With Valentine's Day fast approaching, what better way to celebrate love and affection for women the world over than to compose a list of the ten sexiest female characters in video games! Whether they are kicking enemy butt or simply just there for the eye candy, I believe these are the most ravishing leading ladies that games have to offer. Gents (and ladies), enjoy.
In today's society, vampires are trendy. Unfortunately, as the world gets saturated with vamps who are less scary and more sparkly, the appeal goes away for some of us who remember that being a vampire used to be kind of bad-ass. Wouldn't it be nice if there were someone to set everyone straight? Someone female, and perhaps dressed impractically? Oh yeah, how about Rayne? Not only is this vampire-slayer extremely effective at her craft, but she manages to make it look super hot! Impressive…most impressive.
(Resident Evil Series)
The Resident Evil series is known for its great gameplay and a little bit of gore here and there (I think there are some zombies too), but it has also managed to pack in some hotties as the series has progressed. Although there will probably be some contention here (Ada Wong, anyone?), I have to give the nod to Jill. She has that girl-next-door appeal, and how about the tube top with the skirt? Strangely, this apparel choice translated well onto the big screen. What a great outfit to hunt zombies in…right?
This is another choice that will probably draw some ire from fans of the series who would vote for either Ivy or perhaps Taki, but in my opinion Sophitia takes home the gold for sexiest SoulCalibur babe. Along with many of the ladies on the list, she also has practical attire for battling to the death. You remember that super-sexy sheet-thing that is supposed to be a dress? Apparently it just so happens to be great for deflecting incoming blows to the body if the sword/shield combo fails.
(Half Life 2)
Gordon Freeman's better half in the sequel to Half Life is not only sexy, but honestly one of the most well-done female characters in gaming to date. All joking and male chauvinism aside, her mannerisms lend well to the mood of the game, and if you didn't feel some connection to the character by the game's end, you have no soul and a black void where your heart should be. Vance is funny, smart, and…oh yeah, pretty hot, too!
(Dead or Alive Series)
I don't even know if I have to explain this one. I mean, they made a couple of volleyball games with the female characters of the series that definitely didn't focus on a solid theme or great story (although the gameplay was actually pretty deep…or so I have been told), but rather the other…assets that the series is known for.