With it being Valentine’s Day, you’re undoubtedly going to want to spend time with your loved one, and what better way than curling up on the sofa, playing a good game together. Sometimes a game can make or break a relationship (we’re looking at you Overcooked 2), but when it goes well, it can truly highlight all the great qualities in our significant other – especially when you’re expertly clearing mobs in Minecraft Dungeons.
As a result, here are ten games we’ve put together that we believe are perfect titles to dive into this Valentine’s Day. From high octane blockbusters, to wonderful puzzle platformers – there’s something for everyone.
Publisher: Xbox Game Studios / Developer: Asobo Studio
Release Date: 31st Oct 2017 (USA)
Disneyland is one of the most magical places in the world, making Disneyland Adventures a perfect destination for you and your partner. Having a recreation of the iconic park fully explorable on Xbox is great, making for one of the most underrated exclusives on the system. With drop-in/drop-out multiplayer, you are your partner can venture into the park at your own pace, meet and greet with Disney characters, complete quests, and engage in a variety of addictive and challenging minigames. It’s absolutely packed with content and magic – well worth playing on Valentine’s Day.
Publisher: Microsoft / Developer: Blitz Games
Going way back to the original Xbox launch, Fuzion Frenzy was a killer party game and holds up today. Through backwards compatibility, the game is still playable and looks better than ever before. With 22 game modes, you and your partner will be playfully battling it out to be the very best. Originally released in 2002, its early 2000 vibes are strong and may even hit you both with a wealth of nostalgia. You can’t go wrong with this classic party game.
Publisher: Jackbox Games / Developer: Jackbox Games
Release Date: 20th Oct 2017 (USA)
Continuing onto another party game, The Jackbox Party Pack 4 is an excellent addition into Xbox Game Pass and a perfect choice for your Valentine’s Day evening. Containing five games, it’s enough to keep you both busy until the early hours of the morning. Fibbage is one of the standouts, which could open up new information about your partner as you attempt to decipher the lies from the truth. If you’ve got a group in the house, then there are plenty of other choices, including Civic Doodle, which will test your drawing skills to the max. With such an extensive package, there’s something for all groups of people on Valentine’s Day.
Publisher: Xbox Game Studios / Developer: Mojang
Release Date: 26th May 2020 (USA) / 26th May 2020 (UK/EU)
If you and your partner are in the business of having something a bit more hands-on, then Minecraft Dungeons may satisfy your needs. Merging the classic Minecraft experience with the Diablo gameplay loop, Minecraft Dungeons works at being an accessible hack-and-slash looter that will allow even those who aren’t well versed in action games to easily plough through its hordes of enemies. With constantly unlockable weapons, new levels, and even a wealth of post-launch content, there’s enough to keep you busy during your time.
Developer: SMG Studio & DEVM Games
Release Date: 28th Apr 2020 (UK/EU)
If you want to experience all the fun of leaving home without any of the stress, Moving Out puts a unique spin on it. Borrowing heavy influences from games such as Overcooked, you’ll be able to see what it’s like to move house from the perspective of a removal service, except they have no regard for your possessions. You can throw, smash and drag the pieces of furniture to the van with one goal – beating the targeted time. Side objectives will encourage you to experiment in other ways and heavier items will demand two players to work together. A great way to kill a few hours.