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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.
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.
List of works
Video game series
These are video game series where two or more games have LGBT characters.
|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. This led to speculation regarding Jacob's sexuality, with the official Assassin's Creed Tumblr later confirming that the character is canonically bisexual.||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.[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|
|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."||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|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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. 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||2010||Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc||Kiyotaka Ishimaru and Mondo Owada||Gay, bi, or pan||Taka and Mondo, the Ultimate Moral Compass and Ultimate Biker Gang Leader respectively, develop an incredibly close bond during the course of the story. It was later confirmed by PR that the two were likely in love without realizing it, and that they would have moved in together after the Killing Game.||Adventure, visual novel||Spike Chunsoft||Japan|
|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.|
|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||Bisexual||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|
|Kaede Akamatsu||Bisexual or Lesbian||Kaede, the Ultimate Pianist, calls several other girls "sexy" or "cute" when first meeting them, and at one point playfully threatens to lift up Tsumugi's skirt in order to get her to pay attention to her. In the manga anthology she exclaims that she's jealous of Himiko for getting to sleep on another girl's lap.|
|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.|
|Tenko Chabashira||Lesbian||Tenko Chabashira, the Ultimate Aikido Master, is attracted to girls, particularly Himiko Yumeno. 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". It is also stated that she designed her outfit in order to look cute to girls.|
|Kokichi Oma||Gay||Kokichi Oma, the Ultimate Supreme Leader, is shown to be attracted to other male characters. He is particularly fond of Shuichi; though he refers to numerous male characters as his "beloved", throughout the story he mentions that Shuichi is his "favorite" and that he's always thinking about him. At the end of his Free Time Events he claims his objective was to "steal Shuichi's heart". Kokichi's Love Suite Hotel event further confirms his attraction to Shuichi, as Shuichi plays the role of himself as Kokichi's ideal partner.|
|K1-B0||Agender, Pan(?)||K1-B0, the Ultimate Robot, though referred to as male, is genderless. In a non-optional dialogue scene, K1-B0 is asked by Tenko if he was a "degenerate male" or a girl, and K1-B0 admits to not having given it much thought.|
|Himiko Yumeno, Tsumugi Shirogane, Rantaro Amami, Miu Iruma||Possibly bisexual, pansexual, gay, lesbian, etc.||The listed characters are also implied to potentially be attracted to people of the same gender. Rantaro, for example, is described by Tsumugi as someone who "doesn't seem like the type to have a girlfriend", and later events in the story suggest she's likely to be right. 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.|
Marvel vs. Capcom,
|1994||First appearance: Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
||Morrigan Aensland||Bisexual||Morrigan is bisexual. 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
|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.|
|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.|
|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 bisexual 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.|
|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|
|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|
|Fallout||1998||Fallout 2||Miria and Davin||Bisexual||This game features the first same-sex marriage in a game. 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||Bisexual||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.||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. At one stage in the game, it is possible for Quina and Vivi, an apparently juvenile Black Mage, to be married.|
|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.
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
Sucker Punch Productions (PS Vita)
|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,
|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). 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.|
|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,|
|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.|
|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.||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.
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.||Point-and-click adventure||Funcom||Norway|
|2014||Dreamfall Chapters||Kian Alvane||Gay||Kian Alvane, one of the main protagonists, is gay.||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. 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.||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. .||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.|
|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.|
|Megami Tensei and Persona||1997||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|
|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. 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.|
|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.|
|Anna and Noriko||Lesbian||Anna is a female athlete whose relationship with her obsessive admirer Noriko contains lesbian overtones.|
|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||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||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||Persona 4||Kanji Tatsumi||Bisexual||Kanji Tatsumi, 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||Major Raikov and Volgin||Gay and bisexual||This game features male homo- and bisexuality (Major Raikov and Volgin, respectively).|
|2010||Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker||Dr. Strangelove||Bisexual||In this game we find a bisexual woman, 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.|
|2017||Agents of Mayhem||Roderick "Hollywood" Stone||Pansexual||Hollywood is the first playable character. He is pansexual.||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.
