Best Xbox 360 Games For Girls
Best Xbox 360 Games for Girls
Anyone who says girls and women don't like playing video games is just out of touch. In the U.S. in 2015, more women (42%) than men (37%) owned video game consoles.
That's right: more women than men. That's from a 2015 Pew Research Center study.
So what kind of games to girls and women like? All kinds. I have selected a range of games that most people will enjoy, including girls. Titles here range from the zombie to fantasy, battle, and dance genres. There is definitely something here for every girl, regardless of her experience level. The Xbox 360 is no longer just a boy's toy!
A Brief List of Ideas
Sports, Music & Dance
Left 4 Dead
Lego Harry Potter
Lego Rock Band
Lego Indiana Jones
Grand Theft Auto
Lego Star Wars
Call of Duty
Banjo Kazooie Nuts and Bolts
- I strongly recommend Halo to all gamers for the Xbox 360. It is very popular and fantastic fun. I find it is a bit less repetitive than CoD and the incredible forge from Halo 3 onwards lets you play on some fantastic maps. Online multiplayer, custom games, a great community, and a great developer. Highly recommended!
- Fable games are also very fun and allow you to develop your character as you choose between good and evil. In Fable 3, you actually become kingdom ruler and decide whether to keep the promises you made before you came to power. This game is incredibly funny and allows you to interact, marry, fight, do quests, make money, buy property, become Queen (or King, if you prefer), and see your weapons transform. An excellent game. Fable 2 is fun too, but do not purchase Fable: An Unexpected Journey. It's rubbish.
Brilliant Banjo Kazooie Designs
- Banjo Kazooie Nuts and Bolts is a special game made by the brilliant Rare. It's an Xbox 360 exclusive. Players can build vehicles from the parts they unlock in the game. Vehicles can be land-based, in the air, or on water to complete challenges. The gameis a brilliant mix of different genres. The multiplayer option is amazing. Players can play nearly 30 different mini games online, downloading other's people designs and doing challenges with friends.
This is a unique game exclusive to Xbox 360. Players can create their own vehicles using parts they unlock as they play. Multi-players options as well.
- Girls just seem to love zombies! I highly recommend this game, which is made by the great team at Valve. Left 4 Dead is a first-person-shooter game set in the aftermath of a pandemic apocalypse. Four survivors battle hordes of infected. There are four game modes: single-player, four-player, eight-player, and a four-player survival mode.
Action Adventure Games
- For serious gamers, Skyrim is a fantastic open-world, role-play game. Players strive to defeat Alduin the World-Eater, a dragon who is prophesied to destroy the world. The game takes place in the fictional province of Skyrim. Players complete quests and improve their skills, traveling anywhere in the game-world at any time. This is a great fun game that my sister really enjoys.
- For fans of first-person-shooter games, the Call of Duty series is the most popular series around. The first three CoD games simulate warfare during World War II. The fourth in the series, Modern Warfare, is set in modern time.
Sports, Music & Dance
- A brilliant music game which anyone can enjoy, Rock Band 3 allows up to seven players at one time to play. Form a band with a vocalist,( a keyboard for the first time), guitars, and drums! Players play along to over 1,000 songs, downloadable from the Rock Band store. This game is made by the developer of Dance Central. If, you like Guitar Hero you will love Rock Band 3, the best music game that has ever existed!
Another really fun music game for children is Lego Rock Band. The game allows players to create their own bands (out of Legos), play along to a family-friendly setlist, and unlock new items using Lego studs. Songs include "Crocodile Rock," "Kung Fu Fighting," "We Will Rock You," "Valerie," "Ghostbusters," " We Are the Champions," "Ruby," and more. You can also download more songs from Xbox Live.
- Dance Central is one of the best games for the Xbox Kinect. Players follow the moves on the screen to amazing popular tracks. Players can play against or with their friends, as well as see how many calories they've burned. There are 32 excellent tracks on the disc.
Buy Dance Central
Dance Central E3 trailer
Kinect Sports is great fun and takes advantage of the awesome Kinect with soccer, beach volleyball, bowling, track and field, boxing, and table tennis. It is similar to Wii Sports, but Kinect is better. The advantage is that you need no controller, so anyone can play and there is no additional cost for more players. My favourite Kinect game is soccer, but others include:
- Beach Volleyball
- Table Tennis
- Track and Field (events include long jump, discus, hurdles, running, and javelin)
The graphics are brilliant and much better than Wii.
Xbox Live Arcade Games
- There are many truly brilliant Xbox live arcade games. Most girls will enjoy a game of Uno, Peggle, Plants vs. Zombies, and Geometry Wars. These games offer great value for money, lots of fun, and are often more unique and creative than retail games. To buy these arcade games, you will need Microsoft points (the virtual currency of the Xbox). Games prices vary, but most games are 800 points, some are 400, and some are 1,200.
Girls Like All Types of Games
In the comments section I asked for girls to say what games they liked. Three different girls mentioned shooting games, or games with some fighting, including Call of Duty, Left 4 Dead, and also Fable. This shows that women and girls should not be afraid of trying out some of the other excellent games on the Xbox 360. That's the beauty of the console: the variety of games!
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