If you are bored with games glorifying male heroes and would like to see some brave women fighting for their goals, then this list is right for you. Those ladies won’t stop till they drop.
The Best Games With Female Protagonists
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
|Release year:||2018 (PC, PS4, X One), 2019 (Stadia)|
Lara Croft is one of the most iconic female characters in video games. The intrepid archaeologist/treasure hunter has been traipsing around the world for decades, and has survived several reboots.
The most recent one is trilogy developed by Eidos Montréal, and it tells something of a Lara Croft origins story, culminating in Shadow of the Tomb Raider. This time she ventures to South America, trying to prevent the apocalypse she has accidentally set off while doing her thing. Thankfully she’s now more experienced and hardened than she has ever been during this reboot trilogy.
Remedy Entertainment’s Control was a surprise hit. It’s inspired by the writing from the SCP Foundation, it’s set in a fundamentally WEIRD office building that’s bigger on the inside, and features a great leading character in Jesse Faden, who discovers the bizarre supernatural hidden world at the same time the players do.
As the acting director of an agency committed to containing and studying paranormal phenomena, she’s going to deal with a lot of odd stuff during her first day of work. Equipped with newly discovered psionic powers and a very versatile gun, she has to face a problem that destabilised the entire agency. That’s a harsh first day on the job, but it’s very fun to watch her adapt and potentially thrive.
Life Is Strange
Life Is Strange is a graphic adventure game, whose story is divided into 5 chapters, released separately.
The story focus on the life of 18-year-old Max Caulfield. She’s a photography student and learns that she is able to rewind time at her will. Her choices affect the future and thanks to her visions of a destructive storm going to destroy her town, she knows that she needs to do everything to prevent it.
|Release year:||2017 (PC, PS4), 2018 (X One)|
The war between aliens and humans fought by machines and androids with a female android as the protagonist, plus a lot of action – are you in?
Take control over 2B who is supported by 9S and A2. All of them are androids from the YoRHa series – man-made android forces, commanded from a base orbiting above Earth, and tasked with the mission to stand against the alien units, controlled by Adam and Eve.
Child Of Light
This side-scrolling platformer with RPG elements takes you to a fictional land of Lemuria. You take control over a girl named Aurora, accompanied by a friendly firefly Igniculus.
On her mystical journey through the magical realm of Lemuria, Aurora needs to find her way home and then defeat Umbra who poses a threat to the whole kingdom. However, Princess Aurora is not alone as various characters gradually join her on her important quest.
|Genre:||Action RPG, Hack’n’slash|
The third instalment of the series puts you in the control of Fury, War and Death’s sister. The game is a mixture of the former Darksiders and the mechanics from the FromSoftware games.
Fury is described as the most unpredictable from the Fourth Horsemen of Apocalypse. She can take different elemental form to enhance her attacks and grant her access to new weapons. Besides the novelties and changes, the combat still plays the main role in the game.