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)
 
Combines two things kids love: a good mystery & Scooby-Doo.
Platforms: Windows
(2004)
 
Spooky and smart; possibly the best of the series.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
 
Scary mystery has bopping, bashing -- but, zoinks, it's fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2
(2009)
 
LEARNING
Light scares, clever puzzles make for a fun adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
 
Fulfilling mystery has spooky sleuthing & puzzles.
Platforms: Windows
(2007)
 
Spooky-themed seek-and-find game good for patient players.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
 
Campy, silly zombie romp has plants saving the day.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Windows
(2009)
 
Good TV adaptation with scary monsters, cartoony violence.
Platforms: PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
 
A darkly comic adventure where zombies are good.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)
 
Paranormal adventure for movie's fans and action lovers.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
 
LEARNING
Campy zombie game adds new twists, more waiting.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)

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