Looking for co-op games on PS5 to play with friends and family? This list is for you.
As we gradually shift into gaming on Sony’s new PS5 console and retire the PS4, the next-gen games and their features on the new hardware are just too good to pass on.
2022 is just around the corner and we have compiled a list of our favorite PS5 co-op games, both old and new. Without further ado, the following are our co-op picks for you to enjoy on your PS5 console.
The Best Co-Op PS5 Games
Here’s a list of our top picks for the best co-op gameplay experience on the PS5 right now.
1. Diablo 3
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Being the third entry in its franchise, Diablo 3 proved to be a great success for Blizzard Entertainment by becoming the fastest-selling PC game within 24 hours of release and in no time selling 12 copies, earning itself the title of the ‘best-selling PC game of 2012’.
A few reasons behind the game’s impressive number of sales and positive reviews even to this day are giving users the ability to enjoy the game’s action-based approach in crisp frames and introducing couch co-op on consoles for the first time.
Players can get entertained by this game’s serpentine plot and gameplay on their PS5s together without having to sacrifice the comfort of their homes.
Defeating the Lord of Destruction who rises back to power 20 years after the occurrences of Diablo 2 is once again the task players must perform but this time, in order to cease a baleful prophecy revealed in ancient texts from coming into existence.
Another point I’d like to put forth about the game’s plot is that players are not required to experience the older titles of the series to understand and grow fond of this installment despite it being new to them.
This is because the never-ending dark fantasy tropes in the game always keep bringing something fresh for players to get thrilled by, which makes it an amazing and easy-to-play PS5 game with one’s friends even if they don’t know much about the earlier entries in the Diablo franchise.
Published by Gearbox Publishing and developed by Counterplay Games, Godfall is an action role-playing game that was released on PlayStation 5 along with Microsoft Windows in November 2020.
Its gameplay favors a high fantasy setting based upon five elements; Earth, Water, Air, Fire, and Spirit. Players are supposed to fulfill the task of preventing an extreme apocalyptic event by putting themselves in the shoes of one of the last Valorian Knights.
5 weapon classes (longsword, dual blades, polearm, two-handed war hammer, and the two-handed greatsword) are made available to players to select from and the Valorplates they get to equip afterward depends upon what they choose.
Supplementary augments can also be picked to add a hint of customization to the character class. Because of its loot shooter concept in which players have to complete missions and collect better loot for future quests, this game is classified as a ‘loot slasher’.
With its ability to support up to three players in cooperative mode, I would say that all in all, Godfall is an excellent co-op game that you should definitely give a try on your brand new PS5.
It is a game that I would love to spend my 2022 playing and I believe fellow lovers of the fantasy genre would agree with me.
3. Dying Light 2: Stay Human
Techland’s Dying Light 2 Stay Human is an action role-playing sequel to the 2015 game, Dying Light and its release is expected in February 2022.
The co-op game is said to be Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S compatible.
Many in the gaming community are impatient to experience the game’s horror theme and see how well they like the new protagonist, Aiden Caldwell, who’s equipped with special parkour skills.
Sliding, leaping off from edges, and wall running are some of the many actions players can perform to explore the city. Players can also take assistance from tools like grappling hooks and a paraglider to improve their transversal and on top of that, the undead can be used by Aiden to break his fall.
Melee weapons with limited lifespans that deteriorate the more they are used in combat are going to provide the majority action and fighting in the game. Through breaking down weapons for craft parts, different components are made available to players which they can later use to upgrade their weapons.
New zombies will make an entry in this game with the tendency of becoming more belligerent as the day sets. This is the kind of game that is the most enjoyable when played with friends and since it’s available on PS5, it’s one of my top picks for this article.
4. Borderlands 3
This action role-playing first-person shooter video game allows players to engage in highly enjoyable quests and side missions either in single-player or multiplayer mode.
What serves as a big contributing factor in this follow up proving to be even more successful than its 3 predecessors in the Borderline series is the clever approach used by 2K Games of releasing PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Series S compatible versions, along with free upgrades for users on the prior console versions in 2020.
Before, this cross-platform game was only available on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
The plot of the game revolves around an extremely interesting mission to stop the power of the alien vaults spreading across the galaxy from being exploited by twins Troy and Tyreen Calypso, whose ascendency is reinforced by their crazy cult followers.
Four new Vault Hunters are recruited by the Crimson Raiders of Pandora to carry out this job. Later selectable weapons and gear must be dropped by enemies upon getting killed and new abilities keep unlocking as a player gains more and more experience.
The reason why this game is one of my favorite PS5 multiplayer games is that it contains the option to play split-screen co-op and its humorous elements make it a great game to enjoy with friends.
5. It Takes Two
Developed by Hazelight Studios and published by Electronic Arts, It Takes Two along with PlayStation 5 is a PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S compatible action-adventure platform game released in March 2021.
This game is not playable in single-player mode and only supports split-screen cooperative multiplayer, therefore as its name suggests, can only be played between two players either locally or online.
Specks of different video game genres can be found in a large amount of game mechanics present in this game. The story and the theme of what level you’re on decide these gameplay mechanics.
For example, there’s one level in which May can clone herself and her husband Cody can rewind time. Moreover, It Takes Two also features a large variety of mini-games.
The plot of the game in a nutshell is based around hand-made dolls created by Rose to repair her soon-to-divorce parents, Cody, and May’s relationship through playacting. A tear lands on the dolls and results in the parents getting trapped inside the dolls’ bodies.
Here, a new character, Doctor Hakim with the mission to reunite Cody and May, makes an entry. He constantly interferes with the parents’ goal to reach their daughter in the interest of strengthening their communication with each other.
The reason why I’ve chosen this game to be a part of this list is that in order to make progress in it, players must co-operate with each other and collectively make use of different abilities provided to them.
I believe that the highly interactive aspects contained in the game make it just perfect to enjoy with a friend.
And with that, we’ll conclude this list, here are some more games you can enjoy with others;