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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!

1.Age of Empires II HD

Paid: $19.99

Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings is a real-time strategy multiplayer game for Windows PC. It was developed by Skybox Labs, Path Entertainment, and Ensemble Studios, and was published by Microsoft Studios. The game was released in 2013.

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13+

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Microsoft Studios

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Real-Time Strategy

  • Omar Arteaga

    by Omar Arteaga

    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.  More

  • Harold McDonald

    by Harold McDonald

    A classic game to play with friends!

  • Ralph Sanchez

    by Ralph Sanchez

    I liked this better than Dota and Starcraft. Maybe because of the mideival setting?

  • Nancy Hunter

    by Nancy Hunter

    People still play LAN? I feel like there are so many of these games so it would be hard to play with a group of people in LAN.

  • Benito Quiroz

    by Benito Quiroz

    I love being able to play with others on the network. Age of Empires II is a thrilling and competitive strategy game great for PC and LAN party challe More

  • Jan Magne Viko null

    by Jan Magne Viko null

    awsome game that still is among the best rts games of all time.

2.Left 4 Dead 2

Paid: $9.99

Left 4 Dead 2 is the classic cooperative game in which four friends try to survive a zombie apocalypse. Developed by Valve, it has action and horror with a great proactive AI that changes and adapts according to the player's skills.

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17+

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Action

  • Ryan Sims

    by Ryan Sims

    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

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  • Mark Owens

    by Mark Owens

    Zombie attacks in this game make my heart pounding, You want that thrill? Then this game has it!

  • Albert Howell

    by Albert Howell

    It's fun to be played every late night every sleepover with friends. Trust me! Chat back here and let me know how it turned out.

  • Elizabeth Wood

    by Elizabeth Wood

    This classic zombie game is full of thrills and really knows how to get me excited. It's scary yet fun and keeps me on edge for hours!

  • Varun Riat null

    by Varun Riat null

    cool gam egot to try it

3.Counter-Strike

Paid: $9.99

Counter-Strike is a first-person shooter action multiplayer video game for Windows and Mac computers. It was developed and published by Valve and was released on November 1, 2000. This can be played either online or offline.

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Valve

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Action

  • David Holland

    by David Holland

    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 mon

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  • Janice Davidson

    by Janice Davidson

    Got to discover pc shooting game with counter strike. Imagine having to play with actual people was lit back then.

  • Matthew Bishop

    by Matthew Bishop

    So nostalgic :( I remember playing this in my middle school and now I hear my son talking about it when he and his classmates play it. On the other ha More

  • Marcos Sierra

    by Marcos Sierra

    Counter-Strike is one of the classic LAN party games. I don't know how many hours I spent playing this game throughout my life, it's great!

  • Ni Zeng

    by Ni Zeng

    My friends and I love to have LAN parties every so often so we're always looking for games we can play. Counter-Strike is an awesome game that we alwa More

4.Minecraft

Paid: $26.95 with in-app purchases

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.

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Everyone

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Mojang

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Open World Creation

  • Kathleen Griffin

    by Kathleen Griffin

    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 t More

  • Arjun Verma

    by Arjun Verma

    I like how simple yet endless possibilities you can do in this game. Been playing this since 5 years ago!

  • Amanda Ryan

    by Amanda Ryan

    This game really lets me get creative and open my mind to new possibilities. I can build, mine, and burrow all around the virtual world.

  • Emily Duan

    by Emily Duan

    Minecraft is a great solution for a LAN party PC game! It's fun, interactive, and everyone I know plays. It's easier to have a LAN party when lots of  More

5.Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos

Paid: $11.62

Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos is a real-time strategy video game for Windows and Macintosh computers. It was developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment and was first released on July 3, 2002.

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Blizzard Entertainment

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Real-time strategy

  • Doris Jimenez

    by Doris Jimenez

    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 lo More

  • Aaryan Trivedi

    by Aaryan Trivedi

    I remember playing this like 10 years ago it was so new back then and everyone in the neighborhood were playing this so i played with them

  • Larry Lucas

    by Larry Lucas

    Thank you rain of chaos. bec of you dota and dota 2 that me and my classmates play in the era was bourned.

