Humble Bundle is having an awesome sale focused on games with female protagonists. We have gathered up a few recommendations so that you can go play some brilliant games with female leads!
Her Story – 40% off at $3.59
Her Story is a story-driven crime fiction game where you must use a police database full of live-action footage to figure out what has taken place and if this person is innocent of a murder. You need to search various terms and see what you can pull up in an attempt to piece together this women’s story.
“Her Story tells its tale with no particular order, but through the game’s writing, quirky interface, and acting, it draws the player into a web of mystery that’s hard to leave. There is an unending appeal in tugging at the threads, chasing down clues through clips of video in hopes that you’ll be able to draw some sort of conclusion about the events in the game. Also, what novel could maintain reader interest by having them jump around the pages at random? Barlow has not only written an excellent storyline, but has also crafted it so that it captures the imagination no matter which angle you approach it from. It is a triumph in storytelling, unlike anything I have read or played before.”
Crypt of the Necrodancer – 80% off at $2.99
Crypt of the Necrodance is a hardcore roguelike rhythm game where you must follow the music to take on enemies. As you make your way through dungeons, you need to move to the beat in order to defeat the creatures in your path. If you have the right rhythm, you might even last in this world.
“I love Crypt of the Necrodancer. It has all the hallmarks of a traditional roguelike (predictable enemies with set weaknesses, equipment you can rely on, and the like) with just the addition of rhythm to keep you on your toes. Unless you’re playing the Bard for traditional roguelike 100% turn-based play, enemies move on the beat and you can move once per beat. You can stop moving any time you want, but the enemies won’t stop and you lose your gold bonus, to boot. It really keeps you on your toes.”
VA-11 HALL-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action – 33% off at $10.04
VA-11 HALL-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action is a story-driven game that sees you playing a bartender in a post-dystopian cyberpunk world, mixing drinks and hearing the stories of those who come to your bar. You are able to explore the story of various characters – some human, some more machine – as well as live your own day to day life.
“The game features some truly amazing writing that feels authentic and manages to treat its well-rounded characters as more than means to a narrative end. It’s no gripping egde-of-your-seat stuff, but that little dingy bar somewhere in Glitch City feels so much more like an actual (if super-weird) place than most other videogame locations. Oh, and have I mentioned the soundtrack? Lovely stuff, really, just like everything else about VA-11 Hall-A.”
Gone Home – 60% off at $5.99
Gone Home is a narrative-focused exploration game where you need to figure out what has happened to your family and the house you used to live in. You are able to go through everything around you, searching in drawers, picking up items, and investigating rooms to find out what happened here.
“The Fullbright Company’s Gone Home, steeped in memories of another time, has inarguably become one of 2013’s most talked-about titles. The game, focused on exploration and environment-led narrative, explores the story of an American family’s trials, and centers on the adolescence of its youngest daughter, Sam, as she finds her first love with another girl.”
Virginia – 90% off at $0.99
Virginia is a first-person thriller that puts you in the shoes of FBI agent Anne Tarver. You are investigating a disappearance in a small town, but as things grow steadily stranger, you will need to uncover the truth of what happened in the case of a missing boy. And all without anyone saying a word.
“Burroughs and the team at Variable State spent years working on this narrative, finding ways to tell a story without words in such a way that the player would derive meaning from its cuts, from its chosen scenes, and from the ways the player would bond with the characters in ways only a game could do. While budget constraints may have coaxed them in this direction, the developers used those limitations as inspiration, drawing from Chung’s work and building upon it to create their own twisted, complex tale of murder, mystery, and small town secrets.”
Epistory – Typing Chronicles – 67% off at $4.94
Epistory – Typing Chronicles is an adventure typing game that puts you in the place of a writer who lacks inspiration and has asked her muse to help her write a book. This beautiful game slowly unfolds in front of you, taking you on an epic adventure made through origami.
“In addition to the combat and typing, there are also some puzzles to solve, and they serve well enough to keep the typing-based interaction from getting too repetitive. They’re never too difficult, but they do allow the game to explore its mechanics in different ways, and for something so focused on a particular mechanic, that’s a welcome addition.”
Fran Bow – 70% off at $4.49
Fran Bow is a wonderful, slightly-creepy point and click adventure game that takes you through the unique life of Fran Bow, a young girl struggling with a mental disorder. You must make your way back to your aunt’s house, finding your cat along the way, instead of staying put in an oppressive mental institution for children.
“Fran Bow makes you love its main character even as you hate her for dragging you to these gruesome places. It tells a story of a charming little girl caught up in a terrible life, all through some solid point-and-click puzzles that make sense in its strange setting. It makes you want to help her through all this, and leaves you questioning if you understood anything at all as the game ends. Gut-wrenching and heartwarming in equal measure, it’s a jarring experience in witnessing true horror when you’re truly innocent.”