The video game industry has reached a point where every other video game offers a multiplayer aspect, the quality of which tends to vary quite drastically.

Sony and Microsoft’s growing need to squeeze every dime from their customers has become blindingly clear, demanding that players pay extra for a PlayStation Plus and Xbox Gold Membership, respectively, in order to play online multiplayer with friends or random people. As a result, fewer games allow for good old fashioned offline multiplayer gaming and those extra controllers some people bought might have been left to collect dust.

Thankfully, there are a few options for those hoping to just play their multiplayer PS4 games with a friend. Some of these local video games are brilliant while others should just be forgotten, for everyone’s sake. If you love playing with or against friends and family, and you’re looking for another PS4 offline multiplayer game to add to your collection of arguably family-friendly (depending on your family) multiplayer games, then look no further! Here are just a few of the best PS4 offline multiplayer games that might pique your interest.


Call of Duty: Black Ops III


Genre: First Person Shooter
 PS4, PC, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360
Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops III

When talking about multiplayer games, the Call of Duty franchise may immediately spring to mind, and for good reason. Since Call of Duty: Finest Hour back in 2004, the CoD franchise has been evolving. The latest iteration, Black Ops III allows for a more engaging experience by giving each player the option to personalize their soldiers and play against a dozen bots. If you and your PS4 couch loving friends (up to 4 of them) are looking for that shared thrill, Call of Duty Black Ops III should definitely be on your list best co-op games to play with friends.

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris


Genre: Action Adventure
 PS4, PC, Xbox One
Buy Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris

For nearly two decades, the Tomb Raider series has offered a multitude of puzzles and beautiful, epically sized…tombs. This particular game, a sequel to 2010’s Tomb Raider and the Guardian of Light, allows up to 4 players players to shoot and think their way through hordes of Egyptian mythological creatures, and numerous death traps. It’s a brilliant game for those seeking a offline game that requires teamwork, all from the comfort of your living room.

Injustice Gods Among Us: Ultimate Edition


Genre: Fighting Game
 PS4, PC, PS Vita, Xbox 360,
Buy Injustice Gods Among Us

Maybe you don’t get your kicks from littering a map with bodies and bullet holes, maybe a victory over one opponent after a two minute long battle of epic proportions is enough. Initially released for PS3, Xbox, and Wii U, Injustice proved to be everything DC Comic fans wished for in a fighting game, or anyone who is a fan of Mortal Kombat-type fighting games without the excessive blood and gore. You can choose from a large roster of heroes and villains, plus one Mortal Kombat character, and beat your opponent into a bloody pulp. Sure some of it might not make much sense (let’s be honest, the Joker could never beat Superman) and there isn’t much else to the game but, in an offline PS4 multiplayer fighting game, what more do you need?