Big list of Games

An unfiltered list of games featuring a leading lady, because such a list should exist. Games that feature optional female protagonists are in the second list, and games with female options for multiplayer are in a sad little list at the bottom. This isn’t complete, I’ll keep adding to it when I discover more games that fit the criteria.

Female Protagonists

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  • Abyss Odyssey
  • Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden
  • Alien: Isolation
  • Akane the Kunoichi
  • Amazing Princess Sarah
  • American Mcgee’s Alice & Alice Madness Returns
  • Aquaria
  • AR-K
  • Assassin’s Creed: Liberation
  • A Vampyre Story
  • Baraduke
  • Bayonetta
  • Beyond Good & Evil
  • Beyond: Two Souls
  • Bientôt l’été
  • Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode 2
  • Blade Kitten
  • Blackbar
  • Blood
  • Blood of the Werewolf
  • Bloodrayne 1 & 2
  • Broken Age
  • Broken Sword Series
  • Bunny Must Die!
  • Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle
  • Celestian Tales: Old North
  • Chantelise - A Tale of Two Sisters
  • Cherry Tree High Comedy Club
  • Child of Light
  • Cinders
  • Claire
  • Cloudbuilt
  • Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller
  • Contrast
  • Daylight
  • Device 6
  • Dollhouse: Room 1313
  • Dysfunctional Systems: Learning to Manage Chaos
  • Edna & Harvey
  • Eldritch
  • Fairy Bloom Freesia
  • Fatale
  • Finding Teddy
  • Flora’s Fruit Farm
  • Fortune Summoners
  • Freedom Planet
  • Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams
  • Gone Home
  • Gundemonium
  • Hat in Time
  • Heavenly Sword
  • Heileen
  • Heroine’s Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok
  • Hidden Dawn
  • Hotel
  • Hydrophobia: Prophecy
  • Incredipede
  • Ittle Dew
  • Journal
  • King’s Bounty: Armored Princess
  • Labyrinthine Dreams
  • Layton Bros Mystery Room
  • Legend of Fae
  • Lightning Returns
  • Lili: Child of Geos
  • Lilly Looking Through
  • LogiGun
  • Long Live the Queen
  • Loren the Amazon Princess
  • Lume
  • Melody’s Escape
  • Memoria
  • Metroid
  • Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes
  • Mirror’s Edge
  • Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae
  • Monument Valley
  • Ms Pacman
  • MUNIN
  • MURI
  • Nancy Drew Series
  • No one live forever 1 & 2
  • Our Darker Purpose
  • Phantasmagoria
  • Paradise
  • Perfect Dark
  • Portal, Portal 2
  • Rabi Lady Series
  • Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale
  • Remember Me
  • Resident Evil
  • République
  • Sakura Spirit
  • Science Girls!
  • Secret Files Series
  • Shantae: Risky’s Revenge
  • Skullgirls
  • Skyborn
  • Space Channel 5
  • Spirited Heart
  • Still Life, Still Life 2
  • Suguri
  • Sunset
  • Super Princess Peach
  • Sweet Lilly Dreams
  • Sword & Swocery
  • Syberia 1 & 2
  • Timespinner
  • The Cat Lady
  • The Graveyard
  • The Longest Journey, Dreamfall
  • The Longing Ribbon
  • The Path
  • The Powerpuff Girls: Defenders of Townsville
  • The Walking Dead Season 2
  • Tomb Raider Series
  • To the Moon
  • Transistor
  • TRAUMA
  • Twin Sector
  • Ultionus: A Tale of Petty Revenge
  • Vanguard Princess
  • Velvet Assassin
  • Violett
  • Winter Voices
  • X Blades

Games with Optional Female Protagonists
Meaning that there is the option to play a male protagonist as well.

  • Alone in the Dark (1992), Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare
  • Baldur’s Gate
  • Borderlands
  • Dawn of War Soul Storm
  • Diablo Series
  • Divinity Original Sin
  • Dragonage Series
  • Dungeons of Dredmor
  • Elder Scrolls Series
  • Fable
  • Harvest Moon
  • Jade Empire
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
  • Kings Quest 7
  • Mass Effect Series
  • Neverwinter Night
  • Pokemon
  • Shadowrun Returns
  • Saints Row
  • Silent Hill 3
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic I & II
  • Starbound
  • Supermario bros 2
  • Trine
  • Torchlight 1, Torchlight 2
  • Vlad the Impaler
  • World of Warcraft and many other MMORPGs…

Games with Playable Female Characters

  • Bit.Trip.Runner 2
  • Costume Quest
  • Don’t Starve
  • Golden Axe
  • Katamari
  • Mario Kart
  • Penny Arcade’s On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness
  • Risk of Rain
  • Rogue Legacy
  • Streets of Rage
  • Super Smash Bros
  • The Last of Us

Multiplayer/Co-op with Female Playable Characters

  • Mass Effect 3
  • Left for Dead
  • Borderlands
  • Rayman Legends

More at: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/9.382502-List-games-with-female-protagonists 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Video_games_featuring_female_protagonists

Zelda starring Zelda: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/03/18/legend-of-zelda-hacked_n_2902625.html

Gog list I created http://www.gog.com/mix/leading_ladies

Steam Greenlight Collection http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=290298037