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What are scary games?

Games can be so much more than just distractions – they can be emotional and involving experiences that challenge us, move us and even scare us. Indeed, scares have been a part of gaming for as long as plumbers with mustaches and blue hedgehogs.From the sweaty-palmed glory of 1982’s 3D Monster Maze to the polygonal horrors of the original Resident Evil and Silent Hill right up to the more absorbing and intense VR horror games of today, scares and gaming have always gone together like Frankenstein’s monster and electricity.Is it possible, however, for a game engineered to be played for a few minutes at a time to be terrifying? Of course it is! Just look at the monumental success of the Five Nights at Freddy’s as proof!There are so many kinds of scares to experience in gaming, too! Kids of all ages will always be in the mood for a good jump scare as it gets the heart racing and the adrenaline going into overdrive. For this, FNAF (as it has affectionately been dubbed by the community) is pretty much unbeatable. Older gamers, however, will appreciator the more cerebral, psychological scares generated by such modern classics as Until Dawn and Alien Isolation. These are the games that might not give you the same shot of fear but will keep you awake long into the night.Here at Gamepix, we’ve collected dozens of the best scary games available, all lovingly recreated in HTML5 so you can play them anywhere. So, if you’re in the mood for a soft scare, a short scare or a scare that will give you legitimate nightmare, dip into our selection of free and completely unblocked spooky games and see how long you can last.
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