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250 Local Multiplayer Games from 50 Different Genres to Play on PlayStation 5

There are more local multiplayer games than ever, but most are indie games overshadowed by AAA titles. The PS4 has been getting about 60 new games a month in 2020 – 28% of which include local multiplayer – but most people only hear about a handful of them. I’m going to list 5 local multiplayer games per genre. I’m setting a limit because I will just keep going for some genres if I don’t. They will be in order of highest quality game to lowest quality. I had no problems finding games for each genre – almost all should have a Metacritic rating over 70%, with only a few exceptions (most notably the 3D Simulation Games).

Some games can really qualify for two genres, like Fury Unleashed, which is both a run & gun and roguelike. If this happens, I either pick the one it leans more strongly towards, or I just choose. No game will ever appear more than once on this list.

I posted a smaller version of this list about two months ago – I've since added links to the U.S. PlayStation Store page for each game, an overview section via a link that discusses 20 of the games on the list, and pictures for every game on the list. Click on the genre name to view the pictures. The photo album will list five games for each genre – not all pictures show the game in a state of local multiplayer, but they should give you an idea of what the game looks like regardless.

See below for the list.

2D Cooperative Traditional/Precision Platformers

Rayman Legends – 4 players

Flat Heroes – 4 players

Unravel Two – 2 players

JumpJet Rex – 4 players

N++ – 4 players

2D Cooperative Action Platformers

Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope – 2 players

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 – 2 players

The Adventure Pals – 2 players

20XX – 2 players

Unruly Heroes – 4 players

2D Competitive Platformers

Ultimate Chicken Horse – 4 players

Speedrunners – 4 players

Runbow – 4 players

Sonic Mania Plus – 4 players

Move or Die – 4 players

3D Platformers

Sackboy: A Big Adventure – 4 players

Human: Fall Flat – 2 players

Knack 2 – 2 players

Woodle Tree 2: Deluxe+ – 4 players

Gigantasaurus the Game – 4 players

3D Puzzle Adventure Games

Untitled Goose Game – 2 players

Pode – 2 players

Biped – 2 players

PHOGS! – 2 players

Death Squared – 4 players

2D Side Scrolling Puzzle Adventure Games

Trine 1 & 2 & 4 – 3 players

Chariot Bundle – 2 players

Never Alone – 2 players

Grave Danger – 2 players

Organic Panic – 4 players

2D Top Down Puzzle Adventure Games

Red Rope+: Don’t Fall Behind + – 2 players

BFF or Die – 4 players

Swap Quest – 2 players

Pushy and Pully in Blockland – 2 players

SlabWell– 2 players

Competitive Puzzle Games

Puyo Puyo Tetris 1 & 2 – 2 players

Tricky Towers – 4 players

Tumblestone – 4 players

Art of Balance – 4 players

LUMINES REMASTERED – 2 players

Metroidvanias

Salt and Sanctuary – 2 players

Guacamelee! 1 & 2 – 4 players

Sundered: Eldritch Edition – 2 players

Timespinner (limited role) – 2 players

Blaster Master Zero 1 & 2 (limited role) – 2 players

Top Down Action Adventure Games

Hyper Light Drifter – 2 players

Cat Quest II – 2 players

Darksiders Genesis – 2 players

Gauntlet: Slayer Edition – 4 players

Vikings – Wolves of Midgard – 2 players

Real-Time RPGs

Diablo III: Eternal Collection – 4 players

Minecraft Dungeons – 4 players

Children of Morta – 2 players

Dragon’s Crown Pro – 4 players

Outward – 2 players

Turn-Based RPGs

Divinity: Original Sin 1 & 2 – 2 players

For The King – 3 players

Haven (PS5 only, PS4 version due Q1 2021) – 2 players

Child of Light (limited role) – 2 players

Tales of (series) (limited role) – 4 players

Side Scrolling Roguelikes/Roguelites

Spelunky 2 – 4 players

Fury Unleashed – 2 players

Risk of Rain – 2 players

GONNER 2 – 2 players

Dungreed – 2 players

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Top Down Roguelikes/Roguelites

