Great couch multiplayer PS4 games to enjoy with friends and family

Get your hands on a massive variety of cooperative or competitive games that don’t need an online connection to play.

Rocket League

ESRB EVERYONE 10+: Mild Lyrics

Competitive, 1-4 players

How quick is a game session? Each match is five minutes of mayhem.

Destruction derby racing meets football in the high-octane, high-flying arenas of Rocket League, where boosting, flipping, and driving vertically up the walls are tools at your disposal to get the ball in the net.

Best played with: Your most reliable teammates and your greatest rivals.

LittleBigPlanet 3

ESRB EVERYONE: Mild Cartoon Violence, Comic Mischief, Tobacco Reference

Co-op, 1-4 players

How quick is a game session? The possibilities are endless.

Sackboy’s biggest adventure to date brings three friends along for the ride as you work together and use their unique abilities to bring creativity back to the Imagisphere. And when you’re done with the mysterious main quest, there’s a whole universe of user-created levels to get stuck into together.

 Best played with: Your most creative friends and family.

Knights and Bikes

ESRB EVERYONE 10+: Crude Humour, Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Alcohol Reference / Users Interact

Co-op, 1-2 players

How quick is a game session? Drop in and out whenever you like.

Play as Nessa & Demelza – the sole members of the Penfurzy Rebel Bicycle Club, along with their trusty pet goose, Captain Honkers - in this charming Goonies-inspired adventure full of friendship, legendary treasures, and ancient curses.

Best played with: A close friend with a quirky sense of humour and a taste for adventure.

The Swords of Ditto: Mormo's Curse

ESRB EVERYONE 10+: Crude Humour, Fantasy Violence, Mild Language

Co-op, 1-2 players

How quick is a game session? From 10-minute bursts to hour-long adventures.

If you die, you start over. This delightful roguelike action-RPG blends colourful visuals with light puzzles and challenging combat. You’ll have five days to explore the island of Ditto and prepare for a battle with the evil sorceress Mormo. Each cycle is randomly generated, so it always feels like a fresh adventure.

Best played with: Someone who’ll have your back in a tough fight.

Everybody’s Golf

ESRB EVERYONE: Mild Suggestive Themes, Mild Language

Competitive, 1-4 players

How quick is a game session? 10-20 minutes depending on course length.

Prepare to pitch and putt your way through this cute and colourful golf simulator with accessible gameplay that anyone can pick up. Customise your golfer and explore free-roaming courses, play a few games with your buddies, or drive around in a golf cart. This game is fun even when you’re not golfing!

Best played with: People who prefer a relaxing game session.

TowerFall Ascension

ESRB EVERYONE 10+: Fantasy Violence

Co-op and competitive, 1-4 players

How quick is a game session? Each match is lightning fast, but you may end up battling for hours.

Jump into hilarious archery matches against your friends in this fast multiplayer combat game, boasting simple gameplay mechanics that are tough to master. Play with a huge selection of power-ups and arrow types as you take on your friends in fierce battles across a range of stages. If you’re more of a team player, switch to the co-op mode and face off against enemies together.

Best played with: Anyone who’s up for some friendly competition.

Tools Up!

ESRB EVERYONE

Co-op and competitive, 1-4 players

How quick is a game session? A few minutes for each level. 

Teamwork is key in this quirky house renovation couch co-op game putting your time-management, interior design skills, and friendships to the test. Race against the clock as you lay down flooring, paint walls, and try not to mess anything up in the process. 

Best played with: Gamers of all ages, thanks to the simple controls.

Crash™ Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

ESRB EVERYONE 10+: Comic Mischief, Cartoon Violence / In-Game Purchases

Co-op and competitive, 2-4 players

How quick is a game session? Around three minutes per race.

Jump into the driving seat as the most famous bandicoot in the world, in a vibrant remake of the wacky PlayStation classic. Staying true to its roots, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled delivers a high-speed, four-player split screen option in its single races, cups, time trials, and battle modes.

Best played with: Friends who love their kart racing fast, fun and colourful.

