What are the best LAN party games for PC?

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!

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    #1Age of Empires II HD

    Age of Empires II HD

    Age of Empires II HD is a high definition remake of the classic real-time strategy game, where players build and expand their own empires. The game also lets them play with their friends through a local-area network.

    Games

    Windows

    $19.99

    Omar Arteaga
    Written on October 7, 2017
    "Age of Empires II HD is one of those party games that you just can't put down. Great graphics and gameplay and even better when playing your friends. Definitely worth a look!"
  2. 96

    #2Left 4 Dead 2

    Left 4 Dead 2

    Fight alongside your friends against infected zombies in Left 4 Dead 2! In this popular cooperative first-person shooter video game, you play as the Survivors, who must make their way through an onslaught of zombie attacks until rescue arrives.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Xbox 360, Linux

    $9.99

    Ryan Sims
    Written on March 10, 2017
    "Left 4 Dead 2 is a challenging and fun multiplayer game that can be played together at a LAN party. You feature as one of four in a crew trying to survive an onslaught of zombies and other nasty creatures. There's a lot of content and the replayability value is super high. And anyone can learn to play in a few rounds!"
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    #3Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos

    Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos

    Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos is a real-time strategy game set in the Warcraft fictional universe. It lets you play a match with an AI or other players using LAN or Blizzard's Battle.net gaming platform.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $11.62

    Doris Jimenez
    Written on June 20, 2017
    "Warcraft III Reign of Chaos is a good LAN party game for PC. I've been a fan of Warcraft since the beginning and with this game, I'm still a fan. I love the multiplayer campaign. It's just more fun to play a strategy game with others. "

WHAT'S THE MEANING?

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?

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. 94

    #4Counter-Strike

    Counter-Strike

    Counter-Strike is a first-person shooter LAN party game where you fight teams of terrorists to save the world from the bloody warfare. Rescue hostages and take out enemy sites!

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $9.99

    David Holland
    Written on April 9, 2017
    "Counter Strike 1.6 launched at 2003 but it's still one of the greatest online FPS of all time. If you forgive the dated graphics, you can spent months and months with your friends thanks to its quality gameplay: modes, controles, weapons..."
  2. 94

    #5Minecraft

    Minecraft

    Minecraft is a sandbox video game developed by Mojang and Markus Persson. Released in 2009, this game became the best-selling computer game with over 29 million copies sold worldwide. Available on various platforms.

    Games

    Windows, Android, iOS, Nintendo 3DS , Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS Vita, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4

    $26.95

    Kathleen Griffin
    Written on June 29, 2018
    "My son always team up with my nephew when they visit our home here in Santa Monica. His cousin just brings a laptop and connect to our wifi. I think the game is best when played coop because they always laugh laud when they play?"
  3. 94

    #6Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a first-person shooter multiplayer game set in the year 2011 when international turmoil is prevalent. The game supports LAN to let you play with your friends.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $19.99

    Albert Chavez
    Written on February 4, 2017
    "COD 4 is the first COD I really loved. Playing together with friends on LAN is incredibly fun. I invite my friends to play and we will play for hours seeing who can get the most kills. Newer COD games are not true to the original imo. This is sure to entertain for ever and take you back to when FPS were more simple."
  4. 91

    #7Team 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

    Rosario Alonso
    Written on June 12, 2017
    "This game is really fun once you get the hang of it. I'm not much of a fighter, so I usually stick with roleplaying games where it is more laid back. My friend asked me to pick this game though so we could LAN. Boy, am I glad I did. I like the fact that I can keep playing over and over. I just don't see how this could get boring."
  5. 87

    #8Dota 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

    Adam Bishop
    Written on May 15, 2017
    "DOTA 2 is an almost perfect MOBA: the heroes are interesting, the balance is top notch, there's a llot of mods... The only bad thing are the childish audience. So my advice to fully enjoy this game is to create a group with closed friends. You''ll have a great time together instead of bear a lot of negative comments."
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    #9Trackmania Turbo

    Trackmania Turbo

    Trackmania Turbo is a stunt-based racing game by Nadeo and Ubisoft. Players can explore 4 environments with varying gameplay. Access over 200 tracks by completing campaign mode or build new tracks via Trackbuilder mode. 

