I don't care what people may say, there IS a stereotype that girls only like Wii and DS games, such as Nintendogs, the Petz series or the Karaoke games. Don't get me wrong, I like those games too, but I hardly consider those true "games". I wanted to write a quick blog about other games that men like and that an open minded girl could like as well. I enjoy these games, and if you have a girlfriend, are a girl, or even know a girl (perhaps, your mom?), you should definately check these out.
God of War
Even though it is a bit tricky at times, it is easy and has a clear destination. It is also elaborate and violent. What more could a girl ask for?
This Indie/Art game is fun to play and it has a quiz/puzzle feel to it. Although there were a few parts where I had a tough time advancing, it makes your brain work so you dont feel so lazy playing it for hours.
Well, duh. Women are controlling, and in this game you control and customize characters to do whatever you want. 1+1=2 Any questions?
When it comes to this type of shootergame, the way to get a girl hooked is the story. F.E.A.R. has the best storyline I have ever played. I felt like I was watching a movie...my fingers just happened to be on WASD. :)
Left 4 Dead/Left 4 Dead 2
All I need is a few of my Steam buddies and L4D and right there describes my Friday night! Versus mode is a lot of fun to play if you have more than a few friends. I get a kick out of hiding out as an infected and spitting on survivors, or wrapping my tongue around a survivor just before they put that last gas tank in the generator. ::evil grin::
Grand Theft Auto IV
Girls may say they don't like 'bad boys' but that is a damn lie. Niko Bellic is a 'good boy gone bad' and to top that off he is hot and I'm all over that! GTAIV's 'open world game play is a plus and the MP is a blast to play.
Fallout 3/New Vegas
Although it's a lot of back and forth, Fallout 3 and New Vegas are great games for the female gamer. There are a lot of missions (some harder than others), it has a pretty good story and V.A.T.S. is probably the best invention ever, let alone the best invention for a girl gamer. And Dogmeat is so cute!!
These are all my opinions. Some of you may say "These games suck", but to me, they are pretty good for a female to play. Not all girls can pick up on Call of Duty, Crysis and Dead Space. I have tried many games and some even on their easiest difficulty are too hard for me. And I think I am pretty decent at games. I just trace it back to being a girl.
If you want to hang out with your girlfriend more, the games listed above are great to start with!