The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time Video Games

The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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The best survival horror games ever to hit gaming consoles. These scary video games take you out of your element to fight evil forces, and this list includes zombie games, RPG video games, and some of the most addictive games of all time. Survival horror games are classified by their ability to make the player feel less powerful because of limited ammunition, health, speed, or a multitude of enemies. The best survival horror games of all time strike the right balance between making the player feel out of control and like they can still beat the game.

The survival horror genre has been prolific since it's inception during the days of the original Playstation. Early games combined the elements of slasher films, science fiction, and haunted house stories, and other horror games included monster adversaries as well as varying degrees of gore or violence. Popular series such as Resident Evil and Silent Hill and releases like Amnesia: The Dark Descent are widely considered the most terrifying and groundbreaking of this killing games genre, which is constantly testing its own boundaries.

What are the best survival horror games? Vote for your favorite zombie survival, dino-horror, and even ghost-terrorizing games to move them up the list, or press re-rank to create your own best survival video games list.

List Criteria: Any video game is the survival horror genre

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    Silent Hill 2

    Dec 21 2001 More
    100
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    Silent Hill

    Jan 01 1999 More
    99
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    Mar 22 1996 More
    95
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    93
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    Resident Evil 2

    Jan 21 1998 More
    91
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    Oct 14 2008 More
    88
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    Resident Evil 4

    Jan 11 2005 More
    86
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    Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

    Sep 22 1999 More
    79
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    BioShock

    Aug 21 2007 More
    76
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    Jan 01 1986 More
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    Silent Hill Homecoming

    68
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    Nov 06 2003 More
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    Left 4 Dead

    Nov 17 2008 More
    67
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    Silent Hill 4: The Room

    Sep 08 2004 More
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    F.E.A.R.

    Oct 18 2005 More
    65
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    Resident Evil Code: Veronica

    Feb 03 2000 More
    65
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    Parasite Eve

    64
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    Resident Evil: Remake

    62
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    Nov 06 2007 More
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    Jan 25 2011 More
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    Doom 3

    Aug 03 2004 More
    57
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    The Last of Us

    Jun 14 2013 More
    57
    added by: mchu4545
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    Amnesia: The Dark Descent

    57
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    Nov 15 2005 More
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    Resident Evil Zero

    Nov 12 2002 More
    56
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    Dec 16 1999 More
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    Jan 01 1999 More
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    Mar 18 2003 More
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    Resident Evil 5

    Mar 05 2009 More
    51
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    Sep 30 2000 More
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    Dead Rising

    Aug 08 2006 More
    51
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    Left 4 Dead 2

    Nov 17 2009 More
    49
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    Haunting Ground

    Apr 21 2005 More
    49
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    Dead Rising 2

    48
    added by: PeteBoyle
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    Slender

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    Dead Space 2

    47
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    BioShock 2

    Feb 09 2010 More
    47
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    Dead Island

    Sep 06 2011 More
    46
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    F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin

    Feb 10 2009 More
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    Oct 24 2005 More
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    Silent Hill: Downpour

    44
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    Metro 2033

    Apr 30 2010 More
    40
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    The Darkness

    Jun 25 2007 More
    39
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    American McGee's Alice

    Oct 06 2000 More
    38
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