    Games

    Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

    $39.99

    Donald Franklin
    Written on March 3, 2017
    "Trackmania Turbo is an intense racing game. I have been playing over LAN with my friends. We play lots of LAN games together and this one is more intense than many of the other games I play. Great graphics and it runs well on some lower end systems. It is on Steam also."
  7. 84

    #10Starcraft

    Starcraft

    StarCraft is a real-time strategy multiplayer game for Windows-operated computers. it was created by Chris Metzen and James Phinney and was developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. The game was first released in 1998.

    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Emma Baker
    Written on May 15, 2017
    "I love sci-fi games, and I love strategy games, so Starcraft was right up my alley. Each of the campaign options had its own spins, and the story line was gripping. I love how much world building there is throughout the game."
  8. 84

    #11Quake

    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

    Shirley Sullivan
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "This game is from 1996, that's right, and it is still entertaining! 32 levels and you get to be the hero as you fight your way through 6 battles and face off against an Orge. Grab your weapon and come on an adventure! Just make sure to avoid the Grenade Launcher. "
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    #12World 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

    Rose Day
    Written on October 1, 2017
    "I love the concept of a game that actually is part of our history. The game is not just shooting people (though that does happen), but it is also a game of strategy and I really appreciate that it's just not another mindless shooting game. There are a variety of tanks to use and a really great newcomers guide to help you learn about the game and tanks which really helps you perfect your game. They have a pretty active community and I have found that most people are willing to help each other out and answer questions. "
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    #13Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, also known as CS: GO, is a first-person shooter multiplayer video game for Windows and Mac computers. It was developed and published by Valve and was released on August 22, 2012.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $14.99

    Anna Soto
    Written on March 25, 2017
    "I am always looking for new games to play. I am a big fan of first person shooter games. I was excited when I saw Counter-Strike: Global Offensive because I really enjoyed the first version of that game. I like all of the different game play modes there are and I enjoy competing against my friends."
  11. 79

    #14Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is a 3D open-world action adventure video game. It is the seventh title in the Grand Theft Auto series. This single-player story centers on Carl Johnson who returns home after his mother's murder. 
    Games

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS, PlayStation 2

    $6.99

    Christine Rodriguez
    Written on April 27, 2017
    "I really like these grand theft auto games. They bring real life situations to reality. It is fun to see how you would resolve the conflict that this person is going through. My friends and i discuss it all of the time."
  12. 79

    #15Unreal Tournament 1999

    Unreal Tournament 1999
    In Unreal Tournament 1999, you and your team of Bots are fighting in a tournament to attain the crown of Unreal Grand Master. You'll fight against ruthless galactic scum and keep your team working effectively.
    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    Guillermo Vargas
    Written on February 11, 2017
    "This was my favorite game as a kid! Had the best FPS I ever played until my parents told me that this game was extremely violent so I had to quit. That was 10 years ago and now I play UT4! :)"
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    #16Neverwinter Nights

    Neverwinter Nights

    Neverwinter Nights is a singleplayer/multiplayer third-person perspective role-playing video game for Windows. It was developed by BioWare and was published by Infogrames. This game was first released on June 18, 2002.

    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Mark Ray
    Written on June 20, 2017
    "Let's be clear: the Neverwinter Nights campaign is dull and boring. But the fun part is the modules: custom campaigns made by the fans. Some of them are short, other ones are long and epic. All of them are free and easy to download and install. And the cool part is that all of them are prepared for a cool afternoon with friends."
  14. 75

    #17Worms Armageddon

    Worms Armageddon

    Worms Armageddon is a 2-dimensional strategy video game for Windows computers. It was developed and published by Team 17 Digital Ltd and was released on May 31, 1999. This game can be played in Single and Multiplayer modes.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 1, Nintendo 64, Game Boy

    $14.99

    Ethan Williamson
    Written on July 25, 2017
    "+15 years have passed since its release and Worms Armageddon its still one of the LAN kings. It's the pinnacle of the series that captures the pick and play essence of this worm warfare game. And the netplay is still going on!"
  15. 74

    #18Company of Heroes

    Company of Heroes

    Company of Heroes is a real-time strategy game set in World War II where you are tasked with controlling Allied soldiers while trying to take down the Germans. It was developed by Relic Entertainment and was published by SEGA.

