What are the best PS4 online multiplayer games? If you’re a PS Plus member, then you’ll want to make the most of your subscription by playing with friends and strangers from around the globe. Whether it’s football with cars to constantly changing shooters, it can be tough to decide what to play with so many options, so we’ve compiled a list of what we believe are the best online games you can play on PS4. This is largely focused on competitive multiplayer games, but don’t worry if you’re looking for co-op or local multiplayer, as we also have lists for the best PS4 co-op games and best PS4 local multiplayer games. If you want to know what we think are the best PS4 games overall, head through the link.
Best PS4 Online Multiplayer Games
Below is a full list of the best PS4 online multiplayer games. These are our favourite multiplayer games to play online, as determined by our editorial team.
20. Destiny 2 (PS4)
Publisher: Activision / Developer: Bungie
Destiny 2, like its predecessor, has walked a rocky path, but Bungie has brought the online shooter to a good place after some hefty gameplay changes and expansions. Hopping into the game to tackle some raids and other challenges with your buddies remains an entertaining pastime, with the promise of bigger and better loot always keeping you going.
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19. FIFA 21 (PS4)
Publisher: EA Sports / Developer: EA Sports
You can always count on FIFA to provide a substantial online offering. Coupled with the game’s suite of local multiplayer options – including an expanding array of excellent party games – you simply can’t go wrong when it comes to a game of virtual footie with your mates. Whether you’re building an unstoppable squad in Ultimate Team or leveraging the human cheat mode Cristiano Ronaldo in a not-so-friendly, EA Sports’ soccer sim ranks for its sheer wealth of options alone.
18. Titanfall 2 (PS4)
Publisher: Electronic Arts / Developer: Respawn Entertainment
Respawn’s fast-paced FPS is often celebrated for its single player campaign, but just as entertaining is the brilliant online multiplayer. Players start off as agile soldiers, but after a while, they’re able to call down a Titan, a giant mech suit with high firepower and some fun abilities. The combination of the nimble, wall-running Pilots and the hulking, powerful Titans makes for some cracking online battles.
17. The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited (PS4)
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks / Developer: Zenimax Online Studios
The Elder Scrolls Online does an absolutely terrific job of combining the open world adventure of Bethesda’s classic series with the massively multiplayer shenanigans of an MMORPG. This is exactly what you’d expect a marriage of the two different game types to play like, and is the first in the Elder Scrolls series to let you explore most of Tamriel since Arena. This is well worth a look, especially while you wait for Elder Scrolls VI.
16. Gran Turismo Sport (PS4)
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment / Developer: Polyphony Digital
The online multiplayer in GT Sport is brilliant. You’ll never struggle to find a race, for one thing, but it’s the emphasis on good driving and civil sportsmanship that makes it a hugely enjoyable experience. Live events are always on the go, and in between, there are lobbies and warm-up laps to partake in. Petrol heads need look no further to get their online racing fix.