Wizard of Legend – 2 players

Enter the Gungeon – 2 players

Streets of Rogue – 4 players

Full Mojo Rampage – 2 players

Nuclear Throne – 2 players

Beat ‘em Ups

Castle Crashers Remastered – 4 players

Streets of Rage 4 – 4 players

River City Girls – 2 players

Mother Russia Bleeds – 4 players

Fight’N Rage – 3 players

Twin Stick Shooters

Alienation – 4 players

Helldivers – 4 players

Nex Machina – 2 players

Nine Parchments – 4 players

Tesla vs Lovecraft – 4 players

Side Scrolling Shoot ‘em Ups

R-Type Dimensions EX – 2 players

Super Hydorah – 2 players

Gryphon Knight Epic – 2 players

Sine Mora EX – 2 players

Aqua Kitty – Milk Mine Defender DX – 2 players

Top Down Shoot ‘em Ups

Jamestown+ – 4 players

Ikaruga – 2 players

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime – 4 players

Sky Force Reloaded – 2 players

Rival Megagun – 2 players

Run & Guns

Cuphead – 2 players

Huntdown – 2 players

Blazing Chrome – 2 players

Guns, Gore & Cannoli 1 & 2 – 4 players

Mercenary Kings – 4 players

First Person Shooters

Call of Duty (series) – 2-4 players depending on entry

Borderlands (series) – 2-4 players depending on entry

Serious Sam Collection – 4 players

Screencheat – 4 players

RICO – 2 players

Third Person Shooters

Fortnite – 2 players

Resident Evil 5 Remastered – 2 players

Earth Defense Force (series) – 2 players

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville & Garden Wafare 1 & 2 – 2 players

