Although there are still more than enough single-player games out there to please lonely gamers, the major publishers are turning their emphasis to multiplayer experiences. The best PS4 multiplayer games are as diverse as they are numerous.
So when you are done playing single-player games like Horizon Zero Dawn, God of War, Uncharted 4, and Marvel’s Spider-Man, why not give some PS4 multiplayer games a try.
So, here is the list of the best PS4 multiplayer games to try out.
Table of Contents
- Battlefield 1
- Titanfall 2
- Rocket League
- The Last of Us Remastered
- Injustice 2
- A Way Out
- Tekken 7
- Apex Legends
- Rayman Legends
- Streets of Rage 4
- Call of Duty: Warzone
- Borderlands 3
- Destiny 2
The decision is still out on whether Battlefield V will deliver if it arrives at the end of 2018, but for some FPS insanity, whether it is by land or air, you can always depend on Battlefield 1. Ignore the underlying past of the Great War and immerse yourself in the running at people while on horseback with a cutlass.
Battlefield 1 received rave reviews at launch and has retained a healthy player base in the two years with deep content and a reasonably relaxed learning curve.
Battlefield 4 might actually suit you better as a more modern shooter, depending on your choice, but does the fourth entry have burning zeppelins crashing to the ground? I will leave that decision to you.
We are talking mainly about the Battle Royale part of Epic’s monolith, but you might be able to get a lot out of the complicated Save the World with some patience and friends as well.
However, thanks to its complex mix of shooting and design, it is the Battle Royale that everyone knows Fortnite for, which makes it stand out from its peers.
There are no games at Fortnite level, whether you are playing solo or with friends. The learning curve is relatively steep, and the other players are merciless toward beginners.
It is easy to see why so many enjoy it, and you feel somewhat competent at creating ramps and then slam-dunking on top of someone with a shotgun blast.
Beloved by all who played, during a tiring window right between Battlefield 1 and whatever Call of Duty was supposed to release that year, Titanfall 2 was released.
Titanfall 2 is still solidly played to this day, although it may not have sold quite as many copies as its content deserved.
There are plenty of changes from the first game, as well as retaining the irrefutable pace that makes it so electrifying to enjoy.
It is easy to pick up but hard to master, and you are going to keep coming back for more with several different Titans to unleash more large-scale murder.
When Rocket League was launched as a free game for PlayStation Plus, few could have predicted that to this day, the barmy but massively addictive hybrid would still be solid.
A simple twist on football and racing that for many could have been nothing but a neat diversion has turned into a phenomenon, not just on Twitch but also in the world, as one of the most famous games.
Rocket League is an improvement on the PS3’s underrated (but predictably under-marketed) Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars that has you playing as a car and attempting to score goals.
A concept so deviously simple that it is a shame no one else tried it before Psyonix.
Who could have expected that Warframe will last the distance to become one of the best PS4 multiplayer games? It is a game about becoming a trendy robot ninja lad.
That is all down to the perseverance of Digital Extremes to turn it into something vast and wonderful from a rough diamond.
As one of the free PS4 multiplayer games, before you can gather enough loot to make you not look like a peasant, the grind is real with Warframe.
However, with this glorious open world and this stout commitment to the environment, it is worth at least checking out if you have not yet.
Overwatch is the originator of the “hero shooter,” which owes a debt of gratitude to Team Fortress 2, not quite at the height of its strength these days but still a fantastic time.
Basically, there are somewhat similar games with main coordination, and different team members are best suited for certain tasks.
However, with each of its characters possessing distinct personalities and backstories, it is in Overwatch’s approach to the lore that it shines through.
The Last of Us Remastered
Yep, there is a PS4 multiplayer game, arguably the biggest single-player property in PlayStation history. And it is pretty darn awesome, so much so that there are still plenty of fans playing it to this day.
It might lack the frenetic speed and frequent updates of other games on this list; however, it is the perfect way to pass the time before The Last Of Us 2.
In the multiplayer of The Last of Us, there are several different modes, but what is most important is its approach to wrapping it all up in a story.
The survivors will either flourish or fail, depending on how well you do, so there is no pressure at all on you to win in deathmatches.
Over the past few years, after being reformed from the ashes of Midway, NetherRealm has been on a roll with Injustice 2, potentially portraying them at their best.
Although improvements from the first game are not wholesale, it has made it one of the PS4’s most sought after fighting games concentrating on offering a depth of content both offline and online.
Injustice 2 has sumptuous, cinematic graphics and a layer of strategy that goes deeper and deeper the further up the competitive ladder you ascend, boasting a tale that most of your peers will be proud of.
If that is not what you are after, just grab some buddies and watch as Batman knocks seven shades of Krypton out of Superman.
In all honesty, in the last five years, you could possibly select any FIFA entry. For example, if you invest in the franchise annually, you just see incremental updates and roster adjustments.
FIFA 21 is out right now but with some buddies and drinks around, FIFA 19 is always going to be a lot of fun.
However, if you want to pick up one of the best PS4 multiplayer games and also test your abilities out online against other teams, FIFA 18 is where your eyes should be drawn to.
