2Resident Evil 7
Its sequel, Resident Evil Village, might be out now, but we still think Resident Evil 7 is scarier. It completely rebooted the Resident Evil formula by returning it to its true horror roots, borrowing many a convention from popular horror films and games of the past. There’s a stench of Evil Dead in there, a taste of Texas Chainsaw Massacre and an air of Condemned, but Resident Evil 7 is a masterpiece in its own right.
You play as Ethan Winters, a man who winds up at the home of the Baker family as he searches for his wife who went missing three years ago. All is certainly not as it seems though; within minutes of stepping through the door and being reunited with Mia he find himself being attacked by her and her “family”. From start to finish, Resident Evil 7 is pure nail-biting terror; without a doubt it’s one of the best horror games on PS4 – if not of all time.
Resident Evil Village has its fair share of truly horrifying moments, and it’s a great game in its own right, but Resident Evil 7 wins in terms of pure horror.