What the world would be without women? The same question could be asked about video games. Can you imagine video games without female characters? I surely cannot and I won’t.
When I say female characters, I am clearly talking about strong, independent and inspiring women characters. I am talking about females who are equal or, not so rarely, better than men (no offense, guys).
How many times you played a game where you strongly wanted to be that great female character and her virtues inspired you and reminded you of some strong woman from your life? Well, those characters are the ones we’re talking about and the ones we adore. So, keep reading and find out which are our favorites.
Clementine (The Walking Dead)
We witnessed such a real life transformation (maturing and growing up) of this girl. From just a little girl, she became strong, reliable and brave heroin. Clementine never gives up and always fights to survive. Click here if you are interested in downloading this game.
Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)
This girl is probably a synonym for female video games hero. That’s partly because the main role for female character was very rare in the 1990s when Tomb Raider was launched. Every girl who liked games wanted to be like Lara Croft back then. She is smart, good looking (this is the least important but sometimes it is the only thing people think when Lara Croft is mentioned), cagey and can solve every problem. That’s exactly why Tomb Raider saga is still very popular.
Yuna (Final Fantasy X)
Yuna is quite and keep-to-herself type. She is always there for a team, ready to do anything. Despite her good manners and shy looks, she is a very tough opponent. With strong will and high set goals, Yuna is a perfect female character.
Jill Valentine (Resident Evil)
You got to give credit to this girl. I mean, fighting the undead constantly and doing it so good. It deserves respect. We will forgive her that hideous costume because of her great fighting skills and her being awesome.
Samus Aran (Metroid)
Women are no different then men. They can do all things the men can do. There should be no differences between genders. I guess this was the main message Nintendo had wanted to send in Metroid (or not, but we can think that anyhow).
What a shock it was to learn at the very end that Samus Aran was a girl! Yep, she fooled us all. She is a girl and still capable of doing all the cool stuff. That’s a lesson for all.
Chun-Li (The Street Fighter series)
Chun-Li will always have a special place in our hearts. She is the first female street fighter in The Street Fighter franchise. That certainly deserves some respect. If you add that she is an undercover Interpol officer, well that says enough for its self.
Cassandra (Dragon Age: Inquisition)
She’s the one that fights for justice, believes in good and never stops. Cassandra is a hell of a fighter. She is sometimes stubborn but never unreasonable. We love the combination of her fast and furious nature with calm and quit side.
Elena Fisher (Uncharted)
Imagine sweet and gentle young woman who is incredibly strong at the same time. Pair it with Emily Rose’s perfect voice. Well, you don’t have to imagine, that is Elena Fisher from Uncharted. Nathan’s partner is one of the most effective female characters recently.
Aveline de Grandpre (Assassin’s Creed Liberation)
The first female leading role in Assassin’s Creed went to Aveline de Grandpre. This beautiful and competent heroin, of mixed heritage, is capable of doing everything she sets her mind on. Aveline was a wonderful change in Assassin’s Creed and I am very grateful they chose such a strong female character to be a protagonist.
Ellie (The Last of Us)
We all love Ellie. She is that smart girl from your life that you can count on every time. Creators did a great job making Ellie so realistic and familiar. Besides, she can kill pretty well. That’s a role model in case of apocalyptic world scenario.