Not every girl you date or meet is going to be a “gamer girl” who plays World of Warcraft or drops nasty 360 no-scopes in Call of Duty. Like us, we are avid gamers and will want to find a way to share this love of videogames with our significant others. To help you out we’ve compiled a list of games that we have found to be fun to play with non-gamer lady friends!
Mario Kart 8 – Wii U
Mario Kart has always been my prefered racing game since the original was released back on the Super Nintendo in the 90’s. It’s a pretty simple racing franchise that you can pick up and play, racing as your favorite characters from the Super Mario series of games. Mario Kart 8 ups the ante by allowing players to choose from karts, ATVs and even motorcycles as you race along the track and on the walls by defying gravity. The best part is that you can still lose no matter how good you are thanks to the assortment of weapons at your disposal in Mario Kart 8.
Mortal Kombat X – Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PC
Okay, I know this one may be considered a stretch depending on what type of a girlfriend you have. If she’s cool then she probably likes horror movies, and although Mortal Kombat X isn’t scary like a horror film, it’s definitely just as brutal. Whether it’s something gruesome like Kung Lao’s finisher, or something silly like Cassie Cage’s Selfie, there’s sure to be a fatality and character you’ll enjoy in Mortal Kombat X. The ability to button mash in Mortal Kombat makes this a good option for girlfriends that are intimidated by game controls.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Xbox One
Halo is an amazing series that revitalized the FPS genre on consoles when Halo: Combat Evolved launched for Microsoft’s original Xbox. It exceeding with the ability to play the campaign mode cooperatively and that is where this game can shine when playing your girlfriend. With the Master Chief Collection you can now experience Halo 1 through 4 in one place so Halo Campaign marathons are the best way to go! There are countless hours of fun to be had playing co-op, plus you and your girl can go online to test your mettle for competitive multiplayer supremacy.
The Last of Us – PS3, PS4
The Last of Us is an incredible single player experience set in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. The game has won over 200 awards so you know it’s a force to be reckoned with. If you and your girlfriend both own a PS3s or PS4s then you can go online and try out the multiplayer, which is a fresh change of pace from all the twitch shooters on the market like Call of Duty. Even if you don’t both own your own consoles, the story in The Last of Us is book/film quality so when one of you is playing the other can grab the popcorn and your favorite beverage. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the show.
The Sims – Multiple games on multiple platforms
Now here we go. The Sims is a game that your lady will really enjoy because it’s not your typical hardcore game. The Sims is a “people simulator” that will allow you to create your own family and make friends, or enemies, with the neighbors while climbing the corporate ladder or living life as a rockstar. Together you can build a house of your dreams and decorate it to all your heart’s content.
GTA V – Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PC
The Grand Theft Auto series is the perfect open world experience. GTA is fun to play with your girlfriend for the simple fact that this simulates everyday life and allows you to cause ultimate mayhem. The attention to detail and the awesome satire of American culture make this game series both fun to play and watch. We guarantee that you’ll be swapping controllers between deaths for hours upon hours when playing with your lady friend.