5. Apex Legends (PS4)

Apex Legends (PS4)Apex Legends (PS4)
Publisher: Electronic Arts / Developer: Respawn Entertainment
Release Date: 4th Feb 2019 (USA) / 4th Feb 2019 (UK/EU)

Apex Legends has become a phenomenon overnight, but every inch of its success has been earned. Respawn Entertainment’s brilliant take on the Battle Royale lobs in a squad-based hero shooter twist, which is just enough to set it apart from its many contemporaries on the PS4. Rock-solid shooting and some smart design decisions – such as the implementation of the Ping system, which improves communication – make this one of the strongest surprise hits in recent memory.

4. Overwatch (PS4)

Overwatch (PS4)Overwatch (PS4)
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment / Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Release Date: 24th May 2016 (USA) / 24th May 2016 (UK/EU)

Overwatch is PS4's best hero shooter by a mile, and remains a popular online multiplayer title. Each of the characters has its own weapons and abilities to utilise during objective-based modes, and it's a joy to play, particularly with friends. If you're looking for an online shooter to play with pals, this should be your first stop.

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3. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege (PS4)

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege (PS4)Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege (PS4)
Publisher: Ubisoft / Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Release Date: 1st Dec 2015 (USA) / 1st Dec 2015 (UK/EU)

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege is another PS4 FPS that's been massively improved over time. It remains extremely popular, and that's thanks to Ubisoft's constant updates and tweaks, resulting in a hyper polished experience. Online matches pit defenders against attackers, with each player on a team taking up a variety of different roles. Each role has different weapons, gadgets, and equipment that has them suited to various tasks. If you like a bit of strategy in your shooters, there's no better option.

2. Fortnite (PS4)

Fortnite (PS4)Fortnite (PS4)
Publisher: Epic Games / Developer: Epic Games
Release Date: 25th Jul 2017 (USA) / 25th Jul 2017 (UK/EU)

We couldn't not mention Fortnite, right? The Battle Royale aspect of Epic's shooter is played by an eye-watering number of players, and remains the free-to-play game of choice on PS4. Throwing in basic crafting alongside the last man standing mentality, this cartoonish shooter is a phenomenon, and a blast with friends.

1. 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)

It's been around for several years now, but Rocket League is still the king of online multiplayer on PS4. Fantastic netcode and a huge pool of players means getting a game is a breeze, and while the gameplay can take a while to learn, it's so satisfying to get right. Playing this with friends is some of the best fun you can have on the console. If you haven't given it a try yet, why the heck not?