What are the best Horror Survival games on Steam?

  1. #1
    Written on October 8, 2017
    Thomas Carpenter
    "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. #2
    Written on May 18, 2017
    Michelle Robinson
    "Alien Isolation is amazing; the AI is revolutionary and the atmosphere is unique. I've just never played anything quite like it, it feels more or less exactly like you'd expect running and hiding from a violent alien in real life."
  3. #3
    Written on October 4, 2017
    Joe Sims
    "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."
  1. #4
    Written on October 9, 2017
    Jesse Banks
    "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."
  2. #5
    Written on September 20, 2017
    Steven Hayes
    "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!"
  3. #6
    Written on October 1, 2017
    Kyle Gibson
    "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. #7
    Written on June 16, 2017
    Peter Ryan
    "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. #8
    Written on September 20, 2017
    Vivaan Dutta
    "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. #9
    Written on October 1, 2017
    Christopher Owens
    "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."
  7. #10
    Written on April 10, 2017
    Alice Morgan
    "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. #11
    Written on May 22, 2017
    Johnny Thomas
    "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. #12
    Written on May 13, 2017
    Dennis Bryant
    "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."
  10. #13
    Written on May 30, 2017
    Andrea Perkins
    "I can't recommend this game enough. I was looking for a good survival horror game and boy has this been enjoyable."
  11. #14
    Written on June 19, 2017
    Melissa Montgomery
    "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."
  12. #15
    Written on September 20, 2017
    Marilyn Gilbert
    "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. #16
    Written on October 4, 2017
    Jose Beck
    "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. #17
    Written on March 25, 2017
    Rachel Carr
    "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."
  15. #18
    Written on October 6, 2017
    Alexander Patel
    "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!"
  16. #19
    Written on January 25, 2017
    Phillip Willis
    "this will be a great game, especially if you like a good mystery game and need a break from the standard mmorpg games"
  17. #20
    Written on May 10, 2017
    Enrique Juárez
    "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."
  18. #21
    Written on April 15, 2017
    Jessica Gardner
    "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. #22
    Written on October 26, 2017
    Frank Cook
    "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."
  20. #23
    Written on September 20, 2017
    Vincent Weber
    "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. #24
    Written on March 4, 2017
    Nicole Kim
    "Metro as a game is great, but as a horror game? Not so much. You'd want Outlast for that, if you can handle the whole asylum stick. MEtro relies too much on resource management and horrible story choices that make it feel like a sci-fi instead of a horror. Not bad, but not great."
  22. #25
    Written on September 29, 2017
    Sai Jain
    "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. #26
    Written on October 1, 2017
    Leonardo Amador
    "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. #27
    Written on January 5, 2017
    Juan Cruz
    "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."
  25. #28
    Written on July 4, 2017
    Jason Payne
    "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!"
  26. #29
    Written on June 14, 2017
    Jose Evans
    "sounds like a fun game. Primitive, Darwinism, exciting, the elements of a enjoyable game. RPG included with resources gathering, crafting."
  27. #30
    Written on September 26, 2017
    Charles Berry
    "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."
  28. #31
    Written on November 23, 2017
    Stephanie Hunter
    "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."
  29. #32
    Written on March 27, 2018
    Walter Carr
    "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."
  30. #33
    Written on March 24, 2018
    Lawrence Snyder
    "It is a game there but I am not sure if its the best"
  31. #34
    Written on December 9, 2017
    Phillip Webb
    "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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Best Horror Survival games on Steam
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Outlast Games 411 Paid
2 Alien: Isolation Games 387 Paid
3 Outlast 2 Games 371 Paid
4 Dead Space 2 Games 349 Paid
5 The Evil Within Games 342 Paid
6 Penumbra: Black Plague Gold Edition Games 332 Paid
7 Amnesia: The Dark Descent Games 319 Paid
8 Resident Evil HD Remaster Games 307 Paid
9 Left 4 Dead 2 Games 292 Paid
10 Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Games 278 Paid

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