With the holidays just around the corner, you might be looking for fun games that can be played with your friends and family. We’ve already talked about a few great coop games for the PS5, but what if the couch is more crowded? To deal with that, we’ve found the best 4 player games you can play on your PS5 this holiday season.
Each of these games supports at least 4 player coop, either locally or online, and is fun to play with people of all ages. Let’s not dilly-dally and start looking at the list.
Sonic Team Racing
Release Date: 20-05-19
The first game on this list is Sonic Team Racing, a vibrant and easy-to-learn arcade racer that is perfect for anyone who just wants to race against 3 other players and compete to see who completes the objective first.
You can also play the entire campaign mode in this game in 2,3, or 4-player coop. This game is perfect for the holiday season, and it would have been unfair not to add it to the list. It runs well on the PS5 even when you are playing it in 4-player coop.
Release Date: 02-12-21
Rubber Bandits is a coop heist game where 4 players compete to steal as much stuff as they can in a level. You are allowed to beat the other players and steal their loot as well. There are banks, casinos, and museums to loot.
It gets utterly chaotic with more than 15 different weapons, ranging from rockets to baguettes, poles, and whatever else you can imagine. And the best part about this game is that there is no blood and gore, making it perfect for the whole family.
Release Date: 18-09-17
Tricky Towers is basically Tetris on steroids. And a lot more vibrant as well. This game will have you competing in 4 player coop to see who can build the most stable tower and touch the finishing line first.
And it’s not just about arranging bricks either. You have to cast spells to disrupt the other player’s progress and protect your tower from their spells as well. Your tower also sways due to gravity, making things a lot more challenging and fun.
This is the perfect 4-player PS5 game to play at a party and will have you glued to your seats for hours.
Release Date: 07-11-20
Dirt 5 is another great racing/dirt rally game you can play on the PS5 in 4-player coop. This game offers split-screen racing that can get insanely competitive if you start timing your laps and compete to see who takes a certain turn with the most finesse.
You can choose between this and Sonic Racing to see which suits you and your friends better. If they want a more realistic racing game that takes itself more seriously, Dirt 5 is going to be the best offering in that scenario.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
Release Date: 25-03-22
Moving away from racing games and entering the realm of RPGs, the first game we’ll talk about is Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands. TTW can be played in the 4-player coop, where players control characters that can cast magic and wield firearms with the same finesse.
The game’s quirky and whimsy nature makes it perfect for the holiday season, but this is a lengthy game and will take you about 16-20 hours to finish. Everyone in your party can run different builds and add variety to the way you guys deal with certain enemies and bosses.
The game runs well on the PS5 thanks to its powerful hardware and fast storage. There’s a lot of humor in there as well, so it is safe to say that the game will keep you entertained from start to finish.
Release Date: BL2 = 18-09-12 // BL3 = 13-09-19
If you loved Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, you are going to love Borderlands 2 and 3. The BL games heavily influence TTW and are the pinnacle of First Person RPG games.
Everyone went GAGA when Borderlands 2 came out because of how good and funny the story was. Claptrap is the best sidekick ever. Sure, the game is a decade old at this point, but who cares…. it is an amazing adventure that everyone should experience.
Borderlands 3 does not hit the same highs in the story department as BL2, but regardless, it is a solid sequel and a fantastic game that offers dozens of hours of gameplay in 4-player coop.
Release Date: 29-07-21
The Ascent is a twin-stick sci-fi shooter that can be played in 4-player coop. This is one of the most taxing games on this list and can get very chaotic once the action starts.
Since you are playing with 4 players, enemy spawn rates will also increase, and things might get a bit too cramped and difficult for new players. Just like the previous two entries, this game is an RPG which means all players can fulfill different roles to support the team and make progression a bit easier.
There’s a lot to unpack here, many NPCs to meet; side quests to complete, and secrets to explore in this brutal and gory cyberpunk-themed world. Finishing this game should take you anywhere from 12-20 hours based on your speed and efficiency.
TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge
Release Date: 16-06-22
Genre: Beat em’ Up / Indie / Casual / Adventure
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredders Revenge supports online coop for up to 6 players and local coop for 4 players simultaneously. You and 3 others can play as any of the 4 badass turtles and a lot of other fan-favorite characters from the series and annihilate Shredder’s goons.
Playing this game during the holidays can be perfect since it is not too lengthy and constantly throws action at you. The aesthetic will remind you of the 80’s arcade gaming era but at the same time, it is clean enough to satisfy today’s standards of graphical fidelity.
These were some of the best 4 player games you can play with your friends and family members on the PS5 and have loads of fun. All of these games start out being quite casual but can turn into a competitive tug-of-war very quickly.