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The 50-Greatest Female Characters in the History of Video Games

The immortal Lara Croft, the current poster girl of gaming.

The immortal Lara Croft, the current poster girl of gaming.

Metroid's heroine Samus Aran, without her cybernetic Power Suit.

Metroid’s heroine Samus Aran, without her cybernetic Power Suit.

The iconic Zelda, gaming's most well-known damsel in distress.

The iconic Zelda, gaming’s most well-known damsel in distress.

Princess Peach, formerly Princess Toadstool, who is one of the most famous characters in Nintendo's history.

Princess Peach, formerly Princess Toadstool, who is one of the most famous characters in Nintendo’s history.

Princess Daphne of Dragon's Lair, the first fully developed female video game character.

Princess Daphne of Dragon’s Lair, the first fully developed female video game character.

Alyx Vance, Gordon Freeman's companion and love interest in Half-Life 2 and Half-Life 2 Episodes.

Alyx Vance, Gordon Freeman’s companion and love interest in Half-Life 2 and Half-Life 2 Episodes.

Whether she has brown hair, auburn hair or red hair, Joanna Dark is perfect.

Whether she has brown hair, auburn hair or red hair, Joanna Dark is perfect.

The half-vampire half-human warrior Rayne of the BloodRayne series.

The half-vampire half-human warrior Rayne of the BloodRayne series.

Meryl Silverburgh, the young rookie agent of Metal Gear Solid.

Meryl Silverburgh, the young rookie agent of Metal Gear Solid.

EVA, the double agent heartbreaker of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

EVA, the double agent heartbreaker of Metal Gear Solid 3 : Snake Eater.

The Boss, who plays a pivotal role in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

The Boss, who plays a pivotal role in Metal Gear Solid 3 : Snake Eater.

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