What PS5 games have Couch Co op?

The PlayStation 3 certainly had its fair share of multiplayer games, but these kinds of games didnt hit their stride until the PlayStation 4. Thankfully, multiplayer games are once

What PS5 games have Couch Co op?

The PlayStation 3 certainly had its fair share of multiplayer games, but these kinds of games didnt hit their stride until the PlayStation 4. Thankfully, multiplayer games are once again at the forefront of the best games on PS5. Despite the system being so new, there are already a ton of games to try out  whether via online or local multiplayer co-op games. Before picking up a new PS5, you might be wondering what kind of multiplayer games Sonys new system has to offer.

There are lots to choose from, but in this list, weve rounded up the very best multiplayer games available on the PS5 right now.

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Splitgate

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71 %

TPlatforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|SGenre ShooterDeveloper 1047 GamesPublisher 1047 GamesRelease May 22, 2019

When Splitgate launched over the summer of 2021, it took the industry by storm, with tens of thousands of players flocking to it over the course of a couple of days. This led to server overflow, causing queue times to be hours long just to get into the game! Splitgate is a mashup of Halo and Portal, with fast, frenetic movement at the forefront. Of course, players have fallen in love with its portal mechanics, allowing players to place them all along surfaces to outplay and outsmart opponents. Even if your shooting skills arent the best, you can get the drop on your enemies with the use of a well-timed portal, giving you a fighting chance to come out ahead. The game simply feels good to play, with fluid locomotion and satisfying shooting tying everything together. Best of all is that Splitgate is free to play!Read lessRead moreSplitgate - Official Console Release Date Trailer | Summer of Gaming 2021

It Takes Two

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91 %

4.5/5

TPlatforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|SGenre Platform, AdventureDeveloper Hazelight StudiosPublisher Electronic ArtsRelease March 25, 2021

Serving as one of the most inventive cooperative games of the past decade, It Takes Two is not playable solo. Designed with co-op multiplayer in mind, this is a game about two parents who are on the brink of divorce. While the story itself might leave a little to be desired, the gameplay is outstanding, offering smart puzzles and obstacles that must be overcome through jolly cooperation. The setpieces are wild, the gameplay is varied, and the sheer imaginative design is unlike anything weve seen in recent memory. This game is true to its name, too, as it drives home the idea of working together. This theme is presented in the gameplay, as well as in the story, as the two still have to be there for their daughter. The best thing is that you only need one copy to play  each one comes with a pass so you can enjoy it with a friend without having to purchase two.Read our full It Takes Two reviewRead lessRead moreThe Return of a Visionary  Josef Fares and Hazelight

Destiny 2

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74 %

3.5/5

TPlatforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Google StadiaGenre Shooter, Role-playing (RPG), Tactical, AdventureDeveloper BungiePublisher ActivisionRelease September 06, 2017

Theres never been a better time to dive into Destiny 2, a game that has come a long way since its launch in 2017. Its even better on PS5, running at 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. While you can definitely play Destiny 2 solo, much of it is designed with multiplayer in mind  whether you join friends to take on a raid or fight against them in the games PvP mode, The Crucible. Destiny 2s greatest selling point is its gameplay loop, which constantly encourages you to grind to collect more loot. Beyond that, it simply feels incredible  wed expect nothing less from Bungie, the creators of Halo. Though Destiny 2 was available for $60 at launch, it has since been converted to a free-to-play game, with paid expansions available periodically. But that means you can dive in and try it out without spending a dime.Read our full Destiny 2 reviewRead lessRead moreDestiny 2 - Official Launch Trailer

