Total Nerd The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time  

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List Rules Any video game is the survival horror genre

These are 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 are 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 top 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.
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Silent Hill 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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Resident Evil 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Dead Space 2008

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Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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Fatal Frame is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Fatal Frame March 4, 2002

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BioShock is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
BioShock 2007

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Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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Left 4 Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butter... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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Parasite Eve is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Parasite Eve September 9, 1998

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F.E.A.R. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
F.E.A.R. 2005

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Silent Hill: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Req... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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Siren is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Siren 2003

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Alan Wake is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Alan Wake 2010

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The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
mchu4545 added The Last of Us Jun 14, 2013

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Dino Crisis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Dino Crisis Jan 01, 1999

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Resident Evil Zero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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Resident Evil 5 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Resident Evil 5 Mar 05, 2009

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Amnesia: The Dark Descent is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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Silent Hill: Origins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Silent Hill: Origins Nov 06, 2007

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Doom 3 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Doom 3 2004

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Parasite Eve II is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Parasite Eve II Dec 16, 1999

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Outland is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Outlast Feb 4, 2014

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Left 4 Dead 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Left 4 Dead 2 Nov 17, 2009

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Dead Rising is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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Clock Tower 3 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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Alien: Isolation is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
ColtNorr added Alien: Isolation

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F.E.A.R. 2 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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Dead Island is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Dead Island Sep 06, 2011

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Doom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Doom Dec 10, 1993

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The Suffering is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
The Suffering Mar 08, 2004

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Condemned: Criminal Origins is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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The Evil Within is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
GabrielJ.Casados added The Evil Within 2014

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Resident Evil Outbreak is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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Resident Evil Revelations is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
buffyvssatan added Resident Evil Revelations Feb 07, 2012

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Resident Evil Outbreak: File #... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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Haunting Ground is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Haunting Ground Apr 21, 2005

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Dino Crisis 2 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Dino Crisis 2 Sep 30, 2000

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BioShock 2 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
BioShock 2 Feb 09, 2010

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Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners ... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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Silent Hill: Downpour is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Silent Hill: Downpour Mar 13, 2012

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The Walking Dead: Survival Ins... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
The Walking Dead Apr 24, 2012

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Silent Hill: Shattered Memorie... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
buffyvssatan added Silent Hill: Shattered Memories Jan 01, 2009