The 6 Most Romantic Wii Games

The Wii Shows a Little Love

Video games, in general, aren’t known for romance. Sure, you’ve got your Prince of Persia: Sands of Time and your Ico, but more often players are simply killing monsters, building empires, kicking balls or solving puzzles. Still, every once in a while, romance peeks out long enough to wink at you. Here are a few games that bring love - or at least lust - to the Wii.

1
Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon

Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon
At times the game is strikingly beautiful. XSEED

A young boy, alone in a post-apocalyptic world, catches a glimpse of a beautiful young girl. His search for her is the catalyst for this episodic role-playing game with the most romantic title of any Wii game ever. There is also a secondary romance in this game as well, an artificial intelligence that seems to have a bit of a crush on the boy. But nothing is so effective at distracting boys from machines as a girl in a skimpy dress.

2
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Nintendo

Of all the Zelda games, Skyward Sword is the one that comes closest to explicitly making Zelda and Link into a couple, or at least two teenagers who like to gaze longingly at one another. It’s a chaste romance, but probably still the closest the two will ever get to actually dating.

3
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle
Travis Touchdown faces down yet another insane assassin. Ubisoft

What is romance? A meeting of the minds? Mutual attraction? Shared hopes and dreams? Sure. But perhaps true romance is a guy agreeing to a series of elaborate battles with top-ranked assassins because a hot woman says she’ll have sex with him if he does. If so, then that would make NMH2 the most romantic game ever made.

4
Back to the Future: The Game

Back to the Future: The Game
Marty McFly needs the help of Emmett Brown to save a much older Emmett Brown. Telltale Games

Love and marriage are generally good things, but choose the wrong mate and it could ruin your future, or, in the case of BTTF:TG, the future of an entire town. In this sequel to the BTTF movies, a young Doc Brown’s past is altered, leading to a romance with the town busybody, in turn leading to an Orwellian future in Hill Valley. The game tells us that waiting for the right person to come along isn't important just for you but for everything that ever happens from then on.

5
Sakura Wars: So Long My Love

Sakura Wars: So Long My Love
NIS America

This game offers a strange, very Japanese form of romance, being half dating sim and half mech combat. I found this game painfully tedious and didn’t play much of it, but since half the gameplay involves the main character trying to flirt with hot mech-fighting girls, it has to be considered an important part of the Wii’s romance genre.

6
House of the Dead: Overkill

The House of the Dead: Overkill
SEGA

Forget Varla the stripper, this game is really about the bromance between Agent “G” and Isaac Washington, who, like many action heroes before them, are far closer to each other than to any sexy woman who crosses their paths. After all, nothing makes two guys bond faster than blasting hordes of zombies together.