Gotta love female game characters, the Guardian has put together a list of 30 of the most 'interesting female characters'.
I'm ashamed to say I've only played a fraction of the games, but its always a joy to discover a game which lets you play as a girl (as a female myself) or has a particularly great female character e.g. says more than 1 line.
A Few of my faves;
These aren’t necessarily the “best” or the most famous female video game characters; they’re the women who have intrigued us, perhaps because they’re great heroes, but maybe because they’re twisted and complicated. Whatever, they all more than just a warrior with a laser gun and the odd smart arse remark.