List of video games with LGBT characters

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The following is a list of video games with gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender characters, including any others falling under the LGBT umbrella term.

History[edit]

During the 1980s, characters that can be argued as identifying as LGBT were rarely shown in a realistic or non-stereotypical context and were often the objects of ridicule or jokes.[1]

In the 1990s, games (often Japanese ones) continued to use stereotypical LGBT characters which did not reflect the diversity in LGBT communities. However, more efforts were found to make more diverse and less one-dimensional characters.[2]

List of works[edit]

Video game series[edit]

These are video game series where two or more games have LGBT characters.

Series Year Title Character(s) Classification Notes Genre Developer Country
Artificial Academy 2011 Artificial Academy Academy students Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual In these adult games, students in the academy are created from scratch and may have different sexual orientations. They can date and have sex with other students according to their orientations. Visible hentai scenes are available only for straight and lesbian couples, and a black screen appears in place of gay sex scenes. Dating sim, eroge Illusion Japan
2014 Artificial Academy 2
Assassin's Creed 2007 Assassin's Creed Abu'l Nuquod Gay Abu'l Nuquod, one of the assassination targets in this historically based game, is strongly implied to be gay. He believes that the people hate him because he is "different", is shown caressing the cheek of one of his male guards during his angry tirade and claims that he cannot serve the cause of a God who calls him an abomination. Action-adventure, stealth Ubisoft Montreal Canada
2010 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Leonardo Da Vinci and Salaì Gay The protagonist's lifelong friend Leonardo Da Vinci is implied to be homosexual, based on similar historical evidence. On one occasion, he assures Ezio Auditore da Firenze that "Women provide little distraction" from constructing upgrades for him and pats him on the back, to which Ezio replies "Wait, I don't get it.". In the downloadable content The Da Vinci Disappearance, Ezio appears to know of Leonardo's historically romantic relationship with his pupil Salaì, stating that "You do not need to lie to me. Salaì fits you. I approve.".
2014 Assassin's Creed Rogue Harlan Cunningham and Arend Schut Gay The game has voice files about two Assassins: Harlan Cunningham, an ex wrestler, and his disciple Arend Schut, a mixed martial arts champion. After Harlan joined the Brotherhood, he found Arend, who was having trouble with his career after coming out. They bonded about the homophobia they faced in their original fields, and became lovers. Ubisoft Sofia Bulgaria
2015 Assassin's Creed Syndicate Jacob Frye Bisexual The lead writer of this game indicated that the team explicitly avoided giving Jacob Frye, one of the game's two protagonists, a female love interest during the main storyline. He also hinted at the idea that Jacob needed to "figure himself out to some degree" after his brief partnership with Maxwell Roth.[3] This led to speculation regarding Jacob's sexuality, with the official Assassin's Creed Tumblr later confirming that the character is canonically bisexual.[4][5] Ubisoft Quebec Canada
Ned Wynert Trans man Ned Wynert is a minor character and a trans man.
Arend Schut Cunningham and Harlan Cunningham Gay In modern storyline, Arend Schut Cunningham from Assassin's Creed Rogue sends an e-mail that mentions his honeymoon with his husband, Harlan Cunningham.[citation needed][clarification needed]
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey Alexios and Kassandra Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual The player may choose to play as either male or female and customize their appearance. There are opposite-sex and same-sex relationship options for the player character.
Baldur's Gate 2012 Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Gorion's Ward Potentially lesbian or bisexual The Gorion's Ward is the male or female protagonist in the RPG series Baldur's Gate, including Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition (2012), which is a remake of Baldur's Gate (1998). In the 1998 game, the player character is not able to romance anyone, but in the 2012 remake he or she is able to romance three newly introduced characters: The male half-orc Dorn Il-Khan is available for a relationship with a player of either gender, while the male human Rasaad yn Bashir and the female half-elf Neera are only available for straight relationships. Role-playing Overhaul Games Canada
Dorn Il-Khan Bisexual
2016 Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear Mizhena Trans woman Mizhena is a transgender woman who explains to the main character that she picked her strange name after transitioning. The character, among other aspects of the game's writing, was met with significant criticism. Beamdog later announced that they would be expanding the character's story a week after the expansion pack released, saying in part, "In retrospect, it would have been better served if we had introduced a transgender character with more development."[6] Beamdog Canada
Borderlands 2009 Borderlands Mad Moxxi Bisexual Mad Moxxi's appearances include Borderlands (2009) and Borderlands 2 (2012). She is a buxom bartender. In both games, she is very open about her bisexuality, referencing her many male and female lovers. First-person shooter, action role-playing Gearbox Software United States
2012 Borderlands 2
Tiny Tina Lesbian Tiny Tina confesses that she likes Maya and asks if she likes her in turn. It was confirmed by lead writer Anthony Burch on his ask.fm that she is lesbian and also that during production of the DLC Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage (2012), it was planned to depict Tiny Tina having a crush on Moxxi, but the dialogue concerning this was ultimately deleted before the DLC was released.[7]
Axton Bisexual In the DLC Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep (2013), it is revealed that Axton, one of the playable characters, is bisexual. While his flirtatious lines with male characters were originally a coding error, Gearbox Studios decided to confirm his bisexuality with overt references in the DLC.[8]
Wildlife Exploitation Preserve couples Lesbian, gay There is an audio-log in the Wildlife Exploitation Preserve that mentions two same sex couples (1 gay couple, 1 lesbian couple) who were forced to run experiments on their partners.
Sir Hammerlock and Taggart Gay There is a sidequest given by Sir Hammerlock that involves finding his ex-boyfriend Taggart's audio logs on hunting for use in his almanac.
Mister Torgue High-Five Flexington Bisexual It is alluded in Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep that Mr. Torgue is bisexual. This was confirmed via an interview.[9]
2014 Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Rose and Gabby Lesbian During the Recruitment Drive mission in the Triton area, a character named Rose talks about her ex Gabby. 2K Australia, Gearbox Software Australia, United States
Athena and Janey Springs Lesbian In Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (2014) the playable character Athena and the supporting character Janey Springs are lesbian.[10][11] Janey repeatedly flirts with Athena, causing her to become embarrassed. Their relationship is confirmed later in a conversation where Athena implies that she "hit that" (referring to Janey) by giving a high five to Tiny Tina, even though Athena is initially defensive to talk about it. In the DLC Claptastic Voyage (2015), it is shown that Athena and Janey moved together to Hollow Point, a subterranean city on Pandora.

In the episodic adventure game Tales from the Borderlands (2014), Athena and Janey are in a relationship. Depending on the player's choices, a scene may be available where Janey kisses Athena on the cheek and refers to her as her girlfriend. Later in the game, there is an unmissable scene where Athena is interrupted by a call from Janey, once again referring to her as her girlfriend.

2014 Tales from the Borderlands Graphic adventure Telltale Games United States
Danganronpa 2012 Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Mikan Tsumiki Bisexual Mikan Tsumiki refers to an unspecified person as her "beloved", heavily implied to be Junko Enoshima, especially after the events of Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School. This relationship is shown to be manipulative and abusive on Junko's part, though Mikan tries to claim that they share a mutual love for each other. During the optional Island Mode ending for her character, Mikan enters a relationship with the protagonist, Hajime Hinata. Adventure, visual novel Spike Chunsoft Japan
Nagito Komaeda Bisexual Through the in-game "free time events", the male player character is capable of getting closer to other characters. During the last of Nagito Komaeda's free time events, he attempts to confess his love to the player character, but ends up changing his wording at the last minute. It was later confirmed that he had feelings for an ambiguous "him" in his character song "Poison -Gekiyaku-". In one of the official artbooks it is strongly implied that he can love people of any gender, as to a question about what kind of girls he likes he replied that it was a tough question, as nobody would like someone like him to begin with, but then he said "but" and procceeded to tell that he admires hopeful people who keep moving forward and looking very far ahead into the future, and that for someone like that, he wouldn't mind giving his life, without specifying a gender. In Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls his profile states that he loves "Beautiful people", which also implies that he doesn't mind gender. In the same game, he admitted to have conflicting feelings of both love and hatred for Junko Enoshima, the main female villain in the series.
Teruteru Hanamura Pansexual The character Teruteru Hanamura indiscriminately flirts with every female character he comes across. During a beach segment, he gleefully offers to apply suntan lotion on any of the girls. Nekomaru interjects and takes him up on his offer (perhaps in an attempt to discourage his lecherous behavior), to the shock of everyone, Teruteru agrees and admits to looking forward to the prospect (with an aroused look on his face). Teruteru has been shown many times to be interested in any other character and claims that he doesn't mind either way.
Ibuki Mioda Bisexual The Ultimate Musician, Ibuki Mioda, gets excited about seeing Mikan's embarrassing poses and the others girls in bikinis. In the official art book, she states that she was disappointed when Sonia didn't wear a bikini, and she excitedly talks about how the girls nowadays are curvy in just the right way. In the official artbook, it's also stated that Ibuki adores cute girls. During her non-canon Island Mode ending, it's implied that she enters a relationship with Hajime.
2017 Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Tenko Chabashira Lesbian Tenko Chabashira, the Ultimate Aikido Master, has romantic feelings for Himiko Yumeno, another girl. She even refers to Himiko as her "soulmate" and compares them to an "old married couple". In Chapter 2, Tenko becomes jealous that Himiko pays more attention to Angie Yonaga than her, and wonders why Himiko won't go for her instead. In her official English profile, it's stated that compliments from women will "make her heart aflutter", whereas the same compliments from men will result in them "getting thrown across the room".[12] Adventure, visual novel Spike Chunsoft Japan
Shuichi Saihara Bisexual Shuichi, the Ultimate Detective, shows attraction to both his male and female classmates. During his Free Time Events with Kaito Momota, he states that "only someone like him could tell me what I need to hear" and then becomes flustered over having romantic feelings for another man. During the Love Suite Events, Shuichi is fine with both male and female classmates accompanying him.
Kokichi Oma Gay Kokichi Oma, the Ultimate Supreme Leader, is shown to be attracted to other male characters, particularly Shuichi. In the Japanese version he refers to some male characters as his "beloved", with the habit being most consistent with Shuichi. Throughout the story he mentions that Shuichi is his favorite and that he's always thinking about him. He claims that his objective during the Free Time Events was to "steal Shuichi's heart". His Love Suite Hotel event further confirms his attraction to Shuichi, as Shuichi plays the role of himself as Kokichi's ideal partner.
K1-B0 Pansexual, agender K1-B0, the Ultimate Robot, is shown to have feelings for people regardless of gender, as he reveals romantic feelings for Shuichi in his Love Suite event and expresses a desire to enter a relationship with him. When asked by Tenko if he was a "degenerate male" or a girl, K1-B0 admits to not having given it much thought.
Kaede Akamatsu, Tsumugi Shirogane, Rantaro Amami, Miu Iruma Possibly bisexual, pansexual, gay, lesbian Multiple other characters are implied to potentially be attracted to people of the same gender. Kaede, for example, calls several other girl characters "sexy" or "cute" when first meeting them, and at one point threatens to lift up Tsumugi's skirt in order to get her to pay attention to her. Rantaro is described by Tsumugi as someone who "doesn't seem like the type to have a girlfriend". During some Free Time Event scenes, Miu shyly thinks that Kaede must be into her, and then confidently and boisterously thinks that of course a "flat-chested idiot" like Kaede would fall for a "brainy, busty beauty" like her.
Darkstalkers,
Marvel vs. Capcom,
and others
1994 First appearance: Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
Morrigan Aensland Bisexual Morrigan is bisexual.[13] She is a recurring character in the Darkstalkers and Marvel vs. Capcom fighting game series. Fighting Capcom Japan
See also Morrigan Aensland#Appearances.
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth 2015 Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Fei Wong Tomoe Ignacio Lesbian Fei is in love with Yuuko Kamashiro Role Playing Game Bandai Japan
2017 Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory Yu Nogi Gay Yu is in love with Keisuke Amazawa
Divinity 2017 Divinity: Original Sin 2 Ifan Ben-Mezd

