Although there are no PC games that only girls can play, some of them definitely have elements that captivate the female attention. We’re also glad that more and more members of this gender started to realize such games exist. With that, the phrase “video games are for boys” is slowly disappearing. But, even though the number of female gamers is rising, we still feel like a lot of those are limited to smartphones. For that reason, we want to provide a choice of different genres, allowing them to find something of interest to them. Here are the best PC games for girls.
1. The Sims 4
This is a video game that simply speaks to women. It’s a real-life simulation for the most part. It allows you to start a virtual family and customize their lives. That includes their appearances, personality, hobbies, habits, occupation, and much more. Then, you start to not only follow their daily lives but also control them. Help them buy and sell or house, get a pet, go to university or job, mow lawn, form relationships and friendships, become famous, or simply be a member of the community. The expansions allow for some crazy customizations, some of which are tied to fiction or fantasy, for example.
2. Shadow Of The Tomb Raider
Without a shadow of a doubt, pun intended, Shadow Of The Tomb Raider is an action-adventure 3D game with one of the most beautiful graphics we’ve seen. Heard of Lara Croft? How about being Lara Croft, an intelligent badass, in this immersive video game? Just like in the movies, you’ll use your brain to solve puzzles, act as a detective to unveil mysteries, fight a vicious organization, explore the thick jungle, and either stealth your way past enemies or hunt them down until there are none left to tell the story. It’s tons of fun and follows a female protagonist. What more do you want?
3. Slime Rancher
How do you feel about being a rancher? Only instead of animals, you need to take care of slimes? This is such a cute game and will improve your mood immediately. As a young girl named Beatrix LeBeau, you are on a quest of managing a slime farm and wrangling them when they get out of line. And while your primary goal is to take good care of them, you’re also running a business and need to make money doing it. This includes raising chickens, hunting, growing crops, expanding the ranch, and exploring the world to encounter more than 150 different slimes.
4. Nier: Automata
This is such an underrated game with Japanese elements. We mention it early on to appease hardcore female gamers who like to challenge themselves. It’s a brilliant masterpiece of RPG, hack-and-slash, adventure, combat, crafting, and looting. Playing as the female protagonist, you have access to swords and guns, but also control of combat androids, flying and ground-bound. We have to warn you, though. The main campaign can take upward of 30 hours to complete and has 26 different endings.
5. Stardew Valley
Many girls that have seen this game have slowly fallen in love with it. We can guess why – in this indie RPG simulation, you’re essentially running a kingdom. But, you start from a single inherited plot of land. As you improve, you welcome more neighbors, all of which are in a mood to cooperate and build a community of farms up. You can even marry some of them off to start new families and thus new farms! The game can be played offline and solo, or with 3 more players in LAN. This eases the pressure of growing crops, raising animals, and scavenging for resources, and makes things more fun.
Minecraft is a game for the younger members of the female population. But, you can have just as much fun playing it as a teenager or young adult, trust us. Although the graphics are what you might consider cartoon-ish, the game is one of the most popular and best-paid games for PC. For starters, we recommend playing it in Creative Mode instead of Survival Mode. This will allow you to fulfill your building needs and allow you to express your creativity to the fullest. Although the world made of blocks sorted into chunks doesn’t look alluring at first glance, the game is incredibly addicting.
7. Cooking Simulator
Obviously, this game is a simulation of cooking without any fire hazard, mess to mop, or dishes to wash. As such, it removes all the boring parts about cooking. That is, unless you consider slicing and dicing ingredients boring, and waiting for the oil to be at an optimal temperature to drop them in. There are two main game modes – Career and Sandbox. In the former, you grow a reputation as a cook and unlock new recipes and ingredients. The second mode unlocks your passion for experimentation. All the ingredients and recipes are unlocked from the very beginning.
8. Resident Evil 3 (2020)
This third-person shooter briefly starts as an FPS, which is unique. You quickly find out it’s directly based on the survival and horror plot from the movie Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999). As such, it shouldn’t be unfamiliar to some first-time players. It’s not hard to guess what you’ll be up against – cannibalistic zombies created by the mysterious man-made T-Virus. You will have to use melee combat, firearms, explosives, or a solid strategy to sneak your way through the game like a ninja. It also has both a single-player and an online mode, so you’ll never get bored.
This is one of the best-rated FPS games on the market and made by Blizzard Activision. Some also consider it one of the best gun games, but that’s up to you to determine. The game is played in 5-player teams, with more than 30 characters to choose from, all of which are killing machines and warriors. In Overwatch, you have clearly defined goals, such as defending a payload, attacking or defending an objective, and collecting points to ensure your team is victorious. A perfect game to deliver an educational beating and feel accomplished.
Roblox is often considered a free to play Minecraft alternative. There are similarities, sure, but there are also two key differences. Unlike Minecraft, Roblox is made for low spec computers. Also, Roblox is not a game, it’s more of an online platform that provides a toolkit for people to create their own game. Of course, you can join pre-made Game Modes and high-quality servers created by the creative members of the platform. Some of them have hundreds of thousands of players. As a female, we recommend trying out BloxBurg or JailBreak.
