Online multiplayer games have become quite popular over the past few years. Here are some of the best online multiplayer PS4 games you can play right now.
Best Online PS4 Games
Combine soccer and cars together for a mishmash of exciting mayhem in Rocket League. Compete with or against your friends as you try and pass the ball to the other goal by using your car’s decked out moves. Drive on walls, perform flips, and even fly with your car’s rocket to bash the ball and score a goal. Players can enjoy a simple game to pass the time or choose to play competitively and test their skills instead.
Bring your fort fantasies to life by teaming up with your friends and stopping hordes of enemies from invading your base. Explore the area, collect materials, and build your bunker during the day to prep yourself for the incoming assault at night. Set up an assortment of traps to halt as many enemies as you can before busting them up with your own heavy firepower. If you prefer fighting your friends, on the other hand, Fortnite also offers a free Battle Royale mode.
Join the ranks of Overwatch and coordinate with your team to achieve victory. Play as one of the 26 unique heroes in the game and fight in different locations around the world to push payloads and capture control points. Everyone has a role to play as characters are grouped into four roles: Offense, Defense, Tank, and Support. Create your own team strategies to break through the enemy team’s defenses or stop their incoming attacks.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
The latest game in the long-running FPS series is all about online multiplayer. In fact, it’s the only way to play this game this year since the campaign is out. You have three fully fleshed out modes to choose from: cooperative Zombies, Battle Royale via the new Blackout mode, and traditional Call of Duty multiplayer shootouts.
While it might have a campaign mode, Destiny 2’s main meat lies within its expansive multiplayer. Test your mettle against other Guardians in various PvP modes. There are three main forms to choose from: Quickplay, Competitive, and Gambit, each with their own respective feels to them. Or of course play cooperatively in the difficult raids.
Investigate the mysterious star that fell from the sky with your friends in this action-packed hack-and-slash game. Choose to play as one of the seven character classes in the game and take embark on an adventure or complete side quests instead. Diablo III features a wealth of items to collect, dangerous monsters to fight, and special attacks to learn in its extensive sandbox world.
Rainbow Six Siege
Those looking for a more tactical multiplayer experience can pick up Rainbow Six Siege. The PvP multiplayer offers some interesting modes, like where attackers must rescue a hostage being protected by the defending team. Players can also fight against each other in a bomb diffusal and king-of-the-hill mode. There’s also the Terrorist Mode wherein players must eliminate a group of enemies in a set area before time runs out.
Dead By Daylight
Dead by Daylight gives you the option of playing as one of 14 survivors who must work together with the others and avoid a killer to survive the night. The game is packed with plenty of different killers, from the Wraith to the Pig, who must hunt down their prey with various supernatural abilities and brutal killing methods.
Onrush is an exhilarating vehicular combat game in which players will pick their cars and duke it out on rocky roads. There are plenty of different vehicles to choose from, from large cars to motorcycles, but none of the game modes revolve around reaching the finish line first. Instead, the game throws different objectives, such as boosting and supporting other players, to win. While you can play alone, Onrush offers a fun online mode that allows you to compete against other players.
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
Borderlands is a fun game in itself as its filled with all kinds of action-packed missions, humor, and an in-depth skill system. However, you can choose to share the adventure with up to four others and take on the main quest or finish some other side jobs instead. The multiplayer is flexible in a sense that you can ask for help with continuing the main mission or just fool around and kill enemies in the world.
Mortal Kombat XL
Mortal Kombat ever since it’s reboot of sorts a few years ago has been back on the right track, sticking to delivering its classic gameplay in modern form. Mortal Kombat XL features a complete multiplayer experience and a very substantial story mode to go with it.\
The Injustice franchise returns with more characters and a new armor system that allows players to customize their characters. Brush up on your main characters like Harley Quinn and Batman, or play as someone new like Poison Ivy or Gorilla Grodd. Once you’re feeling confident, try fighting other players online and take part in ranked, gearless matches for a bigger challenge.
