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PS5 Split Screen Games: Don’t Miss These 15 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. These 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 recommendations for the best PS5 split-screen games:

 

15. Hot Wheels Unleashed

A childhood dream comes true with this game: Hot Wheels Unleashed remarkably manages to make the spirit of the iconic toy cars flow and bring back true nostalgic feelings of the nineties. It’s the perfect mix of semi-realistic simulation and crazy kart racer games that you can enjoy with friends on a split screen with up to four players on PlayStation 5. The game offers you numerous creative options, and you can choose from a total of 60 racing cars.

In this screenshot from Hot Wheels Unleashed, we see a blue race track with red marker lines. The track is tilted extremely to the right and comes from the background running from the top of the image to the front at the bottom left. A similar track section can be seen on the right side of the image, where the track curves from the bottom to the top right. All in all, the picture is very much filled with this racetrack. On the left side we can see a green racing car in toy optics, as it drives straight along the race track tilted to the right. In the background, we glimpse the facade of a warehouse, which makes it clear that these are toy cars.
Toy cars in Hot Wheels Unleashed (Source: Milestone)

 

The title offers a four-player split-screen mode for PS4 and PS5. It can also be played on Xbox One, Xbox Series XS, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Purchase it for PlayStation 4 and 5 in the PlayStation Store.

 

14. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2

Play the next-gen versions of one of the most popular arcade skateboarding simulations of its time. The skateboarding franchise created a huge hype at the turn of the century. Now the game has been modernized with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, and the remakes have been very well received by many gamers. According to Activision, this is why this game has sold exceptionally fast. Fight real high-score battles with a friend in split-screen and make the area unsafe together with your skateboards.

We are in a skateboarding park in the middle of a large industrial hall. On the right side of the picture, there is a huge window front through which the daylight shines in and illuminates the hall impressively. At the bottom of the image, many different ramps are shown. In the center, the game's logo is shown in white capital letters “Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2” along with two turquoise curved lines framing the logo above and below. Above it, we see the skateboarder Tony Hawk in a brown t-shirt, black pants, and black skateboard helmet performing an impressive stunt just in the air.
Screenshot of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 (Source: Vicarious Visions/Activision)

 

Play the game in two-player split-screen mode on PS4 and PS5, and you can also get it for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The title can be purchased for PlayStation 4 and 5 via the PlayStation Store.

 

13. Call of Duty: WWII

This CoD title set in World War II not only offers an impressive cinematic campaign, but you can also team up with a friend on PS4/PS5 in split screen and fight together against enemy AI. If you want, you can also compete against each other. In addition, this part also offers the popular Zombie Co-op mode, in which you can hunt waves of Nazi zombies with a friend.

From the bottom view, we catch sight of an American Sherman tank that is just passing us on the right, so we get an impressive half-profile view of it on the right of the image. We are on a street that is buried under rubble and in the background only ruins of destroyed buildings can be seen out of focus. The sky is gray and the scene looks very serious and gloomy because of the strong desaturation of the colors. On the left, a red car is shown from behind with a spare tire on the rear.
Call of Duty WWII screenshot (Source: Sledgehammer Games/Activision)

 

The title offers a two-player split-screen mode for PS4 and PS5, and it can also be played on Xbox One and PC. You can purchase it for PS4 and PlayStation 5 in the PlayStation Store.

 

12. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

It is one of the PS5 split-screen games that many gamers have been waiting for. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga offers a lovely graphical realization and an enormous scope serving you all the stories of the new Star Wars movies, including 407 playable characters. The typical humor of the franchise is guaranteed to sweeten the time for you and your partner in split screen. If you’re not only a dedicated Star Wars fan but also a fan of the LEGO universe, then what are you waiting for?

This screenshot of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga shows several AT-ATs in the background walking on a dusty desert ground. The setting sun can be seen in the background. The four-legged giant robots, which look like large predators, are shown in the image in a horizontal slightly staggered arrangement, moving slowly in our direction. In the image, they are shown in a long shot in the vertical center of the image. On the left side of the picture, a bit more in the foreground, a black command shuttle is shown with two large vertically raised wings and a red glowing cockpit. Play with this title perhaps one of the best PS5 split screen games in the Lego universe.
screenshot from Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Source: Traveller’s Tales/WB Games)

 

Play the game in two-player split-screen mode on PS4 and PS5, and you can also get it for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC. It can be purchased for PS4 and PlayStation 5 via the PlayStation Store.

