A Visual History Of Attractive Video Game Characters: The ’10s

A Visual History Of Attractive Video Game Characters: The ’10s

The past few years produced a huge amount of great games and a surprisingly decent amount of them have well-developed characters that are hard to forget. And, of course, some of them look really attractive.

We’re going to wrap up our series on the hottest, most attractive video game characters with the 10s, starting with 2010. We’re not too far into this current decade, but we are approaching the end of a console generation. These games and their characters mark that nearing end.

You can catch up on the visual histories of the ’80s, ’90s and the 2000s to draw conclusions on how video game character representations changed through the decades.

Bayonetta in Bayonetta (2010)

Sarah Kerrigan, Nova and Jim Raynor in StarCraft II (2010)

Vanille and Serah in Final Fantasy XIII (2010)

John Marston in Red Dead Redemption (2010)

Trip in Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (2010)

Akiyama, Saejima, Kazuma and Tanimura in Yakuza 4 (2011)

Catherine in Catherine (2011)

Enoch in El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (2011)

Neptune / Purple Heart in Hyperdimension Neptunia (2011)

Lily Satou in Katawa Shoujo (2012)

Olga in Asura’s Wrath (2012)

Juliet Starling in Lollipop Chainsaw (2012)

Geralt in The Witcher 2: Assassin’s of Kings (2012)

Vaas Montenegro in Far Cry 3 (2012)

Leah in Diablo 3 (2012)

Cortana in Halo 4 (2012)

Mad Moxxi in Borderlands 2 (2012)

Dead or Alive 5 characters (2012)

Parasoul in Skullgirls (2012)

Samuel Rodrigues in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (2013)

Lara Croft in Tomb Raider (2013)

We still have a couple of months left from the year and it wouldn’t be fair to forget all the upcoming titles featuring beautiful characters.

Nilin in Remember Me (2013)

Jodie Holmes in Beyond: Two Souls (2013)

Mondo Zappa in Killer is Dead (2013)

Link in Nintendo’s Wii U Tech Demo

The Sorceress Character In The Square Enix Agni’s Philosophy Tech Demo

Is something missing from here, or do you have a favourite hot character from the past few years? Better go ahead and tell us in the comments!

Sources: Rockstar, Atlus, NIS, Katawa Shoujo Wiki, The Witcher, Ubisoft, Skullgirls, Metal Gear Wiki, Heavy Rain, Tomb Raider, Sony, Square Enix


  • How can you have Serah and Vanille but not Lightning?! I do not even…

  • Why list Moxxi as being in Borderlands 2 & then illustrate her using a screen from Borderlands 1?

  • Is it just me or did Harley Quinn from Batman: Arkham City & -Asylum deserve a mention here…

    Oops sorry, -Asylum was 2009

  • Unlike the other articles I find this selection unfairly skewed towards games from the early part of the decade…

  • I hate to say it, but i really strongly disagree with Bayonetta.
    Bayonetta COULD have been a stunning character – the facial features alone are pretty amazing if we’re talking about plain-old-looks.
    But the complete screwing of her proportions has made her one of the most unlikable character models for me in recent memory. They have taken a great head and stuck it on an oversized and poorly portioned body.
    Case and point when you look at the chosen shot in this article – the head looks as though it was just lazily ‘shopped on to a random body. It’s just not right at all.

  • What about Madison Paige from Heavy Rain and if you have Geralt you also need to have Triss Merigold…

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