What are the best Horror Survival games on Steam?

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  1. 55

    #1Outlast

    Outlast

    Outlast is a first-person horror action-adventure survival video game released in 2013. It was developed and published by Red Barrels and can be played on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers, and on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gaming consoles.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux

    $19.99

    Thomas Carpenter
    Written on October 8, 2017
    "I love the first person aspect of Outlast. This game is way better than i initially expected it to be. I highly recommend giving it a try."
  2. 54

    #2Alien: Isolation

    Alien: Isolation

    Alien: Isolation is a mixed action and adventure horror game where the player takes on the role of Ripley's daughter, searching for her lost mother. It is playable on PC, Mac, and Linux computers, and on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac, Linux, Gamefly

    $39.99

    Ralph Munoz
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "This game is lots of fun and very scary. I tried playing it in the dark at night and I was truly terrified. It's made me keep all of the lights on for the last several days. It's a great game but make sure that you're not going to scare easily before starting it."
  3. 46

    #3Outlast 2

    Outlast 2

    Outlast 2  is a first-person psychological, survival horror video game. It's the sequel to the acclaimed survival horror game Outlast. the game was developed and published by Red Barrels and distributed by Warner Bros.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, GOG

    $29.99

    Joe Sims
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "Not quite as good as the original game. At its best, it can be brutal, way more so than most horror games. But too often it devolves into the usual horror game tropes."
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    #4The Evil Within

    The Evil Within
    The Evil Within is a horror action game created for various consoles. It introduces a world that was consumed by darkness and fear and the player would have to endure all of these in order to find the answer to the series of events.
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $19.99

    Steven Hayes
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "The Evil Within has amazing visuals. The dark horror imagery provides hours of suspenseful gameplay. It is fun, exhilarating, and challenging all at the same time. Great Game!"
  2. 39

    #5Dead Space 2

    Dead Space 2

    Dead Space 2 is a shooter horror and thriller game developed by Visceral Games and published by Electronic Arts. It features tons of exciting experiences as well as a co-op mode wherein you and your friends can play this game.

    Games

    Windows

    $19.99

    Jesse Banks
    Written on October 9, 2017
    "I was looking for a game capable of fulfilling both the Horror and the Survival genre. Dead Space 2 is the best game on steam that combines both of these genres. When I played this game, it had the managing of survival resources combined with the fear of horror games. It is an amazing game. "
  3. 39

    #6Penumbra: Black Plague Gold Edition

    Penumbra: Black Plague Gold Edition
    Penumbra: Black Plague is an episodic survival horror game where you'll be Phillip, a man surrounded by enemies and assaulted by terror. You'll have to find clues and solve vexing puzzles while combating the gnawing psychological terrors that assail your mind.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $9.99

    Kyle Gibson
    Written on October 1, 2017
    "I wanted to play a game that was not only Horror, but was survival as well, and Penumbra was the best game that mixes both of these genres. Penumbra was great fun to play because it not only made me scared because it was a horror title, I was also tasked with managing survival aspects during gameplay. "
  4. 39

    #7Amnesia: The Dark Descent

    Amnesia: The Dark Descent

    Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a  horror, action and adventure game for Windows and Mac. Developed and published by Frictional Games, it explores the story in which the memories of the main character are slowly fading away.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $19.99

    Peter Ryan
    Written on June 16, 2017
    "An award winning single player game that lets me play the protagonist, Daniel, through a series of scary adventures and puzzles. Easy to download and update via the Steam environment. Whenever I feel the need to get my heart pounding with fear this is my first choice."
  5. 38

    #8Resident Evil HD Remastered

    Resident Evil HD Remastered
    Considered to be a world-renowned series, the Resident Evil HD Remastered is a remake of the original game of the same name. It is a third-person, horror and adventure game that was developed and published by Capcom Ltd.
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, eBay

