What better way is there to enjoy a great game than by sharing the experience with a friend?

Back in the ’90s there really was no other way to play co-operatively other than with your gaming-partner-in-crime by your side, hammering away at your respective controllers.

However, the dawn of online gaming has meant that co-op play has shifted from sitting on the same couch to being anywhere in the world. Thankfully, there’s still plenty of games out there offering excellent local co-op experiences, and so we take a look at the top 50 couch co-op games on PlayStation 4…

50. Sky Force Anniversary

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Sky Force Anniversary is a good old-fashioned scrolling shooter. It looks gorgeous, and it’s fun to play to boot – and with a local co-op mode available, it’s even more fun with a friend by yourself. It can get pretty hectic on screen though, especially with two lots of bullets flying around!

49. Caveman Warriors

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If you like an old-school platformer, then Caveman Warriors is worth checking out. With a friend playing by your side in local co-op, the game’s much more challenging as you need to utilise each character’s special skills in order to progress through the level. Still, with a prehistoric theme and a cool cast of characters, it’s a fun way to pass the time – even if it is very challenging.

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