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

Destroy All Humans! 2 - Reprobed

Invade the swinging 1960s in the space boots of gaming’s most iconic little grey man, Crypto. Abduct humans at will to harvest their DNA, and attack cities from the comfort of your flying saucer.

Show the odious Earthlings what you’re made of – and invite a friend along in the game’s two-player split-screen mode.

Players: 1-2

Genre: Action

Moving Out 2

Get your friends together to enrol as Furniture Arrangement & Relocation Technicians – aka F.A.R.T.s – in this chaotic co-op game where you’ll be moving a lot more than the kitchen sink.

Dive into inter-dimensional portals to take your business to new worlds and enjoy a range of accessibility options to help everyone join the slapstick fun.

Players: 1-4

Genre: Action/strategy/party

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

Darksiders Genesis

Saddle up as War and Strife, two of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, (Death and Fury really wanted to join, but had other engagements) for some delightful dungeon-crawling.

Hack and slash your way through hordes of angels and demons, tweak your build to complement your playstyle, and deal out some righteous judgment in some tough boss encounters.  

Players: 1-2

Genre: Action/RPG

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Explore a realm of fantastical creatures and tricky puzzles as you follow two brothers on a quest to save their father’s life.

Command both brothers on one pad, using a unique twin-stick control scheme, or share the load with a second player joining in.

This multi-award-winning game also features director’s commentary and further extras.

Players: 1-2

Genre: Puzzle/adventure

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

Tetris Effect: Connected

An extraordinary reimagining of an all-time classic. The core block-stacking gameplay remains largely unchanged (it was perfect after all), but the way the visuals and sound design respond to your movements is likely to put you into a zen-like state.

Multiplayer modes include three takes on the 1 vs 1 score attack format and a co-op mode where up to three players combine their Tetris Matrices to fight against A.I. bosses. 

Players: 1-3

Genre: Puzzle/party

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

Kingdom: Two Crowns

Heavy is the head that wears the crown… so why not have a friend to share the burden? Reign over the beautiful pixel art world of Kingdom Two Crowns together as you inspire your subjects to build, fight and thrive on your behalf.

There are scores of mysteries to uncover, new lands to conquer and an exceptional soundtrack that’s fit for a king and queen!   

Players: 1-2

Genre: Strategy/simulation