What are the best multiplayer games on Steam?

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Game of Thrones: Winter is Coming

Steven Roberts
Written on April 5, 2019
"One of the things I liked most about this game is its environment. Not like some of the medieval games I've played where you only have to hack your way thru hordes of enemies, GoT: WiC also lets me strategize my every move and plan ahead in joining alliances as well as making trades. A must-try for every fledgling Westeros lord!"
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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

    George Thomas
    Written on January 27, 2017
    "Whenever I'm bored in office, I challenge my online friends in this game. It's action packed and keeps you entertained while giving you a sense of accomplishment by winning points. It's a very good game and would recommend it to anyone to try it "
    Ángel Santos
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "I quite enjoyed the game, even though I'm not usually big on first-person shooters. There are many distinct options, each with a lot of personality. With the right people, Team Fortress 2 would be a fun way to spend an afternoon."
    Annie Cai
    Written on February 14, 2017
    "I like how it provides a broad range of tactical abilities and personalities. This game is so much fun!"
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    #2Rocket 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, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

    $19.99

    Eric Stewart
    Written on February 19, 2017
    "This game is a blast! The driving is fast paced but it's still easy for a beginner, like myself, to get started. It can get extremely competitive once you improve and start playing with others. The only problem is that I had to quit my job to play full time ;]"
    Zhu Long
    Written on May 19, 2017
    "Like soccer? Like driving? Why not combine them? I just found out about this new game called Rocket League. It's for all players and level and super competitive."
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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.
    Games

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

    $14.99

    George Sanders
    Written on March 24, 2017
    "Yes, Don't Starve Together is indeed a multiplayer game on Steam. However, if doesn't solve the stated problem fully. It only solves it for those who are into survival games. There are many other multiplayer games on Steam that aren't survival, which technically makes the problem itself a non-issue. That aside, yes, it solves the problem."
    Dennis Robertson
    Written on January 26, 2017
    "If you want a multiplayer game on steam you can check out this for co-op gaming. If you just want to play something with a buddy it is an option worth checking out."

DID YOU KNOW?

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.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Online

    Free

    Bruce Graham
    Written on March 6, 2017
    "Dota 2 is a wonderful game that I enjoy playing multiplayer levels with regularly. I have spent many hours playing this game and I always feel like I have only been playing for minutes."
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    #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.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $9.99

    Jerry Ward
    Written on April 16, 2017
    "I was tired of the same old, boring, regular games on Steam. I was looking for something new, fresh and fun. Luckily I stumbled upon "Garry's Mod" and now my friend's and I can't get enough of the game. It is the ultimate sandbox game, where the world is yours. There are no rules, no goals, no boundaries, just endless tools and physics to give you the ability to do what you want."
    Denise Reid
    Written on February 1, 2017
    "While the concept of this game is a bit confusing, it does have multiplayer capabilities. I can play with thousands of people online."
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    #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.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Android, iOS, eBay

    Free

    Scott Williams
    Written on March 18, 2017
    "I am happy I got into the early access version of ARK, great multiplayer game that the designers took time to implement many suggestions from the community to make it the best. I have been playing for over a year and it just keeps getting better, it is a huge world and you make allies fast and enemies even faster. "
    Christopher Campbell
    Written on May 18, 2017
    "This is a pretty fun game that has been absolutely destroyed by its developers, if you like survival games where you can roleplay this is a pretty good buy but just be reminded that the developers of the game are really greedy."
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    #7Terraria

    Terraria

    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.

    Games

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

    $9.99

    Robert Rose
    Written on May 20, 2017
    "My brother and I were looking on Steam for a game that we could play together and with our other friends. We found Terraria and the online mode in the game is so easy to connect with everyone and enjoyed exploring the world of the game."
    Aadhya Malik
    Written on January 25, 2017
    "Looks like a different version of minecraft. If you like minecraft, you will most likely like this one."
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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.

    Games

    Windows

    $49.99

    Benjamin Richards
    Written on May 18, 2017
    "I had recently wanted to get into a multiplayer game and someone that I know recommended Tom Clancy's The Division. The multiplayer aspect of the game is really good and the way it connects you with other people is brilliant."
    Louis Valdez
    Written on January 7, 2017
    "I love RPGs. This one has a great story. I found it very fun."
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    #9DayZ

    DayZ
    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.
    Games

    Windows

    $34.99

    Divya Yadav
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "DayZ is fantastic. It's fun, challenging, and I get to interact with people who behave in the real way people would in the post-apocalypse. I wish it wasn't so focused on pay-to-win though...."
    George Carr
    Written on March 15, 2017
    "I'm a huge DayZ fan. If you love zombie games you'll love this action packed game."
    Barbara Stephens
    Written on April 12, 2017
    "One of the few actually good games in this genre. As always, best with friends."
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    #107 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.

