As video game companies continue to work to bring gamers the latest in enhanced virtual reality, including the realiest virtual breasts, it's a good time to reflect on all of the hottest video game girls that have been part of many epic gaming experiences. Although there has been controversy surrounding the portrayal of women in video games for years, they still continue to kick ass. Games starring female protagonists that are both resourceful players and absurdly attractive are hitting the shelves with more frequency. Some are femme fatales while others are resourceful companions or explorers, but all of these hottest video game girls are united in their undeniable ability to make gamers tick.
As virtual reality works harder to closely mimic physical reality, there is no doubt that the women of the gaming world are only going to get dreamier. Soon gamers may be able to rendezvous with Lara Croft in the jungle or be the one seducing a crew member in Mass Effect. Although the medium is still very much in its relative infancy, video games have produced some of the most stone cold stunners in the entertainment world, even when they were just a few polygons on a screen. That means very little to the fans though, and as time goes on the amount of women being represented in games only become more realistic and more stunning. These are our hottest video game girls.
The mysterious damsel from BioShock Infinite turned out to be a surprisingly powerful ally. As a being with the ability to travel to alternate realities and time, Elizabeth certainly holds her own. She proves early on in the game that she isn't dead weight. She regularly converses with you and will throw you ammo or vigors in tough situations. In addition, she has the ability to manipulate tears in the fabrics of time and space, making her pretty formidable. It is also learned throughout the game that she is the daughter of Robert DeWitt, adding a nice circularity and emotional element to the game's world. These small touches add to the depth of the game and breathes life in an A.I. controlled character. These characteristics make Elizabeth a deuteragonist that almost overpowers DeWitt. This big personality paired with her coy smile are hard to resist.
Meet the surprisingly awesome protagonist of the gory slasher game, Lollipop Chainsaw. Everything about this bubbly blonde cheerleader should be enough to make us want to pull our hair out, but instead she invokes strange feelings of desire. The contrast of seeing this adorable girl giggling as the flecks of blood from her latest massacre cover her revealing uniform can leave you wondering what exactly you feel for her. Juliet is badass in a slightly disturbing way, but that's what makes her so charming. Players meet the eighteen-year-old in her bedroom where she gives a sultry intro that walks the line between sweet innocence and subtly naughty. Not long after that, she's swinging a chainsaw and collecting zombie heads. What's not to love?
One of the original eight fighters in the Dead or Alive series and easily the hottest video game girl from the series. Yeah, there are other women clad in bikinis and playing volleyball on the beach, but Kasumi offers a level of depth underneath her massive assets. The deadly ninja has been with the series since 1996 and was the winner of the first Dead or Alive tournament. Her traditional outfit is reminiscent of Chun-Li's classic uniform, but don't worry, she spends plenty of time in a bikini in Dead or Alive 5.
She may not be considered a sex symbol in the traditional sense but damn is she sure sexy. Ever since the intergalactic bounty hunter came out of her power suit at the end of the original Metroid game she's been stunning gamers everywhere. Since that first game in 1986, Samus has been mostly depicted in her zero suit. She has been one of Nintendo's biggest mascots and helped revive the Wii U system with a new title in 2014. Although there has been little to no elaboration about her personality, gamers have rallied around the character. Many applaud the Metroid games as being some of the most difficult classic games ever.
This is one succubus that would be invited to seduce us any time. An antihero from the Darkstalker's series, Morrigan is more complex then a typical sexual demon. She is not only super hot but has a compelling personality that exudes confidence, playfulness, and is super seductive. This royal demon is known for being a bit conceited (and with good reason) and can often be selfish in her hunt to fulfill her hedonistic needs. This translates into her spending a lot of time in the physical world trying to get it on. Where is the sign up list?
Another bad girl that's just too good to forget. Ivy Valentine was born into wealth and status with beauty to boot but was drawn into the dark world of Soulcalibur after discovering the Soul Edge had destroyed her father. Oh, she discovered this while studying alchemy, by the way. This knowledge led her to vowing to avenge her father in the form of wielding a snake sword and removing almost all the clothing material from around her breasts. Maybe her sexy costume helps her kick so much ass? All we know is that revenge looks really good on this foxy fighter.
Chun-Li's thick thighs and a mean high kick are just a few notable things about the female fighter. Making her debut in 1991's Street Fighter II, Chun-Li was the only female character and the first to appear in any one-on-one fighting style game. Most noted for her agility and easy handling, Chun-Li soon became a favorite choice for players. Although she is not as physically strong as the other fighters, her ability to deliver rapid fire blows with easy to execute combos makes her a power player. Her fighting style is a combination of ancient martial arts techniques such as Chinese Kempo and Taekwondo. The most famous move associated with her fights is her Hyakuretsukyaku which delivers kicks in rapid succession with great accuracy. Many are eagerly awaiting her return in the upcoming Street Fighter V. A tough woman with long strong legs is enough to have any gamer coming back for more.
The deadly Mortal Kombat princess and her legion of almost as hot assassins is literal video game royalty. Although Jade and Mileena are largely similar to Kitana in appearance, their personalities and overall fighting styles can't really compare to Kitana's violent beauty. Kitana has been a steel fan wielding, ass kicking character with a strong running story (and a really dark past) since 1993's Mortal Kombat II. That was until Mortal Kombat 9 when Sindel pretty much destroyed Kitana's soul in an epic and bloody fight. Now the poster girl of the video game series has risen from the grave and appeared in the trailer for the next title in the series. Even after her death in MK9, it would be hard to imagine the game without Kitana. She is to the Mortal Kombat story what Chun-Li is to Street Fighter (i.e. the hottest thing to ever happen).
