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Jinn, Becki & Mona are the Geeky Gals – and proud of it.
Jinn, Becki & Mona are the Geeky Gals – and proud of it.

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5 must-have video games this holiday season tested by Geeky Gals

A video game makes a popular Christmas present. We asked Geeky Gals, a group of gamer girls, to test the top games. Take note, these are the ones your kids will be asking for.

It all began in the summer of 2014, when Geeky Gals’ core group of four – Becki, Heidi, Jinn and Mona – started arranging meetups a few times a year.

“Thanks to Geeky Gals we stay in touch much more often. We hang out and get to know new girls, which is fun since we’re usually a minority within the nerdy communities. I also think that we encourage other girls to express their nerdy sides more freely,” says Heidi from Geeky Gals.

“To play a game is like reading a book: you become immersed in an adventure or a fantasy world – but games are more interactive, and it’s up to you and your skills as to whether or not you get to the end of the story. It can be relaxing, but also competitive and fun if you play together with friends.”

5 games tested by Geeky Gals

Halo 5 Guardians

Halo 5 Guardians

Halo 5 continues the successful sci-fi saga. In this game, you get to play two sides of a story where you follow ­Master Chief and Spartan Lock. You can play the story alone or up to 4 player co-op, and there’s also an online multiplayer mode which is one of the most popular ones on the Xbox ­platform.

A classic first-person shooter for action enthusiasts. From age 16 and up.
Xbox One, Xbox 360

Destiny - The Taken King

Destiny - The Taken King

Finally we’re getting the Destiny game we’ve all been waiting for! The new version has new planets, missions, quests, and much more.
The system for leveling up has changed, appealing to a wider audience. It still contains repetitive gameplay but it’s a social game that is perfect to play online with friends. It also has amazing controls and vast beautiful landscapes to explore.

A first-person shooter game suitable. From ages 16 and up.
Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3

Minecraft story mode

Minecraft Story Mode

If you’re into Minecraft and always wondered what the story would look like, then TellTale Games have put together a story for you! It’s adventurous, funny, and contains loads of references to the original Minecraft game. You also get to decide how the story goes, like in all TellTale games – and your choices affect the outcome.

A point-and-click graphic adventure video game. Suitable for everyone, but an understanding of English is necessary to play.
Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Mac, Android, iOS

Super Mario maker

Super Mario Maker

A family friendly game, both for nostalgic gamers and kids today. Using your own wild imagination, you get to invent your own Super Mario stages and have your friends play them. Choose between pixel Mario or new generation Mario palettes. There’s inspiration to be found in a lot of pre-made stages, and you can share your stages with the world.

The evolution of Super Mario Bros. can be enjoyed by everyone. This game is for 3 years and up.
Wii U

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection

If you've missed out on the renowned Uncharted games then here’s your chance to experience the original three titles, with even better graphics. It’s a fast paced action adventure game that delivers adrenaline kicks and platforming puzzles, Indiana Jones’ style. The character design and story remain extremely intriguing.

Tailored to people who enjoy single player adventures. From ages 16 and up.
PS4

Text: Fredrik Wallin 

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