10 Best Survival Horror Games Loved By Millions Worldwide

Best Survival Horror Games
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There’s nothing like the constant threat of terror to give us a good adrenaline shot.

Of course, most of us don’t want to go into the wilderness and fight live animals. That’s why we’re thankful to have the horror genre to help us simulate good old-fashioned existential dread.

If you’re looking for a nightmarish thrill ride, but don’t know where to start, here are 10 modern survival horror games that have captivated audiences.

10. Resident Evil 2 REmake

Resident Evil 2 REmake Gameplay

Follow the journey of Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield as they take a dip into the devastated midwestern town of Raccoon City. Survive on wit, luck, and pure will as you manage your ammo to face zombies, mutated beasts, and corrupt strangers.

21 years after the release of the original Resident Evil 2, long-time fans and newbies alike will struggle to find any comfort in the cramped maze of the Raccoon City Police Department. Solve intricate puzzles and blast undead creatures to oblivion as you discover the truth behind the outbreak.

Constant danger: Leon faces off against Mr. X, a force whose sole mission is to hunt you down.

Uh-oh: Claire’s only defense against the elusive Licker is the combat knife. Keep quiet and make every shot count so you don’t end up like her.

9. Resident Evil 7

Resident Evil 7 Gameplay

You receive a letter from your wife after she’s been missing for three years. You heed the note and travel to Dulvey, Louisiana to search an old plantation. The Baker family has your wife, and they want you, too.

Primally hack and slash your way through the rotten home while the Baker family Learn what your wife was really doing as you crawl deeper into the once-comfy southern abode.

Family bonding: Jack and the Baker family will make sure you never feel alone.

Groovy: You certainly don’t have to feel defenseless all the time. Fight back with some kick (when you can).

8. The Forest

The Forest Gameplay

As the lone survivor of a jet crash, you must set up a camp and gather food to survive. Make it quick, because the island is also populated with a tribe of mutated cannibals.

Forage for scraps and put together new recipes by day. Go to bed every night, in constant fear of your tasteful neighbors. Stab a mutant baby in the face with a spear made of jagged bones. Drink more water.

Keep moving: These people may be small, but they’re rowdy. Every fight is another chance for you to fall.

Huh?: I’m not even sure what this thing is. I’m willing to bet it’s not friendly.

7. Hunt Showdown

Hunt Showdown Gameplay

Set in the late 19th century, this multiplayer horror game tasks you with hunting down an array of aggressive creatures. However, once you’ve made a name for yourself, a bounty is placed on your head as well.

Work together in groups ranging from two to ten to take down these beasts. Rely on yourself and your closest friends to survive encounters with other hunters. Keep your character alive and become a decorated veteran – once you die, your experiences are passed down your bloodline, but every death gives you a new character.

Peek-a-boo: You’ll have to deal with a lot of these creatures up-close.

Stay strapped: Knock down your bounties with your old-timey weapons.

6. The Evil Within 2

The Evil Within 2 Gameplay

Set three years after the original 2014 release, The Evil Within 2 follows Detective Sebastian Castellanos after his life has fallen apart. His daughter died in a fire, his wife left him, and how he’s a broken alcoholic. All he has left is to re-enter STEM to change reality and save his daughter.

Run from the beings that haunt your mind, craft traps for them, or do what little you can to face them head-on. Constantly keep on the lookout for danger as the most horrifying masses of flesh and evil try to make your whole day a little worse.

Oh, dear: Fight some seriously nasty monsters. You’ll have all sorts of reflections of your truest self to deal with.

Let’s rock: Visit surreal landscapes and never have any expectations for your journey.

5. Outlast

Outlast Gameplay

You are a journalist who’s looking for his next big hit. You go to Mount Massive Asylum after hearing that horrible experiments are being done on its subjects. All you need to do is get a few pictures and- oh, well, now you’re trapped in there, too.

Run and hide from these changed men who are visibly stronger than you and will mutilate you for fun. Use the night vision function on your camera to find your way through the asylum, and capture some truly sobering footage as you explore its depths.

You’ll be fine: Nobody is safe in the asylum. Even if you thought you were ready.

Good morning: You’ll have to deal with some truly unsavory people during your stay. Let’s hope that door stays closed.

4. Dying Light

Dying Light Gameplay

Dying Light is an open-world zombie survival game that puts you in the shoes of Kyle Crane, given the task of retrieving a file containing sensitive data for the Global Relief Effort. Unfortunately, you’re almost immediately ransacked, and now you’re stuck in this quarantined city with everyone else.

Hop from roof to roof with fluid parkour gameplay as you run from zombies. Level up your character as you look for shelter during the night cycle, when the zombies get even angrier. Rescue survivors, scavenge for supplies, and look for airdrops from the Global Relief Effort.

They keep coming: Zombies are a constant threat in this game. You might be ready sometimes, but they’ll always be ready for you.

Zoom zoom: This game is all about moving. The locals might take issue with you being all alive and quick and smart and stuff.

3. Alien: Isolation

Alien: Isolation Gameplay

Fifteen years after the story of the iconic Alien movie, you play Amanda Ripley, daughter of the film’s lead, Ellen. You join a team of interplanetary explorers to search for the remains of your mother’s ship, and finally get some closure on her disappearance. Too bad that pesky Xenomorph is still flying through the vents and eating faces.

Use your wits and the wrecked ship’s resources to survive against the threat of scared humans, rogue androids, and the bloodthirsty Xenomorph. You’ll constantly expect danger as you do your best to navigate the broken hunk of metal that used to be quite livable.

Burn it down: There will be very few times where you may be equipped to handle the Xenomorph… for a little bit. Count your blessings, queen.

Tut tut: You’ll really start to wish all you had to deal with was one alien.

2. Dead by Daylight

Dead by Daylight Gameplay

Dead by Daylight is a fully multiplayer horror game, in which four survivors have to work together to escape the wrath of a savage killer. The player can either act one of the survivors, or take the role of the murderer to make sacrifices for The Entity.

As a human character, fix the generators so the door will open, and you can escape. As the killer, do everything in your power to prevent that from happening (i.e. locate and brutally murder the other four players). Gain experience on either side, which will help slowly improve your chances of passing the skill checks involved with object interaction.

Creeping and lurking: The killer will always be looking out for you. Stay on your guard and learn when and where to run.

Caught: The killers are truly imposing figures. Failing to escape can nearly guarantee your demise.

1. Metro Exodus

Metro Exodus Gameplay

Metro Exodus is a thrilling and immersive survival experience. Pass through the war-ravaged nuclear dump you used to know as Russia, using stealth and cheap ammunition to battle horrific monsters.

Although there is a story to follow, the game lets you decide how you want to survive. You are given an open-ended approach to your conquest, and your decisions heavily affect the outcome of your squad. No matter what option you choose, a mutant will probably disembowel your favorite teammate anyway.

Really weird stuff: This game doesn’t slow down when it comes to dishing freaky creatures your way.

Everything’s fine: Just another crossbow fight with a giant nuclear were-bear in the springtime. No big deal.

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