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It Takes Two

The Best Online Co-op Games on PS4

PS4 Games For the Co-op Players

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Here at GameSpew, we’re big fans of co-op gaming.

Couch co-op gaming is our favourite, but it’s not always possible or ideal. What if you want to play with your friends who are spread across the world? Or what if you’re lucky enough to have a dual TV and console setup in your home? Well, there’s online co-op for that. And there are plenty of great online co-op games on PS4.

Online co-op gives you all the benefits of cooperative gaming but with the added bonus of having your own screen. That means there’s no more waiting around for your pal to mess around in menus, or twiddling your thumbs while they spend 25 minutes upgrading their gear. So with that in mind, here’s a list of the best online co-op games on PS4. Add some of these to your collection, and you can have so much fun online with your friends, family, or even complete strangers!

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It Takes Two

It Takes Two

If you’ve ever wanted to star in your own Disney movie, It Takes Two is your chance. This utterly gorgeous adventure is the latest game from Hazelight – you know, the studio that brought us A Way Out. And, like A Way Out, it can only be played in co-op. So everything has been designed with co-operation in mind, making this one of the smartest, and best, online co-op games you can play on PS4.

Players take on the role of Cody and May, a married couple on the brink of divorce. After their young daughter unwittingly puts a curse on them, they find themselves trapped in the tiny bodies of two hand-made dolls. To get back to their human form, they must work together – and cross many a perilous environment. Your garden might not be dangerous when you’re full-sized, but when you’re an inch tall? You better watch out.

Yes, it’s as zany as it sounds, but that’s what makes It Takes Two so wonderful. Online co-op games really don’t come much better than this.

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Outriders

Online co-op shooters don’t come much better than Outriders. Released in April 2021, Outriders might not be the most adventurous, or unique game out there. But by god is it good fun. Taking on the role of an Outrider, you’ve journeyed to another planet in search of a replacement Earth. Though it turns out the planet you’ve landed on is… rather hostile. There’s a whole lot of stuff trying to kill you, basically. It’s a good job you’ve come prepared.

You can play Outriders by yourself, but this is a game that truly benefits from having someone play with you in online co-op. You can group up in up to teams of three, battling through missions together, taking on big bosses and gathering up loot. (Yes, that’s right – loot! And lots of it!) The huge range of weapons, fun enemy types and varied landscapes make Outriders stand out, and if you enjoy co-op shooting, you’ll find a lot to love here. If you’re after the best online co-op games on PS4, it definitely deserves your consideration.

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Saints Row: The Third Remastered

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We’ve always felt that Saints Row: The Third is the best game in the series. Needless to say, when we found out it was getting the remaster treatment we were very happy indeed. Ultimately though, it turned out to effectively be a remake.

In Saints Row: The Third Remastered the Saints have never looked better, and neither has Steelport, which makes your explosive activities more fun than ever. Along with the base game, pretty much all of the DLC previously released for it is included, which means there are three expansions for you to also play through. And of course, nothing beats playing it in co-op with a friend.

It should go without saying that if you have a PS4 and love playing in online co-op, you really need to add Saints Row: The Third Remastered to your collection. It provides hours upon hours of absolute mayhem.

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Borderlands 3

When it comes to over-the-top, balls-to-the-wall first person shooters, there’s nothing quite like the Borderlands series. And the latest addition to the franchise, Borderlands 3, might just be the biggest, ballsiest of them all. Rather than confining you to Pandora, you have a whole galaxy of planets to explore. Each of them is filled with bizarre enemies for you to fill with bullets, ridiculous storylines, and larger-than-life characters that you’ll either love or hate.

Borderlands 3 is fun on your own, but bring a friend on board and it gets a whole lot better. The entire campaign can be played in online co-op, with you and a friend making your way through missions and taking down bosses together, and just about everything in between. There’s absolutely hours of gameplay here, making it one of the best online co-op games on PS4.

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Minecraft Dungeons

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What do you get if you cross Minecraft with Diablo? Minecraft Dungeons, that’s what. And despite Microsoft now owning the developer of Minecraft, it hasn’t stopped Minecraft Dungeons from being released on PS4.

Minecraft Dungeons is essentially ‘My First Diablo’. It’s a dungeon crawler that’s a little on the simple side, making it perfect for those who want to dip their toes into the genre. Don’t let its carefree exterior fool you though; depending on the difficulty you choose, it can be mighty fiendish.

