Best Survival Horror Games on Steam

Steam currently has 3,416 Survival Horror games available to download and play. Explore our list of the best picks ranked by Player Score. Our Player Score rankings are calculated directly from reviews left on the Steam store and will be updated in real-time as more players leave their feedback. Survival Horror game rankings were last updated on 5/14/2024.

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1. Left 4 Dead 2

Set in the zombie apocalypse, Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2) is the highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning Left 4 Dead, the #1 co-op game of 2008. This co-operative action horror FPS takes you and your friends through the cities, swamps and cemeteries of the Deep South, from Savannah to New Orleans across five expansive campaigns.

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Left 4 Dead 2 holds the #1 spot for "best Survival Horror game on Steam" with a Player Score of 97. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 854,815 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 833,682 positive reviews and 21,133 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 11/16/2009
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 550

2. Lethal Company

A co-op horror about scavenging at abandoned moons to sell scrap to the Company.

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Lethal Company has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Survival Horror games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 394,907 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 384,973 positive reviews and 9,934 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Lethal Company on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 10/23/2023
Developer Zeekerss
Publisher Zeekerss
Steam App Id 1966720

3. Resident Evil 4

Survival is just the beginning. Six years have passed since the biological disaster in Raccoon City. Leon S. Kennedy, one of the survivors, tracks the president's kidnapped daughter to a secluded European village, where there is something terribly wrong with the locals.

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Resident Evil 4 has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Survival Horror games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 136,602 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 133,251 positive reviews and 3,351 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $39.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $39.99
Release Date 3/24/2023
Franchise Capcom
Developer CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
Publisher CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
Steam App Id 2050650

4. Subnautica

Descend into the depths of an alien underwater world filled with wonder and peril. Craft equipment, pilot submarines and out-smart wildlife to explore lush coral reefs, volcanoes, cave systems, and more - all while trying to survive.

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Subnautica has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Survival Horror games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 269,387 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 260,848 positive reviews and 8,539 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $29.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 1/24/2018
Franchise Unknown Worlds
Developer Unknown Worlds Entertainment
Publisher Unknown Worlds Entertainment
Steam App Id 264710

5. Resident Evil 2

A deadly virus engulfs the residents of Raccoon City in September of 1998, plunging the city into chaos as flesh eating zombies roam the streets for survivors. An unparalleled adrenaline rush, gripping storyline, and unimaginable horrors await you. Witness the return of Resident Evil 2.

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Resident Evil 2 has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Survival Horror games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 154,470 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 149,731 positive reviews and 4,739 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $39.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $39.99
Release Date 1/25/2019
Developer CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
Publisher CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
Steam App Id 883710

6. Steam Engine Simulator

The Steam Engine Simulator shown on AngeTheGreat's YouTube channel.

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Steam Engine Simulator has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Survival Horror games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 6,622 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 6,553 positive reviews and 69 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Release Date 6/7/2023
Developer Ektorom Software Inc.
Publisher Ektorom Software Inc.
Steam App Id 2381620

7. Don't Starve

Don’t Starve is an uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic. Enter a strange and unexplored world full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. Gather resources to craft items and structures that match your survival style.

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Don't Starve has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Survival Horror games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 106,316 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 102,847 positive reviews and 3,469 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $2.49 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Don't Starve on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $2.49
Release Date 4/23/2013
Franchise Klei
Developer Klei Entertainment
Publisher Klei Entertainment
Steam App Id 219740

8. Outlast

Hell is an experiment you can't survive in Outlast, a first-person survival horror game developed by veterans of some of the biggest game franchises in history. As investigative journalist Miles Upshur, explore Mount Massive Asylum and try to survive long enough to discover its terrible secret... if you dare.

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Outlast has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Survival Horror games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 114,357 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 110,273 positive reviews and 4,084 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Outlast on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 9/4/2013
Franchise Red Barrels
Developer Red Barrels
Publisher Red Barrels
Steam App Id 238320

9. Ib

A 2D exploration adventure game set in a creepy, mysterious art gallery.

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Ib has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Survival Horror games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 3,560 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 3,525 positive reviews and 35 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $12.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $12.99
Release Date 4/11/2022
Developer kouri
Publisher PLAYISM
Steam App Id 1901370

10. The Test

You will answer a series of questions that will reveal truths from deep within. These questions may make you uncomfortable, but with great knowledge comes great sacrifice. Can you make it all the way through The Test, and if you do, are you sure you want the answers you seek?

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The Test has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Survival Horror games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 19,256 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 18,691 positive reviews and 565 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $1.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $1.99
Release Date 2/24/2020
Developer Randumb Studios
Publisher Randumb Studios
Steam App Id 1241510

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11/16/2009
97
$9.99
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10/23/2023
97
$9.99
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2,759
3/24/2023
96
$39.99
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Subnautica steam charts
1,696
1/24/2018
96
$29.99
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789
1/25/2019
96
$39.99
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37
6/7/2023
95
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Don't Starve steam charts
1,655
4/23/2013
95
$2.49
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Outlast steam charts
165
9/4/2013
95
$19.99
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Ib steam charts
9
4/11/2022
95
$12.99
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The Test steam charts
1
2/24/2020
95
$1.99
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The Forest steam charts
1,659
4/30/2018
95
$19.99
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10/12/2020
94
$1.99
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195
10/27/2022
94
$19.99
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Dying Light steam charts
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7/15/2021
94
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Resident Evil Village steam charts
623
5/7/2021
94
$39.99
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Fear & Hunger 2: Termina steam charts
187
12/9/2022
94
$11.99
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SOMA steam charts
69
9/21/2015
94
$2.99
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The Upturned steam charts
5
3/23/2022
94
$9.99
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DREDGE steam charts
180
3/30/2023
94
$24.99
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Killing Floor steam charts
417
5/14/2009
94
$1.99
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Outlast on Steam. Steam Store.
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 23). The Test on Steam. Steam Store.

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