    $19.99

    Vivaan Dutta
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "This is resident evil biohazard like you've never seen it before. The graphics are so polished I got scared and jumped out of my seat a few times. You get to replay the classic on a modern console. The game play has been smoother as well. "
  6. 36

    #9Left 4 Dead 2

    Left 4 Dead 2

    Left 4 Dead 2 is the classic cooperative game in which four friends try to survive a zombie apocalypse. Developed by Valve, it has action and horror with a great proactive AI that changes and adapts according to the player's skills.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Xbox 360, Linux

    $9.99

    Christopher Owens
    Written on October 1, 2017
    "Left 4 Dead 2 is a great horror survival game. It has moments that will leave you feeling tense and moments that will leave you feeling excited and happy. It is most enjoyable with your friends so make sure you bring two or three."
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    #10Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

    Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

    Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is a first-person survival horror game produced by Capcom Co., Ltd. In the game, players assume the role of Ethan Winters, a young man who receives an email from a woman claiming to be Ethan's wife Mia. 

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $29.99

    Alice Morgan
    Written on April 10, 2017
    "I wanted a thriller to play and decided to give this one a look. The game play is very fluid and the graphics are awesome! I was terrified most of the time I was playing and my nerves are still a jangled mess. I totally think this game will give me nightmares, but I had a blast playing it."
  8. 31

    #11State of Decay: YOSE

    State of Decay: YOSE
    State of Decay: YOSE is the ultimate third-person action zombie horror survival-fantasy game. Explore an open world full of dangers and opportunities, and do whatever it takes to live another day.
    Games

    Windows, Xbox One

    $29.99

    Johnny Thomas
    Written on May 22, 2017
    "State of Decay is a fantastic Zombies game available on Steam that delivers intense action and beautiful environments. It's an open-world survival game that gives player many hours of fun for raiding, crafting, and surviving against the infectious horde."
  9. 30

    #12Alan Wake

    Alan Wake

    Alan Wake is a horror, action-adventure RPG game developed and published by Remedy Entertainment. It is game that was meant to explore the mystery behind the loss of a loved one and the struggle of a man against his very own sanity.

    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    Andrea Perkins
    Written on May 30, 2017
    "I can't recommend this game enough. I was looking for a good survival horror game and boy has this been enjoyable. "
  10. 29

    #13Darkwood

    Darkwood
    Darkwood is an unforgiving survival horror RPG with adventure and roguelike elements that has a procedurally generated, open world. Your senses will be deceived by surreal terrors, no answer will be easy to get, but somewhere in the woods lies the truth of what has happened in this godforsaken place.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $14.99

    Melissa Montgomery
    Written on June 19, 2017
    "I like to play the darkest games possible, and survival games are my favorite. I've been looking for a new RPG as my last one kind of grew stale after years of loyal playing. Recently, a friend recommended Darkwood to me. It's one of the scariest games I've ever played. It definitely fills that niche of survival horror. "
  11. 28

    #14DayZ

    DayZ
    DayZ is an open-world survival game developed by Bohemia Interactive. Players fight to survive or cooperate with other players within the fictional post-Soviet Republic of Chernarus. It was released on December 17, 2013, by Bohemia Interactive.
    Games

    Windows

    $44.99

    Dennis Bryant
    Written on May 13, 2017
    "This game will be a big hit and I can see myself giving it as a gift to a young male. I'm not really sure that this is completely original as there are several survival zombie themed games on the market but this one looks like fun. My grandson will love this game."
  12. 27

    #15Resident Evil 5

    Resident Evil 5
    Resident Evil 5, also known as Biohazard 5, is a video-game developed by Capcom which features a third-person shooter perspective. This game is available to play on PlayStation, Xbox, and MS PC.
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $19.99

    Marilyn Gilbert
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "I have been playing Resident Evil sense the 90's. They have only gotten better with each new addition. This one is clearly the best one yet. Killer story and graphics that keep you on the edge of your seat."
  13. 24

