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 you like to play the PlayStation 4 with pals. Working together in couch co-op or online can be one of the most rewarding ways to enjoy games. 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. Each entry explains how many players can buddy up, whether they support online or local co-op, and how many controllers you'll need. 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.

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Best PS4 Co-Op Games

Below is a list of the best PS4 co-op games, arranged in no particular order. These are our favourite cooperative PS4 games, as determined by our editorial team.

It Takes Two (PS4)

It Takes Two (PS4)
It Takes Two (PS4)
Publisher: Electronic Arts / Developer: Hazelight
Release Date: 26th Mar 2021 (USA) / 26th Mar 2021 (UK/EU)
  • Local or Online Co-Op? Both
  • Number of Max Players: 2
  • Number of Controllers: One each

It Takes Two is a co-op only game, requiring a second player to pick up a controller. The good news is that this is one of the best co-op experiences you can find on PS4. It features a huge variety of locations and gameplay mechanics as you must work as a team to get through the adventure. It's bursting with charm and has so many memorable moments — and you'll do it all in a collaborative effort with a buddy. With its Friends Pass, a second person can download the game free of charge, so you don't need to splash out twice. There's not a dull moment in this imaginative, highly entertaining game.

Team Sonic Racing (PS4)

Team Sonic Racing (PS4)
Team Sonic Racing (PS4)
Publisher: SEGA / Developer: Sumo Digital
Release Date: 21st May 2019 (USA) / 21st May 2019 (UK/EU)
  • Local or Online Co-Op? Both
  • Number of Max Players: 4 (12 in online races)
  • Number of Controllers: One each

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. Gotta go fast!

Knights and Bikes (PS4)

Knights and Bikes (PS4)
Knights and Bikes (PS4)
Publisher: Double Fine / Developer: Foam Sword
Release Date: 27th Aug 2019 (USA) / 27th Aug 2019 (UK/EU)
  • Local or Online Co-Op? Both
  • Number of Max Players: 2
  • Number of Controllers: One each

Knights and Bikes can be played solo, but it's 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 in this puzzle platformer. 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.

The Division 2 (PS4)

The Division 2 (PS4)
The Division 2 (PS4)
Publisher: Ubisoft / Developer: Massive Entertainment
Release Date: 15th Mar 2019 (USA) / 15th Mar 2019 (UK/EU)
  • Local or Online Co-Op? Online
  • Number of Max Players: 4
  • Number of Controllers: One each

The Division 2 arguably enjoyed the best launch period of a looter shooter this generation, and although things have been a little rocky for Ubisoft's cover-based excursion since, it's still great fun with friends. A detailed, dense open world is the spine of The Division 2, and exploring it as a team can quickly become an addiction — especially when you're being showered with loot. But it's the story and co-op specific missions that really set the game apart, offering up some fantastic firefights.

Grand Theft Auto V (PS4)

Grand Theft Auto V (PS4)
Grand Theft Auto V (PS4)
Publisher: Rockstar / Developer: Rockstar North
Release Date: 18th Nov 2014 (USA) / 18th Nov 2014 (UK/EU)
  • Local or Online Co-Op? Online
  • Number of Max Players: 8
  • Number of Controllers: One each

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.