Paying respects to the pioneers and the modern innovators, here are the 10 most terrifying survival horror games of all time.

As a genre, it feels as if survival horror games has really hit its stride in the past ten years. Hell, past five maybe. Hi-tech ambient headsets, polished 4K graphics and horrifying settings have led to some genuinely terrifying experiences that really stick with you.

The most powerful thing about survival horror, and why I believe it will continue to grow and define the next decade of gaming, is simultaneously gaming’s greatest strength: putting you in the shoes of a character. And when you are seeing through the eyes of someone alone in an asylum who won’t move until you doArticle Submission, it’s one hell of a waking nightmare.

Check out the full list of the best survival horror games at Happy Mag

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