Representation in video games has come a long way, but there is still a long way to go. LGBTQ+ friendly games are few and far between, but they do exist. We’ve rounded up the best LGBTQ+ friendly titles across all platforms, including Android, iOS, Xbox, Playstation, and Switch.
Night In The Woods is a 2D adventure game where you’ll explore the town of Possum Springs. It has plenty of LGBTQ+ characters that are portrayed in a subtler manner than most games. Arcade Spirits is technically a dating sim, but it could be better described as a relationship sim. Stardew Valley lets you date, marry, and bear children with one of 12 townspeople. Hades is a brilliantly fun hack-and-slash roguelike with almost as many awards as characters. Gone Home remains one of the best walking simulators. Life is Strange is an episodic story-driven game featuring multiple queer protagonists across its many stories. Dream Daddy pokes fun at the dating sim genre while providing a genuinely brilliant experience. Tell Me Why is an original story featuring a transgender protagonist. If Found… is built around relationships and follows a young transgender woman exploring how she handles relationships with family and friends. Unpacking is a zen puzzle game that is about unpacking. Celeste’s protagonist, Madeline, is trans, but it’s not clearly stated in the game. The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories is a puzzle platformer with a clear message.
These LGBTQ+ friendly games include a wide variety of genres, so you’re bound to find something to enjoy here. They each have a unique approach to representation, so you’re guaranteed an original experience regardless of your choice.