Top 25 Games for Couples

Spend quality, competitive, time together!
Britt Britt (137)
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Every February, stores are stocked up on chocolates, flowers, and any type of other red item they can sell people. Valentine’s Day has a questionable history, but that certainly doesn’t stop companies from capitalizing on it. Regardless of how you feel about the holiday, celebrating partnership (or yourself) is worth doing.

And what better way to spend time with your partner than playing a cooperative video game?

So that segue was weak, but the sentiment is anything but. Plenty of video games out there are cooperative, and you’ve probably played some with friends. However, the following list of games is meant to take time to have fun with your partner (or Valentine)!

Some games will test your problem-solving skills, others will pit you against one another, and some will test how well you work as a team! Regardless of how you celebrate Valentine’s Day, if at all, here are 25 of the best video games for couples!

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it takes two
Hazelight Studios/EA

One Sentence Summary

Problem-solving can problem-solve a relationship.

Official Summary

Embark on the craziest journey of your life in It Takes Two, a genre-bending platform adventure created purely for co-op. Play as the clashing couple Cody and May, two humans turned into dolls by a magic spell. Together, trapped in a fantastical world where the unpredictable hides around every corner, they are reluctantly challenged with saving their fractured relationship.

Whether you want to give a hint to your partner, or you just want to play something to remember, It Takes Two is not a game to pass up. Not only was it voted Best Multiplayer Game, but it also was the Game of the Year at the 2021 Game Awards!

Developer/Publisher

Hazelight Studios/EA

Platform

PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, PC

raft
Axolot Games

One Sentence Summary

Stranded in the ocean without the risk of actual death.

Official Summary

Trapped on a small raft with nothing but a hook made of old plastic, players awake on a vast, blue ocean totally alone and with no land in sight! With a dry throat and an empty stomach, survival will not be easy!

Whether you love the show Survivor or you’re the type of gamer who loves base building, Raft is a great game to play as a couple. Together you have to find food, gather resources, and research technologies to survive on the ocean. All while being harassed by a shark!

Developer

Redbeet Interactive

Publisher

Axolot Games

Platform

PC, Linux

monster prom
Those Awesome Guys

One Sentence Summary

Compete to get the monster of your dreams.

Official Summary

You have 3 weeks to get a date for Monster Prom! Go through absurd and funny situations, raise your stats and seduce one of your classmates. Beautiful art, bold, unapologetic dialogue and hard choices make up this Multiplayer (1-4 players) Dating Sim. Be your worst self.

I can confirm that things can get heated between you and your partner in Monster Prom. Not only are you competing to successfully get a date, but other plates have the option to help you or ruin any chances you had at love.

The has plenty of content to explore and even has a sequel, Monster Prom 2: Monster Camp.

Developer

Beauutiful Glitch

Publisher

Those Awesome Guys

Platform

Nintendo Switch, PC, Linux, MAc, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

we were here together
TMG Studios B.V.

One Sentence Summary

Communication has never been more important.

Official Summary

As we explore these frozen wastes, misfortune strikes once again. Through the fierce blizzard, a flare lights the sky, followed by a cry for help over the radio - broken, dying... No one else can come to their rescue. Can we make it back - together?

There has never been a more trying time for communication than when your virtual life is on the line. Never.

Ignoring how dramatic that statement is, We Were Here Together is a game that requires communication between players in order to solve puzzles. While it may seem like natural elements are to be feared, there’s something, or someone, more worrisome lurking in the dark.

Developer/Publisher

TMG Studios B.V.

Platform

PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac

pikuniku
Devolver Digital

One Sentence Summary

Get ready to sweat and laugh at the same time.

Official Summary

Pikuniku is an absurdly wonderful puzzle-exploration game that takes place in a strange but playful world where not everything is as happy as it seems. Help peculiar characters overcome struggles, uncover a deep state conspiracy, and start a fun little revolution in this delightful dystopian adventure!

While you won’t experience the storyline in the cooperative mode, there’s plenty of fun to be had with Pikuniku. Cooperate levels are filled with challenges that require problem-solving and working together to get to the end.

Developers

Sectordub, Arnaud De Bock, Rémi Forcadell, Alan Zucconi, Calum Bowen

Publisher

Devolver Digital

Platform

PC, Xbox One, Linux, macOS, Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch

pico park
TECOPARK

One Sentence Summary

Puzzle solving to the extreme.

Official Summary

PICO PARK is a cooperative local/online multiplay action puzzle game for 2-8 players. The rule is quite simple: "Get all the keys and get to the goal and clear", but all 48 levels have special gimmicks designed specifically for multiplayer. At most levels, different gimmicks will appear as you move forward, and you will need to consult with your peers and think about new ways to cooperate.

