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The Most Popular Survival Horror Video Games Right Now

Updated January 7, 2020 327 votes 37 voters17 items

For those who love feeling creeped out and tense for hours on end, we're ranking the most popular survival horror games right now in 2020. These are mostly new survival horror games that people are playing, but that doesn't mean popular classics can't pop up on the list either. These current survival horror games are ranked by your votes, so don't be shy about expressing your opinion about each game by voting it up or down.

Who said that indie games can't be scary? Darkwood is a top-down survival horror game that features a brilliant day and night cycle that really ratchets up the tension when the sun goes down. Of course, ,the survival horror game people are playing right now is the remake of Resident Evil 2, a masterful horror game that reminds you how great Capcom is at creating terrifying experiences in the virtual world. There's also Call of Cthulhu, a short but sweet survival horror title that will freak you out as it tell it's Lovecraftian story.

Vote up the best survival horror games everyone should be playing in 2020, and check back for updates as new survival horror titles are relased throughout the year.

  • Dead by Daylight1

    DeveloperBehaviour Interactive

    Genres (Video game)Survival horror, indie

    Dead by Daylight is an asymmetric survival horror online multiplayer video game developed by... more on Wikipedia
  • Remothered: Tormented Fathers2

    Remothered: Tormented Fathers

    Remothered: Tormented Fathers is a 2018 survival horror video game developed by Italian studio Stormind Games and published by Darril Arts for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows, both developed and set in Italy.

  • Resident Evil 23

    Resident Evil 2



    Genres (Video game)Survival horror

    Resident Evil 2 is a survival horror game developed and published by Capcom. A remake of... more on Wikipedia
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard4

    Resident Evil 7: Biohazard



    Genres (Video game)Survival horror

    Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is a 2017 survival horror video game developed and published by... more on Wikipedia
  • The Forest5

    DeveloperEndnight Games

    Genres (Video game)Survival

    The Forest is a survival video game developed and published by Endnight Games. The game takes place on a remote, heavily forested peninsula where the player character Eric Leblanc and his son Timmy are survivors of a plane crash

  • Bendy and the Ink Machine6

    DeveloperKindly Beast

    Genres (Video game)Survival horror

    Bendy and the Ink Machine is an episodic survival horror video game developed and published by... more on Wikipedia
  • Outlast 27

    DeveloperRed Barrels

    Genres (Video game)Survival horror

    Outlast 2 (stylized as OU⸸LASTII) is a first-person survival horror video game... more on Wikipedia
  • The Inpatient8
    The Inpatient is a psychological horror video game developed by Supermassive Games and... more on Wikipedia
  • We Happy Few9
    We Happy Few is an indie survival and adventure game developed by Compulsion Games and... more on Wikipedia
  • Hunt: Showdown10

    Hunt: Showdown

    Hunt: Showdown is a first-person shooter survival horror video game published by Crytek. The game is set in the late 1890s, and details the hunters who take down various monsters that have since overrun the world.

  • Hello Neighbor11

    DeveloperDynamic Pixels

    Hello Neighbor is a survival horror stealth game developed by Dynamic Pixels and published by... more on Wikipedia
  • Agony12
    Agony is a 2018 dark fantasy survival horror video game developed by Madmind Studio and... more on Wikipedia
  • State of Decay 213

    DeveloperUndead Labs

    Genres (Video game)Survival

    State of Decay 2 is an open world zombie survival video game developed by Undead Labs and... more on Wikipedia
  • Darkwood14

    DeveloperAcid Wizard Studio

    Genres (Video game)Survival horror

    Darkwood is a top-down survival horror video game developed by Acid Wizard Studio. The game... more on Wikipedia
  • Witch Hunt15

    Witch Hunt


    Witch Hunt is a challenging horror themed hunting game that takes place in the 18th century. Main focus of the game is on exploration, non-linearity, and atmosphere.

  • Vampyr16



    DeveloperDontnod Entertainment

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing

    Vampyr is an action role-playing video game developed by Dontnod Entertainment and published... more on Wikipedia
  • Observer17

    DeveloperBloober Team

    Genres (Video game)Psychological horror

    Observer (stylised as >observer_) is a cyberpunk horror video game developed by Bloober Team... more on Wikipedia