You can throw whatever kind of equal-opportunity, female-exploitation and progressive-thinking you like at the issue, but you can’t change the fact: Most female video game protagonists are made to be ogled by the still predominantly male gaming market. With the advances in technology, the ever-increasing artistic acceptance of videogames, and the fact that acting in videogames is becoming a much more serious affair, these digital vixens are only going to become more and more believable.

So leave it to the manliest website around, Manolith, to compile a list of the Top 25 Hottest Female Videogame Protagonists. Some of their choices are obvious, others come as quite a surprise (Princess Peach, I ask you?), and you might be surprised to find that your favourite babe isn’t even on the list – but their reasons make for an intriguing read anyway. Check it out here.

I would put Heather Mason (Silent Hill 3) on the list. The SH girls are always more realistic. Heather is moody, quick-tempered, her real hair colour is growing out and she doesn't have the best complexion, but she's more likeable for it. Legally she's only 17, but techincally she's actually 30-something (being resurrected a couple of times will do that to you).

I would put Heather Mason (Silent Hill 3) on the list. The SH girls are always more realistic. Heather is moody, quick-tempered, her real hair colour is growing out and she doesn't have the best complexion, but she's more likeable for it. Legally she's only 17, but techincally she's actually 30-something (being resurrected a couple of times will do that to you).