Note: This article is focused on online multiplayer games for the PlayStation 4. To view some of the games best for offline cooperative video games, check our list here.
Gaming is sometimes best enjoyed with a friend or two. There’s a number of great video game titles to have launched which offers cooperative gameplay. If you’re in the market for a new title to enjoy with a friend then take a look at our favorite picks down below. Make sure to check back often as we’ll continue to update this list with new titles that we feel make for some great co-op gameplay on the PlayStation 4.
#20 Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
- Developer: Crystal Dynamics
- Publisher: Square Enix
- Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
- Release: December 9, 2014
The sequel to Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris offers a new action-adventure for a group of friends to go through. This title plays out similar to its predecessor which is a non-linear arcade style action-adventure where Lara Croft, Carter, Isis, and Horus who are set off to defeat an evil deity known as Set.
Played in an isometric camera view, up to four players can join in to go through the narrative campaign which involves combat and puzzle solving. Will you find an in-depth experience like Crystal Dynamics other Tomb Raider titles such as the 2013 reboot Tomb Raider or its follow up Rise of the Tomb Raider? No, but it’s not trying to be that in-depth Lara Croft focused experience. Instead, this is an arcade style experience for gamers and it’s got plenty of positive feedback from both critics and fans alike.
- Developer: Epic Games
- Publisher: Epic Games
- Platforms: PC, NS, PS4, XBO, iOS, Android
- Release: 2017
Fortnite is developed between Epic Games and People Can Fly where players are tossed into a co-op sandbox world with a goal of surviving waves of undead hordes. In the story, Fortnite unveils a tale in which most of the world’s population was suddenly taken away leaving the remaining few to deal with zombies that have dropped from the skies. Fornite really shines with its multiplayer as players will gather together to build up their fort.
Overall, your goal is to build up a base during the day and prepare for a long battle at night. However, most will find themselves going head-to-head where players attempt to be the last man standing in the popular battle royale mode. Honestly, we really don’t need to go any further than that do we? Fortnite has become a worldwide phenomenon thanks to the gameplay and the countless dances. There are a few free battle royale titles out there right now and this is certainly one of the biggest at the moment across all the major current platforms.
#18 A Way Out
- Developer: Hazelight Studios
- Publisher: EA Originals
- Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
- Release: March 23, 2018
A Way Out is an action-adventure journey from Hazelight Studios. This will be the second video game to be directed by Josef Fares who you may be familiar with from his previous title, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.
The A Way Out video game is an unique action-adventure title when compared to other selections on this list as it will require two players at all times. Regardless if you play locally or online, the display will be split to showcase both players as you work together to successfully escape your incarceration. Both character stories will be told simultaneously and while one character may be in a cutscene, the other will be able to freely move and execute their tasks making it a game that heavily focuses on teamwork.
#17 Call of Duty Zombies
- Developer: Sledgehammer Games
- Publisher: Activision
- Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
- Release: November 3, 2017 (COD: WWII)
A number of Call of Duty installments offer a fantastic co-op multiplayer game mode which is often referred to as zombies. Players are often tasked with surviving a wave of zombies and must work together in order to complete tasks or unlock new areas of the map.
Currently, the latest installment within the franchise, Call of Duty: WWII, offers the zombies game mode which can be enjoyed online or through local couch co-op, but the next main installment, Call of Duty: Black Ops IV, is in the works and slated for a release in October of this year. We expect the latest release to be the game to purchase if you wish to enjoy the zombies mode with a friend or two.
#16 LittleBigPlanet 3
- Developer: Sumo Digital
- Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
- Platforms: PS3, PS4
- Release: November 18, 2014
Currently the last installment to the LittleBigPlanet main series, LittleBigPlanet 3 offers gamers a new puzzle-platformer to enjoy with a friend. Overall, the game follows the same gameplay mechanics as the past two main entries of the series.
The third installment to the series brings in three additional characters which offers their own unique abilities and that will come to play in solving certain puzzles through the campaign.
Luckily, if you complete the game, the development team has allowed user created levels to be uploaded to go through. Likewise, players are able to craft their own levels and upload them for other gamers to enjoy.