Scary (But Not Too Scary) Games for Halloween

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Halloween’s right around the corner and what better way to spend some time than scaring ourselves — but not too much though. We don’t want those nightmares to keep you up, you have school the next day after all. This is a list of family friendly games for Halloween that have a few jumps and a lot of fun.

Luigi’s Mansion

Having won a mansion in a contest that, oddly enough, Luigi didn’t enter, he tells Mario to meet him there. Upon arriving, Luigi doesn’t find Mario anywhere. What he does find are lots of spooky ghosts and goblins. Now it’s up to Luigi to save his bro from the clutches of this haunted mansion. Featuring four levels of ghost catching fun, paranormal puns and puzzles, Luigi’s Mansion is a great game for any time of year, especially so for Halloween.

Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

Not to say other Zelda games don’t have their share of creepy moments, but Majora’s Mask puts them all to shame.  Taking place shortly after Ocarina of Time, Link is searching for Navi, his fairy companion and guide. He soon runs in to Skull Kid, who captures his horse, takes the time changing Ocarina, and curses him. In his quest to find his friends, Link finds himself in Termina, a parallel dimension. The only way to set things back is to find an ancient mask. However, in three days the moon will crash into Termina and destroy the world. Its up to you to find the connection between these masks, the evil moon and Skull Kid before it’s too late. This adventure will have you on the edge of your seat, and possibly peeking through your fingers, at the strange masks and creepy characters you’ll meet along the way.

Plants VS Zombies

You’re a home owner and you’re about to get overrun by zombies. What do you do? Plant zombie attacking flora, of course. In Plants vs. Zombies you create a barrier of plants and fungi between you and the hordes of zombies coming to eat your brains. This fun strategy game is available on almost every platform there is, so finding a way to play it shouldn’t be too hard. Just remember to keep your flowers watered.

Goosebumps: Night of Scares

You play as Twist, who somehow has wound up in R.L. Stine’s strange house. As you explore in this point and click adventure, you run into Stine, who has been turned into a typewriter. He says that you must capture Slappy the Dummy who has escaped from Stine’s own book, Night of the Living Dummy. As your adventure continues, you’ll meet other monsters from R.L. Stine’s books as well as collect book pages to put an end to the night of scares.  Jack Black reprises his role as R.L. Stine, who he played in the 2015 Goosebumps film. You’ll have to take these scares on the go as this is a mobile only game. It also has a virtual reality version to add an extra layer of frights.

Toothy grins and a mesmerizing orange glow help make jack-o’-lanterns captivating sights come Halloween.