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Oftentimes in video games, the option exists for the main character to [[RelationshipValues pursue a romantic relationship]] with some other character. Aside from dedicated {{Romance Game}}s, this is most common in more open-ended games, such as {{R|olePlayingGame}}PGs and WideOpenSandbox games, rather than games that follow a tight, "[[ScriptedEvent every note must be hit]]" plot, where any romance happens at the behest of the story. As video games are [[MostGamersAreMale traditionally a medium aimed at a male demographic]], and the general thought is that most males are heterosexual, most of the romance happens between a male character and a female character of the player's choice.

In some cases, however, game designers began to realize an increasing interest in same-gender love interests, as gay, lesbian, and bisexual people become more visible. And as an interactive medium, it's possible to include such content while giving those uninterested in same-sex romance the option of skipping it. This means that games that include romance have increasingly allowed the protagonist the option to romance a few characters of the same gender.

For Japanese games where being gay is not just an option but the game itself is themed on it, see the video game sections of YuriGenre (for lesbians) and YaoiGenre (for gay males). This ''may'' or ''may not'' overlap with OptionalSexualEncounter, since a game won't always go that far.



[[folder:Games and series offering male/male options]]

[[AC:Adventure Games]]
* The sixth ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'' game had a gay option as a NonstandardGameOver: If you used Larry's fly on the flamboyantly gay towel attendant or gave him the key to Larry's room, you were treated to a game over screen featuring the two walking hand in hand into the sunset.
* In one of the ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' video games, where you play as Kyon, you can gain or lose favor with each character depending on how much attention you pay to them. Sometimes it's a friendship meter, and sometimes it's a love meter; that last one comes up less often for Itsuki (resident HoYay character) than the girls, but it still appears from time to time.

* Parodied by ''Website/GaiaOnline''. A RIG centering on an injured Lex's video-game hallucinations has a dating-sim stage. Lex's options are his female coworkers Becky and [[{{Tsundere}} Jinx]]... and his male coworker [[SmugSnake Russell Ace]].
* ''VideoGame/PiratesOfTheBurningSea'' allows this, in an early mission you get a choice of a number of different people of both genders that you can select to be your romantic interest later in the game with no gender restrictions. This can lead to amusing results as players who don't read the plot text then end up wondering why their character is suddenly gay.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' added a small example in the ''Cataclysm'' expansion. One series of humorous quests involves listening to the [[UnreliableNarrator awesome exploits]] of a couple of [=NPCs=] in the Badlands following Deathwing's path of destruction. One of them starts with the Orc showing off his [[spoiler:flying]] motorcycle to a series of swooning admirers, ladies of various races... and a male [[{{Bishonen}} blood elf]]. When Deathwing appears, you can only choose one of them to hop in the sidecar with you to safety. However, the quest text implies that the Orc may not quite realize the Blood Elf is male.

