The 10 best 2 player PS4 games
Love playing PS4 and are just aching to do so with a friend? We can’t say we blame you. The PlayStation 4 is the most popular console this generation with graphics so great and experiences so rich that it’s worth seeking out what the best 2 player PS4 games are exactly. Whether you’re in the mood for cel-shaded loot shooting or have always wanted to run your own comedic kitchen, here are the 10 best games on PS4 that let you go at it as a pair.
10. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
Taking the definitive versions of Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel from the last console generation and bundling them into one neat remastered package, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is astoundingly good value and a blast to shoot through with up to three friends. Both games let you run havoc within the mayhem-filled planet of Pandora, casting you as an intergalactic vault hunter capable of looting hundreds of randomly generated gun combinations.
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection represents one of the best 2 player PS4 games out there because you can play it either side-by-side on the sofa or online via PSN. Both games immerse you within a beautiful cell-shaded world, where every mission you play with friends makes you feel like you’re flicking through the pages of a real-life comic book. The franchise’s villain Handsome Jack will taunt you to no end throughout both story campaigns, giving you all the motivation you need to take him down.
9. LittleBigPlanet 3
Side-scrolling puzzle-platformers simply don’t get more charming than LittleBigPlanet 3. It expanded on the previous two games by adding in another three cute characters in the mix, each of which combine with the abilities of Sackboy to make sitting on the sofa and playing this with friends even more fun. OddSock, Swoop and Toggle all play differently, jumping, swimming, swinging, grabbing across an endless collection of player-created levels.
All previous user-generated stages from LittleBigPlanet and LittleBigPlanet 2 carry over into this one, meaning you’ll never be at a loss for things to do. This is in addition to a carefully crafted single-player mode that includes the voice talents of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, made using the same tools available to players. Whether you want to get in and create together or just play through other’s inventions with friends, LittleBigPlanet 3 is one of the best 2 player PS4 games that can’t be played anywhere else.
8. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition
Developed by Blizzard Entertainment, Diablo III is quite rightly considered by many to be the magnum opus of dungeon-crawling games. You and up to three friends can make a personalised character out of a decent number of classes, taking the fight to the devil himself in glorious top-down fashion. No dungeon crawler is complete without its fair share of loot, and that’s exactly what keeps players coming back for more in Diablo III. Everything you pick up and equip while playing makes your character a stronger, more formidable warrior.
The Ultimate Evil Edition is the only one available on PS4, and this is a good thing considering that it bundles the original Diablo III characters and campaign with the new Reaper of Souls expansion. The result is a feature-complete package that’ll have you and friends busy for potentially hundreds of hours, especially considering the post-campaign adventure mode which ensures the slashing and loot never need come to an end.
7. FIFA 19
While it might seem obvious to those that pick it up every year, the annual FIFA release is a worthwhile grab for any group of friends wanting to relax and play a couple of matches as their favourite football team. FIFA 19 is no exception to this rule, featuring a full licenced line-up of teams ranging all the way from the Premiership to League 2 and even beyond.
The physics in FIFA 19 are some of the best the series has ever seen, and a large part of this is down to the new “Active Touch System”. This is what makes for improved control over the ball, having players press the shoot button for a second time to better determine when it will actually be kicked to make scoring goals all the more satisfying. Features like this, along with the souped-up graphics on PS4, results in FIFA 19 being one of the best competitive 2 player games to get absorbed in.
6. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
It was always inevitable that a LEGO game would end up on this list. While we indeed had many to choose from, few offer as much freedom and fun as the first LEGO Marvel Super Heroes game released in 2013. It makes full use of the split-screen co-op action you’ve come to expect from TT Games’ beloved franchise and includes over 180 playable characters from Marvel comics – most of them untainted by their cinematic versions from the MCU. The X-Men are here, so is the Fantastic Four… along with plenty other of obscure characters.
It won’t take long for players to realise that LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is one of the best 2 player PS4 games, if only for the amount of fun both kids and kids at heart will have. Flying around a LEGO New York City as Iron Man, Spiderman and others on the mission to stop Doctor Doom from destroying the planet is pure, brick-based joy.
They say when it’s too hot you need to get out of the kitchen, and no recent game highlights this more so than Overcooked! It’s a game entirely built around co-op where players have to manage and cook orders in a kitchen, tossing and passing around ingredients at rapid pace in order to get as many as possible out of the door. This so often results in culinary chaos as you might expect. Don’t be too surprised if you find yourself yelling at friends instead of praising them.
Much of the fun found in Overcooked! comes from the ridiculousness of the various locations you find yourself in. There’s everything from floating hot air balloons to the end of all kitchens itself. The entire conceit for your friendship group needing to keep cooking is to appease a giant onion overlord with a hunger that just can’t be satisfied. Overcooked! always guarantees you and a buddy a good time, providing you can keep a cool head.