17 video games: a guide for couples.

Adina and I have played many games together, there are still many we have not, so I wanted to mention some that we have played and some that we still have not but plan to do so at some point. If your significant other likes games or you are looking for a few fun games to try out with him/her, here is a short list of games that are perfect to play together.

1. Portal 2

“Portal 2” is first-person puzzle-platform video game with a great story, fun levels and short but fun CO- OP.

2. Trine 2: Complete Story

“Trine 2” is a side-scrolling action platform and puzzle video game with great visuals, fun levels and enjoyable CO-OP.

Me playing “Borderlands” with Adina over the summer.

3. Don’t Starve Together

“Don’t Starve” is action-adventure video game with survival and roguelike elements. Very standing out art style, challenging gameplay and good replayability.

4. Dungeon Defenders

“Dungeon Defenders” is a multiplayer tower defense video game. Fun and engaging gameplay, good variety of weapons and challenging levels.

5. Borderlands 2

“Borderlands 2” is an action role-playing first-person shooter. Standing out art style, great and fun gameplay, a lot of content to play trough.


6. BattleBlock Theater

“BattleBlock Theater” is a comedy platform game. Good humor, fun levels and original.

7. Left 4 Dead 2

“Left 4 Dead 2” is a cooperative first-person shooter video game. Good replayability, fun CO-OP experience, well made levels.

8. Starbound

“Starbound” is an action-adventure video game. Lots of planets to explore, good variety of building blocks and good CO-OP experience. It is also Adina’s favorite game from this list!

9. Divinity: Original Sin

“Divinity: Original Sin” is a fantasy role-playing video game. With interesting story, fun CO-OP and good gameplay.


10. LEGO® Worlds

“Lego Worlds” is a sandbox game. Great variety of building blocks, fun CO-OP experience and fun activities.

11. Orcs Must Die! 2

“Orcs Must Die! 2” is a trap based action-tower defense video game. Fun and engaging gameplay, good CO-OP experience and good game mechanics.

12. Rayman Origins

“Rayman Origins” is a platform video game. Fun CO-OP experience, great level design and good art style.

13. Magicka

“Magicka” is an action-adventure video game. With good variety of spells, good game mechanics and fun CO-OP experience.


14. Castle Crashers

“Castle Crashers” is a 2D beat ’em up video game. Fun CO-OP experience, good variety of game modes and fun level design.

15. Team Fortress 2

“Team Fortress 2” is a team-based first-person shooter multiplayer video game. Fun gameplay, good variety of weapons and levels.

16. PAYDAY 2

“Payday 2” is first-person shooter video game. Good game mechanics, good variety of heists and good replayability.


17. Torchlight II

“Torchlight II” is an action role-playing game. Good game mechanics and enjoyable CO-OP experience.

The gaming world is vast and I can not mention all games. This is just a list I came up with some of the games that most stand out. You can always check this page for more games.

When it comes to long distance relationships, gaming can be a lot of fun, because it can be done both when you see each other and when you spend weeks or months apart.

I wish you the best of time and may the gaming gods be with you!


2 thoughts on “17 video games: a guide for couples.

    • I am starting out in this whole gaming business thanks to Iliyan, so I do not know yet whether I am or not a big gamer, but so far I really enjoy what he introduces me to. “Magicka” is one of the games we have not yet played together, after reading your comment I am definitely looking forward to try it with him!

      I personally recommend “Starbound” because I love the game (as Iliyan mentioned in the article) but since he is the expert, I asked him what would be good for you guys to try out next (considering that you enjoy “Magicka”); he said that “BattleBlock Theater”, “Dungeon Defenders” and “Hoard” could be enjoyable and fun. o(^ w ^ o) The last one is not on the list but still, it counts!


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