What are the best multiplayer games on Steam?

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    #1Rocket 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.


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


    Kelly Cunningham
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "Hands down one of the best steam multiplayer games out there! This is the game sequel I never knew I needed. It has competitive gameplay, awesome physics but still super fun to play"
  2. 55

    #2Team 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.


    Windows, Mac


    Zachary Lawrence
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "It's a really fun shooter game to play with the perfect blend of action, humor, and team-based gameplay. "
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    #3Don'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.

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux


    Christine Rios
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "I was so happy when I heard that Don't Starve will be expanding and having a version that's focused on multiplayer mode. This one can be played with around 5 players."


Did you know that Valve Corporation, before implementing their Steam platform, approached Microsoft Corporation, Yahoo!, and RealNetworks with a partnership offer and were subsequently rejected by all three? Steam is Valve Corporation’s very own digital distribution platform which offers users with digital rights management, multiplayer gaming, video streaming, and social networking services. Steam also comes with game installation and automatic updating, along with community features such as friend lists, groups, in-game chat and voice functionality, and cloud saving. The development of the platform began in 2002, publicly announced at the Game Developers Conference event on March 22, and released as a beta on the same day. A year later, on September 11, 2003, the client was officially released.

To date, Steam is the largest digital distribution platform for PC gaming, with a total of $4.3 billion worth of titles purchased by users by 2017, and is estimated to have at least 150 million registered users, peaking at 18.5 million active users. As of 2017, there are an estimated 7.7 thousand games in total released on the Steam store, both by big-time game developers and indie releases, and plenty more titles under development and were announced to be released this year.

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    #4Dota 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.


    Web, Windows, Mac


    Christopher Fernandez
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "I think many will agree with me when I say Dota 2 is the best online battle multiplayer game. It's not a game for the light-hearted though coz players tend to be aggressive, expect to be trolled. It might also take a while for you to fully learn but once you do, you'll enjoy and probably get addicted to it for a while 😉"
  2. 40

    #5Garry'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.


    Windows, Mac


    Ethan Williamson
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "Garry's Mod is a game changer for Steam in terms of creativity and playfulness! There are lots of things to do whether you're on single or multiplayer almost endless!"
  3. 40

    #6ARK: 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.


    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Android, iOS


    Bruce Thomas
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "I really enjoyed the island setting + primeval creatures where this game brings its players... The virtual world is pretty huge so it will take you a LOOOONG time to play but I guarantee you that you won't get bored ❤️️"
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    Terraria is a 2D action-adventure sandbox game with the objective of digging, exploring, fighting, and building. Developed and published by Re-Logic, this game is available to play on Windows, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Android, and iOS.


    Windows, PlayStation 4, iOS, Xbox One, Mac, Android, Kindle Fire


    Amanda Soto
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "Terraria's graphics may look old and plain but don't get fooled because this is one of the BEST MULTIPLAYER GAME on Steam! Awesome sandbox game that will consume your time as you get sucked in!"
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    #8Tom Clancy's The Division

    Tom Clancy's The Division

    The Division is an open world multiplayer third-person shooter role-playing game set in New York. It was developed by Massive Entertainment and was published by Ubisoft on  March 8, 2016, for PC.




    Tyler McDonald
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "The Division is definitely on my top 3 RPGs and these are my reason why: Great plotlines, Cohesiveness, and beautiful graphics. That's all I can say (TRY IT YOURSELF!) "
  6. 32

    #9Borderlands 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.


    Windows, Mac, Android, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360


    Jordan Walsh
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Adult rated sex and violence! Right up my alley! Jump into the strange and wonderful world of Pandora and plunder and pillage like our ancestors of long ago! It's a family tradition and I can work out my pent up emotions in this classic Borderland game. Huzzah!"
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    DayZ is an open-world survival game developed by Bohemia Interactive. Players fight to survive or cooperate with other players within the fictional post-Soviet Republic of Chernarus. It was released on December 17, 2013, by Bohemia Interactive.