[[AC:Role-Playing Games]]
* ''Franchise/DotHack'':
** One of the endings in the ''VideoGame/DotHackGU'' series allows players to fall in love with and marry another male, Endrance.
** In ''.hack//Link'', perform a Cross Rengeki with Endrance and he'll attack the monster while Tokio is in the attack's path, only to leap in and carry him off with lots of sparkles and such. Tokio promptly freaks out. Once Endrance gets his Xth form that makes him look even more feminine Tokio will also get said sparkles before realizing what he's doing and freaking out.
* In ''VideoGame/BahamutLagoon'', depending on the options you pick, the HeroicMime can either be interested in the princess (who ends up leaving him for someone else halfway through the game anyway), or in his old gay mentor, a respected war general and court sorcerer. Sure, it's played for laughs (as is most romantic character interaction in the game), but for a 90's Squaresoft SNES game it's downright ''revolutionary''.
* ''Exstetra'' features a mechanic where the main character kisses his party members to give them, as well as himself, boosts in combat. This is not limited to his female companions, and at the end of the game you can choose between your most kissed party members to see their ending.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'': Cloud Strife will go on a date during the second time his party arrive in Gold Saucer in the story. Depending from his interactions with the other characters, the character with the highest points will drag Cloud to a date. The four candidates are [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Tifa]] (starting with 30 points), [[InnocentFlowerGirl Aerith]] (starting with 50 points), [[GenkiGirl Yuffie]] (starting with 10 points), and... [[ScaryBlackMan Barret]] (starting with 0 points). Barret however is a subversion. Cloud actually doesn't date him, Cloud just hangs around with Barret without any romantic events occuring. He and Barret don't participate in the theatre stage play like he does with the girls, and Barret is not excited during the gondola ride. In fact, he is angry that he's hanging around with Cloud rather than having fun with his daughter Marlene. Cloud is even called out by Barret that he is not dating with any of the three girls instead.
** During the stage play, the player is given the opportunity to ruin it. Normally, the Legendary Hero (Cloud) would kiss the princess, [[ThePowerOfLove which would kill the Evil Dragon King]]. But there are two other options he can kiss. If he kisses the king, it would have the same effect on the Evil Dragon King, and the Legendary Hero would end up with the king instead, which would be this trope. The other option is kissing the Evil Dragon King, but this is a subversion, since the Evil Dragon King turns back into his original form... a girl. The Hero would end up with that girl.
* Rather late in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}} Innocent Sin'' and after many revelations to all involved, the party eventually corners TheProtagonist Tatsuya and asks him bluntly who he's in love with. He has the choice of picking any of the four party members... and yes, one of them is [[PrettyBoy Jun.]]
* ''VideoGame/DemonGaze II'' allows you to date both male and female demons.
* ''VideoGame/SteambotChronicles'' had an odd version of this. There were three female characters that could be romanced. During the dates with them, the player could ''inform'' the women that they were interested in their male friends, but could not actually date another male character.
* The ''VideoGame/TempleOfElementalEvil'' video game port provides a sidequest where the party can rescue a slave named Bertram from his pirate owner. As a reward, Bertram promises himself to one of the male or female members of the party, depending on where you first speak to him (there are two places he is located for some reason, and only one of them will be interested in a male). Talking to one causes the other to disappear from the game permanently. Whatever version of Bertram you manage to recruit, if the relationship with him is pursued, you can get married to him, and if he is kept in your party by the end of the game, he and the character get a "both lived happily together" ending.
* ''The Technomancer'' allows the main character, [[BiTheWay Zachariah]], to pursue a relationship with [[WrenchWench Amelia]], [[HiddenBadass Niesha]], or [[DarkAndTroubledPast Lucky]]. Interestingly, the achievements for romancing Amelia and Niesha are both named after puns referring to their respective characters' backstories, whereas the achievement for romancing Lucky is simply titled "Soulmate".
* The ''Anime/TokyoMajin Gakuen'' game is full of HoYay, but there is a Christmas event where you can date any of the female characters, and if you have a high enough relationship rating with the main supporting male character then you can go on a date with him as well. The main male character can end up with every single party member that joins him - be it male or female -- although the male/male endings are certainly open to interpretation, with the exception of the aforementioned male character whom you can date at Christmas who confesses his love for the main male lead.
* In ''VideoGame/Fallout2'', the player can be married via shotgun wedding in the farming community of Modoc, with either Grisham's son or daughter, regardless of gender.
* Ludger, the main protagonist of ''VideoGame/Tales of Xillia 2'', can choose to flirt with anyone and everyone, male or female.
[[AC:Simulation Games]]
* ''7 Sins'' despite being a game that seems to be about being a playboy who seduces as many women as possible, has a number of encounters with men also. Bisexuality is actually ''encouraged'' as the easiest way to progress is by seducing the men too.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has one or two DatingSim-esque AlternateContinuity games, in which Kaworu naturally plays the Gay Option. ''Girlfriend of Steel 2'' however, although it includes a complete non sequitur picture of naked winged Kaworu [[PietaPlagiarism carrying equally-naked not-winged Shinji]], all [[HoYay homoerotic]] options inexplicably vanish from the game after the date.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Tradewinds}} Legends'' one of the characters you can choose to play as is Hassan, who is on a quest to find his lost 'brother'. As you progress through the game it's revealed that Hassan's most definitely not interested in women and it's actually his male lover that he's searching for.

[[AC:Stealth-Based Games]]
* ''Franchise/MetalGear'':
** The [[MultipleEndings Otacon ending]] of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', in which Snake shares a romantic scene with Otacon instead of Meryl, is ''not'' a true Gay Option - it's more of a [[HeterosexualLifePartners romantic-friendship-confession-type thing]], and it can only be achieved by making a decision that causes poor innocent Meryl to die. All this said, [[FanNickname it's casually referred to by the fandom as 'the gay ending']].
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' has a couple of DatingSim missions where Snake can go on a date with, and get some [[SexyDiscretionShot implied action]] with, the adorable Paz Ortega Andrade. However, if [[MemeticMutation you don't like guuuurls]], you can do those things on a date with hunky Miller instead. You can even take photos of him in his underwear.

[[AC:Turn-Based Strategy]]
* One of the endings in ''VideoGame/LuminousArc3'' involves the hero Levi and male teammate [[spoiler:Dino]] embracing romantically on a secluded beach.

* If the player in ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' has Tomoya ignore all of the main heroines, in the storyline's ending he ends up with Sunohara. There is also the Kappei route, where Tomoya spends the first half or so unable to tell if Kappei is male or female (and having awkward feelings while wondering). After Kappei is revealed to be male, [[PairTheSpares he gets together with Kyou's twin sister, Ryou.]]
* In ''VisualNovel/CrossDays'', a companion game to ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'', protagonist Yuuki can pursue Makoto.
* The EnhancedRemake of the visual novel ''VisualNovel/{{Happiness}}'' had the gay option in the form of EnsembleDarkhorse [[WholesomeCrossdresser Jun Watarase]]. Most people ignored the women in favor of [[AttractiveBentGender Jun's]] path.
* While ''VisualNovel/MajiDeWatashiNiKoiShinasai'' doesn't have any routes for it (though not for lack of options, as Touma is [[BiTheWay quite open about his preferences]] ''and'' displays interest in Yamato, and Ryuuhei is [[{{Gayngster}} straight up just gay]]), there is a BadEnd where Yamato admits he has preferences he didn't quite expect, along with an implied scene.
* In the PS Vita game of ''LightNovel/MyTeenRomanticComedySNAFU?'' Totsuka Saika gets his own ending with Hachiman.
* In ''VisualNovel/PQRSTheGame'', you can choose [[spoiler:Ellen or David]] to end the game with. You can express your love for [[spoiler:Zak]], too, but he reacts with a {{Squick}}. [[spoiler:Surprisingly, though, he'll change his mind during non-David endings.]]
* In [[spoiler:the post-prologue]] part of ''Ristorante Amore'', [[spoiler: Liam and Ethan are included among Pierre's romance options.]]
* {{Inverted| trope}} in the YaoiGenre visual novel ''Sacred Sand''. Of the 21 possible endings, there are two which involve Lorr ending up with Learah: one is a romantic pairing while the other is a friendship.
* The male characters in ''VideoGame/ShiraOkaSecondChances'' also have paths and endings, although they're only a bit HoYay and not full-on romance.

