LGBTQ+ games may be on the rise, but it’s still hard to find bi games where your character is canonically bisexual rather than it being an open-ended choice left for the player to make. While there’s nothing wrong with that and the amount of freedom it gives players is great, a lack of games with canon bisexual main characters means that these games are still subject to potential bi-erasure.
But hey, gotta take what you can get.
Games Where You Can Play As A Bisexual Character
Since most games that let you play as a bisexual are RPGs, expect to see a lot of them in this list together with life simulators. Before you get too down about it, don’t worry: there are a couple of games on here where the main character is canonically bisexual and there’s nothing the player can do to change it because it’s baked into their past lore.
1. Assasin’s Creed: Odyssey
Whether you love it or hate it, it’s hard to exclude Assasin’s Creed: Odyssey on roundups of queer games because of how much freedom you have over who you romance and how charming the main characters are.
Players can choose to take their adventure through Ancient Greece either as Alexios or Kassandra. Both of the siblings have great personalities that set them apart from each other and make their interactions with other characters unique. Kassandra, in particular, is a fan favorite because of how sassy she is.
Many of the romances are really more abrupt one-night stands than romance, but a few of them are in-depth, letting you savor the slow push and pull of flirting with the characters. Kyra and Thetalas are very believable long-term romance options given how much they have in common with Alexios and Kassandra. It also takes work to get them to trust us which just heightens our emotional investment in them more.
Not looking for anything serious? Try flirting with Alcibiades. He might seem like nothing more than a joke character at first, but the more quests you go on with him, the more you find out that there’s a lot of depth to his character. You can also flirt with Daphnae in between doing tasks for her at the Temple of Artemis.
2. The Sims 4
The Sims 4 is a life simulation game that lets you create sims with their own personalities and desires, build and design houses, and watch your sims grow from toddlers to adults. It also gives you a lot of freedom for customizing who your character is attracted to.
You won’t need Sims 4 mods to make your character bisexual. Out of all the bi games on this list, this is the one where it’s easiest to play as a bisexual character as your sim is never locked into an either/or situation. You can just start flirting with a male or female sim whenever another sim catches your eye and the game will go through the whole romance process until you’re married.
It’s also possible for your sims to have biological children even if they end up with a same-sex partner. You enter the cas.fulleditmode cheat and Shift + Click on your sims. This will take you t the Create A Sim screen where you can change your sims’ settings to ‘Able to get others pregnant/Able to get pregnant’.
3. Fallout 4
The world of Fallout 4 is already falling apart so it’s great that all of your companions are bisexual. No, really, they’ll fall in love with you regardless of whether you play as the male or female protagonist. Admittedly, this can feel a little off sometimes since some of the characters explicitly tell the player that they’re in committed relationships (that don’t appear to be open by any means).
Huh, maybe a more accurate term would be that the characters are player-sexual, as in, they’re only truly attracted to the main character. Not the most romantic way to go about an in-game romance, but it works.
Just like Fallout 4, none of the romanceable characters in Skyrim are canonically queer or express specific interest in one sex over the other. In short, lots of player-sexual romanceable options. As long as you meet a character’s marriage requirements and have The Amulet of Mara on, you’re good to go.
Okay, there is one pair of characters that are canonically queer, but they’re not romanceable options.
5. My Time at Portia
My Time at Portia is a life simulation game that’s basically a modern Stardew Valley. You can create a custom character who then moves into Portia, a settlement in a post-apocalyptic land where you can decorate a house and run a farm.
With the settlement comes romanceable NPCs of both sexes that your character can flirt with. You can also date as many NPCs as you’d like so you can really bat for both teams at the same time if you want to. Unfortunately, marrying one of the NPCs makes you lose your relationship points with the others so no happy open marriage for you and your male and female lovers.
6. Pathfinder: Kingmaker
Pathfinder: Kingmaker has a more nuanced selection of romances for you to choose from. The characters won’t let you romance them just because you’re the player, making it a lot more believable compared to earlier options on this list. Most of the female characters that can be romanced are bisexual and there are even poly relationships available if you romance the right characters. Meanwhile, a few other characters are strictly heterosexual or homosexual.
Onto the games with the canon bisexuals. First off, we have Hades, a roguelike where you play as Zagreus, the dashing son of Hades with canon romances with both men and women alike. Even if you ultimately choose one team, the fact that he already has a past means that you can’t play away Zagreus’ identity.
Bi erasure? Zero. Hades? One.
The best part? You can be poly in the game without any of your romantic interests getting mad about it. After all, they’re immortal Greek gods, they don’t really care that much about the details in the grand scheme of things.
Even if you do choose to commit to just one character, you won’t have to worry about missing out on other aspects of the game as it won’t lock dialogue options based on who you romanced.
8. Disco Elysium
Disco Elysium is a game about an amnesiac cop making his way through a post-revolution world occupied by foreign forces. The fact that he can’t even remember his own name is rough especially since he has to solve a murder without his years of copping experience.
The amnesia aspect of the game makes for a very interesting story since you get to learn stuff about him that he doesn’t know all while seeing him struggle to deal with this information. Among his shocking discoveries is finding out that he’s actually attracted to one of the male characters and that he may not be as straight as he first thought, even if he did have a wife and is aggressively flirting with one of the female characters whenever he gets a chance.
Are These Bi Games Not Enough For You?
Customizing every detail about your gameplay experience is harder with games that are already fixed from the get-go, no matter what you do. After all, there are only so many interactions that a game can account for. If you don’t mind a little basic math and having to use pen and paper, the best bi game for you might be a tabletop roleplaying game.
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