    William Estrada
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "I've been through tons of survival games on steam but this is still my favorite... The best thing is encountering other survivors ✌️"
  8. 32

    #117 Days to Die

    7 Days to Die

    7 Days to Die is an open-world survival zombie horror first-person shooter video game developed and published by The Fun Pimps Entertainment LLC. This also features a cross-platform multiplayer game mode.


    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux, GameStop


    Debra Fisher
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "I really love the zombie genre but I'm not a fan of this one 😪 The gameplay is promising, there are lots of things to do like scavenging, hunting etc. I just don't like the poor graphics"
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    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. 


    Windows, Mac


    Christian Davis
    Written on July 4, 2017
    "I love simulation games, and Factorio has to be on top. It makes you think logically and the scenarios were extremely realistic. I can't stop playing. Not sure if that's a good thing :)"
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    #13LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

    LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
    LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is an open-world action and adventure video game for Windows and Mac computers, for iOS and Android mobile devices, and PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. It was released in 2014.

    Mac, Playstation 4, Android, iOS, Xbox One, Windows


    Doris Reid
    Written on June 28, 2017
    "LEGO Batman is amazing, but they've run out of steam by the time 3 comes along. There's certainly nothing wrong with the game play, but if you've done the previous two games this one falls pretty flat and just feels like the same basic thing. "
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    #14Dying Light: The Following

    Dying Light: The Following

    Dying Light: The Following is an open world first-person action survival game developed by Techland. It's a game player must traverse a zombie-filled city, collecting supplies for crafting tons of weapons to slay the zombies.


    PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows, Mac, Linux

    Check price

    Daniel Gaytán
    Written on February 13, 2017
    "I wanted to play a survival type game with my friends. We found this one on Steam and were able to get started in no time. It was challenging, yet very fun to play. I imagine we will be playing this for a very long time. "
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    #15PAYDAY 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.


    Windows, Nintendo Switch


    Jordan Oliver
    Written on April 15, 2017
    "This game was a lot of fun. I was able to meet many players. Its full of action and you need to choose your crew carefully to get the job done."
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    #16Tom 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.

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One


    Grace Fu
    Written on July 13, 2017
    "I usually love multiplayer games on Steam so I had to try Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. I was less than enamored, by far. Blah. Boring game. I almost fell asleep. Sure, the graphics are pretty, but the gameplay mechanics are lame and the other people who play the game are not much of a community at all. I'd rather join a knitting circle!"
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    #17Tabletop Simulator

    Tabletop Simulator
    Tabletop Simulator is an indie game that allows players to play and create tabletop games in a multiplayer physics sandbox. Developed by Berserk Games after a crowdfunding campaign in February 2014 and was released in June of the following year.

    Windows, Mac


    Tiffany Perez
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "I absolutely love the tabletop simulator. A lot of work has gone into this game. To be able to change things to what you want them to be. You always play games and think of other things they could have done with the game. Now you can do that! Awesome!"
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    #18H1Z1: Just Survive

    H1Z1: Just Survive
    H1Z1: Just Survive is a multiplayer online survival zombie game. You'll have to be cutthroat, resourceful, and alert to protect yourself from zombies, beasts, and the deadliest threat of all your fellow humans.



    Julie Bowman
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "H1Z1: Just Survive is a online game where you must be on guard with the living and dead. Collect weapons, survival kits, and stay out of certain areas or else you will lose everything and come part of a groip of zombies; the game keeps you on your toes."
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    #19Running With Rifles

    Running With Rifles
    Running with Rifles is a top-down open-world tactical shooter game developed and published by Modulaatio Games. In this game,  players join the ranks of an army as a common soldier, just like the thousands around.

