Gaming is not an activity typically associated with romance. When you think about video games, teenagers screaming at their screens while playing massive multiplayer games like Fortnite, PUBG, and Call of Duty, are what springs to mind first. With gaming appealing to both sexes however and the genres expanding, you can lure your partner into a world of fun. Even if your significant other isn’t an avid gamer, you can still show them the wonders of gaming, by sitting down to play with them this Valentine’s day! Share the gaming love with a two-player co-op game and watch your bond strengthen and sparks fly! In case you don’t know where to start, we are here to present a number of super fun games you can play with your valentine, so let the games begin!
A game for two: PS5, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PC
Easily accessible games, like Super Mario, inspired generations of video game developers to create hundreds of similar entertaining titles. They’re also immediately enjoyable for non- or occasional gamers too. Here’s a list of the best games that may help turn your significant other into a gamer.
It Takes Two is an action-adventure game where you play as a couple with marriage problems. Because of this, you turn into a clay father and wooden mom and go through challenges to save your marriage. If you succeed, your relationship must be steady as a house built of wood and clay!
- Romance factor: Ultimate teamwork vs. the urge to shoot the other one with funny weapons.
- Gaming platform: PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO, PC
The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes may not be the happiest game, as it is a horror story, but you can play together while making choices with multiple characters that affect the course of the story, and the line between life and death is very thin.
- Romance factor: Playing horror in the dark with candles on definitely encourages cuddling.
- Gaming platform: PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO, PC
Life is Strange: True Colors is an emotional, story-driven, rollercoaster. Protagonist Alex Chen has psychic empathy powers and you as a player can use them to read and manipulate emotions. With multiple choices in dialogues, playing this together can fire up some interesting discussions.
- Romance factor: Discuss ethical situations and consequences for the story.
- Gaming platform: PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO, Switch, PC, Stadia
Sackboy: A Big Adventure, formerly known as LittleBigPlanet, is a PlayStation exclusive, where you control up to 4 Sackboys in a super creative and mega-cute virtual adventure.
- Romance factor: Taking care of the cute little character together is quite wholesome.
- Gaming platform: PS5, PS4
Virtual Reality Bites On Valentine’s Day
Usually, virtual reality (VR) games provide a solitary gaming experience. This is due to the fact that only one person at a time can put the goggles on and enjoy the VR multisensory journey. However, that is not always the case. Here are some games that can be played by couples, even if they only have one pair of VR goggles.
Late for Work is a game where the VR player is a giant gorilla, who is destroying the city. The players without a VR headset have to take down the gorilla with jet fighters, tanks, and more. Perfect for a harsh battle.
- Romance factor: Challenge your relationship with battling each other in this hilarious game.
- Gaming platform: PC (Steam, Oculus)
Astrobot Playroom VR is a free, off-the-shelf multiplayer game for PS4 (and PS5) owners. The person with the VR goggles plays the main hero, while player 2 on the big screen acts as the villain and tries to jeopardize player 1’s mission.
- Romance factor: Catch me if you can!
- Gaming platform: PlayStation exclusive
VR The Diner Duo is another great restaurant management game. One of you plays as the chef while wearing the VR goggles, and the other is the waiter who has to collect and serve the orders.
- Romance factor: Together you can accomplish anything, including running a business, for the entrepreneurial power couples!
- Gaming platform: PlayStation, Steam (Oculus Rift, HTC Vive)
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a genius party game, where you cooperatively try to disengage a timebomb. Only the person with the VR glasses sees the bomb, so he is responsible for describing what he sees to the other player. The other person has to decode and describe the instructions for dismantling it. This game can seriously raise the excitement levels - you have been warned!
- Romance factor: My life is in your hands!
- Gaming platform: PlayStation, Steam
PlayStation PlayLink games to play together
Don’t sweat if you are intimidated by game controllers. You can play PlayStation games through your mobile phone as well, and we’re sure you know how to use that! All you have to do is install the PlayLink app on your phone, buy games that are compatible with it and you’re all set! Don’t worry, we’ll list the best ones for you, so you can just go ahead and enjoy.
Uno, one of the most iconic card games on earth. Match colors, play action cards, and trick your partner where you can. How strong is your relationship after this?
Ticket to Ride is a strategy game where you have to connect cities with trains. And, of course, you can block opponents and you have to change strategies constantly. Perfect to show your significant other how clever you are.
Frantics lets you guide your character through cute challenges. Outsmart the fox, your host, by co-operating and negotiating your way to victory.
Knowledge is Power is for trivia buffs. You collect points for answering questions, while also using devious tricks to make your loved one’s life a bit harder. Pro tip: Don’t go overboard with the tricks, or else…
Singstar is a karaoke game that magically converts your phone into a full-fledged microphone. What better way to stay in sync than singing your favorite songs together? Amazing times guaranteed!
Hidden Agenda is an interactive mystery movie for thriller binge-watchers. In this game, you decide the movie ending and the faith of your character by choosing their reactions on your mobile phone. Perfect if you’ve always wanted to be a movie star!
Turn gaming time into quality time
Being avid gamers ourselves, we tend to lose track of time while playing, so, we were really happy to discover that by choosing the right games, we can transform one of our favorite hobbies into something we can share with our valentine. We hope with this list, you now have plenty of new exciting games to introduce to your loved ones on Valentine’s Day 2022. After all, you know what they say:
Couples that game together, stay together!
Looking for more Valentine’s inspo? Check out our list of Unusual Netflix Valentine’s Day Movies. In case you feel like staying home, then we have some Amazing Ideas to Make the Most of Valentine’s Day. Need a gift for a single friend, go for the 8 Great Gifts for Single Friends, and if you are flying solo this year, you can always celebrate Galentine’s Day with your closest friends.