What are the best online multiplayer games on PS5? We've been enjoying games together online for a long time now, and these connected experiences are more popular and varied than ever. There are so many online games to play on PS5, but we need your help in finding the best of the bunch.
Whether they're competitive or cooperative, playing online games is a brilliant way to engage with friends and other like-minded players. The most popular online multiplayer titles tend to be shooters, such as Fortnite and Call of Duty: Vanguard. However, the range of online experiences is much broader than just that, appealing to all kinds of tastes.
Racing games like Gran Turismo 7 also have very popular online multiplayer modes, as do sports titles such as FIFA 22. While these types of experiences have endured for years, more modern games use online multiplayer to present more unusual options. Fall Guys turns platforming party games into a competition, for instance, while Knockout City offers a unique spin on dodgeball. The variety is pretty crazy.
That's before we look at the more co-op oriented games, too. It Takes Two works wonderfully online, Overcooked: All You Can Eat is a treat, and Death Stranding Director's Cut offers an asynchronous online experience to get players working together.
Anyway, what we're saying is there are hundreds of PS5 games featuring online multiplayer of some kind, and we need your help to find the best. Yep — the Push Square community will be deciding which games appear on this list, and in what order. Using the user rating system, you can directly impact how this list of games looks. Just use the below search bar to find a game you want to rate, then click the star and click a rating from 1 to 10. All these rankings will be put towards the order of this list!
Note: A game will need at least 50 ratings before it appears on this page. If there's a game you think is missing from this page, it might just need a few more ratings to make an appearance — use the search bar and get those ratings in!
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So, with all that out of the way, let's get into the best online multiplayer games on PS5, as voted by you lot.
30. Deep Rock Galactic (PS5)
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.
29. Genshin Impact (PS5)
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.
28. 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.
27. DIRT 5 (PS5)
DIRT 5 comes from a Codemasters team made up of many Evolution Studios alumni, giving this off-road racer a slight MotorStorm flavour. The festival vibes are alive and well here, with colourful presentation and a great soundtrack providing the background for a varied and fun racing calendar. Unlike its DiRT Rally cousins, this game is unabashedly arcadey, putting the emphasis on sliding sideways through the mud, across the ice, and into clouds of dust. An unintrusive storyline featuring characters voiced by Nolan North and Troy Baker carries you through the single player, while a level editor and some neat multiplayer modes are waiting for you too. A slick, well presented racing game with real energy.
26. Sniper Elite 5 (PS5)
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.
25. Borderlands 3 (PS5)
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.
24. Hot Wheels Unleashed (PS5)
If you've ever owned a toy car or two, Hot Wheels Unleashed will hold some appeal. Coming from Milestone, the studio known for its motorbike racing titles like MotoGP and RIDE, this game sees the Italian team go in a brand new direction. This is a colourful arcade racer, pitting those die-cast vehicles against each other on that famous bright orange track across various settings. The handling is excellent and provides some surprisingly competitive and gratifying racing, while the courses are treacherous, winding things that see you driving on the ceiling and through the air. The game is impressively robust too, with a big campaign, split-screen and online multiplayer, a full track editor, and hundreds of cars to collect. If you're a fan of Hot Wheels, or just arcade racing games generally, this is worth checking out.
23. Wreckfest (PS5)
Few things are more fun than crashing cars: Sony learned that in 1995 with Destruction Derby, a smashmouth PS1 racer that became a cult classic on account of its reckless disregard for motorsport safety. Fast forward to the present day and Wreckfest is a modern reimagining of Psygnosis’s iconic T-bone-‘em-up. Running at 60 frames-per-second, this is far more responsive than its PS4 predecessor, and regular content updates have made the scale of the package anything but a write-off.
22. Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty (PS5)
Team Ninja puts its action RPG experience to good use in Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty. While it shares some of its DNA with the Nioh series, this game makes enough changes to stand apart. With a heavier emphasis on parrying and poise, the combat is intense and frantic, though no less challenging. Based loosely on the famed Romance of the Three Kingdoms, you'll team up with many legendary warriors as you fight against an evil force. Once you get used to this game's rhythms, it delivers some truly satisfying action.
21. Overcooked: All You Can Eat (PS5)
Overcooked: All You Can Eat serves up everything from Overcooked and Overcooked 2 in one delicious meal. All that content has been refreshed and remastered, with online play now spread across both games, and even more DLC added on top. The brilliance of this series is how it forces you to truly work together — if you don't, chaos can quickly take hold, and you'll never get those three-star ratings on each level. It's also extremely accessible, with easy-to-grasp controls and objectives. Looking better than ever on PS5, it's the ultimate way to enjoy one of the best co-op party games in recent memory.
Thanks for this article. It will definitely be helpful.
Not saying their positioning is wrong on the chart, but I feel like Genshin Inpact and Borderlands 3 could use some Pros and Cons like the rest. I’ll give my two cents… Genshin doesn’t have multiplayer until leveling up a bit and Borderlands 3 has a very repetitive loot grind.
I love Team Death Match on COD. Mod Warfare 2 is my fav one yet. Dunno if it’s cos i’ve got a new Sony 120 fps TV but i’m better on this one than all the others so this is my current fav. I love every map too!!
imo MW2 is too low, it's a pretty good CoD and the numbers is making are no fluke
This list puts a game rated high purely for SP and will rank it high on this list. Very low effort quickly pumped out list if I'm honest.
@Wilforce I think it's because Push Square hasn't reviewed those games.
@Jaz007 The list is based on votes from Push Square users and has been on the site for nearly one and a half years. This is just a refresh.
Fighting game snobs! 😂
I would say discerning players of fighting games can see through Mortal Kombat's weak gameplay, is a more accurate statement.
death stranding has multiplayer ??
@Jaz007 of course you gonna see the highest rated are primarily single-player , it’s pushsquare . imagine thinking anyone here really plays multiplayer
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