 

11. Rocket League

In your collection of good PS5 split-screen games, you shouldn’t miss this very innovative game. In Rocket League, you’ll play soccer, but the automotive way. Shoot a giant soccer ball with racing cars and perform impressive stunts in the air thanks to the rocket engines. It’s chaotic, competitive multiplayer fun for up to four players in split-screen. You should definitely check out this crazy game if you love fun sports and racing.

In your search for special games for the PlayStation 5, you should check out Rocket League, which is one of the most original PS5 split screen games. On this cove, the brand of the game is positioned in the center of the image. In white capital letters we read "Rocket League" and to the left of it we see the blue and white logo that looks like a triangular shield. On it we see a stylized racing car kicking a ball. The ball is shown in gray in the logo at the top left. We look up from a lower perspective of a soccer field with artificial turf and see in the background in the blur a huge grandstand with many yellow lights on the ceiling.
The cover of Rocket League (Source: Psyonix)

 

The title offers a four-player split-screen mode for PS4 and PS5. It can also be played on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, Linux, macOS, and PC. Get a free copy for PlayStation 4 and 5 in the PlayStation Store.

 

10. Divinity: Original Sin II

The first installment already had a split-screen mode, and Divinity: Original Sin II can also be enjoyed on the couch with a second player. With this sequel, which has been highly praised by fans and critics, you’ll play one of the best PS5 split-screen games on your console (available on other platforms too). Embark on the adventures of “Sourcers” together, applying divine magic to cast impressive spells to defeat your enemies. Travel in pairs with different characters through a broken land, which can also be explored independently.

In an isometric perspective, we look from above at four different playable characters in the game Divinity: Original Sin II. They stand in a square formation on a bright sandy beach, which takes up most of the frame looking at each other The left edge of the frame shows turquoise seawater and foaming spray. To the right and bottom of the image are olive green and reddish shrubs. At the top of the image, a pier overgrown with seaweed can be seen in the crop, leading to the sea on the left. The lower two characters are male and armed with swords and bows, and the upper two are female and equipped with swords and burning sticks.
Screenshot from Divinity: Original Sin II (Source: Larian Studios)

 

Play the game in two-player split-screen mode on PS4 and PS5. You can also get it for Xbox One, macOS, and PC. It can be purchased for PlayStation 5 via the PlayStation Store.

 

9. ARK: Survival Evolved

This game is really about the survival of the fittest. Survive on an unknown island populated by dangerous dinosaurs! To do this, you’ll need to create clothing, food, shelter, and tools. So go exploring – the best way to do this is in pairs in split screen on your PlayStation 5 or PS4. Ride dinosaurs like a giant T-Rex, strap laser cannons to it, and hunt down your enemies on a stunning island!

An island landscape with bright sunshine, blue sky, and isolated white clouds is depicted on this screenshot. We see the player in the third-person view in the long shot in the center of the lower half of the picture. He is flying on a giant orange pterosaur over a rocky section of beach, which is surrounded by water on the left and right and runs in a fairly straight line into the background to the center of the image, where the horizon lies. On the left side of the picture, in front of the player, mighty fields rise into the sky, and on the right side, a bit further back, there is a forest running out of the picture on the right.
Fly on a dinosaur in ARK: Survival Evolved (Source: Studio Wildcard/Snail Games)

 

The title offers a two-player split-screen mode for PS4 and PS5. It can also be played on Android, iOS, Xbox One, Linux, macOS, and PC. Purchase it for PS4/PS5 in the PlayStation Store.

 

8. Fortnite

Play one of the most iconic and colorful Battle Royale games on PS5 in split-screen mode with a friend. Either work together as a team or compete against each other. The developer has already brought countless new weapons, characters, and challenges to the game, so you can play popular action heroes of franchises like Walking Dead, Street Fighter, or Marvel. Enjoy this crazy third-person shooter with 100 players simultaneously on one server. Definitely one of the most popular split-screen PS5 games.

