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none white, female leads in video games

Post by ThePurplePantywaist » 29 Feb 2016, 12:48

Video game heroes are mostly white and male. That has been changing to a degree recently, thanks to among others the advent of indie gaming.
Still female main characters are rare in comparison.

In this topic I'd like to collect games which have a none white, female lead.
We exclude all games where you can choose or create your main character or where there is no main character (eg. Street Fighter, Mario Kart, Civilization).

Top of the head I can think only of 2:

Mirrors Edge - an AAA First Person Parcour game (read my review here) and probably its announced sequel.

Urban Chaos - a 3rd person shooter. You play mostly as a black police woman. The game is really old, I do not remember much of it.

I think there is some japanese horror/survival series with an japanese woman as main character at least in a few games - was it Fatal Frame?


If we stick with only AAA games, we might be even able to compile a complete list. The games should be at least not too obscure.

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Re: none white, female leads in video games

Post by ThePurplePantywaist » 21 May 2016, 20:02

Jade from Beyond Good and Evil.
Is our list of non white, female leads in AAA video games now complete?

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Re: none white, female leads in video games

Post by ThePurplePantywaist » 26 May 2016, 20:47

Ok, I say Shantae, who has starred in 3 games so far, all titled after her, is another none-white, female video game lead, although she is not AAA material (yet).
There cannot be many missing now. Or are we finished already?

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