    Games

    Windows

    $19.99

    Patrick Ramirez
    Written on March 10, 2017
    "Remember LAN parties? Hauling your desktop around to a friends in order to have a Doritos and Mountain Dew powered gaming night was always fun when I was a teen. Company of Hero's is exactly the type of game you want to check out if you played LAN games, and want to revisit that memory."
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    #19League 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

    Christian Harrison
    Written on January 12, 2017
    "League of Legends is one of the first big free-to-play games and is still an astounding one. Its a MOBA: five-to-five matches in a three-lane map. Sounds simple but it isn't because there's dozens of champions to discover and master. Teamwork and communication is important to win. You'll bond with your friends!"
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    #20Rocket League

    Rocket League

    Rocket League, a sequel to Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, is a multiplayer football game that involves cars. Released in 2015, the football racing game was developed and published by Psyonix, Inc.

    Games

    PlayStation 4, Windows, Mac, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One

    $19.99

    Virginia Gutiérrez
    Written on April 16, 2017
    "You can't go wrong playing soccer with rocket powered race cars! It is one of the best LAN games that we own. I like it because it's a game with plenty of action and I can play along with the kids. Never a dull moment when we play this game."
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    #21Halo: Combat Evolved

    Halo: Combat Evolved

    Halo: Combat Evolved is a 2001 military science fiction first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie and published by Microsoft Game Studios. It was released as a launch title for Microsoft's Xbox video game console on November 15, 2001.

    Games

    Xbox 360

    Check price

    Parakram Rangan
    Written on June 29, 2017
    "Halo is one of the greatest LAN games ever, its probably one of the best shooters of all time, its incredibly fun with groups of friends I recommend it highly"
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    #22Borderlands 2

    Borderlands 2

    Borderlands 2 is an action role-playing first-person shooting game which was first released in 2012. It is the second game in the Borderlands game series. This four-player co-op game won the VGX Award for Character of the Year.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Android, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

    $19.99

    Adam White
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "One of the greatest games Ive ever played, the comedy in the story, the gameplay, the characters, its all perfect. Pick this up immediately."
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    #23Project Reality: Battlefield 2

    Project Reality: Battlefield 2
    Project Reality: Battlefield 2 is a free-to-download single and multiplayer game modification for the Battlefield 2 (BF2) PC game. It installs alongside your existing game installation, allowing both the original game and Project Reality to be played separately without conflict.
    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Dennis Carr
    Written on April 21, 2017
    "This game is great to play with friends. It takes an already good game in Battlefield 2 and adds some realism. The community is also very active so it's easy to get information and answers to questions about the game."
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    #24Heroes of Might & Magic® III - HD Edition

    Heroes of Might & Magic® III - HD Edition

    Heroes of Might & Magic® III - HD Edition is a turn-based strategy game developed by DotEmu in partnership with New World Computing and Loki Software. Published by Ubisoft, it is the third installment in the Heroes of Might & Magic series.

