So I decided to create a list of story based games that feature female protagonists. I tried to steer away from female characters that many feel are “sexualized” or are a lightning rod for controversy. I made this to sort of show people that the gaming landscape isn’t as bereft of heroines as many seem to believe.
However we should continue to strive for more diversity in games, not just in gender but also in race/ethnicity, settings, lifestyles, philosophy, and ideas. Video games have nearly limitless potential for art, expression, and immersion. Curtailing them to only a fraction of their potential I feel is a terrible thing.
For simplicity’s sake this list of course does not include fighting games, online multiplayer games, direct licensed games, arcade games, games where you create your own character (Mass Effect, Dark Souls) and the COUNTLESS games where females play integral parts and games that don’t even feature humanoid characters.
Games I forgot to add which I may in the future if I update the image:
Mana Khemia 2
Lost Kingdoms 1 and 2
Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones
Muramasa: The Demon Blade
Tales of Xillia
Harvest Moon series