  • Jose Keller

    by Jose Keller

    I have a bunch of PC's. Me and my friends like LAN party games.We been playing Warcraft 3. It is a classic and we can play for hours at a time. I been More

6.Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Paid: $19.99

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a first-person shooter multiplayer game for Windows and Mac PCs. The Windows version was developed by Infinity Ward and was published by Activision. The Mac version was developed and published by Aspyr.

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Activision, Aspyr (Mac)

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Action

  • Albert Chavez

    by Albert Chavez

    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  More

  • Dennis Salazar

    by Dennis Salazar

    I think I've got some sort of blood lust in me. I like it when my aims in this game are point blank. It's so competitive too and I play this with my f More

  • Eric Watson

    by Eric Watson

    This will be one of my favorite games because of its storyline. I felt sad when Soap died. Because of that I asked my friends to come and revenge for  More

  • Jose Obrien

    by Jose Obrien

    One of the best PC shooters Ive ever played. This game has probably one of the best single player/co-op campaigns and the multiplayer is so much fun.

7.Team Fortress 2

Free download

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.

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  • Rosario Alonso

    by Rosario Alonso

    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.  More

  • Benito Saldaña

    by Benito Saldaña

    I made a mini competition of this game with my friends during my birthday. The prize was an Xbox console hehe best bday I ever had!

  • Shirley Lawson

    by Shirley Lawson

    This will be a forever classic. I really love to play this especially the deathmatch mode! Me and my brothers always play this weekend afternoons.

  • Peter Hu

    by Peter Hu

    Team Fortress 2 is a cool game but the online community can be very toxic at times. That's why playing this multiplayer shooter in a LAN party its

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  • Helen Stevens

    by Helen Stevens

    I love playing this game, it is a great time killer. Whether waiting for an appointment or for some down time in the evening. I can play against and c More

8.Trackmania Turbo

Paid: $39.99

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. 

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Everyone

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Ubisoft

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Massively Multiplayer, Racing

  • Donald Franklin

    by Donald Franklin

    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 inte More

  • Olivia Grant

    by Olivia Grant

    My party peeps build our own tracks here for extra challenge. Wha t a legit fun we had!

  • Kathleen Bennett

    by Kathleen Bennett

    I like racing games so i like this one to. Problem is i can't be unable to connect my cousins in a local server game thanks in advance for tips =)))

  • Scott Hunt

    by Scott Hunt

    Wow, over 200 tracks on this arcade style game sure to keep you interested. Brings back memories of my childhood at my hometown arcade. Great PC racin More

  • Ethan Rose

    by Ethan Rose

    Trackmania Turbo is a great solution for the problem at hand. The game provides numerous options so I can build tracks with multiple friends. With ove More

9.Dota 2

Free download

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.

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  • Adam Bishop

    by Adam Bishop

    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 childi

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  • Eric Nguyen

    by Eric Nguyen

    I daresay this game is the pioneer of all MOBAs out there. This remains the best MOBA for me.

  • Roy Kennedy

    by Roy Kennedy

    Have I known that Dota 2 has a LAN function aside from the online, Me and my classmates would've skipped classes to play 5v5 and bet some bucks. Thank More

  • by Ann Cooper

    Dota 2 it a good game for a LAN party. It is competitive and you can play co-op.

  • by Madison Gardner

    Dota 2 is available for PC on Steam. Though there's no information about being able to play in a LAN on its Steam page, it looks like it is possible t More

10.Starcraft

Free download

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.

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Teen

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Blizzard Entertainment

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  • Emma Baker

    by Emma Baker

    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 More

  • Mark Reid

    by Mark Reid

    StarCraft. Where can I find this again? Good old days

  • Arthur Jimenez

    by Arthur Jimenez

    STARCRAFT!!! Re-downloaded it again after almost 20 yrs to play again in my 30 something age with my child and to entroduce him my childhood.

  • Alice Lucas

    by Alice Lucas

    I'll never be as good at this game as my Asian friends, but at least it's fun.

11.Quake

Paid: $4.99
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.

