Best multiplayer games on PlayStation 4 Android Central 2019

Sometimes games are that much better when you've got your favorite people, or even a couple of strangers online, playing with you! If you and your buds are looking for a new game to get into on the PlayStation 4, these are bound to spark an interest in your heart!

★ Featured favorite: Red Dead Online

You wouldn't traditionally think of Red Dead Redemption 2 as a multiplayer game, but its Red Dead Online component seats it at the table with some of 2018's biggest multiplayer games. Much like GTA Online, Red Dead Online features a persistent world full of players and allows you to customize your own characters and compete in online events. It even features its own battle royale mode, following in the footsteps of 2018's biggest multiplayer trend.

$60 at Amazon

Treyarch's latest: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

It wouldn't be a list of multiplayer games if I didn't include at least one Call of Duty. Love or hate them, the series' popularity and staying power are impressive after all these years. Black Ops 4 reintroduced futuristic weaponry after last year's boots on the ground Call of Duty, and players seem to have taken a liking to it. It has a battle royale mode, too.

$40 at Amazon

A growing community: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege had a rough launch, but it's continually gotten better and better with frequent content updates. It now hosts a dedicated community that only keeps growing. Whether you want to group up with a small team to rescue a hostage, diffuse a bomb, or hunt terrorists, Rainbow Six Siege has a bit of something for everyone.

$32 at Amazon

Heroes never die: Overwatch

The best part about this game is that the characters you can choose from each have their own personality, aesthetic, and unique offerings of special moves, creating an interesting balance in the world between teams. Its graphics are immediately appealing, and Blizzard makes sure that the characters you know and love get the attention they deserve in supplemental content like animated videos and comic strips.

$40 at Amazon

Limitless possibilities: Minecraft

Since 2009, Minecraft has captivated the hearts of children and adults alike. Despite the graphics looking like they belong on a Windows XP desktop, it's easy to lose track of hours while playing. While you can play by yourself, it's even better with friends. Build houses together or set them on fire and push them into vats of home-made volcanos. Dealers choice! Create your own adventure and explore the endless possibilities of pixels.

$25 at Amazon

Variety pack: Any LEGO game

The LEGO series is one you can turn off your brain to play and still have an amazing time. It brings a sarcastic and sassy sense of humor to some of our favorite titles like Batman and is great for all audiences, children and adult alike. Besides, what better way to get revenge on all the LEGOs you have ever stepped on than to turn them into dust in this silly adventure? So grab your best friends, your children, or even your little siblings and pick up a copy of any of the LEGO games.

$40 at Amazon

Sports without the sweat: FIFA 19

No one likes getting all sweaty going outside on a hot day while playing your favorite sport. However, you can still get in on the action if you pick up FIFA 19, the latest entry in the FIFA series. This one includes a host of new features and players that soccer fans should enjoy.

$42 at Amazon

Massive multiplayer: Final Fantasy XIV Online

Unlike the most common MMOs, instead of having just one class and needing to create character alternates, in Final Fantasy XIV (FFXIV) you can master all the classes and play as you choose. Now we all have the chance to play our favorite series without having to make our friends sit and watch the show. So, embark on your quest in this gorgeous world that Square Enix continues to create for us, but this time turn on your Wi-Fi and encourage your friends to join the epic battles with you.

$56 at Amazon

Enthralling science fiction: Destiny 2

Destiny has gathered a great following in the past few years, and it's all due to the multiplayer options it offers. While story-mode is quick to master and complete, there are still battles to be completed online. There is an ever-changing update to the types of new and improved loot you can earn by the multiplayer challenges, so the feeling of your character ever-evolving feels very real.

$37 at Amazon

Zombie survival: 7 Days to Die

Take a moment to remember how much you loved Nazi zombies when Call of Duty: World at War came out. Now imagine that instead of a fun side piece for a bigger game, there was an entire game built specifically for all the things you loved. In 7 Days to Die, you'll not only have to survive the invasion by killing the zombies, but you'll also craft your base and play everything smart. Find yourself in the apocalypse and see how many days you can survive with the help of your friends. Do you have what it takes?

$24 at Amazon

Battle royale domination: Fortnite Battle Royale

It's hard to argue with the popularity of Fornite, and it's even harder to argue with the price tag of Fornite Battle Royale. What's important to know is that you are airdropped onto an island where it's your job to take out every other player on the map. If you're looking for a free-to-play battle royale experience, this is undoubtedly the best option.

Free at PlayStation

Cross-platform goodness: Rocket League

Rocket League offers a very specific experience that you can't really find in other games. If you've been dying to see soccer and cars combined into a high-speed sport, Rocket League is the game for you. The game allows you to join with seven of your friends to populate two teams and take each other on in a frenetic automotive based soccer game. It also supports cross-platform play between PS4 and PC.

$30 at Amazon

We highly recommend giving Red Dead Online a go, especially considering you also get its fantastic single-player campaign along with it. If you're more a fan of hardcore competitive shooters, pick up Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

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