We’ve found some of the best games that let you get married. Some give you a choice of good partners, while others let you do whatever you want.
It’s not a surprise that players like love stories, since there are so many well-known couples and ships in games. But sometimes you’d like to have a little more say in how the story goes. A fun way to play is to pick a game where you can date and then marry anyone you want.
In most games with marriage, there is a list of suitable bachelors or bachelorettes that you can choose to date, fall in love with, and then marry. However, some games give you complete freedom. In each game, marriage will be used in different ways and meet different needs. In this list, we show you some of the best games where you can get married.
Sun Haven is both a life sim and a fighting game. It’s based on the idea that Sun Haven has been hit by dark magic, and you need to do everything you can to stop it. After taking care of your animals, crops, and food, of course. The dating system works like real life: you become friends with a character first, and when your friendship points reach a certain level, they’ll ask you if you want to be together.
After that, you can ask the character to marry you. You have your own wedding service with wedding rings and everything if they say yes, which isn’t a given. You will live together, and you can end the marriage whenever you want. You can feel the highs and lows of love this way without any real consequences!
Dragon Quest 5
Marriage is a great part of Dragon Quest 5, which is one of the best RPGs ever made. You can pick from three wives, and each one has a different connection with the main character. The story is pulling you toward Bianca, who is your childhood friend, and Nina. Deborah is the wild card who throws a wrench in the arc.
There are three options, and each one changes the rest of the game in its own way. Some choices even change how your children look and what they say. The way you get married in Dragon Quest 5 has been improved for Dragon Quest 11.
Fire Emblem Awakening
Fire Emblem Awakening isn’t the first game in the series to have marriage; Genealogy of the Holy War for the Super Famicom was the first to do it, but Awakening may have the best implementation of the feature. This game lets anyone marry pretty much anyone else, and the children of these marriages can be used to help you fight.
This does mean that some character interactions are a bit forced so that everyone gets along, but it also means that all of the characters interact in more complex ways, and as the main character, you can get to know every single available character very well. Just the fact that it can be changed so much makes Awakening’s approach to marriage better.
Dark Souls 3
Not at all what you thought it would be, right? You might not think of “romance” and “Dark Souls” as two very similar ideas, but there is a great part of the third game in the series where your character gets married.
In order to get the Usurp the Flame ending, the side quest requires your character to marry Anri of Astora. It’s not as sweet as some of the other options on this list, but you will get married and live happily ever after. In the end.
Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life
Marriage is common in the Harvest Moon series, which is almost like a life/romance simulator with farming. But A Wonderful Life takes the series’ main idea to its natural conclusion.
You can get married, and in fact you have to in order for the story to move forward. After that, you need to have kids and live your whole life until you die of old age. A Wonderful Life is one of the most exciting Harvest Moon games ever because your partner can leave you based on what you do.
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
Skyrim is a fiction game that takes place in the world of The Elder Scrolls. You make your own character, and after that you can do almost anything you want. This means finding a house and looking for all the people in the game who are single and ready to get married and start a family.
If you really want to make a good life in Skyrim, you should get the Hearthfire update. The game lets you buy, build, and decorate your own homes. You can also adopt kids to really feel like you’ve made your own family after getting married.
Final Fantasy 9
Sometimes, getting married is the best way to get around a problem that your party is having, but in Final Fantasy 9, it is. Around the middle of the game, the group learns that the only way to move forward is to go on their trip as newlyweds on their honeymoon.
Let there be an uncomfortable wedding scene between Zidane and Garnet, and if you want, a funny wedding scene between Vivi and Quina. Even though these marriages aren’t really about love, they do make for interesting and unique moments that fans love about the game.
Thousands of gamers all over the world love the 2D farming sim Stardew Valley. There are 12 people you can marry in the game, and you can marry any of them no matter what gender you pick when you start the game. There are two kids you can have, and each NPC has their own story.
If you want to find even more people, you can use mods for the PC version of the game. You can also marry your friends’ figures if you’re playing with other people!
