Alright, so since I’ve played many, many horror games on the PS4 I guess it’s time for…
MOODORF’S PS4 HORROR GAME RAMBLING SESSION BECAUSE FUCK IT I’M BORED
please note, these are my own opinions, if you enjoyed any of these games than that’s great also I will try to keep this as spoiler free as possible
Layers of Fear - Not bad as a means of immersing yourself in a creepy atmosphere, but not a ton of gameplay to be had here. It’s kind of a walking simulator with a horror theme. What’s nice about it is you can play through it in one sitting. I don’t even think you can “die” per se in this game. 7/10
Outlast - I think this game is pretty overrated imho. I think it definitely has an atmosphere, but it’s kind of a cliched atmosphere. Also, the enemies you’ll have to deal with (by running/hiding) appear so regularly that there’s never really a lull in the action for you to be startled by their suddenly appearing. You just learn to expect to run from people a lot because it happens all the time. It’s honestly more of a stealth game than anything. Oh, and that flipping night vision color scheme? yeah hope you like it because you’re going to be seeing 2/3 of the game in that very monochromatic color palette. 6/10
Visage - So, you know that feeling when you’re at a party or something, and you gotta take a leak but the owner’s not around, so you just sort of wander around the house randomly looking for a bathroom? It’s like that. With ghosts. sometimes. It’s a pretty obvious PT knock-off. It’s very creepy at times but I just wish the game would give me a vague idea of what I’m supposed to be doing other than obviously I need to find keys to unlock doors. There’s probably more to this game than I’m seeing, but I don’t have all the time in the world to figure out games anymore so I’m giving this a 5/10
Resident Evil 7 - I really started to like this one until I got stuck in the basement with this dickhead who just kept killing me constantly sending me into a rage. I do like the atmosphere of this game, and up until the next entry came out it was the best RE game since 4 imho. I’ll probably go back to this one at some point. But for now I’ll give it a ?/10
Resident Evil 2 Remake - Hells yes. This is the best RE game since 4, no doubt. It has the best parts of 4 (the camera/controls) and the best part of the classic RE games (puzzles/pacing) If you are into horror games and haven’t played this one yet, you NEED to. The only negative I have to say about this–and it’s pretty nitpicky–is that the middle of the game kind of sags. 9/10
Emily Wants to Play - I was scraping the bottom of the barrel when I chose this one. I think I’d read that it was scary on some website who the hell knows? Here’s the game in a nutshell: You get jump-scared over and over again, the game doesn’t tell you it’s own rules, you quit after 10 minutes of being jump-scared and never play it again. 1/10
Amnesia: The Dark Descent - I’m not a member of the elite PC race, so I didn’t play this game until very recently. But I’m glad I did because oh my god is it ever frightening. It’s easily the most memorable horror game experience I’ve played since RE1 when I was 12. I can’t praise this game enough. I’ve played through it 5 or 6 times since I bought it, and it’s always a consistently unsettling experience. The pacing is also just about perfect since the game spreads out it’s enemy encounters irregularly enough so you never really know when you’re going to be bolting away from one…which just contributes to the paranoid/scary vibes of the game. Also, while castles are a stereotypical setting for horror movies, they haven’t been as much lately. Even more so in video games. I could rant on about this game for hours, but I’ll just leave with “play this game if you haven’t already, at night with all the lights off, with headphones” 10/10
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs - Ooof. That’s a misstep. Not even close to the dark descent in terms of entertainment/scares. It wasn’t made by exactly the same people, and it shows. To be completely honest by the end of it I was pretty bored. 5/10
Amnesia: Rebirth - Where are the matches!? WHERE. ARE. THE. MATCHES?!? WHERE ARE THEY?
?/10. where’s the score for this game…? I don’t know, probably the same place where they put THE FUCKING MATCHES!
Alien: Isolation - I got pretty frustrated with this one. I will get back to playing it again and write a proper review but for now ?/10
Soma - This one might not be a truly horrifying game, but it’s usually considered a horror one so why not include it? It’s not bad. Kind of stripped down gameplay-wise it’s mostly just puzzles with the occasional enemy encounter. It has atmosphere. It’s got a pretty good story, albeit depressing. I’m not sure how much replay value it has though seeing as how I kind of got bored on the second playthrough, but it’s worth checking out if only for the atmosphere. If you like slower games then this one’s a 7/10
Until Dawn - I was into this game until I encountered a game breaking bug. What happened was I lost my internet connection while downloading it, which I think may have contributed to the bug (?) Because I make it about 30 mins into it, there’s a part where you fire a rifle at a gun range and…the gun won’t fire. I press R2 like it instructs, and uh…nothing. I uninstalled it, deleted my game data, reinstalled it, and…still, can’t progress beyond this point. No new patch that I can see either. Supposedly there’s a way to re-map your PS4 controller buttons but I haven’t tried it yet. In the state it’s in right now I would have to give the game 0/10 because it’s literally broken.
The Evil Within - I remember having this one a long, long time ago when I had first had my PS4 and yeah, I remember hating it. No score since I don’t remember quite how bad it was and I’m not going back to re-evaluate it.
But Mood, you sexy bitch, you didn’t mention…
RE3 Remake/Layers of Fear 2 - Haven’t played it yet. I probably will at some point.
P.T. - I do envy Nose for having played this, but I can’t see myself ever realistically having the means to play it. Shame.
The Evil Within 2/Outlast 2 - Yeah, no thanks.
Insert random zombie game name here - See above.
Friday the Thirteenth: The Game - I don’t really care for online competitive gameplay. There, I said it. Look upon me with your scorn, I have it coming
The Last of Us Parts 1& 2 - Hmmm…I don’t really consider them horror games. Adventure-horror…?
Five Nights at Freddy’s or whatever - I’m still recovering from being jump-scared to death by Emily Wants to Play, so maybe when I recover or something.
I realize I didn’t mention every single PS4 horror game but y’know I have only so much time and money so that’ll have to be it for right now at least.