    Games

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

    $24.99

    Scott Baker
    Written on April 12, 2017
    "7 Days to Die is an incredible multiplayer experience if you have a team to play with. Games like this show off the creativity that's possible with small-team developers nowadays. It's fun to build structures and fight off zombies with your friends. How could it not be? Unfortunately, it's only half as fun alone."
    Alexander Cook
    Written on April 25, 2017
    "Fantastic MP game for steam. "
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    #11Borderlands 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 One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360

    $19.99

    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!"
    Frank Cole
    Written on April 11, 2017
    "Boarderlands 2 is a excellent game to play online multiplayer with friends. The game will provide you with tons of hours of exciting game play and lots of adventures as you explore the world with your friends online in co-op mode."
    Brandon Mills
    Written on June 2, 2017
    "borderlands 2 is a really great co-op game experience! You can get a couple friends together and go through the entire game with them. The game doesn't take itself too seriously and it's all really fun. Highly recommended"
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    #12Factorio

    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

    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 :)"
    Aadhya Vyas
    Written on March 2, 2017
    "What fun this can be using, one's imagination with a 3D concept. I like enhancing my creative side. I find this game to be very challenging."
    Rajesh Pawar
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "I had a lot of fun playing Factorio. My factories were the biggest in the whole server."
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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.
    Games

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

    $19.99

    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. "
    Song Zhao
    Written on June 21, 2017
    "I played Lego Batman 3 for a couple of hours yesterday. I thought the story mode was really interesting."
    Amy Franklin
    Written on April 16, 2017
    "This is awesome game that is for all ages. And it's awesome how you can cross platforms."
    Rosario Covarrubias
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "not a multiplayer game"
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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 with a four-player co-op campaign. Wherein a player must traverse a zombie-filled city, collecting supplies for crafting tons of weapons to slay the zombies.

    Games

    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. "
    Diane Payne
    Written on July 14, 2017
    "This is a very well made game and price is about right for this type of game. Graphic is very realistic and good. There is always something new to do during quests. A bit intense and you can waste hours playing this game."
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    #15Tabletop 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.
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $19.99

    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!"
    Saanvi Chavan
    Written on May 3, 2017
    "This is a Steam game that allows players to play digital tabletop games. It allows for multiplayer gameplay, so it seems like a great solution for this problem."
    Danielle Little
    Written on May 20, 2017
    "This is an addictive game. Players can play alone or with other people and the graphics are great."
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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.
    Games

    Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

    $39.99

    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!"
    Christian Aguilar
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "We all know there are zillions of multi-player games out from few of them have reached the level of excitement and playability that Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege has gotten to. It's one of the few gold-standard games and it's a blast to play as well."
    Daniel Washington
    Written on March 13, 2017
    "Rainbow six is a really great multiplayer game. You make up the plan and then execute with real people. It's a great way to build friendships and play out tactical scenarios."
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    #17PAYDAY 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

    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."
    Albert Kelley
    Written on June 23, 2017
    "this is a very exciting game. the graphics look okay. "
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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.
    Games

    Windows

    $19.99

    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."
    Kenneth Clark
    Written on June 8, 2017
    "This looks like a great game to play multiplayer on steam, I love zombie games in general but this gives you the ability to play along with other people and try to survive a zombie apocalypse. "
    Kyle Wade
    Written on June 24, 2017
    "Looking for a good multiplayer online survival zombie game.? Well,your prayers will be answered with HIZ1."
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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.
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $14.99

    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."
    Carolyn Grant
    Written on May 30, 2017
    "This game is really challenging, but fun if you stick with it. I love playing it by myself, but you can also play with friends (or foes). It took me a while to get going, but now I am really enjoying myself."
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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.

    Games

    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."
    Carl Bates
    Written on January 10, 2017
    "Warhammer 40,000 is a great mobile game. It has a great storyline and the game itself runs great. I try a lot of mobile games, but I play this one more than any of the others. If you're looking for a new game to get addicted to give this one a try!"
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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.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

    $9.99

    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. "
    Alice Lane
    Written on March 26, 2017
    "This game is a great addition to multiplayer options on Steam. I love the challenge in creating my own puzzle for my friends."
    Frances Tucker
    Written on April 27, 2017
    "Portal 2 was a fun game to play. It's one of the most original games I have ever played."
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    #22Northgard

    Northgard
    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.
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $29.99

    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."
    Jane James
    Written on May 24, 2017
    "Northgard is one of my favorite games! It combines one of my favorite movies, How To Train Your Dragon and one of my favorite games, Settlers of Catan, into one game. I am able to play against friends and it is based on the Vikings which is one of my favorite cultures and time periods. "
    Jacob Duncan
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "So I was looking for a good multi player game on steam, I found Northgard and at first I didnt like but now the multi player is taking over my life. I hate and love this game."
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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.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $19.99

    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."
    Sara Stone
    Written on January 30, 2017
    "Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II is an extremely intense game to play with several of my friends. If we are really in the mood for a graphic and epic battle this is our first choice. Although this would not be my first choice of game each day, it gives me a brutally intense option to play with others. "
    Jose Simmons
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Warhammer 40,000 is a pretty good RTS series. The sci-fi elements are nice. And it's by Sega."
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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.

    Games

    Windows, Xbox One

    $19.99

    Carolyn Estrada
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Pit People is a fun multiplayer game on Steam. It's turn based and I like the animation. The mechanics are great as well as the music. Definitely recommend this game. "
    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".

    Games

    Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Mac

    $24.99

    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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    #26Squad

    Squad

    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.

    Games

    Windows

    $39.99

    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."

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Best multiplayer games on Steam
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Team Fortress 2Games 54 Free
2Rocket LeagueGames 53 Paid
3Don't Starve TogetherGames 45 Paid
4Dota 2Games 43 Free
5Garry's ModGames 40 Paid
6ARK: Survival EvolvedGames 39 Free
7TerrariaGames 39 Paid
8Tom Clancy's The DivisionGames 34 Paid
9DayZGames 32 Paid
107 Days to DieGames 32 Paid
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