The Best PS3 Survival Horror Games

Over 300 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best PS3 Survival Horror Games
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Games don't have to be console exclusive, as long as they were released for PlayStation 3 at some point.

If you owned a PS3 at any time during your life, then it's safe to say there were probably a few survival 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 games to play for fans of the genre. Since some games were much better than others, we've decided to rank the best PlayStation 3 survival horror games of all time.

This list features the most popular and best-selling survival 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. Everything from Dead Space to Resident Evil 5 is included on this list. Vote up all the top survival horror games, and vote down all the releases you thought were a little too tame.

Most divisive: Condemned 2: Bloodshot
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  • Dead Space
    119 votes
    • Developer: EA Redwood Shores

    In the chilling depths of space, Dead Space tells the story of engineer Isaac Clarke, who finds himself battling hordes of Necromorphs aboard a derelict spaceship. This game's standout feature is its strategic dismemberment system, requiring players to selectively target enemy limbs in order to survive. Aided by an array of futuristic weapons, Isaac faces horrifying creatures and ominous environmental challenges that make for a truly immersive experience. With its eerie atmosphere, stunning visuals, and heart-pounding gameplay, Dead Space remains a benchmark in the survival horror genre.

  • Dead Space 2
    89 votes
    • Developer: Visceral Games

    Picking up three years after the original, Dead Space 2 sees protagonist Isaac Clarke waking up in The Sprawl, a massive space station overtaken by a fresh Necromorph outbreak. This sequel ups the ante with more terrifying enemies, intricate level design, and gruesome set-pieces that play with your fear of the unknown. A new multiplayer mode adds an extra dimension to the game, allowing players to team up as humans or Necromorphs in an adrenaline-fueled battle for survival. Retaining the atmospheric tension of its predecessor, Dead Space 2 maintains its spot as one of the PS3's best horror titles.

  • The Evil Within
    112 votes
    • Developer: Tango Gameworks

    Renowned game designer Shinji Mikami, the mind behind Resident Evil, brings you The Evil Within, a twisted journey through a nightmarish world. Playing as Detective Sebastian Castellanos, you're thrust into a distorted reality where death lurks around every corner, demanding resourcefulness and quick-thinking to stay alive. A standout feature of this game is its unpredictability, distinguishing it from other titles with its enigmatic narrative and ever-shifting environments. With its blend of psychological horror, intense combat, and nerve-fraying stealth, The Evil Within offers a haunting, unforgettable experience.

  • The Last of Us
    163 votes
    • Developer: Naughty Dog

    From the creators of the Uncharted series, The Last of Us is a post-apocalyptic masterpiece that explores the bond between protagonists Joel and Ellie in a world ravaged by a devastating fungal infection. With resources scarce, crafting and improvisation are crucial for survival, making for tense, strategic gameplay. Its hauntingly beautiful environments and powerful storytelling elevate The Last of Us to the highest tier of gaming experiences on the PS3. This game is widely regarded as one of the best titles on the platform, and its multiplayer mode, Factions, adds another layer of tactical gameplay that should not be missed.

  • BioShock
    79 votes
    • Developer: 2K Boston, 2, Australia

    Welcome to Rapture, an underwater utopia gone horribly wrong, where players must navigate through treacherous halls teeming with deranged Splicers and powerful Big Daddies. BioShock's exceptional narrative, combined with its unique blend of first-person shooter and role-playing elements, sets it apart from its contemporaries. The game's plasmid system allows players to discover diverse ways to tackle each encounter, while its stunning art deco visuals and innovative audio design create an oppressive atmosphere. Iconic locations, memorable characters, and moral choices make BioShock an unforgettable journey into the depths of human ambition.

    • Developer: Valve Corporation, The Collective, Inc., Double Helix Games, Konami

    As Alex Shepherd, players must traverse the foggy town of Silent Hill in search of their missing brother, confronting twisted monstrosities and unraveling a dark conspiracy along the way. Silent Hill: Homecoming improves upon previous entries with enhanced combat mechanics, giving players more control during their encounters with nightmarish creatures. The game's chilling atmosphere is accentuated by eerie soundscapes and unsettling visuals reminiscent of classic psychological horror films. With its deeply engrossing story and nerve-wracking gameplay, Silent Hill: Homecoming will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout its harrowing journey.