Video games are still associated with strictly male activities. We all know the stereotype of boys hiding in their male caves to engage in exciting CS: GO or War Thunder gameplay. Surprisingly, it turns out that the percentage of girls and men playing is almost equal.
Global research confirms that approximately 45% of players are women. The statistics include girls playing mobile, console, and PC games. And while many promotional video game campaigns are still aimed primarily at men, women find a lot of fun in less girly titles! Just look at the number of active female streamers on Twitch or YouTube, slowly conquering the gaming world and climbing to the peaks of popularity. So what are the best woman games? If you are a female gamer looking for a new title or are just planning to embark on an epic adventure with gaming – you are in the perfect place. Welcome to the ready-made list of the fifteen coolest video games for girls and women!
|Celeste||2018-01-25||Adventure||Matt Makes Games Inc.||69%|
|A Hat In Time||2017-10-05||Adventure||Gears for Breakfast||54%|
|Kirby And The Forgotten Land||2022-03-25||Adventure||HAL Laboratory|
|Super Smash Bros Ultimate||2018-12-07||Fighting||Sora||14%|
|Harvest Moon Light Of Hope Special Edition||2017-11-14||Adventure||Natsume||50%|
|The Legend Of Zelda Breath Of The Wild Nintendo Switch||2017-03-03||Adventure||Nintendo|
|What Remains Of Edith Finch||2017-04-24||Adventure||Giant Sparrow||77%|
|The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Special Edition||2016-10-27||Adventure||Bethesda Game Studios||75%|
|Life Is Strange Complete Season Episodes 1 5||2015-01-29||Adventure||DONTNOD Entertainment||31%|
|Life Is Strange True Colors||2021-09-09||Adventure||Deck Nine||67%|
|Life Is Strange 2 Complete Season||2018-09-27||Adventure||DONTNOD Entertainment||87%|
|Dont Starve||2013-04-19||Adventure||Klei Entertainment||68%|
|Dont Starve Together||2016-04-21||Economy||Klei Entertainment||76%|
|Tomb Raider||2013-03-05||Adventure||SQUARE ENIX||77%|
|Rise Of The Tomb Raider 20 Years Celebration||2016-02-09||Adventure||Crystal Dynamics||86%|
|Shadow Of The Tomb Raider||2018-09-14||Adventure||SQUARE ENIX||83%|
|Dragon Age Origins||2009-11-06||Action & Shooter||BioWare||27%|
|Dragon Age Inquisition||2014-11-20||RPG||BioWare||80%|
|Mass Effect Legendary Edition||2021-05-14||RPG||BioWare||75%|
|Mass Effect Andromeda||2017-03-23||Adventure||BioWare||50%|
|Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition||2020-08-07||Adventure||Guerrilla||77%|
|Uncharted Legacy Of Thieves Collection||2022-10-19||Adventure||Naughty Dog||55%|
|Nier Automata||2017-03-17||RPG||SQUARE ENIX||25%|
|The Walking Dead The Telltale Definitive Series||2019-09-10||Action||Telltale Games||80%|
|World Of Warcraft Dragonflight||2022||MMORPG||Blizzard Entertainment|
The Sims 4
Almost 60% of players enjoying sim gameplay in The Sims 4 are women. This latest title from Maxis is a source of great content with tons of exciting DLCs!
Create your dream Sims, design a home, and join the virtual community in a single-player game from Maxis! The fourth part introduces many new features, like improved artificial intelligence, better character customization options, or a system of needs and social interactions. If you love fun life simulations – this is your best choice. And for those craving more, the developers have released over 50 DLCs full of new adventures and cosmetic accessories.
Life is Strange
It is an episodic adventure game featuring the incredible story of Max and her friends. Discover her supernatural abilities, solve the mystery of enigmatic visions and make decisions to see this tale’s end.
Life is Strange is a bittersweet story about a girl returning to her hometown. It turns out that a lot has changed, and her old friends moved on with their lives. Including her friend Chloe, who will soon join Max to solve a case of strange disappearance and uncover the secret of the dark visions. But now, Max can count almost entirely on her time manipulation powers.
Don't Starve Together
Play a standalone multiplayer DLC to the Don’t Starve survival action game where absolutely everything will want to kill you. DST is a perfect video game for women, enabling cooperative or competitive gameplay in an extremely dark setting.
You find yourself on a strange island overrun by monsters and darkness that brings death. There is one goal – survive! Collect resources, build a base, explore the mysterious world, and fight. Don’t Starve Together is fantastic gameplay set in expressive graphics similar to Tim Burton’s works. If you are into an exciting survival fun solo or in multiplayer – this title will be a brilliant choice for Halloween!
|Developer:||Matt Makes Games Inc.|
It is a 2D pixel art platformer with overwhelmingly positive ratings on Steam. Lead the actions of red-haired Madeline – a girl who wants to climb the highest mountain in her land.
Celeste is an insanely challenging game where you will go through 700 screens to climb to the top of a massive mountain. Using basic skills like jumping or dashing, avoid numerous obstacles and do whatever it takes to continue your journey. There is a mystery at its end! But what is it? Find out by embarking on a thrilling single-player campaign, perfect for story-based platformer fans!
League of Legends
Riot Games statistics reveal that 30% of LoL players are women. Join them and discover an extraordinary fantasy world torn by ancient wars! It is time to make peace, and only the bravest heroes can resolve conflicts in the arena.
League of Legends is a free-to-play Multiplayer Online Battle Arena where you will enter the realm of Valoran to join a series of team battles in various locations. Choose from powerful heroes and crush the opposing team! Develop skills, earn gold, destroy enemy group structures and have fun in this incredibly popular competitive game.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
This 2015 action game is the absolute best in the Lara Croft series. These 40 hours of adventure gameplay with a skilled female protagonist in the center is an excellent recommendation for all players – regardless of gender.
