What are the best local multiplayer games on PS4? The truth is, there are so many great options for some couch multiplayer goodness on PS4. While many titles offer great online experiences, nothing quite beats local multiplayer together with friends and family in the same room. Finding the right game can quickly turn four best mates into mortal enemies, or transform the group into a hysterical mess of laughter, screams, and joy.
Luckily, the PS4 has a plethora of such titles to play. From stone-cold classics like Rayman Legends and Shovel Knight to utterly unique hidden gems such as Cuphead, there's a wide range of titles to play with others that'll get everyone leaping out of their seats with excitement.
As with all these lists, though, it's not up to us. All the games featured here are chosen and put in order by you lot. Your user ratings directly impact this page, making it an evolving reflection of your favourites. All you need to do is use the search bar below to find some PS4 local multiplayer games, then click the star and rate them accordingly.
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So, then, below is a list of the best local multiplayer games on PS4, ranked and rated by the Push Square community.
Improved dramatically over the years, culminating in the unmissable Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, few games deliver multiplayer thrills and spills quite like Street Fighter V. This game has benefitted from years of updates and improvements, and has blossomed into a must-play entry in the genre – despite its day one woes. With a robust spread of single player content and one of the strongest competitive scenes on PS4, this is a total knockout.
A mission-based action RPG aimed squarely at Dragon Ball fans, Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2 tasks you with correcting franchise history. Playing as your own custom hero, you travel to various points in the Dragon Ball timeline, helping Goku and the gang out in their iconic battles. Highly customisable combat and a near endless list of missions make XenoVerse 2 an adaptation that's hard to put down once you're in the grind.
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.
Billed as a playable poem, Child of Light is a gorgeous RPG that combines a painterly art style with rhyming narration and an engrossing story. Still unique today, you can play this lovely game alone or with a buddy. Either way, there's so much to enjoy here, with enjoyable combat and so many wonderful sights and sounds along the journey.
A souped-up re-release which, bizarrely, Sony bought as a console exclusive to complement the PS4’s launch lineup. Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition was, effectively, a port of the PS3's Injustice: Gods Among Us – bundling in all of its add-on packs and extras. With a huge cast, spanning DC Comics icons like Batman and Wonder Woman through to more obscure, lesser-known names, this licensed fighter proved a worthy content-packed alternative to the traditional stalwarts of the genre, like Street Fighter.
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.
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.
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.
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time gets the marsupial back on track. This is a stylish, highly polished 3D platformer that harkens back to the gameplay of the original games while feeling fresh and modernising the controls. Throw in a lovely art style, multiple playable characters, and oodles of optional side content, and you have a super robust game that players of all ages and skill levels can enjoy.
21. A Way Out (PS4)
A Way Out can only be played in two-player co-op, and because it's designed around that restraint, it's an excellent multiplayer adventure. Playing as a pair of convicts, the game takes you and a buddy on a wild ride as they escape from prison and look to get revenge for those that did them dirty. With an interesting story and lots of co-op focused gameplay, this is a great game to play with a pal.