It’s that time of year. You know, that time when the streets are filled with people holding hands. Coffee shops are crammed with couples gazing into each other’s eyes. It’s Valentine's Day. And nothing says I love you like playing a videogame together. It’s better than going out to a crowded restaurant then spending a ton of money at the movies, and odds are you probably have something that can play them in your living room! That’s why we’ve got the Top 5 list of games to play this Valentine’s Day.
5) Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC)
Lego is awesome, and the love of Harry Potter does not discriminate across gender. It doesn’t hurt that the Lego videogame franchise is hella fun either. Developed by Traveller’s Tale and published by Warner Bros. in 2011, this entry in the series covers the last three books (or four films if reading isn’t your thing). You can roam Hogwarts as Harry and friends all with that Lego charm. It’s almost certain you two will have a blast. Just no using Avada Kedavra if someone sucks.
4) Castle Crashers (Xbox 360, PS3)
It’s simple, colourful and fun. Castle Crashers just does everything right, mixed with some awesome co-op play. Developed by The Behemoth and published by Microsoft, this title mixes a bunch of elements from RPGs and classic beat em ups. Set in a pseudo-medieval land an evil wizard captures four princesses. It’s up to a group of knights to save her. You two lovebirds can hack and slash your way to love while saving an entire kingdom!
3) Super Mario 3D World (Wii U)
Okay, so it’s not the best Mario game out there, but it’s arguably the best multiplayer Mario game around. Players can pick between Mario, Luigi, Toad, Peach, and Rosalina (if you unlock her), in an adventure spanning across different lands to try to save captured fairies from Bowser. You can work together or against each other with a little bit of competition to win a crown. Just remember it’s Valentine's Day, don’t end up hating each other over this date idea.
2) LittleBigPlanet Series (PS3/4)
So we couldn’t decide which entry in the series is the best, so we put the whole series by Media Molecule here. It’s our list, we can do what we want! Play as Sackboy and customize him to make him your Sackboy (they introduced a few new characters in the third one though). But aside from the customization, this 2D platformer is really fun with minimal chance of hating each other at the end of it.
1) Portal 2 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
Portal 2's online mode is the tale of two robots as they traverse a bunch of test chambers made by Aperture Science. You both get a portal gun--one orange and one blue. You can see where this goes. It’s actually a lot of fun, and the added difficulty of not having control over the other side of the portal makes the whole experience unique. You two will find out how in sync you are with each other when you play this.
So, those are what we think are the best titles to play on Valentine's Day. What are you going to play?