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The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time  

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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.

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Silent Hill 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
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Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
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Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
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Resident Evil 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
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Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
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Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
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Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2008
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Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
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Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
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Fatal Frame is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
March 4, 2002
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BioShock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2007
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Left 4 Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
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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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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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Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
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Silent Hill: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
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Parasite Eve is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
September 9, 1998
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Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butter... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
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Alan Wake is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2010
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Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Req... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
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The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
mchu4545 added Jun 14, 2013
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Siren is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2003
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Dino Crisis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Jan 01, 1999
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Resident Evil Zero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
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Resident Evil 5 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Mar 05, 2009