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. Wolfenstein Youngblood
A semi sequel to the Nazi-slaying stories we got to experience in Wolfenstein: The New Order and Wolfenstein II: The New Order, Wolfenstein: Youngblood is the first entry in MachineGames’ beloved series to dedicate itself entirely to co-op. It’s one of the best 2 player games on PS4 because you and a friend are able to gear up and roll out as BJ Blazkowicz’s daughters, Jess and Sophie, who descend into an alternate history version of 1980s Paris in search of their missing father. The result is a balls-to-the-wall first-person shooter that is the perfect excuse to blast through Nazis.
Every gun you pick up can be equipped with bigger, better attachments – all of which help to make you and your teammate a much more effective killing-machine duo. Open-ended levels, meanwhile, allow you to approach missions however you see fit, whether you want to sneak up on enemies stealthily or go all guns blazing. One of the best ways Wolfenstein: Youngblood manages to scratch that 2 Player PS4 itch is in that only one person need purchase it, that person can then invite anyone on their friends list that has downloaded the demo to enjoy the full experience.
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 Eternal Collection
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 Eternal Collection 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. Overcooked 2
They say when it’s too hot you need to get out of the kitchen, and no game franchise highlights this fact more so than Overcooked! This sequel to the culinary classic is 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 isn’t as easy as it sounds, so don’t be too surprised if you find yourself yelling at friends instead of praising them.
Much of the fun found in Overcooked 2 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 serve an onion king looking to prevent the end of the world. Overcooked 2 always guarantees you and a buddy a good time, providing you can keep a cool head.
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.
5. Monster Hunter World
The Monster Hunter series had previously only been able to be enjoyed by a cult following before the release of World, largely because a lot of entries were stranded on underpowered handheld consoles. Monster Hunter World, however, marked a significant step up for anyone who likes slaying giant beasties, boasting incredible graphics, fun gameplay and myriad monsters to hunt down. Almost every mission is playable with up to four players, making Monster Hunter World one of the best 2 Player PS4 games.
Prior entries struggled with how mechanics-heavy getting to grips with the Monster Hunter combat could be, but World streamlines the entire experience to make stabbing giant creatures more accessible than ever. It’s an experience that can only be improved by fighting alongside a friend, with most late game monsters requiring explicit strategy and in-depth strategy. No wodner Monster Hunter World has since become one of Capcom’s best-selling games ever.