What are the best free LAN party games?

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    #1Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 is a free-to-play first-person shooter cross-platform multiplayer game for Windows and Mac computers. It was released on October 10, 2007, and was published and developed by Valve.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Joan Estrada
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "I have had hours of fun over the years playing Team Fortress 2. It's such a social game and the servers are always packed with people to play. If you ever need a game for a LAN party, Team Fortress 2 is a stable for any LAN party."
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    #2Quake

    Quake
    This game was the next major game to be released by id Software after the success of Doom. Quake brings a more Gothic flavor to the FPS genre and, like its predecessor, has spawned copycats and sequels over the years.
    Games

    Web, Windows

    Free

    Andrea Piña
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "Gamers will have to well versed in DOS games. In addition you'll have to make sure everyone's system is able to handle whatever software you need to download. Gaming computers are a must. People will have to be expert enough to figure out how to download software. Not sure this is the best gaming party game unless you're all together or same expert level."
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    #3StarCraft® Anthology

    StarCraft® Anthology

    StarCraft (SC) is a real-time strategy (RTS) computer game introduced by Blizzard Entertainment in 1998. The main storyline of the game revolves around a war between three galactic species: Protoss, Zerg, and Terrans.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    Free- (Blizzard and Battle.net accounts required)

    Catherine Henderson
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "This is a fun classic game. There are 58 different missions so you won't get bored. Your goal is to save colonies from being destroyed and there are strategic decisions to make that challenge your mind. It's better to play by yourself than at a party though. It's less of a group game."
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    #4League of Legends

    League of Legends

    League of Legends is a real-time strategy multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game for Windows and Mac computers. It was developed by Riot Games and was first released on October 27, 2009.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Edward Sanchez
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "I was expecting a thorough list of the various free LAN party games available. However, League of Legends is a decent solution. I like RTS and RPG games and this is the best of both worlds. I definitely enjoyed playing this one."
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    #5Dota 2

    Dota 2

    Dota 2 is a free-to-play multiplayer online strategic action battle arena game developed and published by Valve in 2013. It has a pool of more than a hundred heroes that all ten players of a match can pick for free.

    Games

    Web, Windows, Mac

    Free

    Cheryl Douglas
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "Dota's pretty good for teaming up if you're into that, but out of all the LAN options this is not one I'd put at the top. It's fairly forgettable and as this one is the second, it's not really an improvement on the first either."
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    #6World of Tanks

    World of Tanks

    World of Tanks is a WW2 real-time strategy game developed by Wargaming that features mid-20th-century era combat vehicles There's new content every often and the community is always big and active.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac

    Free- With micropayments

    Christopher Riley
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "This is a really cool multiplayer game that can support many players. Best part is it is free, so you can just jump right in."
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    #7Brawlhalla

    Brawlhalla
    Brawlhalla is a 2D free-to-play action and fighting game developed by Blue Mammoth Games. It was released in October 2017 by Ubisoft. It supports local and online multiplayer modes and is available on Windows, macOS, and PlayStation 4.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4

    Free

    Harry Hoffman
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "First off the name Brawlhalla is fantastic and for that reason alone i am a fan of the game. It's play controls, and overall fun though are great, and it's so immersive and fun time jsut flies by while I'm playing. "
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    #8Path of Exile

    Path of Exile

    Path of Exile is an action MMORPG game developed and released by Grinding Gear Games on October 23, 2013. This free-to-play online game offers singleplayer and multiplayer co-op gameplay modes and is available on Xbox One and Microsoft Windows.

    Games

    Windows, Xbox One

    Free

    Sharon Sims
    Written on October 2, 2017
    ""Content in this product may not be appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work." That's a huge improvement over asking my birth date every time. And, " Don't show this warning on other products."? Too good to be true. as sandbox games go - pretty good. nice use of close-ups."
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    #9Xonotic

    Xonotic
    Xonotic is a free open source arena first person shooter with crisp movement and a variety of weapons to choose from. It uses intuitive mechanics and thrilling action that keeps you on your toes. 
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Consuelo Espinoza
    Written on October 1, 2017
    "I was looking for free LAN party games, and this looks like a decent one. The page linked is confusing, but once I figured it out, the game has been fun!"
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    #10Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory

    Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory

    Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory is an action and first-person shooter game developed by Splash Damage. It was first released on May 28, 2003, by Activision. It supports an open source multiplayer mode and is available on Windows, macOS, and more.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Jerry Stewart
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "If you're like me, always trying to find a fun game to play at a LAN party, look no further than Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. The classic World War 2 setting help set the tone for a fun shooter filled with cooperative objectives. It's free to download and try."
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    #11OpenTTD

    OpenTTD
    This is an open source simulator based on the classic game Transport Tycoon Deluxe. It attempts to mimic the original game while extending it with new features.

    Games

    Windows, Android

    Free

    Nicole Watson
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "OpenTTD is really not that all that exciting unless you really like tycoon type games. Yeah, it is free, but you won't see me sitting around this weekend playing this game. I have much more exciting games I would rather play in my free time. So unless you are into tycoon games, this game probably isn't for you. Also, I don't think that this is even a LAN type game."
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    #12Alien Swarm

    Alien Swarm
    Alien Swarm is a shoot 'em up video game developed and released by Valve Corporation on July 19, 2010. This top-down shooter game supports multiplayer and co-op modes and is available on Microsoft Windows.
    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Deborah Torres
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "The quality of this game definitely reflects its price. You get what you pay for- in this case, nothing! It’s a generic shooter game without many bells and whistles. It’s probably most suitable for kids; adults would find it incredibly mundane. There isn’t much variety in terms of levels offered, so I’d recommend looking for other games with a bit more quality."
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    #130 A.D.

    0 A.D.
    0 A.D. is a real-time strategy game which is still under the development of Wildfire Games. The first version was released on May 17, 2018. It supports a free and open-source mode and is available on Windows, macOS, and Linux.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Willie Munoz
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "Fun little game along the same idea as Age of Empires. Graphics were decent and gameplay was fun and engaging. I wish it had a longer campaign. "

Summary

Best What are the best free LAN party games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Team Fortress 2Games 21 Free
2QuakeGames 15 Free
3StarCraft® AnthologyGames 13 Free
4League of LegendsGames 12 Free
5Dota 2Games 9 Free
6World of TanksGames 9 Free
7BrawlhallaGames 8 Free
8Path of ExileGames 7 Free
9XonoticGames 6 Free
10Wolfenstein: Enemy TerritoryGames 6 Free
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