What are the best games on Steam that are family friendly?

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    #1Bloons TD 5

    Bloons TD 5

    Bloons TD 5 (Bloons Tower Defense 5) is a tower defense game developed and produced by Ninja Kiwi. Originally released on December 13th, 2011, Bloons TD 5 is the fifth installment in the Bloons Tower Defense game series.

    Games

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $2.99

    Cheryl Carroll
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "While the problem suggests one could “build awesome towers,” this just does not come across on the website. There is surprising little intel as to what this game is about on the websites but the video clip gives the impression that it is just a “shooter” game for the younger set killing balloons (vs. people) seems to be the point. Where does the “hire cool special agents” part come in? While it is colorful enough and the graphic look kid appropriate, as I am not training my kids up to love shooters games, I would not buy it. Seems like a mismatch between problem and solution here. "
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    #2Scribblenauts Unlimited

    Scribblenauts Unlimited
    Scribblenauts Unlimited features a huge side-scrolling open world where you can help the game's hero, Maxwell, solve robust puzzles and challenges.
    Games

    Windows, Android, iOS

    $19.99

    Sara Contreras
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "I agree with this, Scribblenauts Unlimited is a great game especially for kids. It allows them to be creative and have some cartoon violence without being too gory. It relates to how kids feel like their imagination should be."
  3. 21

    #3Golf With Friends

    Golf With Friends
    Golf With Your Friends is an entertaining, challenging, multiplayer mini golf game for up to 12 players. With simple controls, vibrant challenging levels containing 18 holes each and played created servers.
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $5.99

    Henry Bell
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "One of the most fun multiplayer games available on steam. The game play mechanics are fun and challenging. Being able to play with up to 12 players makes this a great game to play with your family and friends."
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    #4Cities: Skylines

    Cities: Skylines
    Cities: Skylines engage the player in one of the most realistic urban planning simulation games available by controlling zoning, taxation, public services, city's budget, population, health, employment, pollution, traffic flow and many other factors.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

    $29.99

    Jin Yi
    Written on June 17, 2017
    "Needing something for my family to play that isn't to graphic, I decided to look for some games on Steam that are family friendly. I ended up getting Cities: Skylines and this game is great! It's a fun game for all ages! My family loves to play it. It's easy to understand and there's a lot to do."
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    #5Ballistic Mini Golf

    Ballistic Mini Golf

    Ballistic Mini Golf is a futuristic mini golf game set in a sci-fi universe with hundreds of challenging holes, advanced ball customization and single and multiplayer game modes for up to 4 players.

    Games

    Windows, Xbox One

    $4.99

    Wayne Jones
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "I think it's a great option for family's to play together. I am an avid Steam user myself. Although I have never played this particular game I have played many others. I tend to aim toward the more Free to play kind of games myself. This game is going for 4.99 and it is still an Early Access game. I wouldn't say its the best game. I am sure there are other games on Steam that are family friendly and free."
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    #6Just Dance 2017

    Just Dance 2017

    Just Dance 2017 is a dance game that features the hottest hits of the year. Shake your hips & wave your hands with the Just Dance Controller App - if you have a smartphone, you don't need a camera. 

    Games

    PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One

    $39.99

    Ryan Ford
    Written on April 21, 2017
    "There aren't a lot of family friendly games out there that everyone can get involved in, parents and kids. Our go-to is Just Dance 2017 - it's got all the songs the kids are familiar with and as parents we love competing against them and they kids love us dancing like fools. We play every Friday night and it hasn't got old yet. Even if you don't have kids, you'll probably get hooked!"
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    #7Minecraft: Story Mode

    Minecraft: Story Mode
    Minecraft: Story Mode is an episodic adventure spin-off game developed by Telltale Games in collaboration with Mojang AB. It is based in the Minecraft universe, Including The Overworld, The Nether, The End, and other dimensions.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

    Free

    Adam Black
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "I love Minecraft, and Minecraft: Story Mode it's a beautiful spin-off of the main game. It's interesting, and it adds lots of dimension to the original game. A must have if you like the original one as I do!"
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    #8LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga

    LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
    LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga is an adventure local cooperative game developed by Traveller’s Tales Feral Interactive and published by LucasArts. Released in 2009, this game is available on Windows and Mac PCs.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, PlayStation 4

