The Best Local Coop Games on PlayStation Plus

PlayStation Plus is ideal for couch co-op enthusiasts, with over 150 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 Plus has got you covered. Let’s check out the top 10 local coop games on PlayStation Plus according to their Metacritic review score.

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
Subscription PlanPremium
PlatformPlayStation 3
FormatStream
Release Year2008
ESRB RatingMature

2. Towerfall Ascension

TowerFall Ascension is the definitive version of the hit archery combat game. New in Ascension is the 1- or 2-player co-op Quest mode. Players work together, fighting off a variety of monsters and enemy archers across the land of TowerFall. It’s a new adventure to explore when you don’t have more friends handy to square off against.

MetaCritic Score87
No. of Players2
Subscription PlanExtra, Premium
PlatformPlayStation 4
FormatDownload, Stream
Release Year2014
ESRB RatingEveryone

3. 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. Co-op drops Biggs and Smalls into a single large board, working together to clear critters and set up combos for each other.

MetaCritic Score87
No. of Players2
Subscription PlanPremium
PlatformPlayStation 3
FormatStream
Release Year2009
ESRB RatingEveryone

4. Shatter

Shatter reminds players of classic brick-breaking games but with twists that make it modern and unique including: Innovative controls, physics effects, power-ups, special attacks, and boss battles which combine to provide an experience that is always interactive. Play co-op in Time Attack and Endless modes with each player controlling their own ship.

MetaCritic Score86
No. of Players2
Subscription PlanPremium
PlatformPlayStation 3
FormatStream
Release Year2009
ESRB RatingEveryone

5. Super Stardust HD

Super Stardust HD for the PS3 is a fully updated version of the classic game Stardust. Your mission is simple: destroy everything in sight. Team up with a friend to take out asteroids, enemies, and bosses in this frantic shooter.

MetaCritic Score84
No. of Players2
Subscription PlanPremium
PlatformPlayStation 3
FormatStream
Release Year2007
ESRB RatingEveryone

6. Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition

Years after the events in Raccoon City, Chris Redfield has been fighting the scourge of bio-organic weapons worldwide. Chris is sent to Africa to investigate a biological agent that is transforming the populace into aggressive creatures. The entire Resident Evil 5 campaign supports two-player, drop-in/drop-out co-op either locally (i.e., couch co-op), or online.

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

7. Resogun

RESOGUN is a visceral, fast-paced shoot em’ up. 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. Two players can team up to complete levels for high scores.

MetaCritic Score84
No. of Players2
Subscription PlanExtra, Premium
PlatformPlayStation 4
FormatDownload, Stream
Release Year2013
ESRB RatingE10+

8. 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! Players take the role of one of two soldiers through a coop-based story.

MetaCritic Score83
No. of Players2
Subscription PlanPremium
PlatformPlayStation 3
FormatStream
Release Year2011
ESRB RatingMature

9. Child of Light

Child of Light is an adventure inspired by fairy tales. Identified as a Child of Light and granted the power of flight, Aurora must fight the dark creatures of the Queen of the Night on her quest to save the sun, the moon, and the stars. Up to two players can control Aurora and Igniculus.

MetaCritic Score82
No. of Players2
Subscription PlanExtra, Premium
PlatformPlayStation 4
FormatDownload, Stream
Release Year2014
ESRB RatingE10+

10. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is the essential Borderlands compilation and includes the definitive versions of both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, built specifically for next-gen consoles. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection supports four different players on a single split screen.

MetaCritic Score82
No. of Players4
Subscription PlanExtra, Premium
PlatformPlayStation 4
FormatDownload, Stream
Release Year2015
ESRB RatingMature

11. Enter the Gungeon (bonus!)

Enter the Gungeon is a bullet hell dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll, and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past. Two players shoot through the gungeon, one bullet at a time.

MetaCritic Score82
No. of Players2
Subscription PlanExtra, Premium
PlatformPlayStation 4
FormatDownload
Release Year2016
ESRB RatingTeen

Overcooked! 2 cover art

12. Overcooked! 2 (bonus!)

Overcooked returns with a brand-new helping of chaotic cooking action! Journey back to the Onion Kingdom and assemble your team of chefs in classic couch co-op or online play for up to four players. Hold onto your aprons… it’s time to save the world (again!) Team up with three friends locally, online, or a mix of the two.

MetaCritic Score81
No. of Players4
Subscription PlanExtra, Premium
PlatformPlayStation 4
FormatDownload, Stream
Release Year2018
ESRB RatingEveryone

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