Games with Strong Female Characters

Tired of always saving the princess? Be the princess who saves a whole kingdom, explore mysterious worlds, solve mysteries, or fight bad guys with the best of 'em in these great games. 

Browse Games with Strong Female Characters

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Sweet game teaches Pinkalicious fans how to platform-puzzle.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
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Girl-focused Lego game filled with fun, safe activities.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
Great girl-power messages, lots of variety and fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
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Fascinating adventure only held back by some hard puzzles.
Platforms: Mac
(2014)
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Point-&-click tale has deep story, some frustrating puzzles.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Original, accessible, fun RPG stars lots of strong females.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure Game Poster Image
Well-tuned adventure has charming characters and fun combat.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
Great parkour action with strong heroine, mild violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
Mission US: Flight to Freedom Game Poster Image
Riveting sim where your choices decide fate of teen slave.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
Great story, challenging puzzles anchor sleuth's adventure.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
Fantastic mystery set in Scotland has terrorist theme.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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Inventive and enjoyable spatial puzzler with mild violence.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
Underwater tale with heart, depth slightly sunk by controls.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Fun happy-"ghost"-lucky game helps kids deal with emotions.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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Fun, cheeky adventure heavy on puzzles, mid-'90s atmosphere.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Witty story with memorable characters and good message.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
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Puzzle adventure with compelling themes, good conundrums.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
Half the Sky Movement: The Game Game Poster Image
Empowering sim explores women's issues and activism.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
Top-down actioner has some blood and a strong female lead.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2010)
The Blackwell Epiphany Game Poster Image
Thought-provoking final chapter of ghostly retro adventure.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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A refreshingly different take on first-person action.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2008)
Horror adventure with strong heroine but lackluster puzzles.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2015)
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Terrific narrative game tackles tough teen identity issues.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)