11 Best PC Games for Girls in 2015

 Best PC Games for Girls
Time to look back on the year the way Chloe looks at Max. http://www.gamespot.com/life-is-strange/
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Here are 11 highly enjoyable games for girls. 

The Girl Gamers have been pushed under the rug lately with all these new game releases...but none of them fitting our demographic. But don't worry! There's always a loophole, and with that comes this list of ideal games for girls. Not only do they bring emotion and adventure, but a great experience to everyone who plays the game! Here is 11 Best PC Games for girls in 2015.

11.  The Walking Dead: Season 2 

Can you survive a zombie apocalypse?

Our favorite little girl is back, with another season to the game! If you haven’t played season 1 yet then I suggest you do, because seasons 3 is rumored to be out 2016. And you want to be fully caught up!

The Walking Dead: Season 2 is an interactive graphic adventure based on The Walking Dead comic book series made by Robert Kirkman and developed by Telltale Games. The game was released on December 17, 2013, but the releases for the other episodes carried on into 2014.

Gameplay -

The game progresses by choices and episodes. These choices are made by the player who guides the main character, Clementine through a zombie apocalypse.

 The choices you make in the previous seasons, DLCs and episodes will all alter the conclusion. It can be something as little as a conversation or a vital quick time event that could cause you to lose a character. Either way, in the long run they could equally be important.

When it comes to choices, you’ll always have the option to stay quiet or do nothing. That also causes a chain reaction in the story, positively or negatively. Guessing is the only thing you can depend on in this game.

Well doesn’t that look appetizing!

The game trains you to always think ahead, because there’s no going back.

10. Five Nights at Freddy’s

This doesn’t seem like a good idea…

If you thought these were just innocent cute stuffed animals strolling around a pizzeria, you thought wrong!

Five Nights at Freddy’s (FNAF) is the perfect semi-horror game. It isn’t gory, not too scary and has just the right amount of adorable, I mean, just look at Chica’s cupcake!

FNAF is an indie point-and-click survival video game made by Scott Cawthon. The game was released on August 8, 2014.

Gameplay –

The player has to survive fight nights against the animatronics in the pizza place. Since the character in the game works the graveyard shift you’ll have to survive from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. If you do the round ends and the next one begins. Each round increases with difficulty.

Can you survive the night?

The player cannot move from the office in which you are put in. The only way to defend yourself is to use the Cameras to track where the animatronics are and the doors to shut them out. But be careful, you only have a limited amount of power. If that runs out nothing will work or close leaving you out in the open to die.

9. Ori and the Blind Forest

Even the cover picture gives you feels.

The game may give you an eerie feeling at first, but don’t worry, there’s no jump scares. Instead, it’s a game constructed with an emotional storyline.

Ori and the Blind Forest is an open world 2D platform adventure game. It was released on March 11, 2015

Gameplay –

The player controls a white guardian spirit named Ori. Ori has many abilities to help him get through difficult puzzles or a frustrating platform area. If he ever needs help his trustworthy companion, Sein, can help Ori battle against encountered enemies.

The art style is amazing.

Throughout the game the player will be able to receive access to upgrades and check points which are required through “spending” the point you collect during the game. You do not have an unlimited supply meaning you have to use them wisely.

8. Her Story

Can you trust her?

Who doesn’t love a good murder mystery? That was trick question because every, yes even girls, love a good mystery. You find yourself on the edge of your seat waiting for an answer!

Her story is an interactive movie game released on June 24, 2015. The players use video clips to help solve the case of this woman’s murdered husband.

Gameplay –

The story itself is fictional but can be hard to piece together. You, the player have to rely on pure puzzle-solving skills to try and solve the case.

Not only do they not provide you with a decent amount of information but the clips they give you only contain answers. The player has to use context clues in order to come up with a suitable enough conclusion for what the question was.

Is she telling the truth?

Not to mention this game is set in 1994, which means you’re doing all of your research on an old computer. Good luck.

7. Portal

The puzzles never end!

Time for a classic, if you’ve never heard of Portal it’s a game focused around the lovely female….GLaDOS. Well, yes and no, the PROTAGINAST of the story is Chell. We just rarely see…and hear her. As opposed to GLaDOS who literally never stops talking.

Portal is a puzzle platformer. The game was released back in October 9, 2007, a relatively long time ago.

Gameplay –

The player is thrown into different puzzles with various completion methods. You are given a portal gun or “Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device” as Valve refers to it, and heel springs to prevent fall damaged.

Can we fund this? We need portal guns and heel springs!

The way portals work are pretty simple to remember. The same speed you go in is the same speed at which you’ll come out. Ok, that’s it, you can go home now. In order to gain momentum to “fly” over objects you have to increase the speed when you enter the portal. You can jump off of objects or use multiple portals for this case.

Portals have no designated entrance or exit. It can be used as both.

GLaDOS a.k.a. an advanced Siri.

During the passing of level you’re being watched by the ever so wonder AI, GLaDOS. The closest thing you have to human interaction is her weirdly dark humor and her blunt comments.

6. Minecraft: Story Mode

Not only survival and creative, but a story mode too? Wow triple threat!

Minecraft is a very popular game among girls. Just look at all the girl gamers on YouTube that have a channel filled with Minecraft content.  Chances are most of their target audience is young females who love the game just as much as they do, and with this new release guess what they’re going to buy next?

