The best local multiplayer games on PlayStation Plus Game Catalogue

Playing together on the couch is the historical heart of multiplayer. We’ve made this list so you don’t get caught out scrolling for something to play when you’ve got company. Just be sure to call ‘dibs’ on your favourite controller.     

Dragon Ball FighterZ

A blistering, pugilistic recreation of the iconic manga and anime series, Dragon Ball FighterZ places legendary face-offs and sworn rivals front and centre in a highly stylized, one-on-one fighter.

Luckily, you don’t have to be a combo king to enjoy the unbelievable anime graphics and sheer spectacle of this all-powerful fighting game.

Players: 1-2

Genre: Fighting

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge

Featuring gameplay rooted in timeless classic arcade-style brawling mechanics, Shredder's Revenge lets you play as all four Turtles and their allies, facing off against Shredder and his faithful Foot Clan.

Invoking the Turtles’ legendary 1987 design, this game's beautiful pixel art graphics will give you a full dose of TMNT nostalgia.

Players: 1-4

Genre: Action

Tetris Effect: Connected

This is Tetris as you've never seen it, heard it or felt it before. The creative minds behind Rez Infinite and Lumines apply their talents to one of the world's most popular puzzle games, with spectacular results.

Play solo or indulge in a variety of cross-platform multiplayer modes for both competitive and cooperative play.

Players: 1-4

Genre: Puzzle

Hotshot Racing

Burn rubber back to the classic arcade experiences of the 1990s with this high-speed racer presented in bold polygons and featuring satisfyingly drifty handling. Sky boxes have rarely seemed so blue.

Enjoy circuits set in steamy jungles, coastal towns and frosty mountains, unlocking new bodywork options and paint jobs as you go.

Players: 1-4

Genre: Racing

Overcooked! 2

Take two cups of top-down twin-stick movement, mix in a healthy amount of simple kitchen tasks, and spice it all up with a cascade of orders and shapeshifting levels.

The result is a delicious blend of problem-solving on the fly and last-gasp moments when your time’s nearly up and you just need to send out one more dish.

Regroup, assign simple tasks like chopping and flipping burgers, then sit back and watch as it all goes horribly wrong again. Yes, chef! 

Players: 1-4

Genre: Action/party

Cat Quest II

This 2D open-world action-RPG is set in a fantasy realm of cats and dogs. Two kings must come together against their will to embark on a journey of discovery to reclaim their thrones.

Play as both a cat and dog as you explore their kingdoms solo or with a friend in local co-op, travelling across a world filled with magic and curious monsters.

Players: 1-2

Genre: Action/RPG

WipEout Omega Collection

Rip through the air at breakneck speeds in adrenalin-fuelled races won or lost in the blink of an eye. Razor sharp bends, gut-churning loops and sudden drops test your mettle as you unleash bombs, mines and missiles in a fight for first place.

Race 26 reversible tracks, 46 unique ships and nine game modes from fan-favorites WipEout HD Fury and WipEout 2048 – and even pilot a brand-new exclusive ship.

Players: 1-2

Genre: Racing

Fury Unleashed

Old-school 2D run-and-gun action melded with the rinse-and-repeat loop of fast-paced roguelikes is a combination that works so well that you may wonder why this is the first time you’ve come across it.

Lock ’n’ load with an itchy-trigger-finger friend and you’re guaranteed to have a blast with this indie gem that brings plenty of fresh ideas to a tried-and-tested formula.

Players: 1-2

Genre: Side-scrolling beat 'em up

For The King

Party up and embark on a tabletop-inspired rogue-lite with procedural maps, quests and events that ensures no two adventures are the same.

The turn-based combat can be brutal, so don’t expect success every time you set off on a new adventure in the kingdom of Fahrul. 

Players: 1-3

Genre: Strategy/RPG

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Bust bricks in a DC style in this superhero adventure that takes the Caped Crusader and his allies into outer space. There, Batman and company must combat the evil Brainiac and prevent him from destroying not just Gotham, but the entire Earth.

