seeking non-violent PS3 games with female protagonists
April 25, 2013 9:17 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for games available for the PlayStation 3 with (fully clothed, not overtly sexualized) female protagonists, or protagonists of unspecified gender. Ideally, the games would also be non-violent or minimally violent, and they would rely largely on puzzle-solving rather than time-sensitive and reflex-dependent jump-and-shoot strategies.
posted by Elsa to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (20 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
The Portal series is the perfect example of what I'm looking for:
1) the player character is female but her gender is unrelated to her performance;
2) the game allows the player time to sort out puzzles and strategies;
3) the "shooting" is non-violent*.
What are some other well-crafted games that meet this criteria?
Second-best: can you recommend games (available for the PS3) that meet two of these three criteria?
*In this narrow case, "non-violent" means no sustained shooting at, striking, or otherwise hurting characters, including human villains, zombies/vampires, or animals. For example, the Batman games, where the player is required to strike adversaries, would not meet these criteria. A brief game-ending bout is fine. Sustained destruction of objects or property is not actively desirable, but is acceptable.