Borderlands 3

ESRB MATURE 17+: Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Blood and Gore, Intense Violence / In-Game Purchases, Users Interact

Co-op, 2 players

How quick is a game session? Stay sharp and you could be battling for over an hour. 

Gearbox Software’s raucous sci-fi looter shooter lets you team up with a friend for split screen destruction across a variety of new planets. Not only that, but Borderlands 3 also introduces several options that make working with a pal more harmonious, including item and weapon drops unique to each player. 

Best played with: Those who like their shooters with a dash of tongue-in-cheek madness. 

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

ESRB MATURE 17+: Sexual Themes, Blood and Gore, Language, Use of Alcohol, Intense Violence

Co-op, 1-4 players

How quick is a game session? Pandora is big enough to lose yourselves in for hours

If the madness of one Borderlands adventure isn’t enough, this collection crams both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel into one explosive package, featuring more weapons than you can shake a boomstick at, hilarious storylines, and gritty open worlds to explore.

Best played with: The friend you're always getting into scrapes with.

Mortal Kombat 11

ESRB MATURE 17+: Strong Language, Blood and Gore, Intense Violence / In-Game Purchases, Users Interact

Competitive, 2 players

How quick is a game session? A three-round fight can be played in under five minutes.

There are few beat ‘em ups in gaming history that can hang with the iconic NeatherRealm Studios series, delivering some of the most brutal competitive fighting available on PlayStation.

Best played with: Old school action movie fans who need to unwind after a frustrating day at work.

Knack™

ESRB EVERYONE 10+: Fantasy Violence

Co-op, 2 player

How quick is a game session? 10 minutes.

Buddy up with a friend and take down a dastardly goblin army as the unlikely shape-shifting super weapon: Knack.

Best played with: The younger gamer eager to be introduced to the platforming genre.

Knack 2

ESRB EVERYONE 10+: Fantasy Violence

Co-op, 2 player

How quick is a game session? 10 minutes.

The action continues as Knack returns to clobber a new mechanised foe - and with player two joining for drop-in-drop-out co-op fun, you'll form an unstoppable wrecking crew.

Best played with: Young players with a taste for action.

WipEout Omega Collection

ESRB EVERYONE 10+: Fantasy Violence

Competitive, 2 players

How quick is a game session? Five minutes or so for a race.

Roar around futuristic racetracks in rocket-like ships, using skill and well-aimed weaponry to beat your opponents to the finishing line.

Best played with: The sci-fi fan who is impatiently waiting to experience the future.

Gran Turismo Sport

ESRB EVERYONE: Use of Alcohol and Tobacco

Competitive, 2 player

How quick is a game session? A quick whizz around the track will take you five minutes.

Go head-to-head in the ultimate motorsport duel, as you and a friend get behind some of the world's most powerful sports cars in a race to the finish line.

Best played with: That petrolhead with hundreds of car magazines in their garage.

Windjammers

ESRB EVERYONE

Competitive, 2 player

How quick is a game session? You'll win (or lose) one multi-round match in under 10 minutes.

Imagine the purity of two-player arcade classic Pong, the intense strategy of ultimate frisbee, and an explosion of colourful 80s lycra. That's Windjammers: a unique spin on arcade sports games. 

Best played with: The fitness fanatic friend who needs inspiration for their gym-wear.

EA Sports FIFA 20

ESRB EVERYONE: In-Game Purchases, Users Interact

Co-op and competitive, 1-4 players

How quick is a game session? Around five minutes.

Gather your friends for the latest season of EA Sports’ world-renowned series, this time with the option to tackle each other on the streets via VOLTA Football. From playgrounds to rooftops, fast and furious 2v2 matches are even more fun when you can perform trick shots off walls to embarrass your mates. 

Best played with: Anyone obsessed with the sport, especially your fantasy football rivals…

Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition

ESRB MATURE 17+: Sexual Themes, Violence, Blood and Gore, Language / Users Interact

Cooperative, 1-4 players

How quick is a game session? About an hour or two.

Team up with a friend and explore a living, breathing RPG world filled with dangerous creatures, dastardly enemies and chests of glorious loot.

Best played with: A close friend or partner with a hint of magic about them... 