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id Software

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Action

  • by Shirley Sullivan

    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 f More

  • Donna Ramirez

    by Donna Ramirez

    I love playinf this game with my friends! So challenging and has a good terrain to hide from other players. Strategic too.

  • Eric Watson

    by Eric Watson

    Im an avide fan of this series. now im looking for other games to play with friends. tnx.

  • Heather Perry

    by Heather Perry

    Quake is an okay game for parties. The best part about the game is the soundtrack and the haunting music that accompanies it. The 3-d environment is f More

12.World of Tanks

With micropayments

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.

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  • Rose Day

    by Rose Day

    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 ga More

  • Kenneth Miller

    by Kenneth Miller

    Been a fan of war toys even when I was a child so I'm so hyped up to play this game with my brothers!

  • Sandra Reed

    by Sandra Reed

    This is one helluva game! Action-packed but my pc cannot handle the maximun graphics :( I will save to buy a better laptop and see if this still stand More

  • by Wayne Carpenter

    Really the only question I feel like you need to ask is.. Do you like tanks? If so, this is fantastic. It fills the need for LANs and it's a solid gam More

  • Lawrence Reid

    by Lawrence Reid

    If you love multi player armored warfare games you'll love World of Tanks. It has tons of options and smooth game play. PS4, 360 or PC, they have you  More

13.Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Paid: $14.99

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.

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Valve

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First-person shooter

  • Anna Soto

    by Anna Soto

    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 bec More

  • Austin Jimenez

    by Austin Jimenez

    You want a game to play with friends FOREVER? You want to start a round at 19:00 pm and suddenly see that is 7:00 am? Go pick Counter Strike: Globa

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  • DOOMS Channel

    by DOOMS Channel

    not free, but. best LAN game I ever play @ LANS. However the offline is free and you can practice with bots now.

  • Anna Ortiz

    by Anna Ortiz

    This is a great game to have an LAN party with on PC. It's easy to navigate and set up so you can have hours of fun playtime with friends!

14.Unreal Tournament 1999

Paid: $9.99
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.

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GT Interactive

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3D Shooter / First-Person Shooter

  • Guillermo Vargas

    by Guillermo Vargas

    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. Tha More

  • by Angel Pillai

    Unreal Tournament 1999 is a nice game if you remember the 90s and all the LAN parties people would throw. That's not so much a thing now but this is a More

15.Worms Armageddon

Paid: $14.99 Check price

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.

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  • Ethan Williamson

    by Ethan Williamson

    +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

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  • Jan Magne Viko null

    by Jan Magne Viko null

    Its very fun, but has been released by a more recent game that is just as fun. Worms W.M.D. Its the first worms in many years that does everything rig More

  • Daniel Dean

    by Daniel Dean

    I recently had my friends over at my house for a LAN party and we had a ton of games that we played and one of them was Worms Armageddon. Worms Armage More

  • by Amy Chavez

    This steam game is the funnest I have played in awhile! All of the levels keep me busy for hours on end with excitement and fun!

16.Neverwinter Nights

Free download

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.

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Infogrames

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RPG

  • Mark Ray

    by Mark Ray

    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 the

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  • Ryan Barnes

    by Ryan Barnes

    I like playingf this multiplayer coz thats so much fun!

  • Guadalupe Olvera

    by Guadalupe Olvera

    Never heard of this game before. Can someone tell me the basics?

  • Howard Garcia

    by Howard Garcia

    Trying to recapture the good ol' days of LAN parties with friends, I started looking for LAN games for PC. I ended coming across "Neverwinter Nights". More

  • Marie Guerrero

    by Marie Guerrero

    My friends and I are avid gamers. We have a game night every weekend and are always looking for new games. Neverwinter Nights is perfect for our LAN p More

17.Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Paid: $6.99 Check price
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. 

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17+

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Rockstar Games

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Action

  • Christine Rodriguez

    by Christine Rodriguez

    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  More

  • Isabel Hurtado

    by Isabel Hurtado

    This can be multiplayer too but I prefer playing this solo

  • Carlos Galván

    by Carlos Galván

    Carl Johnson is for real! When I tried the multiplayer mode it just got better!

