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Female video game characters that kick ass on PC

Female video game characters that kick ass on PC

By Sam Jones

Female video game characters that kick ass on PC

By Sam Jones - 8th Mar 2018

Our pick of awesome female protagonists from Steam PC games

Female video game characters that kick ass on PC

Female video game characters have been solving mysteries, exploring ancient ruins and kicking ass for decades - whether it's zombies, demons or dastardly criminals.

It's fair to say that there aren't enough female protagonists appearing in games, but when they do, gamers are often impressed with how they're portrayed - strong, independent and, in some cases, deadly!

We've selected a few of our favorite kick ass females from video games that have appeared in Steam PC games.

April Ryan - The Longest Journey

April Ryan - The Longest Journey

First appearance: The Longest Journey (1999)

Other appearances: April returned seven years later to star in the single-player adventure sequel, Dreamfall: The Longest Journey (2006).

Jade - Beyond Good & Evil

Jade - Beyond Good & Evil

First appearance: Beyond Good & Evil (2003)

Other appearances: Jade's outfit was an unlockable attire for Elika in the Prince of Persia game.

Bayonetta - Bayonetta

Bayonetta - Bayonetta

First appearance: Bayonetta (2009)

Other appearances: The hack n' slash witch appeared in an anime film called Bayonetta: Bloody Fate, as well as the game sequel Bayonetta 2 (2014)

Amaterasu - Okami

Amaterasu - Okami

First appearance: Okami (2006)

Other appearances: As well as appearing as a playable character in the Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 rosters, Capcom also submitted Amaterasu as a courier mod in the Dota 2 Steam Workshop - which was accepted - as well as a Amaterasu inspired Palico costume in Monster Hunter: Generations.

Lara Croft - Tomb Raider

Lara Croft - Tomb Raider

First appearance: Tomb Raider (1996)

Other appearances: Well, it's quite a list - as well as three movies based on the popular video games series, Lara has appeared in a whopping 18 video games, the most recent being Rise of the Tomb Raider in 2015.

Credit: Square Enix

Jill Valentine - Resident Evil

Jill Valentine - Resident Evil

First appearance: Resident Evil (1996)

Other appearances: Special Operations Agent Jill has appeared in a number of the Resident Evil games - including Resident Evil 5, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, Resident Evil: Revelations and Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City.

Clementine - Telltale Games' The Walking Dead

Clementine - Telltale Games' The Walking Dead

First appearance: Telltale Games' The Walking Dead (2012)

Other appearances: Sweet Clementine stars in four of the Telltale Walking Dead games, though she is technically classed as a protagonist in only season two and four, and a deuteragonist in season one and season three.

Credit: Telltale Games

Aveline de Grandpre - Assassin's Creed: Liberation

Aveline de Grandpre - Assassin's Creed: Liberation

First appearance: Assassin's Creed: Liberation (2012)

Other appearances: Deadly assassin Aveline also appeared in Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, as well as being downsized into the biweekly magazine series, Assassin's Creed: The Official Collection, as a scale model figurine.

Nicole 'Nico' Collard - Broken Sword

Nicole 'Nico' Collard - Broken Sword

First appearance: Broken Sword (1996)

Other appearances: Photo-journalist-turned-detective Nico embarked on a number of adventures with companion George. As well as the Broken Sword Trilogy, Nico has appeared in Broken Sword 4 - the Angel of Death and Broken Sword 5 - the Serpent's Curse.

Kathy - Kathy Rain

Kathy - Kathy Rain

First appearance: Kathy Rain (2016)

Other appearances: Strong-minded Kathy is yet to appear in another game, but the game's developer, Clifftop Games, confirmed that they would be interested in bringing the punk rock, take-no-prisoners investigator back for a sequel.

Check out more heroines and awesome female characters in our range of Steam PC games on the Fanatical store.

Female video game characters that kick ass on PC

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