Minecraft: Story Mode is a point-and-click adventure game released in October 2015. Mojang teamed up with Telltale, who have made previous games similar to the way Minecraft: Story Mode works.

Gameplay –

Minecraft: Story Mode keeps important features from the original Minecraft game. Such as crafting and building, but they are brought about in a different form.

If only making things in real life was this easy!

The game progresses through choices the player makes when given an option. Like many other Telltale games the choices the player makes affects later events in the episode.

Depending on what you choose you can either make or break the situation. Causing things to get better or worse for the characters in the game. Choose wisely!

5. Cities: Skylines

Can you manage a city?

Multitasking is an area in which most females excel. Whether it’s juggling household chores, the latest homework assignment or just playing a game in which it requires you to do various tasks at once. For instance, Cities: Skylines.

Cities: Skylines is a city-building simulator released on March 10, 2015. The creators put a huge emphasis on the player being able to create their “dream” city. Want skyscrapers everywhere? Go for it!

Gameplay –

You start off with a set amount of land and money and you start off from there. As time goes on the player unlocks items and increases the size of their city.

Is this your dream city?

The citizens or AI systems in the game will tell you what they like or dislike about any new add-ons to the place. This allows the player to have a guide when building their city instead of going in dumb-founded.

Even one person could be a huge help!

The player has to make sure they keep the citizens happy with providing them “tools” for their basic needs. The basic needs of your citizens being health, education and jobs. It may seem tedious at first but remember, these citizens are the backbone of your city! Treat them well.

4. Sims 4

So many personalities in one picture!

Ever wanted to own a mansion or be the most popular person in town. Time to accomplish that in Sims! The 4th installment in the series exceeded everyone’s expectations. You go EA!

The Sims 4 is a life-simulation game. The release for it was September 4, 2015.

Gameplay –

The game allows the player loads of freedom and space to do their own thing. You could be a player and hook up with all the Sims in town or be the smartest sim known to man and maximizing every skill!

In create a sim mode you are able to customize your very own sim, however you want. This may be your first sim or you might want a family, just make sure you like it because later generations will be born with those genes.

I didn’t even know there could be this many types of mouths!

You have life time goals/aspirations your sim would want to work towards and even fulfill. This is your chance to live through them! In Build and buy mode you are able to build houses, buy/customize furniture, etc. As long as you have the simoleons.

The game doesn’t have an actual end to it, you can play for as long as you want. That is, if you don’t kill of all your Sims. If that’s the case, you’d need to make a need family or join a premade one in order to play again.

3. Cook, Serve, Delicious!

Cook, Serve, Delicious with Chef Nilesy!

Cook, Serve, Delicious is a game where players must manage their own restaurant, starting with a worn down restaurant in SherriSoda Tower and try to bring it to five star status of world class dining. 

You'll start out with a few thousand dollars and a list of foods to put on your menu, along with a range of equipment you can place in your restaurant. Now the challenge is to excel in the art of culinary and cook the most delicious foods that will get your retaurant filled with happy customers.

This game let's players experience turning a little known restaurant into a super successful bustling diner. This game allows for 2 player co-op where you can manage the restaurant together with a friend, which makes it a whole lot more fun!

2.  Life is strange

Maybe Max is the strange one.

The most relatable game of the year, everyone! We follow a teenage girl through a strange week in her life. Everything that Max (main character) is going through seems as if she was a real life human just like yourself. Not only does this emotional game appeal to young girls but boys also.

Life is Strange is a graphic adventure game that uses episodes to progress the game instead of an entire game itself. The first episode of the game was released January 29, 2015 and the fifth/final episode was released on October 20, 2015.

Gameplay –

The main character, Maxine (Max), has special rewind powers. With that power comes a load of Drama. The player is instructed to solve puzzles, make choices, and redo an unwanted action/event throughout the game.

Coming back to the topic of “Butterfly Effect” everything that you do in the game could change later events from better to worst. Causing a feels-trip all around. The effect various anywhere from just changing dialogue to change the entire plot of the game.

This is more than just a butterfly.

There are twist and turns around every corner, so watch out…and maybe grab a box of tissues!

1. Rise of the Tomb Raider

And the bravest person alive award goes to…LARA!

All the way from her daredevil personality to her wits the amazing Lara Croft often intrigues us with her never ending journey. This outstanding female protagonist leaves girls is awe as she gets through any roadblock she encounters.

As number one of the list Rise of the Tomb Raider is an action-adventure game released November 10, 2015. The game was previously an Xbox exclusive, but was released for PS4 and PC in 2016.

Gameplay –

The character can use items found in the environment to her advantage. Either using them for crafting or for distracting enemies.

Regarding enemies, Lara has more chances for sneak attacks. For instance, you can easily surpass a huge amount of enemies by just traveling by rooftops or jumping from tree to tree. If you just trying to sneak up on a person, however, you could hide in a nearby bush and wait for them to come your way.

Don’t mind me, just another owl.

Throughout the game the player will be put into various situations and climates with a handful of problems that need to be solved. Whether it’s a task from a character in the game or scavenging for an animal to hunt.

Leave it up to Lara to accomplish anything!

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CamrynnLawrence
 
  • Gamer Since: 2004
  • Currently Playing: Rainbow Six Siege
  • Favorite Games: Batman: Arkham Knight, The Walking Dead, Tomb Raider
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