13 Best PS4 Multiplayer Games You Should Play [2023 Edition]

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Games are excellent stress busters, and with newer games and technologies being made available to us, it‘s even harder to resist them. In 2021, the video game industry was worth over $178 billion, and the numbers have only increased since then.

While single-player games are immersive, captivating, and gripping to play, there‘s one more way for you to enhance your gaming experience, and that‘s by playing with your friends. Multiplayer has always been an exciting gameplay mode because you compete with real people and can communicate with them in real-time to complete the missions.

There have been quite a few thrilling multiplayer games rolled out in recent times for PS4 that you shouldn’t miss out on. In fact, these are some of the best action-packed, enticing, and amazing multiplayer games out there, ranging from action to arcades and other genres.

The reason I am specifically looking at PS4 is that PlayStation has always been a big phenomenon in the gaming space. With their timely addition of new and exclusive multiplayer games (especially GT Sport), it’s very hard not to assume that it’s the king of consoles when it comes to multiplayer experiences.

There’s something for everyone out there, so if that sounds interesting, let’s dive deeper into the top multiplayer games you can start playing right away with your friends on PS4.

Diablo III Eternal Collection

A classic action-based RPG that has its roots back to 1997, Diablo III Eternal Collection is considered a benchmark for all the role-playing games in this genre.

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A lot of people have shown interest in this game because of its powerful storyline, which allows you to take on the role of becoming humanity‘s last defender and defeat death as Malthael – the Angel of Death tries to harness the infernal powers of the black soulstone.

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Speaking of the multiplayer experience, the game keeps you and your friends hooked with interesting characters and new quests every season, which are easily achievable and equally challenging in nature. You can start making your groups, tame your pets, level up with every task completed and rise to power to save humanity.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

The Call of Duty game needs no introduction because it sits on the throne, offering one of the most immersive first-person shooter multiplayer experiences out there.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare comes in 3 modes:

  • Campaign – A dramatic single-player story mode
  • Multiplayer – The ultimate multiplayer experience on an online playground
  • Special Ops – Comes with intense four-player special cooperative missions

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This game’s graphics are engaging, enhancing your multiplayer experience with several multiplayer maps and “Ground War” mode. Load your gun, join the war zone, level up, and join the ranks to victory.

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Overwatch Legendary Edition

Overwatch Legendary Edition is an addition to the famous Overwatch game and stands by its “legendary” status. It’s a team-based multiplayer shooter game with intense team battles in 5v5 mode.

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It’s set in an optimistic future where each character fights to defend humanity.

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What makes the game more interesting is the fact that you can choose to play as a range of unique heroes with different abilities – from a beat-dropping battlefield DJ to a time-jumping adventurer, teleporting architect, rocket-powered climber, genetically engineered gorilla and more.

The pairing of these wildly different characters in the multiplayer mode is interesting and promotes thrilling and strategic team play.

Borderlands 3

Get into a quest to stop the calypso twins from claiming the world by uniting the bandit clans.

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This simple yet intriguing role-playing FPS called Borderlands 3 has managed to be people’s favorite for its addictive looting and shooting gameplay.

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It has a lot of exciting elements to the game, such as:

  • Amazing loot mechanisms
  • Bazillion options for guns and gadgets
  • Equally enjoyable side quests
  • Tons of personalization options in skill sets, playstyles, and characters
  • New worlds with a new set of challenges

With your team, you’ll have to defeat clans, build up new skill sets and assign roles to defeat the twins. It has multiple modes, including the Horde mode, perfect for playing when you want to spice things up.

Red Dead Redemption 2

At the end of the Wild West era back in America in 1899, Arthur Morgan and the Van der Line gang are forced to flee after a robbery in the town of Blackwater goes terribly wrong.

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In Red Dead Redemption 2, you have to make your own gang to rob, survive and save yourself from the best federal agents and bounty hunters above your head in the rugged land of America.

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The game‘s action tracks are also applaud-worthy, motivating you to complete the challenges in no time. Overall, this is a great open-world game for teams who want a historical role-play game to enjoy.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Rated 10/10 by the Playstation Universe, Gamespot, and others, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is a continuation of its previous installment, Uncharted 3.

