Best multiplayer games on PlayStation 5

Looking for some of the best PS5 multiplayer games that you can pick up today? The PlayStation 5 has a pretty stacked library, despite being less than three years on the market. Many of the best multiplayer games have been around for a while, but play even better on the latest PlayStation console. Here are our picks for some of the best PS5 multiplayer games available now.

Best PS5 multiplayer games: Fortnite

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This may seem a bit obvious, and if you are an older reader you might be rolling your eyes, but stick with us. Fortnite, despite its reputation as being a glorified storefront dedicated to swallowing all of the pocket money of 12-year-olds around the world, is genuinely a very fun multiplayer game.

Dig a little deeper, and you will find a light and enjoyable battle royale game that has come a long way since it began. Fortnite has many new features, with more being added regularly. Couple that with the stunning PS5 version and the fact that the game is free to play, and you have a near-perfect game for goofing off with friends in multiplayer.

Best PS5 multiplayer games: Overwatch 2

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If a more traditional FPS multiplayer experience is more your thing, Overwatch 2 is available on PS5. Overwatch has become one of the most popular shooters of the last few years, and the release of Overwatch 2 carries the flag into a new generation.

Making it all the more intriguing is the fact that Overwatch 2 has gone free-to-play, removing any barrier to entry. For anyone who has yet to try it, Overwatch 2 is a great way to grab a bunch of friends and jump into an exciting, competitive game.

Best PS5 multiplayer games: It Takes Two

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For a different kind of multiplayer, It Takes Two is one of the best games for two friends to play together. Coming from Hazelight Studios, who are known for their two-player, story-driven co-op games, It Takes Two is one of the most heartfelt, creative, and fun games of the last few years.

It Takes Two has you play as Cody and May, a married couple who are having some marital issues. After a wish from their daughter Rose, the couple find themselves transformed into toys, in a cartoonish rendition of their own home and garden, in which they must work together in order to return to their normal selves.

There are few games better for two friends or a couple to play together, if you are looking for a game to play with a partner, you cannot do better than It Takes Two.

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Best PS5 multiplayer games: Tekken 7

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There aren’t many game franchises more synonymous with multiplayer fun on a PlayStation console than Tekken. From the very first game to Tekken 3 being among the best-selling PS1 that console ever saw, all the way to the current Tekken 7 and the upcoming Tekken 8.

The Tekken franchise has been riding high in recent years, in the wake of Street Fighter 5 underperforming, we saw Tekken 7 rise to the top and become hugely popular. That momentum is carrying the franchise into the highly anticipated Tekken 8, so if there was ever a time to get back into Tekken, or try it for the first time, that time would be now.

Best PS5 multiplayer games: Warzone 2.0/DMZ

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Battle royale games are all the rage and have been for a number of years now, so it stands to reason that big names like Call of Duty would jump on this particularly profitable bandwagon. Warzone has been around for a while, and now we have Warzone 2.0 and the DMZ mode.

Warzone 2.0 brings the gameplay and quality of Call of Duty into the battle royale space and even does so with no cost for entry. The game is free to play, ensuring everyone can play with their friends.

Best PS5 multiplayer games: Rocket League

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For a change of pace from our other suggestions, Rocket League is always a tonne of fun with friends. If you have yet to try it, Rocket League is essentially football in cars with rockets strapped to them. It is just as ridiculous and fun as it sounds.

As is becoming a theme on this list, Rocket League is a free-to-play game. Like all other free games on this list, there are microtransactions to contend with, but they are largely cosmetic and will not prevent players from playing together.

Those are our choices for the best multiplayer games on the PlayStation 5. For all your gaming news, stick with GGRecon.