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PS5 Split Screen Games: Don’t Miss These Five Titles

Just like the good old days, only more comfortable: Play with your mates on the couch - but now wirelessly and at your desired distance.

It makes a difference whether you play games online or on the couch with friends. PS5 split screen games offer a very special and also more personal gaming experience. Five couch hits for the PlayStation 5 have convinced us.

Your family is visiting you, or you are chilling with your best friends on the couch. Yes, you are right: If that isn’t the perfect opportunity for split-screen PS5 games. If your gaming inventory is rather thin so far, we can recommend you some very good games with this list. Here come our five recommendations for the best PS5 split-screen games:


5. Minecraft

This survival open-world game should be a household name for any gamer by now. It’s a sandbox with procedurally generated worlds that allows you to build anything you can think of (hence the craft part of the name). Create tools from mined resources and forge weapons to defeat a wide variety of enemies. A true pioneer of its genre and certainly one of the best PS5 split-screen games.

The cover image of the game Minecraft is shown in a strong wide angle in daylight, so that the very green covered game world and the horizon curves strongly. Both the world and the characters are made entirely of blocks, which is the trademark of the game. In the center of the image, a male game character with a cyan shirt, blue pants and a pickaxe in his right hand stands on a block hill. To his right is a pig, next to him is a wolf, and to his right is a female character wearing a green shirt and brown pants. To the left of the male character is a sheep and below that is a green creeper, a brown spider, a green zombie and a skeleton archer. Several lakes are visible at the foot of the mountain.
Minecraft cover (Mojang Studios/Microsoft)


The game offers a two-player split-screen mode for PS4 and PS5. It can also be played on Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One, and can be purchased for PlayStation 5 via PlayStation Store.


4. Dirt 5

Racing games like Dirt 5 can be played especially well in split-screen. Grab up to 3 friends, as the title can be played with 4 players locally in split-screen multiplayer. Compete against each other or build a race team against computer opponents in career mode. The fifth installment offers polished graphics as well as classic and new game modes.

Dirt 5 is very popular among the split-screen PS5 games. On this cover, a racing car with a white-red pattern can be seen from the front in an oblique perspective on a brown earth background. The background of the image has a yellow-orange coloring with occasional overlapping dot patterns.
Cover of Dirt 5 (Source: Codemasters)


The title offers a four-player split-screen mode for PS4 and PS5. Dirt 5 can also be played on Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S and it can be purchased for PlayStation on the PlayStation Store.


3. Stardew Valley

This 2D game is more than just an RPG farming simulation. In this title, you build your own life with a flourishing farm. Grow your plot more and more and expand it through farming and mining. Develop your land into a small town and go exploring while meeting and interacting with numerous characters. Very popular among players and definitely one of the most fun split-screen PS5 games.

Build your dream farm in Stardew Valley, one of the most popular PS5 split-screen games, featuring a 2D pixel graphic. In the top down view, the player is shown in the center of the image, standing on his farm next to numerous plants, vegetables and a duck by daylight. On the top left is a house with a green facade and brown roof tiles, and on the right of the image in the crop is another wooden house with red roof tiles. Scattered around the picture are fir trees and green leafy trees. The game can be played on the PlayStation 5 in pairs on one console.
Screenshot from Stardew Valley (Source: ConcernedApe)


Play the game in two-player split-screen mode on PS4 and PS5. You can also get it for Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, macOS, and Linux. For PlayStation 5, it can be purchased via the PlayStation Store.


2. Borderlands 3

If you enjoy playing together with friends and like cel-shaded shooters, you’ve certainly found the right title with Borderlands 3. The third installment of the game series once again brings you a lot of quirky humor and loot at every turn. Due to its fast-paced gameplay and numerous side quests, it is also the perfect game for in-between. This time, the main task is to find and neutralize the Calypso Twins.

Play Borderlands 3 with friends on PlayStation 5 and experience one of the funniest titles, as the screenshot shows. In cell-shading graphics, we see the player on the front left in the American view in profile on an alien planet, about to shoot a red horrible creature with a futuristic gun. Blue muzzle flash comes out of his gun as he does so. The red creature returns fire with a fire burst. In the background of the image we see two buildings of a space station standing between large rocks. Above the buildings, a pink spaceship flies with orange light on the left and a robot with blue light on the right. In the far distance, a blue planet can be seen in the crop.
Borderlands 3 Screenshot (Source: Gearbox Software/2K Games)


Play the game in four-player split-screen mode on PS4 and PS5. Borderlands 3 is also available for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Mac. Purchase it for PS5 via the PlayStation Store.


1. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Among your library of PS5 split-screen games, you can’t miss CoD: Black Ops Cold War. Fight hard against your friends on split screen or play the cool shooter in popular zombie mode. From experience, this one is especially fun. Here you have to defend yourself against increasingly strong zombie waves. An intense battle for naked survival on your couch begins!

Experience the fierce war in one of the very popular PS5 split screen games. In this screenshot from Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, we see an assault helicopter in the foreground, just leaving a battlefield in broad daylight on a hill where several buildings are burning, causing fire and smoke to rise. A jungle with palm trees can be seen around the burning plateau. Play this title with friends on PlayStation 5 or 4.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (Source: Treyarch/Activision)


The game offers a two-player split-screen mode for PS4 and PS5. It is also available for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. You can buy it for PS5 via the PlayStation Store.


Split-screen PS5 games are a lot of fun, but what if you’re alone on the couch?

If you can live without the split screen and are looking for great multiplayer titles to play online, feel free to check out some more great PS5 multiplayer gamesSurvival Games on PS4 / PS5, awesome Co-op PS5 games, or the best 2-player PS5 games.


Which multiplayer mode do you prefer to play with your friends on the couch? Feel free to write us in the comments below.


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