Compared to other entries, there is a slight ability gap in FIFA 18, so expect scorelines of 7-6 reasonably regularly.
A Way Out
You will experience the misadventures of Leo and Vincent with a friend in tow (who does not have to own a copy of the game to play online with you) as they look to escape from jail and take revenge.
A Way Out is a heartfelt trip that you can hopefully get through in a single evening, entertaining and easy enough for even non-gamers to enjoy.
Its short runtime makes sense because, over a moment-to-moment experience, it is more of a cinematic game, but when A Way Out wants to immerse you, it surely will.
Is Injustice 2 too layered and deep for you? Tekken 7 is the best alternative, the newest entry in a series renowned for being the option of button mashers everywhere.
Its simple gameplay and popular characters make it the best way to show the best Eddy Gordo to your friends.
Compared to its fighting game contemporaries, Tekken 7 is the seventh entry in the series for a good reason: its brand of fisting (ahem) is no-frills but full of plenty of excitement.
Apex Legends was a revelation when it was published, with it going on to meet millions of players in just a short period of time. A team-based battle royale that came out of nowhere to try to steal Fortnite’s thunder.
With plenty of changes yet to come to keep things fresh, Apex Legends is considered to be one of the best PS4 multiplayer games.
A blend of many different genres and sports, Apex Legends, is one of the finest PS4 multiplayer games since, unlike many other games, it encourages teamwork.
Apex Legends was one of the biggest surprise hits of 2019 thanks to its deep mechanics, intuitive pinging system, and faster speed compared to its peers.
If Ubisoft does not remember Rayman because he’s in a Smash clone, we’ll do it. Let’s just put it like this: one of the most underrated platformers of all time is Rayman Legends and deserves all the love it gets, especially thanks to its simple co-op for all ages.
Vibrant, full of life, and general joy of playing, when you bring a pal for the trip, Rayman Legends gets even better.
There’s also a chance for you both to be able to strike each other for some mischief, but hopefully, the kids won’t move the cartoon aggression into their real lives and begin beating you up.
Are you worried that there is not a game imaginative enough for your child? For a couple of hours, drop them into a Minecraft world to see what they are doing.
However, if they end up enslaving a bunch of peasants and making them procreate more efficiently to grow crops, that’s not about us. That’s Minecraft alone.
Team up with your mates and create worlds of your own, either online or offline or dip into the story and try to defeat the Ender Dragon. You are only restricted by your imagination and the blocks themselves when it comes to what you can make.
Streets of Rage 4
Streets of Rage 4 is finally released after many, many years of waiting by the beat ‘em-up fans. We would not say it was worth the wait because there was a lot of waiting for goodness, but it sure did justice in a big way in the series.
There is no great reinvention of the formula here: with chicken to eat and bins to smash; you have fists and faces to use those fists on. The gameplay is quicker than previous games and somewhat more complex, but it still has the overwhelming appeal to pick up and enjoy.
Streets of Rage 4 allows you to take back Wood Oak City from the hands of the Y Twins, the daughters of a previous big evil boss, either with friends on your couch or with a friend through online play. That is not even all that important; battering the bad guys and looking nice to do it is what’s important.
Call of Duty: Warzone
While Call of Duty: Modern Warfare won the majority of CoD fans back around, it was when its battle royale spin-off, Warzone, released that Call of Duty really boomed back into the same sort of zeitgeist it once had.
Warzone seemed to call for everything jaded BR veterans were asking for, an insight the series couldn’t quite handle with its earlier Blackout BR. They had finally worked out the recipe, whether it is the contracts you use to gain big bucks or the fascinating gulag respawn system.
Warzone is following the Call of Duty pattern of daily free updates with huge content dumps coming all the time (sometimes in more ways than one), so be sure to parachute in if you haven’t yet.
Before Destiny came about, there was the Borderlands. Players have long been waiting for the third Borderlands entry, and while it may not have been worth the wait with it playing largely the same as the second game. It comes to mind that old adage about something not being broken.
Thanks to the planet-hopping adventure of Borderlands 3, this is a great, relentlessly crazy game that provides a great opportunity to kick back and shoot the breeze with billions of weapons to find and dozens of places to use them.
You will struggle to find a PS4 cooperative game that is a better choice if you don’t take Borderlands 3 too seriously and just want to get up to some outlandish stuff with outlandishly big guns.
Destiny 2 was able to last the distance for two major reasons: relentless support from Bungie and also because Bungie knows how to make damn fine first-person shooting, the looter shooter that kickstarted the looter shooter craze of the 2010s.
It is good that the magic touch of Bungie is all over the action here because, in Destiny 2, you’re going to do a whole lot of shooting, whether solo or with others, whether in raids, patrols, or one of the many pieces of content cooked up to keep you hooked.
It might not be for everybody (even though it now has a free version), but since releasing in 2017, Destiny 2 has hooked players for thousands of hours, so if you want to bring a Fireteam together, it’s time to lose your real-life duties with friends.