Submitted by DeathGazer 1871d ago | article

Top 10 Best Video Game Romances

If you like your games with a little more substance, then you're going to love the 10 best video game romances. These on-screen couples made us weep when they were apart, smile when they were together and remember them whenever we turned off the consoles. If you're ready for the mushy stuff, here are the best video game romances of all time. (Culture, GameCube, Nintendo DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360)

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Cloudberry  +   1872d ago
I definitely don't mind romantic moments in game stories.
And it's a plus if it's a well written story in any game.
Cloudberry  +   1871d ago
I finally read the article (slow connection on my part...).

Average list, in my opinion.

But then again...

I don't recall great romance stories that much in video games.

I enjoyed them, but...

I don't think any of them are memorable enough for me to cherished it... : /

And I disagree with this pair: Aya Brea and Kyle Madigan.

*VOMITS* I really hate Kyle in Parasite Eve 2. >: (

Aya could get better man than him.
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Theoneneo81  +   1871d ago
Naomi and and Ocelot should be on there too.
TheLastGuardian  +   1871d ago
You call this a romance?

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hot4play  +   1871d ago
Where's Nathan Drake and Elena Fisher (Uncharted)?

or Leon Kennedy and Ada Wong (Resident Evil 2, 4)?


I think you mean "Naomi and OTACON" from MGS4? Although I'd like to think that Snake and Meryl (MGS1) would be a better fit... :)
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thief  +   1871d ago
Agreed - Drake and Elena was a really well writeen, sweet story - especially in the context of a shooter-adventure game. Should have been in a list like this.
Downtown boogey  +   1871d ago
"And it's a plus if it's a well written story in any game."

A rare occasion.
Few examples, however, comprise MGS(1-4), BioShock, Halo 1-3 as a whole.
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socofsnails  +   1871d ago
I'm not sure there's much real "Romance" in Bioshock. The first game had Diane McClintock, but both of those ended rather badly.
zeddy  +   1871d ago
squall n rinoa no competition.
R0me  +   1871d ago
Agreed. Their dialogues are priceless.

FFX cant even get close, the kissing scene is just over the top.
Tony P  +   1871d ago
My number one is FFX.

I've never played any other game where I even remotely cared if the two characters got together. Past or present.
thePatriot  +   1871d ago
ash and pikachu?
gamerzBEreal17  +   1871d ago
am i the only one who is thinking sora and kiri? i mean a dude who goes all around disney worlds for a girl?
Bounkass  +   1871d ago
Top 10 this, top ten that... Bla bla bla. What's with the news? Where's the actual news!?
Urmomlol  +   1871d ago
It's Sunday. Since when was news released on Sunday?


Sheesh. Get a grip.
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Bloodraid  +   1871d ago
Maybe you've not been a member of N4G long, have you? Actual 'news' is almost non-existent on this site.

From time to time, something that actually resembles news will be posted (companies merge, company breaks up, new game announced, beta info, leaked footage, etc).

But odds are if you click any random article, it'll be filed under opinion piece; which, by definition, is not news. Even if it is not filed under opinion piece, it likely is an opinion piece.

News: The communication of information on current events which is presented by print, broadcast, Internet, or word of mouth to a third party or mass audience.
- Wikipedia
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asyouburn  +   1871d ago
what about max payne
and mona sax
wedgie  +   1871d ago
Not the best list
There are quite a few that I think that I like more. Off the top of my head I really like Nate and Elena from Uncharted-mostly because they seem natural and have funny banter.

*SPOILERS* (but is from FF7, so you should probably have played it by now)

And I also disagree with Cloud and Aeris. This is the subject of many a debate, but Cloud and Tifa are, in my opinion much better. Aeris annoyed me and I never brought her with me. So I did not really care when she died. Tifa kicked butt and was cool. And saved Cloud and various other things.

