5 Female-Led Video Games Every Girl Needs

The video game industry has finally wised up to the power of the female fan and is producing some really great titles. Here are a few of our favorites:

#1 – Horizon Zero Dawn

Machine-dinosaur-killer-monster hybrids, a kickass female main character, 25 to 40 hours of gameplay, all wrapped within a complex and gripping story line. Aloy, a curious and strong young woman, takes on an apocalyptic world, searches for the truth, and races against the clock as mechanical-killer-beasts get more hostile each day, threatening the lives of her and everyone on the planet. The graphics and scenery in this game are ridiculously insane, there’s a crazy amount of fun side quests, and the gameplay is both outstanding and unique. If you’re looking for the world’s greatest PS4 game, then look no further.

ESRB Rating: Teen

#2 – Tomb Raider

A British girl who lost her father eight years ago to a shocking death unveils a hidden discovery about her father’s work that sends her into a spiraling adventure, but everything that could go wrong, does go wrong. As Laura tries to survive the mysterious and ancient Island, she finds secrets, enemies, and an inner strength that turns Laura into the expert explorer we know and love today. If you’ve never played a video game before this is definitely a great game to start with. Simple controls, a fast-paced story, and lovable characters make this a great game. 

ESRB Rating: Mature

#3 – The Last of Us

Zombie-like infested people roam the earth, lots of people are dead from the still present disease, and the government controls cities on lockdown. This is all considered normal for Joel until he was tasked with delivering a teenage girl named Ellie to a base of rebels called the Fireflies. Bonds of friendship are made and tested, truths are unraveled, and limits are pushed as both Joel and Ellie make their trek across the dangerous wilds of a fallen country full of monsters, both human and not. This video game is a thriller for people who like blood, guts, zombies, and a heartfelt story.

ESRB Rating: Mature

#4 – A Plague Tale: Innocence

Rats! Lots and lots of rats! Living as a well-respected nobleman’s daughter in the medieval ages, Amicia could have never guessed that she and her little brother Hugo would be hunted down by the Inquisition and chased by hordes of killer rats. Along their journey, Amicia and Hugo make friends, strengthen their sibling bond, and track down answers as the world runs rampant under the growing mass of blood thirsty rats. The game is a fast-paced thriller that uses stealth based tactics rather than the normal ‘shoot everything that moves’ game strategy. The relationship between Amicia and her brother Hugo is awesome as it’s both relatable and heartwarming. This videogame is definitely a must for anyone looking for a short and unique game that doesn’t disappoint.

ESRB Rating: Mature

#5 – Battlefield V

We’ve been active playing fans since Battlefield 3, so imagine our delight when female characters were added in the newest edition. (And yes, unlike what our history books said, British women DID participate in combat in WWII.) So strap on some gear and brace yourself for an immersive experience of fighting in the chaotic battlefields of World War 2. You travel the world as different characters in each chapter, completing unique challenges and objectives. Flying fighter planes, close combat in French towns, operating large tanks, blasting enemies on mountain tops, and stealthily gathering info, are all a part of the historical journey you take part in. Even though the main aspect of this game is guns and glory, it also does a great job of adding heart through the characters and their touching stories. This game is for anyone who loves historical wars and first-person shooting games. 

ESRB Rating: Mature

What are your favorite video game titles?

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