Star Wars: Battlefront 1 & 2 – 2 players

3D Narrative Adventure Games

A Way Out – 2 players

The Dark Anthology: Man of Medan – 5 players

The Dark Anthology: Little Hope – 5 players

Beyond: Two Souls – 2 players

Hidden Agenda (Playlink) – 6 players

Overcooked-like Games

Overcooked! All You Can Eat (PS5 only, PS4 has the original entries) – 4 players

Moving Out – 4 players

Catastronauts – 4 players

Unrailed! – 4 players

Tools Up! – 4 players

Rhythm Games

Rock Band 4 – 4 players

Just Dance (series) – 6 players

Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory – 2 players

Crypt of the Necrodancer – 2 players

Floor Kids – 2 players

Creation Games

Minecraft – 4 players

LittleBigPlanet 3 – 4 players

Dreams – 4 players

Lego Worlds – 2 players

Gunscape – 4 players

Survival Games

ARK: Survival Evolved – 2 players

Terraria – 4 players

7 Days to Die – 2 players

Don’t Starve Together – 2 players

How to Survive 2 – 4 players

Side View Arena Fighters

Duck Game – 4 players

TowerFall – 4 players

Extreme Exorcism – 4 players

Demons with Shotguns – 4 players

Black & White Bushido – 4 players

Top Down Arena Fighters

Crawl – 4 players

Super Bomberman R – 4 players

Invisigun Reloaded – 4 players

Hyper Jam – 4 players

BRAWL – 4 players

Traditional Fighting Games

Mortal Kombat X & 11 – 2 players

Street Fighter (series) – 2 players

Soulcalibur VI – 2 players

Tekken 7 – 2 players

BlazBlue (series) – 2 players

Indie Fighting Games

Nidhogg 1 & 2 – 2 players

Gang Beasts – 4 players

Shovel Knight: Showdown – 4 players

Brawlhalla – 4 players

Brawlout – 4 players

Realistic Racing Games

Gran Turismo Spec II – 2 players

Dirt 5 – 4 players

F1 (series) – 2 players

WRC (series) – 2-4 players depending on entry

Ride 1 & 2 – 2 players

Arcade Racing Games

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled – 4 players

Team Sonic Racing – 4 players

Horizon Chase Turbo – 4 players

Trackmania Turbo – 4 players

Wipeout: Omega Collection – 2 players

Traditional Team Sports Games

FIFA (series) – 4 players

MLB The Show (series) – 2 players

NHL (series) – 4 players

Madden NFL (series) – 4 players

NBA 2K (series) – 4 players

Individual Sports Games

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 – 2 players

Everybody’s Golf – 4 players

PBA Pro Bowling (series) – 4 players

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WWE 2K19 – 4 players

AO Tennis 2 – 4 players

3D Indie Sports Games

Rocket League – 4 players

Disc Jam – 4 players

Mutant Football League – 4 players

Super Mega Baseball (series) – 4 players

Stikbold! – 4 players

2D Indie Sports Games

Lethal League Blaze – 4 players

Windjammers – 4 players

Super Blood Hockey – 4 players

Sportsfriends – 4 players

Videoball – 4 players

Indie Golf Games

Golf With Your Friends – 12 players

Dangerous Golf – 4 players

Infinite Minigolf – 8 players

3D Minigolf – 4 players

Party Golf – 4 players

Party Games

The Jackbox Party Pack (series) – 100 players

Cake Bash – 4 players

Petoons Party – 4 players

Party Panic – 4 players

Marooners – 4 players

Mini-Game Side Modes in 3D Platformers

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz – 4 players

Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure – 4 players

Yooka-Laylee – 4 players

de Blob 1 & 2 – 2-4 players depending on entry

Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated – 2 players

Strategy Games

Wargroove – 4 players

Kingdom Two Crowns – 2 players

Cannon Brawl – 2 players

Tooth and Tail – 4 players

Worms Battlegrounds & W.M.D. – 4 players

Tower Defense Games

Dungeon Defenders II – 2 players

Defense Grid 2 – 2 players

Comet Crash 2: The Kronkoid Wars – 4 players

PixelJunk Monsters 2 – 2 players

X-Morph Defense – 2 players

3D Simulation Games

Tour de France (series) – 2 players

Legendary Fishing – 4 players

Surgeon Simulator (series) – 2 players

Goat Simulator – 4 players

Bee Simulator – 4 players

2D Simulation Games

The Escapists 2 – 4 players

Spiritfarer – 2 players

Death Road to Canada – 4 players

Organ Trail Complete Edition – 2 players

RIOT – Civil Unrest – 4 players

Single Screen Arcade/Arcade-like Games

PAC-MAN 256 – 4 players

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back – 4 players

Pang Adventures – 2 players

Thy Sword – 2 players

Sweet Witches – 4 players

Board Games

Monopoly Plus – 4 players

Risk: Urban Assault – 4 players

Chess – 2 players

Backgammon Blitz – 2 players

Blood Bowl 2 – 2 players

Trivia Games

Trivial Pursuit Live! – 4 players

Party Trivia – 4 players

Knowledge is Power (Playlink) – 6 players

That's You! (Playlink) – 6 players

Jeopardy! PlayShow: The Road to the All-Stars Game (Playlink) – 3 players

Pinball Games

Pinball Arcade – 4 players

Stern Pinball Arcade – 4 players

Pinball FX3 – 4 players

Kabounce – 4 players

Zaccaria Pinball – 4 players

Retro Game Series Bundles

Sega Genesis Classics – 2 players

Contra Anniversary Collection – 2 players

METAL SLUG ANTHOLOGY – 2 players

SNK 40TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION – 4 players

Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection – 2 players

Playlink Games

UNO – 4 players

Melbits World – 4 players

Frantics – 4 players

Wordhunters – 6 players

Ticket to Ride – 5 players

Virtual Reality Games

Keeping Talking and Nobody Explodes – 4 players

Tumble VR – 2 players

The Playroom VR – 5 players

Drunkn Bar Fight – 5 players

VR The Diner Duo – 2 players

Notes About the List

Reddit limits you to 40,000 characters per post, so I cannot include the Notes Section in this post anymore. The Notes Section just mentions some disclaimers about some of the games on the list. I’ve instead linked it to my profile here: Notes Section.

