One of the biggest criticisms of modern games is that they lack an emotional center. However, those who levy this argument are not playing the right games. There are plenty of couples in the world of video games, and they come in all shapes and sizes. Some have unstated affection for each other. Others are happily married. Some of these romances have tragic endings, while others feature saccharine Disney-like outcomes. But no matter what kind of love you like to see on-screen, these couples all have chemistry, affection, and most of all, deep feelings. So read on, oh, lovestruck reader. But be warned...there are spoilers ahead, so if you haven't played the games mentioned here, best move along!
10. Master Chief and Cortana (Halo Series)
Who says love has to be between two humans? Though the Halo series has always been somewhat light on human emotions (shoot first, ask later), the bond between Master Chief and his holographic counterpart, Cortana, cannot be denied. Sure, she may be a sentient life form or she just may be a permutation of advanced programming, but Master Chief didn't exactly complain when he was faced with an eternity living in space with just Cortana for company. The Halo series has certainly left a lot to the imagination (and the world of fanfiction) in regards to these two, but perhaps it's best that way.
9. Max Payne and Mona Sax (Max Payne Series)
Love is a complicated thing. But rarely is it so complicated that your burgeoning love interest tries to kill you the first time you meet, almost gets killed herself, is presumed dead for a bit, and then comes back to life so she can enlist your help finding her sister. With all that drama, it's no wonder Mona Sax and Max Payne ended up developing feelings for one another. However, those feelings were too short-lived, as Mona's eventual fate ended up being a tragic one. Still, Max and Mona made a terrific on-screen duo, and had a relationship that fans of the series will always remember.
8. Mario and Peach (Super Mario Bros. Series)
Mario and Peach have quite the interesting relationship. Despite being married to other people (or other species, in Peach's case), stuck in different dimensions, and forever cloistered away in new castes, these crazy kids always seem to pine for one another. Sure, these two didn't say much to each other at first (after hours of running and jumping...all you can say is "thank you"?), but over time, Mario and Peach have developed a bond that goes beyond the countless platforming, sports, and even RPG games that they have appeared in together. Now if only they could get rid of that third wheel, Luigi.
7. Dante and Trish (Devil May Cry Series)
Though Dante's initial attraction to Trish rates a little high on the creep factor (he likes her cause she looks like his mom...ew), these two form a working relationship that blossoms into mutual trust and affection. Though Trish was originally intended to serve as bait to lure Dante into a trap, she eventually became the closest thing he ever had to a relationship. Though their love falls into the "mostly unstated" category, Trish is always there for Dante when he needs a hand. We hope to see more from this dynamic duo in the DMC re-imagining of the Devil May Cry series.
6. Nathan Drake and Elena Fisher (Uncharted Series)
Nathan Drake is an independent kind of guy. Does he need a woman in his life to slow him down? No. Elena Fisher is an independent girl. Her career as a TV journalist keeps her moving around the world, and she barely has time for herself, let alone Nathan Drake. But somehow, these two just keep running into each other. Sure, getting ditched by Drake in the first Uncharted was a little harsh, but Fisher quickly becomes one of the most important figures in Nathan Drake's life, and by the end of Uncharted 2, you know that these two are going to stay in it for the long haul. Now that Drake and Fisher are officially an item, can they keep it together? We'll have to see in Uncharted 3!