Up to four people can group together to play Minecraft Dungeons in online co-op, and while they’re likely to blast through the game’s stages in a matter of hours, there are plenty of reasons to go back. Loot is one of them, of course, and there are also many difficulty levels to tackle and secrets to find. Needless to say, whether you’re young or old, there’s a lot to get out of Minecraft Dungeons, making it one of the best online co-op games on PS4.

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The Division 2

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We really liked The Division, but now that The Division 2 is out, we’ve not returned to it.

The Division 2 takes everything that was good about the first game and builds on it. The campaign is better, the loot is better, the activities available to you as you make your way around its large map are better. When you sit down to play The Division 2, hours go by because you get so immersed.

Like any good co-op game, The Division 2 is at its best when played with others. Get a team together and you can tackle the game’s trickiest challenges when you’re geared up, and there’s plenty of endgame content to go at. If you’re after online co-op games to play on PS4, this is undoubtedly one of the best.

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Man of Medan

It may be a movie-like story-driven experience, but Supermassive Games’ Man of Medan surprisingly has one of the most unique online co-op modes available right now.

In Man of Medan, players take control of numerous friends who’ve found themselves in a sticky situation after going on a diving excursion. Playing in online co-op, each player will take control of just a few of these friends, with their actions directly having an impact on the other player’s experience. It’s novel, and it takes somewhat makes the game more natural and unpredictable.

Man of Medan may be a single-player game at heart, but its local and online co-op options really add another dimension to it. Make sure you give it a go if you’re after an unusual online co-op experience on PS4.

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Monster Hunter: World

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Hunting monsters is a tough but exciting activity. When you’ve got friends to hunt with, though, it becomes more manageable.

Going out on expeditions with friends in Monster Hunter: World makes your time with it much more fruitful. Working as a team to take down gargantuan beasts, you’ll cheer when you’re victorious, and be utterly elated when you scavenge the resources required to upgrade your equipment. Then the addiction will kick in. You’ll strive to be a master hunter and acquire the best armour and weapons, and you simply won’t rest until you’ve reached your goal. And with friends by your side, you’ll love every minute of it. Monster Hunter: World really is better when played in online co-op.

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World War Z

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If you’re not yet tired of zombies and want a game that demands you work effectively with others, why not give World War Z a go?

It may pretty a pretty blatant rip-off of Left 4 Dead, but World War Z gets enough right to be worthy of your time. It offers multiple episodes for you to work through in online co-op, with more added since launch, each consisting of a few or so levels. And once you’re done, you can try them all over again with the difficulty set higher.

A range of character classes gives the game some depth, with new perks being unlocked as you level up. Weapons can also be upgraded, meaning that eventually you’re a force to be reckoned with. And you’ll need to be considering the size of some zombie hordes sent your way. It’s just one of the reasons why World War Z is currently one of the best online co-op games on PS4.

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Diablo III: Eternal Collection

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Diablo III is without a doubt a must-play co-op experience, both in couch and online co-op. The game is exactly the same whether in single player or multiplayer and it’s seamless, meaning players can join or drop out at any point without interrupting anyone else’s game. Up to four people can play in the same game for some serious monster-hunting madness.

The difficulty of Diablo III scales depending how many people are playing, so with a full roster of four, your enemies are going to be much tougher than if you were fighting them alone. Unlike when playing in local co-op, you don’t have to hang around while everyone sorts out their inventory when playing online, leaving you free to continue exploring. Diablo III remains to be one of our all-time favourite co-op games, so grab a pal and set off on an intrepid journey to the depths of hell…

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Zombie Army 4: Dead War

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Zombie Army Trilogy was great when it released in 2015, but now it’s a bit shallow and its visuals are dated. It doesn’t matter though, because Zombie Army 4: Dead War is here.

Zombie Army 4: Dead War is the ultimate online co-op game if you like nothing more than slaughtering hordes of zombies. It has a nine mission campaign full of hair-raising situations and a bucketload of challenges. And when you’re done with that there are four horde maps for you to have a go at. Get three friends in on the act and you can have hours of undead killing fun.

If you’re after one of the best online co-op games on PS4, look no further. Zombie Army 4: Dead War may not be all that clever, but it’s a great way to waste some time online.

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Killing Floor 2

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There aren’t many games as gory as Killing Floor 2. There aren’t many that are as much fun to play with friends, either, making Killing Floor 2 one of the best online co-op games available.

