The 10 Best Local Multiplayer Games for the PS4

MakeUseOf | 12/18/2018 | Ben Stegner
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Online multiplayer is part of nearly every major game release these days. However, local multiplayer, which was once wildly popular, has sadly become less prominent.

Thankfully, even though local multiplayer isn’t widespread on current-gen consoles, you can still enjoy a great time playing with friends on one system in one room.

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With that in mind, here are the best local multiplayer games on PS4, in no particular order.

Rocket League is a popular sports game that has you playing soccer with rocket-powered cars. You’ll need to master its physics to get the hang of boosting, flipping, and scoring goals.

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For offline fun, Rocket League lets local players join and start an exhibition match. You and a friend can also compete against others online, if you prefer. The pick-up-and-play competitive nature of this game makes it perfect for novices and veterans alike.

Borderlands is an open-world loot-based shooter series. The Handsome Collection bundles Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel for hundreds of hours of content to enjoy.

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You can play both games in local multiplayer with up to four players. In fact, Borderlands works best in multiplayer, so this is the ideal way to play the game.

This probably isn’t a title your non-gaming friends will appreciate. But if you want to sink your teeth into a long adventure with roommates, it’s a perfect pick.

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May also be available from: Walmart ($25.19).

TowerFall nails what a multiplayer party game is all about: friendly competition where the victory is never guaranteed. It’s a 2D pixel-art battle royale where you shoot the other contenders with arrows.

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But you have a limited supply of ammo, so you’ll have to retrieve them from walls to stay in the fight. A variety of gameplay options keep the experience fresh every time.

If you’re looking for a Super Smash Bros.-like experience that will have you hurling insults at...
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