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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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1,206 372
Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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1,231 331
Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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1,233 255
Resident Evil 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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1,132 497
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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885 289
Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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1,156 364
Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Dead Space 2008

8
924 268
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

9
659 229
Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

10
570 297
Fatal Frame is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Fatal Frame March 4, 2002

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616 573
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
BioShock 2007

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430 607
Left 4 Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

13
591 257
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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697 218
Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

GIFS So Terrifying, They Will Keep You Up All Night

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491 244
F.E.A.R. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
F.E.A.R. 2005

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369 407
Silent Hill: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

17
453 274
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butter... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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414 293
Parasite Eve is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Parasite Eve September 9, 1998

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482 210
Alan Wake is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Alan Wake 2010

20
575 173
The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
mchu4545 added The Last of Us Jun 14, 2013

21
326 280
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Req... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

The Most Addictive Video Games of All Time

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264 316
Siren is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Siren 2003

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363 236
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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451 182
Resident Evil Zero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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360 92
Amnesia: The Dark Descent is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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383 225
Doom 3 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Doom 3 2004

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371 452
Resident Evil 5 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Resident Evil 5 Mar 05, 2009

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427 77
Outland is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Outlast Feb 4, 2014

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334 206
Silent Hill: Origins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Silent Hill: Origins Nov 06, 2007

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236 37
Alien: Isolation is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
ColtNorr added Alien: Isolation

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265 249
Parasite Eve II is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Parasite Eve II Dec 16, 1999

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243 155
F.E.A.R. 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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257 329
Left 4 Dead 2 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Left 4 Dead 2 Nov 17, 2009

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207 376
Dead Rising is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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207 113
The Suffering is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
The Suffering Mar 08, 2004

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252 91
The Evil Within is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
GabrielJ.Casados added The Evil Within 2014

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189 247
Clock Tower 3 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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218 68
Resident Evil Outbreak is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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207 62
Resident Evil Outbreak: File #... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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234 179
Condemned: Criminal Origins is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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194 166
Doom is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Doom Dec 10, 1993

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233 102
Silent Hill: Shattered Memorie... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
buffyvssatan added Silent Hill: Shattered Memories Jan 01, 2009

The Scariest Novels of All Time

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231 309
Dead Island is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Dead Island Sep 06, 2011

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213 197
Dino Crisis 2 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Dino Crisis 2 Sep 30, 2000

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146 13
Resident Evil 2: Dual Shock Ed... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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203 126
Resident Evil Revelations is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
buffyvssatan added Resident Evil Revelations Feb 07, 2012

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192 182
Silent Hill: Downpour is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Silent Hill: Downpour Mar 13, 2012

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199 133
The Walking Dead: Survival Ins... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
The Walking Dead Apr 24, 2012

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171 21
Resident Evil 7 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Resident Evil 7

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146 136
Doom II: Hell on Earth is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Doom II: Hell on Earth Oct 10, 1994