Top 17 'Games Like Resident Evil' in 2017

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Survivors of the Biohazards

17 Games Like Resident Evil Worth Playing Today

Congratulations, you’ve survived the zombie hordes and have somehow managed to come out the other side unscathed... now what?

Once you've experienced the adrenaline dump that comes with dodging the various Biohazards; everything else just seems mediocre in comparison.

Never fear! Here are some games guaranteed to get your heart pumping and make you second guess what that noise was. 

Counting down the top 17 games like Resident Evil.

17. Alan Wake

Alan Wake gameplay

In this psychological horror thriller you play as the best-selling author, Alan White. Alan's wife has mysteriously disappeared while they are on vacation in the small, sleepy town of Bright Falls; it's your job to seek out and find clues to her whereabouts and figure out what happened. 

Your search takes you out into the dark; into the surrounding forest filled with malicious, violent humans known as 'The Taken'. These entities lurk in the shadows waiting to attack you with various weapons and projectiles. Some unseen presence flings barrels and other objects at you. Vehicles turn on without drivers and try to mow you down.

Darkness gives them strength.  Light is your ally, it's your weapon against these strange and terrifying creatures.

All the while, you find pages from a thriller novel that you don't remember writing. It becomes immediately apparent that something is very wrong in Bright Falls; something supernatural stalks the quiet town, and you, as you traverse this dark, shadowy landscape searching for clues to Alan's wife's disappearance.  Be wary, be vigilant, and conserve your light.  You’ll need it.

Conserve your light; it's your best defense against what lurks in the shadows.

There's no shame in running. No, seriously, run away and find a lighted safe area.

16. Dreadout

DreadOut gameplay

Based on Indonesian mythology; in this 3rd person supernatural thriller you play as Linda, a high school student that gets trapped in an abandoned town while on a field trip with her class.

Alone, completely separated from your friends, you must decipher mysterious puzzles as you search for your missing friends and try to figure out how to escape.

Plagued by the stirrings of a strange and frightening power within yourself; you must traverse the dark forbidding halls and crawl through small enclosed spaces with only you cell phone flashlight to keep you company.

Unbeknownst to you; your arrival in this deserted town as disturbed something, awaking it from its slumber.  Keep your phone charged; it's your only hope against the sinister force dogging your steps.

Find your friends, escape... before it's too late

Keep your phone ready; it's your only defense.

15.  Alien Isolation

Alien: Isolation gameplay

Set 15 years after Ellen Ripley's iconic encounter with the deadly Zenomorph; in this action-adventure horror, you play Amanda Ripley, Ellen Ripley's daughter.

Your mother's disappearance has plagued you since your 11th birthday; you have spent your entire life searching. Now, the flight recorder from the Nostromos has been salvaged from deep space. The only remaining clue to the fate of Ellen Ripley.

In a desperate bid for answers, you set off for the trading station, Sevastpool. Upon arrival; things go horribly wrong.

Now, stranded on the decommissioned station; you must navigate through an increasingly volatile world. The station is dark, nearly abandoned. What remaining population it has is terrified and unpredictable.

With good reason; something sinister stalks the inhabitants of Sevastpool. Something that lives in the vents that attacks and kills from the shadows... something intelligent and adaptable.

It will take all of your wits to uncover the truth behind your mother's disappearance and survive the menace that stalks Sevastpool. Good luck.

Hide, hack, scavenge and craft items; your wits are the only thing keeping you alive.

Prepare to be hunted; you can't escape, it will find you.

14. Outlast 2

Outlast gameplay

In this first person survival horror you play investigative journalist Miles Upshur as he explores Mount Missive Asylum.

On an anonymous tip, you break into the newly reopened Mount Massive Asylum...and descend into hell.

Nightmarish creatures stalk you as you traverse the dark halls of the Asylum.  You only have three options: run, hide or die.

Use your camera as a flashlight and to record your surroundings for evidence; but beware, the bright light will attract unwanted attention.

Crawl through dark sewers and air ducts, creep through prison cells and hospital wings and dodge into narrow spaces to avoid the hellish monstrosities that haunt the asylum.

Solve puzzles as you try to unravel the terrifying truth at the heart of Mount Massive. 

If you manage to survive and make it out alive; perhaps you'll be brave enough to test your mettle against Outlast 2, the second game in the series, that's scheduled to come out April 25, 2017.

Use your camera to gather evidence and help you navigate through the dark halls

Beware, bright lights will attract the hellish denizens

13. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter gameplay

In this open world supernatural mystery, you play as Paul Prospero, paranormal investigator, as he travels to Red Creek Valley.

You have received a disturbing letter from a young 16 year old fan named Ethan. You decide to travel to Red Creek Valley to investigate; yet, when you arrive you find that things are considerably worse then you initially believed.

There has been numerous brutal murders and now young Ethan had disappeared.

To discover the fate of the missing boy, you must use your supernatural ability to communicate with the dead and your keen observation skills to gather clues and unravel the mystery that haunts Creek Valley.

Spring traps and solve puzzles as you explore a vast open world to uncover the dark secrets hidden in Red Creek Valley

Use your supernatural ability to gather clues to find Ethan Carter

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