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- #17 Haven
- #16 Little Big Planet 3
- #15 Cuphead
- #14 Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
- #13 Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
- #12 The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes
- #11 Overcooked
- #10 Stardew Valley
- #9 Rayman Legends
- #8 Choice-Based Games
- #7 The Jackbox Party Packs
- #6 A Way Out
- #5 Gang Beasts
- #4 Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
- #3 Diablo 3
- #2 Minecraft
- #1 It Takes Two
Looking for some games to enjoy with your significant other? If you’re both gamers, chances are you can find plenty of multiplayer titles to jump into. However, if only one of you is into video games, having some titles that are easy to pick up and understand may be ideal. We’re counting down some of our top PS4 couples games, but keep in mind–these titles are in no particular order. From action-adventure and simulation to horror and arcade games, you’re sure to find something you’ll both enjoy.
How far would you go for love? In Haven, you play as a couple who have given up everything in order to be together, including leaving their homeworld and going to a forgotten planet just so they can try to live together in peace and happiness. After all, they only need each other for company.
Naturally, things don’t go as planned, but that’s part of the fun. Players will control these characters in both combat and other activities as they attempt to survive from one day to the next. You’ll live together, work together, fight together, and through it all, you’ll grow your relationship. This may is not the game you expected, but it might just be the game you need.
#16 Little Big Planet 3
The third entry in the Little Big Planet series brings back Sackboy for more adventures, this time in a world called Bunkum. The yawn hero needs to find his way through a series of levels, find collectibles and defeat enemies to progress through the game.
In addition to Sackboy, Little Big Planet 3 introduces three new characters: OddSock, a four-legged character that looks like a dog; Swoop, a bird-like creature that can fly; and Toggle, a new ally that can turn into a larger or smaller version of himself. Little Big Planet 3 supports local multiplayer for up to four players, so you can team up with friends and each discover one of these yawn heroes.
Cuphead is a run-and-gun game where two brothers have to complete various levels by jumping around and shooting at their enemies. But don’t let Cuphead’s cartoonish aesthetic fool you: this game isn’t as easy as it seems, and could wreck your nerves if you lack patience.
Cuphead is the main character of this game. After losing a bet against the Devil, he and his brother Mugman have to serve as debt collectors and gather the souls of runaway debtors. The two brothers embark on a fast-paced adventure to complete their deal with the Devil, but debtors won’t surrender their souls easily.
#14 Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
In Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, the long-standing Lego Star Wars saga reaches an inevitable conclusion by having one game cover all nine main movies. Star Wars fans are able to play as numerous characters across the nine main films and are also able to team up with friends to ensure that they get every brick possible!
While it may not be the most challenging game of all time, it has its merits, and engaging in these abbreviated adventures is a ton of fun. They’re simple, they’re addicting, and they’re great for gamers of all ages and skill levels.
#13 Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands may have started out in the last mainline game as a DLC to test the waters, but it’s now a full-on experience that you’ll definitely want to play with friends–or your loved one.
In this game, you’ll play the Borderlands version of D&D, complete with Tiny Tina as your dungeon master and plenty of monsters for you to kill with blades, magic, and guns. Players can also customize their character like never before, making the game infinitely replayable. This one will be a little tougher for non-gamers, but it’s worth giving a try.
#12 The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes
The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes is the latest in the horror anthology series, and this time, you’ll be going to war with not just people, but monsters. At the end of the Iraqi War, a group of soldiers stumble onto a temple that they were never meant to see. Now, they must team up with soldiers from the other side of the war in order to survive, but whether they will or not will be based on your choices.
In addition, how you chose to interact with other characters may determine who lives and dies and whether any of you survive the night. This is the perfect game to play with someone else–playing alone is a little too terrifying.
Overcooked and Overcooked 2 are both fantastic co-op games with the same overall gameplay. In this game, players are working in a different kitchen in each level, some in really wacky locations. As the orders pop up, you’ll need to cook them–easy, right? In order to make the dishes, you’ll have to navigate through a kitchen that is constantly being shifted around through the likes of natural disasters such as earthquakes or being set up in two trucks barreling down the road.
A simple mishap could mean ruining a dish. As the map adjusts, it could leave a certain player being trapped in one section of the kitchen requiring you to rethink your strategy on how to go about making a dish on time and correctly. Will you buckle under the stress of finding the orders too overwhelming to complete on time? Can you chop your lettuce fast enough and get the burger on the plate and served in time?
Get ready to yell at each other. Overcooked is a great measure of what your relationship can stand.
#10 Stardew Valley
Taking some inspiration from the Harvest Moon franchise, Stardew Valley was created by indie developer ConcernedApe. The game put players in control of a rundown farm with the goal of making it profitable again by raising healthy crops and livestock. This will mean tending the weeds, clearing fields, planting seeds, watering crops, maintaining the livestock, supplying food, and harvesting goods.
There is no split-screen support for multiplayer, so you’ll need to play online or through LAN. Furthermore, the game platforms can’t be different, so couples will need to play on two PlayStation 4 consoles, each with a copy of the game. If you happen to both own a copy, however, you’ll quickly find yourself spending countless hours tweaking the farm. It’s better as a team effort.
