24 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.
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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. System Shock 2 is set in the future (2114) with players jumping into the boots of a soldier as they attempt to fight off a genetic outbreak that is taking control of a starship. Players will be able to e...[Read Review]

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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-apocalyptic America with a young girl named Ellie who grew up in the new world. Joel’s’ mission is to bring her to a resistance movement known as the Fireflies who hope to synthesis a cure from Ellie. The game i...[Read Review]

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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 the doors are locked and you are unable to gain entry. After you gain entry (which also serves as the tutorial) you find that the staff of the hospital are dead and the monstrous patients are roaming aroun...[Read Review]

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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 into the future (2414) as you explore the USG Ishimura after a distress signal had you coming to their rescue. The problem is that there is nobody left to rescue on the ship and after a failed docking att...[Read Review]

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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 for the police as he is haunted by a cloaked figure with a variety of powers. As the story unfolds you’ll experience a psychological thriller that deals primarily with the human psyche. While weapons are a...[Read Review]

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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 person shooting and a number of stealth gameplay elements to offer a horror story that has players choosing the right times to fight for their life or hide in the shadows. While the setting and characters for t...[Read Review]

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Doom 3

Doom 3 adds to the Doom franchise with a similarly scary experience that finds itself planted firmly in the survival horror genre. Like the other titles in the franchise players will find themselves on Mars with first person shooter mechanics as they slowly progress through a truly terrifying atmosphere of blood, gore and demons with a devastating arsenal of marine weapons. Released in 2003 with an improved edition (BFG Edition) in 2012 along with a 2019 release for modern platforms (Switch, PS4...[Read Review]

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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 level of atmospheric experience. You’ll find less fog than usual, better use of weather effects and plenty of monsters waiting for you as the standard exploration and puzzle elements of the game tak...[Read Review]

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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 for fans of the horror genre. In Condemned 2 you will again take on the role of Ethan Thomas with the game taking place around a year after the events of the original Condemned game. Since the events of th...[Read Review]

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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 in the shoes of Ethan Thomas, a crime scene expert working for the FBI who gets framed for a series of murders. In order to clear your name and capture the real culprit of these crimes you’ll have to adven...[Read Review]

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Cry of Fear

Cry of Fear is a free to play horror focused adventure with single player and multiplayer game modes that originally started as a mod for Half-Life 1. With the success of the mod a full standalone version was released on the Steam platform in 2013 which was similarly well received for maintaining and improving the atmosphere offered by the original mod. Cry of Fear is focused on offering a psychological adventure  that will take you through a town that has been overrun by all types of horrible a...[Read Review]

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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 hope to cure his writer’s block. Just like a book or television series the game is split into episodes that each contain a cliff hanger. Things take a dramatic turn for the worse when his wife goes missing a...[Read Review]

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Anna

Anna offers an adventure experience with horror themes exploring an abandoned sawmill deep in the Italian mountainside. Following it’s an initial release in 2012 a 2013 Extended Edition added a vast number of changes to the core experience intended to provide greater variety of puzzles and environments while addressing some user feedback on the user interface and certain graphical elements. Borrowing ideas from similar psychological horror experiences Anna is played in first person and exp...[Read Review]

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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’ll find that Dead Rising 3 takes place a decade after the events of the second game. This doesn’t mean the world is in complete ruins though as the game area that players get to explore has only recently su...[Read Review]

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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 new protagonist into the game (Chuck Greene). The game setting has also changed and now takes place in a fictional town called Fortune City which feels very much inspired by the likes of Las Vegas. Chuck Gre...[Read Review]

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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 years after the events of the original as a new outbreak of the Necromorphs is taking place on a space station currently in orbit of Saturn’s moon. Players join the fight after they wake up without memory of ...[Read Review]

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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 the same protagonist, as such it is recommended that players interested in the Penumbra series grab the entire collection at once (available on GOG) and play the series in game order for the full experien...[Read Review]

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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 down their girlfriend from the past, Ellie Langford. This journey takes place on the icy world of Tau Volantis which is scattered with two hundred year old ruins of the civilisation that once called this pl...[Read Review]

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Deadly Premonition

Deadly Premonition rolls open world gameplay, horror and even comedy into a single ball of interesting to create an adventure 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 after the game attracted a cult following online creating demand for the game to be delivered on alternative platforms. This same following was likely the reason behind the games port to Nintendo Switch in 2019. Part of th...[Read Review]

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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 you would expect these events led to a massive shortage in resources for the population leaving many citizens to die in the aftermath or turn to violence in order to meet their needs. In the game players j...[Read Review]

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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 of zombies. In the game you’ll have to fight to stay alive as you attempt to unlock the secrets behind this strange incident. During your adventure you’ll complete a large number of main story missions alon...[Read Review]

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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. Loreid, a police detective who has recently been passed an interesting and peculiar case. The case involves the murder of Clark Field, a well off man who was deeply involved in the supernatural powers of ...[Read Review]

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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. Lovecraft to deliver a well written and paced horror experience that fans of the genre will be immersed in. The game is published by Iceberg Interactive and was picked up after the publisher of the original ga...[Read Review]

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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 Dark Fall games will recognise the familiar setting of the Dowerton Hotel and the train station (you don’t have to have played the first games though). This setting is a much more eerie experience this time a...[Read Review]

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