What are best ps4 local multiplayer games? Which couch multiplayer games should you play on PS4? While many titles offer great online experiences, nothing beats local multiplayer with friends and family in the same room. Finding the right game can quickly turn four best friends into mortal enemies, or turn the group into a hysterical mess of laughter, screams and joy. Thankfully, the PS4 has seen a bountiful resurgence of these titles. From icy classics to absolutely unique hidden gems, here's a list of titles to play with others that will have everyone jumping out of their seats with excitement.
In this guide, we're looking at competitive and cooperative offline multiplayer experiences, but if you're specifically looking for the Best PS4 Co-op Games, you can find this list via the link. Also pay attention to our Best PS4 Family Games guide if you are looking for something to play specifically with your siblings and parents. For a more general guide to Best PS4 Games, check it out via the link.
Best PS4 local multiplayer games
Below is a comprehensive list of the best local multiplayer games on PS4. These are our favorites and have sparked a lot of heated discussion over at PS4 Towers.
25. Moving (PS4)
A local cooperative game about changing furniture? It might not sound like a whole lot of fun, but Moving Out offers engaging and easy-going gameplay. You can play alone, but playing with up to three other people really enhances the experience. Between you and your friends, you must clear each building as fast as you can, with each stage slowly introducing new dangers and obstacles. It's also very accessible, with easy controls, family-friendly visuals and humor.
24. Nidhogg 2 (PS4)
The first game laid an incredibly solid foundation of frenetic fencing mixed with tug of war, but Nidhogg 2 adds a sprinkle of extras that make it even more entertaining. With a striking new art style, many new weapon types, and a much larger list of levels to battle, the sequel has plenty to keep you busy. Compete in head-to-head duels or use tournament mode to see who among your friends really deserves to be eaten by a giant sky snake. Be sure to give it a try for unique and compelling multiplayer.
23. Stickbold! A Dodgeball Adventure (PS4)
This crazy and chaotic dodgeball game came out of nowhere in 2016, delivering fast-paced, smile-inducing spin on the sport. Up to four players can compete in teams or free-for-all as they aim to smack each other in a selection of unusual arenas. The controls are very simple but there's just enough nuance to keep things competitive, and the whimsical presentation will make people laugh.
22. Laser League (PS4)
Laser League might not be the most populated online game, but there's no denying that it's a brilliant multiplayer title. Local four-player matches let you compete in two teams of two, and the game quickly gets everyone frenetic with its fast pace, neon aesthetic, and simple controls. It is a unique title that deserves your attention during multiplayer gaming sessions.
21. Ultimate Chicken Horse (PS4)
With a name like Ultimate Chicken Horse, how can you go wrong? This is a 2D platformer with an ingenious twist – you build the level as you play it. Setting traps and obstacles can slow down your opponents, but you'll also need to navigate them if you want to win. There's a great sense of strategy in this title that perfectly balances careful planning and royal fucking.