Seven Favorite Female Game Characters (Who Aren’t Samus)

The post below should speak for itself, and I hope you have as much fun reading it as I did writing it. But, if I may so shamelessly plug, my list here actually has a secret part two, which will be posted on United We Game this Thursday. In the meantime, click below and be sure to check out all the other great content we’ve got going on there!


In case you’ve failed to look at a calendar during the past two weeks, it’s March, and that means it’s Women’s History Month. Though I’d like to think that we should simply celebrate humanity year-round, this provides some excuse to examine more closely the many contributions women have made to our collective history…of video games! Though depictions of women in some games are not without issue, great female characters have made (and continue to make) their marks in games past and present. Topping my list of favorite female characters is Samus Aran, the now-ubiquitous bounty hunter from the Metroid series. But I’ve not much more praise to foist upon her than has already been foisted. So here’s my list of seven notable females (from games I’ve played) that have held their own among the immense cast of video games characters.

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