Family-friendly Games

Overview

As a medium, video games are made to be enjoyed by a wide audience. This also means that some games are designed for mature adults, and thus contain material that isn't appropriate for children. To make it easier to avoid those games, this page lists all of the games I've reviewed that can be enjoyed by the entire family.

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The chart below contains a brief summary of what to expect from various games. This includes the name of the game, its ESRB rating (if any), the age rating I've assigned to it, and a set of five content warnings.

In some cases, you may see a icon to the left of a game's name. This indicates that a game is recommended for Christian gamers. Games without this icon aren't bad games, but they may include content that Christians find offensive.

The five content warning fields summarize possible issues that may be present in a game. Each field represents a specific category, and a number is used to indicate the severity of the game's content for that category, as shown here:

No Issues 0 1 2 3 4 Severe Issues


Lastly, here is an overview of each of the five categories.

Violence Violence, Blood, and Gore
These three things are grouped together, as they usually come hand-in-hand. Low ratings indicate either no violent content or family friendly violence, like you would find in older arcade games, while higher ratings mean the game is not for the squeamish.
Magic Magic and the Occult
Magic in fiction can be a problem for many Christians; since we are prohibited from practicing it in real life, many Christians also find it troubling to employ it in fiction. Many games also involve cults, demonic themes, and even references to real occult practices. Hence, this category. The sort of magic you'd find in a fairy tale or Disney movie occupies the lower ratings, but dark and twisted themes dominate the higher extremes.
Sex Sexual Content
Not to be a prude, but not everyone wants to encounter suggestive or NSFW material while playing a game. This category is fairly obvious, with lower values meaning there's no sexual content or perhaps a skimpy outift here or there and the higher values delving into softcore porn or various perversions that players might not want to think about. Actual pornographic games are not rated by this site
Civility Civility
Games can involve a lot of swearing, cheating, racism, illegal behavior, or other actions that we wouldn't want to mimic in real life. This category is a measure of how much of that sort of behavior is present in a game. Sometimes this behavior is optional, but occasionally it's encouraged and rewarded.
Religious / Other Religous / Other
This last category is for things that may only offend people with Christian worldviews, such as the presence of homosexuality or explicit mockery of the Christian Faith.

