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Any FPS(First Person Shooter) game in which a girl as main character?

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March 11, 2012 1:15:30 PM

Hello friends

I may be crazy asking this but is there any FPS game in which s girl as main character? I mean like Battlefield series or COD series, all series have boys,. Please don't take me the wrong way, it is just i am bored of playing FPS as boys as character.


Regards!!
March 11, 2012 1:32:23 PM

I don't believe any of the modern shooters set in the realistic mode offer female characters, but the reasons are pretty obvious. The vast majority of the playerbase is male, leading to it potentially being a waste of coding time vs. profit (hard to believe if you crunched the numbers, but for the sake of argument). Secondly, shooting women is just kind of seen as generally distasteful. If you think about it, there are very few games where you actually kill females. You could delve into the male psyche and come up with some interesting ways to expound that concept further, but you get the drift.

Of modern games that involve shooting at all (albeit not first person exactly), Mass Effect series is a cover shooter that does offer you the option of playing as a female version of the protagonist.

Edit: I believe in Syndicate co-op mode you can play as a female.
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March 11, 2012 1:40:30 PM

Fallout 3
Fallout: New Vegas
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March 11, 2012 1:53:10 PM

Thanks for your answer @casualcolors i appreciate it, you are completely right but women can do anything that men can do. There could be an option in in gaming where we could select whether we want to play as man or female,, by this whosoever want to play as male or female could play however wants.
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March 11, 2012 2:17:17 PM

krahul44 said:
Thanks for your answer @casualcolors i appreciate it, you are completely right but women can do anything that men can do.


Be that as it may, it still doesn't change the fact that men dislike seeing women get shot up on a deep psychological level. That is why you probably won't see women avatars in realistic multiplayer titles like COD or Battlefield anytime soon. The negative press and a likely revisiting of the same kind of "violent video game" legal proposals that you might remember from the mid-90's is reason enough not to go there for most any publisher.
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March 11, 2012 3:24:56 PM

The most recent game that I can remember is Mirrors Edge though shooting is not the main focus of the game. The only pure shooter I can remember was The Operative 1 and 2. Really nice games but very old. =)
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March 11, 2012 3:46:22 PM

waspzz said:
The most recent game that I can remember is Mirrors Edge though shooting is not the main focus of the game. The only pure shooter I can remember was The Operative 1 and 2. Really nice games but very old. =)


Mirror's Edge is a pretty cool game but like you said, not really a shooting game. Cool main character though.
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March 11, 2012 5:21:47 PM

Yeah, i have played Mirror's edge, but the story was a bit boring, i got bored in the second chapter.
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March 11, 2012 5:42:38 PM

I believe its mostly an issue of economics. If a publisher thinks that a male lead character is going to sell more games, then that is what they're going to code. Including a female character (such as in MassEffect) requires not only new modeling and voice acting for the entire game, but also a rewrite and re-code of much of the story. That means a big investment.

I agree with casualcolors about the psychological issues, but ONLY in multi-player games that are geared towards imitating reality (such as BF3). You shoot a woman in FarCry2, and I'll admit, I REALLY didn't want to.

Killing female characters is actually pretty common in RPG's, but in this "fantasy" setting, people don't seem to react the same way as if, say, a female soldier in an online FPS were to get gunned down. I'm not saying the reaction is right or wrong, only that it most certainly exists. FPS makers are already under a bit of fire and I don't think any of them wants to be the first to add more fan to the flame by inserting female soldiers.


I think in a single-player context, however, that having a female is really great - - and I'm actually surprised not to see more of it.

Metroid - one of the longest running, most popular games in history has a female lead. Mirror's Edge is one of my all-time favorite games, and the female lead for that story is spot-on perfect.

I would really like to see some more female leads in a serious FPS series.
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March 11, 2012 5:59:50 PM

do u know the game,

Oni ?

its from the anime / manga series Ghost in the shell

Trivia:

Ghost in the shell was comercialized in the older version of the now new game Syndicate called Syndicate wars , a poster of the protagonist was shown on billboards in that game.

Wamdue project - King of my castle video clip featured ghost in the shell

Oni is 3d person view but pretty cool non the less

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March 11, 2012 6:54:33 PM

cm0scm0s said:
do u know the game,

Oni ?

its from the anime / manga series Ghost in the shell

Trivia:

Ghost in the shell was comercialized in the older version of the now new game Syndicate called Syndicate wars , a poster of the protagonist was shown on billboards in that game.

Wamdue project - King of my castle video clip featured ghost in the shell

Oni is 3d person view but pretty cool non the less


I was also about to mention Oni. But its third person. Though its really a good game. It has melee and shooting, think of it as a futuristic ninja.

If old games count, I really suggest playing The Operative: No One Lives Forever and The Operative 2: A Spy in HARMS way.

