PS4 is generally used for its online platform, but many people don't realize it is also great for playing split-screen multiplayer games. These games vary in genre but they all have one thing in common, that you and a friend can play in your home on the same exact couch. Your friends may not own a PS4, or you only have one console in your residence, but these games allow the fun to continue when you and your buddy get together.
We have compiled a ranked list of the top ten multiplayer split-screen games for you to try at home with a friend. These games will keep you entertained for hours and were ranked based on their level of fun and intrigue. Keep reading to find a new favorite split-screen game to play with your friends on PS4!
10 Fifa 2019
Fifa 2019 is at the bottom of our list because it is not for everyone. It's also not, technically speaking, a split-screen game, although it is built for local multiplayer. Generally, people who play this enjoy the game of soccer and the teamwork needed to score on your opponents.
It allows you and your friend to team up against the competition online or you can play head-to-head matches. There are so many teams to choose from and a variety of opponents to defeat, and you and your friends will have a blast discovering it all.
9 Gran Turismo Sport
Gran Turismo Sport is mostly an online game, but players love the offline arcade as they can play split-screen with their friends. People love racing games and this one doesn't disappoint, as you and your friend can customize your cars and race each other as you try and beat the clock.
This game is ranked so low because although the racing feature is awesome, they set the view to be vertical rather than horizontal. The split-screen mode also doesn't offer any AI to race against, but you and your friend will still have a blast as you both zoom across the finish line.
8 Star Wars Battlefront: II
This game provides a split-screen option for you and your friend to team up in the arcade mode. You can choose to fight one another or take on enemies as a single unit. The game allows you to blast stormtroopers as you pick from a variety of characters and defeat the multitude of coming waves. You won't be able to play online in split-screen mode, but neither of you will mind because both of you will find enjoyment in exploring everything the arcade mode has to offer.
7 Don't Starve Together
Don't Starve Together is a different breed of multiplayer split-screen games. The goal of the game is in its name, but it is infused with elements of horror and the design consists of a stylistic approach. You can play split-screen online with your friend and explore the numerous expansion packs they have made available.
Together, you can craft items and create structures as you battle monsters and a variety of other surprises you won't be expecting. You and your friend will be blown away by the nature of this game and the fun you will have while playing it.
Minecraft is a timeless multiplayer split-screen game that the young and old alike love to play. It has two game modes where you can create whatever you want or choose to survive in a dangerous world.
The split-screen feature makes it easier to collaborate with your friend as you create impressive structures, including everything from sunken ships to imaginary castles. The possibilities are literally endless and you won't regret a single second you spend playing this split-screen game with your friends.
5 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered
This game was remastered from the PS3 and it was amazing in terms of gameplay and collaborative action. You and a friend can enter dangerous scenarios together and work to defeat your online opponents.
There are several maps to pique your interest as well as numerous weapons and upgrades. It is even possible for you both to play head-to-head matches and find out who among you is the best. You and your friend won't be able to put down the controller once you start playing this remastered Call of Duty game.
4 Crash Team Racing
Crash Team Racing was just released for the PS4 and Activision didn't disappoint. It is a revamped version of the original from 1999, and now it includes competitive online modes. This game is still split-screen, so you can continue to race your friends in a mix of the original and newly created maps.
You can choose from a variety of characters including Crash and Nitros Oxide. You and your friend will be transported back in time as you experience the modern-day Crash Team Racing.
3 Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
Borderlands is a split-screen multiplayer game for any pair of friends who love to defeat hordes of monsters. You can work in tandem as you upgrade your guns and obtain funds to buy new shields.
The monsters will continue to grow harder and harder as the game progresses, but as you team up together your characters will become unstoppable. Killing monsters will become second nature to you as you both battle your way past the bosses and use your special abilities to ensnare them.
Overcooked is a game all ages can enjoy and truly requires a next level ability to work as a team. You and your partner have to make the orders as they pop up on the screen, but numerous challenges await your feeble characters. These challenges were created to make you fail and only the best teams survive until the next round.
If you manage to defeat the entire game there are add-ons for you to enjoy or even a second version to try. You and your friend might find yourselves unable to get up from the couch after so many hours spent crafting the recipes the game has ordered your characters to make.
1 Rocket League
Rocket League is the PS4 split-screen game to end all other games. You each have your own race car and the goal is to score goals on the other team. It combines soccer and racing into a single game and it's enjoyable for friend groups of all tastes and skill levels.
There are competitive modes as well as casual, so you can rank up or just play for fun. The creative friend will have a blast upgrading their vehicle with decals, hats, and colors to make it the sickest car amidst the battle to score.