[[AC:Wide Open Sandbox]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'', Jimmy can lock lips with any girl to gain a health boost. He can do the same to a few of the boys, one for each clique. Despite the fact that "finishing" his Art class allows him to romance female students without giving them a gift first, he will still have to hand the guys a present before they will be his. Also, while there are multiple kissing girl animations, [[ButNotTooGay there's only ever one for kissing boys]].
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'':
** In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'', Niko can send date invitations to other men on the in-game website ''love-meet.net'', but, like the other website 'filler' characters, they will not reply. One mission involves going on a date with a gay man, but this is not a Gay Option, since this is an assassination mission.
** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' lets CJ kiss men, but this only applies in multiplayer mode and if the 2nd player chooses a male character.

[[folder:Games and series offering female/female options]]

[[AC:Adventure Games]]
* [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames The video game adaptation of]] ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' has a mild one of these. One minigame is like tag... but the person who's "it" is a frog who has to kiss another character to make them the frog. Player default is Tiana, with the other 3 players being Prince Naveen, [[LesYay Tiana's best friend Charlotte, and her other friend Georgia]].
* The InteractiveFiction game ''[[http://jayisgames.com/games/ifiction/game/violet Violet]]'' has a text command ('HETERONORMATIVITY OFF') to turn the story into a lesbian romance.

[[AC:Choose Your Own Adventure]]
* In the ChooseYourOwnAdventure book ''Pretty Little Mistakes'' that has an explicitly female protagonist, most of the love interests are male but one of the story branches lets you get together with another woman instead.
* As does ''Night Of A Thousand Boyfriends.''
* The ''VideoGame/{{Guenevere}}'' game hosted on Creator/ChoiceOfGames allows the female [=PC=] to romance any combination of Arthur, Lancelot and Morgana.

[[AC:First Person Shooters]]
* The first ''VideoGame/StarTrekEliteForce'' game lets you play as either Alexander Munro or Alexandra Munro. Either way, your character flirts with female teammate Telsia Murphy, who might return the flirting in optional scenes.

* An odd case in ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' in that it is not so much a lesbian option as a lesbian obligation. [[PurelyAestheticGender Regardless of gender]], player characters who belong to the organization known as The Dragon will receive oral pleasure from an attractive asian female during an early cutscene. Whether they like it or not.

[[AC:Role-Playing Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'', female characters can have same-sex couplings at a brothel in Tarant. It's possible to get a non-violent non-deceptive outcome to the confrontation with the female leader of the Dark Elves by simply responding to her attempts to seduce the main character. Only if the protagonist is especially attractive, mind you (beauty is a stat in ''Arcanum'').
* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' features Juhani, a female Jedi of a catlike race, as a possible party member. If the player makes their character a female and follows the Light Side path, Juhani confesses her feelings for her before the final battle. The player can tell Juhani she feels the same way, or that she just doesn't swing that way. If a male character flirts with her she's openly disgusted at the idea.
* The ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' expansion ''Kingmaker'' provides the bisexual nymph NPC Kaidala who can be romanced by female as well as male characters.
* The Female MC route in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} [[VideoGameRemake Portable]]'' offers you the choice of Theodore or Elizabeth as your Velvet Room guide. Elizabeth maintains her flirty, if not outright romantic demeanour toward the MC, regardless of gender, though the scene where she "spends a long time" with the MC is cut out of the female version. Aigis is fiercely protective of the MC regardless of gender, and her social link text remains the same with a female MC as it was with the male, though the voice acting is cut out during rank 10 in the female route. However, as she is still asking you to touch her Papillon Heart, an ''extremely'' intimate gesture bordering on pseudo-robot intercourse, she can be considered a gay option for the female MC.
* The ''Swordcraft Story'' sub-series of ''VideoGame/SummonNight'' has lesbian option''s'', that are almost impossible to avoid. Female summons in both games gain a crush on the main character and playing as a female does nothing to deter them, and in-fact only encourages them (Sugar only gives the famed kiss to a female PC).
* Inverted in ''VideoGame/EmbricOfWulfhammersCastle''. Although the game is YuriGenre and thus has many female/female options, there is still one ending where the Duchess can end up with Embric.

