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5 Family-Friendly Video Games For October

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5 family-friendly video games for the month of October serves a purpose for discussion. Age appropriate video games can remind some of us of parental control, playing only card games via a computer screen. Violence would not exist, the slightest amount of sexual imagery would be tampered with (where authority figures may saunter around, intentionally blocking your view), and profanity would be heavily censored.

For what age is profanity good for anyway? It is said that you should not use profanity around children, that you should not influence teenagers to use profanity, and by the time you are the legal age to drink, you may be told to not use profanity around grown folks. It is wonderful news that folks do not have to resort to alcohol just to play video games, but if you do, maybe that game belongs on the top 5 family-unfriendly video games.  

5 Family-Friendly Video Games

5. Mario Party Superstars:

Mario is back with 5 classic boards from the N64 (Nintendo 64 Party games). Sabotage your opponents as you race against stars (from the Peach’s Birthday Cake board). Was there a Mario game that ever disappoint you? Does it disappoint you to this day? If so, share your thoughts in the comment section via Twitter.

Mario Party Superstars – Announcement Trailer – Nintendo Direct | E3 2021

4. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania: 

This is the ultimate Super Monkey Ball adventure, where you can roll through wondrous worlds with Aiai and friends. Race to stop Dr. Bad-Boon (the monkey mad scientist) from blowing up the Jungle Island. 

3. FIFA 22:

Play the game in a new season of innovation across every mode. Design your kits, style your stadium, and choose to rise up from the lower divisions or compete with the elites. 

2. Riders Republic: 

Depending on your personality, Riders Republic can either be a family-friendly or family-unfriendly video game. This is an open world where you can compete against bikes, snowboards, skis, and flying wingsuits, all at the same time. Does this sound like drag racing to you? Besides, it is rated PEGI 3. Try out 6 different career progressions, which are playable either in solo or PvP. Write your own legacy and win the most renowned sports competitions like the X-Games and Red Bull Rampage.

Riders Republic - Official Gameplay Overview Trailer | E3 2021

1. Stray: 

This third-person cat adventure is one everyone can appreciate. In rare occasions, there are people suffering from Ailurophobia (the fear of cats), which could make this family-friendly game a family-friendly, animated nightmare. Stray is about a cat in a long-forgotten cyber city, separated from family, with the objective of finding a way back home. 

Bonus: NHL 22: 

NHL 22 honestly appears to look like NHL 15, but the only difference is the upgraded graphics. It is, without a doubt the most realistic hockey game experience yet, but that is not good enough for everyone. The ice is shining, the glass look like actual glass, and (from much smaller details) there is an all-new eye animations that track and react to the animation around them.

Hockey can be as violent as people make it, where there are people forcefully pushing you on the ice, then the temporary moments of instinctively defending yourself. From the Beta version of the game, you can push other players, but when the full version is released, it is time to find out what all the fuss is about.

NHL 22 Official Gameplay Trailer

Bonus: Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl: 

Your favorite Nickelodeon stars (from SpongeBob Square Pants, The Loud House, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Danny Phantom, The Wild Thornberrys, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, Rugrats, Hey Arnold!, and more), will be playable. It is self-evident that Nickelodeon is known for family-friendly content, but since this is a brawl game, where heroes can fight other heroes, do you think it is an exception? It is not like a video game about pillow fights, but hit someone hard enough and the pillow can do damage. 

Bonus: Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack (N64 & Genesis):

With the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack, there is access to a library of N64 (Nintendo 64) games featuring newly added play up to 4 players, as well as retro SEGA Genesis classics. Nintendo Switch Online members can purchase full-size, wireless Nintendo 64 and SEGA Genesis controllers. 

Isaiah Joshua is an author and poet and has a love for video games. In May 2016, he graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor's Degree in Cinema Arts and Science. As an avid gamer, some of his favorite games are "WWF No Mercy, Hitman, Manhunt, Sims 3, Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter. Conscious in gaming culture, he is always researching gaming history, as well as the latest games to write about.