Games Not Included in the 250 Count

Hope this helps you find something new to play. There are tons of great ones that didn’t even make the list. I’ll include some below – these ones did not count towards the 250 games stated in the post title.

• Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition

• NASCAR Heat (series)

• Wand Wars

• Scribblenauts (series)

• Danger Scavenger

• Broforce

• Shift Happens

• Bleed 1 & 2

• 8DAYS

• Claws of Furry

• 9th Dawn III

• The Escapists 2

• Super Toy Cars 1 & 2

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• Code Shifter

• Magic Twins

• Old Man's Journey

• HackyZack

• 99VIDAS

• Hellpoint

• Toto Temple Deluxe

• Ninjin: Clash of Carrots

• Rock of Ages 2 & 3

• Ages of Mages: The Last Keeper

• Bite the Bullet

• Riptide GP 2 & Renegade

• Cannon Brawl

• Totally Reliable Delivery Service

• Guilt Battle Arena

• STAB STAB STAB!

• The Perplexing Orb 1 & 2

• Maze

• PAC-MAN 256

• Pix the Cat

• Mugsters

• NeuroVoider

• Die For Valhalla!

• Koloro

• Air Hockey

• Hookbots

• FoxyLand 2

• Battle Garegga Rev.2016

• Neon Chrome

• Pang Adventures

• Laser League

• Skylanders Super Charges (accessories required)

• Skullgirls

• Katamari Damaci Reroll

• Batu Ta Batu

• Swimsanity!

• OlliOlli 2

• Organ Trail

• Moon Hunters

• Spitlings

• Knights and Bikes

• No Heroes Here

• Space Invaders Forever

• Bubble Bobble 4 Friends

• Tonight We Riot

• PixelJunk Nom Nom Galaxy

• Outbreak (series)

• Bokosuka Wars II

• Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved

• Mecho Collection: Mecho Tales & Mecho Wars

• HIVE: Altenum Wars

• Dead Nation

• Dynasty Warriors (series)

• Big Crown: Showdown

• Colt Canyon

• Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

• King of Fighters XIV

• Rocketbirds 2: Evolution

• Resogun

• Apotheon (separate versus mode)

• Penarium (separate versus mode)

• Slime-san (separate versus mode)

• Catherine (separate versus mode)

• Sportsfriends

• Injustice 1 & 2

• Magicka 2

• Rocketbirds 2

• Spirit Arena

• Carly and the Reaperman – Escape from the Underworld (VR)

• ShellShock Live

• Pong Adventures

• Red Wings: Aces of the Sky

• NHL Arcade: 3 on 3

• NBA Battlegrounds

• Boxing Champions

• Axis Football (series)

• One Strike

• Super Sports Blast

• Disco Dodgeball – REMIX

• 1001 Spikes

• Alchemic Jousts

• Mega Coin Squad

• Bonkies

• Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition

• Pix the Cat

• Papa’s Quiz

• Secret Ponchos

• Strikers Edge

• The Binding of Isaac (limited role)

• Woah Dave!

• Out of Space

• Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid

• Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2

• Jet Set Knights

• Portal Knights

I estimate there to be at least 1000 local multiplayer games on PS4. I still run into new ones on the PlayStation Store all the time. I know it's overwhelming to look at a post with a bunch of games you've never heard of before and make a choice. So I’m going to link to a post I made that discusses 20 local multiplayer games for PS4:

Overview of 20 Local Multiplayer Games for PlayStation 4

Click here if you also own either an Xbox One or Switch – I list some games available for both these platforms that aren’t on PlayStation 4/5.

Source: reddit.com

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