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

69 %

MPlatforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|SGenre ShooterDeveloper TreyarchPublisher ActivisionRelease November 13, 2020Of course, what best-of multiplayer list would be complete without Call of Duty? For this entry, we recommend Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, the newest game in the series  and one that Activision and Treyarch intend to fully support for at least the next year. As the name suggests, this game sends you to the 1980s during the Cold War, where youll go through a campaign inspired by real events. Though, the campaign isnt the reason to stick around. As with most Treyarch Call of Duty games, Black Ops Cold War features the beloved multiplayer and zombies modes, full of different options for how to play. With multiplayer, there are various modes you know and love, and with a rotating playlist, things will never get old. Youll also be able to enjoy zombies, in its own story that can be played with friends or solo. But lets be real, its definitely more fun with friends. Keep in mind, you can upgrade from PS4 to PS5 for free.Read lessRead more

Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate

90 %

MPlatforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Google StadiaGenre FightingDeveloper NetherRealm StudiosPublisher Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.Release November 17, 2020Perhaps fighting games are more your jam. If so, youll be happy to know that Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate is available on PS5, serving as the definitive edition of the original. MK11 Ultimate features the base fighting game, Kombat Packs 1 and 2, and the Aftermath DLC  all in one package for PS5. Remember, if you own the last-gen PS4 version, you can upgrade to PS5 for free. The next-gen version includes 4K dynamic resolution, faster load times, and cross-gen/cross-platform play. This means you can play with friends on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, or PS4 while playing on PS5. Youll now have so many different ways to unleash deadly Fatalities upon your friends and foes, regardless of their platform. Or, you can destroy the competition in local couch multiplayer. The Mortal Kombat series is an absolute classic, and this one ups the ante in nearly every way  bringing together famous fighters like Rambo and The Terminator while telling an interesting story. This is not a fighting game to miss.Read lessRead more

Borderlands 3

78 %

MPlatforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Google StadiaGenre ShooterDeveloper Gearbox SoftwarePublisher 2K GamesRelease September 13, 2019The famous loot-based first-person shooter (or looter shooter, as its sometimes called) has made its way to next-gen, giving you more reasons than one to jump back into Borderlands 3 on PS5. For starters, those who owned the PS4 version will gain access to the game on PS5 for free. The next-gen version will feature up to four-player split-screen cooperative gameplay, 4K visuals at 60 frames per second in single-player or online multiplayer modes, and all the latest updates. Speaking of which, Borderlands 3 has received multiple content drops since its release last year, so youll have no shortage of things to do when you jump in on PS5. As with many games, Borderlands 3 is best experienced with friends, and, thankfully, there are multiple options for doing so. Theres something so immensely satisfying about running around the open world with your buddies on the quest for loot, and Borderlands 3 sure delivers on that front. Take a look at our list of the best weapons in Borderlands 3 and our character guide to get a head start.Read lessRead more

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

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70 %

4/5

TPlatforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|SGenre Shooter, Role-playing (RPG), AdventureDeveloper Gearbox SoftwarePublisher 2K GamesRelease March 25, 2022What if you like the gameplay and overall style of Borderlands but not the post-apocalyptic themes? If so, you might be interested in Tiny Tinas Wonderlands, a spinoff game set in the Borderlands universe, but with a greater emphasis on dragons, wizards, and dungeons instead of the Mad Max-inspired themes from Borderlands. This game plays almost exactly like its predecessors, though, with first-person shooter mechanics, a robust RPG system full of upgrades, tons of loot, bosses to defeat, and large open levels to explore. Tiny Tinas Wonderlands also has an all-star cast of characters with appearances by Andy Samberg, Wanda Sykes, Will Arnet, and Ashly Burch as Tiny Tina herself. These characters tie the package together, with funny, memorable performances that make the game hard to put down. And of course, the entire experience is playable cooperatively, just like the other Borderlands games.Read our full Tiny Tina's Wonderlands reviewRead lessRead moreTiny Tinas Wonderlands  Official Announce Trailer

