TowerFall Ascension (PS4)

TowerFall Ascension (PS4)TowerFall Ascension (PS4)
Publisher: Matt Makes Games / Developer: Matt Makes Games
Release Date: 11th Mar 2014 (USA) / 19th Mar 2014 (UK/EU)

Max number of local players: 4

For our money, this is one of the best multiplayer titles on PS4. TowerFall Ascension's bow and arrow combat might be simplistic, but it's endlessly entertaining and has enough depth that you'll be discovering new little tricks hours into your playtime. You can play cooperatively as well as competitively, too, which offers up a whole other challenge should you ever grow tired of the latter. With such simple controls, almost anyone can pick this up and have a grand old time.

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl (PS4)

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl (PS4)Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl (PS4)
Publisher: GameMill Entertainment / Developer: Ludosity
Release Date: 5th Oct 2021 (USA) / 5th Oct 2021 (UK/EU)

Max number of local players: 4

It's no secret that a certain Nintendo fighting game is one of the best local multiplayer games around. While you can't play Smash Bros. on PS4, you can always try its closest approximation, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl. This fast-paced, chaotic party brawler is a whole bundle of fun with some pals, letting you choose your favourite Nicktoon character and knock your friends across the screen with surprisingly technical combat.

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Worms W.M.D (PS4)

Worms W.M.D (PS4)Worms W.M.D (PS4)
Publisher: Team 17 / Developer: Team 17
Release Date: 23rd Aug 2016 (USA) / 23rd Aug 2016 (UK/EU)

Max number of local players: 6

We couldn't not include a Worms game on this list, and Worms W.M.D is the best available on PS4. With gameplay that harks back to the glory days of Worms: Armageddon, this is the classic turn-based invertebrate warfare you know and love with a new, cartoonish lick of paint. There's a reason these games are still around — that core gameplay is still excellent fun with a couple of friends. Incoming!

Rock Band 4 (PS4)

Rock Band 4 (PS4)Rock Band 4 (PS4)
Publisher: Harmonix / Developer: Harmonix
Release Date: 6th Oct 2015 (USA) / 6th Oct 2015 (UK/EU)

Max number of local players: 4

The music game boom may have died faster than rap metal, but there’s no doubt that Rock Band 4 is still a great multiplayer experience. With the multi-instrument format lending itself brilliantly to extended party sessions, and an enormous catalogue spanning hundreds of bands and genres, this remains the best multiplayer musical experience you’ll find on the PS4 right now.

Overcooked: All You Can Eat (PS4)

Overcooked: All You Can Eat (PS4)Overcooked: All You Can Eat (PS4)
Publisher: Team 17 / Developer: Ghost Town Games
Release Date: 23rd Mar 2021 (USA) / 23rd Mar 2021 (UK/EU)

Max number of local players: 4

Overcooked: All You Can Eat bundles together both games in this madcap cooking series, making it the ultimate package for budding chefs. Absolutely crammed with content, this culinary co-op experience is one of the finest local multiplayer games in recent memory, thanks to accessible controls, simple objectives, and a real need to communicate with your friends. It can get a bit heated when the chaotic kitchens throw in new challenges, but few games are as instantly enjoyable for all ages as this one.