50 Video Games Your Girlfriend Will Like
If you’re a gamer, but your girlfriend isn’t, you may find yourself disappointed when you want to share your hobby with her. However, by selecting games she is likely to enjoy, you may be able to spark her interest in gaming. Although not every girlfriend will take to video gaming, we’ve compiled a list of titles that will give you a fighting chance to turn her from a newbie to a girl gamer.
Group gaming is fun for the uninitiated, as it focuses on both social involvement and gameplay at the same time.
Mario Party: This board game style video game calls offers mini games and fun group games.
Boogie: Boogie makes a great party game, with a microphone for singing as well as dancing.
Halo: Halo is a great first-person shooter that allows you and your girlfriend to take down the enemy together.
Rock Band: Play together in a virtual band, with spots for guitars, drums, and singing.
Guitar Hero: Similar to Rock Band, Guitar Hero offers interactive play using songs that your girlfriend already knows.
The next time your girlfriend wants to hit the gym, suggest that she try out one of these games instead.
Dance Dance Revolution: Play Dance Dance Revolution with your girlfriend, and she’ll enjoy the rhythm and music.
Wii Fit: Wii Fit will challenge your girlfriend to maintain balance and build her fitness level.
Wii Sports: This game is full of fun sports, including boxing, bowling, and tennis.
Let’s Yoga: If your girlfriend enjoys yoga, introduce her to this game that will help her build a program of poses.
Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum: Whether she’s a fan of the Biggest Loser or just wants to get in shape, your girlfriend will have fun with this game.
We Ski: If you can’t afford to take your girlfriend on a romantic ski trip, give her the next best thing with this skiing game.
Let’s Pilates: Help your girlfriend learn a variety of Pilates exercises with this video game.
Simulation games are great for gaming newbies because they offer a familiar action and make it more fun by turning it into a game.
Cooking Mama: If your girlfriend loves to cook, she’ll enjoy Cooking Mama, which is full of mini cooking games.
Burnout: Few things are as universally satisfying as crashing cars and causing damage, so get your girlfriend to check this one out.
Wii Music: This fun game includes hand bells, drums, and more, and can be played alone or as a team.
Karaoke Revolution: This game offers lots of singing fun, as it detects your pitch and rates your singing skills.
Animal Crossing: This life simulation video game takes place in real time, and creates a virtual life for anthropomorphic animals.
Order Up!: Put your girlfriend’s culinary skills to the test with this restaurant game.
Calling All Cars: In this straightforward, easy to learn racing game, you’ll catch criminals and take them back to jail.
The Sims: This highly addictive simulation game allows players to create lives for their virtual players.
Soul Calibur: Let your girlfriend take out her frustrations in this friendly fighting game.
Crackdown: Your girlfriend can crack down on crime in this shooter game.
Grand Theft Auto: In this free-roaming game, your girlfriend can steal cars, shoot others, and advance as a hardened criminal.
Puzzle & Mini Games
Often, non-gamers aren’t interested in committing to games that are designed to be played over long periods of time, so introduce your girlfriend to these games that can be picked up and dropped at her convenience.
LittleBigPlanet: LBP is a puzzle platformer and user generated content video game featuring knitted characters.
Touchmaster: Touchmaster is full of highly addictive and fun video games.
Boom Blox: This puzzle game features more than 300 single-player levels, plus 100 cooperative and competitive levels.
Wario Ware: Smooth Moves: Wario Ware’s microgames generally last fewer than five seconds each, and have quick actions that must be accomplished.
Dr. Mario: You’ll have to align vitamins to destroy viruses in this classic puzzle game.
Puzzle Quest: Combat in this game is a lot like Bejeweled, in that you’ll swap positions to create a row or column of like tiles, which are removed and the spaces left behind are filled.
Monster Lab: Play Frankenstein with this game that will allow you and your girlfriend to create a monster out of a variety of parts.
Puyo Pop Fever: This game arranges different blob-like jelly creatures to pop them and cast a spell on opponents.
Katamari: In this game, you’ll push around an adhesive ball to pick up objects.
Super Puzzle Fighter: In this game, you’ll drop and arrange gems into blocks that will be eliminated.
Super Monkey Ball: Similar to Katamari, Super Monkey Ball involves moving a ball across a set of platforms without falling, and collecting bananas along the way.
Get your girlfriend hooked on gaming with the help of a little nostalgia.
Wii Virtual Console: Through the Wii’s Virtual Console, you can find hundreds of game titles that your girlfriend might have enjoyed playing growing up.
Tetris: Nearly everyone has played Tetris at some point in their lives, so use this game to pull your girlfriend into gaming.
Super Paper Mario: If your girlfriend played Super Mario, there’s a good chance she’ll enjoy this role playing game.
Price is Right: If your girlfriend loves The Price is Right, she may enjoy playing the pricing games on this video game.
Street Fighter: Your girlfriend may not like the blood, but try out this old school fighting game that you can play together.
Mario Kart: Mario Kart has been around since the Super Nintendo days, so your girlfriend may have loved playing this go kart racing game growing up.
Sonic: There are a variety of Sonic games available for current consoles that your girlfriend might enjoy playing.
Kingdom Hearts: If your girlfriend likes Disney characters, check out this game that offers Donald Duck and Goofy as companion characters.
Donkey Kong: Another old familiar game with lots of titles is Donkey Kong. You can even try the Jungle Beat version for those who are musically inclined.
Appeal to your girlfriend’s reasonable side with these games that will test her brain power.
Scene It: Available for the XBox 360, Scene It is a fun video trivia game about movies.
Brain Age: Brain Age is published for the DS, and includes a variety of puzzles, tests, and math questions.
Crosswords DS: If your girlfriend likes to complete crossword puzzles, introduce her to this game that will let her do them electronically.
Smarty Pants: Trivia for Everyone: Answer 20,000 questions in 8 different categories in a variety of difficulty levels for lots of fun.
Big Brain Academy: Your girlfriend will enjoy this game that will exercise her brain.
Professor Layton and the Curious Village: This point and click adventure game for the Nintendo DS requires players to solve brainteasers and advance the game.
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader: Make the Grade: If your girlfriend is a fan of this game show, see if she’d enjoy playing the video game.