Godfall

62 %

5/5

TPlatforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5Genre Role-playing (RPG), AdventureDeveloper Counterplay GamesPublisher Gearbox PublishingRelease November 12, 2020Godfall on PS5 certainly isnt the best reason to get a PS5, but despite its flaws, its a fun action game when played with friends. Referred to as a looter-slasher, Godfall takes the familiar loot-based mechanics popularized by Diablo, Borderlands, and Destiny and mixes in some fun, fluid melee combat. You can play in groups of three while taking down enemies, bosses, and, of course, gathering loot. A healthy mixture of light and heavy attacks with a simple yet effective parry system help to make Godfall feel great, even if its a tad repetitive at times. Its ever-so-satisfying to see those numbers go up when you find new gear, and thats what makes this game fun. Just ignore the bland story, reused level design, and mission structure, and youll have a good time  more so with friends.Read our full Godfall reviewRead lessRead more

Fortnite

68 %

4/5

TPlatforms PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|SGenre Shooter, Role-playing (RPG), StrategyDeveloper Epic GamesPublisher Epic GamesRelease July 25, 2017Whether you love it or hate it, you cant deny the importance of Fortnite, and on PS5, it will be playable in 4K at up to 60 fps across all game modes. Youll also find better textures and improved performance thanks to the PS5s solid-state drive  whether you play online or in split-screen multiplayer. Fortnite is one of those comfort food games that always feels great to jump back into. You dont always need to stay on top of the latest updates to have fun, but if you do, youll be rewarded handsomely. Its a great game to boot up, play a couple of matches with friends, and then move onto something else. Even if you dont secure a victory, its still a load of fun to see how long you and your squad can survive. Plus, its free, so there isnt much of a downside to downloading it.Read our full Fortnite reviewRead lessRead more

No Man's Sky

69 %

TPlatforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, SteamVR, PlayStation VR, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Meta RiftGenre Shooter, Role-playing (RPG), Simulator, Adventure, IndieDeveloper Hello GamesPublisher Hello Games, 505 Games, Sony Interactive EntertainmentRelease August 09, 2016Youve probably seen us praise No Mans Sky ad nauseam, but the PS5 version, titled The Next Generation, is worthy of even more praise. The next-gen version features more assets spread out across the terrain to make for a thicker, more realistic-looking environment, the ability to build larger bases, cross-play, transferrable saves, 4K visuals at 60 fps, and most importantly, 32-player multiplayer. The large-scale multiplayer functionality is huge, making No Mans Sky feel even more populated than ever before. To be frank, there isnt anything like No Mans Sky. Being able to explore 18 quintillion (thats 18 with 18 more zeroes after it) procedurally-generated planets that mostly feel unique is a wild experience  whether you play solo or with friends. But really, youll probably have a better time if youve got some buddies to help you stay safe from the harsh, hazardous weather found on many planets youll come across. The PS5 upgrade is free to all who own the PS4 game. No Mans Sky goes beyond an open-world game  its an open universe adventure, instead!Read lessRead more

NBA 2K22

EPlatforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|SGenre Simulator, SportDeveloper Visual ConceptsPublisher 2KRelease September 09, 2021NBA 2K22is one of the highlights of the PS5, not just in its visuals, but also in the way it utilizes the DualSenses haptic feedback features. Playable with up to nine other players online, NBA 2K22 is the best-looking basketball game to date, with a ton of modes to sink your teeth into. The next-gen version is playable in 4K at 60 fps and features an up-to-date roster with improved gameplay features. Competition is one of the core pillars of the game, and you can enjoy it with  or against  your friends online or in local couch multiplayer modes. If you want something that is a well-rounded showcase for what the PS5 can do, look no further than NBA 2K22. Aside from the fun online pillar, this game also features a fully playable WNBA career mode.Read lessRead more

