10 Video Game Romances to Make You Swoon
Ellie and Riley – TLoU: Left Behind
Romance is one of the most exciting things you can experience in this life, and it stands to reason that developers would attempt to capture that feeling in their games. Let’s take a look at 10 examples of romances in video games that are guaranteed to make you swoon.
The Last of Us is one of the most critically well-received games of all time, and this is largely due to its stellar writing. This is also true of TLoU’s fantastic standalone DLC, Left Behind. In Left Behind we play as a younger Ellie in a prologue to the main game, and we are introduced to her childhood friend, Riley.
The most beautiful part of the romance between Ellie and Riley is its subtlety. Riley is referenced during the main game several times, but if you were never to play Left Behind, you would just think they were good friends.
The full story is as beautiful as it is tragic, and the events of Left Behind gives new context to the events of The Last of Us, in a way that only the best kind of prequel can.