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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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1,576 379
Silent Hill 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

2
1,359 439
Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

3
1,410 379
Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

4
1,426 293
Resident Evil 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

5
1,336 558
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

6
1,021 336
Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

7
1,308 402
Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2008

8
1,069 300
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

9
757 274
Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

10
647 347
Fatal Frame is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
March 4, 2002

11
712 645
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2007

12
508 673
Left 4 Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

13
673 304
Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

14
574 291
F.E.A.R. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2005

15
799 261
Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

16
432 470
Silent Hill: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

17
513 319
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butter... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

18
478 338
Parasite Eve is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
September 9, 1998

19
553 260
Alan Wake is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2010

20
708 227
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
386 322
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Req... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

22
300 362
Siren is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
2003

23
424 272
Dino Crisis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Jan 01, 1999

24
522 210
Resident Evil Zero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

25
430 129
Amnesia: The Dark Descent is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time