    Games

    Windows

    $14.99

    Mariana Corona
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "The game has mixed reviews with quite a few negative review claiming that is too expensive compared to other games of this genre and that you can't add mods. There were also comments that you are only get a basic version and there are better options out there. Apparently the newer edition has cosmetic improvements but that is all they are. Some positive review mentioned nostalgia for their childhood as a reason liking the game."
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    #25Age of Empires III

    Age of Empires III
    Age of Empires III is a real-time strategy video game developed by Ensemble Studios released in 2005. This is the third game in the Age of Empires series and the sequel to Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings released in 1999.
    Games

    Windows

    $39.99

    Frances Watson
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "Age of Empires is the classic game that most kids grew up with, and III is equally as good if not ever. Game play is fairly simple but fun, and it's great for when you have multiple people that want to join in."
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    #26Brawlhalla

    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

    Jean Moore
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "This is a great game on Steam for your PC that you can play alone or with multiple players. Its almost the same concept as Super Smash Brothers. I like the fact you can create your own room as well. "
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    #27Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine

    Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine

    Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine is an action and stealth game developed and released by Pocketwatch Games on April 24, 2013. This video game offers single player and multiplayer modes for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, Mac OS X, and more.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Xbox 360, Linux

    $14.99

    Danielle Carpenter
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "I was looking for an awesome LAN party game for my PC since I'm having a party soon. I found Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine and I love it! It's a co-op crime caper game where you can have up to 4 players. It is a ton of fun. It's also wonderfully designed and I love the graphics. I highly recommend this game for LAN parties!"
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    #28Borderlands

    Borderlands

    Borderlands is an action RPG and open world video game developed by Gearbox Software. It was released on October 27, 2009, by 2K. It supports first-person shooter and co-op modes and is available on Windows, macOS, Xbox 360, and more.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Mac

    $19.99

    Kenneth Simmons
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "This seems like a really fun game i know people that play it and they love it."
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    #29Xonotic

    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

    Sofía Cisneros
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "Xonotic will prove to be your fav go to shooter game. the graphics are awesome. You get to choose from several weapons, not just a choice few. The actions and movements are unbelieavable for a computer game. It will suck you in and you will loose all track of time. You are gonna love it."
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    #300 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

    Randy Pearson
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "I love LAN parties, at the house, or even at a video game lounge. 0 A.D. is great because it's free, but also because it reminds me of Age of Empires. I loved that game. This is a pretty neat LAN game that has an endless play time. It's limited by how bored you'll get, but I don't foresee that even after playing for over 100+ hours. "
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    #31Quake III Arena

    Quake III Arena

    Quake III Arena is a multiplayer-focused first-person shooter video game . It is the third game in the Quake series except that it has a single-player element. The single-player mode is played against computer-controlled bots.

    Games

    Windows

    $14.99

    Teresa Anderson
    Written on February 28, 2017
    "One of the best shoot um up games out there. This is very old school where you don't have to a great gamer. Plus you get to play with other people which makes any game funner!"
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    #32Alien 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

    Christian Hicks
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "While not necessarily for LAN parties, this game is a fun coop game that can be played to hone your squad skills and interactions. If you want a fun LAN party game, try scorched earth."
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    #33Garry's Mod

    Garry's Mod

    Garry's Mod is a cross-platform multiplayer sandbox video game for Windows and Mac computers. It was developed by Facepunch Studios and published by Valve. The game was released on November 29, 2006.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $9.99

    Robert Schmidt
    Written on February 11, 2017
    "Garry's Mod is a sorta sandbox party game. There's infinite posibilities, infinite mods, infinite maps... and all of the are free and created by the users. It's essential for any LAN party, specially if you want to have some laughs."
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    #34PAYDAY 2

    PAYDAY 2

    PAYDAY 2 is a first-person shooter multi-player co-op heist video game developed by OVERKILL - a Starbreeze Studio and published by Starbreeze Publishing AB. The game was released on August 13, 2013.

    Games

    Windows, Nintendo Switch

    $9.99

    Harold Carr
    Written on January 26, 2017
    "Just like other co-op games PayDay 2 is only as good as the people you're playing with. When your group plays it well, the game rewards them with highly challenging, high-tension, action as well as brutal running gun fights. And if your team is talented most heists allow for your crew to complete them without the police ever even knowing it happened."
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    #35Artemis

    Artemis
    Artemis is a sci-fi themed, space bridge simulation party game designed for anyone who watched Star Trek and dreamed of what it would be like to sit on the bridge of a starship.
    Games

