Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition (PS4)

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition (PS4)Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition (PS4)
Publisher: Blizzard / Developer: Blizzard
Release Date: 19th Aug 2014 (USA) / 19th Aug 2014 (UK/EU)

Max number of local players: 4

It's hard to fault Diablo III as a local multiplayer game. Teaming up with your mates for a night of RPG action, complete with satisfying combat and mountains of loot, can hardly go wrong thanks to the inherent accessibility of Blizzard's masterpiece. The game may start out a little slow for some, but it won't be long before it hooks you and everyone else in the room with its perfectly paced adventures. A must-try when it comes to couch co-op.

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Guacamelee! 2 (PS4)

Guacamelee! 2 (PS4)Guacamelee! 2 (PS4)
Publisher: Drinkbox Studios / Developer: Drinkbox Studios
Release Date: 21st Aug 2018 (USA) / 21st Aug 2018 (UK/EU)

Max number of local players: 4

Drinkbox Studios' Mexican Metroidvania is brilliant when playing alone, but it's also lots of fun with others. Guacamelee! 2 supports up to four players on the same screen, and it can make for some wonderfully chaotic multiplayer. With friends lending a hand in battles, or someone helping to solve a tricky platforming challenge, this game can fly by with pals — or it can spiral out of control. Either way, you'll all be having a blast.

The Swords of Ditto (PS4)

The Swords of Ditto (PS4)The Swords of Ditto (PS4)
Publisher: Devolver Digital / Developer: onebitbeyond
Release Date: 24th Apr 2018 (USA) / 24th Apr 2018 (UK/EU)

Max number of local players: 2

A friend can join your adventure in The Swords of Ditto at any time, and playing cooperatively can give way to so many cool moments. Whether it's solving a quirky little puzzle together or tackling a dangerous foe as a duo, it's easy to whittle away the hours when you're teamed up. What's more, the game's randomised elements, such as its map, give you and your best buddy a good reason to keep coming back.

Rocket League (PS4)

Rocket League (PS4)Rocket League (PS4)
Publisher: Psyonix Studios / Developer: Psyonix Studios
Release Date: 7th Jul 2015 (USA) / 7th Jul 2015 (UK/EU)

Max number of local players: 4

We can't talk about multiplayer without mentioning Rocket League. Up to four players can play offline in split-screen, and the football-with-cars action is as immediate, tense, and brilliant as ever. After several huge updates, you're not just limited to football, either - variants on ice hockey and basketball, as well as the floor-smashing Dropshot, should keep you and your buddies glued to the PS4 all night.

Dragon's Crown Pro (PS4)

Dragon's Crown Pro (PS4)Dragon's Crown Pro (PS4)
Publisher: Atlus / Developer: Vanillaware
Release Date: 15th May 2018 (USA) / 15th May 2018 (UK/EU)

Max number of local players: 4

A beat-'em-up dungeon crawler with a gorgeous art style, Dragon's Crown Pro is a rich experience that's fantastic when played with friends. Drop in, drop out co-op allows up to three other people to join the fray, with AI companions filling any gaps, if you so wish. Dungeon delving as a group is always a pleasure, and taking down hulking bosses in record time is supremely satisfying.