The classic Tekken franchise finally returns to consoles with the seventh installment. Aside from a handful of new characters to choose from, the game also expands the Rage mode attacks with Rage Drives. The multiplayer mode acts as the best way to test your mettle against other players as you can compete to raise your rank. Aim for all those promotions and rise from your title as Dan to Tekken God Prime.
Grand Theft Auto Online
It took some time, but Rockstar finally launched Grand Theft Auto Online, which acts as the fifth game’s massive multiplayer mode. You can team up with friends or random players to tackle a variety of different missions and heists scattered throughout the city. If you want to focus more on having fun in general, the game contains cool activities like cliff diving and driving around the area with decked out cars.
The latest in the Battlefield series takes the series back to World War II. Engage in massive multi-day campaigns in the Grand Operations mode and work together with others to complete objectives that will dynamically effect the next phase of the operation depending on how well you did before.
Street Fighter V
Street Fighter V is the latest installment in the fighting game series and places heavy emphasis on its multiplayer modes. The game received a slew of new and returning characters from the series and introduces the V-Gauge system and three new techniques: V-Skills, V-Triggers, and V-Reversals. Aside from its standard online multiplayer mode, Street Fighter V also supports cross-play with those using the PC version of the game.
The original Titanfall game on the Xbox One was a pretty fun game that lacked a solid narrative, yet made up for it with its multiplayer. That said, Titanfall 2 on the PS4 more than makes up for the first game with its compelling story and online mode that perfectly balances pilot and mech gameplay. All of the mechs offer their own unique playstyles and tactics, catering to all kinds of players. If that isn’t enough, players can also choose to use an assortment of gadgets, guns, and abilities.
NBA 2K brings the game to the big screen as you can compete against your friends and other players with its multiplayer mode. You can create your own leagues in MyLEAGUE mode and can even rebrand and relocate teams. Those who want to develop their own NBA franchise can try out MyTEAM with added features like Strategy Cards, Super Max, Schedule Challenges, and Packs & Playoffs.
Don’t Starve Together
The multiplayer expansion of Don’t Starve bring the fun together with friends as players must scavenge materials and food during the day before setting up camp at night. The main goal is to basically stay alive as long as possible, but there are factors like hunger and sanity to consider. Don’t Starve Together offers three game modes that will fit any playstyle.
Star Wars Battlefront II
Despite the backlash and controversy surrounding the game, Star Wars Battlefront II actually has a great multiplayer mode filled with fan-favorite characters from the series. Duke it out as a member of the Dark side of the Force in Heroes vs Villains or take on spaceship combat in Starfighter Assault. If you don’t care much about the game’s recent lootbox controversy and love the Star Wars franchise, Battlefront II has a lot of content in its multiplayer modes.
Final Fantasy XIV
Square Enix decided to take another MMO route with the fourteenth installment in the Final Fantasy series. Live your own fantasy as you create your custom character and explore Eorzea on your own terms in the PS4 game. Take on quests alone or form your own party and tackle raids and bosses. That said, Final Fantasy XIV also offers an interesting narrative and even expands its stories with expansions like Heavenward and Stormblood.
Final Fantasy XV: Comrades
Final Fantasy XV lets players create their own story in the multiplayer expansion, Comrades. Here, you can make your own character and explore the world with three other friends in online play. Players have a wealth of customization options, from weapons to abilities, and there’s a vast area just waiting to be explored. Similarly, you can also follow the storyline that takes place six months after chapter 13 in the main game.
One of the most classic multiplayer games, Minecraft is a sandbox video game where your possibilities come to life. There is no right or wrong way to play as you can spend days walking around the field, mining ore, creating your dream house, or fighting monsters. You can team up with friends and build whatever you like in Creative Mode, or survive each night as a group in Survival.
The latest installment in the Madden franchise on the PS4 adds a multiplayer game mode called MUT Squads, which acts as an extension of Madden Ultimate Team. This feature includes 3v3 game modes wherein you can play with friends or join the lobby to match up with teammates. This time, players are assigned roles (Offensive Captain, Defensive Captain, and Head Coach) instead of the typical positions before the start of each content.
