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5 Best Co-Op Games on PlayStation Plus (August 2023)



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The PlayStation Plus library is a great service for players looking to experience many games for one flat fee. Among these games, there are amazing Co-Op titles that allow players to work alongside one another to achieve a common goal. This is great, as oftentimes, the experience of gaming is greatly enhanced with others by our side. These games also vary quite a bit in their presentation and overall feel as well. To highlight the best the Co-Op genre has to offer, here are the 5 Best Co-Op Games on PlayStation Plus.

5. Don't Starve Together

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Today, we begin our list of the best Co-Op games on PlayStation Plus with Don't Starve Together. This title, for those unaware, is all about surviving with your friends. Players will be whisked away to an unforgiving land with an unforgettable art style in this wonderful title. Players must scrounge for everything from supplies to shelter and much more. This makes it a game that requires a great amount of cooperation for players to succeed. In an effort to ensure their survival, players will have to employ many survival tactics to get by.

These include things such as farming, crafting, and much more. Each of these actions, in its own way, goes into improving the player's survivability in the world, which is great. Another great aspect of the game is its unique approach to creature design. The creatures within the game feel very unique to the Don't Starve series and definitely stand out. This makes it an experience that players aren't going to be forgetting anytime soon. All in all, Don't Starve Together is simply one of the best Co-Op games available as part of PlayStation Plus.

4. Returnal

Switching gears a bit, next on our list of the best Co-Op games on PlayStation Plus, we have Returnal. Now, as far as PlayStation-exclusive titles go, Returnal is among the best. The game's innovative combat and level design shine wonderfully. Having such a polished and stellar experience available through PlayStation Plus is wonderful. This is due to the fact that players will be able to explore the game's gritty, but fantastic world, and engage in the game's thrilling, and addictive combat. Death is hardly the end in Returnal, however, and simply serves as a new start to a new loop.

This way of framing the game's gameplay within the narrative is fantastic and is definitely a great aspect of the game. As far as Co-Op experiences go, players will be able to help their friends through this unforgiving world, which feels fantastic. Taking down stronger creatures as they go along, never ceases to entertain, and the game's extremely solid gameplay manages to blow many players' expectations away. All around, Returnal is simply put, one of the best Co-Op games on PlayStation Plus.

3. Rayman Legends

Now comes the time to revisit a classic franchise in a whole new light. The Rayman franchise is one that has always brought with it stellar platforming gameplay. However, in Rayman Legends, we see this formula perfected and improved with the addition of Co-Op gameplay. This game's inclusion in the PlayStation Plus library of games also means that players will have access to this title for one low fee. This is great, as it allows players who potentially, might not have picked up the game to give it a go.

In doing so, they will find some of the most innovative and wonderfully thought-out levels within the Rayman franchise. This is no small feat either, as the series has long been a staple of the genre. Additionally, the game offers players up to four-person Co-Op. This is great for larger groups of friends who wish to get together and game. For more competitive players, the game even comes with an Online Challenge mode, for players to enjoy. In short, Rayman Legends is one of the best Co-Op games on PlayStation Plus.

2. It Takes Two

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Next up on our list of the best Co-Op games on PlayStation Plus, we have It Takes Two. Now, we certainly would be remiss if we didn't include this game on the list. This is due to the fact that It Takes Two is built from the ground up not only to harbor but encourage a cooperative experience. Everything in the game serves this purpose, from its overall design choices to all of the gameplay segments and level design choices. This makes it a great game for players who are looking to play some Co-Op games with friends.

As far as the story of the game goes, it is also spectacular as well. Players are put in charge of repairing a near-broken relationship, and with a little bit of magic, players are whisked away to a wonderful world. In doing so, the game brings to light both the more fantastic elements, as well as realistic and emotional elements of its narrative. This is great, and the gameplay and level design variety ensure players can always enjoy themselves. To close, It Takes Two is one of the finest Co-Op games on PlayStation Plus.

1. Overcooked 2

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Rounding out our list, for our final entry we have Overcooked 2. Now, for those who aren't familiar with the Overcooked! franchise, these games offer tons of content. Players will be able to enjoy this cooperative and cartoony culinary sim, with a wealth of levels. The level design in the game is also great and does a great job of feeding into the gameplay loop of the game as well. This is due to the fact that many of the levels within the game will try and impede the player from cooking. This ensures that players will have to coordinate and communicate in order to succeed.

This becomes a gameplay loop that serves the game really well. The levels are varied, each with its own gimmicks and cuisines to whip up. Players can even face off against one another in the game's Arcade mode. But it is within the game's cooperative story mode that this game truly shines. So, if you are someone that is looking for one of the best PlayStation Plus Co-Op games, look no further than Overcooked 2.

So, what's your take on our picks for the 5 Best Co-Op Games on PlayStation Plus? What are some of your favorite Co-Op PlayStation Games? 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.

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