The couple that plays together, stays together
Some may say that couples who game together stay together. Co-op games have become a great avenue for long-distance (and short-distance) pairs to spend time together. With February 14th right around the corner, the Humble Bundle team used Google Trends data to discover the most popular co-op games for couples and how they “rank” in each state.
Some interesting findings:
- Cuphead, Fortnite, and Rocket League are the most searched-for co-op games
- Overcooked!, a game that infamously strains relationships in the gaming community, (unsurprisingly) only ranks as the top co-op game in three states
- Despite winning the 2023 “Game of the Year,” Baldur’s Gate 3 was only the most popular game in Alaska
Humble reviewed rankings of the “best co-op games for couples in 2024” by Acer, The Knot, Reddit, PCGamesN, Video Games, VG247, Marriage.com, and Wired to identify thirty of the most-featured co-op games. Humble then used Google Trends to collect search volume data for the thirty selected co-op games from the past twelve months (1/11/2023 – 1/11/2024). The game with the most search volume in each state was deemed that state’s “favorite.”
To see even more details from this study, make sure to check out the full report.