Top 11 Games Like Resident Evil 2 (2019) (Games Better Than Resident Evil 2 In Their Own Way)

Games Like Resident Evil 2
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It’s dark. Surrounded by zombies at all sides.

You quake in fear as your finger reaches for L2.

Your next move could be game over.  

That is Resident Evil 2. One of the best horror games of all time. Its terrifying atmosphere, artful gameplay, and heart-pounding story scared its way into history.

If you've finished RE2 and need something new to satiate your craving for survival horror, here are 11 Games Like Resident Evil 2 (2019).

11. The Evil Within

The Evil Within Gameplay

The Evil Within is a single player first person that sets you in the dark hallways of a mental institution. Avoid bear traps, barbed wire, bombs, and mutated patients as you piece together a reality-bending mystery.

Use a combination of melee combat, revolvers, shotguns, to survive the evil within. Even the waiting room isn’t safe.

Be Careful: The Patients are out to get you.


Prescription: Don't forget to take your pills.

10. Dead Space 2

Dead Space 2 Gameplay

In space, no one can hear you scream.

With a low supply of oxygen, and Necromorphs hunting you down, you may not want to. 

Dead Space 2 is over the shoulder third person shooter. Stuck on Sprawl, a station orbiting Saturn’s moon Titan, you hack open doors and fight through zero gravity.

Did I mention Necromorphs can sprout new limbs at will? Too bad they don’t live in a galaxy far, far, away.

With the ability to fire guns telekinetically you might have a fighting chance in this galactic adventure or you might end up dead.  

Dead Space 2: Explore Sprawl, a station orbiting Saturn’s moon.

Necromorphs: We wished they lived in a galaxy far, far, away.

9. Condemned: Criminal Origins

Condemned: Criminal Origins Gameplay

Working for the FBI can’t be that bad? Condemned: Criminal Origins is a first-person experience that sets you as FBI agent Ethan Thomas.

It seems like a routine crime scene investigation until you are framed for murder and insane homeless people try to kill you.

Criminal Origins places emphasis gathering evidence, solving puzzles and melee combat.

The game gives you few firearms to select from. If you run of ammunition, no running to the gun store. Maybe you should’ve sent that application to the CIA instead.    

No Arms to Bare: Criminal Origins give you few guns to fight with.

Criminally Insane: Fighting against the insane, all in a days work.

8. Murdered: Soul Suspect

Murdered Soul Suspect Gameplay

Detective Ronan O’Connor, you’re cool, you're confident, you own the town, oh yeah, you’re a ghost. The only way to enter the afterlife, find your killer. 

Murdered: Soul Suspect is a third person stealth mystery that goes bump in the night. Though this is not Casper. Along with investigation skills, you are gifted with teleportation, possession, and Abigal, your ghost companion.

Catch your killer or remain in limbo forever.

Cool, Calm, Collected: Play as Ronan O’Connor a ghost detective.

BOO: As a detective, use your investigative skills to find your killer.

7. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Gameplay

Fans of Resident Evil’s haunting atmosphere will adore the forbidding wilderness of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice.

You play Senua, an 8th century Pict warrior on a quest to save her dead husband’s soul from the clutches of Hela, the goddess of death.

Gifted with hand to hand combat, voices in her head giving clues and hints, you must face the Norse pantheon.

Will you make the ultimate sacrifice?

A Warrior: Play as Senua, a woman on a quest to save the love of her life.

Into the Woods: Enjoy the spellbinding graphics of Hellbound.

6. Mist Survival

 Mist Survival Gameplay                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Mist Survival is a first-person shooter that sets you in a post-apocalyptic world. The player scavenges for food, supplies, and weapons.

The catch, a mist filled with infected zombies can appear at any time. In order to survive you need to be prepared.

You can make allies to fight back. In Mist Survival the more the merrier.

Bunker Down: Form a compound to be prepared for an attack.  

The Mist: In the mist, this is what you are up against, good luck.

5. Dead Rising 4

Dead Rising 4 Gameplay

Christmas is in full swing in Dead Rising 4. The fourth entry in the Dead Rising series sees the return of Frank West.

This time investigating a new zombie outbreak in on Black Friday. Don’t worry, Frank is packing.

Dead Rising 4 offers melee combat and a laser sword wrapped in a perfect bow.

You’ll need them, the holidays can be deadly.

He's Back: Play as Frank West in a deadly new adventure.

Tis The Season: The shoppers in Dead Rising 4 are out for blood.

4. DreadOut

DreadOut Gameplay 

DreadOut is a single player indie survival horror game that sets a group of high school students against paranormal activities.

Its jump scares times ten. DreadOut uses a crippling atmosphere to add stress to the player. You play in near darkness, avoid demons and ghost around every corner.

If you can keep your composure to solve the challenging puzzles, you might just get out alive.


SELFIE TIME: Use your cellphone to collect clues, but remain calm.

Ghost in the house: If you're not careful you could be attacked.

3. State of Decay 2

State Of Decay 2 Gameplay

State Of Decay 2 is a third person perceptive open world. The player must build a colony and survive a vicious zombie horde.

It offers cooperative gameplay. You and your squad explore the open world while battling the undead.

Resident Evil fans will enjoy slaying these undead creatures. It is up to you and your team to keep your colony from decay.


Decay: Explore the open world filled with terrifying zombies.

Multiplayer: Work together with friends to defeat the zombie horde.

2. Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5 Gameplay

This list could not be complete without Resident Evil 5. A third person shooter with two-player cooperative gameplay.

Unlike previous entries, Resident Evil 5 is action oriented but still packs a punch.

This time you are on a global adventure to stop a deadly virus from infecting the world. 

Heart pounding quick time events, and a huge selection of weapons make Resident Evil 5 a memorable game.


Work Together: Play alone or with a friend in this action-packed adventure.

And Action!: Resident Evil 5 takes horror and action times 5. Fight against a zombie horde by yourself or with a friend.

1. Alan Wake's American Nightmare

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare Gameplay  

Looking for action, horror, and a nail gun? Look no further than Alan Wake’s American Nightmare.

A single player third person shooter that set you in the small town of Night Springs, Arizona.  No time for a trip to the Grand Canyon. Your doppelganger, commander of the dark forces, wants to kill your wife.

Luckily you can bend reality to your will. Did I mention you have a nail gun?

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare offers everything Resident Evil fans could want in a game. It could be your best nightmare.


Packing heat: Use a variety of weapons to stop the forces of darkness.

Alan Wake: Bring the light to fight the darkness, with your nail gun.

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