The 10 most terrifying survival horror games

Alex LaFreniere


Halloween may be over, but if you didn’t get your fear fix, there are lots of great games that can send a shiver up your spine. Think you can survive against zombies, necromorphs, ghosts, and ghouls of all kinds?

Grab your controller, turn off the lights, and check out our top selection of games that are sure to get your pulse pounding.

The 10 scariest survival horror games

Resident Evil

Resident Evil is the godfather of the genre, and was actually the first game to coin the term “survival horror.” The first in a long-running franchise, the original Resident Evil forces you to use your brains as well as your shooting skills, solving puzzles and escaping deadly traps as you fight to survive against a horde of zombies and other grotesque experiments. Play as either Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine and attempt to unravel the mansion’s mysteries and put a stop to the sinister Umbrella Corporation.

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A mysterious lighthouse in the middle of the North Atlantic marks the descent into Rapture, an underwater metropolis created by wealthy industrialist Andrew Ryan. After stumbling upon the city after a plane crash, you’ll soon find that the citizens of Rapture have devolved into bloodthirsty creatures that will do anything in their power to kill you. Combining first-person gunplay with creative Plasmid combat against an unforgettable setting, this game is a classic and a must-play even if you aren’t a survival horror fan.

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Ready to get that adrenaline flowing? Try to resist the urge to turn on the lights or look over your shoulder while you play. After all, they’re just games… right?

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