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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

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1,256 389
Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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1,300 346
Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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1,300 269
Resident Evil 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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1,194 518
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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929 306
Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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1,204 376
Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Dead Space 2008

8
975 282
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

9
694 242
Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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598 315
Fatal Frame is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Fatal Frame March 4, 2002

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662 592
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
BioShock 2007

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473 624
Left 4 Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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613 272
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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522 257
F.E.A.R. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
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731 231
Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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384 423
Silent Hill: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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472 290
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butter... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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435 309
Parasite Eve is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Parasite Eve September 9, 1998

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500 227
Alan Wake is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Alan Wake 2010

20
620 193
The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
mchu4545 added The Last of Us Jun 14, 2013

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347 295
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Req... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

The Greatest RPG Video Games Ever Made

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283 325
Siren is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Siren 2003

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383 246
Dino Crisis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Dino Crisis Jan 01, 1999

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475 191
Resident Evil Zero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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381 103
Amnesia: The Dark Descent is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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403 237
Doom 3 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Doom 3 2004

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398 468
Resident Evil 5 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Resident Evil 5 Mar 05, 2009

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463 88
Outland is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Outlast Feb 4, 2014

The Best Survival Games of All Time

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348 219
Silent Hill: Origins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Silent Hill: Origins Nov 06, 2007

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269 44
Alien: Isolation is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
ColtNorr added Alien: Isolation

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280 259
Parasite Eve II is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Parasite Eve II Dec 16, 1999

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257 163
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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281 341
Left 4 Dead 2 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Left 4 Dead 2 Nov 17, 2009

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226 119
The Suffering is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
The Suffering Mar 08, 2004

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225 387
Dead Rising is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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281 103
The Evil Within is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
GabrielJ.Casados added The Evil Within 2014

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201 256
Clock Tower 3 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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232 78
Resident Evil Outbreak is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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220 73
Resident Evil Outbreak: File #... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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246 183
Condemned: Criminal Origins is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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211 174
Doom is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Doom Dec 10, 1993

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244 324
Dead Island is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Dead Island Sep 06, 2011

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243 112
Silent Hill: Shattered Memorie... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
buffyvssatan added Silent Hill: Shattered Memories Jan 01, 2009

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223 204
Dino Crisis 2 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Dino Crisis 2 Sep 30, 2000

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170 17
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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219 136
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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197 28
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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198 190
Silent Hill: Downpour is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Silent Hill: Downpour Mar 13, 2012

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156 142
Doom II: Hell on Earth is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Doom II: Hell on Earth Oct 10, 1994

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210 145
The Walking Dead: Survival Ins... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
The Walking Dead Apr 24, 2012