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CronoCloud Creeggan

Good list. AC3 on the Vita has a female protagonist.

I might also add:

Dragon Age series/Mass Effect series, though they're Bioware RPG's: Create your own FemWarden/FemShep! Leliana is also adorable, loves shooooes and shopping and was once "Princess Stabbity"

ICO/Shadow of the Colossus, for obvious reasons, they're available as HD remasters for the PS3.

How could you forget "Flower".

Oblivion/Skyrim/Fallout 3/Fallout: New Vegas... Create your own FemHero, FemDovahkiin, FemLoneWanderer, FemCourier. Lots of armor options. Nothing is more awesome than shooting up a Deathclaw in a pre-war dress with a BB gun just to prove how awesome you are. Or hacking up daedra in one of the pimped out gowns you get in Shivering Isles

FreeRealms: Cartoony friendly MMO with lots of gameplay options: kart racing, action-rpg style combat, cooking style mini-games, match 3 mini-games, tower defense, checkers, chess. The Merry Vale and Princess quest lines are Nightmare Fuel though...the villains in FreeRealms are NASTY and fully capable of serious evil underneath all the happy fun world gloss.

Playstation Home: Shop for your avatar and play a ton of games built into home.

Minecraft! In creative mode you can build anything. In standard mode you can pass the hours away just hacking through cobble and building a mighty fortress defense against Creepers. Also if you install the High on Sugar texture pack it becomes as twee cutesy overload girly pink as one might ever want.

Second Life: Shop for your Avatar and play the "Dressing ones avatar more nicely than those around you" game. It's also filled with other women. Be a Princess, Be a Panda, Be a Fashionista and become the equivalent of a fashion magazine writer/photographer.


Kim Anubis

I recognized your Mary before I read any of the article -- great job.

But as for women's mags ... the way they handle (or don't handle) gaming is far less toxic than much of the other content, which focuses on how to pretend to be what men allegedly want, and really on what cosmetic companies, diet product companies, etc. want to sell to you. An article about what shade of lipstick defines you, or what diet is going to fix your love life, is a lot more destructive than anything about gaming -- the gaming articles just reflect the same old-fashioned man-catcher mentality as much of the other copy in the publication. Expecting otherwise would be like expecting a high fashion mag to run an article about how recently marketing companies invented the need for deodorant.

DMom2K Darwin

Add Guild Wars 2 into the mix. Female characters available in 5 races with lots of opportunity be be a kick ass femme...

Flo3

I strongly agree with the Fallout 3/ Fallout New Vegas suggestion. Your female character can be any type from the shameless seductress (Black Widow perk!) to the virgin amazon; the quests have emotional content and almost every quest-challenge in the game offers you a moral choice. Combat is an important factor, but you can be a stealthy type just like an Assassin's Creed. Fascinating! /a female gamer/

Isadora Fiddlesticks

Iris, there's a great company called Her Interactive that makes Nancy Drew games. I'm not sure if you're familiar with her, but she's a teenage detective character who solves mysteries and the games are always exciting and rife with danger and puzzles. Once in a while she teams up with the Hardy Boys, teen detectives and once in a while you get to switch and play them too. It's a favorite series of mine, since I grew up reading Nancy Drew.

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