What are the best horror games on PS5? A very popular genre despite its somewhat acquired taste, horror titles are for a lifetime, not just Halloween. Some will stick to jump scares while others will explore psychological horror, touching on themes like mental health. Whatever the case, you can be assured you’re in for an unsettling, spooky experience.
On this page, as determined by the Push Square community, we’ve listed the best horror games on PS5. From modern classics like Resident Evil Village to underrated titles such as Tormented Souls, there’s something for everyone. Well, as long as you’re not a scaredy cat. Some titles on this list contain a deluge of jump scares, while others will slowly get under your skin. The games ranked below excel in all of those areas.
However, if you think a certain PS5 game is missing or you don’t agree with the current order of the list, you’re in luck: this page is shaped entirely by you. By rating your favourite horror games on PS5, you can have a direct impact on this page and watch as your favourite game rises through the ranks. To do so, use the search tool below and then rate the games you think belong on our list. Once you’ve found the game in question, click on its star icon and you can leave a rating from 1 through to 10.
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Best PS5 Games
With all that said, it’s time to hide behind the sofa. Listed below are the best horror games on PS5, rated and ranked by you.
15. The Callisto Protocol (PS5)
Publisher: KRAFTON / Developer: Striking Distance Studios
The Callisto Protocol had all the potential to be one of the early horror greats on PS5, and while it’s still a good game, it can’t help but feel like a slight disappointment. It gets the combat mostly right and the atmosphere is top-notch, but it feels too much like Dead Space without doing anything of its own and the characters are rubbish. Worth playing if you’ve got the time — especially if you like a cinematic angle — but don’t go in expecting a masterpiece.
14. Observer: System Redux (PS5)
Publisher: Bloober Team / Developer: Bloober Team
Observer: System Redux is a legitimately impressive overhaul. At long last, the PS5 has allowed Bloober Team’s ambitions with this title to be properly realized. New quests slot into the experience wonderfully, Rutger Hauer’s performance remains impeccable, and the game just generally has a lot more to offer this time out. While an over-reliance on jump scares and a plot desperately in need of some trimming hold the experience back from true greatness, Observer’s fancy new PS5 incarnation at long last feels like the title it was originally intended to be.
13. Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water (PS5)
Publisher: Koei Tecmo / Developer: Koei Tecmo
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water on PS5 is an average remaster of one of the horror series’ worst entries. While it may still have those classic photo taking mechanics to defeat ghosts and ghouls, its clunky controls don’t hold up. At least the haunting atmosphere and creepy cutscenes live up to the hype. Just don’t go into this one expecting anything special.
12. Tormented Souls (PS5)
Publisher: PQube / Developer: Dual Effect
Tormented Souls is an indie horror game directly inspired by classic franchises like Resident Evil and Alone in the Dark. As such, it’s a dark, grisly survival title full of dark corridors to creep through, hideous monsters to fend off, and nasty puzzles to solve. Playing as Caroline Walker, you explore a seemingly abandoned mansion in search of two girls who have gone missing. Those looking for some old-school style frights will be well served here — maybe play this one with the lights on.
11. Alan Wake Remastered (PS5)
Publisher: Epic Games / Developer: Remedy
Originally released for the Xbox 360 all the way back in 2010, Alan Wake cultivated cult status for its unorthodox Twin Peaks-inspired storytelling and unique horror gameplay loop. With light playing a significant role, you need to use a torch in combination with traditional weapons in order to defeat the Taken and restore order to the fictional Washington town of Bright Falls. First published by Microsoft, developer Remedy was able to wrangle back the rights to the series in 2019, which paved the way for this spruced-up PS5 remaster – and a sequel unsurprisingly named Alan Wake 2.