Resident evil is a classic game, either you have played it or you know all about it and have always wanted to play it and now that we are in a world of games consoles and games that are constantly upgrading, it’s a perfect time to re-invest yourself in some of the old classics like Resident Evil and games that remind you of it.

If you don’t know, resident evil is a survival based horror game that has just gotten better and better over the years. It has been known to give its users nightmares what with its creepy theme and suspenseful gameplay. However, sometimes we can all get a little tired of our favorite games and today I wanted to make a list of all the most popular games like resident evil so if you’re looking for something new, you will find it below.

There’s also a video on my YouTube channel that you should check out if you want to see some more of the best survival games.

The Evil Within

This game is created by the same developer from the resident evil series so you already know it’s going to have an epic story, terrifying characters and an epic storyline.

If you like resident evil 4 you will love this game with its brutal traps, horrific creatures, twisted world and uncertain outcomes.

The evil within is a pure survival horror game, it isn’t for the faint-hearted!

Playing this game is awesome in complete darkness and with a noise cancelling headset. However, be warned that you will probably jump out of your skin.


The atmosphere, the characters and the suspenseful theme inside of Outlast make it a truly scary game to play. You find yourself breaking into a mental asylum to discover its deep dark secrets, inside you find yourself with pure evil and your only chance of survival is to run or hide.

Explore supernatural themes, a thrilling story and find yourself connecting with the main characters as you explore and discover inside of the asylum and uncover the secret it hosts.

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Dying Light

The graphics in this game are incredible, there’s this whole parkour aspect that allows you to outrun zombies and get to your destination quicker. Parkour is definitely something we don’t see in the majority of games so it’s a nice twist and it’s fun to learn all of the moves.

You’re free to explore the world, but you always have something ‘to do’. There are missions galore, frightening zombie hordes, scary gangs and an epic storyline.

Dying Light is one of those games that you jump on for a quick 30-minute gaming session and you emerge hours later having gone through an emotional rollercoaster.

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If you’re a horror fan you HAVE to play this game, it’s so scary but thankfully not filled with gore and cheap thrills instead its packed with everything that will leave you feeling so uneasy and terrified.

Amnesia is a first-person survival based game that will leave you feeling so on edge and as if you are constantly never alone. It’s super immersive and will shake you to the core.

There’s a supernatural undertone to this game as it allows you to explore the dark castle and all of it’s underlying secrets, including why you are actually there and how you have no memory of the past.

Silent Hill

The graphics on this version of silent hill aren’t the best but the game itself has been voted as one of the best games like resident evil and so I had to put it on this list because it is a deserving candidate.

It’s a survival based horror game, much like resident evil and in this instalment, you must try to escape your apartment but of course, it will never be that simple. The story is great, your survival instincts beg to be kicked in and your mind never wanders for long.

The characters are truly terrifying and the uneasy feeling that you are washed with never strays too far. If you enjoy feeling on edge and enjoy a good story to go with that, silent hill is a great game.

White Night

Darkness is a constant worry in this game, the whole game is in black and white and this just puts a whole new spin on horror games as we know them.

The black and white theme is a nice addition to this game, it really isn’t a downfall as it just adds something unique and gives the game a spooky vibe.

Explore an old 1930’s mansion with a well-paced story, interesting graphics and try and escape by solving puzzles and focusing on getting out.

Alien: Isolation

In this survival based horror game, you must explore the world in order to find out what happened to your characters mother. The theme is desperate, panicked and dark, which all make for an awesome horror game.

The place in which you find yourself in is a desperate, scary place where the whole world is panicked aside a ruthless alien. The story is incredible, the graphics, character development and the drive to survive makes this game just simply great and you really should check it out.

Having an extraterrestrial element in this games makes it slightly different to the other games we have seen so far, the alien aspect adds a whole new current of fear to the game.

Layers of Fear

Set in a spooky Victorian mansion, dive into this first-person psychedelic horror game and feel unease and uncertainty at every corner and in every room.

The settings are enough to creep you out but mix that with the intense atmosphere, the ever-changing mansion and terrifying scenarios and you have yourself an awesome horror game like resident evil.