If you’re looking for even more puzzles to solve, Pico Park is all about them. Whether you’re playing as a couple or with a group up to 8 people, this game is hilarious. How well can you simultaneously jump? What if you were attached together with a rope? Play Pico Park to find out!

Developer/Publisher

TECOPARK

Platform

Nintendo Switch, PC

snipperclips
Nintendo

One Sentence Summary

A game that never gets old.

Official Summary

In this action-puzzle game, paper pals Snip and Clip must cut each other up to overcome tricky obstacles…or just to laugh their heads off (sometimes literally). Partner up with friends or family to cut the heroes into the right shapes, interact with objects, and solve a world of imaginative puzzles.

Snipperclips was a launch title for the 2017 release of the Nintendo Switch. It was an immediate hit, and it’s still worth playing today. Work together, cut up one another (safely and digitally), and achieve your objectives!

Developer

SFB Games

Publisher

Nintendo

Platform

Nintendo Switch

stardew valley
ConcernedApe

One Sentence Summary

Slow things down by spending time on a farm.

Official Summary

You've inherited your grandfather's old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home?

Whether you like the idea of farmlife or need something relaxing, Stardew Valley has it all. It’s perfect for couples looking to play something longer than one evening, and encourages teamwork to build up your joint farm! The only competitive part of Stardew is when it comes to marriage.

Developer/Publisher

ConcernedApe

Platform

Android, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, macOS, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Linux, PC, PlayStation Vita

minecraft

One Sentence Summary

Explore and create an entire world together.

Official Summary

Prepare for an adventure of limitless possibilities as you build, mine, battle mobs, and explore the ever-changing Minecraft landscape.

We could talk about Minecraft for ages. What makes it so perfect for couples is how unique their experience together could be from everyone else. Whether playing vanilla or modded, together you can explore massive caves, start a farm, or build entire cities. The choices are yours to make, how will you make them together?

Developer/Publisher

Mojang Studios

Platform

PC, PlayStation 4, Android, Xbox One, macOS, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Linux, Apple TV, Fire OS

trash sailors
tinyBuild

One Sentence Summary

The hand drawn and more chaotic version of Raft.

Official Summary

The world was flooded by a giant Trash Tsunami! Luckily for you, a lot of trash is floating around. Trash is your main resource and the most valuable thing in this world. You can recycle it into fuel, raft spare parts, and even weapons. Brace yourself for swamp crocodiles, toxic sharks, arctic pirates, and much, much more!

Ignoring that our future could look like this game, Trash Sailors is a survival game that’s as chaotic as it sounds. Fight for trash, gather it, and recycle it. Become the best trash pirates out there!

Developer

FluckyMachine

Publisher

tinyBuild

Platform

PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch

battleblock theater
The Behemoth, Big Timber Studio

One Sentence Summary

The villains are adorable.

Official Summary

Shipwrecked. Captured. Betrayed. Forced to perform for an audience of cats? Yes, all that and more when you unlock BattleBlock Theater! There’s no turning back once you've started on your quest to free over 300 of your imprisoned friends from evil technological cats. Immerse yourself in this mind bending tale of treachery as you use your arsenal of weapon-tools to battle your way through hundreds of levels in order to discover the puzzling truth behind BattleBlock Theater.

BattleBlock Theater seems like an easy to play puzzle game, but there’s more than meets the eye. Work together (or not) to get to the end, wearing stylish outfits of your choosing!

Developers/Publisher

The Behemoth, Big Timber Studio

Platform

Xbox One, PC, Linux, macOS, Xbox 360

operation tango
Clever Plays

One Sentence Summary

Can you communicate and save the world?

Official Summary

Operation: Tango is an espionage-themed cooperative adventure challenging you and a friend to complete dangerous missions across the globe in a high-tech near-future world. As an exclusive team of two, you and your partner will become AGENT and HACKER, working in tandem to bring a high-tech global menace to its knees. With only your voice to link you, teamwork is crucial, and communication is key!

No pressure or anything, but communication could be your downfall or lead to saving the entire world. Bring down a global technology corporation together! Each player has a different point of view, so communicating everything you see or hear is important.

Developer/Publisher

Clever Plays

Platform

PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 5

degrees of separation
Modus Games, Maximum Games

One Sentence Summary

Differences can bring you together.