Red Prince

Lohse

Fane

Beast

Sebille

Butter

Pansexual/ Bisexual All the origin characters can be romanced regardless of race or gender. Fane canonically had a wife but can be romanced by anyone, and Sebille claims that Lohse has a crush on her if you agree to let Sebille see Lohse's memories. Butter can be flirted with, with any character, and she will respond in kind. Role Playing Game Larian Studios Belgium
Dragon Age 2009 Dragon Age: Origins Warden Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual The Warden is the player character, who has the option to pursue a romance, or simply a sexual encounter, with four "companions", the people who accompany the player on their journey: Zevran Aranai and Leliana are openly bisexual and are available to players of both genders. Alistair and Morrigan are straight and thus available to players of the opposite gender. There are also opportunities to have sexual encounters with NPCs of the same gender throughout the game and notably within the first 30 minutes of game play. As with BioWare's other flagship title, Mass Effect, there are brief sex scenes (about 30 seconds); however there is no visible nudity. Action role-playing BioWare Canada
Zevran Aranai and Leliana Bisexual
Wade and Herren Gay The effeminate Wade and Herren have an armor shop that the player can visit. In a downloadable content episode released by BioWare it is possible to chase them from the shop to a back alley where Herren teleports himself and Wade to safety. The game designers confirmed Herren and Wade were lovers after the release of said DLC.
Hespith Lesbian Hespith is a lesbian dwarf character who admits to being a lover of Branka, party-character Oghren's ex-wife.
Branka Bisexual
2011 Dragon Age II Hawke Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual Hawke, Champion of Kirkwall is the player character, who can be played either as a male or a female version. He or she can romance characters of either gender.
Anders, Fenris, Isabela, and Merrill Bisexual Anders, Fenris, Isabela, and Merrill are four of Hawke's companions who express romantic interest without regard to Hawke's gender.
Male and female prostitutes Bisexual The player can sleep with male or female prostitutes regardless of Hawke's gender. The prostitute Serendipity, though intended by writer Mary Kirby to be a male crossdresser and not a transgender woman, was read by many players as the latter. BioWare received criticism for Serendipity's portrayal, which inspired more thoughtful creation of two new transgender characters in subsequent installments.
Serendipity Bisexual
Cross-dresser or trans woman
Zevran Arainai Bisexual Zevran Arainai, a bisexual character from the first game, makes a cameo appearance and propositions Hawke and/or Isabela.
Cyril Bisexual In the DLC Mark of the Assassin (2011), Hawke attends a hunting party hosted by Duke Prosper de Montfort of Orlais, and Hawke can flirt with the duke's son Cyril regardless of Hawke's gender.
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition Inquisitor Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual The Inquisitor is the player character, who may romance other characters of the same gender. Unlike the previous games in the series, each romance option has a clearly defined sexual orientation.
Sera and Dagna Lesbian Sera, a female elven archer, is gay and thus is only available as a romance option if the player picks a female character; the two of them can also get married in the DLC Trespasser (2015), the first confirmed same-gender marriage in the franchise. If Sera is not romanced she will enter a relationship with a female dwarf named Dagna.
Dorian Pavus Gay Dorian Pavus is a gay male mage who can be romanced by male player characters. Dorian's upbeat personality hides a dark family secret relating to his sexual orientation. The Iron Bull, a male qunari warrior is openly pansexual and can be romanced by male and female player characters. If neither Dorian nor Iron Bull are romanced then they can optionally enter a relationship.
Iron Bull Pansexual
Josephine Montiliyet Bisexual The Inquisition's chief diplomat, Josephine Montiliyet, is bisexual and can also be romanced by male and female player characters.
Lace Harding Bisexual An "unofficial" romance option for an Inquisitor of either gender is the dwarven scout Lace Harding, though her "romance" consists entirely of flirtatious dialogue with no additional cutscenes.
Cremisius Aclassi Trans man Cremisius Aclassi is BioWare's second transgender character in a non-romantic role, who was not made for a joke situation or as a monster.[14]
Empress Celene of Orlais and Briala Lesbian Empress Celene of Orlais, whose potential assassination is a critical plot point in the game, was formerly in a relationship with her spymaster, the female elf Briala. While the two are separated (and at war) as of the events of the game, the Inquisitor can facilitate their reconciliation. Their relationship was originally documented in the tie-in novel Dragon Age: The Masked Empire.
Leliana Bisexual The game sees the return of the established bisexual character Leliana, although she is not a romance option.
Cyril de Montfort / Duke de Montfort Bisexual The bisexual character Cyril de Montfort also cameos as the new Duke de Montfort in the Trespasser DLC.
Other NPCs Lesbian, Gay Other NPCs encountered throughout the world are shown to be in same-gender relationships, such as Inquisition scout Ritts and the apostate mage Eldredda in the Hinterlands, Commander Jehan and Chevalier Fabienne in the Exalted Plains, and two unnamed Orlesian noblemen at the Winter Palace (one of whom accuses the other of flirting with Duke Cyril).
Historical figures Lesbian, Gay Discoverable Codex entries reveal that certain historical figures were known to have been in same-gender relationships, including the "barbarian" Avvar matriarch Tyrdda Bright-Axe (subject of an epic poem in which her female elven lover plays a major role), and Arl Jacen Guerrin who built a villa in the Hinterlands for his lover, Ser Corram the Bard, centuries earlier.
Tie-in material characters Various Other characters who appear or are mentioned in-game have their sexual or gender identity addressed in tie-in material: The female elven spy Charter, who is depicted in the Dragon Age: Magekiller comic book in a relationship with a woman; also, Maevaris Tilani is a transgender woman who first appeared in the comic book Dragon Age: Those Who Speak as a cousin-by-marriage of Varric Tethras, while in the game she is mentioned as a friend and political ally of Dorian's, though she does not physically appear except in Dorian's epilogue slides at the end of the Trespasser DLC.
Drakengard 2005 Drakengard 2 Yaha Bisexual Yaha is an enemy character. He got incredible beauty that can charm all men and women from his pact, in return of the loss of the "pleasure" of sex. He is in love with his male old friend, Urick, one of the playable characters. Action role-playing Cavia Japan
2010 Nier Emil Gay Emil, a player companion, is hinted to have feelings for Nier. This was confirmed by director Yoko Taro in an interview, seen in the companion book Grimoir Nier.
Kainé Intersex Kainé is intersex and presents herself as female. Being born with both sexual characteristics caused her to be harassed and ultimately shunned while growing up, the only one showing her love to be her grandmother. Kainé chooses to wear lingerie, as it makes her feel more feminine.
2017 Nier:Automata 6O Lesbian 6O is a female android. At some point, she confesses her love to another female android and gets turned down. Later, she talks about it with 2B, another android. PlatinumGames
16D and 11B Lesbian 16D is a female android. At some point, she reveals that she was in a relationship with her mentor 11B, another female android.
Fable 2004 Fable Player character and NPC townspeople Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual In the Fable games, the player character can flirt, marry and/or have sex with NPC townspeople of the same sex.

In Fable (2004), if the player marries a female and a male NPC, the personality status screen labels them as bisexual. In homosexual marriages, the player does not get paid "dowry" for marrying any male characters but almost all females give such. One quest involves finding the deed to a bordello so the player can free the prostitutes from the male owner. Like the other quests in the game there are several ways of solving this, but one option is to dress as a woman and have sex with the owner when he's drunk.

In Fable II (2008), there are more lesbian, gay, and bisexual NPC townspeople to court and marry. A context-specific line is used in a conversation within the middle of the game, wherein Hammer asks if the protagonist was able to convince their partner, wife, or husband to wait for them when they must go away for ten years. The game also includes a quest in which the player character finds a suitable partner for a farmer's son who hints at being gay. The farmer is surprised but accepts that his son is gay and was unable to find an acceptable partner because the father had previously presented him only with female suitors. Reaver, the NPC known as the Hero of Skill, is bisexual, known to have simultaneous lovers named Ursula, Penelope, and Andrew.

In Fable III (2010), once again there are more lesbian, gay, and bisexual NPC townspeople to court and marry. Reaver returns, this time inviting the hero (of either sex) to have a 'private party' in his bedchamber (though the player cannot accept this invitation).

Action role-playing Big Blue Box Studios United Kingdom
2008 Fable II Lionhead Studios
2010 Fable III
Fallout 1998 Fallout 2 Miria and Davin Bisexual This game features the first same-sex marriage in a game.[15][16][17] Miria and Davin are siblings. The player may have sex with and marry one of them, regardless of their gender. Role-playing Black Isle Studios United States
2008 Fallout 3 Nova Bisexual Player characters, regardless of gender, can employ the services of a female prostitute named Nova in the city of Megaton. Action role-playing Bethesda Game Studios
Carol and Greta Lesbian In the city called Underworld, the player meets a female Ghoul named Carol who is suggested to be in a romantic relationship with another female Ghoul named Greta. They have apparently adopted a son, named Gob. While it is never made clear if they are romantically involved, if the player is a Female, Greta will jealously warn the player to stay away from Carol.
Flak and Shrapnel Gay In Rivet City, the player meets Flak and Shrapnel, a pair of weapons dealers whom the game identifies as "partners." The two run a shop together and share a single bed. It's only implied that the nature of their relationship is romantic. An NPC from another city refers to Flak as an "old queen."
2010 Fallout: New Vegas Courier Gay (optional) The main character, the unnamed Courier, can be chosen as male, with the perk (character trait) Confirmed Bachelor, giving him several advantages with other homosexual male NPCs (and, following the stereotype of the homosexual as more understanding and perceptive about emotions, grant him the ability to better understand the plight of the otherwise mute companion Christine). This perk has a female equivalent, the Cherchez la femme perk. Obsidian Entertainment
Veronica Santangelo Lesbian Veronica Santangelo is a young Scribe from the Brotherhood of Steel, who confesses to the main character to have nursed a crush for another girl in the Brotherhood (hinted to be Christine Royce, another joinable NPC, mute and enslaved, who references having been in a relationship with a girl in her Brotherhood days) which ended badly because of the disapproval of her girlfriend's parents.
Arcade Gannon Gay Arcade Gannon, a doctor with the Followers of the Apocalypse is openly gay, discussing his orientation if certain dialog paths are chosen.
Rose of Sharon Cassidy Pansexual If the player plays as a female Courier with the Cherchez la Femme perk, Rose of Sharon will simply state that when she's drunk enough she doesn't care about who she gets in bed with, and drops the dialog abruptly.
Corporal Betsy Lesbian Another NPC, Corporal Betsy, a sharpshooter for the NCR, is openly gay and will flirt with a female Courier that has high enough charisma. With the Cherchez la Femme perk the Courier can acknowledge her advances, however ultimately nothing comes out of the conversation.
2015 Fallout 4 Sole Survivor Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual The player character, "Sole Survivor", can romance their companions, regardless of their sex.[18] Bethesda Game Studios
Final Fantasy 1999 Final Fantasy VIII An unnamed minor character Trans woman An unnamed minor character can be encountered in a bar; during conversation, there is strong implication the character is transgender. The player character Squall Leonhart is given the option to ask if she is really a woman. If Squall asks this the character becomes paranoid and wonders how he knew. In the French version the antagonist Adel is described as being intersex, with other characters using both pronouns to refer to them. Role-playing Square Japan
Intersex (French version)
2000 Final Fantasy IX Quina Quen Non-binary Quina Quen is a playable character who belongs to a genderless race called the Qu. Referred to by the pronoun "s/he" throughout, the Qu's bizarre appearance offers little clue as to any intended orientation.[19] At one stage in the game, it is possible for Quina and Vivi, an apparently juvenile Black Mage, to be married. While this scene is optional and treated very much as a light-hearted comic scene with no implication of sexual attraction, it nevertheless treats the topic of pansexuality and same-sex marriage sympathetically.
Vivi Pansexual
Final Fight and Street Fighter 1989 Final Fight Poison Trans woman Poison is introduced in Final Fight (1989), where she is either a pre-op or post-op trans woman, depending on the region where the game was released.[20][21][22][23]