Hearing the words ‘Victorian mansion’ should be enough to showcase the creepy undertones of this game.


This is the second psychological horror game on this list and P.T is not for anyone who doesn’t look to be absolutely spooked.

There are supernatural forces at play, frightening events and a terrifying atmosphere all around you. Solve puzzles and investigate in order to escape this haunted setting.


A great psychological horror, survival and FPS game that rakes you into the depths of the cities underground system where you have grown up your whole life. The world above is a post-apocalyptic nightmare and due to an event you must now warn everyone else.

It’s a deeply immersive, mesmerizing game that is ideal for anyone looking for something like resident evil or the book of Eli.

Alan Wake

A psycho-thriller with an amazing story, fast-paced storytelling, immersive scenarios, plot twists, sinister details and fantastic music and scenario settings.

Alan wake is like a movie but this time you’re the main star, it’s a really great game if you’re into horror, thriller games, psychological games, immersive stories and likable characters.


An RPG, FPS, horror-filled, sci-fi game, Bioshock is a crazy game that makes you the hero. Your character must find who is snatching small girls and taking them into the underground city. You go looking for answers in this fallen city and not just fight for justice and answers but for your own survival.

Call of Cthulhu

An investigative horror game in a semi-open world full of mystery, investigation and psychological thrills.

You play as a private investigator who is investigating into the death of an entire family, it’s compelling, heart wrenching and terrifying.


Enjoy hand to hand combat in this psychological horror game. There’s mass psychosis amongst the city, it all began in the homeless community but it has since spread around the entire population and nothing is being done about it.

Explore, experience and fight in this crazy game.


Set in a post-apocalyptic future, this online game is an extremely hardcore survival game where you must learn to survive and fight against mutants, other players and of course natural elements.

The graphics and gameplay are great and really make this game even more fun. The mutant/zombies are scary and seemingly creep up on you out of nowhere but the other players are the ones not to trust.

Left 4 Dead

Left 4 dead is a heart-pounding single or multiplayer game that leaves you scared to walk down a dark alley alone.

Fight with friends against hordes of zombies, horrifying sleeping witches and giant mutant zombies. The waves of zombies come thick and fast the more noise you make and once you’re out of ammo, you’re out until you find some more.

It’s a pretty old school game but it is so much fun and really gets your heart racing.

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No More Room in Hell

A realistic first-person game that’s free to play!

You must try to survive in this world full of disease, death and the undead. Work with your team in order to find ways to live and ways in which to survive living on this earth.

Killing Floor

Killing floor is a wave-based survival game. Fight against scary mutated, quick zombies on each wave, start with a pretty easy amount and end the waves drowning in blood and guts. You then must defeat the boss along with your teammates but don’t stray too far or he will come after you…

You can check out this list of games just like killing floor, it’s full of every crazy zombie horde game you can imagine.

Zombie Army Trilogy

Play this third-person shooter game and defeat the undead nazi zombies along with your teammates. It’s intense, thrilling and oh so satisfying in the most gruesome, apocalyptic, explosive game.

If you enjoy killing zombies, working as a team and having constant pressure on you to kill and survive then you will surely love zombie army trilogy.


Another free to play a game that I wanted to add to this resident evil list. In fallen earth you find yourself in 2156 and the earth is no more.

Everything has been destroyed by nuclear and chemical war and so you must fight so survive in this crazy open world, multiplayer, online game.


DayZ (games similar to DayZ) is still in early access mode so there are still some issues the developers are figuring out, however this means the game will only get better over time and if you like it now you will love it later.

This game is gritty, intense and plays on your fight for survival in this zombie-filled world that we now call home.

Every decision matters in this game, whatever path you take, your interactions and your choices all boil down to you and if you die, it’s game over, you must start again.

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Contagion is a unique zombie survival game that has a realistic and unpredictable approach to its world.

Discover new environments, characters and story development as you progress through this different kind of spin on your average zombie game.

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I love hearing your favorite games so if you have any horror games or games like Resident Evil that I missed leave them in the comments.

Have an awesome day Peeps.