The Best Local Coop Games on PlayStation Now

PlayStation Now is ideal for couch co-op enthusiasts, with over 160 titles featuring local coop support across a wide range of game genres. Whatever genre you’re interested in, from dual-stick shooters to sports games, to ARPGs, platformers, and fighting games, PS Now’s got you covered. Let’s check out the top 10 local coop games on PlayStation Now according to their Metacritic review score.

If you’re looking for the best 4-player local coop games on PSNow in particular, then check out this blog post.

1. Bionic Commando: Rearmed

Bionic Commando Rearmed sees a return of the intense 2D side-scrolling, shooting, and grappling action from the much-loved 1988 Bionic Commando on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Bionic Commando Rearmed brings the amazing gameplay up to date with new visuals, new weapons, online rankings, a reworked musical score, and the addition of a two-player co-op mode.

MetaCritic Score87
No. of Players2
PlatformPS3
FormatStream
Release Year2008
ESRB RatingMature
ThemeComedy, Sci-Fi, Superhero

2. Critter Crunch

Critter Crunch is an arcade-style puzzle game, starring the loveable Biggs. Using his long, sticky tongue to grab critters from vines above, he feeds them to each other until they burst, dropping tasty jewels for him to gobble up. With the intuitive Food Chain mechanic, players eat their way through a smorgasbord of levels and gorge on a feast of modes, including Co-op and Versus multiplayer.

MetaCritic Score87
No. of Players2
PlatformPS3
FormatStream
Release Year2009
ESRB RatingEveryone

3. PixelJunk Shooter

PixelJunk Shooter places you in the cockpit of a subterranean exploration vehicle to investigate the interior of diverse cave-like complexes where you must affect the surrounding and dynamic terrain to progress. Safely navigate through each vivid stage and rescue survivors scattered about the cavernous environment, attempting to control various types of liquid, such as water and magma, and solid matter by destroying, manipulating, or moving it.

MetaCritic Score87
No. of Players2
PlatformPS3
FormatStream
Release Year2009
ESRB RatingE10+
ThemeSci-fi

4. Sonic Mania

Experience the ultimate celebration of past and future in Sonic Mania, an all-new 2D Sonic adventure running at a crisp 60FPS with stunning HD retro-style graphics. Re-live the Sonic of the past with an exciting new twist on classic zones while fighting against new bosses and Dr. Eggman’s evil robot army. Go head-to-head with players in Competition Mode or play in Co-Op Mode with a friend.

MetaCritic Score86
No. of Players2
PlatformPS4
FormatDownload, Stream
Release Year2017
ESRB RatingEveryone
ThemeFantasy

5. Resogun

RESOGUN is a visceral fast-paced shoot em’ up developed exclusively for the PS4 system. Unleash a varied array of devastating weapons including lasers, missiles, overdrive, and nova-bombs to blast hordes of enemies and rescue the last survivors from distant galactic colonies that are under ruthless attack from an evil alien invasion force.

MetaCritic Score84
No. of Players2
PlatformPS4
FormatDownload, Stream
Release Year2013
ESRB RatingE10+
ThemeSci-fi

6. Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition

From the ashes of old conflicts, a new terror arises. The Umbrella Corporation and its crop of lethal viruses have been destroyed and contained. But a new, more dangerous threat has emerged. Years after surviving the events in Raccoon City, Chris Redfield has been fighting the scourge of bio-organic weapons all over the world. Chris is sent to Africa to investigate a biological agent that is transforming the populace into aggressive and disturbing creatures. 

MetaCritic Score84
No. of Players2
PlatformPS3
FormatStream
Release Year2010
ESRB RatingMature
ThemeHorror

7. Guacamelee!

Guacamelee! is a Metroidvania-style action-platformer set in a magical Mexican-inspired world. The game draws its inspiration from traditional Mexican culture and folklore and features many interesting and unique characters. Guacamelee builds upon the classic open-world Metroidvania style of games, by adding a strong melee combat component, a new dimension switching mechanic, and cooperative same-screen multiplayer for the entire story.

MetaCritic Score84
No. of Players2
PlatformPS3
FormatStream
Release Year2013
ESRB RatingE10+
ThemeComedy, Fantasy
Spelunky game cover art

8. Spelunky

Spelunky is a unique platformer with randomized levels that offer a new and challenging experience each time you play! Journey deep underground and explore fantastic places filled with monsters, traps, and treasure. Fully-destructible environments open up lots of strategies and make it a blast to master the game’s many secrets.

MetaCritic Score83
No. of Players4
PlatformPS3
FormatStream
Release Year2013
ESRB RatingTeen

9. Trine

Trine is a physics-based action game where three characters allow clever solutions to challenges created by hazardous puzzles and threatening enemies. The gameplay is based on fully interactive physics – each character’s different abilities and tactics can be used to invent new ways to overcome obstacles and save the kingdom!

MetaCritic Score83
No. of Players3
PlatformPS3
FormatStream
Release Year2009
ESRB RatingE10+
ThemeFantasy

10. Resistance 3

Set in a brutal, alternate 1950s universe, players must take on the role of Joseph Capelli, the last surviving Sentinel from a clandestine military program, as he comes out of hiding to journey across a land of ruin in a heroic fight for survival against the merciless Chimera!

MetaCritic Score83
No. of Players2
PlatformPS3
FormatStream
Release Year2011
ESRB RatingMature
ThemeSci-Fi

Don’t forget, you can view all PlayStation Now local co-op games at PSNowGuide (where you can filter them by game genre, review score, release year, and more).