It wasn’t all that long ago that not many girls were really interested in playing video games. It seemed it was something only the boys really got into. However over the past 20 years that has changed for a lot of girls who due to the advances and more games focusing on girls, girls have joined the gamer generation. Here are just a few of the more popular games that girls have been most interested in the past few years.

“The Sims” – When it comes to addicting games this one for girls might be considered the World of Warcraft for girls. This one is all about all kinds of people and their relationships. It doesn’t have any gore, no guns and also no reflex based type of controls. Instead this is one of the top games for girls that is filled with love, homemaking, fashion and loveable puppies. On top of that it also has a lot of values in it.

“Dance Dance Revolution” – Everyone knows girls love to dance so it is no surprise that this is one of the top games for girls. The game is all about movement and rhythm with the music. An extremely fun game for girls that also gives them plenty of exercise.

“Mario Kart” – Believe it or not this game is a major favorite for many girls. The game is on four separate consoles so it can be played on older units like Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64 as well as a Gamecube and a Wii console. It’s a great classic game that can also be played on Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance.

“Katamari Damacy” – This is a great 3D game that is a ton of fun with easy to use controls. It is simple yet complex at the same time. The whole game is about rolling a giant ball around a city trying to pick up stuff along the way. Simple yet very fun for just about anyone.

“Wii Fit” – Most girls today are obsessed with being fit to some type of degree and Wii was smart about combining fitness and a video game that is a huge hit with girls all over the world. This game offers a great workout while enjoying a fun game at the same time.

“Farmville” – This game actually has more online players that World of Warcraft, most of which are girls. It is a farm based game that seems very simple but once you get into it is is a game that encourages micro management skills and gift giving. It’s a free game that can be played with their Facebook friends online.

“Wii Cheer” – Actually it really should be called Wii Drill Team, but it’s still a great game for girls. It is similar to the DDR game. This game is about matching the different movements and rhythms to the onscreen prompts from the game. The players use the remote to imitate all the different cheer moves. Lots of fun for most girls, especially those who want to be a cheerleader.

“Rock Band” – Just like dancing, most girls love to sing and they love to pretend to be rock stars. This game offers them that opportunity with a multiplayer experience. The game is full of rock tracks and with a recent addition of Country Rock makes the game an overall hit for girls.

“Tetris Party” – This game is by Wii and it is mainly about multiplayer Tetris which is loved by both girls and boys. This version of the game lets players use the Wii balance board to control all of the different falling blocks. Another game that is a great source of exercise.

“Peggle” – This is a game that is sort of a cross between Puzzle Bobble and Pachinko. It is available for PC use, Mac, DS, iPod and the Xbox 360. It is a simple but very addictive ball shooting game. But it can also be very challenging the further you get into the game. Rounds can last as little as one minute but as the stages move on, the harder and longer it can take.