    Windows

    $6.99

    Kathleen Hopkins
    Written on March 11, 2017
    "This game is good for roleplaying, but I don't like that it's only for LAN. I don't have many friends who are into Star Trek and I can't play it by myself. The two friends that I have that DO like Star Trek got bored of the game quickly and now I have the game collecting dust."
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    #36Red Faction

    Red Faction
    Red Faction is a first-person shooter action multiplayer video game for Windows computers. It was developed by Volition, Inc. and was published by THQ Nordic. The game was released on September 18, 2001.
    Games

    Windows

    $59.99

    Reyna Mora
    Written on October 10, 2017
    "I am a big fan of Stream and am always trying out the new games that are available on the site. Recently, I have been looking for new LAN party games that I can play with my friends. I discovered Red Faction and decided to give it a try and I was let down!! Although this game does have the potential to be a great party game, it just falls short. The storyline was not great and the graphic also fall short of the expectations of my friends and I. I would not recommend this game if you are looking for a LAN party game on PC there are many different options out there. My recommendation, DON'T DOWNLOAD."
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    #37Chivalry: Medieval Warfare

    Chivalry: Medieval Warfare

    Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a first-person slasher and action multiplayer game set in the medieval period. It was developed and published by Tom Banner Studios and was released on October 17, 2012.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $24.99

    Walter Ortega
    Written on May 24, 2017
    "Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a great game that takes you to a different time. It's multiplayer is pretty fun."
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    #38Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection

    Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection
    Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection is a real-time strategic action video game for Windows computers. It was developed by Victory Games and was published by Electronic Arts. The game was released on October 2, 2012.
    Games

    Windows

    $19.99

    Kevin Stone
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "This game was an absolute steaming pile of garbage inside the lovely diamond mine that is the CnC series of games. The origin software requires internet access to play, regardless of intent, and it utterly trash when trying to use in a LAN setting."
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    #39Divinity: Original Sin

    Divinity: Original Sin

    Divinity: Original Sin is an isometric fantasy role-playing game developed and published by Larian Studios. It also features tactical turn-based combat, a highly interactive world, and lots of choices and consequences.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $39.99

    Ying Ding
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "My friends and i discovered Divinity-Original sin just over a few months ago. We play it so much. We love that we can meet up, interact and compete at the same time."
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    #40Supreme Commander

    Supreme Commander

    Supreme Commander is a real-time strategy game developed by Gas Powered game and published by Square Enix. It features a world of strategy and tactics in a world filled with war and conflict. Terrain and graphics have a realistic touch to it as well as the feeling of command.

    Games

    Windows

    $12.99

    Christine Rios
    Written on January 29, 2017
    "Do you need a good LAN party game for your next get together or event? Did you ever play Total Annihilation? What a classic, right? Supreme Commander is in this awesome series, and they really got it right with this one; it's the best since the original, I think. Being on Steam is pretty great too. Get a LAN party together and get this game (best when it's on sale, too!). The graphics are great, and the army-building is even greater. Mechanics are spot on!"
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    #41Multi Theft Auto

    Multi Theft Auto
    Multi Theft Auto is an open-source modification that adds online gaming support for the Rockstar North computer games Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. It was released in 2003.
    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Robert Jensen
    Written on April 26, 2017
    "Like everyone else I'm angry at how multiplayer and fan modding was handled in GTAV so I'm really happy that Multi Theft Auto still exists and has a strong player base. Plus it doesn't hurt that thanks to San Andreas' age you can run it on pretty much anything that can run Windows which means even a low end Netbook can play it now."
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    #42Helldivers

    Helldivers
    Helldivers is a hardcore, cooperative, twin-stick shooter set in a satirical dystopian future where mankind is ruled by a managed democracy. It is an action game developed by Arrowhead Game Studios and published by PlayStation Mobile, Inc.
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4

    $19.99

    Keith Burke
    Written on September 27, 2017
    "Played this with a friend the other day and had a lot of fun with it. The graphics and concept are great. There is a bit of a learning curve when it comes to using the twin stick shooter. But once I got the hang of it, we had hours of fun."
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    #43BattleBlock Theater

    BattleBlock Theater

    BattleBlock Theater is a comedy co-op multiplayer video game developed and published by The Behemoth and was first released on April 3, 2013. Through this game, players will control a prisoner to play through games. 

