Video games are well-known for depicting unrealistic versions of both male and female bodies. Often times, and perhaps more often with female characters, the body types used are so exaggerated that some become laughably unrealistic.

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In an effort to switch things up,, an organization dedicated to raising awareness about eating  and body image disorders, decided to see what female video game characters would look like if they were actually depicted in a realistic fashion.

Video games have grown increasingly realistic over time. New, immersive gaming styles are now somewhat true to life and even cinematic; the environments are richer and more detailed, and PC and console graphics processors are becoming more capable of handling the high-definition imagery.

Some gaming studios boast their hyper-realistic lighting techniques, touting natural cloud movements as the latest features of their games. And with that kind of attention to detail, it makes us wonder, why can’t they accurately portray the female body?

So with Photoshop at the ready, the folks at set out to adjust, ever so slightly, some of the more iconic female video game characters of our time. The results are certainly eye-opening.

With Lara Croft depicted up above, let’s start with Jade from Mortal Kombat.

Next up, we have the infamous bikini girl from Grand Theft Auto 5.

Make sure to hit the source link below for even more ever so slightly tweaked video game characters. Incidentally, the site a while back did something similar with respect to comic book superheroes, both make and female, as well.

A life long Mac user and Apple enthusiast, Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large for over 6 years. His writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and most recently, TUAW. When not writing about and analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions, the most recent examples being The Walking Dead and Broad City.