While it is true that the internet has paved the way for a convenient gaming experience, regardless of people’s location, it has also cost the intimacy of playing party games together at one place through LAN. Play as one in spirit and literally with this list of games for PC!
A LAN party is an event where people play multiplayer video games together. Participants and attendees use a local area network (LAN) connection between their devices.
Did you know that the first multiplayer game that is playable on separate screens was Empire in 1973? The game was created for the PLATO system and could accommodate 8 players. Usage logs show that players spent at least 30,0000 hours playing the game in the span of 7 years. These numbers total to at least 117 hours of cumulative daily playing time. The progress and development of multiplayer gaming ties to technological advancements in hardware. The birth of the personal computer led to the development of multiplayer gaming as we know it today. One of the first LAN games was the 1993 release of Pathways into Darkness. It revolutionized the gaming scenario when Windows 95 was released and Ethernet cards became cheaper. Nowadays, LAN parties have fallen by the wayside because of online multiplayer games. LAN party events like DreamHack and The Gathering keep party games alive. The Gathering holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest Internet connection with 200Gbps. This record has beaten DreamHack's previous record of 120Gbps.
|1||Age of Empires II HD||Games||109||Paid|
|2||Left 4 Dead 2||Games||96||Paid|
|5||Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos||Games||94||Paid|
|6||Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare||Games||94||Paid|
|7||Team Fortress 2||Games||89||Free|
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