Craig Hasselback writes: "While the women in fighting games tend to get the most attention for being considered "sexy", their cousins in the action genre are out shooting it up and exploring boundaries well beyond the confines of a ring. Just because these characters are rendered in more than bikinis doesn't mean they're not sexy.
The action genre has been dominated by male characters since the creation of gaming. But there have been a few exceptions to the rule of sexes. And of course, these female exceptions have received a gentlemanly touch in the design department. We have haven't only come to accept that designers intentionally create female characters to be attractive; we've decided to celebrate it with our top five sexiest females of the action genre. While we're not allowed to number our top five lists anymore, we'll leave that responsibility to our readers."