GameZone's Steven Hopper takes his pick of the top 10 games with kick-ass female leads. Will your favorite femme fatale make the list? Read on to find out.
Lara Croft or bust!
Yea, I felt she should have been in Top 3. Mainly because of her being one of the first female leads in games.
no doubt Croft is the most known...and really the only one that comes to mind when I think about top 10 lol.
the only thing that makes nariko cool is anna torv, now shes awesome!
She really got my juices flowing. There was just something about her that was so..... captivating.
If Heavenly sword had the same graphics & animation as it did on the main screen with Nariko's face, OMG! that would be GOW3 back then.
Nariko's nice. She's got the body, but she's an overall noble character with some wild moves. And I agree: If they need any one to make the next Heavenly Sword, Sony should definitely consult Santa Monica, who have experience in the third person genre and exceeded expectations with the God of War series.
I think she was a very nonstereotypical video game female lead character.
Interesting to see Mirror's Edge on the list. Certainly not one that comes to mind right away, but worth a mention. Also quite interesting that Lara Croft didn't get first. Nice article :) Oh, and Heavenly Sword.
also suprised to see Ms. Pac Man. MS. PAC MAN!!! Who would of thought!
awsome article Heavenly Sword
Good Mother Of God and Heavenly Sword!
Heavenly Sword beats Lara Croft
Pretty good list and, yeah, good call adding Faith/Mirror's Edge. Love that game. I wasn't sure what to expect when I clicked on the link, though. Good to see the list doesn't include Bloodrayne, X-Blades girl, the DOA girls, or any other eye-candy-only protagonists. So, anyway...Heavenly Sword.
It's all about Bayonetta!
Interesting article. Keep up the awesome work! Heavenly Sword
DONT EVEN SAY BAYYONETA CUZ IS MULTIPLATFORM DELUSIONAL BOT
Like the number one spot character, but no way you can justify the position of Laura Croft. Also some female characters from Japenese games are conspicuously absent. "Heavenly Sword" Twitter: KevinBoleware
Haha, I love that Ms. Pac-man is on there... and I definitely agree with Samus on top! Heavenly Sword Twitter: keklar
I'm all about some Heavenly Sword.
Nice! Lara Croft for sure deserved a top spot, but Mirror's Edge holds a special place in my Heavenly Sword. ;)
I'm pleasantly suprised to see Joanna Dark in there, and fairly high up as well! Awesome. And I reiterate, Heavenly Sword~
I think I would have had Princess Peach (Super Princess Peach) instead of Buffy but other than that I think I can agree with the list. Also - Heavenly Sword
kinda suprised to see ms pac man in there, makes sense, but i enver would have thought of it. Heavenly Sword
oh! so we're just gonna act like Blaze Fielding of Streets Of Rage super stardom doesn't deserve to be on this list? i guess Tillis from Burning Rangers doesn't deserve it either, or Gum from Jet Set Radio! more respect is needed! we need to acknowledge ALL the great female leads! not just the ones holding a... Heavenly Sword lol j/k twitter: Lo_Res0
what about parasite eve? Or hand of fate? (very old school PC adventure game the KICKED ASS)
Samus > Lara Croft. That is all.
Good to see Samus get the respect she deserves. :)
Heavenly Sword Followup article should be a list of supporting female characters like Uncharted's Chloe
I never tried Heavenly Sword, since I don't have a PS3. I do agree that Buffy is a pretty good game.
Heavenly Sword Really hard not to go with Lara Croft.
What? No Alyx Vance? I'd also add in Cate Archer from No One Lives Forever and April Ryan from The Longest Journey. :)
That's what I was thinking.
If I had to say best game series? I'd probably go with bayonnetta, maybe Metroid. But if I had go with best plot, best character design, and most interesting character? Defiantly Nariko from Heavenly Sword.
Should have moar FF characters. And Peach.
No luv for April O'neil with the banana slip suit.
It's always great to see female leads, since I am a female. Heavenly Sword (Twitter name same as this one)
I have to admit that Mrs. Pacman has a some curves but Lara Croft can't be beat. I use to love to run her into things to hear little grunt noise. Ok, I've said too much. Heavenly Sword
Samus is awesome. Heavenly Sword
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