Scary Games (But Not TOO Scary!)

If your kids like a little spookiness with their game play, this list of scary (but not too scary!) games is sure to hit just the right note.

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Kids will find this fun -- not frightening.
Platforms: Game Boy Advance
(2005)
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Combines two things kids love: a good mystery & Scooby-Doo.
Platforms: Windows
(2004)
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Spooky and smart; possibly the best of the series.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
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Scary mystery has bopping, bashing -- but, zoinks, it's fun.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2
(2009)
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Light scares, clever puzzles make for a fun adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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Fulfilling mystery has spooky sleuthing & puzzles.
Platforms: Windows
(2007)
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Spooky-themed seek-and-find game good for patient players.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
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Campy, silly zombie romp has plants saving the day.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360
(2009)
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Good TV adaptation with scary monsters, cartoony violence.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo Wii, PSP, PlayStation 2
(2009)
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A darkly comic adventure where zombies are good.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)
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Eerie toddler adventure has mature themes, charged emotions.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
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Jump-scare-packed finale hits home.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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Paranormal adventure for movie's fans and action lovers.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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Campy zombie game adds new twists, more waiting.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
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Story-driven thriller with lots of terror, some violence.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360
(2010)
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Unique horror focuses on mental illness, disturbing imagery.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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Nevermind Game Poster Image
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Psychological thriller raises goose bumps, unique scares.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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