Amor. Rakkaus. Kjaerlighet. Love. There are thousands – if not – hundreds of thousands of ways to say the words that February 14th is all about. You could say it in English, Welsh, Klingon or even Elvish. Each and every iteration will have a completely different sound, shape and length but they all mean the same thing. Giving sound to that overwhelming human need to be accepted, adored, loved by another human being. It is really quite beautiful.

Having said that, here at n3rdabl3 we believe there is a much better way to say I love you. In fact we have put in countless hours of research and development to ensure your Valentine’s day is a complete success. Yeah, cards and flowers are nice but they are not very original. if you want to really tug at the old heart strings there is only one true, universal way to do so.

Cooperative gaming.

So please, sit back, relax and allow me to play cupid this Valentine’s day as I guide you through a list of Cooperative games for you and your significant other.

Say hello to the n3 guide to cooperative game. Love is in the Air.

Lovers in a Dangerous Space Time

With a title so long and impressive as Lovers in a Dangerous Space Time it would be rude not to include the 2D Space Exploration title.

As fellow double-barreled N3 writer, Robbie Starck-Higgins points out, “If you’re looking for some plain old couch co-op fun or something along the lines of a real-time, super-cute version of Faster Than Light, this is definitely the game for you.”

Now I’m not a big fan of side-scrolling 2D games because I believe they belong in the past. However, L.I.A.D.S.T as been praised and praised for it’s fun gameplay and cooperative gaming experience. Something that would really go down well with the other half.

And if that isn’t enough to peak your interest, take a look at this fantastic trailer.

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Lovers in a Dangerous Space Time is currently available on Steam (boo PC!), Xbox One and now the PlayStation 4.

Diablo III

If you’re feeling particularly adventurous you could always take your partner out on a double date. I hear Sanctuary is lovely this time of year. Oh yeah. Don’t forget to dress up!

Blizzard-Activision’s Diablo III is a deeply rich and enjoyable cooperative experience that is easy to pick up and play. The graphics are absolutely top notch and you would be hard pressed to find a better RPG couch cooperative game anywhere. That said, Diablo III is set in a rather serious and droll world so it is probably better to leave till later on in the evening.

Diablo III is available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For more information visit the official website.

Magicka 2 or 1, who cares?

Now time for something a little more fun! Magicka is a light hearted approach to the action-adventure dungeon crawler type game that will have you both in stitches. This game is seriously addictive.

Magicka gives you the opportunity to control the elements and combine them to perform spells. This leads to some fascinating combos that can be deadly to both the enemy and your team mates. Just be sure not to cross the beams.

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Magicka 2 is available on PC and PlayStation 4.

Borderlands 2 The Handsome Collection

Now time for something completely different. Borderlands 2! The BEST FPS cooperative shooter around.

There isn’t much that I could say about Borderlands that hasn’t already been said. So I am going to go ahead and let our previous reviewers say it for me.

The same fantastic and addictive gameplay as the originals games with hundreds of hours of gameplay on the disk.” John Griffin

A Joyous thrill-ride to delve into Pandora. With more content than you can shake a Psycho Midget at.” James Knack

“There are very few games that can keep me occupied for hundreds of hours but the two previous Borderlands games are near the top of that list. Very few games are able to tap into the loot centre of my brain the same way this series does.” John Griffin

Don’t just take our word for it! Check out this:

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Any LEGO game

I love LEGO and I love LEGO games, so it would be difficult for me to write this piece without at least recommending one LEGO video-game. The great thing about the LEGO series is that they cover such a wide range of products from Jurassic World to the Hobbit, from The LEGO Movie to The Avengers to Star Wars there is something for everyone.

With a fantastic cooperative gameplay experience and a lot of in-jokes for fans of the series, the only real question here is which LEGO game to get?

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