If you and your significant other are both gamers, while the rest of Valentine’s Day might go about the same way it does with everyone else, both you and I know that at one point, it’s going to end up in front of the screen. At this point, a three word, one million dollar question will arise. What. To. Play? Now, obviously you want something you both can participate in, but take into account that you can have some really meaningful moments if you just switch the controller back and forth throughout the session. So keep an open mind.
Nobody understands dreams. Apart from the subconscious psychological reference, I also mean the game “Dreams“. It’s supposed to be a video game, a VR game, but it really comes off as a tool for creating experiences. You have a lot to play with there, yes, but in a very practical, creative way. Do you want to make a scene? A song? A level? A character? An entire game? I can imagine video games getting more romantic, and some on this list do, but there certainly is something about going through a creative process with your dearest. Maybe you can create a romantic scene to start off those Valentine’s Day vibes. Not to mention, it gives you a lot of room to be goofy.
Alright, creative you say? How about creating dishes? And this time, you’re on a clock. So here we enter the territory of working together to reach a goal together. Overcooked keeps you on your toes even when you’re on your own, even more so with someone else. But coordinating together should be easier for couples, or is it? Find out for yourself, if together, you got what it takes to be the best chefs in town.
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
Pretty self explanatory, huh? Go out there and battle through interdimensional mess that is Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game
Okay, okay. Who wants to fight their favourite persons’ ex-partners? Not a lot of people. And why would they? “Can’t we all just get along?” – is what I always ask. But never mind that now. Scott has to, but at least he doesn’t have to it alone. He has his girlfriend’s help and that of his friends, so be sure to pick up multiple controllers if it’s crowded in front of that screen. We may be in the retro pixel art era, but that’s about to change. Sounds interesting?, maybe read the review.
A Way Out
How about some blockbuster cooperative split-screen action then? Say you guys get stuck in prison for whatever reason. Imagine how much work and coordination you’d have to put in to escape. Well, A Way Out is a perfect opportunity to practice this, at least digitally. Relax, nobody’s going to jail. I know it’s Valentine’s Day and this doesn’t really fit the setting but it’s bound to spike some chemistry. Read the review to make sure if I’m making any sense or not.
Life is Strange
Unfortunately, nowadays it’s hard to find good cooperative games. So we’re delving into single-player waters now. Although, not necessarily. I mean, “telltale” type games can be played in company. You can debate and make choices together, which is really what these games are all about. On top of that, Life is Strange is about love. It might even start some deep conversations during or after gameplay.
Sayonara Wild Hearts
Sayonara Wild Hearts is probably the best indie game I have ever played. It’s a pure work of art. It tells a beautiful story about a person going through heartbreak. Even though it’s obscure at times and open to interpretation, it makes you feel so much. It can’t be neatly put into any one genre, but it’s sure to inspire and help you get your groove on, because amongst other things, it’s also a musical game. It will take you on a journey. And it’s only an hour long.
This puzzle adventure explores some difficult themes around love and desire. But it’s also oftentimes silly, out there, and it can get you excited. It’s sure to rile some people up, but at the same time there’s enough comic relief to help you make your way through difficult situations during gameplay. It’s provocative at times, but that’s what makes it so fun to play.
Okay, we’ve had some co-op titles, some single-player titles you can dabble in together. But a little healthy competition goes a long way as well. I can’t really imagine a better competitive game out there today than Rocket League. I mean, it’s cars playing soccer and they can fly! And it’s been free for a couple of months now! What makes it funnier is that most people have trouble with the controls at first, so the adaptation period is sure to make it even more interesting for you. For those of you who are familiar with the game and have already played it, consider custom mods, play around with special powers or try playing basketball. And if you lose, lose gracefully and with love. No hard feelings. It’s Valentine’s Day.
Like the list? Have a game in mind we haven’t mentioned and is adequate for the occasion? Tell us in the comments below! Make sure to check out this Valentine’s Day list of Razer products.