5 Best LGBTQ+ Video Games to Play with Your Partner

LGBTQ+ representation is improving in video games, giving players a more realistic and grounded view of relationships. If you manage to get a gamer date, then you should consider playing a game together that features an LGBTQ+ person or couple. That way, you can affirm your love of video games as well as the people to whom you’re attracted.

Why Are Video Games a Great Dating Idea?

Now, some people might be wondering: why would I want a video game date in the first place? Imagine you just met a nice guy on a gay singles site after spending the night seeking the perfect man. You talk, get to know each other, and have some online dates. Once you’re ready to meet offline, you’ll want a low-pressure dating scenario where you can be near each other, talk a lot, and eat. A video game date will solve all these issues and more, giving you the best of all worlds!

1. Mass Effect Andromeda

The Mass Effect series is known to be groundbreaking for many reasons. Although the main trilogy missed the mark with representation, the offshoot Andromeda, has much more to say about LGBTQ+ people. Your character can be a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and these individuals are well-represented throughout the game. They aren’t just random side characters, either. They’re fleshed-out characters that matter.

2. The Sims 4

The Sims 4 ramped up the opportunities for gay people to enjoy the game. You can make your characters just about any gender and sexuality with one of the latest expansions, Island Living. Finally, you can make trans characters with presets and different pronouns. Best of all, you can start a game that your date can interact with! For a game that has promised to let players do everything for over a decade, The Sims is finally starting to live up to that concept.

3. Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony

Not every gay character needs to be represented as an effeminate man, and that holds true for Gay Tony. While his character is anything but PC, it’s a take on gay men in power that deserves to be seen. Take your character on a journey through the streets, get jobs from Tony, and follow the story to the end of the line.

4. Borderlands 2

Although Borderlands 2 does not let you play as a gay character, two NPCs in the game are gay. The game is not as overt with these characters’ sexuality as some other videogames, but it’s still a step forward. While you’re looting and shooting your way across Pandora, visit Sir Hammerlock and Tiny Tina to get your fill of LGBTQ+ goodness.

5. Dragon Age: Inquisition

Much like the Mass Effect series, Dragon Age Inquisition is a game based on exploration, story, and character relationships. It should come as no surprise that this extensive game includes stories of LGBTQ+ people. You can make and play gay characters and find many others along the way. The story is rich and deep, so your gay partner will enjoy playing it by your side for many hours.

Video game dates are a wonderful way to spend time with your romantic gay partner. It always helps when you have games available that reflect your lifestyle and let you see some version of yourself as a hero, villain, or a mix of the two. Dating a video games lover can be a very fun and inspiring experience, even if you are not a huge gamer yourself. Take some time to appreciate the art, story, and direction of the games we’ve listed here, and see why so many LGBTQ+ people have chosen to play them.

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