11. Horizon Zero Dawn
This beautiful open-world 3D adventure is made even prettier by stunning graphics. In this world, no longer controlled by humans, you’ll have to slay creatures that look like deadly futuristic mechanical dinosaurs to survive. The visual side won’t be the only amazing thing here, although the lack of NPCs adds a dystopian feel to the game. A very detailed storyline and voice acting for the protagonist, Aloy, is what will completely immerse in the game. The fact that you’re also forced to go to war against enemy tribes as well will truly make you feel the survival instinct.
12. Child of Light
You owe it to yourself to feel like a princess. Or rather, a girl from Austria in 1985, named Aurora, who found herself on the lost continent of Lemuria, subject of many fairytales. As is typical, the antagonist is an evil witch named Queen of the Night. You must find allies in this strange turn-based RPG adventure with a captivating soundtrack. They are crucial because you will take turns attacking, removing some of the pressure off your shoulders. Then, you are forced to fight your way through the worlds, dungeons, and hostile creatures if you hope to return home.
13. World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft is an MMORPG with millions of people paying a monthly subscription to the game. It’s a third-person adventure set in an open world, allowing you to start a hero, and choose the class and playstyle. Feel free to be a rogue, mage, warrior, hunter, warlock, priest, shaman, monk, paladin, demon hunter, or death knight. Then, start leveling up, collecting armor and weapons, picking talents, and learning abilities. At max level, you can play 40v40 PvP battlegrounds and PvE raids, as well as 2v2, 3v3, or 5v5 arenas, or 5-man dungeons. Of course, you can always play casually and just meet people from all parts of the world.
14. Chef: A Restaurant Tycoon Game
This is a step up from Cooking Simulator and is a very inviting game played by girls and boys alike. It gives you a chance to manage a restaurant franchise, and become a tycoon without ever being at risk of financial disaster in real life. With the scary part taken out, you can feel free to start an eatery, pick a design, menu, and recipes, and start serving. You’ll quickly learn that you cannot please everyone. To attract new customers and keep the restaurant alive, you must change and expand your menu and serving conditions and learn new skills.
15. Cake Mania Main Street
Point us at the person who doesn’t like cake, and we’ll judge them. Although not everyone is a connoisseur, whoever has a sweet tooth will find a treat here. You will help Jill Evans and her friends revitalize their hometown, Bakersfield, by starting businesses. There are 100 levels, 4 different shops accompanied by more than 50 unique upgrades, and 40 cake recipes to unveil in this time management game. Best of all, there’s a lot of dialogue, so you’ll feel like you’re truly interacting with your customers.
16. A Hat in Time
If you are a girl playing games on PC, this one is guaranteed to melt your heart. As Hat Kid, a cute magician girl, you will travel through space in a spaceship in this platformer game. When she runs out of fuel, Hat Kid is forced to stitch hats, perform parkour jumps, and fight enemies across 5 open worlds. They’re all filled with murder mysteries, magical items, abilities, badges, missions, and both friends and foes. Best of all, your character will display hearts floating from her body when she finds a creature she likes.
17. Doki Doki Literature Club!
We hope no one will be offended by this, but if girls like one thing, it’s drama. In this free anime story-driven game, you join a girl-only literature club. As you take part in their daily activities, you start to notice they each have distinctive personalities, which makes for fun conversations. We have seen people spend upward of 200 hours in-game, it’s that addicting! But, the game also has warnings “not for those who are easily disturbed”. We won’t spoil anything, but it’s more about a chilling backstory rather than monsters or jump-scares.
18. Half-Life: Alyx
You must’ve heard about Half-Life, even if it was decades ago. Well, Half-Life: Alyx is sort of an update, released in March 2020. It’s a singleplayer adventure limited to VR (Virtual Reality), which means it allows you to play it using a VR headset. Unfortunately, this also means that you need to shell out some cash for the equipment. Also, an upgrade to your computer’s specifications might be required if they aren’t up to par. For these reasons, we only recommend trying it if you already meet these requirements.
19. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is something you’ve never tried, trust us. Most of the game will leave you with a quizzical look on your face. That’s because, as Senua, you’re looking to make a sacrifice for your love interest, Dillion. Problem is, you suffer from severe psychosis, and hear voices in your head. When played with headphones, the effect is terrifyingly real, making you feel like you suffer from a mental illness yourself. And, since there’s no HUD, you are forced to listen to “updates” about your stats.
20. Cookie Clicker
Not all games need to be challenging. Some of them, such as Cookie Clicker, are idle games for PC. That means you can either collect resources either without any input or by clicking in one spot while doing something else. In both cases, you get to spend the rewards without too much (or any) work. This one is widely regarded as the game that popularized the genre when it came out in 2013. In this game, you’ll get a cookie each time you click on the screen. As you progress through the game, you can either get bigger cookies or earn more cookies per click.