[[AC:Simulation Games]]
* ''[[http://pacthesis.deviantart.com/art/Chrono-Days-Sim-Date-197968878 Chrono Days Sim Date]]'' and ''[[http://pacthesis.deviantart.com/art/Lunar-Days-Sim-Date-277108306 Lunar Days Sim Date]]'' both have a lesbian option included among the {{Secret Character}}s. Additionally, the later ''[[http://pacthesis.deviantart.com/art/Number-Days-Sim-Date-340640576 Number Days Sim Date]]'' has [[ShrinkingViolet Lena]] as a romanceable character from the start.
* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon: Korobokkuru Station For Girls'' had a thinly-veiled Gay Option, allowing you to use a [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship "Best Friends Ceremony"]] to get one of the special wives from the male version to move in with you and eventually bring you a baby, as if they were a husband. This was removed for the US version, ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS Cute'' -- more obnoxiously, Creator/{{Natsume}} refused to confirm they removed it, and they left in all the related scenes up to actually "proposing", so it's taken hours of work by dedicated players to, in fact, confirm it's not in there. Fans were understandably annoyed.
* In the online game ''VideoGame/TheHookup'' one of your options is the girl, Sarah.
* In the lawyer sim ''Love&Order'', one of the romance options for your female PC is a female attorney.
* In ''VideoGame/PrincessMaker 4'' (possibly only the PC version), if your daughter avoids marrying any men and has a close enough relationship with one of her female friends, she may end up living "happily ever after" with the girl in question.
* Fantasy life sim ''Spirited Heart'' has an ExpansionPack called "Girls Love", which opens up six female love interests. In the [[UpdatedRerelease "Deluxe" version]], they are already included.
* Because the default player characters for the ''VideoGame/WayOfTheSamurai'' series are male, with female PC models being unlockable extras for game completion (the series focuses on having a large number of relatively short paths), or awards for NonLethalKO (which allows you to use the victim's model for yourself on future plays) on a female character in ''3'', the game almost always treats you as male, allowing you to visit a brothel (and even get the ranking for visiting it enough times in a cycle), take up the offer of a {{Fallen|Princess}} MafiaPrincess to "take [her] inner woman" so she can fight, etc. The one NPC that reacts differently to a female PC in ''2'' (the female sword informant), can still be (hopelessly) asked on a date.
* In ''VisualNovel/LongLiveTheQueen'', the need to marry and provide heirs for the country means most of Elodie's romance options are male, but there are still three women she can possibly end up with, one of whom she can even officially marry, although achieving that particular outcome is [[GuideDangIt extremely difficult.]]
* In the mobile game Demi Lovato: Path to Fame, players are given a choice near the beginning as to whether they would like to date men, women, or have no preference. The dating options don't change in personality or role, but simply are of the gender you picked (or random if you chose no preference).

* In ''VisualNovel/C14Dating'', player character Melissa can romance a number of male characters, or one female character. Slightly differs from the norm in two ways: first of all, all the characters have a defined sexuality and Melissa and Joan aren't the only queer ones (two of the male love interests are bi and one is a straight asexual), and secondly, even though it is already possible to date a girl, the makers are also working on a yuri version of the game where the male love interests are replaced with totally-new female love interests.
* In ''VisualNovel/CaramelMokacchino'', the female protagonist will be able to choose between three men and two women for a romance. There will also be two polyamorous options where you're able to date one of the male love interests and one of the female love interests simultaneously; in one possibility, the two love interests also date, while in the other, the two are just friends.
* The short HGame ''[[http://sugarscript.tumblr.com/post/126774226834/ Cute Demon Crashers]]'' has the option of the protagonist choosing between four [[HornyDevils sex demons]] for [[TheirFirstTime her first time]] (or none of them, [[spoiler:or all of them]]), three male incubi and one female succubus.
* In ''VisualNovel/FatalHearts'', most of the romance options for the female protagonist are male, but your female best friend is canonically in love with you and can get together with you in one ending.
* The [[UpdatedRerelease HD version]] of ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' has a possible ending where the female protagonist ends up with [[BikerBabe Azami]].
* ''VisualNovel/{{Heileen}}'' contains three romantic endings for its female protagonist: a ridiculously easy to get straight option, a difficult to get heavily LesYay ending, and lastly another difficult to get lesbian ending. The third game in the series has an expansion pack that opens up romantic endings for both female characters from the first game, Ebele from the second game, and a female pirate who appears briefly in the ending of the second game.
* ''VisualNovel/TheLetter'' has one same-sex option among its potential romantic pairings. [[spoiler:It's between Hannah and Marianne.]]
* ''VisualNovel/MagicalDiary'' is an EveryoneIsBi setting; the first game allows the female PC to date both of her female roommates as well as kiss another girl who isn't an official option.
* In ''VisualNovel/MysticMessenger'', Jaehee has a route of her own and the female player character can also get together with [[spoiler:Rika]] in one bad ending.
* In ''VisualNovel/TheRoyalTrap'', there's an option on Callum's path to run away with Dolores instead if you're nice enough to her and turn down Callum's proposal. In addition, Gaston's maid Colette is revealed to be interested in women only and while she doesn't have a route of her own, you actually get more quasi-romantic interaction with her in Gaston's route than you do with Gaston himself (as he turns out to [[SingleTargetSexuality have eyes only for Cassidy]]).
* In ''Seduce Me'', the female protagonist can pass over the obvious five incubi love interests in favor of wooing one of her female friends (Suzu or Naomi) or the succubus Diana.
* Each of the Creator/VoltageInc romance [=VNs=] under the new Lovestruck app include one female love interest - ''Castaway: Love's Adventure'' has Serena Zhang, ''VisualNovel/AstoriaFatesKiss'' has Medusa, ''VisualNovel/GangstersInLove'' has Aurora James, ''Love and Legends'' has Altea and Helena, ''VisualNovel/SpeakeasyTonight'' has Sofia Martinez, ''VisualNovel/StarshipPromise'' has Nova, and ''VisualNovel/HavenfallIsForLovers'' has Mackenzie. In addition, ''Astoria: Fate's Kiss'' also includes a non-binary love interest in Alex Cyprin and ''Havenfall is for Lovers'' has the non-binary JD as a romance option too.