  • Jesse Gonzales

    by Jesse Gonzales

    This is a very activity packed game. Whenever I play it, I feel like I'm actually doing something. You feel like you're exploring real world adventure More

  • Janice Burke

    by Janice Burke

    I still think Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the best LAN party game. Everyone knows this game and it is just fun to play Carl Johnson.

18.Company of Heroes

Paid: $19.99

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.

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THQ

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  • Patrick Ramirez

    by Patrick Ramirez

    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  More

  • Emma Barnett

    by Emma Barnett

    Most history games I've played are single players. This was different and more engaging.

  • Helen White

    by Helen White

    It looks like a PC game. I am not sure what LAN party is but the game that pulls up is company of heroes which doesn't seem to really match the "party More

19.League of Legends

Free download

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.

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MOBA

  • Christian Harrison

    by Christian Harrison

    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.

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  • Justin Jensen

    by Justin Jensen

    Kinda dota 2 rip off but enjoyable to play nevertheless with friends. Smaller map so practically a fast paced battle game.

  • Alice Graham

    by Alice Graham

    This is really better than Dota 2 in terms of ALL.

  • The Clone null

    by The Clone null

    trash

  • Christopher Alexander

    by Christopher Alexander

    We tried League of Legends at our last LAN party, it was awesome. Great game and everyone had fun. It's out new favorite way to kill a weekend.

  • Nancy Mendez

    by Nancy Mendez

    Characters are life like and are male and female. Backstories are quick and easy to read, allowing newbies to catch on easily. In addition many differ More

20.Halo: Combat Evolved

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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.

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  • Parakram Rangan

    by Parakram Rangan

    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 i More

  • Anthony Chapman

    by Anthony Chapman

    This solution is simply not good. Doesn't tell me anything and the game is out of date for this time.

  • by Sean Howard

    This game is perfect for LAN parties. I had one just last week and everyone enjoyed playing Halo together.

21.Borderlands 2

Paid: $19.99

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.

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17+

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Shooter

  • by Adam White

    One of the greatest games Ive ever played, the comedy in the story, the gameplay, the characters, its all perfect. Pick this up immediately.

  • Julia James

    by Julia James

    Borderlands 2 is an amazing game for any gamer looking for a great LAN party game for PC. Would absolutely recommend!

22.Project Reality: Battlefield 2

Free download
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.

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  • Dennis Carr

    by Dennis Carr

    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 More

  • Joan Ortiz

    by Joan Ortiz

    After I downloaded and installed this patch. I could join LAN games. It also fixes some glitches I haven't run into yet.

  • Gloria Alvarez

    by Gloria Alvarez

    This isn't a lan party game. It's just a mod that lets you play the original and Project Reality.

23.Age of Empires III

Paid: $39.99
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.

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  • Frances Watson

    by Frances Watson

    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 g More

  • Jonathan Hunter

    by Jonathan Hunter

    Age of Empires III is an okay solution for a LAN party; however, it is a slow paced game that not everyone may like.

24.Heroes of Might & Magic® III - HD Edition

Paid: $14.99

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.

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The 3DO Company, Loki Software (Linux), Ubisoft (HD Edition)

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RPG

  • by Mariana Corona

    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 ad More

  • by Richard Grant

    Very good description of the Game Heroes of Might and Magic

25.Brawlhalla

with in-app purchases
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.

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Ubisoft

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Action

  • Jean Moore

    by Jean Moore

    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 lik More

  • Rodrigo Huerta

    by Rodrigo Huerta

    I really enjoyed playing this game, it kept my part going. The game was easy to use and it was free. The feature I enjoyed the most was the ability to More

26.Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine

Paid: $14.99 Free trial available

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.

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Pocketwatch Games

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Action, Stealth

  • Danielle Carpenter

    by Danielle Carpenter

    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  More

  • Martha Reid

    by Martha Reid

    i needed the best lan party games for the pc. I found Monaco: Whats Yours is Mine. It's a great co-op crime caper game and is very fun to play.

27.Xonotic

Free download
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.

