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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.

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Silent Hill 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2
1,380 446
Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
3
1,436 385
Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
4
1,458 297
Resident Evil 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
5
1,369 566
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
6
1,043 342
Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
7
1,336 409
Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2008
8
1,091 305
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
9
775 282
Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
10
660 351
Fatal Frame is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
March 4, 2002
11
724 659
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2007
12
517 688
Left 4 Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
13
688 308
Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
14
587 297
F.E.A.R. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2005
15
816 265
Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
16
443 477
Silent Hill: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
17
493 340
Parasite Eve is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
September 9, 1998
18
523 323
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butter... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
19
567 266
Alan Wake is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2010
20
732 230
The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
mchu4545 added Jun 14, 2013
21
394 325
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Req... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
22
306 366
Siren is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2003
23
433 275
Dino Crisis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Jan 01, 1999
24
533 213
Resident Evil Zero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
25
438 132
Amnesia: The Dark Descent is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time