In 2019, there are video games getting released all the time, which means that there's a game out there for practically anyone. Young girls are getting into gaming at a higher rate than ever before despite the medium still catering to young and adult males through major advertising campaigns.
Over the years, the Xbox One platform has done a great job at curating games of differing genres in hopes of providing experiences for both sexes and any age demographic. Below is a list of the 10 best Xbox One games for girls under the age of 10. Take a look and see what might be a young girl's next favorite game.
If you're a parent who grew up with all of the games Rare developed and delivered to fans, then you might want to pick up Yooka-Laylee for the young girl in your life who loves playing video games. Yooka-Laylee is made by many of the same developers who developed Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country. The main characters are an adorable chameleon and bat named Yooka and Laylee.
It features classic 3D platforming and harkens back to the old Rare platforming titles of the past. It may not be the masterpiece adults are looking to play, but it's a blast for kids of all ages.
9 A Hat In Time
A Hat In Time is an action-adventure game that was heavily inspired by games like Super Mario 64 and Spyro the Dragon. It's two main characters are both young girls which are great for young girls looking for new games to play. It features four large open areas to explore and is played in third-person.
A Hat In Time was nominated for both "Best Platformer" and "Best Family Game" the year it came out. Like Yooka-Laylee, it's not a perfect game by any means, but it does provide a rich and engaging experience for kids or adults looking to cash in on nostalgia.
8 Stardew Valley
This may be a bit of a curveball, but Stardew Valley is a crop management game that draws heavy inspiration from Harvest Moon. These slower paced, methodical type games seem to attract the eyes of girls more often than their male counterparts. It has a pixel art style and features much more gameplay beyond the crops and farming. Stardew Valley is the type of game that doesn't require twitch reflexes or tons of skills, it's simply a game looking for you to focus on the big picture and falling in love with the process of everything.
7 Lego Worlds
Lego Worlds isn't going to win any awards for being the best game on the planet, but it does provide kids with a great sandbox to create, adventure, and brainstorm. When Minecraft first released many people asked why Lego didn't think of making the same type of game because it just made too much sense. Lego Worlds is Lego's official answer to that Minecraft inspired question. You visit multiple worlds with specific themes like candy and safari and gather as many bricks as possible in hopes of taking them back to your own planet to build whatever you want to.
6 Super Lucky's Tale
Super Lucky's Tale is a 3D platformer that features a squirrel as the main character. It features a cartoony kid-friendly art style and isn't too difficult. It can often be found on sale, which provides an affordable entry point for parents who are looking to either get their kids into video games or provide additional experiences for their budding hobby.
The game focuses mostly on platforming in 3-dimensional space but does offer some sections of traditional old school 2D platforming, providing refreshing experiences for kids and kids at heart.
5 The Lego Movie Videogame
The Lego Movie was a hit in theaters and kids across the globe fell in love with all of the characters. Parents became very familiar with the hit song of the film Everything Is Awesome!!!. In the world of video games, the Lego series has provided a lot of games with most of them receiving pretty positive reviews and criticism.
If your daughter is interested in Star Wars or Jurassic Park, there are specified games for those properties, but The Lego Movie Videogame is the easiest choice as it's based on the film and not a licensed partnership with a different brand.
4 Crash Bandicoot: N'Sane Trilogy
The Crash Bandicoot games have a track record of being more difficult than they appear, but the N'Sane Trilogy which features remastered/remade versions of the first three games are perfectly suited for kids and teens alike.
The new trilogy also gives players the ability to play through a majority of the levels as Crash Bandicoot's sister which is perfect for young girls who want relatable playable characters. Giving players the choice to choose either Crash or Coco Bandicoot is a smart addition that welcomes new players and gives lifelong fans a refreshing experience.
3 Slime Rancher
Slime Rancher may not be as well-known as other games on this list, but it provides just as much if not more entertainment for young kids as the others. In Slime Rancher players are tasked with safely capturing gooey slime creatures composed of various elements in an effort to breed them and collect items they produce.
The game has a kid-friendly artistic style and features adorable creatures that every kid would want as a pet. The game also isn't too difficult which allows players of all skill sets and experiences to hop in and feel welcome.
Minecraft is the best-selling game of all-time and has recently passed Tetris for the honor. Minecraft is a game centered on building, crafting, and exploring. It can be played on a multitude of platforms including the Xbox One. Many parents will recognize its similarities to the world famous Lego bricks.
Its graphics are simplistic, yet charming, and tend to ease players of all ages into the action. With the crafting and exploration elements, it provides kids the opportunity to hone problem-solving skills, as well as providing an ample sandbox for creative discovery.
1 Spyro: Reignited Trilogy
Spyro: Reignited Trilogy is a collection of the first three Spyro games fully redone to fit today's quality standards. They feature simplistic, yet challenging, platforming levels, and funny characters kids will enjoy. The game itself does focus on Spyro defeating enemies but features no blood or gore whatsoever. They're meant to be fun platforming adventurous that have the player collecting gems, saving dragons, and laughing at all of the jokes and humor it has to offer. Having three games come in the same package provides great value for parents as well.