Family Guy is one of those television shows that has become ingrained in our pop culture for a long time. Three seasons in, the series got canceled but strong DVD sales and passionate fans led to the show's revival a few years later. Since then, it has been a staple of FOX's weekend lineup and over 300 episodes have aired.
Along with the television show, Family Guy is everywhere. They've had movies, CDs, merchandise galore, and of course, video games. Some of these games have been a ton of fun and some have missed the mark a bit. Either way, we're here to rank every single Family Guy video game from worst to best.
8 Family Guy Pinball
We're starting with the most unique entry on this list. In 2007, Family Guy Pinball was released. It was not available for any console or playable on your computer the way you might expect. This was an actual physical pinball machine, created by manufacturing company Stern. Designed by Pat Lawlor, it was developed in partnership with Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane.
The pinball machine included brand new phrases from the cast, various levels of speech, a mini-playfield, and original artwork. The only reason this doesn't rank higher is that it's so rare that it's difficult to find reviews online. The machine is currently sold out on the Stern Pinball website and finding one seems next to impossible. It ended up on consoles but it wasn't enough of that real experience you want from a pinball game.
7 Family Guy: Uncensored
Family Guy: Uncensored was the first iOS game featuring these characters. Designed by Glu Mobile, this game focused completely on the story of a massive power outage that affects all of Quahog. Various characters get involved in adventures due to this outage.
Chris draws his own game since the arcade has no power. Brian owes Stewie a late fee. Peter fights against his bitter rival, Ernie the Giant Chicken. All of this goes down purely because the power is out and the people of Quahog need to find various ways to keep themselves entertained.
6 Family Guy: Time Warped
A common location where you'll find Family Guy video games is on your phone. Four of the eight games released in the series have been made available exclusively as apps for your phone or tablet. One of those was 2010's Family Guy: Time Warped. This iOS-exclusive release told one of the more fun stories of any of the video game installments.
In it, Stewie and Brian end up lost at various points throughout time. That includes stops in Ancient Egypt, the Wild West, Quahog, and Ancient Rome, among others. On the trip, they run into historic versions of the characters, like Lois as a saloon girl or Quagmire as a Roman emperor. The game was mostly what you'd call a "beat 'em up" and it was met with mixed reviews from fans and critics.
5 Family Guy: Back To The Multiverse
One of the two Family Guy games to be released on a major console. Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse was released in 2012 for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. What made this one interesting was how it was based on episodes of the show. In Season 9, "The Big Bang Theory" saw Brian and Stewie travel through time to stop Bertram from killing Leonardo da Vinci. That was followed by "Road to the Multiverse," where Brian and Stewie got stuck traveling to various parallel dimensions.
This game was based on the latter episode. In the game, they visit universes ruled by Greek college students, the Amish, and pirates. There are also ones where everyone is evil and where alien chickens take over Earth. Though the gameplay and graphics had some issues, most of the reviews praised the character work and humor throughout.
4 Family Guy Video Game!
The first-ever Family Guy game was this aptly titled entry. Developed by High Voltage Software and published by 2K Games, Family Guy Video Game! was released for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PlayStation Portable. Gamers were allowed to play as Stewie, Brian, or Peter through 22 different levels.
Each character had a different style of play throughout this action-adventure game. Peter's were more of a fighting game, Stewie's were similar to shoot 'em up games, and Brian's levels focused on the element of stealth. Most reviews for this one hovered around the middle of the road.
3 Family Guy: Another Freakin' Mobile Game
The most recent game on our list was this 2017 release. Family Guy: Another Freakin' Mobile Game came out for iOS and Android devices. The premise of the game was simple, following the match-3 puzzle gimmick that we've become accustomed to in mobile gaming. Being Family Guy, they found a funny and creative way to make it their own.
In this game, you play as Peter Griffin as he looks to serve mixed drinks to the residents of Quahog. Players must match three or more bottles of the same size or shape. The fun tidbits see characters like Lois and Brian getting drunk. There are also elements like landing punches on Peter's giant chicken rival or getting makeup for Meg. It was the second game created by FoxNext Games and Jam City.
2 Family Guy: Online
In terms of scale, this was probably the biggest entry into this gaming universe. Family Guy: Online was unique in that it was the only entry in this franchise to be released exclusively as a browser game. It was also different because it was a massively multiplayer online role-playing game.
Developed in partnership by both 20th Century Fox and Canadian studio Roadhouse Interactive, Family Guy: Online was free to play for all users. It featured cel-shaded graphics and the characters from the show were included as non-playable characters. Gamers would create their own characters to use in the world as they completed quests to advance the storyline.
1 Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff
Following two ventures into gaming for iOS tablets and mobile devices, Family Guy expanded into more possibilities. Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff came out for iOS, Android, Kindle, and Windows platforms. It was another game that highlighted how different this series can be. The objective this go-around was for gamers to build their own version of Quahog after it was destroyed.
What helped this game stand out was that the writing team from the show was behind it. They conceived this plot uniquely for the game. Combine that with most of the series' voice actors like Seth MacFarlane, Mila Kunis, Alex Borstein, and Seth Green, and you've got an accurate representation of the series. The game was created by Fox Digital Entertainment and TinyCo. This also had the benefit of awesome guest celebrity appearances from the likes of Patrick Stewart, Nathan Fillion, and Stan Lee, most of whom were voiced by their real-life counterparts.