Top 30 Action Games for Girls | 30 Best Female Protagonists

Action Games are not made only for boys; girls also have their own share of action games they can play. After all, why should boys have all the fun? So for all the ladies reading Noobs2pro here are the Top 10 action Games you need to play. All these games have female lead characters and have their own unique story I am sure you will enjoy playing:

So let’s get started:

1) Shadow the Tomb Raider: Lara Croft

The Tomb Raider series is obviously the leader when it comes to action games for girls. You play the role of the female protagonist Lara Croft as she uncovers the mysteries of the hidden tombs. This game will take you on an adventure with Lara croft as she saves the world from trinity. Lara croft is one of the best female character designs made in any game. The game has an amazing story and superb graphics. If you love hunting or role-play games as well as solving problems then this game should definitely be your choice.

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Lara Croft

You can also play Tomb Raider, Rise of Tomb Raider which are the previous installments of the series.

2) Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: Kassandra

Another game that is popular among girls is Assassin’s Creed series. Assassin’s Creed is one of the few games that lets you play both as a male or female character. This game is one of the most well-developed games made by Ubisoft. If you love roleplay stealth and solving mysteries and well as getting rough and tough in wars then this Game is a must-play for you. Many players strongly prefer Kassandra since she suits the story so well. Even her character design and the voice acting is done so well that people couldn’t help but become fans of the franchise.

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You can also play Assassin Creed Syndicate and Assassin Creed Origins with a female Protoganist as well.

3) Horizon Zero Dawn: Aloy

This is one of the best games ever made with a female protagonist. The game has a good story and narrative, that follow typical RPG mechanics. The lead character’s name is Aloy, a hunter in a world overrun by machines. The game is exclusive to PS4. It is one of the most popular single-player games on PS4. The graphics look beautiful thanks to the Decima engine.

Aloy female lead protagonist

Horizon Zero Dawn is a great example of what a AAA game should be like. This clever, strong, and tenacious woman is an inspiration for the modern female gaming protagonists.

4)Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice: Senua

Hellblade’s protagonist Senua is one of the greatest female protagonists we’ve ever seen in a game. The game has amazing graphics and gameplay. It also gets infinitely more frightening and intimidating as the story progresses. Senua is a young woman trying to save the soul of her dead lover from the goddess Hela.

Hellsblade Senua sacrifice action game for girls

With amazing boss fights and interactive puzzles, this game is sure to entice every girl. Senua must battle her way into Helheim and save her love.

5) Resident Evil 3: Jill Valentine

Resident Evil 3 is the newest launch of the resident evil franchise. It is the remake of the old Resident Evil 3 game and has made fans go wild. You play the role of Jill Valentine as she escapes from the horrors of Raccoon City. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise since the remastered games look so real that you can’t tell the difference between the game and the real world. You have to survive being chased by Nemesis.

Jill Valentine Resident evil female lead character
Jill Valentine

An amazing game that is a must-play for Resident Evil Fans. You can also consider playing Resident Evil 1 and Resident Evil 2 remakes featuring Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield as the two protagonists.

6)The Last Of Us 2: Ellie

In the Last of us 2, you get to play with Ellie as the main protagonist of the story. The gameplay and graphics are amazing. You can experience the horror of the real world and how people can do anything to survive. A truly amazing tale that deserves quite a lot of praise.

Ellie Female lead character from last of us 2

You can play the Last of us part 1. The main protagonist of Last of Us part 1 is Joel since the game follows his story. However, you do get to play the DLC mode where you can play entirely as Ellie in the Left Behind DLC.

7) Mirror’s Edge Catalyst: Faith Connors

Faith Connors is the main female protagonist of the Mirror’s Edge series. In Mirror Edge Catalyst you will have to perform the role of the “Runner”. Your job is to transports necessary items to groups trying to hide from the controlling government system and help free the world.

Faith Connors
Faith Connors

She is one of the most well-made female characters. She is known for her incredible abilities and complex storylines in the games which make Mirrors edge a must-play for the ladies.

8) Dishonored: Death of the Outsider: Bille Lurk

Dishonored Death of an Outsider is an Amazing Game where you can play as Billie Lurk. The story follows you the former assassin Billie Lurk as she reunites with her mentor Daud and comes up with a plan to kill the mysterious entity known as The Outsider. Your job is to assassinate the Outsider and save your people.

Bille Lurk
Bille Lurk

The game is unique and for the first time Dishonoured went with a female lead. A great and novel approach appreciated by many. Make sure to have fun carrying out assassinations ladies.

9) Control: Jesse Faden

Control is an action-adventure game with the lead female protagonist Jesse Faden (voiced by Courtney Hope). The story of the game revolves around the Federal Bureau of Control (FBC), a secret U.S. government agency tasked with containing and studying phenomena that violate the laws of reality. As, the Bureau’s new Director, your job is to explore the Oldest House – the FBC’s paranormal headquarters – and utilize its powerful abilities to defeat HISS.

Jesse Faden Female lead character in Control
Jesse Faden

If you love paranormal games this is definitely something you ladies will enjoy. It is one of the best games for girls.

