❤ Sloth loves gaming, and we’re proud to call it our hobby. This time we would like to share you some of the best games you can play together with your loved one. We turned our attention to co-op games for couples where you team up. Therefore no racing games, Mortal Kombat, or other games where you have to beat each other up literally or figuratively made it to this list.
Our preferred gaming system is PlayStation 4 so excuse us if we looked over some Nintendo, XBOX or PC co-op gems. And if we’re already throwing around some disclaimers, there are affiliate links in this post directing you to those awesome games we describe.
🎮 There has been many words and no games yet. Let’s quit talking and grab our controllers. Here’s our list of the best co-op games for couples!
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We, the Sloth, aren’t the biggest fans of sports games. Surely, there are some exceptions. One of them being the love-child of football (we’re Europeans so soccer for all you Americans) and racecars working on rocket fuel. The result is easy to learn and incredibly hard to master chaos of cute cars chasing the ball. If you feel confident enough, you can even take your game online where you can test your skills against the whole world.
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Little Big Planet 1-3
This cute PlayStation exclusive is already quite a legend. With three installments, LBP has been delivering the joy of solving puzzles, platforming, and light-hearted humor for gamers since 2007. The best part of Little Big Planets starts after you’ve finished the original stories of the games. “How so?” You ask. That’s when you can dig into the thousands of levels created by other players all over the world. Sloth guarantees you that many pearls among those levels to test your hand-eye coordination as well as your nerves.
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Pretty much all the LEGO games
Is there anyone here, who doesn’t love assembling LEGO bricks? If so, please leave us for now and return if you have found your soul. Jokes aside, LEGO is as awesome on our console! Light-hearted humor is presented to players through fun puzzles and decent platforming. The best part – usually the LEGO games bring us characters and storylines from our favorite movies. Legendary Star Wars, Harry Potter saga, vast Marvel Universe (including Avengers), Batman cleaning up Gotham, or even Indiana Jones on the older consoles – pick your poison plastic!
A warrior, mage, and a sneaky rogue might not sound like the most original line-up for a fantasy game. But does it even really matters when the result is a great co-op platformer with gorgeous graphics and solid gameplay enriched with some RPG-styled leveling system? Switching characters in Trine games is easy even in the middle of a fight so you can help out your partner if he/she runs into some troubles. Swing your hammer, create some crates out of thin air or shoot your bow while hanging from a rope ninja-style. It’s all here in Trine games.
» These are digitally downloadable so check the store of your gaming system.
Alienation or Dead Nation
Twin stick top-down shooters aren’t for everyone. But if you’re into that kind of games, there are no better games to co-op games for couples than Alienation or Dead Nation. First one of those puts the players in charge of the fight against an alien invasion. Dead Nation (as the name strongly implies) is a two-player struggle against the hordes of the undead. Either way, you should have your trusty shotgun ready so that you can save the world in one of those addictive festivals of explosions and gunpowder.
If someone decided to name their game Diablo, then there’s little chance of a game where you stroll through daisies and daylight. That happens to be precisely the case here. Ready your demon-fighting gear, sharpen your swords and arrows and blow off the dust from your book of spells. Yeah, it feels incredible to slash through the hordes of meaningless imps and low-level goblins, but be warned the Bosses are truly diabolical. So be ready to pause the game and have some real life strategy planning taking place before you go knocking on the door of a badass boss dude with massive horns.
This one’s different since most of the games are pretty far from the narratives of the traditional Iñupiaq tale, “Kunuuksaayuka.” The story takes us through 8 beautifully designed chapters and gives us the controls over an Iñupiaq girl named Nuna and her pet, a sly Arctic fox. There are hardly any enemies in this sweet story, so it’s suitable even for young kids. After completing a chapter, the players are presented some legends narrated by real Iñupiaq elders, storytellers, and community members.
» This one can also be found in the store of your gaming system.
From far North down to Mexico we go! It’s time to put on our luchador masks, cool down few cervezas, and ready some nachos. It’s Guacamelee time! The colorful and vibrant story carries us through Mesoamerican culture and legends, accompanied by an incredible soundtrack and some neat wrestling moves. There’s so much going on in the fighting sequences so be ready to lose your character in that rumble and get some intuitive button smashing going on.
Lovers in Dangerous Spacetime
This one caught us as a huge surprise since there’s usually no extensive marketing campaigns announcing the launch of indie games. It’s OK; Sloth has nothing against keeping this cute little gem all to ourselves. This game takes place in a pink ball-shaped spaceship where you have a jolly player controlled crew to drive this discoballesque ship around and save the world. Oh, and you don’t have to be lovers to enjoy this one – great for all you friend zoned souls.
As we mentioned in our article about the moments when to Shut Up in relationships, the ability to have some telepathy in the kitchen is priceless. So, is there a better way to polish your culinary co-operational skills than in a virtual kitchen? As a bonus, you can also be prepared for everyday situations like sliding walls and cooking on a ship lost on a stormy sea. Put on your aprons, grab your controllers and be ready to bury endless hours into this cute and challenging co-op cooking simulator.
Here you go, a perfect list of fun co-op games for couples to keep you glued to your controllers for ages. So close this article right now and enjoy your hours of gaming with the one you love!