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Xbox 360, Linux

    $14.99

    Ralph Williams
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "This game is hilariously fun and offer co-op with another friend so you can play together locally or online. There's also level editors and steam workshop support for those levels so its hard to run out of new areas to play with your friends in or make new ones to torment them."
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    #44SpeedRunners

    SpeedRunners

    SpeedRunners is a multiplayer racing video game for Microsoft Windows computers, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and more. It was developed by DoubleDutch Games and was published by tinyBuild. The game was released on April 20, 2016.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac

    $14.99

    Philip Wells
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "I bought Speedrunners because I was trying to find the best LAN party games for PC. This is definitely what I was looking for. This game is great and my friends and I had a ton of fun playing it. The racing is fluid and there's a lot to do."
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    #45Magicka

    Magicka

    Magicka is a satirical action-adventure video game set in a world based on the Norse mythology, wherein the player will act as a wizard who is tasked to stop an evil sorcerer. It has a sequel named Magicka 2 released in 2014. 

    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    Diane Foster
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "This is one of the best ways to solve this problem online without having to leave the house. I think they still sell hard copies of games like Magicka, but why put jeans on when you can purchase it from Steam.. and likely on sale."
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    #46Project Zomboid

    Project Zomboid
    Project Zomboid is a 3D top-down/isometric sandbox survival zombie game that you can play in single or multiplayer mode. You'll have to loot, build, craft, fight, farm and fish in a struggle to survive.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $14.99

    Denise Freeman
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "If you like zombie games, this game is for you. RPG games allow me to let off some steam and what's better than fighting against a zombie apocalypse. "
  44. 7

    #47Arma 3

    Arma 3

    Arma 3 is a military and strategy video game first released in 2013 developed by Bohemia Interactive. It offers singleplayer and multiplayer modes and is available on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

    Games

    Windows

    $39.99

    Paul Lee
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "This is actually a pretty fun game for LAN but I think that it is the best. It is at least worth having ready at a lan party though."
  45. 7

    #48Don't Starve Together

    Don't Starve Together
    Don't Starve Together is a multiplayer game that was designed for various gaming console platforms. It features co-op mode wherein you can play with your friends in this world where you cannot go hungry.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux

    $14.99

    Pamela Walters
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "When I played this game I had the choice of either LAN party or going online with other people across the globe. This game was pretty fun, kept my family get together entertained for sure. "
  46. 6

    #49Factorio

    Factorio

    Factorio is an action RTS video game developed by Wube Software, wherein a player must build and maintain factories to produce items to build a rocket. This game is available in single and multiplayer modes. 

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $30

    Bobby Guzman
    Written on March 28, 2019
    "There had been a few unique and good lan games available to play on PC. And this is one of them because it has a different playing mechanic compared to our usual games."
  47. 5

    #50Dying Light

    Dying Light

    Dying Light is an FPS, action survival horror game set in an infected city cut off from the outside world. The game was developed by Techland and published by Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment. 

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation4, Linux, Xbox One, GOG

    $39.99

    Billy Coleman
    Written on March 28, 2019
    "Hi Guys I need your opinion. Which FPS survival horror game is better, Left 4 Dead or Dying Light?"
  48. 5

    #51Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is a tactical first-player shooter multiplayer action video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It was released in 2015 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $39.99

    Paridhi Sen
    Written on March 28, 2019
    "WOAH, I THOUGHT THAT RAINBOW SIX IS ONLY PLAYABLE ONLINE!"
  49. 3

    #52FlatOut 2

    FlatOut 2

    FlatOut 2 is an arcade racing video game playable on computers running Microsoft Windows operating system. It was developed by Bugbear Entertainment and was published by Strategy First.

