium is a third-person psychological horror game that features patented dual-reality gameplay and an original soundtrack co-composed by Arkadiusz Reikowski and Akira Yamaoka. Here’s a lullaby to close your eyes.

 

Observer: System Redux

Welcome to the future the Year is 2084. The future has turned out much darker than anyone could imagine. First, there was the nanophage. A digital plague that killed thousands upon thousands of those who chose to augment their minds and bodies. Then came the war, leaving both the West and the East decimated and shattered. With no one left to seize power, corporations took over and forged their own crooked Empires. You are a tool of corporate oppression. Feared and DESPISED, you hack into the darkest corners of your suspects’ Minds. You creep into their dreams, expose their fears, and extract whatever your investigation may require. You are an observer, or a sci-fi Freddy Krueger, either way, it’s creepy!

 

Resident Evil: Village

Experience survival horror like never before in Resident Evil village, the eighth major instalment in the genre-defining Resident Evil franchise. Set a few years after the horrifying events in the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 7 biohazard, the all-new storyline brings Ethan Winters to a remote snow-capped village filled with a diverse cast of terrifying enemies. After a devastating encounter with Resident Evil series hero Chris Redfield, Ethan pursues him in search of answers but finds himself in an entirely new nightmare. Tall women and hairy men await you, better pack a sandwich!

 

A Plague Tale: Innocense

Follow the grim tale of young Amicia and her little brother Hugo, in a heartrending journey through the darkest hours of history. Hunted by Inquisition soldiers and surrounded by unstoppable swarms of rats, Amicia and Hugo will come to know and trust each other. As they struggle to survive against overwhelming odds, they will fight to find purpose in this brutal, unforgiving world. Don’t let this one fool you, being hounded by hordes of rats is creepy! Especially when wearing a good headset in a dark room and the enhanced feedback from the DuelSense.

 

The Sinking City

The Sinking City is an adventure and investigation game set in an open world inspired by the universe of H.P. Lovecraft, the master of Horror. The game was developed by Frogwares, a studio that has won many awards for the Sherlock Holmes series. Half-submerged, Oakmont is in the grips of supernatural forces. You are a detective, and you have to uncover the truth of what has possessed the city… and the minds of its inhabitants. Prepare to die, or worse, sink into madness.

 

Alan Wake: Remastered

Available on PlayStation for the first time! In this award-winning cinematic action-thriller, troubled author Alan Wake embarks on a desperate search for his missing wife, Alice. As he discovers the pages of a horror story he has supposedly written but has no memory of, Wake’s grip on reality is threatened as he confronts the darkness closing in. The horror story is coming true…

 

Alien: Isolation

Discover the true meaning of fear in Alien: Isolation, a survival horror set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger. Fifteen years after the events of Alien, Ellen Ripley’s daughter, Amanda enters a desperate battle for survival, on a mission to unravel the truth behind her mother’s disappearance. As Amanda, you will navigate through an increasingly volatile world as you find yourself confronted on all sides by a panicked, desperate population and an unpredictable, ruthless Alien. Why don’t they just freeze him?

 

Bloodborne

A lone traveller. A cursed town. A deadly mystery that swallows everything it touches. Hunt your nightmares in the ultimate horror fuelled souls experience. Face your fears as you enter the decaying city of Yharnam, a forsaken place ravaged by a terrible, all-consuming illness. Scour its darkest shadows, fight for your life with blades and guns and discover secrets that will make your blood run cold – but just might save your skin… To say Bloodborne is genre-defining would be an understatement, fear the old blood!

 

So there is a list of titles guaranteed to make you go bump in the night. Let us know what you think of our list in the comments below or on social media and remember, there is no such thing as the boogeyman!

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