Despite the rise of online gaming, local multiplayer games are still incredibly popular, and on PS4, there are some particularly great co-op and split-screen games available. Though split-screen gaming isn’t as popular as it once was, you’ll still find great modern split-screen PS4 games, like A Way Out and It Takes Two, and beyond split-screen specifically, many of the best PS4 games support local multiplayer if you’re not looking to jump online. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up the best PS4 split-screen games to play in 2021–and of course, all of these games are playable on PS5 as well. Our list also includes multiplayer PS4 games that aren’t technically split-screen but that can be played locally with friends and family on one screen. The following picks are organized alphabetically, not ranked, with split-screen games listed first.
For more local multiplayer games, make sure to take a look at our list of the best couch co-op games for couples and best games to play with people who don’t normally play games. We also have a bunch of roundups highlighting the best titles for all major platforms, including the best PS5 games so far, best Xbox One games, best Xbox Series X games so far, best Nintendo Switch games, and best PC games to play in 2021.