Gaming has always been a great way to escape reality and dive into new worlds. Just like reading a book or watching a movie, we very often end up falling in love with the characters too.

The recent study that claims sales of video games increased by 35% in lockdown comes as no surprise.

OnBuy created a survey asking 3,508 gaming lovers to pick their favourite female characters in video games.

Top 10 Female characters in video games

No.1 Ciri (Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon) – The Witcher
Geralt of Rivia would be proud to see his daughter winning yet another battle. Ciri was voted the best female character in video games, by 72% of gamers! It’s quite hard not to love her, a great storyline combined with her personal charm make for a winner. Let’s just hope she will make a cameo in Cyberpunk 2022!

No.2 Lara Croft – Tomb Rider
Lara Croft is one of the most iconic characters of all time, there is no mystery there! In fact, gamers have voted her the second-best female character in video games (66% votes). And if the games are not enough, there are also plenty of films to choose from!

top 10 favourite female characters in video gamesNo. 3 Princess Zelda – The Legend of Zelda
Third on the list we find none other than Princess Zelda. While a princess in distress, Zelda has warmed the hearts of 63% of voters since the beginning of the series in 1986.

No. 4 Ellie – The Last of Us
Living in a pandemic can be pretty traumatizing, however the experience made Ellie “mature beyond her years” as the developers describe her. Ellie gained the appreciations of 57% of voters who named her their favourite character.

No. 5 Princess Peach – Super Mario Bros.
Mario and Bowser are not the only ones obsessed with Princess Peach, in fact 53% of our voters named her as their favourite female character in video games!

No. 6 Clementine – The Walking Dead
Living in a zombie-filled world can be pretty overwhelming, especially for an 8-year-old. However, her perseverance and intelligence not only keep her alive, but make her one of the best characters of all time, according to 49% of voters.

No. 7 Elizabeth – Bioshock Infinite
Bioshock lovers will be happy to find out Elizabeth was voted as the best female character by 48% of voters!

No. 8 Cortana – Halo
Who wouldn’t want an AI friend to help them though difficult situations? 45% of our voters do for sure, naming Cortana their favourite female video game character!

No. 9 Alyx Vance – Half-Life
The release of Half-Life Alyx made many people beyond excited as they got to experience their favourite character in virtual reality. In fact, Alyx is ninth on the list, with 41% of gamers naming her their favourite character.

No. 10 Tifa Lockhart – Final Fantasy
If you are a Final Fantasy fan, then you are probably a fan of Tifa too. In fact, Cloud’s childhood friend is 10th on our list of the best female characters in video games!

We hope you enjoyed this look at the Top 10 Female characters in video games! Any missing? Let us know in the comments.

>> Survey and data conducted by OnBuy

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