Ah the N64 days, when games were made to be played with others. I don’t mean others as in fosters101 from Australia, N0Sc0Pe from ‘Rush, MW2’ , or Martin.McShelvey from Kenya; I mean your best mate from down the road who just popped over for a quick game. Mario Kart, Diddy Kong Racing, Goldeneye…where did you go? Where did it all go wrong?
Yet whilst some of us sit and reminisce about the ‘good old days’, others are hard at work trying to bring multiplayer back to the couch, where it belongs. Luckily, those same people have managed to claw some faith back in the couch co-op community, with several shining examples of why games should still be played locally. For those of you who are still sitting there, dreaming of split screens and four or more controller ports, we’ve compiled a list of the 11 best co-op games you can get on PS4 right now. Just make sure no one’s staring at your screen whilst you read. Cheats.
11. Resident Evil 5
Although it may not have lived up to the expectations set by its predecessors, Resident Evil 5 was incredibly fun to play with a partner. Playing as the returning Chris and the new character in Sheva, players again take on Wesker, but this time in the unfamiliar setting of West Africa. The all-out action approach taken in Resi Evil 4 returns, but the co-op angle puts an interesting spin on the series; players can swap items from each other’s inventories, lift their partners to out of reach areas, and of course blow the heads off of zombies in typical back-to-back, high-five co-op style. It’s maybe not on par with the rest of the series, but as a multiplayer game it works well.