There have been a handful of complaints in the gaming industry that there are not enough female protagonists in video games. Perhaps some might argue the characters are not relatable enough. Or maybe that there simply aren't enough games with awesome female characters. I believe that the gaming industry has been making a huge stride towards diversity in video games in order to make it more enjoyable for all their consumers. So here's a list of some of my favorite female protagonists and the games they're in!
1. Lara Croft
Lara is kind of one of the most obvious choices, but I can't leave her out because she is also one of my favorites. After playing the most recent reboot games, I have realized how much of an awesome woman she really is. I learned a lot from her playing those games. You can learn more by checking out this video I put together about Lara on my YouTube channel, here.
2. Faith Connors
I'll be honest, I haven't played the first Mirror's Edge game, but I am definitely going to buy the second game! The first time I saw the trailer, I couldn't look away. I asked all my friends what the heck I just watched and researched everything I could about Faith. Holy cow, she's a cool lady! If you haven't already, check out the trailer or go by the game!
3. Max Caulfield
Life is Strange is one of the most powerful games I have ever played. If you haven't experienced it yet, you should. It's definitely worth every penny. I don't know what else to say with out ruining the story and I definitely don't want to do that!
4. Kait Diaz
If you watched E3 over the weekend, you probably saw some game play for Gears of War 4, including some awesome slicing attitude from Kait. She seems like she can hold her own and is incredibly strong willed. I look forward to getting this game come October 11, 2016.
5. ReCore Girl
Maybe I'm missing some sort of news flash, and unless I missed it during the E3 stream, her name was never announced! Nonetheless, I am extremely excited to meet this lady and her robot friends and embark on this awesome adventure on September 13, 2016.
6. Commander Shepard
Of course, you have always been able to pick either a female or a male character and customize him/her 100% to your preference. But that doesn't change the fact that Commander Shepard is one of the strongest female characters out there and one of my favorites to this day.
There were so many more games announced at E3 this past weekend that are worth taking a look at that are to coming out at the end of this year! I'm really excited about the future of the gaming industry and the strides artists and story tellers are taking to include strong and independent women in their games.