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Top 10 Games to Play with the Girlfriend/Wife

February 13, 2010

Top 10 Games to Play with the Girlfriend/Wife
By Dakota Grabowski

Spend Valentine’s Day Playing Games With Your Loved One

Don’t want to get dragged to the theatres this weekend see Dear John or Valentine’s Day? Would you rather sit indoors and play video games? Well, here are 10 games to convince your girlfriend, wife or loved one to sit at home and fumble with your joysticks.

10 – Mario Kart Wii
Platform(s): Nintendo Wii
Full Review – 8.8

Per industry standards, Mario Kart Wii once again appeals to casual gamers. It’s a lovely title to pick your favorite Mario character and race against your wife or girlfriend. She’ll receive an incredible amount of joy when she flies by you after using a POW block that sent you spinning out of control. Plus, she now can use her own Mii or select Baby Peach – or if she’s on the dangerous side, select Baby Daisy – for her character.

9 – Resident Evil 5
Platform(s): Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC
Full Review – 8.5

Taking control of the dreamy Chris Redfield or gorgeous Sheva Alomar, Resident Evil 5 is a cooperative dream for guys to introduce to their loved one. Our recommendation would be to play this one in the dark so she has to sit extra close to you in case of any terrifying moments. Just be sure to let her have the extra ammunition or else she won’t have any fun with unloaded guns.

8 – Halo 3
Platform(s): Xbox 360
Full Review – 9.7

To receive the maximum amount of pleasure out of Halo 3, when, of course, you are playing with your loved one, jump into a social match and let her have free reign to run around and do as she pleases. To ante up the fun factor, invite a dozen or so of your friends into the social match and let your loved one talk trash over the headset as she aimlessly drives a warthog around the map.

7 – Trauma Center: New Blood
Platform(s): Nintendo Wii
Full Review – 8.6

Has your girlfriend or wife ever wanted to save someone’s life? Well Trauma Center: New Blood puts them behind the scalpel as a surgeon to save the lives of people in Alaska. Hokey and brilliantly told through anime-style cut scenes, you should prepare her for the video-game form of a soap opera.

6 – Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Platform(s): Nintendo Wii
Full Review – 9.5

Whether it’s Kirby, Jigglypuff, Olimar, Yoshi or Zelda/Sheik, there’s a plethora of characters that should be tremendously appealing to use for your loved one to play along. Besides fighting against one another, SSBB includes a cooperative mode titled the The Subspace Emissary – so no longer will you have to play at half-speed to allow your loved one to remain competitive.



5 – Bomberman Live
Platform(s): Xbox 360
Full Review – 8.5

Cute and charming, Bomberman Live is among the best multiplayer games on the Xbox Live Arcade. Having a variety of game modes to pick from such as the GameZone favorite, Paint Bomb, to the ability to dress up your own Bomberman character with headwear and clothes, Bomberman Live offers repeat visits.

4 – New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Platform(s): Nintendo Wii
Full Review – 8.5

While it could turn out to be a frustrating experience, New Super Mario Bros. Wii is the best multiplayer title on the Nintendo Wii when it comes to cooperative gameplay with your female companion. She may fall to her death more often than not and accidentally steal all the power-ups, but if it’s true that love conquers all, then forgiveness shouldn’t be too far behind.

3 – Rock Band 2
Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, Nintendo Wii
Full Review – 9.1

Want to listen to music that she normally refuses to listen to? Well, put it on the set list in Rock Band 2 and have it “randomly” come up while you both rock out in Rock Band 2. Rock Band 2 is a simple game to pick up and learn, so this is an easy recommendation to every couple. If she doesn’t like the plastic accessories, then throw her the microphone and let her sing her heart out to “Just a Girl” by No Doubt. Before you know it, she’ll be inviting her friends over for all night Rock Band 2 parties.

2 – Castle Crashers
Platform(s): Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 (2010 release)
Full Review – 9.5

Having more than 24 charming playable characters, Castle Crashers is an absolute delight to play with your girlfriend or wife. It’s straightforward and simple to understand – move forward and strike down everything in your way. In addition, Castle Crashers employs dozens of cute animal orbs to collect and use within the game. By the end of the first level, she should be hooked and may end up playing the title when you aren’t home.

1 – LittleBigPlanet
Platform(s): PlayStation 3
Full Review – 9.7

The best way to say “I love you” in video-game terms is to play LittleBigPlanet with your wife or girlfriend. If you looked up the word adorable in the dictionary, a picture of Sackboy, LittleBigPlanet’s mascot character, would be there. LittleBigPlanet redefines the platforming genre and allows her to stretch her imagination with the numerous amounts of customization options. Play LittleBigPlanet on Valentine’s Day. Create a multitude of new memories will never be forgotten. And, Share the passion of gaming with your loved one as she savors every moment spent playing Sony’s LittleBigPlanet.

 

Well there you have it; these 10 games should perk the interest of your girlfriend or wife in no time. Before you go ahead and think that any ole’ game will do, here are five games you shouldn’t be playing with your loved one.

Five Games To Not Play With Your Girlfriend or Wife

 

 

 

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