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5 Best Split-Screen Multiplayer Games on PlayStation 5

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The PlayStation 5 as a console has quite a few gaems within its game library. Among these games, there are quite a few Split-Screen multiplayer games. These games harken back to a simpler time in gaming. In addition, these games allow you to play with friends in a way that, for many, has been forgotten in modern gaming. So if you, like us, enjoy booting up Split-Screen with a friend. Then please enjoy our list of the 5 Best Split-Screen Multiplayer Games on PlayStation 5.

5. Star Wars: Battlefront 2

Starting off our list today of the best Split-Screen games on PlayStation 5, we have Star Wars: Battlefront 2Star Wars: Battlefront 2 allows for players to experience an entire campaign alongside their cooperative partner. This is great and really adds to the experience. Additionally, there are different modes for players to play, each adding its own flavor to the game. Instant Action, for example, allows players to undergo a massive campaign on multiple planets alongside their friends.

There is a dedicated Co-Op mode in which players can utilize Split-Screen gameplay to great effect. This means that regardless of whether or not you have an internet connection or simply want to play the game with your friends, you can. In this mode, players can team up with up to four payers and lay waste to AI-controlled opponents. There are also many maps for this mode, which take place across different eras of the Star Wars timeline. So, to close, if you are looking for a great Split-Screen experience, make sure you check this one out.

4. Ark: Survival Evolved

Next on our list of fantastic Split-Screen titles, we have Ark: Survival Evolved. While this game might not initially seem like an excellent game for Split-Screen, it absolutely is. Players will be able to hunt, forage, and engage in all other normals Ark activities throughout the game. This gives the game a really social feeling and allows for players to make new discoveries along their journies. For example, you can find new breeds of dinosaurs to tame together or simply make a quaint house on the beach. Either way, you choose to play, the gaming experience is excellent.

If players enjoy the building mechanics of gamers such as Minecraft, then they will definitely enjoy the building mechanics here. However, in Ark, you will have to defend your homestead against many dinosaurs and sometimes even human players. In addition, players will have to create a server, particularly for the session, though, which can be seen by some players as a limitation. All in all, however, this game offers a ton of Split-Screen fun for players to enjoy on the PlayStation 5.

3. Children of Morta

For our next entry, we have an RPG that harkens back to an era of old-school game design with its unique gameplay. Children of Morta is an action RPG that is sure to please fans of the genre. It accomplishes this in quite a few ways, including an excellent presentation and solid gameplay mechanics that go hand-in-hand with a fantastic story. The game does a great job of varying the gameplay as well. It accomplishes this through randomly-generated environments, which makes each level feel new and fresh. This goes a long way in helping the gameplay feel varied throughout the player's time in the game.

Players will be able to enjoy themselves to the utmost in this lovely dungeon-crawler. Complete with a wide array of skills to learn and take into battle, Children of Morta will provide players with fun experiences for hours upon hours on end. Wrapped in a charming pixel-art art style, this game does a great job of encouraging the type of co-op moments that players play Split-Screen games for. So if you haven't already, make sure you pick this up for the PlayStation 5.

2. Borderlands 3

Next on our list, we have a game that comes from a franchise that people see as synonymous with co-op gameplay. The Borderlands series has always been known for its fantastic co-op gameplay. However, within Borderlands 3, the developers at Gearbox decided to take things a step further. The class system was improved, as well as the game and gunplay throughout the game. This led to an overall better experience for players. Additionally, the inclusion of local Split-Screen co-op gameplay on the PlayStation 5 was great.

Due to the adjustability of the game's RPG mechanics, players now have more control over their build than ever. Additionally, the game has a great drop-in drop-out system in which players can play with their friends without hindering progress for each individual player. This is great for those players who want to maintain the integrity of specific runs of the game. As always, there is a ton to explore and earn. The loot fountains in this game will quickly have the player wanting more exotic items. This feeds into the game's core gameplay loop, which is incredibly strong. So if you haven't checked out Borderlands 3 before, now is a great time to do so, as it is a phenomenal Split-Screen game for the PlayStation 5.

1. It Takes Two

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For our final entry on our list, we have a game that was built from the ground up with co-op in mind. It Takes Two is, simply put, one of the finest Split-Screen experiences players can have. The rather simplistic and cartoony art style means that the splitting of the screen isn't going to hinder anyone's gameplay, which is great. Additionally, the gameplay within this title is varied, from shooter gameplay to puzzle solving. Everything is on full display here. Added to this is the game's phenomenal narrative, which has a surprising amount to say about relationships and love. And you have a recipe for success.

Players will either play as May or Cody. Along their journey, they will use a number of different abilities in order to progress. A lot of the time, players will have to work together to achieve a common goal. This is at the heart of what makes this game's gameplay so fun and memorable. Added to this is the fantastically varied level design, and you have an experience that is sure to stick with players for quite some time. So if you haven't looked at It Takes Two in a while, now is a great time to check out one of the best Split_Sccreen games available for the PlayStation 5.

So, what's your take on our picks for the 5 Best Split-Screen Multiplayer Games on PlayStation 5? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

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.