1The local co-op games you need to play on PS5

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This article was first published in November 2020, and has been kept updated with newer games since.

So you’ve just got yourself a PlayStation 5, you lucky thing. And you obviously want to get some friends around to show it off. What couch co-op games should you play with them?

If you’ve made the leap from PS4 to PS5, good news: the vast majority of your PS4 games are playable on your new console thanks to backwards compatibility. So, chances are you may already own some of the best couch co-op games on PS5. If a game is compatible, you’ll simply be able to download it from your library. If it isn’t, a small ‘no entry’ sign will appear in the corner of the game’s icon.

But along with backwards-compatible titles, there are some brand new PS5 titles that play excellently in co-op too. We’ve included some of both in the list, and we’ll keep updating it as more PS5 games are released. So click on through to see our picks of the best couch co-op games available on PS5. If you have friends over, you really need to play one or more of these games. You won’t regret it.

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