One of the privileges of owning a console is being able to make memorable moments playing games with a significant other. Couples of all types are finding the joys of cooperation, puzzle solving, and competition while playing games. Instead of playing your favorite game alone, try playing with your partner and enjoying a great experience together! Here are ten free games on PlayStation that you can get started with right now.
10 Sonic Mania
Live in the greatest of nostalgia playing Sonic Mania. Sonic has been redefined with amazing HD graphics and a greater 60 fps, and players can experience all the old style Sonic games as well as new adventures with Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles. Best of all, players can play couch co-op with one console and enjoy the fast-paced action and difficult gameplay together with a partner. Grab two controllers and pick your favorite furry speed demon to experience a nostalgic race party together.
9 Borderlands: Handsome Collection
Repeatedly named one of the greatest cooperative RPG shooters ever created, Borderlands has held the hearts of gamers for years, and is finally free with PlayStation Plus. With the news of Borderlands 3 releasing in September 2019, the developers at Gearbox have blessed their fans with a free copy of their excellent collection, which contains Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: the Prequel, both of which are incredible split-screen shooting games. Players who enjoy tons of loot, hilarious content and memorable characters will love to play Borderlands with a partner to experience it with.
Brawlhalla has been a highly reviewed, action-packed fighter since its release in October 2017, and lives up to the hype with repeated updates and content releases. Players are able to engage in thrilling combat online, offline, with up to eight players, four on one console, and 40 playable heroes to master. With quick action, couples could easily resolve a disagreement about where to eat for dinner by hopping in a battleground and determining the outcome through pure skill.
7 Dynasty Warriors 8
A true split-screen, hack-and-slash, historically inaccurate but incredibly engaging journey, Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires will hit all the sweet notes for a couple needing to let off some steam. A franchise that has been going strong since its first installment in 1997 for the original PlayStation, Dynasty Warriors is a fun take on Chinese historical battles.
Join the ranks of famous generals with mystical weapons and powers, and use them to crush literally thousands of little warriors in a strategic battle to overcome the other kingdoms. Fully split-screen compatible and easy to jump straight into, couples can work together to overcome difficult strategic battles, or fight against one another on an ancient, virtual battlefield.
6 Gwent: The Witcher Card Game
One of the greatest strategic card games released within another full game, Gwent has been played between amateurs and even competitively since its release within The Witcher 3 in 2015. In 2017, CD Projekt Red, the beloved developers of some of the highest rated games ever and of the soon to be released Cyberpunk 2077, decided to release Gwent as a standalone game on PS4, Xbox One, and PC for free. Couples with two consoles (so no cheating!) will love to get into this strategic card battling game.
5 Apex Legends
The newest of major battle royale style games released for the Ps4, Apex Legends was a smash hit as soon as it hit the market. Developed by Respawn Entertainment, the same company that created the amazing Titanfall series, Apex Legends has the skeleton of one of the smoothest shooters and adds the competitive aspect of the battle royale system. With excellent rewards and quick gameplay, couples with two systems will be able to work together to take down other players by communicating well and even resurrecting their partner after death.
The classic battle royale game, Fortnite is beloved by many, and continues to be one of the top-streamed games on Twitch after two years in the market. Though there is a high skill cap for high-level play, Fornite is one of the easiest and most fun-for-all-ages shooter.
With simple graphics, fun exploration of a large map, and nearly constant updates from the developers that completely change the map and add new items frequently, Fortnite is an excellent choice for couples with two gaming stations. With crossplay available, Fortnite is also easily playable for a couple with a smartphone and PS4 as well.
What's the perfect game for couples that like to shoot things, but don't like the battle royale genre? Try out Paladins, an Overwatch-like free-to-play game with twenty different champions to master. Use abilities, weapons, healing skills and more to cooperate and knock down the enemy's objectives or protect your own. Toting short games that are highly competitive, Paladins is a great choice for couples with two Playstations.
2 DC Universe Online
Couples that love comics, comic book movies and maybe want to act like a superhero or villain would love DC Universe Online. An MMO style game set in the DC universe, players take on the mantle (or cape) of a personally crafted character based on heroes and villains in the DC comics and can choose whether to be a benevolent or criminal mastermind. Couples can choose similar sides and take on difficult missions and even raids to conquer their foes together.
Last but certainly not least, one of the highest rated online multiplayer RPGs created is Warframe. Initially released in 2013 and carefully curated by the developers at Digital Extremes, Warframe is flooded with updates, content releases, and an excellent community that helps any new players fit right in. The world of Warframe is beautifully crafted and incredibly large, leaving a full universe to explore with a loved one. With numerous cooperative activities to complete, several different playstyles to choose from and more, Warframe has a stellar track record and continues to thrive in its maturity. Couples will need two consoles to explore the galaxy together, but will certainly enjoy their journey.
*Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and Sonic Mania are currently free for PS Plus members, and are not free indefinitely.