#9 Rayman Legends
It’s been a little while since we had a new Rayman title release onto the market. This long-running franchise has quite the fan base and you’ve likely enjoyed some of the earlier titles. If not, Rayman Legends is still a great jumping point if you’d like to play a fantastic platformer.
Overall, the game narrative is simple: a dark force has taken over the lands and captured the princesses. Now, it’s up to Rayman along with his friends in order to rescue them. The gameplay is simplistic and involves defeating enemies along with solving some puzzles that will allow the players to progress further into the campaign. What makes this a great co-op game is that the title will allow players to seamlessly drop into the level at any point.
#8 Choice-Based Games
This entry is a bit of a cheat, as it’s tough to choose any one particular game in this large genre. In fact, it really depends on your preferences, as you have a slew of different Telltale Games, Quantic Dreams, and more to choose from. While they are not really multiplayer titles as such, these games feature a more cinematic experience. Players go through each game with a series of QTEs while exploring, solving puzzles, and primarily making choices. These choices will play a crucial role in the game narrative and will adjust the storyline as you progress.
Couples may have fun progressing through the game, getting to a point where they’ll need to make a choice, and talking out the different options before deciding which to choose. These games are also usually available on a variety of platforms, with the majority of the more popular choices available on the PlayStation 4.
We’d recommend Life is Strange, The Walking Dead from Telltale Games, Detroit: Become Human, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, and Firewatch.
#7 The Jackbox Party Packs
The Jackbox Party Pack series has been around for several years now, and each comes with a bundle of minigames. Most of these are catered to a larger audience and best of all, the ability to enjoy these games spreads across platforms. The games are enjoyed best when no one can see the other players’ screens.
As a result, you can connect something like a smartphone to enjoy the game series with the host player. Playing with a significant other would be a blast, but this game is best enjoyed with a large group of friends. We’d recommend it as a way to keep in touch with family as well.
#6 A Way Out
A Way Out takes some big cues from the cinematic hit The Shawshank Redemption, which mainly follows a man and his attempt to escape a prison. This particular game is a bit unique as it requires two players to enjoy the campaign. A Way Out follows two men that were incarcerated, and in hopes of escaping, the duo work together to sneak around the prison in order to acquire the different tools required to make a successful escape.
As a result, the display is split into two halves to see where each character is in order to help complete tasks. This could be something as simple as distracting a guard while the secondary player is able to head into an off-limits area. With puzzles that require both players to complete unique tasks to complete a single goal, this game can be quite a hectic and thrilling experience.
#5 Gang Beasts
Gang Beasts is a simplistic and addicting game. This title puts players into the role of an adorable humanoid character with the goal of beating up the opposing player. Each stage is filled with hazardous obstacles and you’ll need to jump, punch, pick up, and throw your opponent in the hopes that they get knocked out so you can dispose of them in some heinous way. With some wacky physics, visuals, and sound effects, this is one fighting game that everyone can enjoy.
#4 Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is an indie hit and a very simple game to understand, but as the game progresses, it’s extremely difficult to master. In this game, players are in command of a spaceship where they must explore the galaxy. However, it’s not always that easy, as there are different enemies and hazards you’ll have to face on your trip. Being a big ship, there are several stations located around that make it difficult to quickly move to another area. That’s where having co-op available will come in handy, as multiple players can jump around the ship and maintain attributes such as weapons, shields, and engines.
As you progress you’ll have the ability to make upgrades to give your ship a unique load-out. Furthermore, the levels are randomized so you can always find something new to explore each time you start the game up. However, much like other titles on this list, you can add more than just two players to this game. Developers Asteroid Base has made this title to support up to four players.
#3 Diablo 3
The Diablo franchise has been around for decades and while we all wait for the next mainline installment to release, we can still pick up and enjoy Diablo 3. This action RPG still holds up just as well today, giving the definitive loot-filled hack-and-slash gameplay experience. A traditional Diablo game, players pick a class, head into different levels, fight off a slew of demonic enemies, and gather all kinds of loot. You’ll find all sorts of equipment to further buff your character and working with another player will make for some epic questing and fast leveling.
You’ve heard of Minecraft. A global phenomenon, endless worlds can be created and explored, making for quite a fun and relaxing gameplay experience. The main focus of this game is to explore and thrive in a world filled with friendly critters, NPCs, and monsters. When you start a game, you’ll need to build, harvest, hunt, and maintain your health along with your hunger. Meanwhile, you’ll have the ability to explore and find great spots to start building up a base.
It’s all about progression, getting a system established to keep resources up, improving your base, and obtaining better tools to make the overall experience a bit more seamless. Of course, if you don’t want to go through the game as a survival experience, there is a creative mode option that gives players the ability to freely create without the fear of losing a life, progression, or precious items. This game does offer the ability to allow up to four players in a local co-op. Online, you can work with up to eight players.
#1 It Takes Two
By this point in time, you’ve probably heard of It Takes Two. This game has everything a co-op game should have and more and is the perfect game for couples. Made to be played with two people, the co-op dynamics found in this title will have you working together to solve puzzles and make your way through a chaotic mini-world.
You’ll play as a set of parents who are about to divorce. Their child’s tears over the situation transform you into her toys and you’re sent on a journey to try and turn yourselves back to normal while remembering why you fell in love with each other in the first place. The story is wholesome and the gameplay is addictive, so give it a try!