Whether it’s the stunningly realistic HD quality of the footage or the ever-sophisticated scenarios, video games are now more popular than movies. This means they make for an excellent night in when you’re seeking to entertain someone you’ve met on an online dating site like tendermeets, whom you’re hoping to stoke some real chemistry with. So consoles at the ready, here are five games which are ideal for a more unconventional date night.
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
Your unconventional date night can commence with a game which epitomizes this type of activity’s ability to indulge in sheer escapism. You and your partner can participate in the action/adventure video game, Drake’s Fortune. The eponymous here, Nathan Drake, a direct descendant of famed English explorer Sir Francis Drake, embarks on a hunt for the lost treasure of El Dorado, involving clambering through ruined temples and scaling cliffs. There’s a lot going on to keep intrepid gamers enthralled in the unfolding events, including puzzles to be solved, and the opportunity to get involved in exciting combat situations against pesky mercenaries. Even if you don’t regard yourselves as gaming experts, there’s much to admire about the overlook look of this game, as its designers have incorporated a lot of elements from B-movies, TV action serials or even pulp magazines.
If you’re hoping to participate in a video game which doesn’t involve blasting rival treasure hunters, zombies or aliens, you can’t go far wrong with Mario Kart. The action is pretty basic, but there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that when you’re looking for a harmless distraction for you and your significant other. What’s not to like about Super Mario, the mustachioed hero, and one of the most instantly recognizable in the virtual world? Here you can outrun various characters, and choose from a variety of modes, including Grand Prix, Time Trials, or even Battle, where you can employ a variety of weapons against other protagonists.
While some games are fun to play together, twisting your thumbs around the console as you race around tracks, others offer a completely different type of adrenaline rush. Outland gives you a chance to bring out your inner investigative journalist, acting on an email from an anonymous whistleblower who has uncovered secret experiments being conducted at a private psychiatric institution, Mount Massive Asylum. The results of these inhumane experiments, inmates who have been transformed into ‘variants’, are running amock. You need your wits about you as you negotiate the corridors where these creatures are prowling, and there are many jump scares lurking in the shadows. What better way to bring you snuggling together during your unconventional date night.
When you need a bit of light relief after the tribulations of homicidal maniacs in ‘insane’ asylums, this video game is perfect for your date night. You’re in charge of a busy kitchen, controlling a gathering of temperamental chefs, surrounded by various hazards as you struggle to prepare meals according to your customers’ exacting timescales. There are many obstacles, including a pedestrian walkway separating a kitchen area, while one of the kitchens is located on moving trucks!
Left 4 Dead
Finally, you can’t get a much more unconventional activity for a date night than a shoot-em-up involving one of the commonest nemeses for gamers: the walking dead. Here, the world has succumbed to a zombie infection, and there are four remaining survivors who must pit their wits against the voracious hordes. Although there’s little in the way of originality when it comes to zombie outbreaks, neither is there any sign of the gaming public losing its enthusiasm for having the opportunity to battle these deadly former humans.