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These are some of our favorite female role models in gaming. That is, women we want to emulate–women we wouldn’t mind our teens (girls and boys) looking up to. Many of these games are rated T for Teen or M for Mature, so make sure to check out our library entries on them before deciding if the game is right for your teenager.


I would like to note here that there are a lot of great female characters who aren’t on this list. We’d love to hear your feedback on who you think we missed!

Note: Top 10 male role models coming soon!

Here are the games we’ve reviewed in our library. The rest will be added shortly:

Mass Effect 


The Last of Us 


Tomb Raider

Dragon Age 2

This article was written by

Keezy is a gamer, illustrator, and designer. Her background is in teaching and tutoring kids from ages 9 to 19, and she's led workshops for young women in STEM. She is also holds a certificate in teaching English. Her first memory of gaming is when her dad taught her to play the first Warcraft when she was five. You can find her at Key of Zee and on Twitter @KeezyBees.