Video Games To Play With Your Significant Other

Playing video games with a significant other can lead to the best of times. Succeeding together or engaging in healthy competitions helps nurture a better relationship. What better way to spend a date night at home than playing some video games with your partner? Fortunately, the gaming industry has no shortage of enjoyable cooperative video games.

1. Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (2015)

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (2015)
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Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime has players maneuvering a spaceship across increasingly tricky levels. Players alternate between different crew positions, each with their own unique gameplay. What makes this game super fun is its simplistic nature. The game supports up to four players, but two can play just fine.

2. Stardew Valley (2016)

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Fans adore Stardew Valley for its coziness and efficient progression system. Many don’t know that it also has a fully functioning co-op mode. By adding your significant other to your world, players can begin a new farm together or help each other with tools and armor. Even though the rings might be a little expensive, you can even marry each other!

3. Overcooked Two (2018)

Overcooked Two (2018)
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Overcooked Two begins as a straightforward arcade cooking title where players prepare meals for customers. However, after the first few levels, the game gets increasingly chaotic and challenging. Relationships will be tested, and communication is key to making it through with high scores. Regardless of whether you succeed or not, expect plenty of enjoyment.

4. A Way Out (2018)

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A Way Out is a cooperative title focusing on two prison escapees. Both players must depend on each other in a series of levels with unique gameplay elements. Expect a few puzzles, shooting sequences, and vehicle chases. The story is surprisingly exciting and keeps players entertained throughout. While this game isn’t all sunshine and happiness, it can be enjoyable for fans of gritty narratives.

5. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands (2022)

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The Borderlands games are known for their humor, crazy weapons, and artistic graphics. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands takes players to a fantasy setting similar to the Dungeons and Dragons universes. There’s plenty of unimaginable imagery, even more humorous sequences, and weapons galore—everything a couple needs to kill a few hours and laugh out loud while doing so.

6. Human Fall Flat (2016)

Human Fall Flat (2016)
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Human Fall Flat takes players across various levels, solving puzzles by controlling ragoll characters. The physics system in this game is impressive and downright hilarious. The level design is uncomplicated yet enjoyable because of the fluid controls. Everything from the characters falling, bumping into each other, and even jumping makes most players chuckle. It’s that funny.

7. Moving Out (2020)

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In Moving Out, players are tasked with emptying homes, factories, and other locations as fast as possible. Each level adds something unique to the table, and players might have to think outside the box to succeed. Like Overcooked, this game requires players to communicate and transport items delicately. Especially the fragile ones. While some levels might be tricker than others, the game is still a fun casual experience.

8. It Takes Two (2021)

It Takes Two
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It Takes Two has a fanbase of its own that praises the different gameplay elements of each level. The narrative tackles real issues in a way that doesn’t seem super serious. People who don’t regularly play video games will have a blast with It Takes Two for its straightforward nature. Objectives are clearly defined, and the puzzles aren’t too complicated.

9. Minecraft Dungeons (2020)

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Dungeons gives players an isometric view of the Minecraft universe, similar to Diablo games. Players quest on a series of levels, battling well-known mobs from the base game with different weapons. There’s plenty of replayability in this game at higher difficulty levels. A few people believe there is little content in Minecraft Dungeons, but there’s enough to last you a couple of hours.

10. Tricky Towers (2016)

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Tricky Towers is an incredibly fun game that pits players against each other in a series of Tetris-like minigames. Controls are simple, and the different game modes can be played in a tournament-esque way. This game gets competitive as players must adopt different strategies to win. Tricky Towers is often on sale and can be played by up to four players.

11. Broforce (2014)

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Explosions, destruction, and plenty of shooting are what players will experience in Broforce. Players control fan-favorite action movie characters from beloved franchises. Each character has their own attack style and abilities. The gameplay is engaging, and bosses are a blast to go through. There’s nothing complicated about this game; even casual players can pick it up and have fun.

12. Minecraft (2011)

Minecraft (2011)
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Minecraft excels in the cooperative gaming space because of its replayability and infinite possibilities. Players can let their imagination run wild in Creative Mode and build structures together. Alternatively, players can fend off monsters together in Survival Mode and progress naturally. The mechanics and crafting take a little while to learn, but the gameplay loop is highly addicting. Minecraft can steal several hours from your life if you’re a fan of progress in games.

13. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (2022)

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (2022)
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The Skywalker Saga takes players across all Star Wars movies in videogame format. Players control their favorite characters as Legos and play through the sequences they see on the big screen. The game is semi-open world and has mini-quests and hidden secrets. The Skywalker Saga isn’t too long and cuts a few violent scenes in favor of humourous ones.

14. Knowledge Is Power (2017)

Knowledge Is Power (2017)
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Knowledge Is Power pits players against each other by having them answer trivia questions on various topics. Players can sabotage each other with several attacks to get ahead. Answers are given via a mobile phone, and the questions appear on the big screen. The game incorporates a few minigames where anyone can win to keep things interesting.

15. Portal Two (2011)

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Portal Two is known for its unique take on puzzles and hopping through created portals to progress. Unlike the primarily narrative-driven single-player, the co-op mode has its own level design and story structure. Playing Portal Two with a loved one is enjoyable and complimented by the game’s humor. Each level involves a fair bit of thinking and experimenting to succeed.


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