[[AC:Puzzle Games]]
* In VideoGame/HuniePop, you can choose to play as either a man or woman. Playing as a woman only changes the pronouns though, the girls still act the same as they do with a male player.

* Tabletop Dating Game/RPG-ish thingie ''[=GxB=]'' has a Gay Option for Momoko in Risa, the class president. This is despite ''[=GxB=]'' being short for "Girl x Boy." Whether she gets chosen depends on a mixture of luck, the tastes of Momoko's player, and how well Risa's player runs her.

[[folder:Games and series offering both]]

[[AC:Choose Your Own Adventure]]
* All of the Creator/ChoiceOfGames games allow a gay option (at least, the ones that have a romance element at all do). In ''Choice of the Dragon'' you can choose the gender of your mate (or [[BiTheWay 'I don't care']]). ''Choice of Broadsides'' allows you to have an affair with Villeneuve, who is always the same gender as you. ''Choice of Romance'' always gives you the same options for love interests, but said love interests are male or female depending on whether you say you are flirting with men or women in an early decision. And in ''Choice of the Vampire'', you are able to have an affair with Clotho on one hand and Silas, your dominus, and to an extent Jesse on the other hand regardless of gender. Also, in all but ''Choice of Romance'' (and possibly ''Choice of Broadsides'') can you be bisexual - and in ''Choice of Romance'' your love interests are always all of the same gender. ''Choice of Broadsides'' is a little odd: when you're asked if you want to get married you can choose to claim you are attracted to your own gender; if you do this, and are friendly enough to Villeneuve, he/she will hit on you and you can accept. If you chose differently, this will never happen. However, after your affair you might have the opportunity to still get married; the text implies at first that you are doing this just to go through the motions or increase your position in society, but after that the description is pretty much identical to what it would be if you truly were interested in these men or women.
* In ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'' your character can romance male and female partners, including a couple of [[{{Polyamory}} threesomes]].
* In the second installment of ''VideoGame/WayWalkersUniversity'', the game lets you romance your choice of two male or two female characters. All characters are available for any gender PC.

* ''VideoGame/{{Final Fantasy XIV}}'' has the Eternal Bond system, an in-game marriage system for players that comes with cutscenes, the ability to invite friends to the ceremony and grants the spouses small advantages like rings that let them teleport to each other or a mount for two people. The gender and species of both spouses is irrelevant, even if this leads to some bizarre pairings such as a giant Roegadyn of either sex, or a Male Au Ra paired off with the Tiny Lalafell who barely reach their knees.
* ''VideoGame/{{Mabinogi}}'' has a marriage system that allows two player characters to obtain a few extra bonuses when near their spouses, as well as forming a family. The US servers allow for same sex marriages.
** The "Alban Knights Baltane Special Unit" content allows you to train up to 3 of 6 different squires (3 female, 3 male), and while not a full-blown romance you can go on dates with them. Although the player's gender doesn't affect the outcome of any scenario with the squires it does alter some dialogue with them.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has a week-long Valentine's Day Special every February where--besides the thematic quests--you can get citizens and guards of the main city to fall in love with you. Male [=NPCs=] like people who wear perfume while female [=NPCs=] prefer the smell of cologne, regardless of the wearer's sex. The Love Is In The Air event was afterwards changed so that you no longer have to win over city guards.

* ''VideoGame/{{Elona}}'' allows you to marry any character you can recruit, regardless of gender (or species, for that matter). And you can recruit almost every single character in the game.
* In the HD version of ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'', you regain health by rescuing {{Distressed Damsel}}s and bringing them to the stage exit, where they will kiss you during the between-levels transition, regardless of your chosen character's gender. The options menu allows you to change these damsels into ChippendalesDancers, who also kiss you to restore life. You can also have them be pug dogs, who simply lick you, or randomize their appearance.