Frantics

ESRB EVERYONE: Mild Cartoon Violence

Competitive, 1-4 players

How quick is a game session? Each mini-game will only take a few minutes but you’ll want to set aside around 20 minutes for a full session.

Challenge your friends to a series of whacky mini-games, using your smart device. Secret messages from the sneaky Fox can help sabotage your foes, but beware – you’re not the only one he’s helping…

Compatible mobile device and Companion App required. For more information, visit http://www.playstation.com/playlinkcompatibility

Best played with: The family prankster.

Chimparty

ESRB EVERYONE: Comic Mischief, Mild Fantasy Violence

Competitive, 1-4 players

How quick is a game session? A quick game will take up to five minutes, but some sessions can go on for longer.

Time for some fun in the jungle with this boisterous PlayLink party game. Grab a smart device and monkey about with friends and family across 18 wild mini-games.

Compatible mobile device and Companion App required. For more information, visit http://www.playstation.com/playlinkcompatibility

Best played with: Anyone no matter their age, but its one-button gameplay will definitely suit younger players.

Knowledge is Power: Decades

ESRB TEEN: Fantasy Violence, Drug Reference, Language, Suggestive Themes

Competitive, 2-6 players

How quick is a game session? A full session lasts 15-20 minutes, but a quick game can be finished in five minutes.

Grab your smart device and test your pop culture knowledge against your peers. Win by using your wits, or laugh maniacally in your friends’ faces as you use Power Plays to lock their screens or zip up their answers.

Compatible mobile device and Companion App required. For more information, visit http://www.playstation.com/playlinkcompatibility

Best played with: That one friend who thinks they know everything…

That's You!

ESRB TEEN: Mild Blood, Drug Reference, Partial Nudity, Language, Suggestive Themes

Competitive, 2-6 players

How quick is a game session? Around 30 minutes. 

How well do you really know your friends and family? Grab your smart device and find out, via one of the PlayLink range’s most popular titles – a hilariously cheeky quiz that asks questions such as who’s most likely to order a take away and pretend they cooked it? 

Best played with? Anyone who doesn’t take themselves too seriously. Don’t forget, you can adjust the question types, or even add your own if you want to keep it family friendly. 

Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session!

ESRB EVERYONE 10+: Crude Humour, Mild Violence / In-Game Purchases

Competitive, 1-2 players

How quick is a game session? Songs last between two and four minutes, play as many or as few as you like!

The ultimate battle of the beats; grab your 'don' and keep time with some of Japan's most memorable music from games, anime, pop culture, and more.

Best played with: That one friend or family member who's always drumming on the table.

Overcooked! 2

ESRB EVERYONE: Users Interact

Co-op and competitive, 2-4 players

How quick is a game session? Five minutes.

Work with (or against) your friends as you try to cook in a chaotic kitchen that constantly moves around you. Fight off the Unbread, save the Onion Kingdom... and likely shout at your loved ones while doing it.

Best played with: Anyone who doesn’t mind a messy kitchen.

UNO®

ESRB EVERYONE

Competitive, 2-4 players

How quick is a game session? 10 minutes.

The classic card game is a perfect fit for the PlayLink series. No controllers required, just download the app on your smartphone and kick off a few rounds. Just the thing for family gatherings.

Compatible mobile device and Companion App required. For more information, visit http://www.playstation.com/playlinkcompatibility

Best played with: Who doesn't like Uno? This one's for everyone - no matter what their gaming credentials are.

LEGO® DC Super-Villains

ESRB EVERYONE 10+: Cartoon Violence

Co-op, 2 players

How quick is a game session? Drop in and out of the adventure whenever you like.

Everyone knows that the bad guys have the most fun, so what could be better than wreaking havoc with a baddie buddy – either as your own created evildoer, or from a roster of rogues including The Joker, Gorilla Grodd, and many more.

Best played with: Mischief makers of all ages.

The Playroom VR

ESRB EVERYONE: Comic Mischief

Co-op and competitive, 2-5 players

How quick is a game session? Most of the mini-games will last a few minutes each. 

