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Best Action Videogames for Girls

by: Lin Clark ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 4/17/2012 • Leave a comment

An action game that girls would enjoy does not have to be full of smiles and sunshine, it all depends on how the game was made and how it stands up on its own and be an enjoyable game full of twists and turns and of course, heart pumping action.

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    The Best Action Videogames for Girls

    Action video games are not only for men, many women find them entertaining too. In the world of gaming, girls seem non existent when it comes playing video games, but there is more that play than one would think. These best action video games for girls provide the finest storylines and game play values that girls might take interest in.

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    Resident Evil 4

    RE4 Leon and Ada 

    Known as the most critically acclaimed Resident Evil, this game has been ported to the GameCube, Playstation 2, PC, and the Wii. It is also in the works to come out onto the Playstation 3 in an HD remastered version. You play as Leon Kennedy, the hero from the previous Resident Evil 2, on his journey to a rural town in Spain trying to find the president’s kidnapped daughter. Things get interesting when he encounters townspeople infected by a parasite and notices this is not just a simple mission.

    The game play is easy once you get the hang of the camera angles and the game adds a fun replay factor where you get to keep all your items and even find new outfits to wear. This is definitely one of the best in the franchise, that can keep anyone busy, especially with three modes to try out and a bonus side story where you play as the charming spy, Ada.

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    Devil May Cry 4

    Nero in DMC4 

    Although it has a story that is a bit lacking when compared to its predecessor, the Playstation 3 graphics of DMC4 are downright gorgeous for this type of hack and slash game. Playing as Nero, a new contender in the Sparda bloodline, game play involves using the devil bringer, his demon shaped hand, and smashing around enemies with it. You also have a sword and two guns, which makes it a tad easier than the previous games. Dante is also back and you play as him in the second half of the game. The only biggest downfall it has is repeating the same bosses over and over, but the overload of content in the game makes up for it.

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    Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

    Naked Snake in MGS3 

    With so many MGS games to chose from, it’s hard to pick the best one that has a challenge as well as a deep and inspirational story. Snake Eater has both of those qualities and more and still reigns supreme as a fan favorite ever since it came out for the Playstation 2 in 2004. Set in 1964, you play as the handsome Naked Snake who must rescue a defected scientist out of the Soviet Union. Things get messy when his mentor and mother figure of ten years tells him she is about to defect for the Soviets and he must assassinate her.

    He meets an array of people on the way, including the young Ocelot who is still green on the battlefield, and the alluring spy EVA, whom Snake falls for. The game play is a bit clunky at first but it doesn’t take long to get used to, the most important feature in this game is its realistic characters and rousing story.

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    Lost Planet 2

    Lost Planet 2 environment 

    As a game that got mixed reviews for both the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360, Lost Planet 2 is a totally new multiplayer experience that sacrifices story for co op play and multiplayer. While it may seem basic, it actually has very user friendly game play controls and interesting environments where your team must destroy all types of alien life forms as well as enemy soldiers. Lost Planet 2 is the perfect kind of game where you can mindlessly shoot at opponents and get points for new weapons, character motions, and power ups. It’s a very entertaining online game where replay value seems to never end.

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    Conclusion

    The best action video games for girls need to not be linear and stream line. They need to either have a lot of character to them or be a new and unique experience that takes away from the truly mindless shooters that have been out on the market for quite some time.