Games in this Category

RecommendedTITLEESRBRatingGore & ViolenceMagic & OccultSexual ContentBehavioral ConcernsReligious & Other
This game is recommended10,000,000NR - Not RatedAges 6 and up11000
This game is recommended20XXNR - Not RatedAges 6 and up10000
This game is recommended4 ElementsE - EveryoneEveryone01101
This game is recommendedABZÛE - EveryoneEveryone11001
This game is recommendedAnd Yet it MovesE - EveryoneAges 6 and up11000
This game is recommendedAntichamberNR - Not RatedEveryone00010
This game is recommendedArcade Game Series: PAC-MANE - EveryoneEveryone11000
This game is recommendedAudiosurfNR - Not RatedEveryone00000
This game is recommendedAxel & PixelE - EveryoneEveryone11000
This game is recommendedBallisticNGNR - Not RatedEveryone10000
This game is recommendedBeat HazardE - EveryoneAges 6 and up10000
 Bejeweled 2 DeluxeE - EveryoneEveryone00000
This game is recommendedBejeweled 3E - EveryoneEveryone11000
 Bejeweled DeluxeNR - Not RatedEveryone00000
This game is recommendedBlocks that MatterNR - Not RatedEveryone10000
 Blueberry GardenE - EveryoneEveryone00000
 Bookworm AdventuresNR - Not RatedAges 6 and up11110
 Bookworm DeluxeNR - Not RatedEveryone00000
 Candy Crush SagaE - EveryoneAges 10 and up01000
This game is recommendedCaptain Bible in The Dome of DarknessNR - Not RatedEveryone10000
This game is recommendedCar Mechanic Simulator 2014NR - Not RatedEveryone00000
This game is recommendedCar Mechanic Simulator 2015NR - Not RatedEveryone00000
This game is recommendedCastle of IllusionE - EveryoneEveryone11000
This game is recommendedCat Goes FishingNR - Not RatedEveryone10000
This game is recommendedCatlateral DamageNR - Not RatedEveryone11010
This game is recommendedCave StoryE10 - Everyone (Ages 10 and up)Ages 6 and up11100
This game is recommendedCelesteNR - Not RatedAges 6 and up11000
This game is recommendedChimeNR - Not RatedEveryone00000
 Chime SharpNR - Not RatedEveryone00000
This game is recommendedChip's ChallengeNR - Not RatedEveryone10000
 Chip's Challenge 2NR - Not RatedEveryone00000
This game is recommendedThe Chronicles of Emerland: SolitaireNR - Not RatedEveryone01000
This game is recommendedChuzzle DeluxeE - EveryoneEveryone00000
This game is recommendedColoring PixelsNR - Not RatedEveryone00000
 Cooking FeverE - EveryoneAges 10 and up00000
This game is recommendedThe Counting KingdomNR - Not RatedEveryone11000
 Cradle of PersiaE - EveryoneEveryone01100
 Cradle of RomeE - EveryoneEveryone00001
 CupheadE10 - Everyone (Ages 10 and up)Ages 6 and up11110
 Cutesy: Quest of the UnicornNR - Not RatedEveryone01000
 The Deer GodNR - Not RatedAges 6 and up11000
 Dig DogNR - Not RatedEveryone00000
This game is recommendedThe Disney Afternoon CollectionE10 - Everyone (Ages 10 and up)Ages 6 and up11010
This game is recommendedDLC QuestNR - Not RatedAges 6 and up10100
 Doom 3: BFG EditionNR - Not RatedEveryone00000
 Dwarfs?!NR - Not RatedEveryone00000
This game is recommendedEveryday Genius: SquarelogicNR - Not RatedEveryone00000
This game is recommendedFaerie SolitaireNR - Not RatedEveryone11000
 Faerie Solitaire HarvestNR - Not RatedEveryone00000
This game is recommendedFarming Simulator 2013E - EveryoneEveryone00000
 FezE - EveryoneEveryone11000
This game is recommendedFindamajigNR - Not RatedEveryone00000
 Five Nights at Freddy'sNR - Not RatedEveryone00000
This game is recommendedFLY'NNR - Not RatedEveryone11000
 GenerativeCity FreerunNR - Not RatedEveryone00000
This game is recommendedGeometry DashNR - Not RatedAges 6 and up10000
This game is recommendedGlass MasqueradeNR - Not RatedEveryone00101
This game is recommendedGrow HomeNR - Not RatedAges 6 and up10010
This game is recommendedGunman CliveNR - Not RatedEveryone10000
 Hidden Expidition TitanicE - EveryoneEveryone10000
This game is recommendedHill Climb RacingE - EveryoneAges 6 and up11000
This game is recommendedHoly Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!E - EveryoneAges 6 and up11100
This game is recommendedHouse FlipperNR - Not RatedEveryone10010
This game is recommendedINKNR - Not RatedAges 6 and up10000
 Jewel QuestE - EveryoneAges 6 and up10011
 Jewel Quest 2E - EveryoneAges 6 and up11010
This game is recommendedJoy ExhibitionNR - Not RatedEveryone00000
This game is recommendedJumpJet RexNR - Not RatedEveryone10010
This game is recommendedKairoNR - Not RatedEveryone10000
