What are the best co-op games on PS4? Among the PS4's enormous library of games, there are many brilliant co-op experiences to be had, whether online or local. If you're after some top notch co-op PS4 games, you've come to the right place.
Playing a game together with other people has been around since the beginning, and it's one of the most enjoyable ways to play. Working in tandem towards a common goal, co-op games come in all shapes and sizes, each of them forcing you and your buddies to meet their mutual goals.
Some games are focused totally on the co-op experience, such as It Takes Two and Overcooked, with their design based around two or more players working together. For other games, co-op play becomes a mode; the likes of Ghost of Tsushima, Grand Theft Auto V, Cuphead, and many more have optional ways to play alongside friends and family.
So varied are co-op games on PS4 that we need your help to whittle them down. The following list is based on our community's user ratings; this means the games that appear, and the order in which they're listed, is decided upon by our readers. You can use the search bar below or click the star on any game's page to leave your ratings on PS4's long list of co-op experiences. Doing so will directly impact a game's user score, and thus its position on this page.
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Without further ado, here are the best co-op games on PS4, as decided by you.
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Resident Evil 5 was divisive when it released and continues to split opinion today, but co-op shooters don’t really get much more satisfying than Chris Redfield and Sheva Alomar’s shuffle through West Africa. While the game lacked the atmosphere of its immediate predecessor, its PS4 port runs at a silky smooth framerate in 1080p, and bundles in all previously released DLC, making for a lengthy and undeniably entertaining entry in the series.
The Division 2 started life as a solid looter shooter sequel, but as with most of Ubisoft's service-based games, it's blossomed into something bigger and better. Through large content updates, this intense, open world third-person shooter continues to evolve. However, it's always been a great tactical game to play with pals as you traipse through a run-down Washington DC, offing enemies and gradually gaining better gear.
28. Knack 2 (PS4)
Knack gets a lot of grief, and has been reduced to little more than memes at this point, but the sequel is a genuinely good action platformer. While the first game undoubtedly has its issues, Knack 2 is a big improvement. Expanded combat options, a bigger emphasis on platforming, and local co-op make this adventure a very enjoyable one that's suitable for the whole family.
27. Alienation (PS4)
Alienation is another winner from developer Housemarque. This colourful, explosive arcade shooter is a fast-paced and addictive good time, full of aliens to blast away with a variety of weapons and skills. Working through the campaign and beyond, either alone or in online co-op, is a blast, and the studio's signature style means the screen is never short of eye-opening particle effects. It's not particularly deep, but it's an intuitive, addictive game from the off.
To be honest, Ghost Recon: Wildlands is not a particularly interesting game if you're playing alone. However, if you can get a few pals to join you in this sandbox world of military ops, you're in for a good time. Synchronising your actions and helping each other out, there's a fair bit of fun to be had here. The action is solid, the map is large and varied, and it mixes in just enough strategy to satisfy.
If you're looking for a sweeping anime-styled adventure that you can play for free, look no further than Genshin Impact. For the sweet price of nothing, this is a shockingly good open world action RPG, stuffed with hours upon hours of content. It really does go above and beyond what we've come to expect from free-to-play games, particularly in terms of quality. Weighing in at a measly 10GB on PS4, you simply can't go wrong with giving Genshin Impact a shot.
Originally released episodically as a direct sequel to Nintendo 3DS game Resident Evil: Revelations, it’s probably fair to say that Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has largely been forgotten. But the game, starring Claire Redfield and Barry Burton’s daughter Moira has some high-points, including full co-op support. When playing solo, you’ll need to toggle between different characters to solve puzzles. There’s also a Raid Mode which features a bunch of combat gauntlets, all of which can be enjoyed with a friend locally and online.
23. Overcooked (PS4)
Despite later versions improving upon the formula, the original Overcooked is still a wonderful multiplayer game. It kicked off a trend of simple, accessible co-op games, and it's not hard to understand why. This cooking game may look friendly and straightforward, but if you and your friends aren't careful, chaos can quickly take over the kitchen. Communication is key in this fantastic co-op game, and if you want a bit of spice, there are some competitive multiplayer levels too.
22. Far Cry 5 (PS4)
Ubisoft's checklist open world formula wears a bit thin in Far Cry 5, but there's still good fun to be had in this fairly dense FPS (especially if you're partaking in some co-op action). The story tackles some interesting themes and it's got a memorable moment or two, while the often chaotic gameplay can be addictive if you can look past the repetition. A solid shooter, all told.
If you're after some co-op FPS action, the Borderlands games offer some top notch shooting and looting. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is a great deal, giving you access to Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, along with all the accompanying DLC. With a ludicrous number of possible weapons, some great sci-fi environments to explore, and some daft storytelling to pull you along, this series is a highly entertaining way to get your co-op FPS kicks.