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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
1,326 425
Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

3
1,370 371
Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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1,378 286
Resident Evil 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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1,287 547
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

6
992 329
Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

7
1,271 393
Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2008

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1,038 295
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

9
731 269
Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

10
630 341
Fatal Frame is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
March 4, 2002

11
699 625
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2007

12
495 655
Left 4 Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

13
650 297
Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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554 277
F.E.A.R. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2005

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773 254
Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

16
414 457
Silent Hill: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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498 312
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butter... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

18
458 331
Parasite Eve is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
September 9, 1998

19
535 249
Alan Wake is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2010

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677 217
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
368 317
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Req... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

22
294 349
Siren is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2003

23
406 265
Dino Crisis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Jan 01, 1999

24
498 206
Resident Evil Zero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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409 123
Amnesia: The Dark Descent is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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421 253
Doom 3 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2004

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417 500
Resident Evil 5 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Mar 05, 2009

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501 105
Outland is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Feb 4, 2014

29
367 235
Silent Hill: Origins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Nov 06, 2007

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311 57
Alien: Isolation is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
ColtNorr added

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291 279
Parasite Eve II is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Dec 16, 1999

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273 181
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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294 362
Left 4 Dead 2 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Nov 17, 2009

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236 406
Dead Rising is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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244 135
The Suffering is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Mar 08, 2004

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323 121
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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211 273
Clock Tower 3 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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246 93
Resident Evil Outbreak is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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232 90
Resident Evil Outbreak: File #... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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262 197
Condemned: Criminal Origins is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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228 187
Doom is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Dec 10, 1993

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253 344
Dead Island is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Sep 06, 2011

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260 130
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

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235 222
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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193 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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233 151
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

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235 41
Resident Evil 7 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Resident Evil 7

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209 213
Silent Hill: Downpour is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Mar 13, 2012

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224 164
The Walking Dead: Survival Ins... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Apr 24, 2012

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162 160
Doom II: Hell on Earth is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Oct 10, 1994