Valentine’s Day is a day you spend with your valentine. Usually exchanging gifts, going to a fancy dinner, and maybe if you’re both gamers enjoying a little bit of cooperative play or competition with each other. So with Valentine’s Day here we take a look at 14 games for you to play with your special someone on that special day known as Valentine’s Day.
Whether you’re half of a couple that loves a good scare or loves to fight, there is bound to be a game on this list that you’ll want to play with that special someone as we selected games from a variety of different genres that are all at least two-player games. And of course, if you don’t have someone special to play one of these with on Valentine’s day, you could always play by yourself. So let’s take a look at 14 games for couples to play on valentines day.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan
For the couples who love a good scare
In the mood for a movie night and a scare with your valentine? The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan will give you both. Man of Medan is an interactive drama that follows a group of people as they get stuck on a haunted cargo ship and try to survive while looking for a way to escape. And with the Movie Night mode, you can play this cooperatively as the game will have each of you taking turns controlling different characters as you work together to survive or accidentally get each other killed in this interactive drama. One thing to note before starting Man of Medan, deaths are permanent so once a character dies, that character stays dead. Hold your valentine close as its bound to be a scary journey.
Super Mario Party
For the couples who love to party
If you and your valentine love to party, why not make it a Super Mario Party! Super Mario Party is the newest game in the long-running Mario Party series and it is arguably the best one in a long time. The game brings back missed features that Nintendo oddly decided to remove in other newer entries of the series like moving around the board individually. The selection of minigames that are included are some of the best in the entire series and the introduction of character dice in Super Mario Party brings a brand new dynamic and level of strategy to the game. It’s just up to you if you’re willing to do anything to win or maybe pull some punches to keep your valentine happy.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection
For the couple who loves a shootout
If you and your valentine enjoy first-person shooters why not play together through one of the most popular and well known first-person shooters of all time with Halo: The Master Chief Collection. This collection of games will let both you and your valentine play through remastered versions of Halo, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo 4, and Halo: Reach. So whether you and your valentine want to play through the campaign of Halo 3 or play some online multiplayer in Halo 2, both can be done thanks to couch co-op split-screen that Halo: The Masterchief Collection brings to the table.
Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu & Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee
For the couple who loves to catch them all
Up until recently, Pokemon games, for the most part, have always been a single-player experience with the occasional battle or two being a multiplayer affair. This changed however with Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go Eevee which allows your valentine to join the adventure to help you catch them all and defeat the Elite 4 with couch co-op. This means that you both will travel around Kanto, catch Pokemon, and defeat Pokemon trainers simultaneously. So if both you and your valentine are looking for a Pokemon catching RPG, you don’t have to look further than Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go Eevee.
For the couple seeking a challenge
If you and your valentine are looking for a classic run and gun action game that is going to give you a game over or twenty then you should check out Cuphead. Players can play local co-op as Cuphead and Mugman as they play through an adventure that is inspired by the visuals and audio of old cartoons from the 1930s. And just because the game looks cool that does not mean it’ll be a breeze to play through as the game is always introducing new challenges with each new challenge more difficult than the last. Expect to die in this game because you and your valentine will die a lot.
Cadence of Hyrule
For the couple who has rhythm
Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda is a rhythmic action-adventure game where you and your valentine can explore Hyrule together as Link, Zelda, and Cadence from Crypt of the NecroDancer. Players must have rhythm as the game revolves around it. Everything from the combat to the exploration revolves around having rhythm. If you don’t have rhythm and are not on beat to the remixed Legend of Zelda against the classic Zelda enemies, you nor your valentine will make it very far in this rhythmic game. With that said even if you and your valentine don’t have rhythm, this is still a fun and fresh new take on Hyrule and The Legend of Zelda series that any fan of the series should check out.
For the couple wanting to build more than a relationship
Maybe you want to build a house with your valentine? Or start a farm with your valentine? Or maybe you’d just like to go mining with your valentine? If yes is the answer to any of those questions then Minecraft may be the game to play with your valentine. With split-screen, players can have a new beginning by trying to build their life up all while surviving the dangers of Minecraft in Survival Mode or let their creativity soar by building whatever they can imagine in Creative Mode. If you want to build up your relationship and use your relationship to build a world, look no further than Minecraft.