Lara began to drown in doubts concerning the truth of what she had witnessed. To solve this matter, the heroine travels to Siberia to find the invisible city and discover the secret of immortality. Rise of the Tomb Raider is a thrilling story with adrenaline-fueled action and breathtaking views for all players hungry for epic adventures in a dangerous environment.
Dragon Age: Origins
|Genre:||Action & Shooter|
Travel to the kingdom of Ferelden to discover the origins of a mysterious plague devouring its inhabitants. In this classic fantasy role-playing game, you will get everything fans of story-driven adventures dream of!
Create a hero and start your journey through a land inhabited by various magical creatures like elves and dwarves. Explore, encounter other characters, invite them to your team and discover new chapters in this thrilling tale. Dragon Age is one of the titles where choice matters, so each decision impacts the end of your adventure!
It is a sci-fi RPG where you will travel to the distant future to lead the actions of Commander Shepard. Engage in a conflict against evil Saren, and you will soon become part of an intergalactic-scale intrigue.
Explore faraway planets to discover their secrets. It is the start of your epic adventure from creators of games like Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights! Make decisions, forge friendships or hostile relationships, complete missions, and fight. It is a legendary adventure during which you will discover a fascinating story and decide how its last chapter will end.
Horizon Zero Dawn
Imagine a beautiful, primal world dominated by gigantic machines – posing a deadly danger to all humanity. Play the awarded action RPG to embrace your destiny and decide the future!
Aloy is a young warrior living in a post-apocalyptic world full of wildlife and intelligent machines. Direct her actions to discover your people’s past and learn the mystery of the coming future. Explore, enjoy dynamic parkour elements, craft, and fight! Horizon Zero Dawn is a fantastic plot set in breathtaking visuals.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
It is a standalone expansion to the adventure game series from Naughty Dog, whose main protagonist is not Nathan Drake but two women. See the adventure of Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross on their risky journey to India!
Like the previous parts, Lost Legacy is a classic action-adventure game where you will travel to exotic lands to solve an ancient mystery. Unfortunately, you are not the only one interested in the ancient artifact! Use the help of Nadine Ross, explore, fight enemies and sneak. This title is also about puzzles, acrobatics, powerful vehicles, and decision-making. There is also one new feature: silenced guns! If you are looking for a memorable and fun adventure, play Uncharted.
Welcome to the future. It is the time of the final fall of mere mortals, hiding in the moon bases. Androids will now fight for the fate of all humanity!
Play as the female YoRHa No.2 Type B android to take the Earth back from alien invaders. But first, you must engage in brutal battles against masses of enemies! Explore, fight, discover pieces of a touching story and grasp what it means to be human. NieR: Automata features quite a soulslike regeneration system, a unique character development scheme, spectacular combat, and travel on the back of animals or with a mech. And if you are a fan of story-based action games, the main and side storylines will capture your heart – especially since there are twenty-six endings!
The Walking Dead - Season One
Sometimes survival doesn’t depend on combat skills but on making the right choices. Play an episodic adventure game based on Robert Kirkman’s comics and become part of the brutal reality after the zombie apocalypse.
Follow the story of Lee Everett and little Clementine to discover the origins of the entire zombie apocalypse. Explore a devastated world, encounter other people, forge alliances and make decisions. The title focuses on making choices, and any mistake can impact the rest of the adventure. It is an excellent recommendation for enthusiasts of immersive gameplay that requires great vigilance and a focused mind.
World of Warcraft
Girls love World of Warcraft! No wonder, as this fantasy MMO gameplay is a dream come true for all players who want a little break from everyday reality.
Travel to Azeroth to become part of the ancient conflict between the Horde and the Alliance. Choose a side, create a character and discover a magical world of new possibilities! Explore, complete quests, grow your experience and discover the story of this fantasy land to understand its political situation. WoW is a classic MMORPG gameplay – perfect for lone wolves and fans of multiplayer.
Silent Hill 3
It is the third installment in the horror series from Konami, where you will manage the actions of young Heather Mason. Troubled by nightmares, embark on your monstrous adventure to discover the thin line between reality and ghostly visions.
The Silent Hill 3 gameplay divides into two separate realities – one of them is the sinister town of Silent Hill. Face your demons and discover the mystery to survive. Prepare for spooky visions, hideous monsters, powerful bosses, and traps. Any wrong move can be fatal, so do whatever it takes to escape this hopeless situation.
|Developer:||Bethesda Game Studios|
The world of Elder Scrolls is a magical place engaging players of all genders – including women. Play the fifth installment in that legendary series and become a dragon hunter capable of restoring peace to this war-torn land.
The dragons are back, and Skyrim is on the brink of collapse. Create a hero and start your adventure as a forgotten dragon hunter. Explore the world, complete quests, discover the stories of the people of Skyrim, and choose your factions. Every action, statement, and decision matters and can have a lasting impact on the continuation of your adventure. Discover this harsh world of combat, magic, and legends for the most memorable RPG experience of your life!
More and more women choose video games as their regular daily recreation! According to the latest statistics, the single-player RPG is an increasingly popular genre among girls. No wonder – story-based titles are the most popular genre among players worldwide. And in other leading positions? We can find action games, match-3, puzzles, MMO, farm sims, and interactive drama.
Another factor influencing the increasing number of female gamers is the presence of female heroes in computer games. More top rated titles pass the Bechdel Test (the presence of two women in a given piece who have names and the topic of their conversation is not men). The protagonists have clearly defined personalities, are the center of the plot, express emotions like the male heroes, and voice all their desires. In a word – they do not differ from male characters in any way. And female gamers are now everywhere. See this shredded paladin in your favorite MMO? Watch out – it might be your grandma!