She is an antagonistic NPC in the arcade beat 'em up games Final Fight (1989) and Mighty Final Fight (1993). She is a playable character in the fighting games Final Fight Revenge (1999), Street Fighter X Tekken (2012) and Ultra Street Fighter IV (2014).

Beat 'em up Capcom Japan
1993 Mighty Final Fight
1999 Final Fight Revenge Fighting Capcom USA United States
2012 Street Fighter X Tekken Dimps, Capcom
QLoc (PC)
Sucker Punch Productions (PS Vita)
Japan
2014 Ultra Street Fighter IV Capcom
Fire Emblem 2007 Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn Heather Lesbian Heather is a character that the player can get on their team. She is implied to be a lesbian and claims to have joined the army to 'meet all the pretty girls'. Tactical role-playing Nintendo SPD,
Intelligent Systems
Japan
2015 Fire Emblem Fates Niles and Rhajat Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual This game is the first in the Fire Emblem franchise to feature a same-sex marriage option for both the 'Birthright' and 'Conquest' versions of the game (Niles and Rhajat in the American version).[24] The same sex options, however, are restricted to one character per game, where the Conquest edition contains a man who may be romanced by male or female main characters, while the Birthright edition has a woman who may be romanced by male and female protagonists. In the DLC, Revelations, both Rhajat and Niles are available to be romanced by the female and male main characters. However, they can still marry characters of the other gender so it is implied they are bisexual. If the player marries a character of the same sex, they will not be able to unlock Kana (the player's child) or Nina, Niles' daughter.[25]
2017 Fire Emblem: Echoes Leon Gay Leon asks Kamui if he wants to be hit on by Leon. Leon then states that Kamui is not his type and confesses his love to another male comrade, Valbar. Intelligent Systems
Grand Theft Auto 2001 Grand Theft Auto III Construction workers Gay There are construction workers who look like the similarly dressed member of the Village People, who shout quotes from the songs "Y.M.C.A." and "In the Navy". Action-adventure DMA Design United Kingdom
Asuka and Maria Lesbian Asuka and Maria are lovers.
2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Police officers Gay The police officers in San Fierro will say various things one would expect from a comically stereotyped gay character such as "Drop the soap, honey!", "Lets wrestle to submission!", and "I'm on your ass, Daisy!" In this model, homosexuality is a joke, attached to gender inversion and used to make fun of the police, an enemy in the game. Rockstar North
Store employee Gay There is a clearly gay employee working at the counter of an athletic apparel store who makes flirty comments toward the protagonist, CJ.
2005 Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories Reni Wassulmaier Genderqueer Reni Wassulmaier is an adult film director. She is assigned female at birth. She undergoes four sex surgeries: female-to-male, then male-to-female, then female-to-male again, then male-to-female again. She is introduced in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (2005), as a female radio DJ. In between songs, she drops hints about previously being male. In the prequel Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006), set 14 years before, she already had the first three sex changes and the objective for one mission, titled "So Long Schlong", is to take Reni to the hospital for her fourth sex change. Rockstar Leeds,
Rockstar North
2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
2008 Grand Theft Auto IV Bernie Crane Gay Bernie Crane, formerly Florijan Kravić, (Serbian Cyrillic: Флоријан Кравић), a flamboyant gay lifestyle coach and friend of the protagonist, Niko Bellic. He is one of three survivors of Niko's fifteen man squad who fought in the Bosnian War. Rockstar North
2009 Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony Anthony "Gay Tony" Prince Gay In this episode expansion pack of Grand Theft Auto IV (2008), the title character is gay, and a friend of the protagonist, Luis Lopez. He also features in a cameo in GTA IV.
2013 Grand Theft Auto V Trevor Philips Bisexual Trevor Philips is the 3rd Protagonist of Grand Theft Auto 5, Unlocked after the Mission Mr Philips. In a conversation during an outing with Michael and Franklin(other two Protagonists) at the same, time, he admits he's bisexual after Franklin asked him whether he's gay or not. He also claims to have raped men in Prison.
Heileen 2008 Heileen: Sail Away Heileen Potentially lesbian or bisexual Heileen is the female protagonist. She has one male and two female romantic possibilities: John, Lora and Marie. Visual novel Tycoon Games Italy
Lora and Marie Lesbian
Heileen 3: New Horizons Heileen Potentially lesbian or bisexual There are four male romantic possibilities: John from Heileen: Sail Away (2008), Morgan, Jonathan and Sebastian; and four female: Marie and Lora from Heileen: Sail Away (2008), Ebele and Juliet from Heileen: Sail Away (2008).
Marie, Lora, Ebele and Juliet Lesbian
The Last of Us 2013 The Last of Us Bill and Frank Gay Bill is a character who helps Joel and Ellie during their journey. It is heavily implied he is gay and had a partner named Frank, who is later found dead, much to Bill's dismay. A note left by Frank claims he did not love Bill anymore. Action-adventure, survival horror Naughty Dog United States
Ellie and Riley Abel Lesbian In The Last of Us (2013), Ellie is one of the main characters and Riley is sometimes mentioned. In the DLC prequel The Last of Us: Left Behind (2014), players control Ellie as she spends time with Riley, and it is implied Ellie has feelings for Riley, culminating in a kiss between them near the climax. The developers Naughty Dog later confirmed they have romantic feelings for each other and the writer for Ellie's character, Neil Druckmann, said he wrote her to be gay.[26]
2014 The Last of Us: Left Behind
2018 The Last of Us Part II Ellie Lesbian In this upcoming sequel to The Last of Us (2013), Ellie is one of the main characters.
The Legend of Korra 2014 The Legend of Korra Korra Bisexual These video games are based on the animated television series The Legend of Korra. Though her sexuality is not referenced in the games, the protagonist, Korra, is bisexual.[27] Beat 'em up PlatinumGames Japan
2014 The Legend of Korra: A New Era Begins Tactical role-playing Webfoot Technologies United States
Life Is Strange 2015 Life Is Strange Maxine "Max" Caulfield Bisexual Life Is Strange (2015) is experienced from Max's perspective. The prequel Life Is Strange: Before the Storm (2017) is experienced from Chloe's perspective.

The development of Max and Chloe's relationship is the main plot of Life Is Strange (2015), and they can end up romantically. At different points in the game, Max may have the choice to kiss Warren (her male friend) or Chloe.[28]

In Life Is Strange (2015), Chloe admits that she had romantic feelings towards Rachel. In the prequel Life Is Strange: Before the Storm (2017), depending on the player's actions, Rachel may open up and reveal that she has romantic feelings towards Chloe too. At some point, Chloe may have the choice to kiss Rachel. Rachel also had a relationship with Frank before the plot of Life Is Strange. Steph Gingrich in Life Is Strange: Before the Storm is also suggested to be a lesbian according to Chloe's diary.

