[Note: This article was updated in July of 2019]
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 offline co-op gameplay on the PlayStation 4.
#21 Team Sonic Racing
- Developer: Sumo Digital
- Publisher: Sega
- Platforms: PS4, PC, XBO, NS
- Release: May 21, 2019
Kart racers have mainly been dominated by Mario Kart but if there’s a competitor that can provide the same thrills and fun then it has to go to Sega’s All-Stars Racing series. There have been a few titles in the mix that focuses on Sega properties and characters, but this latest installment features just the Sonic IP. In 2019 we got Team Sonic Racing which only features characters and locations found within the various Sonic the Hedgehog titles. Players will find that the characters featured are broken down into classes that will either emphasize on areas such as speed or power. Likewise, there are over twenty different tracks which again are designed by the different levels found in the main Sonic titles.
An area that you may find of interest with this game is that the developers included a cooperative gameplay mode which puts players into teams. From there they will race alongside each other as they attempt to win races that factor in how well the team actually works together. Instead of having players simply cross the finish line in first, players will have to work together throughout the race such as providing each other power-ups when needed.
#20 Gang Beasts
- Developer: Boneloaf
- Publisher: Double Fine Presents
- Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
- Release: December 12, 2017
If you’re not after a narrative experience and want a little more wacky gameplay then we suggest looking at Gang Beasts. This is a party style brawler beat ‘em up title where players take on the role of a humanoid blob. Your goal is to be the last man standing as you kick, punch and attempt to toss your opponents into hazardous areas scattered throughout the map. Gameplay is addicting and it’s a great time with lighthearted gameplay.
#19 Unravel Two
- Developer: Coldwood Interactive
- Publisher: EA
- Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, NS
- Release: June 9, 2018
In Unravel Two players will step into the role of a yarn figurine as you attempt to maneuver around the world and solve puzzles. However, due to being made of yarn and having a restriction on where along with how far you can go will make the game a bit challenging. If you enjoyed the first title then you may want to pick up the sequel as it also supports multiplayer which is the main caveat of the sequel. Players must work together and solve puzzles and overcome obstacles.
- Developer: Free Lives
- Publisher: Devolver Digital
- Platforms: PC, PS4, NS
- Release: March 1, 2016
Broforce is an explosive four-player co-op platformer follows a group of badasses inspired by action movie heroes such as Bro Hard, Rambro, and Indiana Brones. Players will be clearing out all freedom-hating terrorists as they liberate the innocent civilians. This is one title well worth playing with a group of friends as its simple, addicting and with the map creator, new levels are constantly being added to download.
#17 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.
#16 Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle
- Developer: Capcom
- Publisher: Capcom
- Platforms: PS4, NS, XBO, PC
- Release: September 18, 2018
Capcom has been around for years. In fact, some of their original games released are likely older than you are right now. But don’t write off these video game titles just yet. Capcom recently put out a new bundle compilation release known as Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle, a collection of seven video game arcade classics. Included in the compilation are Captain Commando, The King of Dragonss, Knights of the Round, Warriors of Fate, Armored Warriors, Battle Circuit, and Final Fight.