Games with LGBTQ+ Characters

Gaming is for everyone, and gamers represent a truly diverse community. Whether you're exploring new worlds, fighting your way through a post-apocalyptic wasteland, or commanding your troops on the field of battle, the world of gaming offers a limitless number of stories to explore -- and LGBTQ+ characters are at the forefront of some of the most captivating experiences available. These must-play titles bring a large range of identities and stories to the digital screen. If you're looking for more of these stories away from a controller, check out our lists of Movies with LGBTQ+ Characters for Teens and TV Shows with LGBTQ+ Characters.

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Celeste

age 10+

Charming, challenging platformer with excellent heroine.

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Hollow Knight

age 10+

Homage to classic hard-action games provides deep challenge.

Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows (2017)
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Ikenfell

age 10+

Indie tactical tale has a diverse cast of strong characters.

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Stardew Valley

age 10+

Absorbing farm simulation is fun; some confusing segments.

Platforms: Windows (2016)
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Outer Wilds

age 12+

Learn from your mistakes in time-twisted sci-fi adventure.

Platforms: Windows, Xbox One (2019)
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Fire Emblem Fates

age 13+

Branching turn-based strategy game with moderate violence.

Platforms: Nintendo 3DS (2016)
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Fire Emblem: Three Houses

age 13+

Tough strategy game forces players to make hard choices.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2019)
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Granblue Fantasy: Versus

age 13+

Classic fantasy with unique characters packs a punch.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows (2020)
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Kitty Powers' Love Life

age 13+

Play cupid in amusing socially inclusive relationship sim.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2018)
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Kitty Powers' Matchmaker

age 13+

Funny, clever, socially inclusive dating simulation.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2015)
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Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations

age 13+

Compelling courtroom drama promotes reading.

Platforms: Nintendo DS (2007)
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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game - Complete Edition

age 13+

Cult classic love letter to old-school beat-'em-ups returns.

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Tacoma

age 13+

Mature sci-fi tale founded on strong storytelling.

Platforms: Windows, Xbox One (2017)
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Xenoblade Chronicles 2

age 13+

Epic, slightly flawed tale has lots of bloodless combat.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2017)
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Night in the Woods

age 13+

Rich, witty, emotional narrative adventure; mature themes.

Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows (2017)
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Octopath Traveler

age 13+

Deep, challenging tale will keep you playing for hours.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2018)
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13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

age 14+

Hybrid adventure/strategy game is unique but confusing.

Platforms: PlayStation 4 (2020)
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Apex Legends

age 14+

Epic battle royale game is more realistic than Fortnite.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One (2019)
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Bully: Scholarship Edition

age 14+

More bad behavior in expanded high school sim.

Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii (2008)
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Overwatch

age 14+

Fantastic, frantic shooter with some violence, open chat.

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