19 Games Like Dead Space

Games Like Dead Space
Our assembled list of games like Dead Space features survival horror experiences where you’ll fight for your life against all sorts of strange enemies.

Spawned in 2008 the Dead Space series has been considered one of the most terrifying games. It’s also been terrifying successful by selling millions of copies and giving countless gamers nightmares as they carve up enemies into pieces.

Set far into the future (26th century) the Dead Space series is set in an era where mankind has extended his reach into space by colonizing other planets and exploring the stars. It was this exploration though that led to Necromorphs, re-animated corpses which traditional combat techniques have no effect over.

This encourages players in Dead Space to be more creative in their killing methods with a focus on dismembering opponents although many will adjust their strategy based on the damage they take.

The games like Dead Space here focus on other horror games of both a first and third person variety. Explore the horror filled adventures on this below.

Games Like Dead Space

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BioShock Infinite

BioShock Infinite is a FPS game released in March 2013 for multiple platforms by 2K Games. It is the third game in the critically acclaimed BioShock series which has been praised for its strong gameplay, horror aspects and immersive storytelling. The majority of the game takes place in 1912 on ... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(30 votes)
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Alien: Isolation

Alien: Isolation brings the Alien series where it belongs, to the first person survival horror game genre. With an emphasis on stealth you’ll need patience as you evade the alien as you complete your objectives. Set in between the Alien and Aliens movie the game explores Amanda Ripley’s hunt fo... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(5 votes)
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat is the third game in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R series of survival horror games. The title has some vast improvements over the previous games making it one of the best instalments yet. As the game links a number of story elements together from the previous games players a... Read More »

User Score
9.5
(23 votes)
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky is the second game in the series of survival horror shooter games under the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. name. The game plays out as a prequel to the first game where you explore the origins and events that led to the first game. In Clear Sky you’ll be assuming the role of Scar who ... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(12 votes)
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BioShock 2

BioShock 2 has players jumping into the body of a Big Daddy in a game set nearly a decade after the completion of the original BioShock. In this sequel players will again be returning to the dystopia society of Rapture but this time around players will be playing as the fourth Big Daddy ever cr... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(13 votes)
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Metro: Last Light

If you prefer your shooters with a horror element then Metro: Last Light will be sure to entertain while giving you a scare. The game world has been crafted with some amazing realism and will quickly make you feel like you are actually living out the story. The plot is directly tied to the even... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(13 votes)
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Deadly Premonition

Deadly Premonition rolls open world gameplay, horror and even comedy into a single ball of interesting that is borderline insane. The game originally released on Xbox 360 in 2010 and saw a Director’s Cut for the PlayStation 3 and Windows released in 2013. Deadly Premonition is one of those game... Read More »

User Score
7.2
(18 votes)
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Singularity

Singularity is a first person shooter that constantly throws new mechanics at you which all have a science fiction theme. One of the most notable mechanics is the ability to manipulate time around you. Players assume the role of Captain Nathaniel Renko, a special agent who is sent to investigat... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(13 votes)
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F.E.A.R. 3

If you are looking for an FPS game that will leave you unable to sleep at night then F.E.A.R. 3 is your perfect game. The game combines solid first person shooter mechanics with a psychological style of horror. F.E.A.R. 3 has been generally well received by the gaming community for offering a g... Read More »

User Score
6.6
(7 votes)
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Metro 2033

Metro 2033 is a first person shooter with survival horror elements developed for Windows and the Xbox 360 by 4A Games. The game was released in March 2010 with a sequel (Metro: Last Light) released in May 2013. The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic setting similar to that of the Fallout se... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(10 votes)
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl is a FPS survival horror game developed by GSC Game World. The game is available for PC and was released in 2007, it is the first game in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series. The game is set in an alternate reality set around the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. This are... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(10 votes)
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BioShock

Step into the world of Rapture in BioShock and you won’t be disappointed. This popular first person shooter was released in 2007 across all major platforms and offers a very atmospheric and polished experience. BioShock is set in the 1960s and has the player exploring the mysterious underwater ... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(11 votes)
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Resident Evil: Revelations

Resident Evil: Revelations is a survival horror experience developed for the Nintendo 3DS that has since been ported over to other popular platforms. It’s a game with plenty of horror that will also have you exploring a great atmosphere, tackling puzzles and generally just scrounging for items.... Read More »

User Score
7.3
(4 votes)
blacksoul

Blacksoul

Blacksoul aims to revive the older style horror adventure games with a third person experience set in 1970 England. The dark atmosphere of the game combines with puzzles and a lengthy story to span into double digit gameplay hours. Blacksoul focuses on the story of Sean and their sister Ava as ... Read More »

User Score
5.2
(6 votes)
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System Shock 2

System Shock 2 is a role playing horror game available for Windows and Mac that launched in 1999. The game uses hacking and psionic abilities as core elements alongside first person shooting. The game is often cited as influencing future games that combined FPS and RPG elements such as BioShock... Read More »

User Score
9.3
(3 votes)
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The Darkness II

The Darkness II is a psychological horror adventure that blends first person shooter gameplay with some simple RPG elements. The game launched in early 2012, five years after the success of the first game. Players will again be taking control of Jackie Estacado, this time around though he’s bec... Read More »

User Score
9.3
(4 votes)
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Doom 3

Doom 3 promises an extremely scary experience in its take on the survival horror genre. The game is a linear first person shooter set on Mars and delivers a truly terrifying atmosphere. Released in 2003 with an improved edition (BFG Edition) in 2012 the game steps away from the original Doom ga... Read More »

User Score
9.5
(4 votes)
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Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage

Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage was released in 2010 and offers a real thriller of a video game with great 3D game environments. The game mixes mystery, thriller and some horror elements to create an always on edge experience. The game draws inspiration from the horror writings of H.P. Love... Read More »

User Score
6.7
(7 votes)
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Condemned 2: Bloodshot

Condemned 2: Bloodshot is one of the few psychological games to be available on the console platform (Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3). The game launched in 2009 and is a sequel to the original released in 2005. Condemned 2 has significant violent and horrorifying content making it the perfect game ... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(10 votes)