    #16System Shock 2

    System Shock 2

    System Shock 2 is a first-person action role-playing video game, the sequel to System Shock and one of the most famous video games ever. It was developed by Irrational Games and Looking Glass Studios and was published by Nightdive Studios.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $9.99

    Jose Beck
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "I was looking for an old-school horror survival, and stumbled upon System Shock 2. I remember playing it back when I was in school, and loving it. It feels a bit odd playing it now, with the broken mouse movement and low resolution, but otherwise the game is great."
  14. 23

    #17Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth

    Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth

    Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is a first-person horror game that combines intense action and adventure elements. This game was developed by Headfirst Production and published by Bethesda Softworks.

    Games

    Windows

    $4.99

    Alexander Patel
    Written on October 6, 2017
    "Love this game. The graphics are pretty awesome, and the gameplay is addictive. I enjoy the survival element as well and just how unique the game is. I find myself sitting down to play for a few minutes, and, an hour later, I'm still playing! Check it out!"
  15. 22

    #18The Fifth Day

    The Fifth Day
    The Fifth Day is a first-person post-apocalyptic survival game. Mankind is extinct, and only the machines it created are left. You are one of them and have to figure out a way survive in this hostile world left behind by man.
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $14.99

    Rachel Carr
    Written on March 25, 2017
    "This game was a lot of fun when it first came out. But in the past month or so the game has almost become unplayable. You get chased by NPC which are cheating because they know your location even far far away. The multi-player which is what I was looking forward to was very clunky and poorly designed. "
  16. 19

    #197 Days to Die

    7 Days to Die

    7 Days to Die is an open-world survival zombie horror first-person shooter video game developed and published by The Fun Pimps Entertainment LLC. This also features a cross-platform multiplayer game mode.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux, GameStop

    $24.99

    Enrique Juárez
    Written on May 10, 2017
    "I was looking for a good Horror Survival games on Steam and found 7 Days to Die filled that void. I find the horror genre in gaming to be very exciting and this joint did disappoint."
  17. 19

    #20The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

    The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
    The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is an indie first-person mystery game. You're Paul Prospero, a detective who receives a disturbing letter from Ethan Carter who has vanished in the wake of a brutal murder. 
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $19.99

    Phillip Willis
    Written on January 25, 2017
    "this will be a great game, especially if you like a good mystery game and need a break from the standard mmorpg games"
  18. 18

    #21Project Zomboid

    Project Zomboid
    Project Zomboid is a 3D top-down/isometric sandbox survival zombie game that you can play in single or multiplayer mode. You'll have to loot, build, craft, fight, farm and fish in a struggle to survive.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $14.99

    Jessica Gardner
    Written on April 15, 2017
    "Project Zomboid is a fun third-person sandbox approach to the Zombie Survival genre. I struggled with the game at first because I tried to loot the biggest caches - noob mistake. You need to level up and gain weapon skills in order to successfully find bigger caches of weapons and supplies. I liked the realism of needing to find basic supplies and sleep. I also liked the AI, which was predictable but fun."
  19. 17

    #22Metro 2033 Redux

    Metro 2033 Redux

    Metro 2033 Redux game is based on the popular Russian science fiction novels, the game is a first-person shooter that mixes action with survival horror. It is set in an apocalyptic future where the survivors of a global nuclear holocaust live hiding in the Moscow Metro. 

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

    $19.99

    Gloria Cook
    Written on June 14, 2017
    "I like the first person shooter aspect. It's different to be set in the Moscow Metro. I've never read the science fiction novels so I can't say how accurate the game is compared to elements in the books."
  20. 14

    #23The Forest

    The Forest

    The Forest is a terrifying first-person survival horror simulator in which you can be a lone survivor of a passenger jet crash. You will have to survive in a forest full of dangerous cannibals. It also features a co-op mode.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4

    $19.99

    Vincent Weber
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "I gotta say, I am a huge horror fan, and a huge horror game fan so I am always on the lookout for the next best thing. I think I found it. The Forest is a great horror game where you have to survive after a jet crash. It's available on Steam and my new favorite game right now. "
  21. 14

