Just what are the best PS5 split screen and local co-op games? Playing games with a friend sat right next to you is always preferable to online in our opinion. You have the snacks, the drinks and the banter which separate it from the online multiplayer experience. Split screen and local co-op games are generally much more of a social and ultimately enjoyable experience and on PlayStation 5 there are already a load of games that fit the bill. So check out our constantly updated guide covering the best PS5 split screen and local co-op games ranked in March 2021.
For further reading, you can check out our guide on the best PS5 fighting games. Elsewhere, we have guides on the best PS5 racing games and best PS5 FPS games too. You can also catch up with our guide on the best free PS5 games available too. Finally, you can check out our feature which covers the best split screen games on PS4.
Best PS5 Split Screen, Local Co-Op Games Ranked In March 2021
Best PS5 Split Screen, Local Co-Op Games Ranked In March 2021:
1. Borderlands 3
There’s nothing quite like tearing across Pandora with a buddy, shooting and looting everything in sight as you wolf down snacks and bellow at the top of your lungs when a rare weapon finally drops.
More than that though, Borderlands 3 is simply a massive shooter with tremendous depth. Encompassing hundreds of hours of play, sophisticated progression systems and literally billions of weapons and gear, Borderlands 3 is quite simply the PS5 split screen experience you can have right now. Oh and the greatly improved visuals don’t hurt either.
2. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War continues the series proud tradition of bringing split screen gaming to the fore. Here, players can take on the wondrously cheesy 80’s themed Zombies mode in cooperative split screen on PS5, or they can engage with Black Ops traditional Call of Duty multiplayer.
Where the traditional Call of Duty multiplayer side of things is concerned, players can choose from any of the modes that are on offer. However, if the game modes are taken online, each player will need to have an active PlayStation Plus subscription. Regardless, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is a whole heap of fun when played split screen on PlayStation 5.
3. Sackboy: A Big Adventure
Sackboy: A Big Adventure doesn’t have a split screen mode in the strictest sense, but it can be played locally with up to three other players and is a whole heap of wholesome platforming fun.
Absolutely bursting at the seams with gorgeous visuals, fiendish obstacles and a wealth of secrets to find, Sackboy: A Big Adventure not only lets players tackle the entire campaign locally, but it also includes a number of co-op only levels too. Simply put, Sackboy: A Big Adventure is an adorably effervescent adventure that only gets better with friends.
4. Dirt 5
A thunderous rally racer, Dirt 5 doesn’t just look great, it also plays great too. Making things even better is that Dirt 5 doesn’t just support split screen, it actually supports split screen for up to four players on PlayStation 5.
Even better still, players can choose to race against each other in one of Dirt 5’s many competitive multiplayer modes, or elect to tackle Dirt 5’s bombastic career mode. If you’re looking for a great split screen racer on PS5, you need not look any further than Codemasters Dirt 5.
One of the most popular games of all time, Fortnite can also be enjoyed in split screen on PlayStation 5. While you cannot split-screen in Solo mode (that would be cheating) or the creative and limited time modes, Fortnite on PS5 does let you wreak havoc with a friend in Duos and Squad modes.
And guess what? Fortnite in split-screen is an absolute hoot when played with a friend. A big part of this is the experience itself too. Bolstered by the massive additional horsepower wielded by PlayStation 5, Fortnite not only looks great in split screen but it also runs brilliantly too. A split-screen experience that everyone in the family can enjoy.