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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
1,387 448
Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
3
1,445 388
Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
4
1,470 299
Resident Evil 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
5
1,377 572
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
6
1,051 345
Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
7
1,343 412
Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2008
8
1,099 307
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
9
782 284
Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
10
663 352
Fatal Frame is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
March 4, 2002
11
728 663
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2007
12
518 691
Left 4 Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
13
693 310
Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
14
592 297
F.E.A.R. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2005
15
819 266
Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
16
448 479
Silent Hill: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
17
498 340
Parasite Eve is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
September 9, 1998
18
525 323
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butter... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
19
572 266
Alan Wake is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2010
20
736 232
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
397 325
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Req... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
22
307 368
Siren is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2003
23
438 276
Dino Crisis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Jan 01, 1999
24
538 213
Resident Evil Zero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Nov 12 2002
25
454 522
Resident Evil 5 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Mar 05, 2009