Official Summary

Degrees of Separation is a puzzle platformer where cooperation is built into every move. Two contrasting souls, Ember and Rime, fall in love, but are separated by an enigmatic force, and must use their powers to progress through a spectacular world of fantasy and adventure.

Right on theme, Degrees of Separation is a love story set in a world bringing them apart. The 2D style is absolutely beautiful and immerses you right into their story! With their different abilities, find a way together to bring unite these star-crossed lovers.

Developer

Moondrop, Moon Drop AS

Publisher

Modus Games, Maximum Games

Platform

PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

keep talking and nobody explodes
Steel Crate Games

One Sentence Summary

For those who enjoy high-stress situations.

Official Summary

You’re alone in a room with a bomb. Your friends, the “Experts”, have the manual needed to defuse it. But there’s a catch: the Experts can’t see the bomb, so everyone will need to talk it out – fast!

While this game isn’t really relaxing, it is hilarious to see who caves under pressure. Even though the bomb isn’t real, there’s an immense amount of pressure to solve the many puzzles and get your partner out of harms way.

Developer/Publisher

Steel Crate Games

Platform

PlayStation 4, Android, macOS, Xbox One, Linux, PC, Nintendo Switch

kingdoms two crowns
Raw Fury

One Sentence Summary

Test if you could be monarchs together.

Official Summary

Kingdom Two Crowns is a side-scrolling micro strategy game with a minimalist feel wrapped in a beautiful, modern pixel art aesthetic. Play the role of a monarch atop their steed and recruit loyal subjects, build your kingdom and protect it from the greedy creatures looking to steal your coins and crown.

The ultimate couple goal? Become monarchs. For some at least. Kingdom Two Crowns puts you both in a pixel world to explore and grow your own kingdoms. Decide who to protect, where to expand, and gain as much coin as possible.

Developer

Gordon Van Dyke

Publisher

Raw Fury

Platform

Android, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Linux

lovers in a dangerous spacetime
Asteroid Base, Super Rare Games

One Sentence Summary

Love exists even in the vacuum of space!

Official Summary

LOVERS IN A DANGEROUS SPACETIME is a frantic 1- to 4-player couch co-op action space shooter. Explore a colorful galaxy in a massive neon battleship that you control together by manning turrets, lasers, shields and thrusters. Only through teamwork can you triumph over the evil forces of Anti-Love, rescue kidnapped space-bunnies, and avoid a vacuumy demise. Deep space is a dangerous place, but you don’t have to face it alone!

Work together to maintain and upgrade your ship with randomized layouts so no two play sessions are the same. The success of your team relies on the entire group participating and helping. Otherwise, you’ll all succumb to the evil robots or void of space!

Developer

Asteroid Base

Publisher

Asteroid Base, Super Rare Games

Platform

PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Linux, macOS, Nintendo Switch

powerwash simulator
Square Enix

One Sentence Summary

Learn cooperative cleaning skills!

Official Summary

Wash away your worries with the soothing sounds of high-pressure water. Fire up your power washer and blast away every speck of dirt and grime you can find. Build your own power-washing business and unlock new tools, upgrades and more – all with the simple satisfaction of power-washing to a sparkling finish.

We cannot say that this game will help avoid any fight about chores, but it certainly can help! PowerWash is a game solely about cleaning up messes in a relaxing (sometimes silly) experience. Also, can you tell us what the town’s dark secrets are? Because there’s definitely something going on…

Developer

FuturLab

Publisher

Square Enix

Platform

PC

moving out
Team17

One Sentence Summary

What we wish moving could be like.

Official Summary

Are you ready for an exciting career in furniture? As a newly certified Furniture Arrangement & Relocation Technician, you’ll take on moving jobs all across the busy town of Packmore. Smooth Moves may not be the biggest moving company, but there’s no task too dangerous or strange for this busy team of go-getters. Grow your business to brave new heights, recruit colourful customizable characters, and save your town from furniture peril!

The process of moving would be so much easier if we could just throw boxes or couches out a window. While we can’t do that in reality, you can do that in Moving Out. Together, move furniture in a wonky physics-based world, watching out for rogue animals and cars!

Developer

SMG Studio, Devm Games

Publisher

Team17

Platform

PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, macOS

overcooked 2
Team17

One Sentence Summary

Run a restaurant together without the financial debt.

Official Summary

_Overcooked returns with a brand-new helping of chaotic cooking action! Journey back to the Onion Kingdom and assemble your team of chefs in classic couch co-op or online play for up to four players. Hold onto your aprons … it’s time to save the world (again!)

