You literally cannot have a list such as this without Lara Croft being in it and near the top. Lara might just be the first name that comes to your mind when you think of female gaming protagonists. Your parents will know who Lara Croft is – that’s a measure of how famous this woman is. First appearing in 1996’s Tomb Raider, Lara has been involved in around 15 gaming titles and 3 movies and is just an absolute killer in everything she does. Lara Croft is considered the queen of female lead characters, holding six Guinness World Records, an almighty fan base (girls wanted to be her and boys wanted to be with her), and is the first female game character to be considered as a sex symbol. Her legend is undeniable, and it might be an obvious choice for the top spot, but could there really be anyone else apart from Lara Croft?