Best female characters in video games Part I

by on August 25, 2014

Female characters are as important as
male characters in any video games (as a guy I would say females are more
important!). And since the beginning of gaming we had quite a lot of different
archetype of awesome female characters. So I decided to make a list of females
that impressed me in video games (not necessarily protagonists) based on their
skill, attitude, background story and more.
These are the best female characters out there:
(Warning this might contain spoilers!)
Harley Quinn – Arkham Franchise
                There had to be
someone crazy on this list and there is no better pick then Harley Quinn.
Originally a psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum, Doctor Harleen Frances Quinzel was
assigned to try to treat the Joker, but instead she becomes obsessed by the
criminal and believes to be in love with him. She helps the Joker escape and
takes a criminal identity of her own as Harley Quinn (how well her name worked
out, it’s like she was designed to be a joke!) and dresses up accordingly with
her new name.
                Harley Quinn is
one of the main villains in Arkham games and she aids the Joker in his insane plans
to toy with Batman and eventually destroy him. Her insane and reckless behavior
makes her extremely dangerous, but also a real treat to watch as the player.
Team crazy!

 

A new boss in town!

 

 

 

 Rayne – Bloodrayne Series
                Rayne is an
American dhampir, the child of a human and a vampire. Her mother’s family was
killed by her father which triggered Rayne to hunt him down throughout the
world.  She was recruited by an
organization that exterminates supernatural creatures that put the world in
danger and this lead her to fight the Nazis which were making supernatural
experiments and were trying to bring demons into the world.
                Rayne is a young
looking redheaded girl, wearing a tight leather costume which has
attached to each arm one sharp blade and Rayne uses them to destroy her
enemies.
She is agile, powerful and can be ruthless and possesses lots of supernatural
powers and the ability to suck her victims’ blood in order to regenerate her
own life (as vampires usually do).
                Rayne is not a
character to mess with as she always hunts down her target, leaving a bloodbath
behind after she got the job done, the Nazis would know…
Those eyes! Those blades! Those ….!!!

 

The sexy vampire.
Kate Walker – Syberia Series
 
Kate is an intelligent woman and
overcomes a lot of conundrums in her quest, each more difficult than the last
one. 
As a lawyer from
a New York Company it’s her job to watch over the sale of Voralberg toy
factory. As she finds out that the thought deceased brother of the previous
owner of the factory is still alive she embarks on an adventure to track him
down in order for the sale to finish. This leads her to different and strange
places in faraway lands and as the action of the series progresses the
character starts to forget about her previous normal life and becomes somewhat obsessed
in discovering the apparently still living woolly mammoths.
                Her courage in
life is admirable as she gives up her job as a lawyer and abandons her fiancé
to pursue an old man’s life dream.

 

Kate Walker will make a comeback in the third installment of the
Syberia series which was announced this year by Microïds.

 

To be continued…

Nodrim