    #24Alone in the Dark

    Alone in the Dark
    Solve the mystery behind the suspicious death of Jeremy Hartwood! Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft, Alone in the Dark was originally released for PC in 1992. This action-adventure horror 3D game was the first of its kind inspiring future franchises in the Survival Horror genre.
    Games

    iOS, Other Platform

    $0.99

    Frank Cook
    Written on October 26, 2017
    "I'm spending more time trying to manage the poor control interface than to be able to enjoy a cult classic. This app needs work immediately because as it stands right now it is a failure of what a game is supposed to be. It's not fair to release this game for iOS when it's a poor port. We might as well play it on a different system that can manage controls better. Learn from other games as a example on how to make a better control interface. Bioshock pulled it off well. It would be easier if you could at least resize the dpad and to make your character perform a action just by pressing the right side of the screen instead of having to hit a tiny context sensitive icon. It doesn't make any sense. To the people who ported this game, fix it."
  22. 13

    #25Resident Evil 4

    Resident Evil 4

    Resident Evil 4 (or Biohazard 4) is a survival horror video game which Capcom developed and published as the 6th installment in the series of Resident Evil games. Available to play on various platforms.

    Games

    Amazon, Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    Check price

    Sai Jain
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I was trying to find the best horror survival game on Steam and decided to try Resident Evil 4 since I have enjoyed previous games in the series. I'm not sure if it's just me but I was disappointed with the storyline and the gameplay. It may because I am sick of the series after playing the three previous games. "
  23. 11

    #26Manhunt

    Manhunt
    Manhunt is a third-person stealth action game horror stealth action game created by Rockstar North. In this game, you must run, hide and fight to survive. It was published by Rockstar Games.
    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    Leonardo Amador
    Written on October 1, 2017
    "One of the most controversial games ever released to the public, and for good reason. Manhunt is as gritty, nasty and uncomfortable as video games get. It’s almost overbearing. Every inch of it’s levels are full of grime and grit, with eerie reminders of the awful things that have taken place within them. It’s story is populated with utterly monstrous characters that kill, torture and maim for either their safety, greed or for pure pleasure. It’s deeply cynical game with absolutely no heart. And I think that was the point. It’s a brazen, ghoulish celebration of violence and horror, as twisted and immoral as they get, and has no pretensions to be anything else. Almost holding you down and asking you “Is this really something you enjoy doing?” It may sound like I despise the game but I actually really enjoyed my time with it. No matter how raw it gets I was still very much engaged with it’s setting, story and tense if a bit dated stealth gameplay. I was drawn in and wanted to see more of what it had to offer and how it was going to end. I don't know if there can be a middle-ground of opinion with it. You'll likely either love it, or hate it. But for what it sets out to do, it does it admirably and with skillful craftsmanship. If that sounds like your jam well then have fun. "
  24. 10

    #27Friday the 13th: The Game

    Friday the 13th: The Game
    Friday the 13th: The Game is a thriller horror game for various consoles. Players have the opportunity to finally be Jason Voorhees and stalk camp counselors across Crystal Lake. It was developed by IllFonic and published by Gun Media.
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, GameStop

    $39.99

    Jason Payne
    Written on July 4, 2017
    "Friday the 13th: The Game is a great solution to finding horror survival games on Steam. I've been interested in giving myself a little scare lately and wanted to use Steam to find a fun horror survival game. Friday the 13th: The Game is perfect for that desire as it provides an excellent mix of fearful intensity and terrifying survival gameplay. This is a great horror survival game on Steam!"
  25. 9

    #28Corpse Party

    Corpse Party
    Corpse Party is an indie horror, adventure and RPG game originally created for PSP and was remade for Windows. It follows the story of a curse within a school that takes place during the welcoming of a new student. It was developed by GrisGris.
    Games

    Windows, Linux

    $14.99

    Juan Cruz
    Written on January 5, 2017
    "Corpse Party is a 2D animation style Indie RPG that is set in an elementary school. You take the role of students trying to solve a murder mystery. Based on the original 1996 16-bit version, the game is true to its origin."
  26. 7

    #29Don't Starve

    Don't Starve

    Don't Starve is a survival game developed by Klei Entertainment. It is full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. You'll need to gather resources, craft items, structures and, of course, don't starve. 

