Rocket League – Does car soccer sound fun to you? It should. Rocket League on PS4 allows you to play couch co-op/versus with a friend, or with other players online. Your job is to nudge an oversized soccer ball into a goal with a tiny truck. Sounds like a good time.
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris – Temple of Osiris is one of the best co-op multiplayer games on PS4 right now. You can work together with a friend, and use your individual powers to solve environmental puzzles together.
Destiny – If you’re looking for some good alien shooting fun, Bungie’s shared world shooter should provide more than enough entertainment for you and your friends. And if you can scrape a team of six together, you can even tackle some of the game’s hardest raids.
Surgeon Simulator – Surgeon Simulator is the perfect game for anyone with aspirations of becoming a doctor, and it’s a lot more fun if you have someone to play with. Just make sure not to leave your scalpels in the patient’s body.
Overwatch – Whether you’re good at first-person shooters or not, Overwatch has something for everyone. You can be a healer, a tank, or an offensive character. Bring your friends together and work to push that payload.
Mortal Kombat X – Mortal Kombat X is one of the best fighting games on the PS4 right now, and it’s also great when you just want to have some good competitive fun with a friend next to you. Try making a drinking game out of it for added value.
Diablo III – If you’re not a fan of Destiny’s alien shooting, but you like the loot grind gameplay, Diablo III is the game for you. It’s incredibly friendly to newcomers too; just play with some of your more experienced fans to get yourself boosted through the levels quickly.
Resogun – Resogun is an extremely addictive twin-shooter game on the PS4, but its later stages can get incredibly difficult. You know what would make it less difficult? Playing with a friend online or locally through the multiplayer.
Broforce – Broforce can get really challenging really quickly, but it’s a ton of fun if you have someone to play with. Each character in Broforce has a unique ability, and having a co-op partner will allow you to get farther into the game a lot quicker than you would on your own.
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth – The Binding of Isaac follows the story of Isaac, a young boy who tries to escape his Catholic mom as she attempts to sacrifice him to God. It’s, uh, a little dark, but it’s also a great roguelike dungeon-crawler to play with friends.
Octodad – Octodad has a cool local co-op mode where you and your friend have to work together to control an octopus’ limbs, and convince his wife and kids that he’s a human being.
Resident Evil Revelations 2 – In Revelations 2, one person can take on the role of the beefy gunner, and the other can take on a more supportive backup role by picking up items and shining a flashlight around. Occasional separation of the characters also makes for some very tense multiplayer experiences.
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – If you’re looking for a colorful looter shooter that’s a little less serious than Destiny, then this PS4 HD collection should be right up your alley. With the two latest Borderlands games, there’s tons of hours of multiplayer fun to be had.
Star Wars: Battlefront – Battlefront might lack meaningful single-player content, but DICE certainly did a great job at capturing the vibes of the Star Wars movies. Grab a few Star Wars fans, put them into a PS4 chat party, and take down some Walkers on Hoth together.
Any LEGO Game – Really, any LEGO game on the PS4 right now should provide you with some good local co-op PS4 multiplayer fun. They’re humorous, they’re good for a laugh, and it’s always fun to gather bricks to build cool contraptions as you progress in your adventure. Jurassic World, Marvel Superheroes… Take your pick.
Overcooked – If you want to get unreasonably mad at your friends for screwing up the kitchen order, Overcooked is your game. Complete with couch co-op, this challenging kitchen management title will most probably test the limits of your friendship, and possible make or break it. We’re not kidding.
Call of Duty – Either Black Ops 3 or Infinite Warfare should satisfy your multiplayer cravings on PS4. The Zombies in Spaceland mode in Infinite Warfare is particularly enjoyable, and should provide you with hours of crazy amusement park fun.
Grand Theft Auto Online – Grand Theft Auto V contains a damn fine single-player campaign on its own, but if you’re looking for longevity in your games, look no further than GTA Online. You’ll be able to buy your own house in this shared world, ride planes with your friends, and just wreak utter havoc on the city with your crazy gang in the PS4 multiplayer.
The Division – The Division had a pretty rough launch, but Ubisoft has finally ironed out the kinks and got rid of all the game-breaking bugs and glitches that plagued the title. Explore a rundown version of Manhattan with your friends by completing fun co-op missions together and, if you’re feeling adventurous, braving the Dark Zone for more loot.
Street Fighter V – If MKX is a little too gory for you and your friends, Street Fighter V might be more up your alley for PS4 multiplayer. The cel-shaded character models are a delight to look at, and nothing feels more satisfying than the ability to land crazy juggle combos on a friend’s chose character.
Tekken 7 – As the latest entry in the popular fighting game series, Tekken 7 boasts tons of improved features and mechanics, easily making it one of the best games in the franchise yet. The game features both online and local multiplayer; if you’ve been looking for a solid Tekken game to play with people on the PS4, this is it.
Nioh – Nioh is a largely single-player title, but its multiplayer elements can be pretty engaging too. You can team up with friends online to delve into the Yokai realms to earn loot, or travel to each other’s worlds to progress through the story together and defeat the game’s toughest bosses.
For Honor – For those with a more competitive spirit, For Honor features some incredibly deep combat and gameplay mechanics, complete with a good variety of game modes to keep you on your toes. For Honor is fairly easy to get into, the single-player campaign will give you a good grasp of the controls, but there’s a lot of depth and strategy to be explored here.
Injustice 2 – If you’re itching for more of that classic MK and can’t wait for the next entry to drop, consider picking up Injustice 2 instead. Like most fighting games, Injustice 2 features online and local multiplayer, along with some RPG elements that let you level up individual characters and outfit them with gear.
