Video game characters come in all shapes and sizes and from all walks of life. They reflect the most realistic facets of our world and the most fanciful characteristics of our imagination. This inverse relationship is what I love about video games. They can combine realism with fantasy, with the ability to switch back and forth with the blink of an eye. The heightened freedom of creativity flows into every aspect of design and development. Sometimes in places that leave us scratching our heads. Here are some of the most nonsensical, ridiculous, and down right uncomfortable outfits in the gaming world…female edition.
Shahdee (Prince of Persia: Warrior Within)
Cammy (Street Fighter)
Felicia (Marvel Vs. Capcom)
If she can swing around a whip-sword effectively with that outfit more power to her. From personal experience, high heels, sharp objects, and too few clothes are a recipe for disaster or possibly a…FATALITY.
Nariko (Heavenly Sword)
How she manages to fight with hair down to her feet is beyond me. Add white, see-through cloth and a nifty belt and she’s ready to hit the town. Don’t worry that her underwear is showing, it’s all part of the plan.
Sheva (Resident Evil 5)
Kitana (Mortal Kombat)
Tyrus (Golden Axe)
An overstated, purposeful lack of clothing seems like a common theme for female video game characters. Why don’t we see Master Chief running around in a banana hammock or Solid Snake sporting a bowtie and man-thong? At least Kratos wears a loin cloth, but the overtly sexualized nature of women in video games is just too much.