With the PS5 soon to arrive, many of us find ourselves staring at our beloved PS4 with the longing, contemplative eye of an owner. Despite the many, many years of time it is just time. There is still plenty of fun to be had on the console that served us well, and plenty of games yet for you, your friend nation creator, or your significant other to enjoy for a few last hurrahs before the year is out.
A Way Out
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
In an era where split-screen has become the exception rather than the norm, A Way Out is designed for two players only. Even if you wanted to, you can not play it solo. A friend is needed in order to play the game.
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A Way Out is available on PS4 and XBOX One.
Overcooked 1 & 2
7 August was released.
The Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Microsoft Windows are available.
Price: $16.99 and $24.99
Overcooked and Dark Souls are restaurant sims. In a genre where most of the titles are easy-mode games that cater to children, Overcooked does its best to deep fry the brains of children and adults alike. The game puts players in charge of running a lot of kitchens and serving orders, which requires a lot of time and resources.
The game replicates the chaos of a bustling kitchen in a way that is gratifying and completely overwhelming, and has a Monopoly-level ability to instill lasting family rifts and reduce longstanding friends to smithereens. It is so much fun. Up to four players can be accommodated in both Overcooked and Overcooked 2.
Overcooked 1 is available on PS4 and Xbox One.
Overcooked 2 is available on PS4 and Xbox One.
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
Developer: Gearbox Software, 2K Australia
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
It’s like Mad Max meets Far Cry, with a wealth of solid gunplay, gear, and a unique charm that makes it not only one of the most fun franchises to experience but one of the better adventures. There is a great deal on the Handsome Collection, which includes both Borderlands 2 and The Pre Sequel in one seamless package.
The series tells the story of the main character in the Pre-Sequel, as well as the main character in the sequel, from a variety of angles. Fans of looter-shooters and ARPGs who missed the train can take a ride in the luxury car.
You can get the collection on PS4 and Xbox One.
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Nintendo Switch, PS3 and Classic Mac OS are available.
The mainstream gaming audience can’t get enough of the leader in hacking and slashing, and they can’t get enough of the die-hard player base.
The game gives players a chance to play as one of seven classes, each coming with their own distinct playstyles, and sets them off into the vast world of Diablo on a quest to defeat Lord Diablo. The game has an extensive loot and skill system that is great for any pair of buddies who want to play together.
You can download the game on PS4 and Xbox One.
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
Developer: Asteroid Base
Platform: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is a charming arcade-style space shooter with a disarming visual package. The game can be played with up to four players, and puts players in the role of a crew in charge of running a spaceship.
The players have to juggle multiple tasks at the same time in order to keep the ship alive and well. It is an excellent party game and is recommended for fans of quickly ramping difficulty.
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is available on PS4 and Switch.
Ark: Survival Evolved
Developer: Studio Wildcard
The platforms are: PS4 XBOX One Nintendo Switch
Ark: Survival Evolved is a violent game. It also has animals. That is a large part of the game. In Ark: Survival Evolved, players awaken on an island that has gone full Jurassic Park and are tasked with building a shelter from scratch and learning the basic survival skills to stay warm, stay full, and stay unmurdered by dinosaurs.
As players get used to the new skills and technology, they are able to work their way out of the stone age and into the modern era. There are other maniacs on the map. Other players can murder you and send everything you have ever built into oblivion if you choose to play the game. It’s rough, but the thrill and agony always goes better with a friend, and Ark is one of the biggest games to have splits-screen built right in.
Ark: Survival Evolved is available on PS4 and Xbox One.
7 Days to Die
13 December was released.
Developer: The Fun Pimps
Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows are used.
7 days to die is a survival craft that is similar to the Walking Dead. In the aftermath of a nuclear war, players assume the role of survivors trying to survive in the Arizona wilderness.
A majority of your time is spent preparing a makeshift fortress to defend against the undead hordes, as players are forced to contend with not only the ever present threat of the undead, but the basic necessities of survival. The game is terrifying and can support up to two players couch co-op via split-screen and benefits immensely from having a shoulder to cry on. You’ll cry.
There are two player games on the app.
Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Wii U, and PS4 are available.
The resurrection of the hall-of-famer, Rayman, brought with it newly updated graphics that brought the franchise’s unique art style to renewed life.