On this cover of Fortnite, we see four different playable characters in the long shot in a slight bottom view on the right side of the picture. They are standing on a wooden barricade, which is depicted with numerous boards at the bottom of the image. Below them, numerous zombie-like arms and hands rise up and try to reach the players. The players are arranged slightly staggered one behind the other. The foremost character is male, has a black undercut hairstyle, and metallic shoulder pads, and is kneeling holding a katana with both hands. Behind him stands a woman with brown tight-fitting pants, a black top, and black tied hair, who holds an assault rifle in her hands. Right behind her stands a blonde woman in a black jumpsuit, ammunition belt, and a huge hammer in her hands. To the left behind her, a character with purple hair and gray clothing points a futuristic pistol at a target lying in front of him. The man in the foreground and the two women look at us as viewers. At the top of the sky and to the left of the image, a purple thunderstorm with dark clouds is moving in, obscuring the blue sky that can be seen in the distance. In PS5 split-screen games like title, you are able to play with up to 99 players simultaneously.
Screenshot of Fortnite (Source: Epic Games)

 

The title offers a two-player split-screen mode for PS4 and PS5. It is also available for Android, iOS, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, macOS, and PC. It’s free, and you can get it for PS4/PS5 via the PlayStation Store.

 

7. Human: Fall Flat

This title is perfect for brightening up your mood, even on gray days. As a very shaky-moving and simply designed character named Bob, you’ll have to find your way out of several dream worlds. In doing so, you must interact with numerous objects or the environment around you, all of which are subject to the laws of physics. Especially when played by two in split screen, this adventure will provide a lot of laughs and good humor, because things often go wrong in a funny way here.

In this graphically minimalistic physics platformer, you have to solve numerous riddles based on the laws of physics and interact with your environment, which at the same time makes the game one of the funniest PS5 split screen games and is illustrated by this screenshot: The player is seen in third-person view in long shot centered in the frame. He is standing on a red-white boat and has two paddles in his hands, which he uses to move the boat forward. The water looks light blue and is a bit wavy, which was implemented by polygon-like bumps in this game. In the background, we can see beige sandy beaches and brown rocks on the right and left sides. On the water directly on the right beach is a raft made of tree trunks with a white sail. On the left beach, there is a blue-white jet ski. Gray fog is in the air causing a rather murky scene and more brown rocks can be seen in the distance.
Human: Fall Flat screenshot (Source: No Brakes Games/Curve Digital)

 

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

 

6. Quake

If you love retro first-person shooters like Wolfenstein or Doom, you’ll also love Quake. This fast-paced FPS remaster stays true to its original and iconic graphics style, but in 4K resolution and at 100 fps, making it very accessible to new players. In addition to the classic Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch, there is now also a new Horde Mode, in which you have to endure hordes of enemies with up to three other players in split-screen Co-op mode.

The player is shown here in first-person view. He holds a futuristic submachine gun with two barrels in his hand, which we can see in the center at the bottom of the screen. The player is standing on a stone bridge, which is located in a medieval castle courtyard and is illuminated by the evening sun. In front of him, at some distance, stands a bloody naked beige monster with a bald head and distorted face, holding a bloody chainsaw in the air with his right hand. On the left side, we can see a gate with a bridge leading to it, and behind the monster, there is also a barricaded entrance under a round archway. The game Quake is available as a remaster for the PlayStation 5 and is one of the highly recommended PS5 split-screen games.
Screenshot from Quake (Source: Nightdive Studios/Bethesda Softworks)

 

The title offers a two to four-player split-screen mode for PS4 and PS5. It can also be played on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Purchase it for PS4/PS5 in the PlayStation Store.

 

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 on 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!

In an isometric perspective, we look from above at four different playable characters in the game Divinity: Original Sin II. They stand in a square formation on a bright sandy beach, which takes up most of the frame looking at each other The left edge of the frame shows turquoise seawater and foaming spray. To the right and bottom of the image are olive green and reddish shrubs. At the top of the image, a pier overgrown with seaweed can be seen in the crop, leading to the sea on the left. The lower two characters are male and armed with swords and bows, and the upper two are female and equipped with swords and burning sticks.
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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