No matter what others will have you below, we have some fascinating and strong female characters in video games. These are not necessarily always main protagonists, but also companions on your video game journey. In celebration of International Women’s Day we are taking a look at the top 15 female characters who made Video Games better.
Aloy – Horizon Zero Dawn
Aloy is new to us, but she’s made a strong first impression in Horizon Zero Dawn.
Lara Croft – Tomb Raider Series
Lara Croft is probably one of the first portrayal of a well done female Video Game character, and has made the Tomb Raider games one of our favorite series.
Elena Fisher – Uncharted Series
Without her, Nathan Drake would have really lost his way in the Uncharted series.
Elizabeth Comstock – Bioshock Infinite
Elizabeth started off as the damsel in distress, and went on to save the hero from himself.
Emily Kaldwin – Dishonored
From young princess to skilled ruthless assassin, Emily has come a long way.
Samus Aran – Metroid
Soldier turned galactic bounty hunter, Samus is a force to be reckoned with.
Lilith – Borderlands
Lilith made her first appearance in Borderlands as the Siren class.
Max – Life Is Strange
Max is a shy girl with an eye for photography. And she can bend time.
Cortana – Halo Series
As Master Chief’s primary companion, Cortana has been the tether to the Spartan-II commando’s turbulent adventures.
Tifa Lockhart – Final Fantasy
Tifa has been synonymous to the Final Fantasy series, and also the reason for a lot of the charm that drew fans to the series.
Princess Zelda – The Legend Of Zelda
Whether she plays the damsel in distress, or the key to defeating Ganon, bot link and the Kingdom of Hyrule will not be the same without Princess Zelda.
Cereza – Bayonetta
More than just – ‘Long hair and a nice pair’
Bonnie MacFarlane – Red Dead Redemption
A strong ranch girl, and also the ‘man’ in the family, Bonnie MacFarlane is possibly the only redemption John Marston finds in Red Dead Redemption.
Ellie – The Last Of Us
Strong, witty and a little rough around the edges, Ellie is what most players connected to most in The Last Of Us, despite playing as Joel for the majority of the game.
Liara T’Soni – Mass Effect
You know you have a great character in your game when that character makes inter-species sex look better than, well, the regular alternative.
Faith Connors – Mirrors Edge
Probably one of the most underrated female protagonists in any video games, Faith’s silent persona and charisma added more to the pseudo-Utopian world of Mirror’s Edge than anything else.
The Boss – Metal Gear Solid
Legendary soldier, and leader of the Cobra Unit in the Metal Gear series, few characters have been so well developed and as central to the game than The Boss.
Female Shepard – Mass Effect
Though it seems like most players including me played as the male Commander Shepard in their first run at of the Mass Effect games, given the chance, female Commander Shepard stands out better in charm, personality and ferocity (when needed). All credits to the excellent voice acting done by Jennifer Hale.
Jill Valentine – Resident Evil
One of the most attractive and badass characters in a video game ever, Jill Valentine made her first appearance in Resident Evil.
GLaDOS – Portal
Narcissistic, passive-aggressive, sinister, and witty, GLaDOS is one of the greatest video game characters ever.