Graveyard Shift The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time  

Ranker Community
Originally by
38.8k votes 3.7k voters 158.4k views 95 items Embed

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.
list ordered by

1
1,188 270
Silent Hill 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

GIFS So Terrifying, They Will Keep You Up All Night The Best Tactical Shooter Games of All Time

2
1,077 334
Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

3
1,063 299
Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

4
1,067 232
Resident Evil 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

5
952 464
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

6
776 257
Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

7
1,002 336
Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Dead Space 2008

8
787 250
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

9
551 203
Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

10
501 255
Fatal Frame is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Fatal Frame March 4, 2002

11
550 497
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
BioShock 2007

12
383 530
Left 4 Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

13
491 225
Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

14
592 195
Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

15
402 221
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

The Best Scary Movies Based on True Stories The 19 Hottest Girls Who've Turned Down Playboy

16
404 220
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butter... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

17
372 257
Parasite Eve is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Parasite Eve September 9, 1998

18
303 375
Silent Hill: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

19
396 185
Alan Wake is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Alan Wake 2010

20
294 233
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Req... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

21
451 140
The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
mchu4545 added The Last of Us Jun 14, 2013

22
248 258
Siren is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Siren 2003

23
304 199
Dino Crisis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Dino Crisis Jan 01, 1999

24
370 165
Resident Evil Zero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

25
283 74
Amnesia: The Dark Descent is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

26
310 412
Resident Evil 5 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Resident Evil 5 Mar 05, 2009

27
302 210
Doom 3 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Doom 3 2004

28
319 65
Outland is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Outlast Feb 4, 2014

29
277 188
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

The Best Survival Games of All Time 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs

30
235 213
Parasite Eve II is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Parasite Eve II Dec 16, 1999

31
144 25
Alien: Isolation is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
ColtNorr added Alien: Isolation

32
224 272
Left 4 Dead 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Left 4 Dead 2 Nov 17, 2009

33
188 315
Dead Rising is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

34
189 138
F.E.A.R. 2 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

35
172 191
Clock Tower 3 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

36
147 98
The Suffering is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
The Suffering Mar 08, 2004

37
150 54
Resident Evil Outbreak is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

38
196 161
Condemned: Criminal Origins is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

39
164 74
The Evil Within is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
GabrielJ.Casados added The Evil Within 2014

40
141 49
Resident Evil Outbreak: File #... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

41
206 265
Dead Island is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Dead Island Sep 06, 2011

42
157 149
Doom is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Doom Dec 10, 1993

43
181 180
Dino Crisis 2 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Dino Crisis 2 Sep 30, 2000

The Top 5 Awkward Videogame Sex Scenes 10 Sexiest Foreign Exchange Students in Film History

44
176 100
The Walking Dead: Survival Ins... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
The Walking Dead Apr 24, 2012

45
166 91
Silent Hill: Shattered Memorie... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
buffyvssatan added Silent Hill: Shattered Memories Jan 01, 2009

46
170 109
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

47
144 176
Haunting Ground is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Haunting Ground Apr 21, 2005

48
153 165
BioShock 2 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
BioShock 2 Feb 09, 2010

49
160 171
Silent Hill: Downpour is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Silent Hill: Downpour Mar 13, 2012

50
167 187
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners ... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time