Valentine’s Day is a day about love and showing that special someone how much you care. While diamonds and jewellery are on the lists of some, if your Valentine’s sweetheart is a gamer we’ve got a list of Valentine gifts for gamers that is sure to make them swoon.
Nintendo Switch games your Valentine will love
Does your Valentine’s Day sweetheart play on Nintendo Switch? If so, here are two game ideas that they will surely love.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
Enjoy two great Mario adventures in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury. The game includes the classic Wii U Super Mario 3D World enhanced with co-op gameplay, both online and local multiplayer. Team up with up to four players to save the Sprixie Kingdom! Play as either Mario, Luigi, Peach or Toad as you pounce and climb through dozens of colourful courses.
In Bowser’s Fury, Mario and Bowser Jr. venture through a cat-themed interconnected world filled with enemies, flowers and birds trying to put a stop to a rampaging Bowser. Both Super Mario 3D World and Bowser’s Fury feature a super cool Snapshot Mode. This new mode allows you to pause the action, get the “purfect” shot, apply filters and decorate your masterpiece with stamps!
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
There has never been a bad Animal Crossing released by Nintendo, but previous titles in the franchise pale in comparison to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Nintendo has added a number of amazing features to this release that have never before been seen in the franchise, highlighted by do-it-yourself recipes that allow you to use your island’s resources to create fantastic items.
And, Animal Crossing: New Horizons periodically gets free updates that deliver events and features to the game such as the last update called Viva Festivale! This new update includes a colourful and feather-filled Festivale event, some heartfelt seasonal additions, new Reactions and new items to purchase. Additionally, another update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons is planned for March.
Valentine’s Day game gift ideas for PlayStation fans
Does your Valentine’s sweetheart love to play games on the PlayStation? Here are two games that will make your Valentine’s sweetheart fall head over heels in love.
Sackboy A Big Adventure
Sackboy A Big Adventure is a brand new 3D platforming adventure game for PS5 and PS4 where you must save Craftworld along with its inhabitants and rid the land of evil. The adventure takes you, and up to three other friends, across several different themed areas packed with items to collect and areas to explore.
Sackboy’s charm really shines through with its stunning visuals and brightly coloured graphics. Better yet, you can unlock additional costumes and accessories that give Sackboy a brand new look. Read my full review of Sackboy A Big Adventure and you’ll see why it’s the perfect Valentine gift for your special gamer.
Spider-Man Miles Morales
Spider Man: Miles Morales is an all new adventure and story in the Spider-Man universe. You take on the role of Miles Morales, a fifteen-year-old teenager, friend of Peter Parker and son of police officer Jefferson Davis—as he becomes his own Spider-Man.
In addition to a captivating story, the game has equally as impressive gameplay. Your main mode of transportation is, you guessed it, via swinging high above the ground. There is a rhythm to swinging that is easy to pick up and allows you to string moves together with ease. And, Miles has his own set of abilities to master that include a bio-electric venom blast, web-slinging acrobatics, camouflage power, and new gadgets. Check out my full review of Spider-Man Miles Morales and see why this will put a smile on your Valentine’s face.
Xbox One games to woo your Valentine
Is your Valentine’s sweetheart’s platform of choice to game on Xbox? If so, check out these great ideas to buy them for Valentine’s Day.
Xbox Game Pass subscription
If you are not sure what game to get your Valentine who loves to play on Xbox, a subscription to Xbox Game Pass is a sure fire hit. Think of it as a Netflix for games on Xbox. There are more than 100 games available to play including all the latest Xbox Game Studios games including the upcoming Halo Infinite and other high quality games such as The Medium from third party publishers.
Games are added all the time and your Valentine will always have something to play. There really is something for everyone. Recent additions to Xbox Game Pass include Doom Eternal, Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair and more.
Check out the trailer below for games coming to Xbox Game Pass.
Overcooked! All You Can Eat
Overcooked! All You Can Eat is a new collection of all the Overcooked! games in one package. The Onion Kingdom has been overtaken by an ancient edible evil, and it is up to the players to help the Onion King take back his kingdom and defeat this evil for good. To do this, you must master unique kitchens in an effort to earn one, two, or three stars. Every kitchen requires a different food that needs to be prepared, whether that is a pot of soup, burgers with lettuce and tomatoes, or other meals.
Overcooked! All You Can Eat is a blast to play with friends both locally and online. This means you can play both Overcooked 1 and Overcooked 2, along with all previously released DLC with friends. And, the game features cross platform support. This means your friends can be cooking up dishes on PS5, while you perfect your side on Xbox Series X|S. If you would like, you can read my full review of Overcooked! All You can Eat on the blog.
A cloud gaming gift your Valentine will love
Does your Valentine game on Stadia or Xbox’s Project xCloud? If so, here’s the perfect gift!
Razer Kishi Gaming Controller for Android or iOS
If your Valentine is into Stadia and Project xCloud, then the Razer Kishi Gaming Controller will surely put a smile on their face. It features low latency gameplay, two clickable analog thumbsticks, an 8-way D-pad, 4 shoulder buttons, a home button and two other face buttons.
Furthermore, the Kishi expands and your smartphone fits securely in between and connects via the charging port. It also has a pass-through charging port so that you can charge your phone. Speaking of charging, you’ll never need to charge the Kishi as it is powered from your smartphone.