Graphic adventure Dontnod Entertainment France
Chloe Price and Rachel Amber Lesbian and Bisexual
2017 Life Is Strange: Before the Storm Deck Nine United States
The Longest Journey 1999 The Longest Journey Fiona and Mickey Lesbian This computer game features Fiona and Mickey, a lesbian landlady and her long-time lover. The game also features and a gay cop. While the game used a futuristic Blade Runner type setting, the gay characters are not used to show how decadent society had become,[clarification needed] but are seen as normal and well adjusted secondary characters.[19] Point-and-click adventure Funcom Norway
A cop Gay
2014 Dreamfall Chapters Kian Alvane Gay Kian Alvane, one of the main protagonists, is gay.[29] Adventure Red Thread Games, Blink Studios
Likho Gay Likho, a Resistance member, can reveal to Kian that he too is gay but would be ostracized if his family ever found out, if "an intimate moment" between them is unlocked.
Hanna and Abby Lesbian Hanna and Abby are a lesbian couple.
Mario 1988 Super Mario Bros. 2 Birdo Trans woman In the first-edition manual for the North American release of this NES game, Birdo is referred to as a "male who believes that he is a female" and would rather be called "Birdetta", making her the first transgender character for Nintendo.[30][31] In the game, Birdo's name was also mistakenly switched with another Super Mario Bros. 2 enemy, Ostro, both in the manual and in the end credits.[32] Platformer Nintendo Japan
2004 Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Vivian Trans woman In this GameCube title, the player encounters a Shadow Siren named Vivian. In the Japanese version of the game, Vivian is said to actually be a boy. Her character description translates to "One of the shadow group, Vivian appears to be a girl but is really a boy." When Goombella uses Tattle on Vivian, what she says translates into "That's Vivian of the shadow group, she's the youngest sister... er, brother." Vivian's sister, Beldam also calls her a man at one point as an insult. All mentions of Vivian being a man were removed from the English version. Role-playing Intelligent Systems
Marvel Comics 2011 X-Men: Destiny Northstar Gay Northstar, a gay superhero from the X-Men comics appears as a NPC in the games X-Men: Destiny (2011) and Marvel Heroes (2013). Beat 'em up, action role-playing Silicon Knights Canada
2013 Marvel Heroes MMORPG, action role-playing Gazillion Entertainment, Secret Identity Studios United States
Mass Effect Multiple games Commander Shepard Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual Commander Shepard is the player character in Mass Effect (2007), Mass Effect 2 (2010) and Mass Effect 3 (2012). The player may choose to play as either male or female and customize their appearance and first name. In all three games, there are opposite-sex and same-sex relationship options for the player character. Action role-playing
Multiple characters Various In all games, there is no indication that same-sex relationships are considered in any way unusual in the galaxy in general, particularly given the authority of the asari, the all-female alien race who is capable of reproducing with any gender of any species.
2007 Mass Effect Dr. Liara T'Soni Bisexual Dr. Liara T'Soni is an asari. There is an option for a subplot romance and sexual encounter with her, regardless of the gender of Commander Shepard, the player character. The game received a lot of criticism for the 'sex scene' although it was hardly explicit, showing only brief, blurred shots of Liara's buttocks twice in a thirty-second scene.[citation needed] BioWare Canada
2010 Mass Effect 2 Kelly Chambers, Samara and Morinth Bisexual Commander Shepard, regardless of their own gender, is able to romance Kelly, Samara and Morinth. Kelly is Commander Shepard's yeoman. Samara and Morinth are asari. Morinth is Samara's daughter.
2012 Mass Effect 3 Kaidan Alenko, Kelly Chambers, and Diana Allers, Liara T'Soni and Samara Bisexual Three humans (Kaidan Alenko, Kelly Chambers and Diana Allers), and two asari (Liara T'Soni and Samara) express romantic interest in the player character Shepard, regardless of their gender. Specialist Samantha Traynor and Lieutenant Steve Cortez are only interested in Shepard if they are of the same gender. Cortez's personal storyline revolves around moving past the relatively recent loss of his husband.
Samantha Traynor Lesbian
Steve Cortez and his ex-husband Gay
2017 Mass Effect: Andromeda Pathfinder Ryder Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual Pathfinder Ryder is the player character in Mass Effect: Andromeda (2017). Much like Commander Shepard from previous games (who is absent since this game is set 600 years later), the player may choose to play as either male or female and customize their appearance and first name. The player chooses from a pair of twins: one male and one female. The non-selected twin is called either Scott or Sara Ryder and has a significant presence in the game. There are opposite-sex and same-sex relationship options for the player character.
Pelessaria "Peebee" B'Sayle, Vetra Nyx, Reyes Vidal and Jaal Ama Darav Bisexual Pathfinder Ryder is able to romance these characters, regardless of their gender: the asari Peebee and Keri, the female turian Vetra and the male angara Jaal. Jaal was made bisexual following a post release patch after community feedback. A female Pathfinder Ryder can also have a lesbian relationship with the ship's science officer Dr. Suvi Anwar and a male Pathfinder Ryder can have a gay relationship with the ship's engineer Gil Brodie.
Suvi Anwar Lesbian
Gil Brodie Gay
Megami Tensei and Persona 1997 Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers Kamanari Cross-dresser This Sega Saturn title (also released on PS1 and 3DS) depicts the protagonist encountering a cross dresser by the name of Kamanari while chasing down the gambling parlor owner Tatsumi during a case. Role-playing Atlus Japan
Tatsumi Gay It is implied that Tatsumi himself is gay.[citation needed]
Beta Gay While being stereotypical and over-the-top, Beta (one of the owners of the EL-115 Club) hits on the main character, saying he wouldn't help him if he wasn't "cute".
1999 Persona 2: Innocent Sin Kurosu Jun Gay In this PlayStation game, one of the playable characters is Kurosu Jun, a schoolboy with a connection to the game's main villain. Jun is homosexual, and it is revealed through flashbacks that he and the main character, Suou Tatsuya, exchanged gifts as children and promised to always be together. Both Tatsuya and Jun have kept these gifts, and Tatsuya is often seen playing with the lighter he received from Jun. Through the actions of the player, Tatsuya can end up in a relationship with one of three romantic interests; one of these is Kurosu Jun. If Tatsuya and Jun are in a relationship, they receive a special "lovers" contact combo.[33] The game has several references to Jun's femininity: his main weapons are flowers; there is a contact combo where another love interest, Lisa Silverman, puts makeup on Jun and then complains that he looks prettier than she does; and he apparently discovered his ability to use Personae when he was being picked on by bullies for his effeminate looks.
Tatsuya Suou Bisexual
Sumaru Genie Intersex Sumaru Genie is an intersex fortuneteller.
2000 Persona 2: Eternal Punishment Jun Kashihara Gay Jun and Tatsuya from Persona 2: Innocent Sin (1999) appear in this game. Jun is now under the name Jun Kashihara, but his role in the story is extremely tangential. Tatsuya Suou also appears in the game, but though there are many references to the homoerotic content of the first game, the storyline focuses around a love triangle between him, his brother and Maya Amano, a female love interest from Innocent Sin.
Tatsuya Suou Bisexual
Anna and Noriko Lesbian Anna is a female athlete whose relationship with her obsessive admirer Noriko contains lesbian overtones.[citation needed]
Sumaru Genie Intersex Sumaru Genie, the intersex fortuneteller from Persona 2: Innocent Sin (1999), appears in this game as well.
2003 Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne A mannequin A flamboyant mannequin is shown as the owner of the junk shop and makes frequent but comical references to his sexuality.
2006 Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Unnamed lesbian NPC Lesbian There is an unnamed female student NPC who has an intense lesbian crush on Mitsuru Kirijo, one of the main female characters. This crush goes as far as her having romantic fantasies about Mitsuru as well as threatening the main character with revenge if they're lying having pictures of Mitsuru in a bathing suit.
Unnamed trans woman NPC Trans woman During "Operation Babe Hunt" one of the NPCs that Junpei, Akihiko and the main character attempt to hit on is revealed to be a trans woman.
2009 Persona 3 Portable Aigis Bisexual Aigis shows romantic interest in both the male and female protagonists of the game. Her social link remains unchanged regardless of the gender the player chooses.
Ryoji Mochizuki Bisexual During his social link, Ryoji states he would still love the protagonist, no matter if they were a male or female.
2008 Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon Binbogami and Yakbyougami The main character, Raidou, confronts two Japanese disaster gods known as Binbogami and Yakbyougami who are both portrayed as effeminate and fiercely masochistic. Binbogami is shown to be pursuing Raidou sexually, even going so far as to encourage Raidou to 'whip' him when his life bar is reduced to half during two boss fights against him.
2008 Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 Kanji Tatsumi Bisexual Kanji Tatsumi,[19] a playable character, expresses interest in another boy (a cross dressing Naoto) and is shocked and confused about his own feelings towards him. At a later point, his Shadow Self manifests as an overly masculine and flamboyant gay caricature that rants about how he hates girls and likes boys and teases him about being gay. In actuality, Kanji fears being rejected by either sex. He still expresses interest in Naoto after finding out her true gender, though at the end of his social link, he outright states that his shadow self and him are one and the same, strongly hinting at bisexuality.
Metal Gear 2001 Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Vamp and Scott Dolph Bisexual It is revealed in a conversation, by Solid Snake himself, that Vamp is bisexual and that he was the lover of Scott Dolph, a bisexual Navy commander. Action-adventure, stealth Konami Japan
2004 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Volgin and Major Raikov Bisexual This game features male bisexuality (Volgin and Major Raikov).
2010 Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Dr. Strangelove Bisexual In this game we find a female bisexuality with Dr. Strangelove being in love with The Boss. As her nickname implies, she had "a strange love". This is a reference to her sexuality.
Resident Evil 2000 Resident Evil Code: Veronica Alfred Ashford The central antagonist is Alfred Ashford who at the end of the game is revealed as a 'cross-dressing freak' who is obsessed with his dead twin sister, in this case a reference to Norman Bates from the Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho. Survival horror Capcom Japan
2003 Resident Evil: Dead Aim Morpheus D. Duvall Genderqueer Morpheus D. Duvall is obsessed with beauty and hints at having a number of gender-reassignment surgeries. Later in the game, he injects himself with a mutagenic virus that changes him into a feminine form, with notable breasts and high heels. Light gun shooter Cavia
Saints Row 2008 Saints Row 2 Player character Binary or non-binary; potentially bisexual In Saints Row 2 (2008) and Saints Row: The Third (2011), the protagonist can be male or female; or non-binary by leaving gender signifiers open to either gender. The female player character has hints of bisexuality and that she has a sexual attraction to female characters Shaundi and Kinzie Kensington. Action-adventure Volition United States
2011 Saints Row: The Third
2014 Saints Row IV Player character Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual The player character, which may be male or female, is able to romance all the companions in the Romance option, however in the Saints Row series the Caucasian female Protagonist voiced by Katie Semine and Laura Bailey would appear to be bisexual as her dialogue shows that she is attracted to females and males, all other Protagonists dialogue is heterosexual by default. However, all relationships are portrayed in a goofy, over-the-top manner, as is the nature of the game.
Companions Bisexual
2017 Agents of Mayhem Roderick "Hollywood" Stone Pansexual Hollywood is the first playable character. He is pansexual.[citation needed] Open world
Stephanie "Friday" Albright and Janel Braddock Lesbian The team's coordinator, Friday, is in a relationship with the playable character Braddock.
Shadow Hearts 2001 Shadow Hearts Meiyuan Gay Meiyuan is a gay Chinese acupuncturist. Role-playing Sacnoth Japan
2005 Shadow Hearts: Covenant Gerard Magimel and Pierre Magimel Gay Gerard and Pierre are two flamboyant brothers. Gerard is a tailor who sews magical clothes when bribed with "beefcake" trading cards and Pierre is a vendor for items and weapons. Nautilus
Gay In one optional scene toward the end of the game, a third major character is revealed to be gay.[clarification needed]
2005 Shadow Hearts: From the New World Gerard Magimel and Buigen Gay This game features Gerard from Shadow Hearts: Covenant (2005). This time, he has a boyfriend named Buigen.
The Sims 2000 The Sims Sims Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual All Sims can be directed to fall in love with and engage in romantic interations with others Sims of either gender.[citation needed]

In 2001, Maxis broke new ground with a television commercial for The Sims (2000). Highlighting the ability of the characters to date, the commercial featured an attractive twenty-something man in a nightclub flirting with a woman, until he is suddenly drawn to an attractive man in the club and after a brief pause agrees to date him. Nintendo's Game Boy Advance and DS versions removed any same-sex romance interactions.[19]