Dead By Daylight – Dead By Daylight has been on PC for a while now, but it was recently released on the PS4 as well. Team up with a group of friends as you try to escape a player-controlled killer by turning on all the generators in the area, or by escaping through a trapdoor if you’re the only survivor left.
FIFA – Whether you’re into soccer or not, EA’s FIFA games are always a joy to play through with a friend. Especially if you’re on opposite teams. If you’ve got more people available for a play session, consider hosting a small tournament to see which side emerges victorious.
Helldivers – Helldivers features 4-player co-op, where you and your friends must work together to survive as you make your way through a large variety of maps and landscapes. Every player must fill a different, specific role in the team, and gameplay can become quite dynamic.
Resident Evil 6 – The player base might be dwindling down a little bit, but Resident Evil 6 is a fantastic game to play with other people, whether through the online multiplayer on split-screen co-op. During certain points in the four campaigns, characters will intersect with each other, and the game will pair you up with other players who are also at that point in the game.
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 – The popular series is available to experience on PS4, and is one of the best multiplayer games you can get your hands on right now. Garden Warfare 2 pits teams of players against each other as they battle it out in different game modes to see who comes out on top.
Rayman Legends – If you’re in the mood for some platforming and light puzzle action, why not give Rayman Legends a shot? You and a friend can work together on the same screen to solve environmental puzzles and help each other get through the game’s excellently designed stages.
7 Days To Die – 7 Days To Die can be pretty awful if you’re playing it alone, but if you’ve got some friends that can join in on the fun, it’s a total blast. You and your friends can scavenge together, build a base, and hunker down while defending your fort from the undead.
Minecraft – It’s impossible not to enjoy Minecraft, regardless of which platform you’re on. While the PS4 doesn’t support cross-platform play, you can still enjoy your own adventures with your friends, whether through the online functionality or split-screen play.
Divinity: Original Sin – Divinity is a different kind of multiplayer game, and it’s certainly a very engaging one. While sharing the same screen, you and your friend can create your own characters to go through the campaign together, and make different decisions while interacting with NPCs.
Nex Machina – Nex Machina is the latest title from Housemarque, the developer that brought us the excellent Resogun. It’s a hectic twin-stick shooter game that gets increasingly difficult as you progress through the levels, along with a memorable soundtrack that will leave your heart pumping.
Battleborn – If you’ve grown tired of Overwatch, and are looking for another hero-based game to sink your teeth in, consider giving Battleborn a shot. The MOBA features a large cast of varied characters, and there’s plenty of depth and strategy to get into here.
LittleBigPlanet 3 – LittleBigPlanet 3 is full of charm, as you’d expect from quirky developer Media Molecule. The game can be enjoyed with friends, and if you ever get bored of the campaign stages, you can get creative and start designing your own stages instead. Or, just hop online and try out stages made by your friends and other players.
Titanfall 2 – Titanfall 2’s campaign is surprisingly stellar, and its multiplayer modes even more so. The gameplay is varied and diversified enough to keep it feeling fresh all the time, and it’s an easy game to enjoy with a friend through online matchmaking.
Dying Light – Too afraid to get through the story campaign alone? Dying Light lets you experience the story with a friend, and you two and run and parkour your way through the world, beating up any zombies that stand in your way.
Bloodborne – Bloodborne’s PVP scene may not exactly be the best, but it’s still a fantastic game to experience through co-op if you don’t feel like toughing through your subsequent runs of the game alone. Compare your armor and fashion with your friends, and if you’d like, you can also challenge them to duels to see who comes out on top.
Battlefield 1 – The Battlefield series needs no introduction, and Battlefield 1 is the best entry we’ve seen in this franchise in quite some time. Outside of the fantastic story campaigns, there are a few online modes to get into, and the maps are all wonderfully designed and easy to get into.
Don’t Starve Together – Don’t Starve was an incredibly engaging survival/crafting titles on its own, but Don’t Starve Together lets you suffer the elements alongside a friend. Players will be able to work together, building their very own home, scavenging for resources, and protecting each other.
Attack on Titan – Attack on Titan is primarily a single-player game, but its multiplayer missions can be really fun if played together with someone else. You and a friend can compete to see who kills the most titans and rack up the highest score by the time the counter is done.
ARK: Survival Evolved – If you need another survival game to enjoy with someone else, ARK: Survival Evolved is a graphically beautiful choice to go with. The game can get pretty rough though, so make sure to watch each other’s backs.
Tricky Towers – Tricky Towers is a great game that can be enjoyed with up to three other friends. You’ll have to compete with each other to see who can build up the tallest tower by using a variety of spells and other magical elements.
Trine 2 – Trine 2 is a fantastic puzzle co-op game where you and a friend can go through the gorgeous levels together, getting through environmental puzzles and challenges. There are also different characters to choose from, and abilities to experiment with.
Puyo Puyo Tetris – If you’re looking for a little strategy to throw into your co-op sessions, consider picking up Puyo Puyo Tetris. The competitive puzzle game requires you to use all of your wits and smarts to best your opponent.
Killing Floor 2 – Killing Floor 2 is for players who just can’t get enough of zombie-killing with friends. The game features a co-op campaign, realistic graphics and shooting mechanics, and is a fun time overall for all involved.
Amplitude – Amplitude is one of the best rhythm games we’ve played in quite some time, and it’s even better when you can enjoy it with a friend. The soundtrack is incredibly catchy, and the gameplay is precise and on point. You can’t go wrong with this.
Beyond: Two Souls If you’re looking for a lengthy story to experience with a friend, Beyond: Two Souls is a good choice. One player can control Jodie, while the other takes control of the supernatural entity Aidan.
Gauntlet – Sometimes you just want to go dungeon-crawling in a top down, isometric game. Gauntlet should suit your needs perfectly, whether you’re playing online or through split-screen co-op.
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