2 player ps4 games couch co-op games

I love 2 player PS4 games, you can call them offline multiplayer games or couch co-op games. I simply adore every PS4 title that can be played in split-screen mode.

Life isn’t meant to be lived alone. Even the great Mark Twain once said, “To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.” And what greater joy is there besides video games?

Every game mentioned here can be played with a partner using another controller without any internet. Meaning all these PS4 games offer true offline multiplayer via split-screen or top-down mode.

So without wasting any time, here are the 15 best 2 player PS4 games.

  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
  • Minecraft
  • Broforce
  • Outward
  • Helldivers
  • Resident Evil 5
  • The Sword of Ditto
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
  • Divinity Original Sin 2
  • A Way Out
  • Overcooked 2
  • Don’t Starve Together
  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2
  • Unravel 2
  • Ark Survivor Evolved
  • Hellpoint

1. Lovers In A Dangerous Spacetime

It is a PS4 game built from the ground up for couch co-op gameplay. The game puts you and your partner in command of a spaceship navigating through, you guessed it, the fabric of space and time. The game is heavily dependent on cooperative gameplay as one player needs to maneuver the ship while the other has two fire weapons, or manage the shields.

Each level is randomly generated and enemies attack you from everywhere making it a challenge for you and your partner to survive. Players will have access to different types of spaceships, which adds to the replayability of this offline co-op PS4 game.

2. Minecraft

Sometimes living quietly in a low-textured house in a blocky universe is all the therapy you and your partner need. Thankfully, Minecraft provides you with exactly that. One of the most influential games of our generation encourages you to bring a partner along in split-screen mode into its vase universe full of creepers to kill, diamonds to mine, and hundreds of miles to explore.

Both of you can gather resources, build your house, farm your own food, and live your life peacefully. Or you can together embark into the infinitely long Minecraft universe in search of adventure. There really is no wrong way to play this split-screen game on PS4.

3. Broforce

Do you miss the 80’s? Well, this action-packed side-scrolling PS4 co-op game is your nostalgia fix and a bloody good split-screen title as well. With all the playable characters in the game representing real-life 1980’s action heroes, Broforce will keep you engaged in its fast-paced co-op gameplay.

You can destroy almost everything in this PS4 co-op game and the developers also give you access to the game level editors. Meaning if you don’t find the current challenge difficult enough you can design a brand new one inspired from the depths of hell.

4. Outward

Outward is one of the 2 player PS4 Games which is also a full-blown RPG be less in scale to the likes of Skyrim or the Witcher 3. Outward features an offline split-screen mode which lets you and one other player play the entire campaign together. With offline co-op gameplay, Outward adds another layer over its already deep RPG mechanics, one that proves to be very helpful.

While playing this PS4 game in co-op mode, each player shares the burden of survival. If you have extra loot, the other player will carry it. If you’re injured and need to rest, your partner will watch over you while you sleep. You can cast spells together, hunt alongside each other, and explore a vast open-world brimming with adventure.

5. Helldivers

This PS4 couch co-op game is a top-down shooter filled with tons of aliens to kill with your friends. Helldivers separates itself from the average arcade shooter by increasing the difficulty and making you and your partner act like a real battalion of soldiers. The game always has friendly-fire ON as default, meaning you can’t shoot an enemy if your partner is in your way.

Furthermore, at the end of each level, both of you will be given a 90 second extraction time. During which hoards of enemies will appear to test your skill and co-ordination in this PS4 offline coop game.

6. Resident Evil 5

This 2 player PS4 game transformed the Resident Evil franchise into the action-horror juggernaut it is today. Step into the shoes of the series’ favorite character, Chris Redfield, alongside newcomer Shiva and venture deep into the hearts of Africa to seek out and destroy a new virus plaguing the local villages.

The series’ signature third-person camera perspective returns from Resident Evil 4 in this split-screen PS4 title. It is one of the tactical 2 player PS4 games on this list. Meaning you’ll have to do a lot of inventory management and smart gameplay to service. The game also has several memorable boss-fights and there is no way to defeat those monsters other than with a buddy.

7. The Sword of Ditto

I can’t have enough of indie PS4 co-op games and thankfully with The Sword of Ditto, I don’t have to. This beautiful co-op RPG game sets you and your partner loose in a beautifully imagined world plagued by Mormo and her evil armies.

The game features procedurally generated dungeons, which throw puzzles, monsters, and valuable loot at you. Puzzles are designed around co-op play and in-game bosses test the coordination between you and your partner. After completing the game, you can play it again and find heroic statues or graves of your player, depending upon your choices made in your last playthrough. It is a fun PS4 couch co-op game and you should definitely play it.

8. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

The Handsome Collection features two games, Borderlands 2 and Pre-Sequal, both of whom are completely playable in the split-screen co-op on your PS4. It is a fast-paced action game infused with RPG elements and one of the best looting systems of all time. Borderlands feature billions of guns to collect, which keeps the players coming back for more.

This couch co-op game for your PS4 has multiple playable characters each with their own unique playstyles, abilities, and customization options. The game’s use of cell-shaded graphics, seamless split-screen mode, and the grueling setting of the harsh alien planet Pandora makes this game a memorable experience in co-op mode.

9. Divinity Original Sin 2

This PS4 co-op game is one of the best isometric RPGs on the gaming consoles. The vast world of Divinity Original Sin 2 has it all, amazing playable characters, tons of new locations, and a very challenging turn-based combat. The game can be played in single-player, but its combat system really shines when you’ve to coordinate the attacks with your partner.

Divinity Original Sin 2 does split-screen mode differently than other co-op games on PS4. Even in offline co-op mode, the screen will only split when the characters move apart from each other to different locations. It is a pretty cool concept, one that allows two players to explore as much of an area as they can.

10. A Way Out

A Way Out is a modern AAA PS4 game made from the ground up to be played in 2-player mode. This is why, due to its friend pass feature, if you want to play the game on two different PS4 consoles, you only need 1 copy.

Talking about the game itself, A Way Out is a tale of two unlikely convicts, Vincent and Leo, who find each other in a correctional facility and plot “A Way Out” for themselves. The game is set in the ’70s and it has a very cinematic feel to it. Since it’s a co-op game throughout, all the missions in the game require you to co-ordinate with your friend to successfully complete it. For example, if one of you has to sneak in somewhere, the other player will have to create a distraction. If you’re a fan of couch co-op games, then this is a must-play for you.

11. Overcooked 2

There is no better test of friendship than playing Overcooked 2. Don’t let the game’s cute animation style fool you. It’s a drizzling experience of suffering, loss, and pain. However, if you think you and your partner can take it, then this PS4 couch co-op game is definitely worth playing.

All the players in the gameplay as chefs, each responsible for doing a specific task around the kitchen. From cutting vegetables to washing the dishes, to preparing the meals, within a time limit. The initial stages are fun and exciting, but as you reach later levels, arguments begin to pop up. You begin to get angry at your partners’ clumsiness and their lack of time management. It goes on until one of you drops the controller, kicks the TV down, and leaves the room utterly frustrated. A highly recommended game to play at family gatherings.

12. Lego Marvel Superheroes 2

Fans of this split-screen PS4 game know that Infinity War isn’t even close to being the most ambitious crossover event. Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 features every Marvel superhero you know. For example, there are multiple versions of Spiderman in this game.

You can play Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man, Ant-Man, Human Torch, and many more. The story of this PS4 co-op game is quirky enough to keep you engaged and its combat is fun as well. If you’re looking for an easy-to-play couch co-op game that you and your friend can easily jump in and out of, then do give Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 a try.

13. Unravel 2

This PS4 couch co-op game is a puzzle-platformer at heart. Unravel 2 allows you and your friend to control two “Yarnys” which are adorable creatures made of Yarn. The game can be played solo without any problem, but it thrives in co-op mode.

Both of you need each other to solve puzzles and move forward. After completing several challenges, you also get to unlock different customization options for your Yarnie, which is pretty neat. Unravel 2 is one of the few 2 player ps4 games that doubles up as a friendship building adventure and its cute tiny world will keep you engaged for several hours.

14. Ark Survival Evolved

Not many people know that you can play this PS4 survival game in split-screen mode. Ark Survival Evolved is definitely one of those games you don’t want to play alone.

This co-op PS4 game sets you to lose on an island filled with dinosaurs. You start the game with barely any equipment. It is up to you and your partner to gather resources, build weapons, houses, and arm each other to survive in this strange world.

15. Hellpoint

This Dark Souls inspired multiplayer PS4 game was supposed to launch on April 16, 2020, but now it has been delayed until Q2 2020. Hellpoint seems to be the only Souls-like game that offers a couch co-op mode for you and your partner to play.

Excluding the split-screen feature, the setting of Hellpoint is very unique as well. You are charged with investigating the sudden appearance of alien creatures on a space ship orbiting a black hole. Every time you die, the black hole changes the world around you by replacing the enemy’s location and their type. Hellpoint is one of the only Souls-like 2 player games on PS4 and that alone should be the reason for you to play it.

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