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Video Games That Taught You What Love Is

Updated October 13, 2018 832 votes 182 voters 15.2k views15 items

List RulesVote up the video games that actually gave you the feels, in that they taught you how feelings work.

Love and storytelling go hand in hand, so it makes sense to see a ton of video games featuring love as a central theme. Developers have found that producing honest, genuine, and emotional video games set them apart from the Call of Dutys and Maddens of the world. That's not to say that simply squeezing in a romantic interest will do the trick—you need to create a compelling story between two characters. Otherwise you just wind up with weird sex in video games.

Some titles make romantic love the driving theme of the game, like Silent Hill 2, where you're compelled to search through a nightmarish town to find clues about your dead wife. Then there's the Uncharted series, which let players watch the ups and downs of Drake's relationship with Elena. Some titles take a different approach and show platonic love, like we see between Joel and Ellie in The Last of Us, or the love between a father and his son, like we see with Ethan, Jason, and Shaun in Heavy Rain

As cheesy as it sounds, these are the games that taught a lot of us what love is. And, if you aren't familiar with that experience, check out some of these titles. They might open your mind, and your heart. 

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