FIFA on the PS4 takes things up a notch by improving several features from the past games. The football game includes a continuation of “The Journey” story mode that started in FIFA 17. The game also includes updated kits and rosters, as well as includes multiplayer so you can match with or against your friends.
SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy
SNK fans are in for a treat with this tag-team frenzy of a fighting game. Here, you can play as some of your favorite heroines from the SNK franchise and take on others online in 2v2 action. Players can seamlessly switch their fighters at any time during the fight and even chain combos together by calling in their support character. SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy adds a hilarious mechanics called “Dream Attack,” which is the only move that can knock out an opponent.
A Way Out
Plan the ultimate escape plan in A Way Out as you team up with a friend and look for the best way to escape from prison. Each player controls a different character, either Leo or Vincent, and must carry out a specific role during the escape. One mission might require a player to distract a guard while the other person must sneak into a room and steal a vital tool for escaping. What makes A Way Out one of the best multiplayer games on the PS4 is that you only need one copy of the game, meaning your friend can play with you for free!
Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5 takes players on a wild ride through the Montanan wilderness of Hope County. Take on a fanatical cult run by the ruthless megalomaniac, Joseph Seed, along with his three other siblings. While you can take on the main adventure alone, you can actually play with a friend. You’ll be working as a team, sharing both health and ammo packs with each other. Take on a host of bizarre missions and end Joseph’s tyrannical reign once and for all.
Attack on Titan 2
The Titans are back and hungrier than ever in Attack on Titan 2. The sequel to the hack-and-slash game has players making their own character and joining the Survey Corps themselves, taking on the different titans through various assignments and tasks. You can group up with other players and clear different scout missions together. There is also a competitive PvP mode and even an Annihilation mode where two teams try to slay the most titans together.
Burnout Paradise Remastered
Burnout Paradise is the first remaster EA has released on the PlayStation 4 and it includes every piece of content from the original release, as well as all the DLC packs. You can play online with friends, exploring Paradise City to your heart’s content or racing against them. The city is varied and beautiful, the events are exciting, and, importantly, the cars are a joy to drive.
Gang Beasts is quite a simple game, but it’s not the easiest to control. Playing as one of the puppet-like characters, you fight it out on a small stage to be the last one standing. You punch, grab, and throw – anything to make sure that the other players fall to their doom. It’s a great party game, with matches that don’t last very long, and you can play online.
EA Sports UFC
UFC has become a hugely popular spectator sport over the past few years and the popularity of EA Sports’ UFC games has increased in tandem. The action is solid, as you’d expect from an EA made sports title, and the fighters look incredibly realistic. Also, there plenty of multiplayer options that see you take on other players and progress up the rankings.
Steep isn’t the game that immediately comes to mind when you think of Ubisoft developed, open world, online multiplayer experiences. It’s certainly unlike games like The Division, focusing on fun with friends and individual events. You can jump in and be exploring the slopes with your friends or winning gold medals in the new Winter Olympics add on.
Pro Evolution Soccer
The PES series has been losing the soccer battle to FIFA for a few years now, but it’s arguably the best when it comes to straight up gameplay. The passing is crisp, the play is consistent, and the players look great. The online modes are also well designed. If only the presentation and live content was up to the standard of what EA produce.
Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
If you’ve played the mainline Plants Vs. Zombies games, you might not expect there to be a more than competent third-person shooter spin-off. Garden Warfare 2 has some unique characters, deep customization options, and the gameplay can be really tactical. Not what you’d expect from the series, but definitely worth playing.
Gran Turismo Sport
Gran Turismo’s PlayStation 4 debut was always going to be beautiful. The eSports style, competitive multiplayer however, might not have been so expected. Timed events pit you against other players for ranked positions, making the races more tense and tactical than they’ve ever been before, making the most of the game’s wonderful driving mechanics.
