Whatoplay presents 25 of the best 2-player games on the PlayStation 4. All arranged by playscores. To check out our full list, visit our page on all the best PS4 Coop Games.
We start off our list with a game we’re all too familiar with. If you want to ruin someone’s day as an annoying goose, what better way to do it than with a partner? Grab an extra controller and enjoy messing around the game world in local co-op. Unfortunately, there’s no split-screen so you’ll have to share one screen together. The price to pay for chaos, I guess. A playscore of 8.34.
24. Legend of Mana
Square Enix’s beloved JRPG fares better when played alone, like all great JRPG experiences. However, when everything starts getting frustrating or grindy, calling a friend is a nice option to have. Hand your friend another controller and have them join you in the journey to find that mystical Mana Tree. A playscore of 8.34.
Trine’s side-scrolling adventure welcomes more than just one player. Work together with a friend in its local and online co-op multiplayer. You can play with up to two players and solve a variety of challenging puzzles together. A playscore of 8.36.
Friendship and teamwork are necessary for every Shonen anime, and this critically-acclaimed video game adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s masterpiece knows what’s up. Pirate Warriors 3 lets you team up with a friend in almost all missions. Select from a wide variety of iconic One Piece characters and duke it out in epic high-seas action. A playscore of 8.36.
Local or online, grab a friend and take the role of SWAT agents in charge of… kicking doors down. Together with your cop buddy, strategize your way around its tricky side-scrolling levels. Bust up bad guys and show them the true meaning of justice. A playscore of 8.36.
If you’re into Koei Tecmo’s Dynasty Warriors series, then you’ll enjoy this samurai spinoff with its fluid hack and slash action. A reboot of the classic series, you can partner with a friend in local and online co-op and go all out slicing and dicing enemies in Sengoku Era Japan. A playscore of 8.37.
A classic from the bygone days of the last-gen consoles, this kid-friendly 3D platformer uses Amiibo-- I mean, Skylander figurines to completely amp up your experience. In Trap Team, you can hand out that extra controller to your friend and go on epic fantasy adventures together. A playscore of 8.38.
Whether you want to go on your journey on foot or on a bike, this is a journey you shouldn’t do alone. Play as Nessa and Demelza and save this island from ruin. Limited to only 2 players, go online or local and partake in dungeon-crawling quests with your growing party. A playscore of 8.39.
17. LEGO Dimensions
It’s not a LEGO game when you’re not playing with someone. Explore the multiverse of multimillion-dollar franchises with a friend in its drop-in/drop-out 2-player co-op. Like all LEGO titles, build LEGO blocks out of nowhere and solve a variety of puzzles. A playscore of 8.46.
A strong co-op title brandishing that signature ‘Roguelike’ flair. Children Of Morta demands you to play the game again and again to learn more about its story and characters. The Bergsons are a family, but it doesn’t hurt to take help from a friend. With just an extra controller, you can navigate around its challenging dungeons with ease. A playscore of 8.52.
An emotional rollercoaster that deals with grief and time. As we all know, misery loves company. It opens up an opportunity for local cooperative play, so you and your extra hand can share tissues and cry together. In this journey, one player controls the protagonist, and the other controls the flow of time. Work hand in hand! A playscore of 8.56.
Rhythm games and the creativity of indie developers make a great combination. NecroDancer’s rhythmic dungeon-crawling adventures are a daunting task to do alone. If you have an extra controller, you can call a buddy and work together as you move and groove to the neverending music in couch co-op goodness. A playscore of 8.57.
13. Cat Quest II
This open-world action RPG leans towards the adorable. Play cats and dogs in this 2 player co-op and explore their magical open-world kingdom. Dive into dungeons and take down monsters for loot in a catventure like never before. It receives a playscore of 8.58.
12. Nuclear Throne
Vlambeer's top-down shooter is a prime example of ‘life finds a way’ packed in a hilariously grotesque experience. In a world where humanity no longer exists, mutated limbs and radioactive waste are an everyday sight. Two players can work together to survive the post-apocalyptic wasteland and become the kings of their domain. A playscore of 8.63.
One of 2017’s most visually impressive titles. Studio MDHR’s run-and-gun platformer takes from cartoons of the 1930s and uses them to set the mood for its fast-paced, bullet hell action. Cuphead’s buddy, Mugman, will join you in your adventure as you smack your way into gorgeously animated bosses. A playscore of 8.63.
Before Returnal, Housemarque’s projects were centered on fast-paced shoot-em-ups. Resogun entered the PS4 as an exclusive, earning themselves the right to enter Sony’s hall of fame. In this sci-fi trip, two players team up to complete levels and compare high scores. A playscore of 8.69.
The purple-soaked dimension of Devolver Digital’s action-adventure is oozing with atmosphere. Co-op in this game is different from the rest of the titles here. Your partner takes the role of a ghost, a clone of the main character, and both of you can navigate the same world together. You can revive them if they die, fight other monsters and so much more. A playscore of 8.69.
A retro revival to SEGA’s critically acclaimed Sonic entry. The multiplayer aspect drags up to four players in competition mode. But its co-op is another story. Like the vanilla Sonic Mania, you can invite a friend over to a local 2-player co-op where they play as Tails and you as Sonic. Together you take down Dr. Eggman and blaze across levels. A playscore of 8.70.
Excluding the Afterbirth DLC where you can play with up to three players, the Vanilla version of Rebirth can only let you play with one player in local co-op. The premise remains the same, you explore this demented dungeon and use tears as bullets. Also, you share the same health bar and items. So good luck! A playscore of 8.72.
Devolver Digital’s sanctuary of easter eggs, pop-culture references and crap-ton of firepower. The Gungeon’s shenanigans are best experienced with a partner in local co-op. Together, survive the relentless hordes of the Gundead and find the gun that can kill the past. It receives a playscore of 8.72.
This side-scrolling retro shooter takes us back to the good ol’ days of 80s gaming. Huntdown takes pride in its inspirations from retro classics like Contra and Metal Slug, adding its own unique and modern twist. Of course, games like these are even better with an extra hand. So take a friend along for the ride and enjoy blasting! A playscore of 8.76.
This 2D adventure from Ska Studios can scratch your souls-like itch. Its local co-op allows players to drop in and act as a sellsword that can aid the main player’s journey. While it’s far from FromSoftware’s acclaimed series, Salt & Sanctuary stands on its own ground with its distinct art style and fluid combat. A playscore of 8.79.
3. Nex Machina
Another project from Housemarque and as usual, it’s a twin-stick shooter reminiscent of the days of classic arcade gaming. What sets it apart from its inspirations is its vibrant colors and modern visuals. Inviting a friend over for local 2-player co-op enables you to fight side by side. A playscore of 8.95.
2. It Takes Two
It’s in the name. Of all the titles on this list, this EA Original is impossible to play alone. So invite your significant other, best friend, or whoever is closest to you right now. Enjoy a wild ride of varied gameplay moments that are best experienced blind. A playscore of 9.05.
The ultimate co-op experience for hardcore RPG fans. This is Larian Studios’ strongest work to date. If you want to invite more than just one friend, you’re free to do so. The world of Original Sin 2 is brimming with lore and stuff to do. You can spend hours and hours exploring and dungeon crawling with your friends in local and online co-op. A playscore of 9.08.