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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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1,535 366
Silent Hill 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

2
1,331 426
Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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

4
1,387 287
Resident Evil 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

5
1,296 549
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

6
998 331
Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

7
1,276 394
Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2008

8
1,042 296
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

9
735 270
Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

10
632 342
Fatal Frame is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
March 4, 2002

11
700 626
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2007

12
497 659
Left 4 Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

13
654 298
Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

14
556 279
F.E.A.R. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2005

15
775 256
Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

16
416 461
Silent Hill: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

17
500 314
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butter... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

18
463 332
Parasite Eve is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
September 9, 1998

19
537 250
Alan Wake is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2010

20
683 218
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
371 318
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Req... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

22
295 351
Siren is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2003

23
409 266
Dino Crisis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Jan 01, 1999

24
500 207
Resident Evil Zero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

25
412 124
Amnesia: The Dark Descent is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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423 254
Doom 3 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2004

27
419 501
Resident Evil 5 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Mar 05, 2009

28
507 106
Outland is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Feb 4, 2014

29
369 236
Silent Hill: Origins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Nov 06, 2007

30
313 58
Alien: Isolation is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
ColtNorr added

31
292 280
Parasite Eve II is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Dec 16, 1999

32
274 182
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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296 363
Left 4 Dead 2 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Nov 17, 2009

34
247 135
The Suffering is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Mar 08, 2004

35
237 406
Dead Rising is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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327 122
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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211 275
Clock Tower 3 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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247 94
Resident Evil Outbreak is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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233 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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264 197
Condemned: Criminal Origins is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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230 187
Doom is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Dec 10, 1993

42
253 345
Dead Island is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Sep 06, 2011

43
262 131
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
235 223
Dino Crisis 2 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Sep 30, 2000

45
197 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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238 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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234 152
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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209 214
Silent Hill: Downpour is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Mar 13, 2012

49
225 164
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
163 161
Doom II: Hell on Earth is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Oct 10, 1994