A PS VR game that’s sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face, this virtual reality toybox is packed with six playful mini-games. Only one headset is required, so grab a bunch of Dualshock 4 wireless controllers and prepare for a party. 

Best played with: Fans of the incredible Astro Bot Rescue Mission looking to continue their fun.  

Please review and follow all safety guidelines for use of PlayStation®VR. PlayStation®VR is not for use by children under age 12. PlayStation®4 system, PlayStation®VR and PlayStation®Camera are required to experience VR functionality.

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

ESRB EVERYONE 10+: Mild Violence

Co-op, the number of players is only limited by how many people can see the manual 

How quick is a game session? Each bomb timer is set to five minutes.

This ingenious ''asymmetrical' PS VR multiplayer game has one player using the headset to tackle a ticking bomb, while the others desperately use the supplied manual to search for clues on how to defuse it. Tense, original, and a perfect night in with friends.

Please review and follow all safety guidelines for use of PlayStation®VR. PlayStation®VR is not for use by children under age 12. PlayStation®4 system, PlayStation®VR and PlayStation®Camera are required to experience VR functionality.

Best played with: Only those with a steady hand and calm disposition need apply...

Spelunky

ESRB TEEN: Fantasy Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes, Blood

Co-op and competitive, 2-4 players

How quick is a game session? Sub-two minute speedruns have been known... 

Grab ropes, bombs, eggplants, and whatever else you need to make a perfect run through the caverns of Spelunky with a fellow adventurer. You’ll definitely need nerves of steel and sharp reflexes though, as this addictive platformer is not for the faint-hearted.

Best played with: Someone who doesn't mind sharing their stash of bombs (and isn't going to anger the shopkeeper). 

Soulcalibur VI

ESRB TEEN: Violence, Blood, Partial Nudity, Mild Language / In-Game Purchases, Users Interact

Competitive, 2 player

How quick is a game session? One three-round match can be played in under five minutes.

This one-on-one beat 'em up has a roster packed with weapon-wielding fighters. Its easy-to-pull-off combos and super moves, make for satisfyingly flashy fights, even for first-timers.

Best played with: The weapons historian in your group, whose head will probably explode trying to place all the different types of blades used in the game.

Guacamelee! 2

ESRB EVERYONE 10+: Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Alcohol Reference

Cooperative, 1-4 players

How quick is a game session? It's a big game to explore but players can drop-in and drop-out as desired.

The sequel to 2013's brilliant luchador-themed combat platformer lets you bring a chum along for the ride. Unlock abilities, grapple all manner of monsters and restore order to your homeland.

Best played with: Nimble-thumbed platformer enthusiasts and/or taco-loving pro wrestlers.

Street Fighter® V

ESRB TEEN: Violence, Mild Blood, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes

Competitive, 2 player

How quick is a game session? Under five minutes.

Capcom's illustrious fighting franchise is at the top of its game with the feature and character-filled Arcade version. There's a fighter and style to fit everyone's taste, while the game's colourful visuals will entertain curious onlookers. 

Best played with: The martial arts master who needs to sharpen their Shoryuken.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

ESRB MATURE 17: Strong Language, Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence / In-Game Purchases, Users Interact

Co-op and competitive, 2-4 players (vs up to 100)

How quick is a game session? Land in the wrong place and it's all over in seconds. Fight well, and you could be in the arena for around 30 minutes.

The Black Ops series has joined the Battle Royale fray with an all-new Blackout mode, and choosing to play as a duo means working together to scavenge for weapons, pilot choppers, and fight through a vast map to be the last pair standing.

Best played with: The trigger-happy tactician who's always got your back.

Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle

ESRB TEEN: Violence, Blood and Gore, Partial Nudity, Mild Language, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco / Users Interact

Co-op, 2-4 players

How quick is a game session? One level of any game will take around five minutes to complete, but with unlimited continues, free up 30 minutes to see a full game through.

Capcom packs seven classic side-scrolling beat 'em ups into one collection. Battle against enemy hordes across fantasy lands, futuristic sci-fi landscapes, and more with an eclectic cast of super-powered combatants.

Best played with: The older sibling who's nostalgic for the arcade halls of childhood.