Life simulation Maxis United States
2004 The Sims 2
2009 The Sims 3 The Sims Studio (Maxis)
2014 The Sims 4
South Park 1999 South Park Rally Big Gay Al Gay This racing game is the first of several games based on the popular animated series South Park for the PlayStation, Nintendo 64, and PC. Big Gay Al, a prominent gay character in the series, is a playable character in South Park Rally. His house is also one of the tracks. Racing Tantalus Interactive United States
2014 South Park: The Stick of Truth Various characters Gay This RPG game is based on the South Park TV series and contains many references to gay characters from that series.[clarification needed] Role-playing Obsidian Entertainment
Mr. Slave Gay Mr. Slave is a gay character in South Park. In this game, he has a prominent role, being the subject of an early quest, then coming back to help the main protagonist during fights. The last quest of the main storyline also takes place in a part of Mr. Slave's anatomy.
Star Wars 2003 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Juhani and another female Jedi Lesbian The party member Juhani is lesbian, though bugged coding on the initial release allowed her to be attracted to the player character regardless of gender. In subsequent patches, she reverts to homosexual preferences. She and another female Jedi were also heavily implied to be lovers. This would make Juhani the first known gay character in the Star Wars universe.[34] Role-playing BioWare Canada
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Theron Shan, Lana Beniko, Koth Vortena and Arcann Bisexual This game initially did not feature any same-sex romance or flirtation options. Such options were added in later patches after considerable backlash from fans, many of whom noted that the lack of diversity flew in the face of BioWare's previous record. The 2013 expansion Rise of the Hutt Cartel features a same-sex flirtation option for both factions (a lesbian for the Republic and a gay male for the Empire). 2014's Shadow of Revan introduces Republic agent Theron Shan and the Sith lord Lana Beniko, both of whom will react favorably to the advances of a player of either gender (and either faction). The 2015 expansion Knights of the Fallen Empire sees the return of Shan and Beniko, and introduces Koth Vortena; all three are fully realized romance options for characters male or female characters. All expansions have also featured background characters and flavor lore mentioning same-sex romances and even marriages. MMORPG
Story of Seasons 2010 Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns Howard Genderqueer Howard is a male cafe owner who wears make-up and has a pink bedroom. Farm simulation, role-playing Marvelous Interactive Japan
2014 Story of Seasons Marian Genderqueer The androgynous male doctor Marian is often addressed with female pronouns and refers to herself as "big sister". Marvelous AQL Japan
Summon Night 2003 Summon Night: Swordcraft Story Pratty, Sugar, Razzy and Sanary Lesbian Pratty is the female playable character. If the player chooses her and picks Sugar as their summon beast, lesbian innuendo occurs. There are other girls, named Razzy and Sanary who also share lesbian undertones when conversing with Pratty. Action role-playing game Flight-Plan Japan
2004 Summon Night: Swordcraft Story 2 Aera Colthearts and Edgar Colthearts Bisexual Both the male and female playable characters, Aera and Edgar, show the same romantic behavior towards other characters, with some dialog changes.
Lynn Bisexual One of the female characters, Lynn, continuously tries to kiss the main character, whether they are male or female.
Ultima 1992 Ultima VII: The Black Gate Avatar Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual In the House of Baths at Buccaneer's Den, the player (the "Avatar") can pay for the services of male and female sex workers, regardless of the player's gender.[35] Role-playing Origin Systems United States
Sex workers Bisexual
1993 Ultima VII Part Two: Serpent Isle A mage Bisexual A mage sexually proposes the player's character regardless of the character's gender.[19] The player is given the choice to accept or decline.
The Walking Dead 2013 The Walking Dead: Season Two Matthew and Walter Gay In this game, the second episode features the characters Matthew and Walter, who are portrayed as a sympathetic and generous couple. Graphic adventure Telltale Games United States
2016 The Walking Dead: A New Frontier Javier García Bisexual In this game, the players are given the option to flirt with Jesus as Javier in the 5th episode of Season 3, implying that Javier is bisexual. It was confirmed by Adam Esquenazi Douglas, lead writer for the episode, that Javier is bisexual.
Paul "Jesus" Monroe Gay

Other games[edit]

