There’s always a bunch of great video games hitting the market on a regular basis. However, if you’re after some games with the female lead then we’ll help you out. We’ll highlight some games that we love and happen to have female protagonists as well. Of course, these games are not ranked in any particular order, and there are certainly plenty of other games out there for you to choose from. With that said, we’d love to hear some of your suggestions, too. Without more ads, check out our list of game recommendations below.
Alien Isolation – female lead
Alien Isolation came out in 2014 and offered fans a bit of a continuation of the Aliens franchise from the first film but before the sequel was released. In Alien Isolation, the player takes on the role of Amanda Ripley, who learns that a flight recorder to Nostromo has been discovered. Hoping to find out what happened to her mother Ellen after being missing for fifteen years, Amanda travels with a crew to recover the flight recorder.
Of course, the journey has many problems that make players have to rush into the battle for their lives. The player will have to travel through a poisoned alien ship where the goal is to sneak around to complete all the objectives while tracking a tool that helps locate the hostile creature. When faced with this creature, the player will have to run and hide in the hope that the aliens do not detect them.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is an action-adventure game set in Norse mythology. This is a hack and slash style game where the player takes the role of Senua (female lead), a young warrior trying to revive her deceased lover. Despite suffering from a mental disorder, Senua has a difficult journey ahead with countless hostile enemies to fight and puzzles to solve.
Fans love the game and the character Senua, who is forced to face her past and the difficulties she faces along the way. The Ninja Theory developers have been picked up by Microsoft, but they’re not done with this IP yet.
We know that a sequel is in development with Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II but we don’t have a lot of information about it yet. With that said, it will be released exclusively for Microsoft so you can expect this game on PC and Xbox Series X/S platforms.
Life is Strange
Life is Strange is an episodic journey developed by Dontnod Entertainment and it was a breakout success for the developers. They gained some ground with this game, and it helped spark an adventure series for Square Enix.
In the game, players will take on the role of Maxine Caulfield, who is in her final year of high school. After gaining the ability to delve into Blackwell Academy from her childhood hometown of Arcadia Bay, Max is able to reconnect with a former close friend of hers, Chloe Price.
However, a lot has changed for Chloe since Max left years ago. Likewise, Max discovers a super power to rewind time. With this gift, Max joins Chloe on a journey to uncover a mystery that has enveloped the town for several years now, the disappearance of a teenage girl. It is an emotional and mature journey that will keep players going through different stages until they reach the end.
Control – female lead
Control is a relatively new game currently from Remedy Entertainment, the creators behind Max Payne and Alan Wake. In Control, players will take on the role of a female lead, Jesse Faden, who becomes the head of the Federal Bureau of Control, an agency tasked with keeping the world from dealing with supernatural entities.
However, a powerful new entity managed to break through with the building as its last line of defense to let it unleash on the world. Jesse is forced to take on the supernatural entity himself with a variety of tools and even a few unique powers.
The game is a bit slow as you explore the plot of the movie as you progress and find out exactly what Jesse is up to. If you like the video game Metroidvania with its third-person shooter mechanics, here’s another game you can spend a weekend trying out.