Another Valentine's Day is among us, folks. And you know what that means — love is in the air! Well, hopefully, anyway. Whether you're in a relationship or just have a really good buddy that you don't want to leave behind on Valentine's Day, here are some great co-op games to consider picking up that will test the strength of your relationships.
- ★ Featured favorite: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Kill those demons: Diablo 3 Eternal Collection
- Side scroll stroll: New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
- You're an all star, get your game on: Kirby Star Allies
- Cut it out, snips!: Snipperclips Plus: Cut it out, Together!
- It's RAW!: Overcooked! 2
- 3, 2, 1, GO!: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Love and guac: Guacamelee! One-Two Punch Collection
- Paint the town: Splatoon 2
- Gotta smash 'em all!: Pokkén Tournament DX
- This is a mugging: Cuphead [Digital Code]
- Roll of the dice: Super Mario Party
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the ultimate test of love or friendship. Choose from a roster of over 70 characters, pick your favorite battlefield out of dozens of stages, and duke it out! But be warned, your relationship will surely be tested.
Diablo 3 is a co-op dungeon crawler action RPG that will have you and your partner working together to slay hordes of demons. Nothing will test your love more than seeing who can send evil creatures straight back to hell.
This is the kind of game that really helps you determine what your relationship is made of. Are you two the kind of players who will work together to overcome every obstacle? Or will you attempt to jump on each other's heads and try to throw your partner in the lava whenever you get the chance? There's one way to find out.
Make use of friend hearts to charm enemies into joining you. One of you can control Kirby, and the other takes on a new ally. Hit enemies with their elemental weaknesses to take them out as you strategize the best battle plan together.
Snipperclips is a cute puzzle game where two players control Snip and Clip and must work together to solve tricky obstacles to progress. It's a fun experience for everyone involved and a great test of teamwork.
Overcooked! was such a hit, that they had to create a sequel. There are even more challenging levels in Overcooked! 2, so prepare for some frantic cooking shenanigans in zany kitchen setups. This is a true test of love and friendship — can you make it through without going insane?
The quintessential Nintendo racing game will have you and your partner racing against each other across a multitude of bright and colorful tracks. Choose your favorite racer and kart, and have at it! Just try not to let Rainbow Road ruin your relationship…
Guacamelee! One-Two Punch Collection features both the original Guacamelee! and Guacamelee! 2 in one convenient package. You and your Valentine can sit down and enjoy this humorous Metroidvania adventure through the Living and Dead worlds, and it's filled with great cultural references. Now, pass that guac, please!
While there are more online single-player modes than there are multiplayer modes, Splatoon 2 still offers competitive local co-op games. Grab a pair of Joy-Cons and compete against your significant other to see just who is better at turf wars.
If you and your significant other are both Pokémon fans, you're going to love Pokkén Tournament DX. You'll both take charge of various pocket monsters and unlock additional fighters as you go. For once and for all, this game can help you determine which one of you is the ultimate Pokémon trainer.
This is not a game for the faint of heart. You and your partner will have to work together to take down dastardly bosses and their minions. Many gamers affectionately loathe it as a hard-but-fair side scroller. This one really might just try your love.
This might seem like a kiddie game, but many a fight has broken out over the competitive mini-games in Super Mario Party. Will you and your cutie be able to work together to defeat the computer, or will it show you both up? Since this game can host up to four players, you can even play against another couple and see which of the four of you is the best.
If a cute Nintendo game isn't cutting it for you, then you and your love might be interested in a gory shooter. RE Revelations 2 offers a split-screen mode for local co-op. Take down biological horrors together as you wind your way through an abandoned detention facility. Will you two work well enough together to survive the adventure?
They're a match made in heaven
There are a ton of games to choose from with the Nintendo Switch, but these have some of the best local co-op play, so you only need one Switch. These will test the strength of your relationships, and whether or not you're both compatible. But don't take them too seriously, ok?
If we may make some suggestions, our favorite from this collection is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate because it has a huge roster of every character from previous Smash games, and is adding new ones through DLC. Just don't anger your partner by spamming the same obnoxious move, alright? Another great one is Diablo 3 Eternal Collection, because there's no denying that slaughtering evil demon hordes for loot together is just a teensy bit romantic, d'aww!
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