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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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1,181 270
Silent Hill 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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2
1,073 333
Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

3
1,060 298
Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

4
1,061 232
Resident Evil 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

5
947 464
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

6
772 257
Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

7
996 335
Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Dead Space 2008

8
782 250
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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500 251
Fatal Frame is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Fatal Frame March 4, 2002

10
547 202
Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

11
547 493
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
BioShock 2007

12
380 527
Left 4 Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

13
489 223
Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

14
588 194
Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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396 221
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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404 216
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butter... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

17
369 254
Parasite Eve is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Parasite Eve September 9, 1998

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302 374
Silent Hill: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

19
392 185
Alan Wake is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Alan Wake 2010

20
294 230
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Req... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

21
445 138
The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
mchu4545 added The Last of Us Jun 14, 2013

22
247 255
Siren is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Siren 2003

23
303 196
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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367 164
Resident Evil Zero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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281 73
Amnesia: The Dark Descent is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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300 209
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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316 64
Outland is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Outlast Feb 4, 2014

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308 409
Resident Evil 5 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Resident Evil 5 Mar 05, 2009

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275 187
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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233 210
Parasite Eve II is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Parasite Eve II Dec 16, 1999

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140 24
Alien: Isolation is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
ColtNorr added Alien: Isolation

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222 270
Left 4 Dead 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Left 4 Dead 2 Nov 17, 2009

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187 312
Dead Rising is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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172 188
Clock Tower 3 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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186 138
F.E.A.R. 2 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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145 97
The Suffering is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
The Suffering Mar 08, 2004

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147 54
Resident Evil Outbreak is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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195 160
Condemned: Criminal Origins is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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138 49
Resident Evil Outbreak: File #... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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158 74
The Evil Within is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
GabrielJ.Casados added The Evil Within 2014

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205 263
Dead Island is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Dead Island Sep 06, 2011

42
157 148
Doom is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Doom Dec 10, 1993

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181 178
Dino Crisis 2 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Dino Crisis 2 Sep 30, 2000

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174 100
The Walking Dead: Survival Ins... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
The Walking Dead Apr 24, 2012

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163 90
Silent Hill: Shattered Memorie... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
buffyvssatan added Silent Hill: Shattered Memories Jan 01, 2009

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169 107
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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144 173
Haunting Ground is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Haunting Ground Apr 21, 2005

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152 162
BioShock 2 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
BioShock 2 Feb 09, 2010

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167 184
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners ... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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160 170
Silent Hill: Downpour is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time
Silent Hill: Downpour Mar 13, 2012