And it does not matter anymore because she died so he should just deal with it. He can not really do anything about it now.
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Da One  +   1871d ago
The better pair is Cloud and Tifa
after the events of FFVII start to occur and Aries/Zack were a true couple for the FFVII universe, seeing how she comforted zack as he cried. Also she knew exactly when died.......CC ending was very well done
forevercloud3000  +   1871d ago
I agree with Nate and Elena,they are one of my favorite power couples.

Totally disagree about Aeris. I hate it when someone says someone is annoying with no possible basis for it. She didn't talk in FFVII so it can't be her voice. She does nothing but help Cloud get over the girl who never gave him the time of day(Tifa), Aeris was way too good for him and almost eerily seemed to be exactly what he needed/wanted. It wasn't until after he had found love in someone else and lost it did Tifa realize her true feelings for Cloud.

Don't get me wrong, Tifa kicks ass! Yet Aeris was just as cool. How awesome is it having a girlfriend who is one with the planet and can save your skinny ass anytime you are in REAL trouble? thats Aeris for you :)
TheColbertinator  +   1871d ago
Cloud and Sephiroth <3

Those two were meant for each other XD
Edward-Kraken  +   1871d ago
You mean Omnislash and Ruby Weapon. :)
forevercloud3000  +   1871d ago
Bubble up!
Dude I hate you for saying that but nevertheless, it was funny LOL.
Relientk77  +   1871d ago
Kratos from God of War
Nariko from Heavenly Sword
IrishYamato  +   1871d ago
This isnt a romantic couple, but does anyone remember Sid and Nancy from Silent Hill Shattered Memories?. They were a fine looking pair LOL.
CREESH  +   1871d ago
Indigo prophecy AKA Fahrenheit
That bit in the game where black guy is nailing the white bird.
Pedobear Rocks  +   1871d ago
That sounds so romantic.
a08andan  +   1871d ago
I so remember this from FFX! Its really sad :(

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Pedobear Rocks  +   1871d ago
A boy and his joystick
the greatest love story of them all.
PlayerX  +   1871d ago
Emil and Marta
IrishYamato  +   1871d ago
Chuck Norris and his beard- they've been together for decades.
Garrus_Vakarian  +   1871d ago
Master Chief and Cortana?


mastiffchild  +   1871d ago
It's a list and he likes a bit of FF and even as a bit of a fan I usually find the romances in FF games a little OTT(I could have killed Snow at any given moment in FF13 for being such a soppy nobhead about his crystallised bird!)for my liking, or belief!

The MC/Cortana thing is a bit of an odd one, though, seeing as she isn't, like, real for him to, erm, interface with.Silent Hill2 I can agree with, mind.

Personally, I like the unfinished sexual tension between Ada Wong and LS Kennedy in the RE series(esp in RE4)for video gaming stories it's really quite subtle and especially for Resi!

More recently I thought the romantic too and fro between Nate Drake, Elena Fisher and Chloe was pretty well done and I liked the way it worked out as well having developed a soft spot for little Elena in the first game!

Anyway, we'll definitely see more, and better, and more well developed romances and relationships in gaming as storytelling matures in the medium. Complex ones(like the MC/Cortana and Ada/Leon ones)will get more fleshed out and we'll start seeing both gay and lesbian and bi-sexual couples making their way into games as they did into literature and films soon enough as the medium grows as a mirror for society too. Should be interesting to see the medium's bravery and depth grow before us.
tubers  +   1871d ago
Kyle Madigan and Aya? :( There was barely any "romance" between them. Sure Aya seems to be really interested but.. but.. IDK.. didn't really shatter the "ice queen" thingy. Why is she an "ice queen" in the first place?
mricecreamman  +   1871d ago
oh man that's a classic mario and princess. can't be the classic apparently lol

what about trip and monkey!
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ABACAB72  +   1871d ago
Here's one that was missed.
Jansen and Ming from Lost Odyssey. That was a very nice sidestory, even though it was basically all cutscenes, it was still very nice, and romantic.
IrishYamato  +   1871d ago
James and Mary Sunderland?!
Smothering your wife with a pillow is hardly romantic, now is it?.
Tony P  +   1871d ago
No, but relationships are more than just how they end.
SpikeSpiegel  +   1871d ago
It is a little more complicated than that...

