My Top 10 Games for Girls Over the Festive Season
Well it’s that time of year again – Christmas time. With busy shops and plenty of cheer. For us gamers it is an especially cheerful time of the year as publishers are releasing their latest and greatest games, hoping to get in just before Christmas by punting their titles (yes, I’m talking about you Activision.)
10. Angry Birds
Angry Birds – highly addictive. Rovio Entertainment Ltd. have come out with many different versions, such as Angry Birds Space, Angry Birds Rio and the latest Angry Birds Star Wars. Now I’m telling you, a person can spend hours and hours playing these games. I know of a person who played until they finished every one of them… took her a while. The fact that all the games are free to play is an added advantage for everyone that wants to play them all.
This is a point-and-click adventure game made by Amanita Design. Machinaruim is a cute game where you have to help a little robot in his quest to “save the world”. There is a free downloadable demo that lets you experience 10 percent of the game. The full game costs $10 which, in competition with games such as Black Ops 2, is really cheap.
8. Scribblenauts Unlimited
This is an extremely addictive game where you have to create things to solve puzzles to get “Starites”. These “Starites” will help you save your sister from turning to stone. This game really tests you when it comes to imagination (and knowledge of the English language) – you can create objects and insert adjectives onto many different characters. Hints pop up if you take over a certain amount of time in the quest pieces so don’t worry if you are stuck, just wait a few minutes.
osu! is a good way to listen to music while increasing your hand-eye coordination. You can play the game on different levels depending on your skill. Songs such as Through the Fire and Flames by Dragonforce are extremely difficult even on easy (but any guitar hero player would know this).
Now that I’ve given you some of the less in-depth games I will give you the games I think most avid girl gamers should have.
6. Portal 2
This is game that has a very good single player and, for those of you that have someone to play with, a very good multiplayer. I really enjoyed playing the multiplayer where you have to be able to figure out puzzles for two people. My boyfriend and I sat for two days trying to figure the puzzles out together (he was better at it than I was!).
5. Diablo III
Now the only reason this didn’t make my top three is because there are only so many times you can play Diablo III before it gets too repetitive. So what I suggest you do is play it until you’re bored then let it sit for a couple of months. When you play it again it will be almost as fun as the very first time you played it (I used to do the same with Diablo II). It is, however, quite nice that you can play each class as there are enough slots for this and more.
4. Guild Wars 2
This is quite a fun MMORPG, similar to World of Warcraft but so much easier to play. There are many different classes however you don’t get enough character slots to try them all, which in my opinion isn't all that great. The only reason this is above Diablo III is because there are many different stories – every time you choose a character you can choose their background information and this changes the in-game play.
Finally we are at the top three games for girls over the festive season and I must admit that two out of the three are shooter games (I like me some killing!).
3. The WarZ
Now I might get ragged for playing this and making it number three on my list but I honestly really enjoy it. I have seen many allegations online that this is just a money making scheme or a a scam but what game isn’t trying to get the most profit it can? Look at Diablo III for example, there was a special edition that didn’t come with much more than a couple of “trinkets” and then there were still keyboards, mice and other peripherals made with the Diablo graphics on them so that more money could be made off fans.
Toss-up for first and second
It's difficult for me to really put down my top two and these two switch around depending on my mood. If I feel like playing somewhat mindlessly then I play Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. But if I feel like playing a strategy game where you have to watch every little piece of the map, work out statistics etc., I play League of Legends. For this article I've checked out how much time I've spent playing each of these titles over the past couple of weeks and based my decision on that.
2. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
This is and will always be one of the classics and has several fun modes. Team death match (TDM) is very basic – shoot and kill as many noobs as you can and die as little as possible. Then there's search and destroy where you play either terrorist or counter-terrorist and have to defend or plant the bomb respectively. This is the mode that is played in the Do Gaming League (DGL).
1. League of Legends
This is my favourite game at the moment. League of Legends is free-to-play and is an awesome game once you get the hang of it. If you know DotA, it's similar to that but is easier to play.
And that wraps up my top ten games for girls over the festive season. I hope you at least try some of the games I have on here. Have fun and play hard!