Lara Croft, the archaeologist with a knack for tomb raiding, has undergone many transformations since her introduction in 1996. Since then the franchise has seen expansions in the form of books, comics, and theme park rides. One thing that's never changed though is how ridiculously hot she is. Known for wielding pistols and sparring with jungle animals, the character went from a trigger happy killer to an archer with deadly aim in the the most recent reboot. In addition to her prowess with weaponry she is also intelligent, resourceful, and graceful enough to quell the backlash of sexism in video games. Seriously, she makes killing and grave robbing look like an art. Her proportions have definitely gotten more realistic in the recent Tomb Raider games; but Lara Croft remains sexy enough to bring gamers to their knees.
Sure, Lara Croft has a lot more experience, but Tifa undoubtedly has more character. For a long time, Lara Croft's personality was defined by her prowess with a gun, but Tifa Lockhart from Final Fantasy VII has a story with high emotional stakes that are impossible not to fall for. Anyone with a best friend from childhood that grew up to be so-attractive-it-hurts knows that there's nothing like history, personality, and maturity to make you rethink the relationship. Tifa was there for Cloud through everything, despite him being a confused and brooding womanizer. On top of her loyalty, she is more than proficient at hand to hand combat, owns a bar, and isn't afraid to be real with Cloud who often needs a reality check. Despite her toughness she is the emotional core of both FFVII and Advent Children and spends most of her time trying to selflessly help the members of her team, including Garrett and Red. Still, she doesn't let anyone underestimate or take advantage of her. Slight attitude, big heart, and open bar? Cloud better hurry up and marry her before we do.
Joanna Dark is the main protagonist of the game Perfect Dark, developed by the legendary studio Rare. The first game came out on the Nintendo 64 and she is the lead character in every game as well as some of the tertiary novels and comics that came from the property. As an operative for the Carrington Institute, she is one of the most elite secret agents in the big bad world. Designed by Martin Hollis who found inspiration in Dana Scully from The X-Files and the eponymous lead in Nikita, Joanna Dark has become one of the most well-known characters in video games.
Christine “Christie” Monteiro is one of the main characters in the Tekken video games. She’s the granddaughter of the legendary capoeira master who taught the other Tekken character, Eddy Gordo the art of capoeira in prison. After his release, Eddy swore a vow to teach the master’s granddaughter the art of capoeira and she soon became a prodigy at the martial art in only two years of training. Trying to find a cure for her grandfather, she enters the King of Iron Fist Tournaments in the search for a cure. Although scantily clad, Christie can certainly hold her own in a fight.
Those who don’t play video games may know Cortana better for being the name of Microsoft’s personal assistant software, but for video game fans she has been one of the most seminal and famous female characters in the video game industry. Although first acting as a side character built to advise the main character of Halo, Master Chief, in his military strategy, in subsequent games she was used to market the game through her sex appeal, believability and surprisingly nuanced character development in later entries in the series.
Rayne, otherwise known as agent Blood Rayne, is a character from the Blood Rayne series, developed by Majesco Entertainment. Being the titular protagonist, she appears as the main character in all of the main titles in the franchise and later made appearances in several comics and films relating to the series. The badass nature of Rayne has made many actresses tackle the role. The wonderful Laura Bailey voices the character in the video games and the actress Kristanna Loken played the character in the first live action film.
Princess Daphne appeared in the older Dragon’s Lair video games as the traditional damsel in distress, the beautiful daughter of King Aethelred. She acts as the main driving force in many of the games, however, in later games and particularly in the TV show her role is much more developed. Many parents complained about the inherently sexual nature of her design, that of a one piece revealing swimsuit, but we have no idea what they’re talking about. No idea.
Farah is the main side character in the hit video game Prince Of Persia: The Sands of Time, the developer of which would soon go on to build the foundations of the Assassin’s Creed franchise. As the Princess of India and daughter of the Maharajah, she unwillingly aids the Prince in his effort to try and capture the Sands of Time and save the world from all the timey-wimey badness. Although she starts the game off as a binary foil to The Prince, she develops into an interesting, badass and altogether capable protagonist.
Triss Merigold is one of the primary characters in The Witcher books and video games. Proving to be the on again, off again love interest of the hero, Geralt of Rivia, Triss has proved to be a fan favorite, not just because of her alluring aesthetics, but due to her being an all-round badass. A magic user, Triss has proved time and time again to be instrumental to the world saving antics of Geralt, and proves to be an interesting contrast as the goofy companion in comparison to Geralt’s stoicism.
Bayonetta is perhaps the strangest entry onto this list. Those who have played the game are well aware of her sassy, confident and alluring nature, but for those who haven’t had the pleasure I think I can sum it up: she doesn’t wear any clothes. Rather, her clothes are her hair, hair which she can control to beat up her enemies along with her twin guns and at the same time undress herself. It’s delightfully Japanese, but is undoubtedly a memorable protagonist.
One of the most important characters in the Resident Evil franchise, Jill Valentine has been present—or had a presence in some form or fashion—in most of the Resident Evil games. A member of the SOA, an elite task force whose sole aim is to stamp out the Umbrella virus, we first meet Jill Valentine in the Mansion incident of the first Resident Evil game who proves to be just as capable as fighting the undead as her buddy Chris.
The main protagonist of the Mirror’s Edge franchise has got our vote as the hottest video game girl. Interestingly, we don’t see her very much, but we know that she is a total badass. Taking down shady organizations and pulling off death defying stunts across the buildings of the City of Glass, Faith Connors is the class anti-establishment protagonist. A distinctive eye tattoo and penchant for getting herself wrapped up in conspiracies that embroil the entirety of the city in peril, you can be sure that if you need Faith to run your message from one side of the city to the other, she’ll do it in spades.