Top 5 video games with female protagonists


Although there have been some noteworthy female protagonists in gaming like Lara Croft, most major video game franchises have featured male heroes so far. But now that video gaming is no longer the male-dominated pastime it used to be, more big-name releases are either letting players choose between a male or female protagonist, and some have only featured female protagonists, as is the case with the games on this list. So without further ado, here follows a list of 5 video games in which you play as a female character…

1. Tomb Raider


Lady Croft proved she could still scale the heights in this 2013 Tomb Raider game.

If one thing is clear, is that Lara Croft is the best-known female video game character in history, ever since she first appeared in the first Tomb Raider game back in 1996. But the new version of Lara seen in Crystal Dynamics’ 2013 Tomb Raider reboot was a far cry from her over-sexualized self of the 90’s, and we actually see her go from being a scared teenager to a powerful action heroine who could climb the tallest peaks and deal with her enemies using an assortment of melee weapons, firearms and her trusty bow…

Because this 2013 Tomb Raider game not only featured the most believable version of Lara yet, but also great third-person action gameplay and a superb story about an archaeological team that ends up stranded on an island crawling with mercenaries and which is haunted by an ancient goddess, who proves to be no match for Lara Croft in the end…