[[AC:Role-Playing Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'', Tiefling bard Haer'Dalis can make use of a male Drow sex slave; WordOfGod says the team just figured "he'd be up for anything". The Enhanced Edition added two gay options -- a bisexual male half-orc blackguard, and a lesbian human vampire thief. Unfortunately, [[KarmaMeter a good protagonist]] still lacks a gay option, since both of those are quite evil.
* In ''VideoGame/DivineDivinity'' there is a brothel where a player of any gender can sleep with both male and female escorts.
* ''VideoGame/DivinityOriginalSin'' has this with the two customizable protagonists that can be of any gender.
* In ''VideoGame/DivinityOriginalSinII'', no matter your character's gender, or the gender of the character you want to hook up with, you can romance any of your companions if you so desire.
* ''Franchise/DragonAge:''
** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' your romantic options include [[AnythingThatMoves Zevran]], a male DepravedBisexual elf, and Leliana, a female [[BiTheWay bisexual]] woman, who all [=PCs=] can romance. You can also have a threesome with Zevran and an old flame of his, a female pirate, as an alternate method of getting one of the Specialization classes. You can also do this scene with Leliana if you are romancing her, ''or'' a ''foursome'' with you, Zevran, Leliana, and the aforementioned pirate. The Human Noble origin can have an optional encounter with the son of a minor lord or an elven maidservant, again, regardless of the character's gender. And there are sex workers at the Pearl that the PC can hire regardless of anyone's genders.
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' has four bisexual romances in the main game, one exclusively-straight DLC party member and one DLC bisexual GuestStarPartyMember.
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' has Dorian and Iron Bull for male inquisitiors, and Josephine and Sera for females. Scout Harding can also be flirted with regardless of gender.
* ''VideoGame/DragonsDogma'' allows the Arisen to romance nearly any NPC in the game by raising their affinity levels through completing quests, giving gifts, or simply talking to the NPC constantly. The NPC with the highest affinity for the player becomes involved in the final boss fight which leads to some unfortunate players, unaware of the romance mechanic, wondering why their true love is an old blacksmith or innkeeper.
* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', there are a number of characters the player can propose to and marry. None of the prospective loves take [[EveryoneIsBi gender]] or even [[InterspeciesRomance species]] into account. However, while there's a perk that allows you to get better prices from a merchant of the other gender, there's no way to seduce merchants of the same gender as your character, even if you have a same-gender partner.
* ''VideoGame/{{Enderal}}'', a total conversion mod for the aforementioned ''VideoGame/{{Skyrim}}'', includes two bisexual companion characters (Jespar and Calia) who can be romanced by a male or female PlayerCharacter.
* ''Franchise/{{Fable}}'':
** ''VideoGame/{{Fable I}}'' provides many options for heterosexual marriage, a few for gay marriage, and, if you can get away with it, a whole lot of options for {{Polyamory}}. The two aren't exactly equal, though; while heterosexual marriage provides the player with a dowry, an occasional source of income and items, and a cutscene detailing the importance of the marriage to the hero's life, the gay marriage just gives you the income and items.
** ''VideoGame/FableII'' doesn't exactly provide a dowry, but it's a lot more forward about your relationship. If you're married to someone of the same sex, whenever an NPC refers to the relationship, they'll always say "husband" or "wife" instead of "partner".
** ''VideoGame/FableIII'' expands on this a bit, allowing players to adopt children from an orphanage that becomes available about half-way through the story quests and sending them to live with their husband/wife. Wedding ceremonies can now also be set in chosen locations leading to a short scene where the officiator announces you "husband and husband" or "wife and wife".
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'':
** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' provides the player with the option to marry either the son or daughter of a farmer, no matter what the main character's gender is (however, if you were "Separated"--i.e. if the spouse died--you could not go back to the town and marry their sibling). Additionally, several NPC characters were gay or bisexual, allowing for same-gender seduction, sometimes to provide an alternative way to complete a quest.
** In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', you may buy the services of Nova, Megaton's good time girl, and those of Clover, a slave with a rather ironic fetish, regardless of your gender. This isn't even hand waved and rather unfairly there are no male counterparts. With the Black Widow perk you may also suggest a threesome with Ronald Laren with Sierra to get him to do what you want; this gets him killed.
** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' introduces the Confirmed Bachelor and Cherchez la Femme perks, gay counterparts to Lady Killer and Black Widow, as well as gay (Arcade Gannon) and lesbian (Veronica Santangelo) companion characters. In fact, gay men have the most sexually implicit or explicit interactions in the game, as in addition to their own perk-locked content, just about every character that a "heterosexually active" (Black Widow perk-equipped) female PC can get is also available to a gay male PC.
** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' has twelve companions, and the player character can romance specific companions (Preston, Piper, Hancock, Curie, Danse, [=MacCready=], and Cait) regardless of gender.
* ''VideoGame/IMissTheSunrise'' has Kara and Mahk. While Kara will be with Ros regardless of gender, Mahk will ''only'' be attracted to a male Ros.
* ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'' allows the player to flirt with three different members of their party, two of them are all up for same-sex coupling, ultimately resulting in a night of romance before the final battle (and, in one instance, a possible threesome). However, due to ExecutiveMeddling from Microsoft, the scene goes to black right before any same-sex kissing is seen. Luckily it can be fixed in the PC version with this GameMod [[http://www.lucasforums.com/showpost.php?p=2401203&postcount=173 found here]].
* Each of the two possible player characters in ''VisualNovel/LorenTheAmazonPrincess'' has two straight and two gay romance options. The easiest option, the title character, is a heterosexual relationship for Saren and a lesbian one for Elenor.
** The game's expansion adds two more bisexual options, female necromancer Chambara and male [[DealWithTheDevil demonblood]] Mesphit.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** [[VideoGame/MassEffect1 The first game]] [[DiscountLesbians sort of allows for this]] if the player creates a female playable character and chooses to romance the Asari member of the squad, [[HotScientist Liara T'Soni]]. Asari are a OneGenderRace, their whole race being female; however, from their own cultural perspective they don't view themselves as female, since they don't have any other gender to distinguish from. So it's definitely a lesbian relationship from Fem!Shepard's human point of view, but to Liara it's just a relationship like any other.
** ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' allows a romance to bloom between Kelly Chambers (a human woman) and a player character of either sex. However, the game does not count this as a "true" romance, you can do some light flirting and, at most, she dances for you. Starting a romance with Kelly Chambers will not grant the Paramour achievement or keep Shepard from starting a relationship with a party member. The developers described it an easter egg, rather than a true romance path. This can be upgraded to a "proper" relationship in ''3'', insofar as the game recognizes it with the Paramour achievement and a photo of Kelly in Shepard's room aboard the ''Normandy'', but this is still obviously much more shallow than a standard ''ME'' romance.
** ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' has actual gay relationships, with Male!Shepard getting shuttle pilot Steve Cortez or a RelationshipUpgrade with Kaidan, while Fem!Shepard gets Liara, tech specialist Samantha Traynor, or HotScoop Diana Allers. Amusingly, Fem!Shep has more gay options than straight, since she only has two possible male suitors, and both are returning characters who could be dead at the start of the game depending on the player's choices, leaving only the ladies.
** ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'' allows a male Ryder to romance Jaal, Gil or Reyes, or a female Ryder to romance Peebee, Vetra or Suvi. Jaal was originally an exclusively heterosexual option but criticisms about the game's lackluster [[GayOption Gay Options]] for male Ryder prompted Creator/BioWare to update his romance in a patch.
* ''Planet Stronghold'' (from the makers of ''Spirited Heart'') has three possible romance options for each gender, one of which is a same-sex relationship (Joshua and Prince Cliff, or Lisa and Michelle).
* ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' has [[FerrisWheelDateMoment ferris wheel rides]] coated with [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar innuendo]] in the Japanese version. Hilbert gets a [[ManlyGay hiker]] and Hilda gets a {{Meido}}. ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' bring back the gay Ferris Wheel dates; Rosa's is a punk rocker, Nate's is a schoolteacher who could only get his job by [[WholesomeCrossdresser passing as a woman]]. The latter gets censored in some versions.
* The math behind ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory''[='=]s friendship system was hidden, but boiled down to Friendship and Romance points. The characters that best matched up for one another (roughly) would end up having a cut scene together in the ending, be they same or different gender. It was hard to get high Romance Points between same-sex characters due to a lack of appropriate cut scenes, so sabotaging the opposite-sex ones is the best tactic.
* ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'':
** The "bad" Gypsies in ''VideoGame/UltimaVI'' (there were two groups) also offered their bodies for a fee regardless of gender.
** The ''Lazarus'' remake of ''VideoGame/UltimaV'' added a potential gay encounter in Buccaneer's Den.
** In "The Baths" in Buccaneer's Den, ''VideoGame/UltimaVII'', the Avatar could have sex with either male or female sex workers.
** ''VideoGame/UltimaVIIPartII: Serpent Isle'' has a female character who attempts to seduce the Avatar, regardless of the Avatar's gender - and if the player turns her down, she uses magic to try to force herself on them.
* ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'':
** Female player characters can seduce a number of female bar patrons for blood, and they could also have sex with a female vampire character, just as the male player characters could. There's a single instance in the early part of the game where male vampires could seduce a male NPC for blood, but you had to have a fairly high charisma stat early on for it to work. Also, if your charisma is high enough, the prostitutes give quite the discount to female [=PCs=], with the logic "Mm, I don't get to do women often..."
** The gravekeeper, Romero, has some... needs... that apparently must be fulfilled ''right now'', and he wants you to watch the zombie infested cemetery while he takes care of them. If you're female, you can offer to take care of said needs instead. In the unofficial patch made by one of the original programmers, Romero was changed to bisexual to allow male characters to do the same.
** The latest unofficial patch allows a "Homosexual" background for the PC. One of the more obvious changes is the sex partner at the start of the game. Male characters can attempt to Seduce other males as well.

