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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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1,602 384
Silent Hill 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

2
1,378 444
Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

3
1,432 383
Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

4
1,453 295
Resident Evil 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

5
1,362 563
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

6
1,041 339
Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

7
1,333 406
Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2008

8
1,088 303
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

9
774 279
Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

10
657 349
Fatal Frame is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
March 4, 2002

11
719 656
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2007

12
514 684
Left 4 Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

13
686 305
Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

14
584 294
F.E.A.R. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2005

15
814 263
Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

16
442 474
Silent Hill: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

17
492 338
Parasite Eve is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
September 9, 1998

18
520 321
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butter... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

19
566 264
Alan Wake is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2010

20
728 229
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
393 324
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Req... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

22
303 365
Siren is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2003

23
432 274
Dino Crisis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Jan 01, 1999

24
533 212
Resident Evil Zero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

25
451 517
Resident Evil 5 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Mar 05, 2009