8 Best PS4 Multiplayer Games You Can Play Offline

8. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

The Borderlands series was one of the few first-person shooters that kept up the glorious tradition of split-screen in the last console generation. It did the job with simple gusto, allowing two people to play through the entire campaign together with no fuss or complications. Both players even had their own menu screens, so you didn't have to twiddle your thumbs while waiting for the other player to kit themselves up.

Compiling Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel into one solid bundle, The Handsome Collection includes all DLC for both games. While many of us were secretly dreading that this remastering would finally exclude split-screen multiplayer from the games completely, they went the other way completely, upgrading local multiplayer to four players simultaneously. Now there was a pleasant surprise.

Four-player mode works nice and smoothly, although the frame-rate is capped at 30fps (which is absolutely reasonable by console standards), and players load characters from their own accounts too, so you can easily take any progress from your own profile across to a friend's house. Like Handsome Jack himself, four-player split-screen is back, and better than ever.


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