[[AC:Simulation Games]]
* ''Artificial Academy'' by Illusion allows you to have entire classes filled with school girl lesbians or gay school boys, it's all up to the player and whether the character was set to homo/bi in the Maker.
* ''Farmville 2'' lets you earn a sweetheart to help on the farm, who you eventually get engaged to and marry. You are allowed to choose either sex as your partner, and have a family with him or her.
* ''Frontierville'', Zynga's spin-off of Farmville, allows the player to chose a male or female spouse, regardless of their avatar's gender.
* This caused [[http://www.joystiq.com/2009/03/15/conservative-christian-site-decries-game-of-lifes-gay-agenda/ some "controversy"]] in the video game version of the board game ''The Game Of Life''.
* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonANewBeginning'' has a strange variation: Although the game sets your choice of {{Love Interest}}s based on the gender you choose for your character at the start, it also lets you customize your character, and both male and female appearance options are available no matter what gender you set for your avatar. Since your character is [[PronounTrouble never referred to with gendered pronouns]] (a few characters do refer to you as their "boyfriend" or "girlfriend" when you're dating them, such as Rod, who will occasionally call you his girlfriend), you are free to choose the "female" option at the start, give your character a completely male appearance, and then start wooing the boys (or vice versa). It has some [[HomosexualReproduction unusual]] [[MisterSeahorse implications]] once you have a child, though.
* In the indie RaisingSim series ''Kudos'', you can turn same-gender relationships on or off in the options menu.
* ''VideoGame/MagiciansQuestMysteriousTimes'' (also known as ''[[MarketBasedTitle Enchanted Folk and the School of Wizardry]]'' allows you to a achieve a relationship with a townsperson the same gender as you called "Bound by a Strong Connection." This is treated as a RomanticTwoGirlFriendship (or Two Guy Friendship) by townspeople.
* Every [[http://nummyz.com/games.html Nummyz]] DatingSim contains a gay/lesbian character; at least one even has an explicitly bisexual character, breaking the NoBisexuals rule.
* ''VideoGame/TheSims'':
** Characters of the same gender can fall in love and move in together, even if they can't get married like their straight counterparts. The problem is corrected in ''VideoGame/TheSims2'', which allows for "joining" ceremonies between characters of the same gender; there's a "hidden" meter for sexual preference for each character in, from -1000 to 1000, which influences (minorly) just how successful a character is when attempting romantic interactions with another character. If, for example, a character is 1000 points of hetero, and -1000 of gay (for lack of a better term), they are extremely likely to reject all romantic interactions with the same gender. Though a new character has both preferences set to 0, so really, EveryoneIsBi.
** In ''VideoGame/TheSims3'', characters of the same gender now have equal marriage rights and just about any two characters can be encouraged to fall in love with little effort. Interestingly, there is a hidden setting of how heterosexual or bisexual a neighborhood is. At factory default, neighborhoods are almost exclusively heterosexual, with characters generally only finding opposite sex characters attractive. However, the more the player encourages same-sex relationships, the more the neighborhood opens up same-sex attraction in non-player characters. Eventually just about EveryoneIsBi, with no gender preference to attraction at all.
* The game ''Singles: Flirt Up Your Life'', a ''VideoGame/TheSims''-style game in which you try to manipulate two roommates into hooking up, has a gay character of each gender available to choose from. When picking the characters, you either pick one of each gender, or the gay character and another character of the same gender, and it's not any harder to get the "straight" characters into a relationship with the gay character than with an opposite-gender character.
* ''Videogame/StardewValley'' allows the player character to marry any of the twelve bachelors or bachelorettes, [[EveryoneIsBi regardless of gender]].
* ''VideoGame/WorldsDawn'' asks the player their gender preference at the start of the game; there are three men and three women available in town, and your choice determines which ([[EveryoneIsBi or all]]) of them are willing to fall in love and marry you. If the number of reviews stating "it's like ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' but you can be gay" are anything to go on, the gay option is at least as popular as straight.

