When you go on an epic adventure, you’re bound to get close with your companions along the way. Developers have the job of creating characters with dimension — characters that players would want to get to know. Then writers have to construct different scenarios, dialogue, and branching moments for how the relationship could progress under these extraordinary circumstances. This work gives way to some fun flirting in a doomed galaxy, a kingdom under threat, or a high school.
The best part about these games is there’s choice, no matter how major or minor. You get to choose who you want to go on that first date with or fight alongside till the bitter end. It’s refreshing when you aren’t bound to a game’s arranged romances. So set out, sow your wild oats, and hitch your wagon to whomever catches your eye.
1. Mass Effect
Bioware is well-represented in this list. Amidst the conflict in which Commander Shepherd is faced to lead his or her team, there are opportunities to fall in love. Just because you’re in an epic space opera doesn’t mean there isn’t some downtime to play and flit with a few humans and other beings.
Throughout the series, players have many more options than one or two characters to romance. Many players could be accused of even “cheating” on their original partner after other options arise from game to game.