10 Of The Sexiest Female Video Game Characters
As the video game industry has grown over the past two decades, there has been a marked improvement in the number of female characters that have appeared in blockbuster titles. Gaming, though, is still largely a male dominated experience and this has led to developers using the women in their games not just to fulfill important roles but also to create sex appeal for the audience. Just like the movie industry makes use of hot actresses to try to entice men to watch, publishers are increasingly looking to develop sexy female characters that will grab the attention of potential players. This has led to the creation of a large amount of attractive female video game characters.
Ivy has basically become the mascot for the Soulcalibur series thanks to her huge popularity. While her skimpy outfits provide little protection in a fight, they do show off her body in ever more imaginative ways. Besides, she is such as a good fighter that she probably doesn’t need all that armor slowing her down.
BioWare has never been afraid of allowing players to engage in sexual fantasies within their expansive role-playing games. While Mass Effect created plenty of controversy for its sex scenes, it was Dragon Age that got the sexiest character in the form of the scantily clad witch Morrigan. Dark and enigmatic, the Witch of the Wilds also had a sense of humor that made her all the more attractive.
Many people still don’t realize that the hero from Metroid Prime is not any burly space marine in a suit but actually a woman called Samus Aran. The reveal was made right at the end of the first game, shocking players who had no idea about the identity of the protagonist. Having appeared in a number of critically acclaimed games and as one of Nintendo’s major mascots, Samus is easily one of the hottest video game characters ever made thanks to both her looks and ability to fight off alien hordes.
From her first appearance in Halo: Combat Evolved in 2001, Cortana has gone on to become more realistic and curvy in each subsequent title. As an artificial intelligence, she has no need of clothes though she isn’t really nude either as she has no sex organs, but she has gone on to become something of a romantic figure to the main character Master Chief.
One of the main characters in the Resident Evil franchise, Jill Valentine is a highly skilled soldier with excellent combat skills. Her toned figure still shines through despite the fact that she is often covered in combat gear to help protect against zombie attack, making her a popular choice for cosplay.
One of the principle characters in the Borderlands series, Mad Moxxi has appeared in every single game. Fond of showing off her cleavage, tattoos and long legs, Moxxi also has a passion for the double entendre. Not only does she run her own bar and slaughter rings but she is also fond of giving out quests, such as reclaiming candid photographs of her from previous boyfriends.
The star of Lollipop Chainsaw, Juliet Starling is a cheerleader who uses her honed fighting skills to combat a zombie invasion with a giant chainsaw. While she might appear to be slightly over the top, her appearance and character fit perfectly into the game world and she became a quick fan favorite for cosplay.
The game Bayonetta was clearly designed around the idea of having a main character that was oozing in sex appeal, which makes the fact that the sequel was exclusive to Nintendo’s Wii U all the more bizarre. Unlike the traditional depiction of witches as old hags, Bayonetta wears high heels and a tight suit that is woven naturally from her hair.
When Rare was creating another first-person shooter after the wildly successful GoldenEye 007, they decided to make the main character female and created Joanna Dark. Essentially a female version of James Bond, she has appeared on the cover of magazines and posters all over the world wearing her trademark sleek suit that highlight her body perfectly.
Lara Croft is perhaps the archetypal sexy video game character ever since her first appearance in Tomb Raider almost two decades ago, with rumors of cheats in the games that would show her nude fooled many a gullible teenager. Although she started with comically large breasts, she has become more sophisticated as the years have passed and the latest version of the hero in the reboot of the series was the most realistic looking yet.