The game places a heavy emphasis on cooperation and has 120 well-crafted levels. Rayman’s unique design makes it a good choice for a wide gaming audience, without much in the way of real violence, but it is accessible as well as difficult.
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Don’t Starve Together
Developer: Klei Entertainment
Linux, Microsoft Windows, and PS4 are available.
If the entire game took place in the backpage of a high-school chemistry notebook, Don’t Starve Together would be similar toMinecraft. The core of the game is crafting and exploration in a gothic, hand-drawn world where players must contend with a variety of wicked enemies and supernatural threats.
When you chop trees in the dark forest and the trees start chopping back, you will have someone with you to listen to your screams of terror because the PS4 version has couch co-op support.
Developer: Nine Dots Studio
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Linux
Outward is a hybrid of survival games and traditional fantasy games that doesn’t baby its players. The game follows the exploits of a survivor. After 5 in-game days, players are given the chance to either pay off their debt or have their home seized, and they are ready to explore a dynamic open-world shaped by player choice and their interactions with the three warring factions.
Players must contend with survival metrics like thirst, fatigue, hunger, diseases, and curses in order to survive. Outward has an auto-save feature and permadeath that makes sure you think twice and thrice about every decision you make. Outward is a two-player local split-screen co-op game for hardcore players.
Outward is available on PS4 and Xbox One.
Human: Fall Flat
Developer: No Brakes Games
Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One are available on this platform.
Human Fall Flat is a charmingly awkward, ragdoll-physics based game that has unpredictable hijinks. The game features a variety of puzzle-platformer levels for players to solve, each involving incredibly floaty controls and advanced physics that make even basic operations pointless.
There are 15 co-op puzzle games to play with friends and family.
The game supports up to 2 player co-op, with up to 8 players online, and comes with a stream of new, free content and a wide library of user-generated content. Human: Fall Flat is a game that is fun and lighthearted.
Human: Fall Flat is available on the PS4 and Switch.
Totally Reliable Delivery Service
Developer: We’re Five Games
The platforms are: Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, and Macintosh.
Think Human is about Fall Flat. Totally Reliable Delivery Service hits all the bad-controls-hijinks that make the former special and the open-world sandbox with a vehicular emphasis of the latter. The goal is to deliver the package. The rag-doll-physics engine and inane world make it difficult to accomplish the task.
The 4 player couch co-op is one of the best aspects of Totally Reliable Delivery service, it allows everyone to bumble the seemingly simple task of package delivery together.
The Totally Reliable Delivery Service is available.
Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, Linux and Classic Mac OS are available.
What would soccer look like if it were created by the writers of Fast and Furious? A game like Rocket League that does away with realism in favor of something a little more awesome would be a good choice.
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In Rocket League, players smash a soccer ball into the opposing team’s net to win the game. It’s just soccer, but with cars. The split screen is reminiscent of the days of PS2 couch co-op.
You can get Rocket League: Steam, PS4 or Xbox One.
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Divinity Original Sin II
Developer: Larian Studios
The platforms are Microsoft Windows, PS4 and XBOX One.
The enhanced edition of the original Original Sin was followed by Divinity: Original Sin II. The game plays like a hack-and-slash game that is executed well. A world filled with all of the traditional, high-fantasy goodness you would expect and then some is where players can choose from a variety of races.
The combat of the game is complex without being convoluted, and the huge amount of gear and loot makes for many hours of interesting build-experimentation. The game has perfectly executed split-screen co-op with up to four players with drop-in/drop-out access that allows for extremely satisfying exploration with your friends Highly recommended for people who want a wholesome, complete gaming experience that can last many hours.
Divinity: Original Sin II: Steam GoG is available.
Dungeon Defenders 2
Developer: Chromatic Games
Microsoft Windows, Macintosh operating systems, and PS4 are available.
Dungeon Defenders 2 is a fun game for fans of arcade-style gaming and fantasy.
In Dungeon Defenders 2, players create their party, set up numerous fortifications, and greet the onslaught. Unlike most other Tower Defense games, players are able to freely dive into the chaos themselves with their characters, which is where things become much moreRPG-ey. Local split-screen co-op is supported on the PS4 version.
What are you waiting on? Get into a friendship-annihilating argument over your failure to slice mushrooms efficiently before it is too late if you grab a friend, dust off your old PS4, and quickly.