The Best PlayStation 3 Horror Games Of All Time

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If you owned a PlayStation 3 at any time during your life, then it's safe to say there were probably a few horror games in your collection. After all, is there anything better than a scary video game that will make you jump out of your skin as you play it? The games on this list pit you against zombies, mutants, animals, and even other humans that are bent on killing you. With so many great options to choose from, there was never a shortage of titles to play for gamers who love a good scare.

Since some games were much better than others, we've decided to rank the best PS3 horror games of all time. This list features the most popular and best-selling horror games that were released for PS3. While many of these games were console exclusive, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. Games on this list include classics like BioShock and Dead Space, as well as other top horror titles like Prototype and Deadly Premonition. Vote up your favorite video games below.

Most divisive: Dead Island
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  • Dead Space
    1
    419 votes
    • Developer: EA Redwood Shores

    Set in the terrifying confines of the USG Ishimura spaceship, Dead Space throws players into a heart-pounding survival horror experience. As Isaac Clarke, an engineer tasked with repairing the ship, you quickly realize that something has gone horribly wrong; a mysterious alien artifact has turned the crew into grotesque, bloodthirsty creatures known as Necromorphs. The standout feature of this game is its innovative strategic dismemberment system, which forces players to carefully target their enemies' limbs for the most effective takedowns. Additionally, the immersive atmosphere, haunting audio design, and Isaac's customizable arsenal of weaponry contribute to a truly unforgettable nightmare.

  • Dead Space 2
    2
    320 votes
    • Developer: Visceral Games

    In this chilling sequel to the original Dead Space, protagonist Isaac Clarke finds himself battling hordes of Necromorphs once more, this time in the expansive space station known as the Sprawl. Boasting enhanced graphics, tighter controls, and a greater emphasis on action, Dead Space 2 capitalizes on its predecessor's strengths while injecting new life into the formula. The game's intense zero-gravity combat and harrowing set pieces will leave an indelible mark on players, while the expanded arsenal and upgrade system add depth to the overall experience.

  • The Evil Within
    3
    316 votes
    • Developer: Tango Gameworks

    A thrilling ode to classic survival horror, The Evil Within traps players within the twisted domain of Ruvik, a madman with the power to reshape reality itself. Stepping into the shoes of detective Sebastian Castellanos, you'll navigate nightmarish landscapes filled with grotesque horrors, solving puzzles and conserving scarce ammunition as you uncover the truth behind Ruvik's twisted experiments. Renowned game director Shinji Mikami's masterful storytelling and atmospheric world-building make the game stand out from the crowd, while its nerve-wracking gameplay and open-ended level designs keep players on the edge of their seats.

  • Alien: Isolation
    4
    255 votes
    • Developer: The Creative Assembly

    This critically acclaimed survival horror experience captures the essence of Ridley Scott's iconic 1979 film, putting players in the shoes of Amanda Ripley, daughter of Ellen Ripley from the original Alien. In a desperate attempt to uncover the truth about her mother's fate, Amanda must navigate the desolate Sevastopol space station while evading a deadly and seemingly unstoppable Xenomorph. The game's standout feature is its advanced artificial intelligence system, which allows the alien to adapt and learn from the player's tactics, ensuring that no two encounters are ever the same. Coupled with its exceptional atmospheric design and nerve-wracking gameplay, Alien: Isolation offers a truly immersive and unforgettable horror experience.

  • The Last of Us
    5
    447 votes
    • Developer: Naughty Dog

    A post-apocalyptic masterpiece, The Last of Us tells the heart-wrenching story of Joel and Ellie, two survivors in a world ravaged by a devastating fungal infection. This visceral, character-driven narrative sets it apart from other horror titles, drawing players deep into its world with stunning graphics, meticulously crafted environments, and impeccable voice acting. A blend of stealth, exploration, and tense combat mechanics keeps the gameplay fresh and unpredictable, while the game's haunting, beautifully composed soundtrack lingers long after completion.

  • F.E.A.R.
    6
    190 votes
    • Developer: Monolith Productions, Day 1 Studios

    With its unique blend of supernatural horror and visceral first-person shooter gameplay, F.E.A.R. plunges players into a haunting battle against paranormal forces. As a member of an elite special forces squad, you're tasked with investigating a mysterious and powerful telepathic entity known as Alma, whose presence brings death and destruction in its wake. Standout features include its intelligent enemy AI, nail-biting slow-motion combat mechanics, and chilling hallucinatory sequences that keep players guessing at every turn. The game's unnerving atmosphere, combined with its pulse-pounding action, make for a truly thrilling experience.