What are the best local multiplayer games on PS4? The truth is, there are so many great options for some couch multiplayer goodness on PS4. While many titles offer great online experiences, nothing quite beats local multiplayer together with friends and family in the same room. Finding the right game can quickly turn four best mates into mortal enemies, or transform the group into a hysterical mess of laughter, screams, and joy.

Luckily, the PS4 has a plethora of such titles to play. From stone-cold classics like Rayman Legends and Shovel Knight to utterly unique hidden gems such as Cuphead, there's a wide range of titles to play with others that'll get everyone leaping out of their seats with excitement.

As with all these lists, though, it's not up to us. All the games featured here are chosen and put in order by you lot. Your user ratings directly impact this page, making it an evolving reflection of your favourites. All you need to do is use the search bar below to find some PS4 local multiplayer games, then click the star and rate them accordingly.

Note: Games need a minimum of 25 user ratings before they'll appear in this guide. If something's missing from the list, it probably just needs a few more votes in order to show up.

Best PS4 Games

So, then, below is a list of the best local multiplayer games on PS4, ranked and rated by the Push Square community.

25. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (PS4)

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (PS4)
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (PS4)
Publisher: 2K Games / Developer: Gearbox Software
Release Date: 24th Mar 2015 (USA) / 27th Mar 2015 (UK/EU)
Available On: PS+ Premium

If you're after some co-op FPS action, the Borderlands games offer some top notch shooting and looting. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is a great deal, giving you access to Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, along with all the accompanying DLC. With a ludicrous number of possible weapons, some great sci-fi environments to explore, and some daft storytelling to pull you along, this series is a highly entertaining way to get your co-op FPS kicks.

24. Overcooked (PS4)

Overcooked (PS4)
Overcooked (PS4)
Publisher: Team17 / Developer: Ghost Town Games
Release Date: 2nd Aug 2016 (USA) / 2nd Aug 2016 (UK/EU)

Despite later versions improving upon the formula, the original Overcooked is still a wonderful multiplayer game. It kicked off a trend of simple, accessible co-op games, and it's not hard to understand why. This cooking game may look friendly and straightforward, but if you and your friends aren't careful, chaos can quickly take over the kitchen. Communication is key in this fantastic co-op game, and if you want a bit of spice, there are some competitive multiplayer levels too.

23. A Way Out (PS4)

A Way Out (PS4)
A Way Out (PS4)
Publisher: Electronic Arts / Developer: Hazelight
Release Date: 23rd Mar 2018 (USA) / 23rd Mar 2018 (UK/EU)

A Way Out can only be played in two-player co-op, and because it's designed around that restraint, it's an excellent multiplayer adventure. Playing as a pair of convicts, the game takes you and a buddy on a wild ride as they escape from prison and look to get revenge for those that did them dirty. With an interesting story and lots of co-op focused gameplay, this is a great game to play with a pal.

22. Tekken 7 (PS4)

Tekken 7 (PS4)
Tekken 7 (PS4)
Publisher: Bandai Namco / Developer: Namco
Release Date: 2nd Jun 2017 (USA) / 2nd Jun 2017 (UK/EU)

Though showing its age a little these days, Tekken 7 remains a great fighting game. Its super-crunchy combat is arguably better than ever here, with its overhauled rage system giving even novice players a fighting chance. There's an OTT story to follow and a solid suite of modes to enjoy, including local and online multiplayer of course. An all-round excellent fighter.

21. Overcooked 2 (PS4)

Overcooked 2 (PS4)
Overcooked 2 (PS4)
Publisher: Team 17 / Developer: Ghost Town Games
Release Date: 7th Aug 2018 (USA) / 7th Aug 2018 (UK/EU)
Available On: PS+ Extra

The first game laid down rock solid foundations, and Overcooked 2 builds upon them to offer one of the best multiplayer experiences on PS4. It introduces the ability to throw and catch items, online play, and of course, plenty more chaotic levels to enjoy. The whole thing is a recipe for madness as you and your friends aim to coordinate in tightly designed kitchens to get out the right orders. A highly entertaining co-op game for all ages.