10) Alien Isolation: Amanda

Ellen Ripley is undoubtedly one of the most beloved and headstrong women shown in movies. Alien: Isolation the continuation of the story where you as the players inhabit the body of Ripley’s daughter Amanda and follow her footsteps in saving the world. If you have seen the original movie then you will notice that Amanda finds herself in a similar situation, though arguably far more dangerous, as she traverses the mostly-abandoned Sevastopol space station.

Alien isolation female lead character amanda

Amanda has to use her wits to outsmart her pursuers, one of which is the deadly hunter xenomorph, as she hides, crafts weapons, and learns how to take advantage of her environment in order to survive. If you love action then this is the game for you.

11)Bright Memory: Sheila

Bright Memory is a first-person shooter with the lead female character names Sheila. It’s a hack and slash game with great graphics and plenty of action. You work for the Science Research Organization and your goal is to try and prevent a military organization from reawakening the dead. It recently got an RTX refresh making it even more amazing.

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I recommend these games to those girls who love action games since it’s so well suited for combat lovers.

12) Uncharted Lost Legacy: Chloe Frazer

This is the only part of the Uncharted series that does not have Nathan Drake the main protagonist of the series. Instead, you control treasure hunter Chloe Frazer, who seeks the Tusk of Ganesh in the Western Ghats mountain ranges of India in the midst of a civil war plaguing the region. Now with the help of ex-mercenary Nadine Ross and Nathan’s brother Samuel Drake you have uncovered the mysteries of the Uncharted Legacy.

Chloe Frazer from uncharted lost legacy action games for girls
Chloe Frazer

Like other Uncharted games, Lost Legacy is played from the third-person perspective. You have guns, melee combats, and puzzle solving which is sure to entice.

13) Final Fantasy 13: Lightning

Final Fantasy 13 is one of the most creative parts of the Final Fantasy series. It is one of the oldest games in the history of gaming. You play the role of the former soldier Lightning and begin your fight against the government in order to save your sister who has been branded as an unwilling servant to a god-like being from Pulse.

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Lightning is soon joined by a band of allies, whose main goal is to rally against the Sanctum together and find the truth about the Pulse.

14) Life is Strange: Max Caulfield

Life Is Strange is an episodic graphic adventure game where you play the role of Max Caulfield, an 18-year-old photography student. You have one of the strongest female lead character skills: The ability to turn back time. The plot focuses on how she discovers her ability to rewind time at any moment, leading her every choice to enact the butterfly effect.

Max Caulfield female lead in last of us
Max Caulfield

The game has a unique storyline and has puzzles and quests to ensure you are always on edge.

15) Telltale: The Walking Dead | Clementine

You get to play the story of Clementine from the second season of the walking dead. She doesn’t become the lead character until the second season, but Clementine is often considered one of the best female lead character of the game. It is an amazing tale for zombie lovers.


Even after Telltale closed down, Robert Kirkman decided to get a group together to finish the game for fans who wanted to see the end for Clementine’s arc.

16)Resident Evil 6: Sherry Berkin

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Sherry Berkin

Sherry Berkin is a side character that you can play. Cherry is an American federal agent attached to the Division of Security Operations. She is one of the most badass and headstrong women characters in any of the games. If you were looking for a game with zombies and an amazing storyline then this game is for you. She has managed to get rank 16 on our list of top 30 action games for a reason.

17) Mass effect 3: Lady Sheperd

In a way, Lady Shepard is the ultimate example of female leaders. The story adjusts itself based on whether you use a male or a female character. It’s one of the few games that have equality in all respects regardless of gender. You can always custom make your female shepherd and all the choices and decision are your own with regards to the story of the game.

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Lady Sheperd

Its time to take the future in your own hands with Mass effect 3.

18) Half-Life 2 Alyx: Alyx Vance

Half-Life: Alyx is a popular VR based game following the popular Half-Life series. The game follows Alyx Vance’s journey as you control Alyx, humanity’s only chance at survival. Your job is to help the resistance take down the Combine once and for all.

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Alyx Vance

The game’s story is set in between the first Half-Life and the second. In the game, you as Alyx will need to team up with your father, Dr. Eli Vance, and many other allies from the half-life games. 

19) Bayonetta: Cereza

Bayonetta: Cereza
Bayonetta: Cereza

Bayonetta is a hack and Slash Game where you as the main lead character Bayonetta (Real name Cereza). You are an Umbra Witch who is considered the black sheep of the Umbra Witches clan due to your Umbran and Lumen descent, which breaks both respective clans’ sacred tenents. An amazing game for those who love magic and slash games. The game gives an anime-type feel but is truly fun to play and can be said to be one of the most amazing games with a female lead character.

20) Silent hill 3: Heather Mason

Silent Hill is probably one of the oldest and most beloved survival horror franchise known for its horror scenes. Silent Hill 3 is a direct sequel to the first game, although it is the third overall. You get to play the role of Heather Mason who gets separated in shopping mall end ends up in a place where the world is something much dark and sinister then she could have ever imagined.