Killing Floor 2 demands you and up to three others defend yourselves against waves of horrific creatures on a range of maps. As you kill the monsters that are out to break you into pieces you’ll acquire money, which you can spend between rounds on new weapons, ammo and other useful goodies. Spend your money wisely though, otherwise you might not make it to the boss that lies at the end of each gauntlet. With regular themed events, Killing Floor 2 is a great game to have installed on your console for occasional bouts of monster killing mayhem.

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Warhammer: Vermintide 2

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Brutal melee combat, grotesque monsters and loot: three things that we love in games. Warhammer: Vermintide 2 has them all.

Much like Left 4 Dead, Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is an online co-op game that has you working with up to three others to reach the end of a map while hordes of monsters try and stop you. Your enemies are varied and you’ll find many obstacles in your path, but if you work as a team you can overcome any challenges that stands before you. And when you’re victorious you’ll be rewarded with goodies such as armour and weapons, that might just prove to be invaluable to tackling levels on harder difficulties.

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Remnant: From the Ashes

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If you’ve ever wondered what a game like Dark Souls would be like with guns, Remnant: From the Ashes is your answer.

While Remnant: From the Ashes is fully playable solo, it really shines in co-op. Make your way through a harsh world that’s different every time you play, developing your character and going up against fearsome bosses. You’ll need every ounce of skill you can muster, because things really do get tough.

It’s a bit rough around the edges, but there’s a lot of fun to be had with Remnant: From the Ashes, especially if you like online co-op games.

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Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville

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With its zany humour and colourful visuals, Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is the online co-op game to play if you want a bit of joy introduced to your life.

Whether you’re tackling its campaign, having fun in its horde mode or working together to take down challenges in competitive multiplayer, Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is sure to keep you entertained. And with a whole load of plant and zombie types, and even more cosmetics to unlock, it’ll be a long time before you’ve seen and done everything.

If you want the best online co-op games on PS4, Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is one of them.

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Wolfenstein: Youngblood

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The Wolfenstein games are great, but one thing has been missing from them: co-op gameplay. Not anymore, thanks to Wolfenstein: Youngblood.

B.J. Blazkowicz has gone missing, and in Wolfenstein: Youngblood it’s up to you to find him. In online co-op you and another player each take control of one of his daughters, and thanks to their futuristic suits they’re both blessed with powerful abilities.

With troublesome enemies standing in the way of the young duo rescuing their dad, players need to work together to overcome the harsh challenges thrown at them. When it comes to taking down Nazis, however, murder comes quite naturally.

It’s perhaps not quite as good as The New Order or The New Colossus, but Youngblood is still a good game. And its online co-op functionality makes it great to play with a friend.

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Strange Brigade

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If you like solving puzzles and shooting mythical creatures with friends, Rebellion’s Strange Brigade is the game for you. Building on the gameplay of the company’s previous co-op based shooter, Zombie Army Trilogy, Strange Brigade is a riotous affair with a great deal of humour.

It’s perfectly fine if you want to play it by yourself, but get some friends – or strangers – in tow, and you’ll have much more fun as you blast through its campaign and then take on its Score Attack and Horde maps.

And take our advice: play as Gracie if you can – she’s hilarious!

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Dead Island Definitive Edition

Stuck on a beautiful tropical island, what better way to spend your time than bashing zombies’ heads in with oars, crowbars and whatever else you can lay your hands on? What may have started out as a holiday in paradise has become something of a nightmare – but that doesn’t mean you’re not going to have a good time.

The Dead Island collection is perfectly serviceable as a single-player jaunt, but when you add more players into the fray it becomes all the more fun. There’s a massive amount of gameplay on offer across both Dead Island and Dead Island Riptide, with plenty of side quests to complete alongside the main stories. Just don’t expect a true horror game; Dead Island, especially when playing in online co-op, is more about the fun and thrills than it is about the jump-scares.

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Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5 is crazy. But in a good way. And you can share your experience with a friend via online co-op if you like, possibly making it even crazier.

Whether you’re making your way through the game’s story or just getting up to some shenanigans, you can have a real laugh in Far Cry 5 with a friend by your side. It makes the game much more manageable too; not that it’s particularly challenging. There’s one caveat though; whoever joins your game has to be happy knowing that they’re doing it just for the fun of it, as none of their progress is saved. Still, just larking around in Far Cry 5 is reward enough. And when you’re done with Far Cry 5, you can pick up Far Cry New Dawn and have more co-op fun with that.

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