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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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Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butter... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
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The Evil Within is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
GabrielJ.Casados added 2014
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Parasite Eve II is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Dec 16, 1999
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Resident Evil Outbreak is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
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F.E.A.R. 2 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
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Doom 3 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2004
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Resident Evil Outbreak: File #... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
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Resident Evil 7 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
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Amnesia: The Dark Descent is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
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Resident Evil 5 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Mar 05, 2009
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The Suffering is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Mar 08, 2004
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Siren is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2003
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Silent Hill: Shattered Memorie... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
buffyvssatan added Jan 01, 2009
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Resident Evil Revelations is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
buffyvssatan added Feb 07, 2012
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Doom is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Dec 10, 1993
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Dino Crisis 2 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Sep 30, 2000
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Silent Hill: Downpour is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Mar 13, 2012
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Until Dawn is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
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Left 4 Dead 2 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Nov 17, 2009
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Doom II: Hell on Earth is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Oct 10, 1994
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Alone in the Dark is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
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Condemned: Criminal Origins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
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Clock Tower 3 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
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Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners ... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
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Haunting Ground is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Apr 21, 2005