For as long as there have been video games there have been hot female characters. Though, as graphics technology has improved these hotties have been brought to life in a way that has made us question what is real. We appreciate a good looking gaming character, and in this feature you'll find 25 of the hottest female video game characters ever designed. Note that these are in alphabetical order. Series: King of Fighters. Random Fact: Angel was created based on the primary art designer's "personal preferences".
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Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. This year in gaming has had seen one of the most ridiculous trends in game development in recent memory: the conceit that there is a reason for nude or near-nude female characters in a game outside of the obvious one involving giving straight male players a boner. Studios that really, really should have known better keep trotting out pretentious narrative reasons in order to explain away any criticism about portrayals or sexual objectification of women in the media.
As characters, women remain " underrepresented " in video games, a study confirmed, but they're not to be underestimated. Our picks for gaming's 30 best female characters drew from a pool of memorable, compelling, iconic figures. Sidekicks were considered worthy of inclusion, but solo stars were better. Damsels in distress were likewise in the mix Complex calls this Final Fantasy X character a "capable summoner" who was deserving of her sequel, Final Fantasy X-2, and worthy of a spot on the pop-culture magazine's rundown of the 50 greatest video-game heroines. Though Peach is a long-running character, to say the least, she's on this list because of her latter-day iteration in Super Mario Odyssey -- the game where she finally shows Bowser, her tormentor, and Mario, her rescuer, that she can stand, or sail away, that is, on her own two feet.
E ven the Soviets used it. Before the USSR collapsed, statues were erected in numerous Russian cities depicting a strong, proud and virtually nude woman triumphantly grasping a paddle. It's not exactly Caligula, but it can't be denied: she makes Lady Liberty look like a total prude. Sex has been used in marketing long before marketing officially existed, and videogames are not exempt. Granted, it's intended as satire, but the cover alone undoubtedly helped shift a few copies. Well, maybe. The stereotype of the male videogame player as being puerile, sexually immature and socially awkward has persisted relatively unchallenged for some time. Take Tomb Raider: the game's success in was never seen as much of a surprise: after all, players got to spend 20 or so hours staring at a pert, leather-clad, female bottom.