    Games

    PlayStation4, Xbox One, Linux, Windows, Mac, eBay

    $14.99

    Jose Evans
    Written on June 14, 2017
    "sounds like a fun game. Primitive, Darwinism, exciting, the elements of a enjoyable game. RPG included with resources gathering, crafting."
  27. 5

    #30The Evil Within 2

    The Evil Within 2

    The Evil Within 2 is a horror action-adventure and RPG game developed by Tango Gameworks and published by Bethesda Softworks in 2017. It is the sequel of The Evil Within which was released one year before this game.

    Games

    Amazon, eBay, Gamefly

    Check price

    Stephanie Hunter
    Written on November 23, 2017
    "I liked this game overall. It was challenging and had a good plot behind it. I love the action of the film, You encounter many adversaries throughout the game and it keeps you engaged as a result. The price is right as well. I love the graphics in the game, the threats come across all the more realistic as you play. There is a lot of gore, bad language etc in the game but this didn't bother me at all. It's expected given the genre of the game. The game comes in a variety of languages and you can engage community groups should you find yourself stuck. "
  28. 5

    #31SOMA

    SOMA

    SOMA is a horror sci-fi themed game developed and published by Frictional Games and was released in 2015. SOMA can be played on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers, and on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux, GOG

    $29.99

    Charles Berry
    Written on September 26, 2017
    "This is a very good game that changed the way I look at horror video games. I recommend it a lot! It's also very challenging and will likely keep you busy for hours on end. I've played tons of horror games and thought I'd seen everything, but this one found new ways to surprise me."
  29. 1

    #32Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location

    Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location

    Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location takes you to Circus Baby's Pizza World... Family fun and interactivity take a whole other meaning in this horror game. Avoid the active machinery and try not to get dismembered or die.

    Games

    Windows

    $7.99

    Phillip Webb
    Written on December 9, 2017
    "The Five Nights at Freddy's series quickly became a household name when the first game was released a few years ago. If you look up the series on YouTube you will have hours of hilarious jump scare videos to go through. As for playing the game yourself, you might want to play with a light on and the sound turns down. If you have a weak heart, don't even bother installing the game."
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    #33Metal Gear Survive

    Metal Gear Survive

    Metal Gear Survive is a survival action-adventure game and a spin-off from the main Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain story that takes place in a strange alternative universe. The game's developed and published by Konami Digital Entertainment. 

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $29.99

    Lawrence Snyder
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "It is a game there but I am not sure if its the best"
  31. 0

    #34Dying Light

    Dying Light

    Dying Light is an FPS, action survival horror game set in an infected city cut off from the outside world. The game was developed by Techland and published by Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment. 

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation4, Linux, Xbox One, GOG

    $39.99

    Walter Carr
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "If you like FPS games with gore and quite a bit scares you should give Dying Light a try. I could spend all day killing zombies in this game. Loved it."

Summary

Best What are the best Horror Survival games on Steam
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1OutlastGames 55 Paid
2Alien: IsolationGames 54 Paid
3Outlast 2Games 46 Paid
4The Evil WithinGames 44 Paid
5Dead Space 2Games 39 Paid
6Penumbra: Black Plague Gold EditionGames 39 Paid
7Amnesia: The Dark DescentGames 39 Paid
8Resident Evil HD RemasteredGames 38 Paid
9Left 4 Dead 2Games 36 Paid
10Resident Evil 7: BiohazardGames 34 Paid
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