What are the best PS4 co-op games? Which co-op games should you play with your friends? If you’re reading this article, we’re guessing that one of your preferred pastimes is playing the PlayStation 4 with pals. Working together in couch co-op or online can be one of the most rewarding ways to play. But what are the top co-operative titles on PS4? We’ve compiled a list of our favourites, including couch co-op and online co-op, that no collaborative session would be complete without. If you're looking to get a bit more personal, then refer to the Best PS4 Local Multiplayer Games and Best PS4 Games for Families to Play at Home Together. If you want to know what we think are the best PS4 games overall, check the link.
Best PS4 Co-Op Games
Below is a list of the best PS4 co-op games. These are our favourite cooperative PS4 games, as determined by our editorial team.
Team Sonic Racing is a kart racer that's all about coop. You can team up with your pals either locally or online, and you must all work together to ensure victory. Trailing teammates can use a literal golden path to boost forward, and you can swap power-ups with each other to help everyone get ahead. It's unique, lots of fun, and a smart implementation of co-op in kart racing.
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Knights and Bikes can be played solo, but is even better with a buddy in either local or online co-op. Taking on the roles of Nessa and Demelza as they explore the mysterious Penfurzy island, you'll get up to all sorts of mischief. Cooperation comes into play when you need to solve puzzles together, and in combat, your movesets play off of each other in lots of fun ways. An utter delight from start to finish.
Feel free to swap this out for your favourite LEGO game on PS4. Whichever LEGO adventure you play, a big part of what makes them special is co-op. A friend can hop in at any point and take control of a second character, and playing together doubles the fun. Beating up baddies, solving puzzles, and seeing who can collect the most studs in each level — these plastic platformers are built to be played in a twosome. We challenge you to not have a good time playing co-op in a LEGO game.
Don’t Starve Together takes the addictive gameplay loop from the original survival title and applies it to multiplayer. Playing locally or online, two players will be gathering resources, building equipment, and trying to stay out of harm’s way as you explore the wilderness. A second player can both help and hinder your chances, so communication is key to making progress in this fun, challenging co-op game.
Grand Theft Auto V’s three-pronged campaign already feels like it should be a perfect fit for coop, but it’s with GTA Online’s Heist missions that developer Rockstar North has at last realised the juggernaut series’ collaborative potential. With each player assuming a different cog in an increasingly complicated criminal crusade, this is some of the most compelling co-op you’ll find on the PS4.