Taking some notes from the likes of "Super Mario 3D World," "Sackboy: A Big Adventure" is a 3D platformer that prides itself on multiplayer gameplay. With a stunning and vibrant style based on arts and crafts, it's truly meant for co-op, and its huge open areas are great for multiple characters to run around in.
This entry in the licensed baseball series escalates competitive play through its popular Diamond Dynasty mode, which is all about putting together your own team and pitting it against others. Ranked modes and daily events offer rewards that benefit your team greatly, and it’s all expanded upon by a "fairly complex" stadium creation tool.
Finally making its way to the PS4 at the end of 2021 is "Among Us," an excellent online game for family and friends. It has full cross-play functionality and consumer-friendly practices that break down barriers to entry, but the smooth mouse and keyboard controls of the original don’t translate perfectly to the PS4 and PS5 controllers.
"Gran Turismo Sport" initially received harsh backlash from fans because of its focus on online multiplayer, but it is still a blast to play. A required tutorial breaks down rules and gameplay so that the hardcore competitive multiplayer does not suffer, and the daily timed challenges and events also make it worthwhile to stay invested.
"Fall Guys" manages to capture the excitement of a free-for-all competition resembling a game show. Players will find themselves frantically switching between avoiding their competitors or working together to overcome bizarre obstacles. It's a rollercoaster of a game that never lets up.