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.
|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.||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.||Role-playing||Origin Systems||United States|
|1993||Ultima VII Part Two: Serpent Isle||A mage||Bisexual||A mage sexually proposes the player's character regardless of the character's gender. The player is given the choice to accept or decline.|
|The Walking Dead||2013||The Walking Dead: Season Two||Matthew and Walter||Gay||The second episode features Mathew and Walter. A gay couple. Matthew is murdered early in the episode.||Graphic adventure||Telltale Games||United States|
|2016||The Walking Dead: Michonne||Jonas and Zachary||Gay||Jonas and Zachary are a gay couple who first appeared in the first episode|
|Paige||Lesbian||Paige has feelings for her friend Samantha|
|1985||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.||Interactive Fiction||Froggy Software||France|
|1986||Moonmist||Vivian and Dierdre||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.||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.||C. M. Ralph|
|1989||Circuit's Edge||Trans woman||This DOS science fiction game includes a transgender woman.||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", although several analysts say that this may be a misrepresentation of the common platonic meaning among heterosexual female friends.||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". In the English version, he instead says "He looks smart," and the gender-based disparity is left unexplained.||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.||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.||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.||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.||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.||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.||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.||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". 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.||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. 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." 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. 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.||Adventure||Divide By Zero||United Kingdom|
|1995||Shannara||Seneschal||Gay||Seneschal is a snotty and racist gay character, who wears all purple.||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.||Visual novel||Software House Parsley||Japan|
|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.||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.||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. Curtis is the first playable non-heterosexual character in a video game.||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.||Action role-playing||tri-Ace
|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.||First-person shooter||Raven Software
(Mac OS version)
Pipe Dream Interactive
|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.||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||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.||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.||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||Bully||James "Jimmy" Hopkins||Bisexual||Jimmy is able to kiss both boys and girls. In the Xbox version the player can unlock an achievement by kissing a boy twenty times.||Action-adventure||Rockstar Vancouver||Canada|
|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.||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|
|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 man or woman and Violet is their girlfriend. The player is freely able to change their gender and sex 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. Upon gender-changing, Violet may react by saying, "I adore you either way."||Interactive fiction||Jeremy Freese|
|The player character||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||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.||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. 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).|
|2011||Catherine||Erica Anderson||Trans woman||Erica, the waitress at The Stray Sheep, is a trans woman.||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||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.|
|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||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. The girlfriend of the player character also has a major role in the game.||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.
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.
|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).|
|Sya||Trans woman||Sya is assigned male at birth. She used magic to aid in her transition.|
|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.||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.|
|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|
|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.||Adventure, exploration||Fullbright,
Midnight City (console edition)
|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. In the Japanese version of the game, she explicitly credits her transformation to medical science, but this was cut from the English version.||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||This is an autobiographical game about a teenage Nicky Case coming out as bisexual to his mother. Jack is his boyfriend.||Interactive fiction||Nicky Case||Canada|
|2014||Enola||Enola and Angelica||Lesbian||Enola, the main character, wants to help her traumatized girlfriend Angelica.||Survival horror, adventure||The Domaginarium||El Salvador|
|2014||Queen's Gambit||Player character||Bisexual||The player character can romance Emily or one of three male characters.||Visual novel||Voltage Entertainment USA||United States|
|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||Astoria: Fate's Kiss||Player character||Bisexual||The player character can romance Medusa, Alex, or one of multiple male characters.||Visual novel||Voltage Entertainment USA||United States|
|2015||Nurse Love Addiction||Various girls||Lesbian||This is a yuri game centered around lesbian nursing school students.||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.||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.||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.|
|Sympathy||Non-binary||Sympathy is a bearded non-binary woman.|
|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.||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.|
|Nina Jeong and Imogen||Lesbian||Late in the game, it is shown that Nina Jeong and Imogen have been in a lesbian relationship.|
|2015||Undertale||Alphys||Bisexual||Alphys (a female reptilian monster scientist) and Undyne (a female fish-like monster warrior) are in love. 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|
|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.|
|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.||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  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.||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.||Casual||Sassybot||Netherlands|
|2016||Gangsters in Love||Player character||Bisexual||The player character can romance Aurora or one of multiple male characters.||Visual novel||Voltage Entertainment USA||United States|
|2016||Overwatch||Multiple characters||Blizzard has stated that multiple characters of this game are LGBT, but did not specify which ones.||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. Tracer was confirmed to be a lesbian by Michael Chu, the lead writer of Overwatch. In the game, Tracer mentions Emily, but Emily herself does not appear.|
|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.
|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. Two female companions, Amelia and Niesha, are also able to be romanced by the player.||Action role-playing||Spiders||France|
|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.
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||Robert Stoxan and Antinos||Gay||Robert Stoxan is a gay character. A letter to his ex-lover Antinos can be found among his belongings.||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.||Adventure||Infinite Fall||Canada|
|Gregg and Angus||Gay||Gregg and Angus are a gay couple.|
|Jackie||Trans woman||Bea's friend Jackie is a trans woman.|
|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 the kingdom the player character secretly courts princes from other kingdoms. The Spymaster Seraph's gender is left purposefully ambiguous and the character uses they/them pronouns.||Simulation||Lizard Hazard Games||United States|
|2018||BattleTech||Player character||Non-binary||The player while creating their character can choose they/them pronouns.||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|
|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.||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.||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.||Fighting||Arika||Japan|
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