UK Gaming Industry
United Kingdom is considered one of the largest video game markets around the world. With it being dubbed as ‘Gaming Britain’, it is by far the second largest market of video games in Europe next to Germany and fifth in the world after Japan, China, USA, South Korea and Germany. It is also considered the third largest producer of video game series next to Japan and the United States. As of 2016, the UK’s video game market has already reached up to £4.33 billion, and is still expected to rise within the coming years.
With that being said, it is already no surprise that the British people are so much into gaming. This year, it is already estimated that around 32.4 million people across the UK play video games. But, what’s more surprising is that there are actually more girl video gamers than boys. According to a recent study, it was found out that the gaming community is dominated by women, with roughly 52% of population of gamers. With that, let us take a look at some of the all-time best video games that girls can play:
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider was developed in the UK as early as 1993, but was only released in 1996. It features the story of the daughter of Lord and Lady Henshingly-Croft, who is desperately searching for artifacts in tombs and caves all around the world. It involves a gameplay which involves solving puzzles, overcoming obstacles, as well as fighting all kinds of enemies. This game series was recognized on Guinness World Records as well as the Walk of Game being the pioneer video game with a female protagonist. It is played not only by cool head girl gamers, but hardcore boy gamers as well. This game series gained so much popularity that it even had two film adaptations, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2001 and its sequel The Cradle of Life in 2003.
LittleBigPlanet, or commonly known as LBP, is a puzzle video game released last 2008. It features the adventures of Sackboy. It is famous by its gameplay tagline “Play, Create, Share”. Sackboy is basically a jolly knitted doll which passes from platform to platform by leaping through the air. Each game of the series comprises three gaming platforms. Its latest release is LittleBigPlanet, which was launched later in 2014.
Grand Theft Auto
GTA or Grand Theft Auto is known as the most famous game developed in the United Kingdom. Released in 1997, it is a very popular video game not only for boys but for girls as well. This video game lets players to put on trendy clothing, get their dream car and drive along with freedom. Dubbed by many as the best game of the series, GTA 5 is known as the fastest selling entertainment product of all time. With a gross of 1 billion dollars worldwide in just three days, it broke six Guinness World Records in the video game entertainment industry.
These three games are just some of the greatest video games UK has ever developed. With hundreds of video games hitting the market every year, it is for sure that UK is one of the leading producers of video games that always make it to the list of the best video games of all time.