MLB The Show
Much like other sports games, MLB The Show is a great online game. You can play in a variety of modes, against other players with your favorite squad or vs. friends. Unfortunately, Online Franchise Mode isn’t in this year’s game, but everything else you’ve enjoyed in previous years is there. Also, the gameplay is just as great, if not better, than it has been before.
The Dirt games have always been great rally games, but the recent fourth iteration took the series to the next level. In online multiplayer, you can either attack rally stages at the same time as other players, scrambling to set the best time, or you can jump onto the same track in rally cross. In any of the modes, however, the game feels fantastic and you’re kept updated on how your friends are doing.
EA Sports know what they’re doing when it comes to online multiplayer in sports games, and the NHL series is no different. The most recent iteration is the most complete yet. Not only do the Ultimate Team and Online Season modes return, but there’s a couple of interesting additions. There are arcade-y 3v3 mode that sees big hits and loads of goals, and it makes a nice change from the intense action of the other modes. You’ll probably need to like ice hockey, though.
Planning heists in a game with your friends is always going to be fun. Working out which way you’re going to go, how you’re going to take out the enemies, and which weapons you’re going to use, are vital. It helps, in Payday 2, that the gunplay is also fun, and there a lighthearted tone to everything.
While the series was in a bit of doubt after SoulCalibur V, VI makes everything right again. Most importantly, it has a fun drop-in and out multilplayer lobby for those looking for casual play, and an intense 1v1 online ranked mode as well.
Apart from the heavy grinding, Warframe has always been about playing online and teaming up with others. Here, you can play as members of an ancient race called Tenno and shift between various suits of armor called Warframes that each have their own specific abilities. In this game, you can take on different cooperative missions with your friends or fight them in the PvP mode. Players have access to a wide range of different guns and skills along with the ability to pull of some sick parkour moves.
Arriving first to the PC and then eventually Xbox One, PlayStation 4 owners finally got their hands on PUBG earlier this year. PUBG kicked off the Battle Royale craze and has more of a serious military feel to it as compared to Fortnite’s more cartoonish vibes. Don’t expect to build anything though.
Trials Fusion can be fun, difficult, and frustrating in equal message, but all of those are heightened when playing in online multiplayer. You and other players can jump onto the same course and fight against all the tough jumps and ramps. You can expect to fall off your ride over and over again, though.
Wipeout Omega Collection
Wipeout games have always been fun racing titles but the Omega Collection is the most complete package yet. It includes Wipeout HD, its Wipeout HD Fury expansion and Wipeout 2048, with all the online components. You can jump onto any of the brilliantly designed courses and race at high speeds against other players.
Monster Hunter: World
Monster Hunter: World is the latest game in the hunting series, introducing plenty of new features and creatures to hunt. With updated visuals and streamlined controls, World has become the most accessible title in the franchise, which is perfect for newcomers. Hunt dangerous creatures such as the Rathalos, Vaal Hazak, Kirin, and more as you explore the new world in the game.
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
Four fates combine in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle on the PS4. Play as one of your favorite characters from BlazBlue, Under Night In-Birth, Persona 4, and RWBY against other players online. Cross Tag Battle is the first BlazBlue game that features 2v2 battles, adding in partner swapping and assist moves for some new flashy combos. Moreover, the game also includes simple tap combos, which is perfect for those who are new to fighting games.
The crazy kitchen game has finally gotten a sequel, keeping the same mayhem and adding in some new features, such as online play. Play as one of many different avatars and work together with your friends as you all struggle to prepare meals, serve the dishes, and clean up afterwards in some of the most absurd kitchens, Thanks to the new online mode, you won’t need to be using the same PS4 to play the game.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is among the most popular tactical shooters out right now. Team up with friends to attack and defend points using abilities from a wide array of different operators.
Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT
The Dissidia series is back, this time on the PS4. This time around, Square Enix has mixed things up by adding in 3v3 battles and a handful of new characters, including Ace from Type-0, Locke from VI, and Rinoa from VIII. There are also tons of other features and game modes to look forward to, including a new story you can unlock by partaking in online battles.
That does it for our list of the best online multiplayer PS4 games!