Sometimes the best gaming experiences are had when shared with your friends and family. Luckily, there are many PS5 games out there that let you play together with your friends in true couch coop fashion. You can also take a look at our list of the best 4 player PS5 games if you only
We’ve kept the genre selection as flexible as possible to accommodate games for every kind of player out there. Oh, and these are in no particular order. They are all great games. So, let’s get into it!
Baldur’s Gate 3
Genre: Dungeons and Dragons / Turn-Based / Action / Adventure
Winner of 2023’s Game of the Year award, Baldur’s Gate 3 is a gargantuan adventure that supports couch coop from start to finish. Both players are allowed to do whatever they want and head in any direction of their liking.
You are looking at 100’s of hours of gameplay where every interaction is going to be unique based on how you or your coop buddy have been behaving in the world. You can both recruit your own party members and build your own legend.
Such is Larian’s style of making DND-style games. The attention to detail here is unmatched by any other in the industry. This game truly deserved the GOTY award this year.
TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge
Genre: Beat em’ Up / Indie / Casual / Adventure
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a throwback to the 80’s arcade gaming era. This game supports online coop for up to 6 players and local coop for 4 players simultaneously. You 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.
This side-scrolling brawler offers around 3-5 hours of gameplay, which might be a bit underwhelming for a lot of players, but if you can snag this game on a sale or get a used copy, it is totally worth it.
It Takes Two
Genre: Puzzle / Platform / Action
It Takes Two is a fantastic couch coop game where a husband and wife are navigating a troubled marriage and have been turned into dolls due to certain events that we won’t spoil. You can only play this game in coop mode, and all of its levels, boss fights, and puzzles are built around that idea.
You’ll constantly be required to cooperate with your coop buddy and solve puzzles that require precision, timing, or using abilities that get assigned to you based on the mission you are on. The story here is also very engaging.
You’ll be navigating through toy lands, backyards, attics, and other extremely interesting places where both characters will be given unique abilities to tackle the puzzles in that area. It Takes Two is a must-play for all couch coop gamers.
Genre: Puzzle / Indie / Casual / Strategy / Adventure
Escape Academy is an online/local coop game based on the idea of Escape Rooms, where participants are trapped inside a room and must use any means or hints provided inside that room to escape successfully.
You can play this fantastic puzzle game in a split-screen coop with a friend and work together to escape any room in the academy. You’ll have to examine the rooms thoroughly and look for any clues or patterns that might reveal how to solve that particular handcrafted puzzle. :exciting:
Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy
Genre: Platform / Puzzle / Adventure
The fifth and most ambitious installment in the Trine series, Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy, has you playing as the three adventures (Zoya The Thief, Amadeus The Wizard, and Pontius The Knight) once again in a richly detailed 2.5D world.
This game can be played solo or in a 3 or 4-player coop, where the puzzles and world layout change based on your party setup and how many players are playing. You can also make a party consisting of all thieves, wizards, or knights; the game adapts perfectly.
This is another must-play for all you couch coop lovers out there. The puzzles tend to get a lot more creative and complex as the game progresses to the latter parts.
Genre: Action / RPG / Dungeon-Crawler
There had to be a grindy game on this list, and we couldn’t find any better offering than Diablo 4 at the moment. This game supports split-screen coop where two players can play in a split-screen coop setup.
The best part about this split-screen setup is that you don’t have to pause your activities every time your friend pauses their game to check their inventory or cosmetics. Enemies also scale based on both player’s levels and present a very decent & balanced difficulty curve.
Playing a game like Diablo 4 in Coop means that you will get to experience many different playstyles and build varieties at the same time. It is truly amazing how well everything works in tandem and how there are rarely any connectivity or other issues.
Moving Out 2
Genre: Simulator / Action / Indie / Party
Moving Out 2 is made by the same devs who gave you Overcooked 2. In this physics-based moving simulator, you can play alone or with up to 4 players in local/online coop. This is one of the most chaotic yet fun couch coop games you can play on the PS5.
Form a team of movers who are experts at handling, hurling, and juggling furniture from one house to another. You’ll have to coordinate a lot as certain furniture items will require you to tilt or move around doorways and navigate tight spaces.
You’ll also be responsible for closing doors to ensure that there are no pets, etc., escaping the building during the furniture shifting. The later levels get quite chaotic and require a lot of patience and teamwork to complete.
Sackboy: A Big Adventure
Genre: Adventure / Platformer
Sackboy: A Big Adventure is another game like It Takes Two that encourages couch coop and offers puzzles, and missions where cooperation between both players is required to solve certain problems.
The game has an excellent soundtrack and a very vibrant aesthetic that serves as the perfect setting for a coop adventure, perfect for all ages. Join Sackboy as he ventures across Craftworld to rescue his friends whom Vex has captured.
This was our list of the eight best couch coop games you can currently play on the PS5. Since the PS5’s games are not region-locked, you can buy these games physically for a lot cheaper than they are on the digital store and enjoy them.
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