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Best Games with Female Protagonists

Though games with female protagonists are not as commonplace as their male counterparts, there still are many fantastic female games characters.

Gaming, of course, is often viewed as being highly sexist. Most of the times in games, women are viewed as sex objects, which is a sad fact and has been the case for many years but is gradually changing.

Over the years, we’ve seen games with female protagonists like Juliet Starling from Chainsaw Lollipop, Candy Suxxx from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Mai Shiranui from Fatal Fury 2 and Eve from Soul Calibur present women as nothing more than sex objects, which, naturally, is not good enough.


Juliet Starling and Lollipop Chainsaw show how NOT to
represent women  in games

 Thankfully, we’ve also seen some extremely strong and well represented female games character. Of the games with female protagonists who present women realistically and in a positive way, some of the best include Jade from Beyond Good and Evil, Lara Croft in Tomb Raider (she has been seen as a sex object but she is also  very strong female character), Elizabeth from Bioshock Infinite and Chun Li from the Street Fighter series.

Street Fighter 4’s Chun Li is  a much more positive
representation of women in games

Now that more and more women are playing games, we’re beginning to see better and better representation of women in video games. This has led to the creation of numerous excellent games with female protagonists.

Hit the next button and we’ll reveal the very best games with female protagonists.

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