10 terrifying games for Halloween

As in film, the horror genre is a staple of video games. With Halloween just a few short days away, we've handpicked 10 just-released or soon-to-be-available titles that are guaranteed to make you jump out of your seat.

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Like film, the horror genre is a staple in video games. With Halloween just a few short days away, we've handpicked 10 just-released or soon-to-be-available titles guaranteed to make you jump out of your seat.

It seems developers have cranked up the gore this year with a follow-up to last year's underrated Saw game, a reboot of the Splatterhouse franchise, and one of the scariest games for PC and Mac we've ever played.

So turn off the lights, keep the flashlight handy, and dive right into our ghastly Halloween gaming roundup.

Still feeling brave after checking out our slideshow ? Why not watch our feature covering what we think are the seven scariest video games of all time ?

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Jeff has been at CNET for more than five years covering games, tech, and pop culture. When he's not playing ice hockey or pinball, you can catch him live every day as the host of CNET's infamous daily show, The 404 Show and every Friday in CNET's first-ever tech comic, Low Latency.

 

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