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5 Best Local Co-Op Games on PlayStation 5

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Local Co-Op allows players to enjoy fantastic gaming journies alongside our friends. It is in no small part due to this fact that these games are so magical. There are few feelings in gaming better than tackling content with a friend. It can be in an adventure game or perhaps a grueling FPS game, no matter the experience, having someone alongside you is always magical. So with further ado, here are our picks for the 5 Best Local Co-Op Games on PlayStation 5

5. Gran Turismo 75 Best Racing Games of 2022, Ranked

Gran Turismo 7 is, by many accounts, one of the best racing games you can play in 2023. Added to this fact is the addition of a local multiplayer mode. This local multiplayer mode allows players to face against their friends in thrilling racing events. With the amount of depth and realism that is poured into every single car, track, and as well as the overall feel of Gran Turismo 7, this is an enthralling experience.

This experience is enhanced even further through the power of the new DualShock controllers. These allow for feedback from the car's braking systems to be felt in the hands of the player. This adds a whole new level of immersion to the game. Additionally, the haptic feedback feature allows you to feel the grooves of every track as you glide across them at high speeds. All in all, this brings a classic local- co-op racing experience into the modern era with features that past games could only have dreamed of. Because of this, Gran Turismo 7 is one of the best local co-op games in 2023.

4. Haven

Switching things up quite a bit, we have Haven. Haven is a unique adventure game that allows up to two players to adventure together throughout its world. This vast world features many elements that give the player a sense of belonging and immersion. A solid cooperative experience is also at the heart of the game. It has all of the tools necessary to succeed. Another game that capitalizes on the haptic feedback feature, Haven adds engaging feedback to every combat encounter. This is great as it enhances an already solid gameplay loop in a unique way. Haven might not have the name recognition of other titles, but it is fantastic in its own right.

That isn't to say that combat is the only way to enjoy this title either,  as players can also craft and cook. These are things that many players enjoy doing and allow a more passive gameplay style. The game's art style is also relatively simple yet inviting enough for players to spend countless hours within its world. So to close, Haven might be one of the most slept-on local co-op experiences on the market today, and you should definitely try it out if you haven't already.

3. Sackboy: A Big Adventure

Sackboy has become of the most recognizable characters within PlayStation's roster. This lovable character has been with us throughout the past few console generations. In Sackboy: A Big Adventure, however, players will be able to have an adventure like no other. This adorable platformer has so much heart. You can practically feel the soul pouring off of the screen as you play. With its platforming roots clearly sunk into the game itself, players who enjoy old–school platformers will no doubt love this title.

The game features up to four-player co-op play which is fantastic. This means that players would be able to play this in groups, and no one would feel left out. The haptic feedback feature also allows players to feel the levels beneath their feet, which is really interesting in and of itself. There are even dedicated levels in the game that take full advantage of the teamwork element of the game. This is one of the primary reasons it is such as fantastic local co-op game. In short, this game is a must-have for lovers of local- co-op.

2. Overcooked! All You Can EatSeptember

Overcooked! All You Can Eat is a fantastic game in its own right. However, this version of the game features not only the original Overcooked! But all of its DLCs, as well as Overcooked! 2, and its DLCs as well. This makes for a savory yet staggering amount of content for players who love the cooperative elements of the games. In addition, haptic feedback also enhances the experience quite a bit by adding elements to stress the player out a bit more as they cook.

Fans of this series will no doubt enjoy its level design, as well as the myriad of meals you can cook in the game. Players will have to work together to their utmost ability to utilize every utensil at their disposal. This game is incredibly charming and offers one of the best local co-op experiences to be had on the PlayStation 5, so if you haven't delved into the culinary delights of the Overcooked! Series, now is the time to do so. Just make sure you bring all of your communication skills because you will no doubt need them in order to succeed. In this succulent smorgasbord of scrumptious gameplay.

1. It Takes Two

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    It Takes Two is an experience that is built from the ground up to support local co-op. In fact, this is at the heart of the game's very core. Players will be able to enjoy the platforming as well as varied gameplay in this game. All while trying to solve the marital issues of the game's main characters. Both Kody and May have their advantages to playing one another, encouraging multiple playthroughs of the game. This is a game that is so heartwarming that players definitely have to experience it for themselves. 

The varied gameplay really adds a feeling that anything is possible in this game's world as well. One minute you are solving puzzles to make your way through a level. The next maybe, you are engaging in an FPS-inspired boss fight. That is part and parcel of the beauty of this game. The amount of quality experiences it allows you to have alongside your friends or a partner is simply astonishing. So if you haven't, definitely check out It Takes Two, as it is one of the most well-crafted cooperative experiences in recent memory.

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Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.