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 Game Poster Image
Charming, challenging platformer with excellent heroine.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Hollow Knight Game Poster Image
Homage to classic hard-action games provides deep challenge.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2017)
(2017)
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Ikenfell Game Poster Image
Indie tactical tale has a diverse cast of strong characters.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
(2020)
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Stardew Valley Game Poster Image
Absorbing farm simulation is fun; some confusing segments.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
(2016)
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Outer Wilds Game Poster Image
Learn from your mistakes in time-twisted sci-fi adventure.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
(2019)
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Fire Emblem Fates Game Poster Image
Branching turn-based strategy game with moderate violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
(2016)
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Fire Emblem: Three Houses Game Poster Image
Tough strategy game forces players to make hard choices.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
(2019)
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Granblue Fantasy: Versus Game Poster Image
Classic fantasy with unique characters packs a punch.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2020)
(2020)
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Kitty Powers' Love Life Game Poster Image
Play cupid in amusing socially inclusive relationship sim.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2018)
(2018)
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Kitty Powers' Matchmaker Game Poster Image
Funny, clever, socially inclusive dating simulation.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
(2015)
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Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations Game Poster Image
Compelling courtroom drama promotes reading.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2007)
(2007)
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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game - Complete Edition Game Poster Image
Cult classic love letter to old-school beat-'em-ups returns.
Platforms: Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2021)
(2021)
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Tacoma Game Poster Image
Mature sci-fi tale founded on strong storytelling.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Game Poster Image
Epic, slightly flawed tale has lots of bloodless combat.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
(2017)
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Night in the Woods Game Poster Image
Rich, witty, emotional narrative adventure; mature themes.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2017)
(2017)
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Octopath Traveler Game Poster Image
Deep, challenging tale will keep you playing for hours.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
(2018)
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13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Game Poster Image
Hybrid adventure/strategy game is unique but confusing.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2020)
(2020)
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Apex Legends Game Poster Image
Epic battle royale game is more realistic than Fortnite.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
(2019)
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Bully: Scholarship Edition Game Poster Image
More bad behavior in expanded high school sim.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii
(2008)
(2008)
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Overwatch Game Poster Image
Fantastic, frantic shooter with some violence, open chat.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
(2019)
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Gone Home Game Poster Image
Terrific narrative game tackles tough teen identity issues.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
(2013)
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GreedFall Game Poster Image
Fantastic, mature tale focuses on choice vs. combat.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
(2019)
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Persona 4 Golden Game Poster Image
Challenging high school murder mystery gets new life on PC.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2020)
(2020)
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Life Is Strange Game Poster Image
Adventure focuses on power, consequences of second chances.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
(2015)
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Life Is Strange: Before the Storm Game Poster Image
Mature, emotional tale emphasizes story over puzzles.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Read Only Memories Game Poster Image
Colorful neo-noir adventure covers inclusion, acceptance.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
(2015)
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Tell Me Why Game Poster Image
Emotionally charged story invites dialogue and reflection.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
(2020)
(2020)
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The Technomancer Game Poster Image
Entertaining yet violent sci-fi tale with complex controls.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
(2016)
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Agents of Mayhem Game Poster Image
Ambitious superhero game brought to earth with flawed play.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Assassin's Creed Odyssey Game Poster Image
Epic historical tale with bloody violence, language, sex.
Platforms: Google Stadia, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Assassin's Creed Syndicate Game Poster Image
Bloody action epic paints authentic picture of old London.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
(2015)
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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! Game Poster Image
Bloody shooter series treads water with average semi-sequel.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
(2014)
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Borderlands 2 Game Poster Image
Co-op, sci-fi 1st-person shooter rains blood and body parts.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
(2012)
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Borderlands 3 Game Poster Image
Fast-paced action returns bigger, badder, bursting at seams.
Platforms: Google Stadia, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
(2019)
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Catherine: Full Body Game Poster Image
Story-driven puzzler has drinking, profanity, lots of sex.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
(2020)
(2020)
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Cyberpunk 2077 Game Poster Image
Mature, violent cyber-dystopian action game for adults only.
Platforms: Google Stadia, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
(2020)
(2020)
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Disco Elysium: The Final Cut Game Poster Image
Story-driven tale loaded with mature themes, gray messages.
Platforms: Google Stadia, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
(2021)
(2021)
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Dragon Age: Origins Game Poster Image
Deep but very violent fantasy role-playing game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2009)
(2009)
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Dragon Age II Game Poster Image
Deep RPG filled with mature themes, violence, and sex.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
(2011)
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Dragon Age: Inquisition Game Poster Image
Epic fantasy RPG has sex, language, and bloody battles.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
(2014)
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Dreamfall Chapters: Books 3-5 Game Poster Image
Mildly interactive mature novel has thought-provoking story.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Game Poster Image
Fantastic sci-fi trilogy has blood, sex, adult themes.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2021)
(2021)
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Nier Game Poster Image
Bloody, sexually charged RPG with an oddly touching story.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2010)
(2010)
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Nier: Automata Game Poster Image
Heady sci-fi RPG with robot battles, suggestive themes.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2017)
(2017)
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The Last of Us Game Poster Image
Exceptional storytelling, but lots of violence, profanity.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
(2013)
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The Last of Us Part II Game Poster Image
Brutally violent game suggests violence isn't a solution.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2020)
(2020)
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The Outer Worlds Game Poster Image
Mature, bloody adventure gives choices, few consequences.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
(2019)
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The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Collection Game Poster Image
Dark, intensely violent, morally ambiguous zombie series.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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