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Heather Mason

You will get to experience amazing horror scenes that will frighten you but this is definitely one of the rather interesting games you need to play. Also, you get to play as one of the most fearless female lead game characters ever.

Must Read: Top 20 Horror Games in 2020

21) Dragon Age Inquisition: Vivienne

Vivienne lead female character

Vivienne is one of the strongest playable mage characters in Dragon age inquisition. The main game itself lets you play and customize your character as per need. Vivienne is one of those game characters that has broken the typical stereotype and shown the strength of women in the world. She also represents the strength of women and thus deserves to be on the list in spite of being a side character.

22) Assassin Creed Syndicate: Evelyn Frye

Evelyn Frye female lead character
Evelyn Frye

Assassin Syndicate is one of the few games that lets you play with both a male and a female lead. The game was very well received and is based on the Industrial Revolution from England. The game has amazing graphics and gameplay. Evelyn Frye is actually the most preferred character to play with thanks to her overpowered stealth skills that everyone loves.

23) Assassin Creed Liberation: Aveline de Grandpré

Aveline de Grandpré
Aveline de Grandpré

One of the most inspiring ladies in the world of gaming is Aveline de Grandpré the main character in Assassin Creed Liberation. She notices the issue of discrimination and is resolved to act against this injustice by protecting and freeing slaves. She meets the Assassin Agaté, who is impressed by her dedication and pursuit of justice. He then teaches her the skills of an assassin and makes her an official member of the brotherhood of assassins.

Its one of the rather underrated games and thus is not quite well known. But the gameplay is fun. Graphics are on the low side since its quite an old game. But it does manage to rank up all the way to rank 20 on our list of top 10 action games for girls with female protagonists and characters.

24)Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Aerith Gainsborough

Aerith Gainsborough is one of the Final Fantasy’s most loved characters. In the recent Final Fantasy 7 remake, we got to play as her character and experience the game through her view. Aerith is the last of the Cetra, an ancient race with powerful magical abilities. She is an amazingly skilled mage. She meets Cloud Strife in Midgar, and the two become close, leading her to join on his quest to fight against Shinra and hunt down the enemy Sephiroth. Aerith is upbeat, carefree, and joyful, being flirtatious towards Cloud and also compassionate towards others.

25) Remember me: Nilin

Nilin badass female lead character

Nilin from Remember Me is one of the most inspiring lead female character and a freedom fighter chosen to bring down an evil corporation called Memorize. Your memories are stolen by Memorize, the corporation that created the memory-altering technology known as Sensen. Now you must recover your stolen memories and expose the crimes committed by Memorize and bring them down. The character has received a lot of praise and was well received.

26) Evolve: Maggie


Maggie is the main lead protagonist from the game Evolve. She is one of the many characters you can choose. But she is one of the strongest hunter characters in the game. She comes with a powerful trapper with a 400-pound trap-jaw companion Daisy. You can get the rare opportunity to experience hunting monsters and fighting with your beast companion daisy. It has amazing graphics and is a must-play for gamers.

27) Aya Brea

Aya Brea is the main female lead protagonist and heroine of the Parasite Eve video game series, including Parasite EveParasite Eve II. Aya is a strong-willed American police officer who becomes involved in apocalyptic scenarios, fighting mutant biological monstrosities and horrific creatures. She herself has mutated powers and thus has plenty of skills that are useful for hunting monsters. She has to fight against these mutations with her arsenal of weapons in order to prevent human and animal extinction.

She has superhuman abilities such as the power to telepathically kill with focused thought, set people on fire, fast healing, possible immortality, etc. which make her invincible.

28)Dead Island Riptide: Purna

Purna female lead character for action games

Dead Island has Purna, a former cop and firearms expert that can mow down hordes of zombies. Her weapon and skill expertise has made her the leader. You’re now working as a bodyguard to the rich and wealthy. With the world going crazy with zombies in the dead island you can use your expert weapon and fighting skills to survive and lead the other survivors.

29) Resident Evil 5: Sheva Alomar

Resident Evil 5 is one of the oldest games to feature women’s lead characters. It was one of the pioneer games with an amazing storyline where you can play with both a male and a female character. You get to play as Sheva Alomar. Sheva is a well-trained soldier with amazing skills in close combat as well as guns. Sheva was trained by her uncle and is now an expert at hunting hordes of zombies.

30) Battlefield 5: Female Soldiers

Battlefield 5 received a lot of criticism for including female soldiers in the game. But for those girls who love FPS and gunplay action. The battlefield 5 is now your favorite destination for games with female soldiers. There are no name details given for the female soldier but the game is truly a sight to behold.

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Battlefield V Female Soldier

The story is full of war and guns. If you love shooter games with a lot of action. Ladies, this game is meant only for you. It is definitely a must-try on the list of action games for girls.


That’s all Ladies. These were the top 30 action games for girls to play. Make sure to share it with your gamer girls and have fun gaming sessions. If you know any more awesome action games for girls do let us know in the comment section below. I hope this list helped you. Happy Gaming

See you in-game.

1 Comment

  • I love this game

    Phyllis Inta
    Posted May 17, 2021

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