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10 best multiplayer PS5 games

Fun with friends!

While there are tons of incredible single-player titles on the PS5, what about the multiplayer games? We’ll list the 10 best online and local co-op multiplayer games for the PS5.

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Whether you’re playing with someone on the couch, or over voice chat online, these games are a blast with friends. If you’re not sure where to start, this list should give you at least a few good choices.

5 best online multiplayer games for the PS5

Multiplayer Ps5 Games Helldivers 2
Screenshot: Arrowhead Game Studios

Helldivers 2

This is a recent release and an exciting one at that. Helldivers 2 is a third-person action shooter where you and three other players fight intergalactic monsters as the galaxy’s last line of defense.

Pick from a variety of weapons and strategize to defeat invasions of aliens. Currently, it’s one of the most popular online games, and with all the positive reviews you’re sure to have a good time.

Fall Guys
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Fall Guys

Want something a lot more lighthearted? Fall Guys is a free-to-play battle royale game where you and dozens of other players compete in challenging minigames involving puzzles and platforming. Your goal is to last till the very end and secure the crown.

Seeing as it’s free-to-play, there’s no harm in trying it out. Although Fall Guys is colorful and cheery, you can easily get quite competitive. There are also tons of fun customization and outfits available to unlock and purchase.

Multiplayer Ps5 Games Warzone
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Call of Duty: Warzone

Another good free-to-play game is Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0, which is a battle royale first-person shooter. If you’re a fan of the Call of Duty franchise, you’re sure to enjoy this one. Again, it’s free, so why not give it a spin?

You drop into a massive combat arena in a fight to the death to become the last one alive. You can nearly never go wrong with online Call of Duty games, and you’re sure to have a fun time.

Multiplayer Ps5 Games The Finals
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The Finals

The Finals is another recent hit that’s also free-to-play. It’s a team-based first-person shooter with dynamic environments and incredibly realistic gunplay and movement.

You can destroy practically any building in sight, which may give you an advantage in fights. Choose between three different classes and team up to win the big cash prize in the end.

Multiplayer Ps5 Games Tekken 8
Screenshot: Bandai Namco

Tekken 8

Any fighting game fan will love Tekken 8, which is the latest in the franchise. Two players must face off against each other and utilize complex combat moves to win against their opponent.

The battles in Tekken 8 are more immersive than ever before. There are destructible environments, vivid scenery, and a unique set of characters to choose from. Any Street Fighter lover should also enjoy Tekken 8.

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5 best local co-op games for the PS5

Baldurs Gate 3 Soundtrack Live Concert Game Music Festival
Screenshot: Larian Studios

Baldur’s Gate 3

While the 2023 GOTY winner Baldur’s Gate 3 features online co-op, you can also play it locally through split-screen! So technically it works for both best online and local multiplayer games, but if you want to just play locally with one other person, BG3 can work with that.

Up to two people can create a character and play BG3 local co-op split-screen to enjoy this fantastical Dungeons and Dragons RPG. Complete dangerous quests, romance your favorite companions, and make your way to the city of Baldur’s Gate while experiencing a tale like no other with choices that affect the story.

It Takes Two
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It Takes Two

Another GOTY winner is It Takes Two, which is a superb local co-op game. It Takes Two challenges you and your partner’s collaboration skills while also letting you experience a unique tale of two parents trying to become human again.

There are dozens of unique minigames including platforming, combat, and puzzles in various environments. It Takes Two is incredibly charming and a must-play on the PS5.

Multiplayer Ps5 Games Sackboy
Screenshot: Sumo Digital

Sackboy: A Big Adventure

Sackboy from the Little Big Planet series is back in his own game called Sackboy: A Big Adventure. Jump into one of the most charming local co-op games that brings you along an exciting adventure.

Collaborate and use your teamwork to solve puzzles and platforms in this colorful world. You can play with up to four players locally, and it’s great for a younger audience too.

Tiny Tinas Wonderland
Screenshot: Gearbox Software

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands

Up to four people can experience the joy of Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, which is an action RPG shooter set in the Borderlands universe. Tiny Tina is running her own little D&D game, and you’re essentially the players.

Become a hero in this looter-shooter and fight various monsters to eventually fight the Dragon Lord. If you loved the Borderlands games, but want something a little new, try Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, which is available in split-screen co-op.

Diablo 4 Echo Of Hatred Lilith Featured Image
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Diablo 4

Not only can you play this solo, or with friends online, but with a friend locally! Diablo 4 is the fourth entry in one of Blizzard’s shining franchises. It’s a dark, open-world action RPG with character creation, hordes of enemies to destroy, and a huge quest line to tackle.

Luckily, Diablo 4 allows for one other person to join you, which makes the experience even more enjoyable. Now you can roam Sanctuary and fight against Lilith’s army with a friend.

If you’re just as excited for what’s to come this year, we have a list of the 12 most anticipated games of 2024.

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Anyka Pettigrew has been a Staff Writer for PC Invasion since November 2023 and a Contributing Writer since February 2023. She is a Canadian graduate of a Bachelor of Arts degree who has been writing in games journalism for four years. Anyka is an avid guides writer but also enjoys writing anything from news pieces, to reviews, and even opinion pieces. Having a never-ending passion for video games for as long as she can remember got her into a plethora of genres like action adventure, RPGs, horror, survival etc. Some of her favorite franchises are God of War, Persona, The Last of Us, Zelda, and Resident Evil. She also enjoys reading fantasy and sci-fi books, as well as drawing digital art. Anyka also regularly listens to podcasts on gaming news from 'Kinda Funny Games', and 'Play, Watch, Listen'.