While playing games can soak out endless hours of your time, single-player games can get lonely. And, while duking it out with your friends certainly has its merits, sometimes, playing games with your girlfriend puts a bigger smile on your face.
So, whether you are in a long-distance relationship or will be playing on adjacent gaming chairs, we’ve created a list of nine games you need to play with your girlfriend. So, buckle up, and let’s get started!
Overcooked 2 is a cooperative cooking game developed by Ghost Town Games that is perfect for playing with your girlfriend. In the game, you and your partner must work together in a chaotic kitchen to prepare and cook various dishes.
With challenging levels, wacky obstacles, and a fun cast of characters, Overcooked 2 is a great game for couples who want to test their communication and coordination skills while having fun in the kitchen and getting into the occasional squabble (Testing each other’s patience is highly recommended).
A tale as old as time. Minecraft provides countless opportunities for creativity and exploration. As you collaborate to build and explore a virtual world built of chunks, this is a terrific way to strengthen your relationship. Minecraft is a game that can be played at your own pace and in your own style. Whether you want to create complicated structures, mine materials, or engage in monster combat, there is truly something in Minecraft for everyone.
Make sure to benefit from the unparalleled warmth that the Minecraft world offers for a truly breathtaking experience.
In the agricultural simulation game Stardew Valley, you and your partner can construct and run your own farm, cultivate crops, raise animals, and communicate with the game’s iconic cast of characters. With multiplayer functionality, you can div up the work and work together to complete tasks as you grow your prosperous farm (Wink, Wink).
Stardew Valley is a terrific option for couples wanting to unwind and spend quality time together because it is a low-stress, soothing game that can be played at your own leisure.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Animal Crossing is a life simulation game perfect for rainy winter nights with your significant other. In the game, you and your partner can build and maintain your own island paradise, customize your homes, and interact with a cast of quirky animal characters.
With the newly added multiplayer support, you can visit each other’s islands, work together to catch fish and bugs, and participate in seasonal events. Animal Crossings is a fun and creative game that encourages players to explore and decorate, making it a great choice for couples who want to share a virtual life.
Mario Kart is an absolute classic and my favorite for more than just one occasion. With various characters, tracks, and power-ups, Mario Kart offers hours of entertainment as you race against each other or team up to take on other players online.
Whether you’re a seasoned racer or a casual gamer, Mario Kart is an easy game to pick up and play, making it an excellent choice for couples who want to have some lighthearted fun together.
A Way Out
A Way Out is a cooperative game about two prisoners who must work together to escape from prison and evade the authorities. The game features split-screen gameplay, meaning you and your girlfriend will share the same screen and must coordinate your actions to progress through the game.
A real test for even the most seasoned couples. With levels as convoluted as the age-old question, “Would you still love me if I was a worm?”.
It Takes Two
It Takes Two is a cooperative game about a couple transformed into dolls on the brink of divorce, navigating unique levels with challenging puzzles. The game’s charming visuals, engaging story, and innovative gameplay mechanics make for a fun and memorable gaming experience.
Whether you’re swinging through tree branches or fighting off angry squirrels, It Takes Two tests your teamwork and communication skills. With each level offering a new twist, losing yourself in the game’s world is easy.
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a cooperative game perfect for date nights. In the game, one player must defuse a bomb while the other player provides instructions on how to do so.
Time is ticking down, and the pressure is mounting. Communication and teamwork are essential to success in this tense and exciting game.
Concluding our list of games to play with your girlfriend is Firewatch, a story-driven game set in the Wyoming wilderness where you play as a firefighter, Henry, who uses a Walkie-Talkie to communicate with Delilah, your partner. Together you uncover the forest’s secrets while dealing with personal issues. This is done while navigating its stunning visuals, gripping storyline, and excellent voice acting.
You and your girlfriend will find yourselves invested in the game’s world and its characters. So grab some snacks and settle in. Enjoy the game’s captivating story, beautiful scenery, and engaging gameplay. Few video games are as effective as Firewatch at convincingly isolating the player from the outside world.