James always loved his wife. The whole point of SH2 was to look for his wife. Mary somehow got sick and had very little time left to live. The illness took its toll on her, in which she lashed out at James (remember the hallway scene).

James, tired of seeing his wife in pain and for selfish reasons, decided to put her out of her misery. Even though he killed her, he still cared for her. James hated himself for what he did so badly that he wanted to be punished. Silent Hill became James' own purgatory, a physical manifestation of all his pain and repressed desires where he will constantly be reminded of his darkest secret... Killing the only person he ever loved. Now tell me that isnt tragic.

The best relationships are a combination of both good and bad, light and dark, sweet and bittersweet.
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dan211uk  +   1871d ago
John Marston and his Wife, great story and romance. I think John needs someone to keep him in line.
LittleBigSackBoy  +   1871d ago
i would've put claire and steve from code veronica
spektical  +   1871d ago
maybe an honarable mention to sora and kairi? roxas naminee?
The_Devil_Hunter  +   1871d ago
Yea, definitely.
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   1871d ago
Yea too bad Sora and Kairi never see eachother. But its still true love.
Kush  +   1871d ago
The second I saw "Dom and Maria Santiago," I knew the list sucked. Not to mention the existence of "Travis Touchdown and Sylvia Christel" and the fact they are #3!? ...
LinuxGuru  +   1871d ago
Final Fantasy VIII

Squall and Rinoa. The game was written as a love story. Come on people, you know this.
Basjohn  +   1871d ago
Have to agree there, replayed the game more times than I can count JUST to get to the space reunion scene where "Eyes on me" starts playing in the background..........and then there's that ending cutscene........*MANLY TEARS POUR FOURTH*
mac_sparrow  +   1871d ago
Haha, I can just imagine that ending scene now, playing on Angel Summoner's PS1.

Brilliant, thanks for the laugh.
hot4play  +   1871d ago
Final Fantasy X-2

Ok, I know it's sort of a weak side-story but the story of Shuyin and Lenne the songstress was both beautiful and tragic.

Remember that concert in the rain ("1000 Words" theme playing) where we see Lenne's memories and both she and Shuyin get cornered and gunned down by soldiers? That was poignant. :(

Here's a link: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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omi25p  +   1871d ago
Gordon freeman and Alyx vance
writersblock  +   1871d ago
Revan and Bastilla

Epic romance on both the dark and light paths of the game
Its sexy too, there a part where she says to kiss her and the screen go's black while you are forced to imagine a kiss :P

Its like super-censored, kissing not allowed
dgroundwater  +   1871d ago
Emily and I had quite a thing going for a while. She seemed quite impressed by my past. (3:20)

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Handhelds_FTW  +   1871d ago
No Fei and Elly from Xenogears.

While the story as a whole is bit convoluted for my tastes. None the less, it's one of the greatest love stories told in a videogame.

Anyone you has beating the game can tell you that.

Also I'll admit, the first time I beat the game and seeing the ending scene. I was genuinely happy for them that they where finally able to be together and be happy.

The ending theme was also fantastic and tear jerking.
looza  +   1871d ago
Yuri and Alice from Shadow Hearts!!!
ultramoot  +   1871d ago
Sadly, I only know 3 of the 10 listed. Guess I'm not as big a video-game buff as I thought.

On the other hand, my own list would definitely include -
Leon & Ada
Commander Shepard(male) & Miranda
Geralt & Triss Merigold
The Prince & Farah

...and Dante(the REAL one) with just about any woman he comes across with.
Venox2008  +   1871d ago
fail list to not include...
Snake (big boss) and EVA
Snake & Meryl
Otacon and Sniper Wolf
Nerox3  +   1871d ago
kratos and blood....
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