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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

2
1,333 427
Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

3
1,376 374
Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

4
1,389 287
Resident Evil 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

5
1,300 549
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

6
999 332
Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

7
1,278 394
Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2008

8
1,044 296
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

9
737 270
Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

10
632 343
Fatal Frame is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
March 4, 2002

11
701 627
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2007

12
499 660
Left 4 Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

13
654 299
Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

14
557 280
F.E.A.R. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2005

15
777 256
Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

16
417 462
Silent Hill: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

17
500 315
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butter... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

18
465 334
Parasite Eve is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
September 9, 1998

19
538 251
Alan Wake is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2010

20
685 218
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
373 318
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Req... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

22
295 352
Siren is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2003

23
409 267
Dino Crisis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Jan 01, 1999

24
502 207
Resident Evil Zero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

25
412 125
Amnesia: The Dark Descent is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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423 256
Doom 3 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2004

27
421 501
Resident Evil 5 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Mar 05, 2009

28
507 107
Outland is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Feb 4, 2014

29
369 238
Silent Hill: Origins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Nov 06, 2007

30
314 59
Alien: Isolation is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
ColtNorr added

31
292 282
Parasite Eve II is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Dec 16, 1999

32
274 183
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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298 364
Left 4 Dead 2 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Nov 17, 2009

34
247 136
The Suffering is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Mar 08, 2004

35
237 407
Dead Rising is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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328 123
The Evil Within is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
GabrielJ.Casados added 2014

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212 276
Clock Tower 3 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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248 94
Resident Evil Outbreak is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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234 91
Resident Evil Outbreak: File #... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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265 198
Condemned: Criminal Origins is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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230 188
Doom is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Dec 10, 1993

42
253 346
Dead Island is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Sep 06, 2011

43
262 132
Silent Hill: Shattered Memorie... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
buffyvssatan added Jan 01, 2009

44
235 224
Dino Crisis 2 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Sep 30, 2000

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198 27
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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239 41
Resident Evil 7 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Resident Evil 7

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235 152
Resident Evil Revelations is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
buffyvssatan added Resident Evil Revelations Feb 07, 2012

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209 215
Silent Hill: Downpour is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Mar 13, 2012

49
225 165
The Walking Dead: Survival Ins... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Apr 24, 2012

50
163 162
Doom II: Hell on Earth is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Oct 10, 1994