Year Title Character(s) Classification Notes Genre Developer Country
1985[36] Le crime du parking Paco Gay This is a mystery game where we must elucidate a murder; towards the end, the murderer is revealed to be the tailor, Paco, who is gay, and a drug dealer.[37][38] Interactive Fiction Froggy Software (fr) France
1986 Moonmist Vivian and Dierdre[39] Lesbian In one randomly selected plot-line the player character encounters a female artist who is jealous because her girlfriend is married to a man.[19] Interactive fiction Infocom United States
1988 Caper in the Castro Lesbian, gay This is a gay and lesbian murder mystery problem solving game for Apple Mac computers written in the HyperCard language, distributed on underground gay bulletin boards. The game was later made into a heterosexual version called "Murder on Main Street" and published by Heizer Software.[40] C. M. Ralph
1989 Circuit's Edge Trans woman This DOS science fiction game includes a transgender woman.[41] Interactive fiction, role-playing Westwood Studios United States
1989 It Came from the Desert Jackie Lesbian This game was released for multiple platforms. In the game, the character Jackie has been reported as lesbian for her use of the term "girlfriend",[42] although several analysts say that this may be a misrepresentation of the common platonic meaning among heterosexual female friends.[43][44] Action-adventure Cinemaware United States
1989 Phantasy Star II Usvestia Gay In this Sega Genesis game, a character named Usvestia teaches piano, and will teach the MUSIK piano technique needed to progress in the game more cheaply to male characters because they "look cute".[45] In the English version, he instead says "He looks smart," and the gender-based disparity is left unexplained.[46] Role-playing Sega Japan
1990 Rise of the Dragon Patrons of the Pleasure Dome Gay This adventure game features an establishment called the Pleasure Dome that caters to gay patrons, among other things. One of its patrons is a woman posing as a man posing as a woman.[19] Graphic adventure, action-adventure Sierra On-Line United States
1992 The Dagger of Amon Ra Two female lovers Lesbian This game features a woman from a small town who gets a job for a New York paper in the 1920s. Two of the women she meets are involved in a secret love affair.[19] Adventure Sierra On-Line United States
1992 Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender Rex Nebular Genderqueer This MS-DOS and MAC OS game requires the male hero to change his sex on a planet where women rule.[47] Adventure MicroProse United States
1993 Dracula Unleashed Alfred Horner Gay This FMV game features a gay character named Alfred Horner who co-owns a bookstore. This was the first time a gay character in a computer game was given a speaking role.[19] Interactive movie ICOM Simulations United States
1993 Police Quest: Open Season Gay This game features a gay bar. In this game, the player is a police officer trying to track down the murderer of his police partner. His quest leads him to discover that his partner had a double life as a cross-dresser at a West Hollywood transgender bar.[19] Adventure Sierra On-Line United States
1993 Return of the Phantom Charles Gay In this game, a gay male character named Charles is portrayed as an effeminate theater director. He is one of the good guys that helps the playable character, a French inspector, solve the mystery of the Phantom of the Opera once and for all.[47] Adventure MicroProse United States
1994 EarthBound Tony Gay In this Super Nintendo Entertainment System game, one of the characters featured is Tony who has subtle attractions to his best friend Jeff, according to EarthBound creator, Shigesato Itoi.[48] Role-playing Nintendo Japan
1994 Streets of Rage 3 Ash Gay This is a game for the Sega Genesis. There is a gay male boss named Ash, portrayed with "tight clothes and effeminate movements".[47] He was censored in some versions of the game. Beat 'em up Sega Japan
1995 The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery Baron Von Glower and Gabriel Knight Gay This game features the antagonist Baron Von Glower who pursues the protagonist Gabriel Knight sexually and eventually leads him to be turned into a werewolf. To a point Gabriel is visibly attracted to Von Glower and at the end of the game admits that he liked him. The game also touches on the homosexuality of King Ludwig II and in the role of Gabriel's partner Grace Nakamura, you meet with Josef Dahlmeier, an expert on Ludwig II who implies that he is also homosexual.[19] Interactive movie, point-and-click adventure Sierra On Line United States
1995 Chrono Trigger Flea Genderqueer This SNES game features a major villain named Flea, who was genderfluid and/or gender nonconforming.[19] Notably, Flea stated in a self-referential manner "Male or female, what difference does it make? Power is beautiful, and I've got the power."[19] Flea also had a cameo role in the sequel Chrono Cross. Role-playing Square Japan
1995 Nocturnal Illusion Mistress Bisexual The Mistress rapes the male player character at the beginning of the game, to keep him warm after saving him from a snowstorm.[49] Later, she also rapes the female reporter Maya. In both cases, when the Mistress initiates sex, the other person is unconscious. At the end of the game, the player character may choose to start a relationship with any of various women, including the Mistress. Graphic adventure, eroge Apricot Japan
1995 The Orion Conspiracy Danny McCormack and his boyfriend Gay This is the first computer game to use the word homosexual. The main character, Devlin McCormack, lives on a space station where he investigates the murder of his son Danny McCormack and stops an alien invasion. His investigation leads him through the seedy, criminal underworld of the station, where he discovers that his son was homosexual by talking with his son's boyfriend.[19] Adventure Divide By Zero United Kingdom
1995 Shannara Seneschal Gay Seneschal is a snotty and racist gay character, who wears all purple.[47] Adventure Legend Entertainment, Far Studio United States
1995 True Love Daisuke Potentially gay At the end of the game, the player character (whose default name is Daisuke) may attempt to start a relationship with any of the ten available girls, or with his best friend Kazuhiko as the only gay option. Depending on the choices taken and interactions experienced throughout the game, each girl and Kazuhiko may or may not be available for a relationship.[citation needed] Visual novel Software House Parsley Japan
Kazuhiko Miyoshi Gay
1996 Bahamut Lagoon Sendak Gay Sendak is an older wizard who at one point flirts with the male protagonist, Byuu. The player can choose to accept or reject these advances.[50] Tactical role-playing Square Japan
1996 Blazing Dragons A dragon knight and a court jester Gay In Blazing Dragons a dragon knight is implied to be gay. Said knight wears drag with a court jester. One scene has him kissing another dragon knight off-screen.[2] Adventure Illusions Gaming Company United States
1996 Phantasmagoria 2: A Puzzle of Flesh Trevor Barnes and Curtis Craig Bisexual This computer game features a homosexual male character named Trevor, who was a close friend and co-worker of the player's character, Curtis Craig. Curtis admits to his psychiatrist that he has feelings for Trevor and might be bisexual, and the two almost kiss later in the game. Curtis is also shown as having relations with his girlfriend and a S&M domme. Creators of the game talked about the mature sexual themes in the game during a 1997 interview.[51] Curtis is the first playable non-heterosexual character in a video game.[52] Interactive movie, point-and-click adventure Sierra On-Line United States
1997 The Last Express Sophie de Bretheuil and Rebecca Norton Lesbian This game has the player meeting two young adult girls named Sophie de Bretheuil and Rebecca Norton who are almost always in each other's company. While at first they appear to be merely close friends, reading the diary of Recbecca suggests they are lesbians, but there are no explicitly homosexual gestures beyond hand-holding. Adventure Smoking Car Productions United States
1997 SaGa Frontier Asellus Lesbian This game features a female main character named Asellus who was infused with mystical blood that causes her to be highly attractive to other women. The story's narrator begins the story by telling of how she became infatuated with her, and one of the game's alternate endings features Asellus taking on many of the other female characters as wives. Role-playing Square Japan
1999 Star Ocean: The Second Story Claude C. Kenny, Rena Lanford, Ashton Anchors and Precis F. Neumann Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual In this PlayStation game, the player can choose to play as either Claude or Rena. They can have a friendship and romance level with each party member acquired. Ashton (a male party member) and Precis (a female party member) can go on a date with them, regardless of their gender.[19] Action role-playing tri-Ace
Tose (PSP)
Japan
1999 Star Trek: Voyager – Elite Force Telsia Murphy Bisexual In this PC and PlayStation 2 game, the player can play as a male or a female, and in either case Telsia flirts with them. Elite Force is notable in this regard, as the Star Trek franchise has often been criticized for its treatment of gay and lesbian characters on TV.[53] First-person shooter Raven Software
Aspyr Media
(Mac OS version)
Pipe Dream Interactive
(PS2 version)
United States
2001 Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix Hana Tsu-Vachel and Rain Qin Lesbian This game has a lesbian subplot between two of the major female characters.The game's advertising heavily emphasized their relationship.[54] Action-adventure Kronos Digital Entertainment United States
2001 RuneScape Angof Trans woman Angof is a female character in "The Light Within", a quest released on 24 August 2015. At some point after the quest, the player can show her a wedding ring, prompting her to tell the player she was born male, but "corrected" herself to female once she could shapeshift. MMORPG Jagex United Kingdom
2003 Deus Ex: Invisible War Minister of Culture Gay One of the manners which the character can gain access to the apartment of Seattle's Minister of Culture is to flirt with the Minister of Culture at Club Vox; he will give the character his key. This only works if the character is male. Action role-playing, first-person shooter, stealth Ion Storm United States
2003 The Spirit Engine Angelina Cross-dresser Angelina is a cross-dressing woman who owns a high level company, and wears a men's suit. Though her gender identity was never questioned in the game, her role seems that of a typical suburban business man. Adventure, role-playing Natomic Studios
2004 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations Jean Armstrong Genderqueer In this Nintendo DS game, an effeminate chef called Jean Armstrong frequently confuses other characters about his gender. Although he is very effeminate in appearance, movement and fashion style, he clearly has a beard and mustache. Yet characters still become confused of his gender. Adventure, visual novel Capcom Japan
2004 The Temple of Elemental Evil Bertram Gay This computer game has an optional storyline permitting a gay marriage. In the town of Nulb, a pirate named Bertram begins flirting with male characters in the party and offers a lifetime of love and happiness in exchange for his freedom.[55] Role-playing, turn-based tactics Troika Games United States
2004 Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines Player character Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual The player is able to play as a male or female character. There is generally the possibility to flirt with opposite gender and same gender partners throughout the game. Action role-playing Troika Games United States
Jeanette Bisexual The female player character is able to have implied offscreen sexual relations with Jeanette, another female character.
Pisha (vampiress) and Pisha (her former lover) Lesbian Pisha is the pseudonym a vampiress character who hides her true name. This pseudonym she uses is the name of a woman with whom she had a relationship long ago.
There are hints that several other characters have been involved in homosexual activities.[clarification needed]
2005 Fahrenheit Tommy Gay This computer and console game includes a gay stock market follower named Tommy. One of the game's protagonists is good friends with him and Tommy's knowledge of the stock trade is essential in progressing in the game. If asked, the character makes comments about homophobia in the workplace and gay acceptance. Interactive movie, action-adventure Quantic Dream France
2005 Jade Empire Last Spirit Monk Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual In this Xbox game, the Last Spirit Monk is the player character. The player can choose to play as either male or female. The player, regardless of their gender, can romance Sky (a male character) and Silk Fox (a female character). Only a male player can romance the female Dawn Star, but she can end up in a relationship with Silk Fox.[19] Action-adventure BioWare Canada
Sky, Silk Fox and Dawn Star Bisexual
2006 Baten Kaitos Origins Guillo Genderqueer In this Nintendo GameCube game, one of the three main characters, Guillo, speaks simultaneously with the voice of both a man and a woman and is gender neutral throughout the entire storyline. Guillo is a living hollow puppet with a very masculine personality, yet is also clad in high heels and has breasts. Guillo and two girls, Milly and Lolo, form a bitter love "quadrangle" for Sagi, the male main character. Role-playing tri-Crescendo, Monolith Soft Japan
2006 Broken Sword: The Angel of Death Brother Mark Gay In this adventure game, Brother Mark is a Catholic priest who is strongly hinted to be homosexual, although he denies this. Point-and-click adventure Revolution Software, Sumo Digital United Kingdom
2006 Bully James "Jimmy" Hopkins Bisexual Jimmy Hopkins is the player character. He can kiss various characters, male and female, in order to regain health. There are six kissable male characters: Trent Northwick, Gord Vendome, Cornelius Johnson, Vance Medici, Kirby Olsen and Duncan. All of them are shown to take interest in girls too. Neither Jimmy nor any of the others show any outward signs of overt femininity or other stereotypical homosexual traits, with the possible exception of Gord Vendome of the Preppy clique who is depicted as being suave and somewhat effeminate. Lola Lombardi, one female character in the game, angrily alludes to Jimmy's "experimentation" with the other boys in a cutscene in which she states, "I'm Helen of Troy and you're more interested in...boys called Troy!" In Bully: Scholarship Edition (2007), there is a new achievement called "Over the Rainbow", which the player unlocks by kissing a boy twenty times. Action-adventure Rockstar Vancouver Canada
Six kissable boys Bisexual
2006 Enchanted Arms Makoto Gay Makoto is an openly gay male character. Role-playing FromSoftware Japan
2006 Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror Mara Aramov Lesbian This game features a bonus mission showing the prequel's antagonist Mara Aramov and Dr. Elsa Weissinger having a secret love affair, where Stone sees the two embrace and kiss each other after conversation. The couple is killed by Agent Stone after Mara and Weissinger argue about Weissinger's affair with billionaire Mihai Niculescu. Third-person shooter, stealth SIE Bend Studio United States
Dr. Elsa Weissinger Bisexual
2007 BioShock Sander Cohen Gay The insane artist Sander Cohen is confirmed to be gay by the game's creative director Ken Levine.[56] First-person shooter 2K Boston, 2K Australia Australia, United States
2007 Clive Barker's Jericho Cassus Vicus Bisexual The Ancient Roman Governor Cassus Vicus claims it had been a while since "tasting" both genders after becoming aroused while confronting the Jericho Squad. Vicus is portrayed as overly perverted and morbidly obese and is said to practice cannibalism, sadomasochism and "blood orgies". First-person shooter, survival horror MercurySteam, Alchemic Productions Spain
Abigail Black Lesbian Lt. Abigail Black, a telekinetic sniper and playable character, is confirmed to be lesbian early on in the game through a joke among fellow team members upon gaining the ability to play as her.
2007 Fatal Hearts Player character Bisexual Lucy is one of the available love interests for the female player character. Visual novel, otome game Hanako Games United Kingdom
Lucy Lesbian
2007 GrimGrimoire Lillet Blan and Amoretta Lesbian The protagonist Lillet Blan outright declares her love for Amoretta (a female homunculus) in multiple occasions. Throughout the game, various general displays of affection between the two and references are made that hint at a romantic love between the two characters, such as when Lillet threatens to sleep on the couch if Amoretta disobeys her and Lillet convinces her to share a bed with her. There is also journal entry in which Lillet explicitly states her love for Amoretta, and Amoretta's own comment before she sacrifices herself for Lillet implies that she loves Lillet deeply. In the epilogue, the two of them live together in the city. Real-time strategy Vanillaware, Nippon Ichi Software Japan
2007-2011 Umineko When They Cry Lambdadelta and Bernkastel Lesbian Lambdadelta admits she loves Bernkastel and wants to keep her by her side. Eventually, Bernkastel admits she loves Lambdadelta as well. Visual novel, dōjin soft 07th Expansion Japan
Sayo Yasuda Trans woman The true identity of the servants Shannon and Kanon are eventually revealed to be Sayo Yasuda, a trans woman who was the secret child between Kinzo Ushiromiya and Beatrice Ushiromiya.
2008 Corpse Party: BloodCovered Seiko Shinohara Lesbian Seiko is shown to have romantic feelings for her best friend, Naomi Nakashima, and is never shown to have romantic feelings towards any other gender. It is also possible for Naomi to kiss Seiko in an optional scene in Chapter 4. Survival horror, adventure, dōjin soft Team GrisGris Japan
2008 The Last Remnant Barkeep Gay The barkeep is a minor character who shows obvious attraction to the protagonist, Rush Sykes and also to David Nassau, one of the main characters. The barkeep flirts with Rush Sykes, comments on his physical appearance, refers to him with an affectionate nickname and offers a 'personal tour' of Athlum. The barkeep states about David "You just can't keep from looking at him," and calls him "the beautiful Marquis." The barkeep also states that he is jealous of Rush's interactions with David and even questions the relationship between the two. Adventure, role-playing Square Enix Japan
2008 Valkyria Chronicles Jann Gay Jann is a male squad member named has strong feelings for muscular men, particularly Largo. He wears makeup, has an effeminate voice and is flirty toward men, including the player character who is his commanding officer. Tactical role-playing, third-person shooter Sega Japan
Dallas Lesbian Dallas is a female squad member whose profile states that she 'fancies women' and 'hates men'. Dallas has a crush on Alicia, the game's heroine, and her profile states that she became upset after Alicia's marriage until she became infatuated with another major character, Rosie.
Ted Bisexual Ted is a bisexual squad member who has both the 'fancies women' and 'fancies men' potential abilities in his profile.
2008 Violet Violet Bisexual The player is either a straight man or a lesbian woman and Violet is their girlfriend. The player is freely able to change their gender mid-game, which mostly only results in a few cosmetic changes in the dialogue. Violet serves as the game's narrator, but in fact the player character is only imagining how she would narrate. In this imagined narration, Violet often "breaks the fourth wall": she introduces the mechanic of gender-changing by saying "I'm not changing my gender on your behalf, but you are welcome to change yours." and upon gender-changing, Violet may react by saying "I adore you either way." Interactive fiction Jeremy Freese
The player character Genderfluid, potentially lesbian
Julia Bisexual Julia is the player's ex-girlfriend, no matter whether the player is a straight man or a lesbian woman. The "Historic Pfister" is an unnamed character whose parents previously owned a hotel by that name. During the events of the game, Julia flirts and spends time with Historic Pfister. Whenever the player changes gender, Historic Pfister's gender changes as well to be the same as the player's.
Historic Pfister Genderfluid, potentially lesbian
2009 Tales of Monkey Island Reginald Von Winslow Bisexual There are some hints that captain Reginald Von Winslow might be bisexual. He has a relationship with a Vayalcan but does not want to reveal whether the person is a man or woman. The captain also insinuates that he is attracted to Guybrush Threepwood. Graphic adventure Telltale Games United States
Reginald's lover Straight or gay
2009 Wet Kafka Lesbian Kafka is one of the clients of Rubi Malone, the player character, a female bounty hunter. In the game, Kafka hits on Rubi. Third-person shooter, action Artificial Mind and Movement Canada
2010 Dead Rising 2 Crystal and Amber Bailey Lesbian It's hinted that two minor villains, twin sisters Crystal and Amber Bailey, are in an incestuous lesbian relationship. Survival horror, beat 'em up Blue Castle Games Canada
2010 Glory of Heracles Leucos Genderqueer In the 2010 Nintendo DS video game Glory of Heracles, one of the main protagonists, Leucos, is very ambiguously gendered and is possibly a transgender boy. Leucos calls himself or herself a boy, but the other characters either don't believe or are confused about whether to use he or she when addressing them. It is sometimes used as a source of humor and is further obscured by descriptions on armaments made for Leucos. It is eventually revealed that Leucos was raised as a boy because their father wanted it, so it is unclear whether that is the only factor in Leucos being transgender.[citation needed] Role-playing Paon, Studio Saizensen Japan
2010 A New Beginning Duve and his boyfriend Gay Bent (one of two player characters, along with Fay) never made time for his family. He finds out that his son Duve is gay and frequently visits a gay hotel in Barcelona together with his boyfriend. Point-and-click adventure Daedalic Entertainment Germany
2010 Red Dead Redemption Quique Montemayor and Vincente de Santa Gay Quique Montemayor is one of the minor characters, who acts and moves flamboyantly. He appears to be in love with Captain Vincente De Santa, a more major character in the game and a captain in the Mexican Army. De Santa seems to be quite open about his relationship with Montemayor and both major and minor characters make suggestive comments about De Santa's inclinations, such as "He'll do a lot of things when men are on their knees," by the protagonist. After De Santa's death, another major character comments that, "a lot of young boys will sleep safe in their beds." Action-adventure Rockstar San Diego United States
Female NPC Lesbian A minor female NPC is seen in a side mission involving a stolen horse. After the side mission is completed, she can be seen flirting with female prostitutes in a nearby bar on occasion.
2010 Resonance of Fate Bartender Gay The bartender of Le Chit-Chat Noir is flamboyant and feminine, uses make up and flirts with Vashyron, the second male protagonist. Role-playing tri-Ace Japan
2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game Ramona Flowers Bisexual Like in the Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series where this game is based on, Ramona Flowers has seven evil exes: six ex-boyfriends and her lesbian ex-girlfriend Roxanne. Beat 'em up Ubisoft Montreal Canada
Roxanne "Roxie" Richter Lesbian
Knives Chau and Kim Pine Bisexual Knives Chau and Kim Pine are two girls who in the original graphic novel are eventually seen making out, after they became ex-girlfriends of the male title character.[57] In this game, Kim Pine can perform a special move in which Knives Chau appears and kisses her, giving her health while damaging enemies. Kim's ending in the game also implies she gets together with Knives.
Wallace Wells Gay Wallace Wells, Scott's mature gay roommate from the comic, also appears in the game as both a background character and running an item shop. A downloadable content released in 2013 added Wallace as a playable character in the main game, with some moves that highlight his sexuality (such as a punch move which creates a rainbow).[58]
2011 Catherine Erica Anderson Trans woman Erica, the waitress at The Stray Sheep, is a trans woman.[59] Puzzle-platform, adventure Atlus Japan
2011 Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten Fenrich Gay Fenrich is heavily implied to be deeply in love with the main character, Valvatorez. Together they made a promise that Fenrich would serve Valvatorez for as long as the moon shines. Tactical role-playing Nippon Ichi Software Japan
2011 Don't Take It Personally, Babe, It Just Ain't Your Story[19] Kendall Flowers and Charlotte Grewal Lesbian Kendall and Charlotte have recently broken up as of the start of the game. Visual novel Love Conquers All Games Canada
Akira Yamazaki Gay Akira and Nolan are a gay couple. Previously, Nolan dated a girl named Taylor Gibson.
Nolan Striukas Bisexual
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Player character and marriageable NPCs Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual The player character can be male or female. There are 65 NPCs eligible for marriage: 30 female and 35 male. The player is able to marry any of the eligible NPCs, regardless of gender. Action role-playing Bethesda Game Studios United States
2011 Magical Diary Mary Sue Potentially lesbian or bisexual The player character, whose default name is Mary Sue, is a female protagonist in a school for wizards. She can date male and female characters. Visual novel Hanako Games, Spiky Caterpillar United Kingdom
Multiple characters Multiple Several background characters are depicted as gay or bisexual, and one student is mentioned as having two fathers.[clarification needed]
2012 Animal Crossing: New Leaf Isabelle Pansexual In this game, the player character may be male or female. The secretary Isabelle has a crush on the player character, regardless of their gender. Social simulation Nintendo EAD Japan
2012 Dragon's Dogma The Arisen and the romanceable NPCs Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual The Arisen is the player character. The player can choose to play as male or female. Almost all the NPCs are available to be chosen as the player's love interest, regardless of the player's gender. Action role-playing, hack and slash Capcom Japan
2012 Dys4ia The player character Trans woman, lesbian In this autobiographical game, the player controls a character transitioning and undergoing hormone replacement therapy. Journalists for The Guardian and the Penny Arcade Report observed that the game featured observations of the politics and personal development of those experiencing gender dysphoria.[19] The girlfriend of the player character also has a major role in the game.[citation needed] Abstract Anna Anthropy United States
The girlfriend of the player character Lesbian
2012 Guild Wars 2 Caithe and Faolain Lesbian This game includes the sylvari race of plant-like humanoids who don't reproduce sexually. As such, they do not base their relationships upon reproduction, but rather love, sensuality, and finding beauty in one another.[60]