    Free

    Abhinav Subramanium
    Written on June 21, 2017
    "I'm a huge Star Wars fan and I grew up playing with Legos. Suffice to say the combination of the two things in Lego Star Wars is quite brilliant. The game isn't too difficult and allows for hours of enjoyment. It spans the first 6 movies and it's delightful to see memorable scenes and locations from the movie recreated in Lego glory."
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    #9LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

    LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
    LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is an open-world action and adventure video game for Windows and Mac computers, for iOS and Android mobile devices, and PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. It was released in 2014.
    Games

    Mac, Playstation 4, Android, iOS, Xbox One, Windows

    $19.99

    Zhu Deng
    Written on October 8, 2017
    "LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is what I play with my nephew when I babysit. I actually stayed the night last time so we could play more together in the morning. I had no idea this game was so cool. It takes place in outer space and there is so much action and so much to talk about with your little ones while you play. "
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    #10LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

    Lego Marvel Super Heroes is a Lego-themed action-adventure game published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Feral Interactive. It's compatible with PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOs and Android devices, and Windows and Mac computers.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, iOS, Android, Xbox One

    $19.99

    Hannah Day
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "Another winner in the Lego family friendly games. Lego games have been a hit since they were introduced and Marvel Super Heroes continues with the same winning formula. Plenty of destruction but no gore or real violence, so safe for younger players. Hard enough yet not to the point where younger kids would get overly frustrated playing. Enough sarcasm and hidden fun to keep the older kids interested."
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    #11Rayman Origins

    Rayman Origins
    Rayman Origins is a 2D side-scrolling platformer with an option for multiplayer is available. The objective is to complete the levels, while freeing the Electoons and collecting Lums, in order to save the Glade of Dreams. Overall, there are over 60 levels in the game, taking place in 12 different environments.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 3, Xbox One

    $9.99

    Daniel Antonio
    Written on October 12, 2017
    "I'm an avid gamer that tends to play sports and shooting games. I often play call of duty with my brother and cousins. However, my aunt isn't very pleased that we play war games, so I had to find another game we could all play that is just as fun and would pass my aunt's approval. So naturally, I went on steam and started surfing through their library to see what could replace call of duty for us. As I was scrolling around I found Rayman Origins. I had not played Rayman since the original came out for the SAGA. I was immediately hit by nostalgia. All those years I spent loving every minute of the day playing Rayman were some of my fondest times growing up. I knew that I wanted to share that with my brother and cousin, so right away I bought. The next time my cousin came I formally introduced him and he immediately fell in love with it. The graphics and mechanics are of course far better than before and it looks like a completely different game. But somehow Rayman Origins captures the essence of the original. We played for hours and had just as much if not more fun than when we were shooting zombies. A great game for all of those who love the adventure of battle, but want to keep it friendly for the family and younger kids. Great game and great story."
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    #12Castaway Paradise

    Castaway Paradise

    Castaway Paradise is a life simulation game developed by Dutch indie studio Stolen Couch Games wherein the player starts an adventure on a tropical island. This game is suggested for those who like Animal Crossing, and Harvest Moon.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Free

    Randy Wagner
    Written on March 8, 2017
    "This game really does not appeal, at all. It is far from the best solution to this problem. The graphics are primitive, and the gameplay is boring. It looks as if it were designed for a three year old. There are far better family friendly games on Steam."
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    #13Choconoa

    Choconoa

    Choconoa is an action and adventure 3D-platformer game developed by Matthieu Gouby. This game features full-controller support and a single player mode. The gameplay is simple, users just have to collect all candies and sugars on the way.

    Games

    Windows

    $11.99

    Matthieu Gouby
    Written on February 27, 2019
    "It's a fun, colorful 3d platformer in the world of pastries and candies which is easy to play."
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    #14Jackbox Party Pack

    Jackbox Party Pack

    Jackbox Party Pack is a multiplayer video game with different one-screen party mini-games which are controlled using your smartphone or your tablet. 

    Games

    PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows, Mac

    $24.99

    George Thomas
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "I think it's pretty much."

Summary

Best What are the best games on Steam that are family friendly
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Bloons TD 5Games 23 Paid
2Scribblenauts UnlimitedGames 21 Paid
3Golf With FriendsGames 21 Paid
4Cities: SkylinesGames 16 Paid
5Ballistic Mini Golf Games 16 Paid
6Just Dance 2017Games 13 Paid
7Minecraft: Story ModeGames 10 Free
8LEGO Star Wars: The Complete SagaGames 9 Free
9LEGO Batman 3: Beyond GothamGames 6 Paid
10LEGO Marvel Super HeroesGames 4 Paid
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