5. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (PS4)

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (PS4)Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (PS4)
Publisher: Activision / Developer: Beenox
Release Date: 21st Jun 2019 (USA) / 21st Jun 2019 (UK/EU)

Part of what makes CTR great is its lengthy Adventure mode, but no kart racer is complete without a suite of local multiplayer options. Nitro-Fueled has them in spades; single races, cups, and lots of battle modes are available for up to four player split-screen. With lots of tracks and options to tweak, and more content each month with the Grand Prix events, PS4's best kart racer is a real blast with a few friends.

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4. TowerFall Ascension (PS4)

TowerFall Ascension (PS4)TowerFall Ascension (PS4)
Publisher: Matt Makes Games / Developer: Matt Makes Games
Release Date: 11th Mar 2014 (USA) / 19th Mar 2014 (UK/EU)

For our money, this is one of the best multiplayer titles on PS4. TowerFall Ascension's bow and arrow combat might be simplistic, but it's endlessly entertaining and has enough depth that you'll be discovering new little tricks hours into your playtime. You can play cooperatively as well as competitively, too, which offers up a whole other challenge should you ever grow tired of the latter. With such simple controls, almost anyone can pick this up and have a grand old time.

3. FIFA 20 (PS4)

FIFA 20 (PS4)FIFA 20 (PS4)
Publisher: EA Sports / Developer: EA Canada
Release Date: 27th Sep 2019 (USA) / 27th Sep 2019 (UK/EU)

FIFA has always presented an impressive array of options when playing locally, and FIFA 20 is no different. Your pals can jump in at almost any time, taking to the pitch together through co-op play. Joining your friend's game is as simple as adding your controller, and you can even play through whole seasons or specific tournaments side by side on the sofa. The best part is that FIFA allows for a huge number of difficulty options and simplified control schemes, meaning that anyone can get in on the fun.

2. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition (PS4)

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition (PS4)Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition (PS4)
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment / Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Release Date: 19th Aug 2014 (USA) / 19th Aug 2014 (UK/EU)

It's hard to fault Diablo III as a local multiplayer game. Teaming up with your mates for a night of RPG action, complete with satisfying combat and mountains of loot, can hardly go wrong thanks to the inherent accessibility of Blizzard's masterpiece. The game may start out a little slow for some, but it won't be long before it hooks you and everyone else in the room with its perfectly paced adventures. A must-try when it comes to couch co-op.

1. Overcooked 2 (PS4)

Overcooked 2 (PS4)Overcooked 2 (PS4)
Publisher: Team 17 / Developer: Ghost Town Games
Release Date: 7th Aug 2018 (USA) / 7th Aug 2018 (UK/EU)

This is the quintessential local multiplayer experience on PS4. Overcooked 2 introduces new levels, new recipes, and new gameplay features, but it retains its extremely low barrier to entry. Whether you're playing cooperatively or competitively, the challenge lies in communicating with other players and not letting the heat of the kitchen get to you as you fulfil orders. Incredibly simple gameplay means anyone can play, and the gameplay naturally leads to hilarious results every time. This is a real treat.