Former gymnast Alison Carroll, 23, is presented as the new face of computer game character Lara Croft fromthe Tomb Raider game 'Underworld' (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Have you ever been playing a video game and thought “damn, this character is hot”? Well, you’re not alone. That’s why we’ve assembled the top 10 hottest video game characters. According to gamers. And with the Southwest Florida temperatures into the upper 90s, maybe it’s a good idea to stay inside and play video games.

Di you know that some games even have ways to make the characters hotter. Games like Fallout 4 have mods to make some of the NPCs more attractive and even the aptly named “busty” mod which makes the female characters um – curvy.

According to a new survey of video game players, 44% admit to having a crush on a video game character and 52% have been sexually attracted to one! As for the hottest characters in the game? We asked gamers to rank characters on a 1 to 5 attractive scale. Here’s what we found:

  • Tifa Lockhart of Final Fantasy ranks the hottest with an average score of 4.20 and is the top video game crush.
  • Yennefer of Vengerberg (The Witcher), Lara Croft (Tomb Raider), Jill Valentine (Resident Evil), Princess Zelda (The Legened of Zelda) round out the top 5.

Fans of The Last of Us and The Witcher made their favorites known. The only two male characters to crack the top ten were from those games (Geralt of Rivia, The Witcher and Joel Miller, The Last of Us).

The  Hottest Video Game Characters

Gameplay spoilers below. Just a warning.

  • 1. Tifa Lockhart - Final Fantasy

    Tifa manages Seventh Heaven, a bar located in the Sector 7 slums. Tifa is the childhood friend and love interest of Final Fantasy VII protagonist, Cloud Strife.


  • 2. Yennefer of Vengerberg - The Witcher

    Yennefer is transformed into a beauty thanks to magic. She uses this beauty as a weapon to ingratiate herself among the ruling class.

  • 3. Lara Croft - Tomb Raider

    Lara Croft is an English archaeologist, treasure hunter and tomb raider.

  • 4. Jill Valentine - Resident Evil

    Jill Valentine is one of two playable characters within Resident Evil and a member of S.T.A.R.S.

  • 5. Princess Zelda - The Legend Of Zelda

    Princess Zelda is a kind and benevolent ruler with a wisdom beyond her years and a deep love towards the people she watches over.

  • 6. Chun-Li - Street Fighter

    Quite the controversy when a Street Fighter 6 tournament streamed using the nude Chun-Li mod.

  • 7. Aloy - Horizon Zero Down

    She was raised as an outcast and trains as a warrior in order to win a ritual competition to discover her mother’s identity. The Burning Shores DLC for Forbidden West confirms Aloy is LGBTQ.

  • 8. Kitana - Mortal Kombat

    Even though Kitana is over 10,000 years old, she looks as if she is in her early twenties.

  • 9. Geralt of Rivia - The Witcher

    A second entry in the top 10 from this game. He is a magically enhanced monster-hunter who possesses supernatural abilities due to his mutations.

  • 10. Joel Miller - The Last of Us

    For those of us that have played the game, don’t spoil season 2 of the show by talking about, well, you know.

  • Good to see Joel make the list

    The full list of 50 is here. Yes, Cloud Strife made the list.

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