    Windows, Mac


    Brandon Gardner
    Written on January 14, 2017
    "Running With Rifles is a new top down shooter that's a tactical RPG packed with hours and hours of gaming fun. Join battles with your fellow soldiers and explore maps, terrain, weapons, everything that a soldier typically uses during war. It's highly rated and you'll have the Steam support community there as well."
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    #20Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade

    Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade

    Warhammer 40K: Freeblade is a free-to-play multiplayer action and adventure video game from Pixel Toys. It can be played on Microsoft Windows computers, and iOS and Android mobile devices.


    iOS, Android, Windows

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Joshua Hall
    Written on July 4, 2017
    "I'm not a huge fan of Warhammer 40k: Freeblade. The multiplayer system is held back by a ridiculously slow unlock path. I dislike that they fell into a system where it's nearly impossible to unlock some of the features. A lot of mobile games tend to do this now. They offer you micro-transactions to "speed up" processes that should never take so long in the first place."
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    #21Portal 2

    Portal 2
    Portal 2 is a first-person puzzle video game developed by Valve that features a humorous story. In the game, the "Perpetual Testing Initiative" has been expanded to allow you to design co-op puzzles for you and your friends.

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360


    Shaurya Jhadav
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "The Portal series is absolutely amazing. The puzzles make you think, and it is always a good, fun time. I would highly suggest this game to anyone looking for a different puzzle game. "
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    Northgard is a medieval strategy video game based on Norse mythology where users control a clan of Vikings striving to conquer a newly discovered continent. It was developed and published by Shiro Games and was released in 2018.

    Windows, Mac


    He Shen
    Written on June 7, 2017
    "This game is a good solution to my need for multiplayer games that are also available on Steam as it provides online multiplayer and co-op options. Additionally, it has appealing graphics and a setting that holds my interest and makes me want to explore as much as I can while sharing the experience with others."
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    #23Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II

    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II is a fast-paced and action-oriented real-time strategy (RTS) game based on the Warhammer 40,000 universe. It has a sequel named Dawn of War III which was released in April 2017.

    Windows, Mac, Linux


    Joe Bryant
    Written on March 1, 2017
    "Warhammer 40000 expands further on the real-time strategy game genre. It is a universe that I came to love instantly, and the online multiplayer games are just enormous. Playing with 60 other players really put me on the edge of my seat. All I can say is that the game is worth it and that it is the best purchase on Steam. It is a unique experience where strategy and battles take place constantly."
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    #24Pit People

    Pit People

    Pit People is a strategy action role-playing video game by indie game developer The Behemoth. It was released on March 2, 2018, and can be played on Microsoft Windows PCs and Xbox One video game consoles.


    Windows, Xbox One


    Ashley Boyd
    Written on February 23, 2017
    "it is way too much going on in the game, I don't really like that because I couldn't really tell what the goal of the game really was. "
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    #25The Jackbox Party Pack 3

    The Jackbox Party Pack 3

    The Jackbox Party Pack 3 is the third part of a party video games phenomenon developed by Jackbox Games. Play using phones, tablets and computers mini-games as "Quiplash", "Trivia Murder Party", "Guesspionage", "Tee K.O." and "Fakin' It".


    Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Mac


    Eric Johnson
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "The Jackbox Party Pack 3 is a great game to play with a couple friends. Had a lot of fun playing it last weekend. There's just so many awesome mini-games packed inside, it never gets boring."
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    Squad is a first-person online shooter developed and published by Offworld Industries. This game was released on December 14, 2015. It offers a 50 vs 50 multiplayer match.




    Amanda Mills
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This is the game that my family convinced me to give a try. My nephew, niece, and sister loved it. They are so much better at this. I am terrible at this game. I think they regret getting me to play, but they are too nice to say so."


Best What are the best multiplayer games on Steam
1Rocket LeagueGames 55 Paid
2Team Fortress 2Games 55 Free
3Don't Starve TogetherGames 45 Paid
4Dota 2Games 42 Free
5Garry's ModGames 40 Paid
6ARK: Survival EvolvedGames 40 Free
7TerrariaGames 40 Paid
8Tom Clancy's The DivisionGames 34 Paid
9Borderlands 2Games 32 Paid
10DayZGames 32 Paid

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