    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    Dominik Klisa
    Written on March 23, 2019
    "Just today we had a LAN party and at every game someone didn't have fun. But FlatOut 2 just brought all together with funny destruction and many game modes! And it has true LAN support. My all time favourite and totally worth the affordable money!"
  50. 2

    #53Path 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

    Christopher Fernandez
    Written on October 12, 2017
    "My roommates and I were looking for a PC gam we could play in our apartment with each other on our laptops. One of my friends found the game Path of Exile and it supported LAN party. We all bought it and started played. We really like this game and play it all the time now."
  51. 2

    #54ARK: Survival Evolved

    ARK: Survival Evolved

    ARK: Survival Evolved is an open world action-adventure survival game set on an island full of dinosaurs and primitive creatures. You can create tribes with other players and even start faction wars. It was published by Studio Wildcard.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Android, iOS

    Free

    Isidro Santana
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "I like the graphics on ARK: Survival Evolved. I also like the fact that it does not use a lot of CPU or GPU so it can be played on most systems. It is also a blast to play"
  52. 2

    #55Sid Meier's Civilization VI

    Sid Meier's Civilization VI

    Sid Meier's Civilization VI also known as Civilization VI is a turn-based strategy game developed by  Firaxis Games and Aspyr. It was released on October 21, 2016, and is available on Windows, Mac, and iOS users.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS

    Free

    Sophia Li
    Written on March 28, 2019
    "I didn't know there is a Sid Meier game which is a LAN game!~ :O"
  53. 1

    #56OpenTTD

    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

    Amit Mittal
    Written on March 28, 2019
    "When I was still a very young kid, I used to play transport tycoon deluxe and now I am more than happy to see that a new game like it is can be played. After knowing about this, I immediately rushed to have one on my Laptop. Now, I am having fun playing on multiplayer lan game mode :D"
  54. 1

    #57Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is a co-op first-person shooter action game developed by 2K Australia. Players dive into the Borderlands universe and guide characters as they shoot and loot their way to Pandora's moon.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Android

    $39.99

    Mariana Leal
    Written on March 28, 2019
    "One of the best best lan party pc games IMHO. Can't wait for the release of the sequel, Borderlands 3. "
  55. 1

    #58Insurgency

    Insurgency

    Insurgency is a realistic first-person shooter game where you will take to the streets for intense close quarters combat. Your team's survival will depend upon securing crucial strongholds and destroying enemy supplies.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $9.99

    Diana Zhong
    Written on March 28, 2019
    "Insurgency is such an underrated game when in fact this game is so much better than CS: GO."
  56. 0

    #59Mobile Forces

    Mobile Forces

    Mobile Forces is a shooter game developed by Rage Games and published by Majesco Entertainment in 2002. This first-person shooter game lets the player defeat an AI team using a LAN network. 

    Games

    Windows

    $3.99

    Rosalie
    Written on November 10, 2018
    "Awesome multiplayer game, not on most peoples radar."
  57. 0

    #60Clans to Kingdoms

    Clans to Kingdoms

    Clans to Kingdoms is an indie 4X turn-based strategy game with city building features wherein the player must create a clan and aim to develop civilization. This has different settlements and levels. 

    Games

    Windows

    $15.99

    support clanstokingdoms
    Written on April 18, 2019
    "Hi, it is not free 15.99 euro"
  58. -35

    #61Wolfenstein: 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

    Rosa María Morán
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "Who could have asked for anything better? Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory offers support for up to 32 players and it is free for windows, mac, and linux! I guess I know what my buddies and I will be doing this weekend. We will be having an awesome LAN party with this game. Actually, I already downloaded it just to try it out and now I and now I can't wait for the weekend."

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2Left 4 Dead 2Games 96 Paid
3Warcraft III: Reign of ChaosGames 95 Paid
4Counter-StrikeGames 94 Paid
5MinecraftGames 94 Paid
6Call of Duty 4: Modern WarfareGames 94 Paid
7Team Fortress 2Games 91 Free
8Dota 2Games 87 Free
9Trackmania TurboGames 85 Paid
10StarcraftGames 84 Free
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