25 Games Like Resident Evil

Games Like Resident Evil
Our assembled collection of games like Resident Evil features other action adventures filled with horror themes on a number of platforms.

Resident Evil began in 1996 for the PlayStation with several ports and eventually a re-release available. The success of this original game was the start of a huge franchise that now spans a number of sequels, spin-offs and countless other merchandise. Many of the features set in this original were a staple for much of the franchise from the inventory system to the control scheme and the saving process. Many of the games also revolve around the same characters of the S.T.A.R.S. elite task force.

While gameplay has evolved throughout the series many elements have stayed the same such as the third person perspectives, a combination of single player and co-operative game modes, puzzle solving, boss battles, various weapons and character development.

The games like Resident Evil found here offer similar action horror experiences. In these games you’ll experience combat with zombies and other strange monsters while also solving puzzles and improving your arsenal from one level to the next.

Games Like Resident Evil

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Silent Hill: Downpour

Silent Hill: Downpour makes number 8 in this long running survival horror franchise, it’s a game that makes lots of steps to revive the series with some hitting the mark and a few missing. Starting on the outskirts of Silent Hill this all to familiar setting has been redone to offer a new... Read More »

User Score
7.7
(7 votes)
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The Evil Within

The Evil Within (Pyscho Break in Japan) takes the survival horror genre into a whole new gruesome level with a third person adventure requiring you to scavenge for suppliers and pick your fights carefully to survive. Players step into the game world as Sebastian Castellanos a veteran detective ... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(6 votes)
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Dead Rising 3

If you want more over the top zombie killing you’ve probably been waiting for the release of Dead Rising 3 which takes the game series to all new levels of awesomeness. The game was released in mid-2013 as launch title for the Xbox One platform. If you’ve been following the series closely you’l... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(19 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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Dead Rising 2

Dead Rising is back with more zombie killing goodness, in Dead Rising 2 players can expect a similar open world horror experience to the original with endless hordes of zombies just waiting to be dealt with. Dead Rising 2 takes place half a decade after the first Dead Rising and introduces a ne... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(10 votes)
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The Last of Us

The Last of Us takes place in a post-apocalyptic game world and is a PlayStation 3 exclusive title. The game focuses on presenting a realistic experience of survival with emphasis on story and character development. The story follows the adventures of Joel as he makes his way across post-apocal... Read More »

User Score
9.4
(64 votes)
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Dead Rising

Dead Rising combines horror and open world environments to create a fun and unique survival experience for players. The game was released in 2006 and is only available on the Xbox 360 platform. In Dead Rising players take on the role of Frank West in a shopping mall that is simply packed full o... Read More »

User Score
7.4
(12 votes)
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Dark Fall: Lost Souls

If you love a good scare then Dark Fall: Lost Souls should definitely be added to your must play list. The game is a first person horror adventure game that blends in puzzles to the core gameplay. It was released in 2009 and is the third addition to the Dark Fall series. Players of previous Dar... Read More »

User Score
7.0
(8 votes)
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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
9.5
(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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I Am Alive

I Am Alive belongs to the survival horror genre and lets players explore a decaying and dangerous game world very similar to other post-apocalyptic games. Players join the game a year after a cataclysmic event that destroyed many American cities with earthquakes and other natural disasters. As ... Read More »

User Score
7.0
(25 votes)
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Alan Wake

If you are looking for your next scare then Alan Wake promises an interesting adventure filled with horror. The game is available for the Xbox 360 console and Windows. Alan Wake follows the story of a thriller novelist Alan Wake as he goes on a vacation to the quiet town of Bright Falls in a ho... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(16 votes)
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Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder

Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder is sure to send chills down your spine as you attempt to solve an eerie murder in this first person horror adventure. The game was released in late 2007 and is only available on the Windows platform. In the game you get to assume the role of Howard E.... Read More »

User Score
6.9
(7 votes)
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Cry of Fear

Cry of Fear is a free to play game that started out as a mod for Half-Life 1. After great success as a mod the game received a standalone release on the Steam platform in 2013. The game is a psychological adventure that will take you through a town that has been overrun by all types of horrible... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(6 votes)
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Condemned: Criminal Origins

Condemned: Criminal Origins is a horror video game for your Xbox 360 and PC that also blends in some detective game aspects. The game delivers a really good horror atmosphere and brought plenty of fresh ideas into a stale genre at the time. The game takes place in a fictional city and puts you ... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(10 votes)
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Outlast

Outlast offers a terrifying experience that is very similar in design to the popular horror game, Amnesia. The game follows your journey as Miles Upshur, a freelance journalist who receives a tip about the psychiatric hospital Mount Massive Asylum. Once you arrive at the hospital you find that ... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(9 votes)
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Dead Space 3

It’s time to put an end to the Necromorph virus in this game in the Dead Space series. Just like the previous games you’ll be assuming the role of Isaac Clarke through a third person perspective as you fight your way through the horrific Neocromorphs. In Dead Space 3 players will try to track d... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(9 votes)
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Dead Space 2

Want to fight off the Necromorphs once more? Dead Space 2 lets you return to the shoes of Isaac Clarke and once again dismember your enemies in all sorts of ways. Unlike the original Dead Space players can now team up with friends in a multiplayer game mode. Dead Space 2 takes place several yea... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(9 votes)
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Penumbra (Collection)

The Penumbra Collection is a series of horror video games developed by Frictional games that also developed the much loved Amnesia series. The three games in the Penumbra series include Overture (2007), Black Plague (2008) and Requiem (2008). All games in the series feature similar gameplay and... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(9 votes)
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Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth brings you a survival horror experience for your Xbox or PC. The game was developed by Headfirst Productions and released in 2005. The story for the game draws heavily from several novels written by H. P. Lovecraft. Call of Cthulhu combines first perso... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(10 votes)
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Anna

Anna is an interesting horror game that has received lots of love from the gaming community and critics. Anna offers an adventure experience with horror themes that is sure to delight the senses. After some criticism on the original release the developer went back to the drawing board to improv... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(8 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)
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Dead Space

Dead Space is about as scary as it gets in the survival horror genre with a dark third person shooter experience available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows. In Dead Space players will be jumping into the role of Isaac Clarke, an engineer onboard a mining starship. The game takes place far... Read More »

User Score
9.2
(11 votes)