Overcooked! All You Can Eat

90 %

EPlatforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|SGenre Simulator, Strategy, IndieDeveloper Team17, Ghost Town GamesPublisher Team17Release November 12, 2020Games like Mario Party and Monopoly always have been known for destroying friendships, but those pale in comparison to Overcooked! All You Can Eat. This definitive version of Overcooked! features both games and all their DLC, along with new content, such as 4K visuals, updated accessibility options, and cross-platform play. This package is ripe with content and is great for the whole family  provided you dont kill each other in the process. Overcooked! is a game about  wait for it  cooking. In it, you need to effectively prepare and serve orders while making sure theyre made accurately. You can play it with up to three other players in local multiplayer and online modes. Its a cooking game that will likely make you laugh throughout, even if youre losing because its so much chaotic fun.Read lessRead more

Sackboy: A Big Adventure

77 %

EPlatforms PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5Genre Platform, AdventureDeveloper Sumo DigitalPublisher Sony Interactive EntertainmentRelease November 12, 2020If youd like a family-friendly game thats less chaotic but still playable in co-op, then you should check out Sackboy: A Big Adventure. Built on the foundation of LittleBig Planet, Sackboy: A Big Adventureis a 3D platformer, similar to the beloved Mario games. It features gorgeous, vibrant visuals, light puzzles, and all the quirkiness you could hope for. An online multiplayer mode will be available later this year. But for now, you can play the game in couch co-op with up to four players. If you want a fun platformer to enjoy solo or with friends, or if youve got younger gamers at home, Sackboy: A Big Adventure is worth checking out.Read lessRead more

Demon's Souls

87 %

MPlatforms PlayStation 5Genre Role-playing (RPG), Hack and slash/Beat 'em upDeveloper Bluepoint GamesPublisher Sony Interactive EntertainmentRelease November 12, 2020Demons Souls might not be the first game people think about when talking about multiplayer, but online play is at this games core. Playing Demons Souls is most enjoyable when taking advantage of multiplayer. Youll be invaded by enemy players, get help from friends, and utilize the community to manipulate the games World Tendency. And trust us, youre going to need the help when its time to take on the games toughest bosses. The Souls games are notoriously difficult, as you probably already know, and Demons Souls for PS5 is no different. Remember, though, that the bosses gain extra health when you bring in real players to help, so keep that in mind before you go on a summoning spree. Typically, youll only ever need one additional player to take down a challenging foe. Make sure to be on the lookout for enemy invaders, though, as they can easily take you down from behind if you arent paying attention. Demons Souls is iconic for a reason, so do yourself a favor and check it out if you like RPG gaming.Read lessRead more

Apex Legends

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78 %

4/5

TPlatforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|SGenre ShooterDeveloper Respawn EntertainmentPublisher Electronic ArtsRelease February 04, 2019Maybe youd like to try a battle royale that doesnt include a building system like Fortnite. Perhaps you might like Apex Legends, a battle royale that blends class-based characters with the popular last-person-standing formula. Each character or legend has their own identity, and it shines through, not just in gameplay, but in story and lore as well. Youll be hard-pressed to find another FPS game that feels and plays as fluidly as Apex Legends. In fact, this game is based in the Titanfall universe, and with that in mind, you can clearly see the connections (though you wont find any Titans in Apex). Its a game that continues to evolve over time, and were excited to see how it changes with each update. Best of all is that its free!Read our full Apex Legends reviewRead lessRead moreApex Legends Official Launch Trailer

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2

E10Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|SGenre Puzzle, ArcadeDeveloper SegaPublisher SEGA of America, Sega, Sega EuropeRelease December 07, 2020There isnt much like Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 on this list. As its name suggests, its a mashup of the beloved Puyo Puyo and Tetris that doesnt seem like it should work  but it does. In this sequel, you can play offline or online with your friends, across various modes. Its just as quirky and lighthearted as the first game, blending together the iconic puzzlers fans know and love. Although you probably wont be playing Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 for its story, youll be happy to know it has a lovable cast of well-written characters that appear in between (and during) matches, so you have that to look forward to, as well. But above all else, this game is a masterclass in gameplay. Whether youre playing Tetris, Puyo Puyo, or both at the same time, youll likely have a blast with this puzzle game  and more so online.Read lessRead more