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In this game, the protagonist Nathan Drake who has left bounty hunting, has to return back to his profession as the stakes are personal this time – for his own brother Sam Drake.

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Gather your friends and search for Captain Henry Avery’s long-lost treasure – the pirate’s utopia in the deep forests of Madagascar. Your journey will also take you around the globe, so ensure that your “sidekicks” always have your back with unique maps, strategy, and teamwork.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

For all the racing fans out there, Crash is back with a bang, and this time to throttle around in a nitro-fueled CTR experience. Don’t worry; the original game modes remain the same.

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This edition of the Crash game has:

  • Unique and cute characters
  • Racing tracks
  • Power ups
  • Weapons
  • Personalized controls

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All of the above while racing online in multiplayer mode. You also get a chance to get featured in the global leaderboard as per your performances.

Rocket League Collectors Edition

Launched by Warner Bros, Rocket League Collectors Edition is based on one of the most famous sports. Lay your hands on this game for a powerful hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem.

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For a racing game, it offers you a fantastic multiplayer experience with a 4-player split screen and 8-player online ranked and unranked play.

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There’s a lot for you to do in this game – admire its stunning visuals, customize your preferred car, and hit the field. With cross-platform progression, you can share your inventory on any connected platform.

Grand Theft Auto V

The unicorn of multiplayer games, this franchise has never failed to entertain the players.

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With Grand Theft Auto V, you can join a young street hustler, a retired bank robber, and a psychopath in completing dangerous heists while safeguarding oneself from each other and the police.

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This ultimate multiplayer game comes with the following:

  • 4K resolution – up to 60 frames per second
  • Faster loading speed as compared to previous versions
  • Immersive controls
  • 3D audio
  • Online and selective multiplayer modes

Feel free to hit the road and complete missions in the dynamic open world of Los Santos with up to 30 online players.

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Hot Wheels Unleashed

Bringing your childhood toy memory online is Hot Wheels Unleashed, which is the game that all kids and adults are crazy for.

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It lets you build tracks in any game environment and race with your friends.

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You can choose to play using 3 controls:

  • Drifting – Drift to charge your boost
  • Boosting – Use the boost control to charge through the loops
  • Gravity – Get ready to affect races, be fast, or fall

You can also go all out by mixing track modules with stage objects just for fun. Remember, any objects from any environment can be a part of your track and active races.

It allows you to share your creations with the online community, make friends and start playing multiplayer with them.

Tekken 7

If values are what you strongly believe in, here’s a fighting game to fight for love, revenge, and pride.

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Tekken 7 takes us on a journey with the Mishima clan and unravels a seamless story experience that depicts the final chapter of the Mishima Blood Saga.

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It’s built on Unreal Engine 4, helping the visuals to achieve a whole new level of realness. Storywise, you can experience breathtaking cinematic action sequences between some of the most fierce battles.

You can select from a collection of 30+ characters, each with unique abilities, moves, and combos to take down the enemy. You can challenge your friends in versus battles or team up in online co-op modes.

NBA 2K23

A video game that looks like a real basketball game, NBA 2K23 has got to be the GOAT of all the basketball games out there.

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You can make your own team, test your skills as a manager with MyNBA (New Gen) and MyLEAGUE and start writing your victorious NBA career with your assembled team.

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The cherry on the cake is that it also has the great Michael Jordan edition in a hoops culture and an immersive game experience that you can pick instead of the standard edition.

Madden NFL 23

A modern staple to EA Sports, Madden NFL 23 is a game that gives you the experience of playing a real football match with your peers.

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By joining hands with your friends, you can:

  • Build your own team
  • Create or choose your players
  • Take test matches
  • Play head-to-head online matches with other teams

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In addition, you can also participate in the superbowl tournament and lead your team to glory with the right character selection, critical planning, and brilliant strategy execution.

Final Words

There’s a different thrill and excitement while playing multiplayer games that you just cannot find in single-player mode. The above PS4 games will give you that rush of competitiveness and the satisfaction of beating your mates in a close head-to-head game.

Next, check out these amazing PlayStation VR Games.


Written by Alexis Kestler

A female web designer and programmer - Now is a 36-year IT professional with over 15 years of experience living in NorCal. I enjoy keeping my feet wet in the world of technology through reading, working, and researching topics that pique my interest.