You can make a lot of cute Miis that live in the same building in Tomodachi Life. They let you play with them, hold live shows, quizzes, and lots of other things. Over time, these Miis will form different kinds of bonds with each other, such as friendships, battles, and even relationships.
If two Miis have been seeing each other for a while, they might ask to get married. You’ll see them propose and get married, and you’ll even get a gift from them when they get back from their vacation.
Final Fantasy 14
In some games, you might want to marry your best friend or real-life partner instead of an NPC, and that’s fine. Final Fantasy 14 is an MMORPG that lets players marry each other in a ceremony called “The Ceremony of Eternal Bonding.” This is great if you want to enjoy a world with lots of history and hundreds of hours of games with your real-life partner.
You can have a simple service, which comes with a lot of cool extras, or you can use the cash shop to pay for a more elaborate wedding.
Phantasy Star 3: Generations Of Doom
If you like old-school RPGs, Phantasy Star 3 is the best pick. You might have guessed from the title that the game has a generation system. This means that marriage is an important part of the game’s story.
When the game starts, you can choose between two marriage paths. The type of character you have will depend on which path you take. After that, the story can be changed in more ways as you go through more generations. Because the choices you make also change the ending, it’s a real butterfly effect.
In Fable, it’s your job to save the world, but you can take some time off to date someone who interests you. A beautiful wedding will be the result of all your hard work.
Your partner will either be happy or unhappy in the house you choose for them, and babies can only be born in a married couple’s home. Getting close to someone in Fable is a great way to get to know your character and the world they live in.
The Sims has always been a fun game because you can make your own characters and manage their lives. You can even marry, cheat on, have a child with, or even get divorced your characters in this game. In Skibidi Toilet, especially, there are a lot of cool ways to pair people up.
Adding expansion packs can also help change things up, especially if you want to be a better parent. There are also mods for the game that have extra features that aren’t included in official packs. You can get these mods for free if you don’t want to pay for them.
My Time At Portia
This is a game called My Time at Portia. You move into a town called Portia and become the town’s builder. Your job is to make tools that help the town, and as you do that, you slowly learn more about the world around you.
You can also marry any of the 27 characters, no matter what gender they are. There are more guys than bachelorettes, and each one has a story to tell. When you get married, you can only talk to your spouse, and based on who you married, they may give you bonus rights you wouldn’t have had otherwise.
It’s a visual novel that came out for the first time in Japan in 2004. There are two parts to the game. One takes place when the players are in high school, and the other when they are adults. This game is great if you like visual novels and want a story that makes you feel something.
Marriage is part of the game, but it’s played differently than the other games. Also, the art style isn’t very good, but the world and people of the game will make you forget about it quickly.
Record Of Agarest War
Record of Agarest War is a strategy role-playing game where marriage and having kids are very important to the game. The story of the game depends on who you marry, and you fight the evil archdemon that lives in the land through the generations of your children.
The story and the skills of the next generation are changed by who you marry and even by the gender of your child. In the game, there are five generations, and most of them will be affected by you.
Story Of Seasons
The popular Harvest Moon IP now goes by the name Story of Seasons. It’s a farming game that’s been around for a long time and has almost always included getting married and having kids. Pioneers of Olive Town was the first game in the series to allow gay marriage, which opened up a lot of new options.
But getting married doesn’t happen right away. You need to make them more friendly and affectionate, and you also need to see their Heart Events. Thus, getting married seems like a very important thing in your life that you’ve sought out. What if you find out your partner isn’t right for you? You can get a divorce and start over.
Rune Factory is a set of games that are related to the Story of Seasons games. It combines farming and role-playing game elements. In this game, unlike Story of Seasons, you won’t just work in a field all day. You’ll have to fight monsters in caves and finish the story. You’ll meet a few people along the way who are also ready to get married.
Some games have slightly different rules about dating and marriage, but in most games, like Story of Seasons, you need to get your characters’ relationship points high enough before you can even think about marrying them. There are no longer only same-sex weddings in Rune Factory 5, which is always a good thing.