Whether it’s to sell cars, beer, comics or movies, featuring a beautiful woman will obviously bring your product to the attention of any red-blooded man. But, video games have every other medium put to shame when it comes to vivacious females.
We’re not exactly sure why video-game designers do this to us. Maybe it’s because they’re lonely. Or, they’ve watched Weird Science one too many times and have realized that this will be the closest that they’ll ever get to creating their ideal woman. Whatever the reason may be, there’s a ton of hot video game characters out there.
It was a difficult task, but we’ve narrowed the list down to ten. And while many of you will argue with the following list, there’s no denying that you’re still going to gawk at the 10 Sexiest Video Game Characters of All Time.
10. Rayne (BloodRayne series)
While vampires may be currently “in,” BloodRayne gave the world what vampires should really be all about. Bad-ass creatures of the night. In 2002, the series unveiled its leading lady, Rayne, who not only dresses impractically in black leather, but also takes out global threats like Nazis. Her looks and skills are so spectacular that UGO.com described her as the “epitome of a video game hottie.”
9. Lili (Tekken series)
Lili, full name Emilie de Rochefort, was introduced in 2005’s Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection. While the Tekken series has a number of lovely ladies, Lili is by far our favorite. She’s a cute, blonde bombshell that blends street fighting with gymnastics. It doesn’t get any better than that.
8. Jill Valentine (Resident Evil series)
Resident Evil is another series that has a lot of hotties, but Jill Valentine is the original zombie-killing hottie. The character made her debut in the original game in 1996 and has since become one of the most popular video game characters in history. Probably because no one else can make killing the undead look so sexy.
7. The D.O.A. Girls (Dead or Alive series)
The Dead or Alive series may be known as a fast-paced fighting video game, but it’s mainly remembered for its busty female characters. There are so many beauties in this series that Tecmo released a spin-off game in 2003, Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball, which was basically just the D.O.A. girls bouncing around in ridiculously small bikinis.
6. Sophitia Alexandra (Soulcalibur series)
This Greek hottie made her debut in 1996’s Soul Edge. The warrior has since become one of the Soul series’ most memorable babes, especially after appearing in a swimsuit in Soul Blade.
5. Kitana (Mortal Kombat series)
Mortal Kombat is a series that needs no introduction, and neither should Princess Kitana. She’s not only one of the most recognizable characters from Mortal Kombat, she’s also one of the coolest, and definitely sexiest, since the game debuted in 1992.
4. Morrigan Aensland (Darkstalkers series)
Morrigan Aensland is so smoking that we can totally overlook the fact that she’s a succubus with wings on her back and head. After being introduced in Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors in 1994, the character has easily become one of the most popular Darkstalkers character, as well as one of Capcom’s flagship characters. I wonder why?
3. Tifa Lockhart (Final Fantasy series)
You know that you’ve got an excellent character when she’s been compared to Lara Croft as an example of a strong, independent and attractive female video game character. Tifa made her debut in 1997’s Final Fantasy VII and has captured our hearts because of her martial arts skills, and her tight outfits as well.
2. Chun Li (Street Fighter series)
After being introduced in Street Fighter II in 1991, Chun Li has earned the right to be called the “first lady of fighting games”. She’s not a damsel in distress, but a woman who can hold her own. And, she looks fine doing it. After all these years, Chun Li remains one of the most classic video game beauties.
1. Lara Croft (Tomb Raider series)
When you think of a hot female video game character, Lara Croft should immediately come to mind. She was introduced in 1996’s Tomb Raider and has become one of the most popular sex symbols ever. She has a huge fan following, which would explain why the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot sold one million copies in forty-eight hours of its release, and was portrayed by Angelina Jolie in the film adaptation. Lara Croft, hands down, belongs at the top of this list.
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