 Katamari Damacy REROLLE - EveryoneAges 10 and up10110
This game is recommendedKero BlasterNR - Not RatedEveryone10000
This game is recommendedLEGO WorldsE10 - Everyone (Ages 10 and up)Ages 6 and up11000
This game is recommendedLOVENR - Not RatedEveryone10000
This game is recommendedLOVE 2: KusoNR - Not RatedEveryone10000
This game is recommendedMarvin's MittensNR - Not RatedEveryone01000
This game is recommendedMega Man 11E10 - Everyone (Ages 10 and up)Everyone10000
This game is recommendedMega Man Legacy CollectionE - EveryoneAges 6 and up10000
This game is recommendedMega Man Legacy Collection 2E10 - Everyone (Ages 10 and up)Ages 6 and up10000
This game is recommendedMeritousNR - Not RatedAges 6 and up11010
This game is recommendedMicrosoft JigsawE - EveryoneAges 6 and up01000
This game is recommendedMicrosoft MahjonggE - EveryoneAges 6 and up00000
This game is recommendedMicrosoft Solitaire CollectionE - EveryoneEveryone00000
This game is recommendedMicrosoft Treasure HuntE - EveryoneEveryone10000
This game is recommendedMinecraftE10 - Everyone (Ages 10 and up)Ages 6 and up11010
This game is recommendedMusaic BoxNR - Not RatedEveryone01000
 My Little PonyE - EveryoneAges 6 and up11000
 Mystic TowersNR - Not RatedAges 10 and up11110
This game is recommendedN++NR - Not RatedEveryone10000
 NeverballNR - Not RatedEveryone00000
 NeverputtNR - Not RatedEveryone00000
This game is recommendedNightshift CodeNR - Not RatedAges 6 and up10010
This game is recommendedNightskyNR - Not RatedEveryone00000
This game is recommendedNyxquest: Kindred SpiritsNR - Not RatedEveryone11001
 OsmosNR - Not RatedEveryone00000
This game is recommendedPAC-MAN Championship Edition DX+E - EveryoneEveryone11000
This game is recommendedPajama Sam: No Need to Hide When it's Dark OutsideNR - Not RatedEveryone00000
 Passage 4NR - Not RatedEveryone00001
This game is recommendedPeggle DeluxeNR - Not RatedEveryone01011
This game is recommendedPeggle NightsE - EveryoneAges 6 and up11001
 Persona 4 GoldenNR - Not RatedEveryone00000
This game is recommendedPixel Puzzles: JapanNR - Not RatedEveryone00011
This game is recommendedPlague Inc: EvolvedNR - Not RatedAges 6 and up11010
 Puyo-Puyo TetrisNR - Not RatedEveryone00000
 Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the WarlordsE10 - Everyone (Ages 10 and up)Ages 6 and up11101
 QuakeNR - Not RatedEveryone00000
 Race the SunE - EveryoneEveryone00000
 Raptor: Call of the Shadows (1994)NR - Not RatedAges 10 and up10000
 Robo MinerNR - Not RatedEveryone10000
 ROBO OHNR - Not RatedAges 6 and up11000
 RoboblitzE10 - Everyone (Ages 10 and up)Ages 6 and up10000
 RoguelightNR - Not RatedAges 6 and up11000
This game is recommendedRomance of RomeE - EveryoneEveryone11011
This game is recommendedScribble ShipsNR - Not RatedEveryone10000
This game is recommendedShovel Knight: Shovel of HopeE - EveryoneAges 6 and up11001
This game is recommendedSimon Tatham's Portable Puzzle CollectionNR - Not RatedEveryone01000
 Sonic and SEGA All Stars RacingE10 - Everyone (Ages 10 and up)Ages 6 and up00000
 Spooky BonusNR - Not RatedEveryone01001
 StackingNR - Not RatedAges 10 and up11000
This game is recommendedSubnauticaE10 - Everyone (Ages 10 and up)Ages 6 and up10001
This game is recommendedSuper 3-D Noah's ArkNR - Not RatedAges 6 and up10000
 Super Star PathNR - Not RatedAges 10 and up10010
 Surgeon SimulatorNR - Not RatedEveryone10010
This game is recommendedTaptilesE - EveryoneAges 6 and up00000
This game is recommendedTasty Planet: Back for SecondsNR - Not RatedAges 6 and up10010
This game is recommendedTetzleNR - Not RatedEveryone00000
 The Treasures of Montezuma 4NR - Not RatedEveryone11010
 TrijinxNR - Not RatedAges 6 and up01001
This game is recommendedTrineNR - Not RatedAges 6 and up11001
This game is recommendedTriple TownNR - Not RatedEveryone10000
 Turbo PugNR - Not RatedEveryone10000
This game is recommendedUltimate Chicken HorseE10 - Everyone (Ages 10 and up)Ages 6 and up10000
 ViridiNR - Not RatedAges 6 and up00000
This game is recommendedVVVVVVNR - Not RatedAges 6 and up10000
This game is recommendedWaking MarsNR - Not RatedAges 6 and up10001
 Where is my Heart?E - EveryoneAges 6 and up01000
 WindowframeNR - Not RatedAges 6 and up11000
This game is recommendedZen and the Art of TranshumanismNR - Not RatedAges 6 and up00110