Being a couple means being open to the idea of spending time together and getting to know more about each other. However, even the words of the most honest people on Earth doesn’t always give us reliable information on who they are as individuals. It can take several years for you to find out who you are as a couple or it can take you a couple of hours or even minutes of playing a video game together. A simulation that will help you to have fun, to check your communication skills and to find out about the things you are good at and the things you might want to work on. These are the games that will help you to get answers to the aforementioned questions. Going from the easiest to the hardest one in the category of communication.
Level 1: Battle Block Theater
Genre: arcade adventure
Steam Rating: 10/10
Number of Players: 1-2
Platforms: Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Macintosh operating systems
Brief Description: your goal is to get to the point B over the obstacles, while cats are trying to push you off the edge with by licking your characters and attempting to cuddle them.
BBT would also probably made it at the top-10 list of the cutest games of the last decade. The atmosphere of these 2D adventures will make it almost impossible for you to not have fun if you and your partner appreciate the concept of virtual reality. Chances for you to argue while playing are minimal. The pressure will arise gradually and smoothly. So by the time you get to difficult levels, both of you will be already at the same page. The following game does not provide you with that much of the luxury to get comfortable and throws difficulties at you with a higher level of intensity and fun.
Level 2: Overcooked
Steam Rating: 9/10
Number of Players: 1-4
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
Brief Description: you work in the kitchen and figure out how to cook, wash dishes and serve food on time
In spite of having incredibly cute soundtrack, graphics, mechanics and main characters, Overcooked can be fun and at the same time pretty challenging and difficult to play as a couple. It requires a higher level of communication skills and it will force you to talk almost non-stop mode in order to complete the level without getting into a verbal fight. Nevertheless, you are definitely going to have a lot of laughs when things will go wrong during the game.
The game has a sequel that got the exact same rating of 9/10 by Steam users. So you won’t get bored by playing the same levels all over again if you like the game. And if you want to make it more interesting and to better your integrity, you and your significant other can play this game versus another couple, since the game gives an option to include 4 players at the same time.
Level 3: Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes
Steam Rating: 10/10
Number of Players: 2
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Macintosh operating systems, iOS
Brief Description: one person plays the game and describes to the second player how the bomb looks like. Based on this information the second player reads the instructions on how to defuse the bomb and explains it to the first player without looking at the screen.
Of all the games mentioned in this list, KTNE will take the least time for you to find out whether both of you can rely on each other in stressful situations or not. The only cute element that this game has is graphic, which you will quickly forget about once you see the amount of time you have left for defusing the bomb. This sapper simulator will teach you to not panic, to talk, to listen and hopefully to argue less during intense moments. In spite of what progress you’re gonna have, the game experience will give you a clearer picture of your relationships. It will either prevent you from staying with each other for too long, or it will make you stronger, reliable and more trustworthy as a couple.