Many PlayStation 5 games are much more fun together. Especially couch Co-op is very popular and in demand among gamers. These 2-player PlayStation 5 games particularly impressed us, and some of them also offer room for more companions.
It’s one of those rainy days you don’t feel like going out, but you have one or more people you could play some games with? For this purpose, we have compiled this ranking of PS5 2-player games for you, which even has room for more players here and there. Let’s dive right in:
20. Guilty Gear Strive
Are you looking for a title to solve the differences with your friend? Then get Guilty Gear Strive and immerse yourself in the fantastic gameplay that awaits you with extravagant graphics and a magnificent soundtrack. It doesn’t matter if you are a newcomer or a fighting game veteran – both sides are welcome in this one. Use the extensive tutorial mode to advance from student to master and challenge each other.
The title supports up to 2 players in local Co-op and has an online multiplayer mode for up to 32 players. Get a copy for PS5 via the PlayStation Store.
19. Chicory: A Colorful Tale
This title is certainly one of the much more casual 2 player PS5 games on our list. The lovingly designed 2D game combines the gameplay of old Zelda titles with the excitement of coloring books. Use the power of your paintbrush to bring back the peace and joy of painting. Chicory: A Colorful Tale is a cute game and suitable for children, due to its accessible gameplay. But adults will also have fun with the two player coop mode.
Chicory: A Colorful Tale supports up to 2 players in local Co-op. Purchase it for PS5 via the PlayStation Store.
18. WRC 10 FIA World Rally Championship
How about an off-road duel with your friend? In WRC 10 FIA World Rally Championship, you’ll experience hyper-immersive driving adventures thanks to the DualSense wireless controllers. Feel every brake, acceleration, and rattle of the terrain in your hands and enjoy an incredibly realistic rally car simulation while your adrenaline level skyrockets on the way to victory.
The title supports up to 2 players in local Co-op and has an online multiplayer mode for up to 8 players. Grab it for PS5 via the PlayStation Store.
17. The Jackbox Party Pack 8
Bring yourself into the perfect party mood with this five titles game pack. Get ready for challenging, edgy, and fun party titles that will have you and your friends laughing and chatting. If you’re looking for two-player PS5 games in the coop realm, check out the game Poll Mine here: split up into teams and prepare answers to questions that the other team will have to guess in the appropriate order. But there is a whole lot more to discover.
The Jackbox Party Pack 8 supports up to 10 players in local Co-op. Purchase it for PS5 via the PlayStation Store.
16. The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil In Me
The last title of the first season is a thrilling adventure game that will take you and your friends to a trap-filled hotel of death, where the famous serial killer H. H. Holmes is said to have been up to his bloody mischief. The game is especially recommended in local multiplayer mode, which you can play with your best buddy or up to four friends. Every wrong step can be your last … or your friends’. The Devil in Me is the ultimate friend loyalty test and will strain your nerves!
The title supports up to 5 players in local Co-op and has an online multiplayer mode for up to 2 players. Grab it for PS5 via the PlayStation Store.
While many Co-op titles are also highly recommended for friends, Haven is an exception and is especially good for couples. Why? Because this game is also about a pair of lovers who find themselves on an enchanted planet with many bizarre creatures and must adapt to this alien habitat. It’s both an addictive and relaxing game for the PlayStation 5 and offers a lot of exploration as well as exciting moments of combat where loving cooperation is required.
Haven supports up to 2 players in local Co-op. Purchase it for PS5 via the PlayStation Store.
Nowadays, everyone should be familiar with Fortnite. The free-to-play Battle Royale shooter is especially popular in online play, with up to 99 players on one server at the same time. The goal is to survive and win either in a team or alone as the last player (last-man-standing). However, not everyone knows that Fortnite even has a couch Co-op mode for up to 2 players for PlayStation 5 and Xbox. So if you and your teammate like this kind of shooter, grab your controllers and jump off together. Have a good flight (and a good landing).
The title supports up to 2 players in local Co-op and has an online multiplayer mode for up to 99 players. Grab it for PS5 via the PlayStation Store.
In this title from Square Enix, you’ll form a combat squad with two other friends to eliminate many alien legions on your way. Welcome to a sci-fi loot shooter and one of the highly recommended 2 player PS5 games. Numerous wild shootouts await you and your friends, embedded in an epic story. You might think that Outriders is a descendant of Borderlands, and we truly understand that! The game has already received many deep updates, such as a transmog-system that lets you customize your player. For an exciting endgame, you’ll find heaps of legendary equipment. And if you end up wanting more, there’s also the Outriders Worldslayer expansion to discover.
Outriders supports up to 3 players in online Co-op. You can get a copy for PS5 via the PlayStation Store.
12. The Quarry
The Quarry, inspired by predecessors like Until Dawn, is a survival horror game. The special thing about it is that it has a very interesting couch Co-op mode. Unlike other PS5 2 player games, you play with a single controller, which you pass on to each other depending on the situation. It is an “interactive video” based on the teen horror of the 80s and offers you and your friends the possibility to enjoy a horror story together with impressive modern graphics. The game provides more than 100 possible endings, which makes it always fun to get back to.
The title supports up to 8 players in local and online Co-op, and you can get it for PS5 via the PlayStation Store.
11. Asterix & Obelix XXXL: The Ram From Hibernia
In the new Asterix & Obelix installment, you and up to three other players can once again beat up Roman legionaries (shoot them into the air) in couch Co-op mode. This time the story focuses on a golden ram, which the famous Gauls have to return to the chief Whiskitonix. On your way, of course, you will meet numerous Romans again. A colorful, humorous journey coupled with very atmospheric musical interludes can begin, which you better not miss in your library for 2 player PS5 games.