Caithe and Faolain are minor characters, two female sylvari in a lesbian relationship. Eladus and Dagdar are two young male sylvari in a gay relationship. The player is able to encounter and save Eladus and Dagdar from the knight Bercilak the Green in an optional quest.

MMORPG ArenaNet United States
Eladus and Dagdar Gay
Kasmeer Meade and Marjory Delaqua Lesbian There is a relationship between the female NPCs Kasmeer and Marjory throughout the game, with both of them kissing during a cutscene in "The Battle for Lion's Arch". Their sexual relationship was confirmed by the developers in the installment The Origins of Madness (2014).[citation needed]
Sya Trans woman Sya is assigned male at birth. She used magic to aid in her transition.[61]
Noble, Merchant Gay One of the renown hearts (secondary missions) in the Domain of Vabbi asks for the player character to pair lonely singles using an affinity detector. Resulting couples can be gay. The player still has the choice not to help the gay couples to form.
2012 Kindred Spirits on the Roof A ghost couple and other couples Lesbian In the English release of this Japanese visual novel, the main character Toomi Yuna helps a female ghost couple, create other lesbian couples at her school. This game is notable for being the first erotic visual novel released on Steam not to be censored.[62] Visual novel Liar-soft Japan
2012 Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Fateless One Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual The player character, the Fateless One, may be male or female. He or she is able to marry two female characters: the Maid of Windemere is available in the main game and Sunhilda Lorelle is available in the DLC The Legend of Dead Kel (2012). Action role-playing, hack and slash 38 Studios, Big Huge Games United States
Maid of Windemere and Sunhilda Lorelle Bisexual
Female NPCs Bisexual Some female NPCs will hit on the player character regardless of the player's gender.[citation needed]
2012 The Secret World Sandy "Moose" Jansen Gay Moose is a male biker who yearns for male police officer Andy. MMORPG Funcom Norway
Two archeologists Gay There are two gay archeologists in Egypt.
Braga brothers Bisexual The Braga brothers are found in Transylvania. They hit on the player character regardless of their gender;
Lesbian The game features an implied lesbian encounter should the player choose a female Dragon player at the start.[clarification needed]
Zaha Lesbian Zaha is a lesbian character.
Kaoru Kaoru is transgender.[clarification needed]
2012 Zombies, Run! Jack Holden and Eugene Woods Gay There are two same-sex couples: Jack Holden and Eugene Woods, the hosts of Radio Abel, and Doctor Maxine Myers and Doctor Paula Cohen. Fitness game Six to Start
Maxine Myers and Paula Cohen Lesbian
2013 Gone Home Samantha "Sam" Greenbriar and Lonnie Lesbian This is a lesbian coming of age story that centers around the protagonist's younger sister Samantha and her girlfriend Lonnie.[19] Adventure, exploration Fullbright,
Midnight City (console edition)
United States
2013 Pokémon X and Y Nova Trans woman Nova is a Pokémon Trainer found at the Battle Maison. She is a Beauty (おとなのおねえさん, Otona no Onee-san, lit. "Adult Miss"), an exclusively female trainer class, who states that she used to be a Black Belt (からておう, Karate Ō, lit. "Karate King"), an exclusively male trainer class.[63] In the Japanese version of the game, she explicitly credits her transformation to medical science, but this was cut from the English version.[64][65] Role-playing Game Freak Japan
2013 Yousei Aaron Vanich Gay Aaron is a gay character. Visual novel Sakevisual United States
2013 This Is Where I Want To Die The player character and his boyfriend Gay The protagonist is revealed to be a homosexual man who is attacked by two homophobic people, whilst out with his boyfriend. The message of the game is stopping homophobia. Visual novel Marcel Weyers Germany
2014 Coming Out on Top Player character Gay The gay protagonist, a university student, finds himself in romantic relationships and erotic situations with other men, which is often illustrated with explicit graphic images. Visual novel, dating sim Obscurasoft
2014 Coming Out Simulator 2014 Nicky Case Bisexual In this autobiographical game, Nicky Case is a teenage boy who comes out as bisexual. Jack is his boyfriend. Interactive fiction Nicky Case Canada
Jack Gay
Claire Bisexual In the game, Nicky's parents plan to hire Claire as his tutor, with also the purpose of matchmaking Nicky with Claire. Claire is eventually revealed to be bisexual.
2014 Enola Enola and Angelica Lesbian Enola, the main character, wants to help her traumatized girlfriend Angelica.[66] Survival horror, adventure The Domaginarium El Salvador
2012 My Ex-Boyfriend the Space Tyrant Tycho Minogue and most characters Gay The majority of characters, including the player character Tycho Minogue, are gay men. Adventure Up Multimedia
2014 Transistor Grant and Asher Kendrall Gay Grant and Asher Kendrall are a married gay couple, two of the founding members of the Camerata which serves as the antagonist of the game. They are never interacted with in person, committing suicide together before the protagonist reaches them. Action role-playing, turn-based tactics Supergiant Games United States
Sybil Reisz Lesbian It is implied that the antagonist Sybil Reisz has romantic feelings towards Red (the female protagonist) which are not reciprocated.
2014 To Kill a Black Swan The Black Swan Trans woman In this game created for the 2014 Indie Game Development Contest, which is loosely based on To Kill a Mockingbird, a detective investigates in the murder of a transgender woman referred to as the Black Swan. Visual novel Marcel Weyers Germany
2015 Nurse Love Addiction Various girls Lesbian This is a yuri game centered around lesbian nursing school students.[67] Visual novel Kogado Studio Japan
2015 Langrisser Re:Incarnation Tensei Ares Potentially gay or bisexual Ares is the player character. He can confess his feelings to the guys along with the girls to unlock different perks.[68] Tactical role-playing Masaya Games Japan
2015 Might & Magic Heroes VII Fahada and Djinn Khalida Lesbian In the Academy campaign, Tanis tells the story of Fahada the Wizard and her lover Djinn Khalida. In the story, Fahada the Wizard had to choose between Power and Love. The Circle of the Seven Cities does not approve of her activities in the bedchamber with a female lover. Turn-based strategy Limbic Entertainment Germany
2015 Mortal Kombat X Kung Jin Gay In the story mode, there is a conversation between Kung Jin and Raiden, during which the former is apprehensive of the Shaolin accepting him. Raiden encourages him by saying, "They care only about what is in your heart. Not whom your heart desires." Also when beginning a fight with the DLC character Tanya he says "You face the shaolin." To which she replies "Quite a handsome one." Kung Jin's response to this is "Barking up the wrong tree sister." After speculation by fans of Kung Jin's sexuality, the game's cinematic director confirmed that the new kombatant is indeed gay.[69] Fighting NetherRealm Studios, High Voltage Software, QLOC United States
2015 2064: Read Only Memories The game was made by the creators of GaymerX and features overarching themes that deal with discrimination, transhumanism, and the evolution of LGBTQ communities. Graphic adventure MidBoss United States
Gus Dunham and Majid Gay Gus and Majid are a gay couple.
Lexi Rivers and Alys' sister Lesbian Lexi is a lesbian cop who by the time of the game's narrative used to date the sister of Alys, the player character.
Julian "TOMCAT" Thomas Non-binary TOMCAT uses "they" as their pronoun.
Katelyn Non-binary Katelyn is non-binary.[citation needed]
Sympathy Non-binary Sympathy is a bearded non-binary woman.[citation needed]
Melody Flores and Nina James Trans woman Melody and Nina are two trans women.
2015 Technobabylon Max Lao Trans woman Max Lao, Regis’ partner, is a woman eventually revealed to be transgender.[70] Adventure Technocrat Games United Kingdom
Giel Van der Waal and his husband Gay There is an investigation into the deaths of Giel Van der Waal and his husband, a married gay couple.[70]
Nina Jeong and Imogen Lesbian Late in the game, it is shown that Nina Jeong and Imogen have been in a lesbian relationship.[70]
2015 Undertale Alphys Bisexual Alphys (a female reptilian monster scientist) and Undyne (a female fish-like monster warrior) are in love.[71] The events concerning the start of their relationship are shown in the Pacifist Route, where Undyne sends an unsigned letter inviting Alphys to a date. Before the final fight with Asriel Dreemurr, Alphys and Undyne almost kiss each other. In the end credits of this route, the two monster girls are seen together on the beach, and Undyne kisses Alphys on the cheek.