Out of the frying pan, into the fire…

You’ve saved the world from the Ever Peckish. Now a new threat has arisen and it’s time to get back in the kitchen to stave off the hunger of The Unbread!_

Regardless if you’re familiar with the franchise or not, Overcooked! 2 is an unforgiving game about teamwork and cooking. We say unforgiving because it can be stressful to provide meals to hunger patrons while separated.

Developers

Team17, Ghost Town Games

Publisher

Team17

Platform

PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, macOS, PC, Linux, Amazon Luna

chicory
Finji

One Sentence Summary

Paint with all the colors of the wind!

Official Summary

Something terrible happened. Chicory, superstar artist and wielder of the Brush, is missing, and all the color in the land vanished with her. It’s up to you, Chicory’s number one fan, to pick up the Brush and fill in for her. It’s a big job… but you’re ready for it! Probably!

Work together and paint the world however you want to! Chicory is made by those behind two other successful games, Wandersong and Celeste, so you know it's a story worth exploring.

Developers

Greg Lobanov, Alexis Dean-Jones, Lena Raine, Madeline Berger, A Shell in the Pit

Publisher

Finji

Platform

PlayStation 4, macOS, PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5

resident evil 6
Capcom

One Sentence Summary

More players means more perspectives.

Official Summary

Resident Evil favorites Leon S. Kennedy, Chris Redfield and Ada Wong are joined by new characters, including Jake Muller, to face a new horror, the highly virulent C-virus, as the narrative moves between North America, the war-torn Eastern European state of Edonia and the Chinese city of Lanshiang.

Experience Resident Evil 6 in a whole new way with four protagonists to choose from. In key moments of the game, other players can team up to tackle specific situations and problems. Depending on whom you play with, you can have a unique Resident Evil game!

Developer/Publisher

Capcom

Platform

PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, PC

astroneer
System Era Softworks

One Sentence Summary

The calming side of space exploration.

Official Summary

Explore and reshape distant worlds! Astroneer is set during the 25th century Intergalactic Age of Discovery, where Astroneers explore the frontiers of outer space, risking their lives in harsh environments to unearth rare discoveries and unlock the mysteries of the universe.

Even since its 2016 release, Astroneer is still a game to be loved. Not only are there recent updates, but it's a sandbox world for you and your partner to enjoy! Build custom bases, create vehicles, and use the terrain to explore. It’s all about spending time together and exploring your joint creative abilities.

Developer/Publisher

System Era Softworks

Platform

PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

wild honesty
That's Not A Game LLC

One Sentence Summary

A fun way to become vulnerable and have deep connections.

Official Summary

A party game for deeper conversations where you’ll push the boundaries of friendships to be more emotionally open and vulnerable. Share thoughts, opinions, and feelings in a more meaningful, challenging, and mindful way. Be seen and heard for whom you truly are, and build closer relationships.

Become even closer than you thought possible in a game designed to do just that. Prompts provide the space to be vulnerable and honest. It’s not just all feelings though, after every prompt is a fun sound guessing game. Grab the tissues and snacks, and enjoy learning about each other!

Developer/Publisher

That's Not A Game LLC

Platform

PC, macOS

untitled goose game
Panic

One Sentence Summary

Become the goose you were always meant to be.

Official Summary

_It's a lovely morning in the village and you are a horrible goose.

Untitled Goose Game is a slapstick-stealth-sandbox, where you are a goose let loose on an unsuspecting village. Make your way around town, from peoples' back gardens to the high street shops to the village green, setting up pranks, stealing hats, honking a lot, and generally ruining everyone’s day._

What better way to spend time together than to cause absolute-chaos to the human world. Down your best goosey thinking cap and solve puzzles. Be the worst goose you could be!

Developer

House House

Publisher

Panic

Platform

PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, macOS, PC

grounded
Xbox Game Studios

One Sentence Summary

The real reason to be afraid of bugs.

Official Summary

The world is a vast, beautiful and dangerous place – especially when you have been shrunk to the size of an ant. Explore, build and survive together in this first person, multiplayer, survival-adventure. Can you thrive alongside the hordes of giant insects, fighting to survive the perils of the backyard?

That’s right, you’ve been shrunk down, smaller than an ant. Everything is big, terrifying, and beautiful. Together, follow along with the story or just explore the vast backyard filled with bugs, birds, and fish! Use the surrounding resources to build shelter and tools in order to survive.

Developer

Obsidian Entertainment

Publisher

Xbox Game Studios

Platform

Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, PC

Borderlands 3 is free on Epic Games Store until May 26th!
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It’s Thursday, and that means it’s free PC game day over at the Epic Games Store!