20 Greatest Female Video Game Characters Of All Time
9. Jill Valentine (Resident Evil)
For most older gamers, their first foray into survival horror would have been filtered through the lens of S.T.A.R.S officer, Jill Valentine. Co-star of the very first Resident Evil game, players instantly fell in love with the vulnerable but quick-witted "master of unlocking" - and not just because she had a larger inventory and bigger guns than her male counterpart. But that was 1996, and Jill's reputation has only grown since from game to game, to the point where it was a genuine shock to see her turn up in the fifth entry under the control of that sunglasses-wearing-in-the-dark douche Albert Wesker. While some players would have probably preferred to see another Resi character here instead (Claire Redfield, perhaps) Jill no doubt holds a special place in the hearts of many gamers simply because she was the first person they ever associated with the terror of those early games in the franchise.