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.