Games with romantic elements

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Ok, I won’t lie: I’m a sucker for romance. I love it in books, in movies and yes, in video games. So I decided to compile a list of all the games I’ve played that have romantic elements to them.

The list!
Grim Fandango
Planescape: Torment
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey (the original has a slight mention of romance too — but VERY slight)
Dreamfall: Chapters
The Last Story
Knights of the Old Republic
Knights of the Old Republic II
(albeit a bit subdued)
The Old Republic (every class has at least one romance for male/female. IMPERIAL AGENT FTW)
Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Baldur’s Gate II: Throne of Baal (continuation of the BGII romances)
Neverwinter Nights
Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark
(also, you have TONS of NWN modules with romances in them)
Neverwinter Nights II
Neverwinter Nights II: Mask of the Betrayer
Final Fantasy X
Resident Evil II
Resident Evil: Code Veronica
Jade Empire
Mass Effect

Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 3
Transistor (which ended up with me crying like a baby)
To The Moon (also cried like a baby)
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
(I do believe there was a bit of romance there!)
StarCraft (undertones)
StarCraft II
(bit more obvious that in SC1)
Dragon Age
Dragon Age II
Dragon Age: Inquisition (plus follow-ups on the Trespasser DLC)
Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean
Baten Kaitos: Origins
Eternal Sonata
Brutal Legend
Full Throttle
Starfox Adventures
(essentially, romance for furries. But it’s sweet nonetheless)
Heavy Rain (BADLY DONE, imo)
Beyond: Two Souls (I personally disliked the game, but there’s a romance option in it, soooo)
Fahrenheit/Indigo Prophecy
Beyond Good and Evil
(Oh, come on, there was something there!)
The Darkness
Deadly Premonition
(and, I’m not joking, it’s AMAZING)
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (highly subdued and arguable, but still…)
L. A. Noire (not a lot, and it’s mostly off-screen)
Max Payne 2
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (one can argue about this one, though)
Prince of Persia: The Warrior Within
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones
Shadows of the Damned
Alan Wake
Sonic Adventure II: Battle
(yup… I played that)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
The Witcher (
2 and 3 also. YEN IS MY WAIFU)
Saints Row IV (press R to Romance is my favorite thing ever)

And that’s all I can think of right now. If you have additions, please comment! I’d love to have a complete list of games with romance!

Added by other people:
Final Fantasy VI
Final Fantasy VIII
Final Fantasy IX
Shadow Hearts
Shadow Hearts Covenant
Radiata Stories
Chrono Trigger
Stubbs the Zombie
Silent Hill 2
Disgaea 1&2

Metal Gear Solid (series)
Xenogears
The Witcher 2
Psychonauts
Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Skyrim
(not really “romance”, per se, but you can marry)
Fable II (like Skyrim)
Grey Matter (scientist trying to communicate with dead wife… yeah)
Broken Sword (series)
Uncharted (series)
Star Ocean: Till The End Of Time
Super Paper Mario
Assassin’s Creed 2
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
Shadow of the Colossus
Alpha Protocol
Catherine
Persona 3 & 4
Valkyria Chronicles
Ar Tonelico 1/2/3(PS2/PS2/PS3)
Arc Rise
Fantasia
Odin Sphere

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6 responses »

  1. Xenogears!
    Most sane and less “Hollyhood’y” romance in a game I played. And coupled with a “destiny always brings us together” and “we also fell in love in our past lives” makes the whole package pretty nice.

  2. Damn, might be a bit late 😛 But a few that weren’t on the list:
    Alpha Protocol
    Catherine
    Persona 3 & 4
    Valkyria Chronicles
    Ar Tonelico 1/2/3(PS2/PS2/PS3)
    Arc Rise Fantasia
    Odin Sphere

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