What are the best co-op games on PS5? For as long as video games have been around, there have been cooperative experiences to share with your friends and family. Co-op games are as prolific as ever on PS5, and we need your help to find the best examples.
Playing a co-op game can be one of the most enjoyable ways to play. There are obviously countless examples of competitive multiplayer, but buddying up with others to tackle a common goal can be just as rewarding, if not more so. The cooperative element can be as simple as an extra mode that's a side act to the main game — Returnal is a great example — or it can become the focal point of a title's whole experience, as seen with It Takes Two.
Whatever the case, playing alongside others is often hilarious fun as you strive to work together. Local couch co-op is arguably the best experience, especially with games such as Overcooked: All You Can Eat, but online co-op can be just as entertaining. Back 4 Blood and Deep Rock Galactic are proof you don't need to be in the same room to have a blast.
Just from our given examples, you can see that co-op games on PS5 are super varied. In order to find the best of the best, we need the Push Square community to determine which games feature on this list, and in what order. Yes, by rating co-op games, you'll have a direct impact on how this list looks. This page is driven purely by you and your rankings.
The easiest way to take part is to use the below search bar. Find a PS5 game featuring co-op, then click the star and choose your personal rating from 1 to 10. Doing so will influence what games appear on this list, and in what order!
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Without further ado, here are the best co-op games on PS5, as decided by you.
25. Fortnite (PS5)
The most popular game on the planet is also totally free to play. Fortnite needs no introduction — it's a kid-friendly multiplayer shooter that brought battle royale to the forefront. It keeps people playing with its simple but engaging gameplay, and ever-evolving playlists and modes ensure there's almost always something new to try. Beyond the core game, what's even more impressive is Fortnite's usage as a digital venue; movie nights, concerts, and more have been held inside, playing to a virtual audience of millions. A cultural phenomenon, and it's showing no signs of slowing down.
24. FIFA 22 (PS5)
FIFA 22 feels like real football, and it’s all the better for it. Impressive improvements to player positioning, ball physics, and animations make for a supremely satisfying simulation that underpins each of the franchise’s flagship modes. Career Mode doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but the ability to create a club is entertaining, and the changes to Player Careers are overdue. Microtransactions still rule supreme in Ultimate Team, and you’ll already have your own personal opinions on that, but there’s so much to do in the game that you could easily invest hundreds of hours into it without seeing a single loot box.
23. Outriders (PS5)
Outriders is a looter shooter, but it goes a little deeper into the role-playing genre with an involved character driven story. However, chaotic combat is really at the centre of the experience, where crunchy weapons combine with class-based skills of destruction. Outriders is great fun at its manic best, and even when it's not, you can always amp up the action with one or two other players in co-op.
Deep Rock Galactic is a real mish-mash of ideas, but everything works together in harmony to create a super fun co-op experience. A team of up to four dwarves are recruited to delve into a strange planet and mine its precious resources, but will come up against some resistance from the insect-like locals. Each player class has totally unique weapons and abilities that complement the others perfectly, making simple objectives a joy as you all puzzle it out — and blast aliens — together. Throw in procedurally generated stages, and you have the recipe for an endlessly replayable game you can really dig into.
Genshin Impact earned an estimated $2 billion during its first year on the market, and has gone on to become something of a cultural touchstone. Also available on smartphones, the PS5 version of this staggeringly popular RPG truly brings developer MiHoYo’s vision to life, with vibrant visuals and a slick, responsive refresh rate. Those not caught in its gacha trap may lament is pricey microtransactions and demanding investment levels, but this is unquestionably a signature service game with a huge and dedicated fanbase to boot.
The resurrection of a real role-playing classic, the aptly named Diablo 2: Resurrected is an expansive remaster of Blizzard's 2000 title. While this is still very much the Diablo 2 from over two decades ago at its core, Resurrected does bring some welcome quality of life updates to the table, and the ability to jump between the original and revamped visual styles is a nice feature. All in all, the gameplay's a bit wonky by today's standards, but that old school atmosphere is hard to beat.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War may have largely been considered a safe instalment for Activision’s juggernaut first-person franchise, but its campaign introduces some interesting wrinkles for the series. For starters, there’s more player agency than ever before, making this a thrill ride you actually have an active role in shaping. One level, which sees you undertake undercover activities in a KGB headquarters, is more Hitman than Call of Duty – and a truly refreshing change of pace. This is, of course, all anchored by the traditional set-piece spectacle you’d expect to find from the series, and a solid multiplayer suite spanning some genuinely sumptuous maps, including a highly detailed 80s mall.
Gearbox's popular looter shooter is back in typical style with Borderlands 3, and it looks and plays better than ever on PS5. While it doesn't innovate on older entries all that much, the third game in the franchise is probably the best. Improved gameplay makes the act of firing weapons a joy, there's a tonne of variety in quests and guns, and that signature love-or-hate humour is very much in place. It shines brightest on Sony's current-gen machine, too, thanks to boosted visuals and up to 120 frames-per-second on the right display. There are few better co-op shooters out there — this is an absolute blast with friends, whether playing locally or online.
Not every game needs to be revelatory, and Sniper Elite 5 proves that knowing your audience is sometimes all it takes. Gruff protagonist Karl Fairburne’s fifth outing takes him to occupied France, where he must put a stop to a MacGuffin plot named Operation Kraken. A mix of stealth and long-range skirmishes makes for a supremely satisfying blend, with Rebellion’s dense, vertical level design truly on target here. New wrinkles include an Axis Invasion mechanic, which allows competing players to infiltrate your single player campaign, upping the tension immensely. This a familiar outing overall, but a well-executed one – Sniper Elite just doesn’t miss.