There’s been a great trend in the gaming industry over the last 2 decades. What was once a male dominated arena has now been balanced out by an increase in female gamers. The balance is now around 50/50 so it’s never been a better time to start playing games with your girlfriend.
Gaming with your partner is a great way to connect and get closer. Sharing a hobby is always a great way to really get to know someone and gaming gives you the perfect vehicle for that. You can choose to work together or be on opposing teams, but if you really enjoy it then you’ll end up spending more time together and getting even closer than before.
For some couple gaming gives them a perfect outlet for their frustration. For competitive couples you’ll find you’ve suddenly got an arena to establish your dominance. You can race or fight to see who’s better and maybe get rid of some of that pent up rage.
There are loads of reasons to start playing games with your girlfriend, normally the only real problem is selecting the game.
Choosing a game to play with your girlfriend
The first thing you need to do is work out which type of games you both enjoy. There’s a lot of selection out there and if you have a PS4 you’ll see a large variety in gameplay and genre.
One of the most common choices is the RPG. Role playing games let you take control of a character is a vast explorable world. Find quests, treasure and enemies to battle as you roam the lands and grow your characters. These are perfect for those couples who might enjoy working together to solve quests and explore the landscape.
Another popular option for gaming is an MMO. A mass multiplayer online game is not too dissimilar from an RPG in that you have a character and a large landscape to explore. However these worlds are generally much, much bigger and there are more multiplayer features. These type of games are great if you just want to keep exploring forever.
If you enjoy the classic shooting games then you’ll love FPS. First person shooters are any games where you’re in the first person carrying a gun, normally with just the barrel showing. These are perfect for couples who love to shoot each other or maybe work together to shoot some other people. Great for fast gameplay without too much story.
Finally another great option for gaming couples is a racing game. You can choose from some of the more realistic racing games where precision and timing is key. Or you can find a completely wild racing game with ridiculous tracks and weapons. Racing games are a great laugh and perfect if you’ve got that competitive streak.
There’s so many different game types to choose from you’ll never run out of options. Check out our list of the best PS4 games for couples.
Nineteen-year-old Star Collins never intended to return to her hometown, Avenue. That part of her life ended when she was nine years old, and child services took her away from her hoarder mother. Her mother chose her stuff over her daughter. That part of her life was supposed to be in the past.
But her mother has just passed away and Star finds herself giving up her summer to quietly clean out her old home. She just wants to sell it and move on with her life. However, things arent going the way she planned. With her dyed-black hair and tattoos, shes attracting almost as much attention from the small town residents as Ash Winthrope, the guy who was just released from prison.
All Ash wants is a chance to start over. He screwed up and he knows it, hes going to have to live with the guilt for the rest of his life. But hes stuck in Avenue until his parole ends, and no one, not even his own parents, wants anything to do with him. Nearly out of money and completely out of options, Ash takes the only job he can, helping Star haul stuff out of her mothers house.
Neither of them expects anything to happen between them, or for their lives to change. But sometimes meeting the right person is all it takes.
Happiness is a fragile state. This is something the main characters of All It Takes know only too well. Ashs life went bad in a flash and a scream in a car crash. Each time Stars life changed for the worse it was something simple: a phone call, for instance.
Sadie Munroe’s debut All It Takes is the story of two damaged people finding their way back to that fragile state.
I loved the voices of both Star and Ash as they work through their pasts in All It Takes. The task of clearing out Stars mothers home extraordinarily suited for just that. Sure, they both present tough fronts Ash in particular seems to think that a barrage of f-bombs will keep the hurtful world at bay but ultimately, they have soft, gooey centers.
While All It Takes is absolutely a fit for the New Adult audience, with all of the er, admiration of the human form that this entails, I enjoyed the aspects of Star and Ash’s burgeoning relationship that weren’t sexual the most (although there’s nothing wrong with a little ~sexual healing, baby~
Just a personal preference. They laugh, grow closer together, and start to forgive. In Stars case, she begins to forgive her mother. In Ash’s himself.
For fans of damaged characters in their NA, I’d unreservedly recommend Sadie Munroe’s debut, All It Takes.