Women make up a significantly large portion of gaming demographics these days to the point where it isn’t strange to see a girl enjoying Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto. So how do you get young girls into gaming and how do you develop their love for games? This is exactly why game developers are creating games that are easy to play and pretty cool in style as well. There’s no shortage of games for girls to play – because games are for everyone – here are a few that they might appreciate more than your everyday shooter.
How addictive can a game about buying a house, living in a neighbourhood full of cuddly animals and essentially experiencing life as we know it really be? Very, as Animal Crossing has proven. The newest edition of the series, Animal Crossing: New Leaf has sold millions of copies worldwide and is noteworthy for letting you be the Mayor, customizing the town as you see fit.
Super Smash Bros.
What’s a good, strong competitive game that’s fun for the whole family and has every single iconic Nintendo character one can think of? If you thought Super Smash Bros, then you’re correct. Even for girls interested in single-player campaigns, Smash Bros. will keep them occupied for hours on end with its challenges. The latest Super Smash Bros. is available on 3DS, allowing one to battle on the go.
Crystal Dynamics’ Tomb Raider isn’t just recommended for women because of its themes of survival and its strong female protagonist. It’s also one of the best action adventure games of this generation, as one explores Lara Croft’s origins in a gritty new light. For a reboot, Tomb Raider meshes platforming, shooting and exploration amazingly well without overdoing any single aspect.
Candy Crush Saga
Candy Crush Saga has snared more than its fair share of time from unsuspecting players. But for women on the go, there’s nothing like trying to get through one more stage and finding that it leads to five more. It’s addictive and fairly hard to put down once you’ve settled into a familiar groove.
LittleBigPlanet isn’t just a platforming game that lets you create your own levels. It’s an experience unto itself filled to the brim with amazing art and music. As for the levels, there’s no shortage of things to do as you can take part in karting, shooters, competitive levels and much more. Hugely underrated but still amazing, LittleBigPlanet is fun for everyone.