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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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1,148 348
Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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1,150 307
Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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1,153 241
Resident Evil 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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1,041 478
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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835 267
Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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1,074 345
Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Dead Space 2008

8
859 258
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

9
616 213
Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

10
529 284
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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575 544
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
BioShock 2007

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400 576
Left 4 Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

13
547 236
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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645 204
Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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448 230
F.E.A.R. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
F.E.A.R. 2005

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426 256
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butter... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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338 390
Silent Hill: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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388 282
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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447 196
Alan Wake is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Alan Wake 2010

20
309 266
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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507 162
The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
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251 299
Siren is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Siren 2003

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336 221
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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416 174
Resident Evil Zero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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328 83
Amnesia: The Dark Descent is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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349 217
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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343 434
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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313 196
Silent Hill: Origins is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Silent Hill: Origins Nov 06, 2007

The Best Survival Games of All Time

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375 74
Outland is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Outlast Feb 4, 2014

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195 30
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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248 237
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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212 148
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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237 311
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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195 354
Dead Rising is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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182 104
The Suffering is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
The Suffering Mar 08, 2004

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176 224
Clock Tower 3 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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195 59
Resident Evil Outbreak is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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185 54
Resident Evil Outbreak: File #... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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199 86
The Evil Within is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
GabrielJ.Casados added The Evil Within 2014

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213 173
Condemned: Criminal Origins is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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170 157
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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210 95
Silent Hill: Shattered Memorie... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
buffyvssatan added Silent Hill: Shattered Memories Jan 01, 2009

The Scariest Video Games of All Time

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211 297
Dead Island is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Dead Island Sep 06, 2011

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195 187
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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189 119
Resident Evil Revelations is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
buffyvssatan added Resident Evil Revelations Feb 07, 2012

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187 120
The Walking Dead: Survival Ins... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
The Walking Dead Apr 24, 2012

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179 177
Silent Hill: Downpour is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Silent Hill: Downpour Mar 13, 2012

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117 10
Resident Evil 2: Dual Shock Ed... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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151 208
Haunting Ground is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Haunting Ground Apr 21, 2005

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161 194
BioShock 2 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
BioShock 2 Feb 09, 2010