Rocket League

83 %

EPlatforms Linux, PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|SGenre Racing, Sport, IndieDeveloper PsyonixPublisher PsyonixRelease July 07, 2015Rocket League is yet another free-to-play game that has captivated its audience thanks to its tight gameplay and satisfying loop. The premise? Soccer with cars. And if that sounds absolutely bonkers, it is. Whats great about Rocket League is that it appeals to the general player since its so easy to pick up and play. Its got an easy concept to grasp: Put the ball through the goal. However, things get out of hand since steering your car while pushing a ball isnt as easy as it seems. Still, its something you can quickly get the hang of after a few games. Skilled competitors will also find value in it, as matches can get heated very quickly, especially if the contestants are of equal experience levels. Beyond that, you can earn in-game currency to spend on what feels like thousands of different cosmetics, giving you even more reason to keep playing. Its a game that you can quickly jump into and play a few rounds before bed, making it super appealing to a wide install base.Read lessRead more

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker

Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5Genre Role-playing (RPG), AdventureDeveloper Square EnixPublisher Square EnixRelease December 07, 2021Is there a comeback story better than Final Fantasy XIV? When the game first launched in 2010, it was in terrible shape, but following 2013s A Realm Reborn expansion, things started to turn around. Now, following the launch of the Endwalker expansion, Final Fantasy XIV is one of the highest-rated MMORPGs of all time. In fact, the game has become so popular that Square Enix had to temporarily stop all sales of new copies to help prevent the servers from being overloaded over the 2021 holiday season. Critics and fans have praised Final Fantasy XIVs gameplay, progression, and story, with each expansion improving upon nearly all aspects of the game. After the launch of Endwalker, it was revealed that Final Fantasy XIV has over 24 million registered users, making it one of the most successful MMOs of all time.Read lessRead more

Back 4 Blood

81 %

4/5

MPlatforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|SGenre ShooterDeveloper Turtle Rock StudiosPublisher Warner Bros. Interactive EntertainmentRelease October 12, 2021Back in the Xbox 360 era, a little game called Left 4 Dead captivated a wide audience. A sequel launched in 2009, but since then, fans have been starving for a cooperative zombie shooter. While Valve shows no signs of developing a sequel, Back 4 Blood from Turtle Rock Studios is the next best thing. It has all the DNA of a Left 4 Dead game, with funny characters, fun shooting, and hordes of zombies to overcome across various stages. The cool thing about Back 4 Blood is its card system, which allows you to build decks that give your character special enhancements like health boosts. You can play this game solo, but the real fun comes with enjoying it with friends, especially on harder difficulties. Theres something so satisfying about watching your teammates backs while joining forces to take down powerful enemies.Read our full Back 4 Blood reviewRead lessRead more

WWE 2K22

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3.5/5

TPlatforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|SGenre Fighting, Simulator, SportDeveloper Visual ConceptsPublisher 2K SportsRelease March 11, 2022After taking a year off and changing lead developers from Yukes to Visual Concepts, WWE 2K22 had a lot riding on its success. And thankfully, it was a great return to the series, with fewer bugs than previous installments, a fantastic roster, and some of the best visuals and animations the series has ever had. The coolest thing about this game is the Rey Mysterio showcase mode, which allows you to relive many of the high flyers most iconic matches  down to the exact spots that occurred within them. Beyond that, the redefined control scheme is simultaneously easier for newcomers to learn, while still feeling challenging for expert players to master. Theres also a major multiplayer component, with competitive battles online, the ability to create and share superstars, and even the ability to play myFACTION mode with others. If youre a pro wrestling fan but have skipped recent entires, this one could be enough to bring you back.Read our full WWE 2K22 reviewRead lessRead moreWWE 2K22 Announced at WrestleMania! ??

Best upcoming PS5 games

Above are all games that are already out, but if youre curious about upcoming PS5 games, check out the list below. Its full of highly anticipated titles, though many of them have suffered delays.

  • Gotham Knights
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Marvels Spider-Man 2
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