Video games are traditionally considered solo activities. You can imagine a lone guy or girl sitting in his or her dark room playing games oblivious to the world outside. It’s largely considered an asocial activity. There have been instances where couples have gone through divorces because of one person’s addiction to gaming. An addiction to gaming is similar to any other addiction like drugs or alcohol. It can cause the addict to withdraw into a shell and stop caring for people around him or her.
But that doesn’t necessarily have to be true. Many computer game studios are developing games that couples can now enjoy. These games can become the quality time that most couples yearn to spend with each other. They may not make you the next big power couple like these couples described in the article here, but they will most definitely make you be closer to each other. A couple that plays together stays together. So without further ado, here’s a few games that work for couples.
Portal 2 is a great game that requires two people to cooperate with each other but remember things are not as easy as they seem. You have to work in sync to overcome the obstacles while solving the puzzles that come your way. This game has been designed to keep couples engaged for hours on end.
Rayman Legends is a game that really tests its players and especially when played in its cooperative mode. This game works for players of different skill levels so if one player is lagging behind healthwise, the other one can help get them back on their feet. It’s a really fun way to spend time with your loved one, especially when you have to decide to split the work of solving the challenges that come your way. The superb music is an added incentive.
Life is Strange
Life is Strange is one of the greatest psychological games to have come out in recent times. While it’s actually a solo game, it would be worth playing this together with your spouse or partner so you guys can make collective decisions. The game mostly proceeds according to dialogues and there are many moral decisions that you have to take which is what makes the game so engaging and powerful. Your life (in this case – Max and Chloe) is a result of your decisions. The game was even heralded by noted filmmaker Steven Spielberg who finally admitted that video games can be considered an artform as this article here describes.
Mario Kart is a timeless game series that has enthralled audiences for years. We highly recommend Mario Kart 8 to be played by couples as it’s highly amusing and competitive.
You would also like to check out games like Little Big Planet and Borderlands. Your choice of the game obviously depends on what console you have and if you are thinking of investing in one we highly recommend the Wii. Go forth and play.