When Mettaton battles the player, he asks a series of questions, including: "Who does Dr. Alphys have a crush on?" This happens before Alphys and Undyne form a relationship. If the player replies either "Undyne" or "Asgore" (a male horned monster, the ruler of the Underground), Mettaton confirms that the answer is correct and further comments on Alphys' crush on either Undyne or Asgore.

Role-playing Toby Fox United States
Undyne Lesbian
RG 01 and RG 02 Gay RG 01 and RG 02 are two male anthropomorphic armored royal guards: a rabbit and a dragon, respectively. It is possible to spare their lives in battle by allowing them to start a scene where RG 02 takes his shirt off and RG 01 reveals that he is attracted to him. However, if the player chooses to kill RG 02 before starting that scene, RG 01 says: "I never told him..." In the Genocide Route, their character description explicitly mentions that they are "two lovers".
Frisk, Chara, Napstablook and Monster Kid Non-binary Frisk (the protagonist, a human child), Chara (Asriel's deceased sibling, another human child), Napstablook (Mettaton's cousin, a ghost) and Monster Kid are exclusively referred to with "they" as their pronoun.

Toby Fox, the creator of Undertale, referred to Frisk as androgynous.[72][unreliable source?]

2015 We Know the Devil Venus Trans woman Venus is a trans girl. Her pronouns in the narration change from "he" to "she" as she comes to terms with her identity.[73] Visual novel Date Nighto
2015 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon, known as "Ciri" Lesbian Ciri, a secondary playable character, when asked about her feelings towards Skjall (a male NPC), the player may answer that she prefers women. She also had a girlfriend named Mistle in the books [74] that the games are based on. Action role-playing CD Projekt Red Poland
Mislav Gay Mislav is a gay hunter encountered in the prologue.
2016 Firewatch Dave Gay In this game, the player can find various notes about two characters: Ron and Dave. Dave is said to have crushed on Ron, who never reciprocated his feelings.[75] Adventure Campo Santo United States
2016 Fragments of Him Will Bisexual The game follows the story of Will, the player character, on his very last morning just before he gets in a car accident that leads to his untimely death. The game involves Will reminiscing past experiences and emotions. Sarah is Will's ex-girlfriend and Harry is his current boyfriend.[76] Casual Sassybot Netherlands
Harry Gay
2016 Overwatch Multiple characters Blizzard has stated that multiple characters of this game are LGBT, but did not specify which ones.[77] First-person shooter Blizzard Entertainment United States
Tracer and Emily Lesbian The heroine Tracer is shown in the tie-in webcomic Reflections (2016) to be in a romantic relationship with a female character named Emily.[78] Tracer was confirmed to be a lesbian by Michael Chu, the lead writer of Overwatch.[79] In the game, Tracer mentions Emily, but Emily herself does not appear.[citation needed]
2016 Pridefest In this game, the player is able to launch and manage a LGBT pride parade. Social simulation Vertigo Arts
2016 Stardew Valley Player character Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual In this game, the player character may be male or female. The player character is able to romance and marry any of the bachelors (Alex, Elliott, Harvey, Sam, Sebastian and Shane) and bachelorettes (Abigail, Emily, Haley, Leah, Maru and Penny), regardless of their gender.

Once a player starts a relationship with them, the bachelor or bachelorette gets the "boyfriend" or "girlfriend" status. It is possible to have multiple boyfriends and/or girlfriends at the same time. The player is only able to marry one person at a time, but they can divorce and then marry someone else.

After having only 2 friendship hearts with Leah, the player character may ask her: "(creepy) May I have a kiss?" If the player is female, this causes Leah to blush and reply "Oh! you're...? Me too. That's good to know.", implying that Leah is lesbian (before she kicks the player out of the house).

If the player is in a same-sex relationship with a bachelor or bachelorette, some of them state they have never felt that way with someone of their gender before.[citation needed]

Farm simulation, role-playing ConcernedApe United States
Bachelors and bachelorettes Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual
Kel Potentially lesbian Kel, the ex-lover of Leah (one of the bachelorettes) is of the same gender as the player character. Kel is either a straight man or a lesbian woman.
2016 The Technomancer Zachariah Mancer Potentially gay or bisexual Zachariah, the player character, can choose to romance Andrew, one of the male companions available in the game.[80] Two female companions, Amelia and Niesha, are also able to be romanced by the player. Action role-playing Spiders France
Andrew Gay
2017 Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator The player character Gay or bisexual In this game, the player is able to date seven fathers. The player himself is the father of a teenage girl named Amanda. At the beginning of the game, the player is able to choose whether Amanda has another father or a mother, which is the ex-partner of the player character. Visual novel, dating sim Game Grumps United States
Trans man (optional) The player character can be transgender, as there is an option when creating the character to have a "binder bod".
Damien Bloodmarch Gay, trans man Damien, Craig, Mat, Joseph, Brian, Robert and Hugo are the seven fathers that the male player character is able to date.

Damien is a trans man.[81]

As of the events of the game, Craig is divorced, and Mat and Robert are widowed, all from straight marriages.

Joseph is in a disfunctional straight marriage, but for the sake of their children he does not leave his wife. He cheats on her by dating the player character. Joseph also had an affair with Robert before the events of the game.

Craig Cahn, Mat Sella, Robert Small and Joseph Christiansen Bisexual
Brian Harding and Hugo Vega Gay
Val and her girlfriend Lesbian Val is Robert's daughter. She has a girlfriend.
2017 Herald: An Interactive Period Drama[82] Robert Stoxan and Antinos Gay Robert Stoxan is a gay character. A letter to his ex-lover Antinos can be found among his belongings.[citation needed] Adventure Wispfire Netherlands
2017 Horizon Zero Dawn Brageld Gay Brageld is a gay man Aloy meets who is mourning the death of his male partner. Action role-playing Geurrilla Games Netherlands
2017 Night in the Woods Margaret "Mae" Borowski Pansexual The main character, Mae Borowski, is pansexual.[83] Adventure Infinite Fall Canada
Gregg and Angus Gay Gregg and Angus are a gay couple.[84]
Jackie Trans woman Bea's friend Jackie is a trans woman.[85]
2017 Expeditions: Viking Thegn of Skjern Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual The main character, the thegn of Skjern (the name is given by the player) can be either male or female and can start romantic relationship with some of their companions, including Roskva and Ketill regardless of player character's gender. Adventure Logic Artists Denmark
Roskva the Black Bisexual Roskva is a bisexual witch, a companion and a potential romantic interest of the main character, regardless of their gender.
Ketill Kolbjarnarson Bisexual Ketill is a hunter, a childhood friend and a companion of the main character. He can be romanced regardless of player character's gender.
2017 SpellForce 3 Isgrimm and his companion Gay Isgrimm is a dwarf companion. He can speak to the player of his male companion. Role-playing THQ Nordic Germany
2017 Steven Universe: Save The Light Ruby, Sapphire Lesbian Action-adventure, Role-playing Grumpyface Studios United States
2017 Prey Morgan Yu (female), Mikhaila Ilyushin, Danielle Sho and Abigail Foy, Jason Chang Lesbian or bisexual Morgan Yu was in a relationship with Mikhaila Ilyushin and Danielle Sho and Abigail Foy are in a relationship. Jason Chang is Morgan Yu's assistant and, regardless of Morgan's gender, the password to his personal terminal is "OMG!hotboss," implying that he has a crush on Morgan. First-person shooter survival horror Arkane Studios United States
2018 Your Royal Gayness Player character, other princes, Spymaster Seraph Gay (Player character), Genderqueer (Spymaster) The player takes the role of a gay prince left as regent while his parents are away for 60 days. While managing resources and politics, the player must secretly court princes from other kingdoms. Spymaster Seraph's gender is left purposefully ambiguous and the character uses they/them pronouns. Simulation Lizard Hazard Games United States
2018 BattleTech (video game) Player character Non-binary The player while creating their character can choose they/them pronouns.[86] Turn-based strategy Harebrained Schemes United States
2018 Detroit: Become Human Traci Units Lesbian or bisexual Two female Traci units who are in love and attempting to flee from their unwanted lives can be found in the chapter where Hank and Connor search a sex club after a murder occurred there. Connor can choose to either side with the android lovers and let them flee, or kill them. In a later chapter, Hank discusses their relationship and expresses sympathy for them. Adventure Game Quantic Dream France
Club Guests Gay and/or bisexual In the same club, the player as part of investigating evidence is able to view recorded footage of various human guests favorably looking at or interacting with male and female androids, some attractions being same-sex.
2018 Octopath Traveler Primrose Bisexual Primrose is a female player character with the ability to seduce both male and female characters to summon them into battle. They follow her wherever she goes.[citation needed] Role-playing, adventure Square Enix, Acquire Japan
2018 Liebt Mich Nicht (LMN) Gottfried (Player character), Faust Gay Gottfried and Faust are canonical lovers before the events of the game, with flashbacks and references to their relationship over the course of the game.[citation needed] Metroidvania, Role-playing Siv & Quin United States
2018 Fighting EX Layer Sharon Lesbian In her Fighting EX Layer appearance Sharon has been stated to be a lesbian.[87] Fighting Arika Japan

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