Its pure fps with espionage theme ala James Bond with a 70s Retro Theme. The protagonist is a Spy name Kate Archer.. :D 
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March 11, 2012 7:19:55 PM

Velvet Assassin is a third person stealth game where shooting is the last resort to other forms of murder, but it has a female protagonist as well. I suppose it's worth a mention.
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March 11, 2012 7:35:46 PM

krahul44 said:
Hello friends

I may be crazy asking this but is there any FPS game in which s girl as main character? I mean like Battlefield series or COD series, all series have boys,. Please don't take me the wrong way, it is just i am bored of playing FPS as boys as character.


Regards!!


for an fps, what difference does it make, you can't see yourself, your only job is to shoot people. How would being a female character make it more interesting, how could it possibly effect gameplay in an fps. Especially given the concept of equality. For RPG's I can see there being different dialogue options, different character attributes, weight limits, costs,
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March 11, 2012 8:09:39 PM

waspzz said:
I was also about to mention Oni. But its third person. Though its really a good game. It has melee and shooting, think of it as a futuristic ninja.

If old games count, I really suggest playing The Operative: No One Lives Forever and The Operative 2: A Spy in HARMS way.

Its pure fps with espionage theme ala James Bond with a 70s Retro Theme. The protagonist is a Spy name Kate Archer.. :D 


yeah oni rocks :p 
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March 12, 2012 5:27:48 AM

I believe it has more to do with reality than psychology. If they offered female characters, I bet 50% of men would play female characters, just like they do in MMO's. Guys like to see women, but if they did that in war games, it wouldn't look realistic.
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March 12, 2012 1:10:42 PM

Portal 1 has a female protagonist I believe
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March 13, 2012 6:45:39 AM

L4D has female character, it was a FPS game
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March 18, 2013 7:30:49 PM

Haha this thread is ridiculous..
krahul44 said:
But women can do anything that men can do


Exactly what 13thmonkey said.
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March 23, 2013 12:02:33 PM

Criteria: First Person Perspective, Long range combat, Female protaganist, Single Player campaign, PC:
Here you go:
Dreamkiller
Clive Barker's Jericho
Call of Juarez: The Cartel
Fallout 3/New Vegas
Dark Salvation
Borderlands/2
Mirror's Edge
Metroid Prime Series
Rainbow Six: Vegas 2
No One Lives Forever/2
Left 4 Dead/2
Portal/2
Dead Island

Others:
The Elderscrolls Series/Morrowind/Oblivion/Skyrim
Mount and blade/Warband
Twin Sector
(The above are not shooting games)

There are a lot more third person games, Multiplayer only or Non-PC FPS games that have female protaganists.
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March 24, 2013 8:35:50 PM

You can be a girl in Blacklight: Retribution.
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May 11, 2013 2:23:33 AM

combat arms, micro volt's, Renaissance Heroes, abp reloaded, Absolute Force Online, MATonline, Project Blackout, BlackShot

these are all free toplay titles that have females characters their for pc theirs a bigger list for xbox 360 but all htese have female characters and have fps aspects i say combat arms is your best bet out of all of them
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May 11, 2013 2:23:33 AM

combat arms, micro volt's, Renaissance Heroes, abp reloaded, Absolute Force Online, MATonline, Project Blackout, BlackShot

these are all free toplay titles that have females characters their for pc theirs a bigger list for xbox 360 but all htese have female characters and have fps aspects i say combat arms is your best bet out of all of them
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May 11, 2013 2:23:33 AM

combat arms, micro volt's, Renaissance Heroes, abp reloaded, Absolute Force Online, MATonline, Project Blackout, BlackShot

these are all free toplay titles that have females characters their for pc theirs a bigger list for xbox 360 but all htese have female characters and have fps aspects i say combat arms is your best bet out of all of them
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July 7, 2013 3:41:55 PM

Here's a really fun game you can try out with some character creation for both men and women, Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6 Vegas 2. You can customize all your armor and weapons like the originals but you have the option to pick gender. The game is fun, it's more of a FPS than the original games which had more of a RTS kind of a feeling to setting up assault paths.
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August 18, 2013 2:26:44 PM

I remember a somewhat older FPS game in which you played as a female character (dressed in red, I believe). I remember it because it was BAD; so bad I had to stop playing it. The voice acting for the enemies was terrible. They spoke in really bad middle eastern accents, saying things such as "Oh, I see you." "Oh, that will hurt in the morning." "Oh, I will find you." I am not joking. I wish I could remember the name of it as it definitely warrants a mention in the WORST FPS GAMES category. The graphics were very bad (even for its time) and it played almost like it was something slapped together overnight. Luckily, it was only a free demo game I got on CNET.

EDIT: "No One Lives Forever" is the name. I remembered it when I saw the cover on a gaming site.
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November 19, 2013 4:39:20 AM

HI, It's not really a "Shooter", but I'm a man and DRAKAN is just about my favorite game of all time.
1999, Rynn is one hot chick, gets many different weapons that "shoot" but also swords, battle hammers, etc. Big worlds, rides a Dragon sometimes.
There is an XP patch, don't know if it runs on 7 and 8 though.

cheers
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