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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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1,515 361
Silent Hill 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

2
1,318 422
Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

3
1,359 369
Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

4
1,369 285
Resident Evil 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

5
1,278 546
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

6
982 327
Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

7
1,261 393
Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2008

8
1,028 294
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

9
725 266
Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

10
626 339
Fatal Frame is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
March 4, 2002

11
694 619
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2007

12
492 651
Left 4 Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

13
646 296
Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

14
549 276
F.E.A.R. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2005

15
768 254
Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

16
410 456
Silent Hill: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

17
496 311
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butter... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

18
457 329
Parasite Eve is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
September 9, 1998

19
530 249
Alan Wake is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2010

20
672 214
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
366 314
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Req... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

22
293 346
Siren is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2003

23
404 264
Dino Crisis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Jan 01, 1999

24
495 205
Resident Evil Zero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

25
407 121
Amnesia: The Dark Descent is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

26
417 252
Doom 3 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2004

27
415 498
Resident Evil 5 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Mar 05, 2009

28
498 103
Outland is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Feb 4, 2014

29
365 234
Silent Hill: Origins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Nov 06, 2007

30
310 55
Alien: Isolation is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
ColtNorr added

31
291 277
Parasite Eve II is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Dec 16, 1999

32
271 180
F.E.A.R. 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

33
293 361
Left 4 Dead 2 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Nov 17, 2009

34
242 134
The Suffering is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Mar 08, 2004

35
234 405
Dead Rising is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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320 119
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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211 271
Clock Tower 3 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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244 92
Resident Evil Outbreak is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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230 89
Resident Evil Outbreak: File #... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

40
262 195
Condemned: Criminal Origins is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

41
226 186
Doom is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Dec 10, 1993

42
252 343
Dead Island is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Sep 06, 2011

43
257 129
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
233 220
Dino Crisis 2 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Sep 30, 2000

45
191 26
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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233 148
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

47
232 39
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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209 210
Silent Hill: Downpour is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Mar 13, 2012

49
223 162
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
162 158
Doom II: Hell on Earth is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Oct 10, 1994