The game supports up to 4 players in couch Co-op. Purchase it for PS5 via the PlayStation Store.
Join your friends on an epic ancient adventure and take on the roles of mighty knights to prevent an apocalyptic event from happening. As one of the first very impressive PS5 exclusives, you’ll engage in intense melee combat and fight for glory. Kill numerous monsters in search of bold loot and upgrade your gear. This is a game you’ll definitely want to check out, especially since it’s been slashed in price. A welcome distraction and adventure for you and your teammates.
The title supports up to 3 players in online Co-op, and you can get it for PS5 via the PlayStation Store.
9. Warhammer Chaosbane: Slayer Edition
Welcome back to the world of isometric hack-and-slash games. Whether you’re looking for an alternative to Diablo / PoE, or you’re just a fan of the Warhammer universe: With this installment of the series, you’ve found a great adventure RPG for your PlayStation 5. Wipe out bloodthirsty hordes of witches, demons, and orcs. Looting and upgrading your gear plays a significant role here too, and is also a lot of fun. Team up with friends, choose your hero from several classes, and off you go. The Slayer Edition comes with optimized graphics and all previously released DLCs.
The game supports up to 4 players in couch and online Co-op. You can also play in combo Co-op (a mix of the two). Purchase it for PS5 via the PlayStation Store.
8. Overcooked! All You Can Eat
The popular cooking game series is also playable on PS5, and it includes the first two parts and all DLCs. In this popular Co-op game, you’ll have to cook, serve, and clean up together while not losing your concentration. It’s a fun title in a race against time. Prepare food together amidst hot lava or at dizzying heights with a hot air balloon. Where other Co-op games invite you to relax, in this game, your stress level will be tested.
The game supports up to 4 players in local and online Co-op, and you can get it for PS5 via the PlayStation Store.
7. Sackboy: A Big Adventure
This 3D platformer is comparable to games like Crash Bandicoot or Spyro. As Sackboy, you can jump and run through the colorful world with up to three other friends on your PS5. Even though the game is suitable for singleplayer, it offers a lot of fun in cooperative game mode, especially with friends and family. The game features a very layered and thoughtful level design and offers extremely entertaining gameplay. This game wins the feel-good award in our ranking for the best 2-player PS5 games.
The title supports up to 4 players in local and online Co-op, and you can get it for PS5 via the PlayStation Store.
6. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
Although this game is already the sixth Lego Star Wars title, it is also one of the most impressive works of the series. All nine movies from the Star Wars universe are included in this Lego adventure. You can choose between a whopping 380 playable characters, and the graphics are extremely nice to look at. Enjoy this massive Star Wars spectacle solo, but it’s even more exciting and fun when you team up with a friend in 2-player split-screen.
The game supports two players in split-screen mode, and you can get it for PS5 via the PlayStation Store.
5. Borderlands 3
Since its launch in 2009, the Borderlands series hasn’t changed much in terms of gameplay and innovation. But it doesn’t have to. This very humorous action FPS game is a lot of fun and offers gameplay full of carnage and looting with the third installment. Play the exciting campaign in pairs – either horizontally or vertically. Numerous side missions in a vast open world await you. Or go on a mission as a foursome and loot all the weapons and items together.
The game supports up to 4 players in local Co-op, and you can purchase it for PS5 via the PlayStation Store.
4. FIFA 23
Thanks to HyperMotion technology since FIFA 22, the sports simulation series from EA has developed into a real next-generation title. Especially the latest installment of the series provides an extremely realistic gaming experience. Both in its game mechanics and graphically. FIFA 23 now offers local multiplayer with up to four players in offline mode, i.e., 2 vs. 2. Only one player needs to have a PS Plus account, and the others can join as guests by pressing the triangle button on their controllers.
The game supports up to 4 players in local play, and you can get it for PS5 via the PlayStation Store.
3. Human: Fall Flat
Do you prefer to slow things down and look for a comedic play? Then you should definitely give this ragdoll physics-based title a try. Many different levels and character outfits await you here. Grab the PlayStation 5 controller and play alone or with your partner/friend. The goal in this game is to get to the end of each level with the help of physics and the amusing nature of your characters. Teamwork is very much in demand, and funny situations are inevitable.
The game supports two players in local Co-op, and you can get it for PS5 via the PlayStation Store.
2. ARK: Survival Evolved
This action adventure from Studio Wildcards is all about two things: Crafting and dinosaurs. If you’re a fan of Jurassic Park and Minecraft, you should definitely check out this title, which is graphically very impressive on the PS5. The game has evolved very well over the past few years, adding many new mechanics and features. This now includes a two-player mode, which works exceptionally well locally for couch Co-op. However, if you want to play online on servers, you might need to wait for a future update.
The game supports two players in local Co-op, and you can get it for PS5 via the PlayStation Store. But as it’s a PS4 port, you need to have the latest firmware on your PlayStation 5 installed.
1. It Takes Two
As the title suggests, this PlayStation 5 game from Hazelight Studios offers a two-person Co-op adventure. You’ll play two characters the size of an insect and have to try to get back to your normal size and find the way back to your daughter. Your path will take you through toys, household appliances, gardens, and many more strange places. It is one of the PS5 2-player games which encourages you to work together very intensely. The game plays impressively well both locally and online and is without question one of the best 2-player PS5 games on the market. In case you like to get some inspiration on more games like It Takes Two, we have you covered in our other article.
The game supports 2 players in local and online Co-op, and you can get it for PS5 via the PlayStation Store.
More than two-player games to discover for PS4 & PS5
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