Team up with a friend to control heroes and villains alike in this colourful and casual puzzle-platformer.

Players: 1-2

Genre: Platformer/puzzle

Avicii Invector

If you and your friends are looking for a sublime rhythm action experience that doesn't require extra peripherals, then this one's for you.

Welcome to the stage Avicii Invector. Made in collaboration with the late superstar DJ, this sonic trip through 25 dance tracks will have you and your mates reaching for the lasers.

Players: 1-4

Genre: Rhythm-action

Worms W.M.D.

Way back in 1995, turn-based warfare waged by anthropomorphic annelids (that’s the fancy name for worms) captured the imagination of a generation – and caused many a rift among friends.

Nowadays the worms may have expanded their arsenal of unconventional weapons, but the sheer joy of lining up an enemy and hitting them for a home run off the side of the map hasn’t changed a bit. 

Players: 1-6

Genre: Strategy/party


Fight, explore and dig in this expansive and action-packed sandbox experience.

Build a home to protect yourself from monsters, or go on the attack using melee, ranged or magical combat styles.

Express your creativity as you descend into caverns filled with fortune and foes, surviving solo or alongside friends.

Players: 1-4

Genre: Adventure/RPG

Sackboy: A Big Adventure

Zip yourself into a new Sackboy adventure as our button-eyed hero faces off against the dastardly Vex, who’s kidnapped Sackboy’s friends and wants to turn the dream-like Craftworld into a nightmare.

Venture forth solo or play with friends in special multiplayer stages as you unravel the mystery of the Knitted Knights and fight back against Vex to save your home.

Players: 1-4

Genre: Platformer/action

Rayman Legends

Shake Rayman awake after a 100-year nap and guide him, and friends Murfy and Globox, through a chaotic world of cutesy hazards and quirky foes.

Rescue hidden Teensies and battle bizarre monsters on your way to defeating five nefarious magicians. Keep the rhythm during exciting musical levels and compete against friends in the frenetic Kung Foot minigame.

Players: 1-4

Genre: Platformer

Untitled Goose Game

Honk your way around an otherwise calm and quiet little village in this hilarious game of curious puzzles and shameless thievery. Rob from residents, set up obstacles to impede them, and generally ruin everyone’s day except your own.

Double the fun by playing with a friend, planning pranks together as a pair of horrible geese.   

Players: 1-2

Genre: Mischief/puzzle/stealth

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Nothing suits couch co-op quite so well as a side-scrolling beat ’em up. And Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game has all the elements that makes thwacking waves of enemies together so enjoyable.

Following the plot of the cult-classic movie, you face each of Romana Flowers’ exes as an end-stage boss, with a suitably over-the-top chiptune soundtrack and an art style that pays tribute to the stories’ comic book roots. 

Players: 1-4

Genre: Side-scrolling beat 'em up

Trials Rising

Explore over-the-top action and physics-bending motorcycle racing in Trials Rising. All-new features, more competitions and more tracks means new challenges.

Ride demanding tracks around the world – from the Great Wall of China and New York City to the Eiffel Tower and everywhere in between. Use the new hilarious Tandem Bike and try to control one bike with two riders, or go head-to-head for glory.

Players: 1-4

Genre: Puzzle/racing

Human: Fall Flat

Become ‘Bob’ in this humorous physics puzzler, where huge wheels, crackling electrical circuits and smoking coal engines must be used to solve each stage’s array of challenges.

Let comical chaos unfold as you try to wrap your featureless human around each level’s environment, and let your imagination run wild: ingenuity will almost always lead to rewards. 

Players: 1-2

Genre: Party/platformer

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition

Experience the intensity of head-to-head battle with Street Fighter V! Choose from 16 iconic characters, each with their own personal story and unique training challenges, then battle against friends online or offline with a robust variety of match options.

Earn Fight Money in Ranked Matches, play for fun in Casual Matches or invite friends into a Battle Lounge and see who comes out on top! 

Players: 1-2

Genre: Fighting