If you do not like to play games only with superheroes or men, then here is a list of games with badass female characters.
Bayonetta — Bayonetta (PlaySation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U)
Bayonetta is a begrudging, but caring ‘mother’ figure, a jumble of contradictions. She’s one of the most provocative video game characters around but exhibits no interest in the men that populate her story. Bayonetta is more than comfortable in her own skin and embraces her body, something that is completely avoided in most games. As a witch, she has extremely powerful magic that is able to take down many enemies at once.
Jill Valentine — Resident Evil Series (PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
For most older gamers, their first foray into survival horror would have been filtered through the lens of S.T.A.R.S officer, Jill Valentine first took the stage in 1996’s “Resident Evil” on the PlayStation, where she proved her worth as a calm, loyal counterterrorism officer, fighting off zombies in the doomed Raccoon City. Players instantly fell in love with the vulnerable but quick-witted “master of unlocking” — and not just because she had a larger inventory and bigger guns than her male counterpart.
Chell — Portal Series (PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
Usually, a protagonist needs a voice and a character arc to be compelling, but Chell sidesteps these requirements. Chell never says a word, but communicates a lot about herself through her actions and a few small environmental details; in fact, you won’t even see her unless you position her in between two nearby portals. Chell is resolute. On her own and armed with nothing but a gun that shoots space-bending portals, Chell stands against not one, but two sociopathic AIs while working her way through twisted, mind-bending test chambers.
Female Shepard — Mass Effect (PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
The Mass Effect series allows you to choose your gender, playing as a male or female Commander Shepherd. Developers at BioWare gave equal attention to both characters during the series’ creation, giving both versions of the Commander their own voice actors, making her successful in capturing as one of our top female protagonist in video games.
Elizabeth — Bioshock Infinite (PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
Elizabeth is the very definition of a femme fatale: smart, strong, and not afraid to look great while doing it. Seeing Elizabeth transform from a wide-eyed, wonder-struck, innocent girl to a hardened woman with a drive to protect and help those she loves and cares about is one of the greatest character transformations in recent gaming memory. With the ability to pull much-needed items in from other dimensions that could change the structure of a combat area, many players probably would have preferred to play as the character herself.
Aveline de Grandpré — Assassin’s Creed: Liberation — (PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PS Vita)
Assassin’s Creed has incorporated nuanced female characters with a lot of agency since its very first installment, but it wasn’t until “Assassin’s Creed: Liberation” on the PlayStation Vita in 2012 that one took center stage. Aveline de Grandpré is the child of a wealthy French merchant and a freed African slave who becomes an Assassin to fight injustice in colonial America.
Clementine — The Walking Dead (PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC)
Little things DO come in small packages. Clementine is not just a good, but a perfect example for that. Telltale games created such a character as great as Clementine, it’s actually quite amazing that the developers crafted her to be more than just a ploy to get players emotionally invested in the story. Though this could have been easily backfired when they decided to make Clem the playable character of The Walking Dead’s season two, but Telltale managed to balance this perfectly, focusing on fleshing her out as a character.
These are some amazing badass girl games to play.