The online gaming craze is slowly taking over with more and more game publishers moving away from the traditional co-op experience. While the main reason sighted for this shift is to reduce load on the console processor, the more cynical people will tell you that it’s just a way to increase game purchases. A bit far-fetched but still makes sense right? Now you have to buy your own game.
However, the local co-op games are far from over. There are still numerous games that you can play with your friends and family. This is a list of some of the greatest multi-player games on the PS4 console that will make for great time.
1. Rocket League
This game became quite popular after its release in 2015 partly because it was released as a free game for PS+ users. The game is technically a football match where you have to control a large soccer ball using rocket fueled cars. What makes Rocket league such a great multiplayer game is the various crazy stunts and even more epic saves you can pull off in the game.
You get the satisfaction of seeing your friend mesmerized when you perform an impossible bicycle kick move. Also, there are various customization options for your car and you can, therefore, compete to see who has the coolest car. All cars have the same competing advantage which leaves you as great as your skill levels.
2. Rayman Legends
It’s amazing how something so simple could be this fun. This 2D sidescrolling game involves Rayman and his gang trying to cast out an evil that has invaded the glade of dreams and also rescue Teensies, supposed inhabitants of the glade of dreams. You will enjoy shouting commands at each other as you proceed through the game and what’s better is that you can smack your friends inside the game when they constantly mess up. This may give rise to funny scenarios where you end up killing each other.
However, it does not really matter since when killed, you only turn to a bubble and can be revived by your friends.
How good are you as a cook? Overcooked involves taking orders from customers and fighting to complete the orders within a limited period of time. The game allows for collaboration between you and your friends in performing various chores in order to complete the orders. However as much as you will be working together, there will be so much shouting and fighting you might actually think it’s a competitive game. Overcooked is a two button control game but is actually more complicated than you would think. You will have to overcome several challenges like avoiding tripping while delivering orders or bringing in dirty dishes.
Kitchen fires are also a common occurrence in the game. You will be so engrossed in this game that you will hardly notice as the time flies by.
4. Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition
When a game has been around for 6 years and is still mentionable then it must be one hell of a game. Although Diablo III was released in 2012 it has only managed to get better with time. It is an effective combination of Diablo III and Reaper of souls whose plot revolves around the players fighting to defeat Diablo, the lord of terror. You will enjoy having your friend accompany you as you slay demons and delve deeper into the abyss of hell. The only problem you might have is deciding which character class to choose among the seven that are available. These include Wizard, Demon Hunter, Necromancer, Barbarian, Crusader, Monk and Witch Doctor. While the entry of another player into the game increases the monsters’ strength, you will be able to easily overcome them through a combined effort.
Playing this game with your friends is also a great way to accumulate more loot in a short period of time.
5. Mortal Kombat X
This is the latest installment of the Mortal Kombat series that is well known for its gory scenes and epic finishing moves. Although the game comes with a story mode, bashing your friend in a challenge match is definitely more fun. You get to show off the combo skills that you have mastered not to mention the excitement that that follows a perfect execution of the fatality kill.
Mortal Kombat X now includes 3 versions of each character which basically means the 29 initial roaster of playable characters has been tripled.
6. Dont Starve Together
This is an extension of the initial game, Don’t Starve, which now incorporates a multiplayer mode. It casts you and your friends in a wilderness where you can either choose to work collaboratively or competitively in order to survive. When you work together, you will help each other build a camp and watch each other’s back while you go on gathering expeditions.
However, as rivals, you can steal each other’s loot and set rival camps on fire. Whichever option you choose this game is guaranteed to be fun.
7. Fifa 18
When it comes to soccer games, Fifa 18 is rivaled by none. The game characters are based on real life players and the physical similarities between them will astound you. You know that longstanding debate about who is better between Messi and Ronaldo? Well, in this game you get the chance to pit the two against each other and settle the dispute.
All your favourite teams are present in the game and the players have been given traits similar to those that they possess in real life.
8. Payday 2: Crimewave
This game is specifically developed to be played by multiple players. It teams you up with four other friends who you have to work with and successfully rob a bank. Money earned in these heists is used to upgrade your character and arsenal. The success of any robbery is dependent on your friends following every instruction to the letter.
The option to turn against each other makes the game even more interesting.
Are you in the mood for some cave exploration? The game involves hunting for coins in randomly generated caves while overcoming various obstacles and dangerous creatures. This game might look easy before attempting it only for you to end up bashing the gamepad on the wall after several failed attempts. However, it gets a whole lot easier when you play with a friend.
10. GTA V
This is a game that does not need an introduction. Well, unless you live under some rock. However, what you might not know about GTA V is its multiplayer feature. This feature will allow you to team up with your friends and pull off a number of mind-blowing heists that will have you feeling like you are in a movie.