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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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1,552 372
Silent Hill 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

2
1,344 432
Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

3
1,388 377
Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

4
1,398 290
Resident Evil 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

5
1,312 551
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

6
1,007 335
Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

7
1,290 397
Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2008

8
1,054 297
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

9
744 272
Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

10
636 344
Fatal Frame is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
March 4, 2002

11
705 633
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2007

12
500 666
Left 4 Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

13
661 303
Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

14
562 284
F.E.A.R. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2005

15
784 259
Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

16
423 464
Silent Hill: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

17
503 316
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butter... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

18
468 336
Parasite Eve is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
September 9, 1998

19
544 255
Alan Wake is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2010

20
691 220
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
374 320
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Req... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

22
296 357
Siren is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2003

23
414 269
Dino Crisis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Jan 01, 1999

24
510 209
Resident Evil Zero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

25
420 126
Amnesia: The Dark Descent is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

26
428 503
Resident Evil 5 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Mar 05, 2009

27
429 259
Doom 3 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2004

28
514 109
Outland is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Feb 4, 2014

29
373 239
Silent Hill: Origins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Nov 06, 2007

30
322 60
Alien: Isolation is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
ColtNorr added

31
294 282
Parasite Eve II is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Dec 16, 1999

32
279 184
F.E.A.R. 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

33
301 367
Left 4 Dead 2 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Nov 17, 2009

34
250 137
The Suffering is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Mar 08, 2004

35
238 411
Dead Rising is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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332 126
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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212 279
Clock Tower 3 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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251 95
Resident Evil Outbreak is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

39
237 92
Resident Evil Outbreak: File #... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

40
268 200
Condemned: Criminal Origins is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

41
235 189
Doom is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Dec 10, 1993

42
265 133
Silent Hill: Shattered Memorie... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
buffyvssatan added Jan 01, 2009

43
253 352
Dead Island is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Sep 06, 2011

44
202 27
Resident Evil 2: Dual Shock Ed... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

45
238 225
Dino Crisis 2 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Sep 30, 2000

46
245 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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237 154
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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212 215
Silent Hill: Downpour is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Mar 13, 2012

49
227 166
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
166 162
Doom II: Hell on Earth is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Oct 10, 1994