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1 Bayonetta | Best Female Games Characters

  Bayonetta is the most empowered of all female games characters and number 1 in our list of the best female games protagonists of all time.   1 Bayonetta, The Best Female Games Protagonist   In our list of the best female games protagonists we’ve covered all sorts of characters. Some were intelligent, like Kate Walker from syberia. Some were brave, like Lara Croft in Tomb Raider. Others were kind, like Jade from Beyond Good & Evil. Bayonetta, however, is an extremely powerful, ass kicking machine. Why is Bayonetta number one in our list? Because she, above all other female games...

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2: Kate Walker from Syberia

 Kate Walker from Syberia is one of the lesser-well-known characters in our list, but her story and strength of character sees her at number 2.  2: Kate Walker from Syberia Kate Walker from Syberia is a lawyer who is assigned a mission to France to oversee the financial take-over of a company. She soon gets more than she expected, however, as she is caught up in the mythology of the island of Syberia. Kate Walker is the quintessential intelligent female games protagonist, solving puzzles and problems as she investigates Syberia. She’s also a great resource gatherer, gathering information important to...

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3 Faith Connors fro Mirror’s Edge | Best Female Games Protagonists

 Faith Connors from Mirror’s Edge is one of the toughest females in gaming and number 3 in our list of the best female games protagonists.    3: Faith Connors from Mirror’s Edge Mirror’s Edge’s female protagonist Faith Connors grew up on the streets after losing her mother and leaving her home age 16. To survive, Faith Connor spent time as a thief, but stopped after being caught by ex-Runner Mercury, who decided to become her guardian. Mercury trained Faith Connors to be a Runner and to become a part of a group of illegal couriers. Faith is a strong willed...

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4 Chun Li From Street Fighter | Best Female Games Characters

 Chun Li from Street Fighter is the best female games character in any fighting game.  4: Chun Li from Street Fighter When Street Fighter 2 game on the scene with it’s amazing (for the time) eight different playable characters, Chun Li captured the heart of fighting game fans around the world. Chun Li is one of the earliest games characters to truly provide a positive representation of women in games. Noble, honourable and extremely strong, Chun Li became one of Street Fighter’s most popular characters ever (quite the accomplishment given the number of characters in Street Fighter games). Chun Li...

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5: Jade from Beyond Good and Evil | Best Female Characters in Games

 Jade from Beyond Good and Evil is one of the bravest and kindest female games characters ever.    5: Jade from Beyond Good and Evil Beyond Good and Evil didn’t earn the popularity that it so richly deserved when it was initially released. As a result, Jade has been somewhat neglected, which is a shame given that she’s the fifth best female games protagonist of all time. Finding a job as a photo journalist in order to help to financially support her guardian, Jade happens to get caught up in a resistance that is determined to reveal the corruption of...

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6 Commander Shepard from Mass Effect | Best Female Characters

 The female Commander Shepard from Mass Effect earns our respect because. . . well, it’s hard NOT to respect the woman who save the universe, right?   6: Commander Shepard from Mass Effect It’s not easy saving the entire universe, but Mass Effects female Commander Shepard is up to the challenge. Though the majority of Mass Effects marketing effort was based on the male Commander Shepard, the majority of gamers actually think that female Shepard is a strong character (so, that’s one for the girls, then). Not only is Mass Effect’s Female Shepard a brilliant character, she is brought to...

7 Samus Aran Metroid | Best Female Protagonists in games 1

7 Samus Aran Metroid | Best Female Protagonists in games

 Samus Aran from Metroid is Nintendo’s strongest leading lady and a great female game protagonist.    7: Samus Aran from Metroid  Original, Nintendo hadn’t expected Samus Aran from Metroid to be a female character. Back in the early 90s, sexism was even worse than it is today, with strong games characters almost invariably being male (mosly because the gamers themselves were male) Nintendo, however, were inspired by the movie Alien and its female star, Rippley. Seeing Metroid as a similar sci-fi IP, decided to make Samus Aran female and in doing so created one of the earliest and best female...

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8 Lara Croft Tomb Raider | Positive Female Games Characters

 Lara Croft from Tomb Raider might be one of gaming’s most attractive female characters, but she’s also one of the most positive   Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft: Sexy AND A Role Model Lara Croft is one of those truly exceptional games characters who manages to be both sexy and a positive representation of women. There was a time when Lara Croft was definitely just a sexy object, a time when Tomb Raider profited off of the size of her breasts. That time, however, is passed. With the new Lara Croft Tomb Raider reboot, we see a much more realistic and...

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9: Hildegard Von Krone from Soul Calibur | Female Protagonists

 Hildegard Von Krone from Soul Calibur is one of those all too rare characters that show that female protagonists don’t need to be highly sexualised in order to work.    Hildegard Von Krone: the 9th best female protagonist Soul Calibur has been blames of been sexist (little surprise given the inflated breasts of Eve on the Soul Calibur 5 cover). One female character Soul Calibur gets right, however, is Hildegard Von Krone, a strong, noble and brave character whose life cause is to uphold her family name. Unlike most female characters, Hildegard Von Krone wears a sensible outfit (and alternative...

10: April Ryan from The Longest Journey | Positive Female Games Characters 0

10: April Ryan from The Longest Journey | Positive Female Games Characters

  The Longest Journey’s April Ryan is a positive role model for female gamers You could be forgiven for getting the wrong first impression of April Ryan. She is first seen in The Longest Journey in her pants, which naturally makes you wonder if she’s going to be another sex object. Fear no, however, as she soon becomes one of gaming’s best female protagonists. An art student, April Ryan accidentally finds herself in a fantasy world called Arcadia. Despite being a typical point n click adventure game, April Ryan makes The Longest Journey epic thanks to her wit and intelligence....

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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...