[[AC:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/GameOfLife'': At one point in the game you have to get married and you choose a pink or blue peg to join yours in your car playing piece. There has ''never'' been anything at all stopping you from choosing a same-sex partner peg when you get married in the game, and it has no influence on your ability to have children.

[[AC:Turn-Based Strategy]]
* The majority of ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' games have support conversations between two characters and, given a high enough support level, can alter both their endings.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'': Despite having a lot of male and female admirers, Ike only has two paired endings, both with men: Soren and Ranulf. There is a base conversation that can only be seen in a [[NewGamePlus second play]] with an A-ranked support between Ike and [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend Soren]] and transfer data from ''Path of Radiance'' with the same.
** From ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'', Raven and [[UnsettlingGenderReveal Lucius]], Lyn and Florina. Heath and [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Legault]] and Karel and Lucius do not have paired endings, but both conversations are high on the HoYay.
** From ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'', Joshua and Gerik. They both have endings with women (Natasha and Marisa, for Joshua; Tethys and Marisa again, for Gerik), but if they get an A support, Gerik pledges his loyalty to Joshua and stays with him [[spoiler:when he's crowned as King of Jehanna.]]
** Oddly for a series that has previously included this trope, the ending of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' does ''not'' account for high-level Supports between characters of the same gender, romantic or [[HeterosexualLifePartners otherwise]]. However, the Hubba Tester does not does try to hide anything.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' includes a feature called "skinshipping" where the Avatar can pet and stroke the members of his/her army to raise affinity with them, gender being irrelevant. Two characters can achieve S-rank with an avatar of the same gender; a male avatar can marry one of the male units from Nohr (the TallDarkAndSnarky Niles), while a female avatar can marry one of the female units from Hoshido (the DarkMagicalGirl Rhajat).

* ''VisualNovel/HustleCat'' allows players to choose Avery's gender (and even switch it mid-game, should they wish to), and players can romance every character regardless of chosen gender.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Roommates}}'', the male [[MadArtist Rakesh]] and the female [[SexGoddess Isabella]] can be romanced by the two player characters [[TheRockStar Max]] and [[CuteBookworm Anne]].

[[AC:Wide Open Sandbox]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Facade}}'' lets you flirt with Trip, Grace, or both, regardless of your character's gender. Granted, they're too wrapped up in their own issues to reciprocate, but they do acknowledge the interest.
* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'':
** The flexible character creation system in ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'' allows you to do something like this. You set a gender for your character in the presets menu but are allowed to change the body, face and voice actor to fit a different gender. When you perform the [[OptionalSexualEncounter Ho-ing]] Diversion you'll then hear voices from the same gender.
** ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' introduces {{Optional Sexual Encounter}}s with many of the side characters, male and female. All of them are available, regardless of the Boss's gender.