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Team Xonotic

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FPS, Action

  • Sofía Cisneros

    by Sofía Cisneros

    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 act More

  • Mildred Henry

    by Mildred Henry

    Pretty great shooter game for this style. Popular in college and other places that easily hold these gatherings.

28.Borderlands

Paid: $19.99 Check price

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.

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17+

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2K

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Action, RPG

  • Kenneth Simmons

    by Kenneth Simmons

    This seems like a really fun game i know people that play it and they love it.

  • Terry Schultz

    by Terry Schultz

    i agree with this solution i would use this idea

29.0 A.D.

Free download
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.

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Historical, Strategy

  • Randy Pearson

    by Randy Pearson

    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. More

  • Roy Spencer

    by Roy Spencer

    My buddies and I were getting together for a LAN party and could not decide which game to play. We stumbled upon this one and were amazed. It is highl More

30.Quake III Arena

Paid: $14.99

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.

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  • Teresa Anderson

    by Teresa Anderson

    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 whi More

  • Howard Ortiz

    by Howard Ortiz

    Not at all a party game. This is a shooter game and not for little kids.

  • Donald Rose

    by Donald Rose

    Quake 3 Arena is a first person shooter that was mad to play on a LAN game. It has fast paced action and a lot of fun is guaranteed.

31.Alien Swarm

Free download
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.

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Valve Corporation

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Shoot 'em up

  • by Christian Hicks

    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 L More

  • by Terry Coleman

    This is a cool game that lets you play with friends, and fight aliens. It is a top down that supports up to 4 players, great for local co-op as well.

32.Garry's Mod

Paid: $9.99

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.

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Valve

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  • Robert Schmidt

    by Robert Schmidt

    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 th

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  • Donald Henderson

    by Donald Henderson

    The customization in this game is amazing. I loved playing with my friends and having a great time throwing buildings at each other.

  • Joyce Anderson

    by Joyce Anderson

    I have seen different solutions as such, and I believe that this one is not my favorite, they are more like virtual hangout spaces.

33.PAYDAY 2

Paid: $9.99

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.

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Not available

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Not available

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Starbreeze Publishing AB

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  • Harold Carr

    by Harold Carr

    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 high More

  • Anna Owens

    by Anna Owens

    First off, I love that this is four player--it seems like a lot of games these days are just two. This was a fun and funky way to spend an afternoon,  More

34.Artemis

Paid: $6.99
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.

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  • Kathleen Hopkins

    by Kathleen Hopkins

    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 my More

  • Juan Stanley

    by Juan Stanley

    Artemis is a great sci-fi game that has to be played with multiple people. It's perfect if you want to have your own group of friends command a spaces More

  • by Marcela Galicia

    Thisis the Star Trek game every fan has dreamed of. Simulate a Star Trek type bridge environment by allowing up to six players to network six separate More

35.Red Faction

Paid: $59.99
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.

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  • Reyna Mora

    by Reyna Mora

    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  More

  • Anna Turner

    by Anna Turner

    You can indeed set up LAN game play with this game!. It is extremely fun to do with a group of your friends.

  • Brenda Andrews

    by Brenda Andrews

    This games, based on Mars, would be great for a LAN party game. Multiple players can play at the same time and enjoy the action packed game.

36.Chivalry: Medieval Warfare

Paid: $24.99

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.

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Tom Banner Studios

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  • Walter Ortega

    by Walter Ortega

    Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a great game that takes you to a different time. It's multiplayer is pretty fun.

  • Barbara Cunningham

    by Barbara Cunningham

    I think this is a good game and people can connect through the multiplayer battles.

37.Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection

Paid: $19.99
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.

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Electronic Arts

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Genre:

Action, Strategy

  • Kevin Stone

    by Kevin Stone

    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 intern More

  • Sara Matthews

    by Sara Matthews

    I think this is a great solution. It's directly related to the issue posed and offers it at a great price.

38.Divinity: Original Sin

Paid: $39.99 Check price

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.

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Larian Studios

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  • Ying Ding

    by Ying Ding

    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 More

  • Alice Medina

    by Alice Medina

    This is a pretty good game, but there are better LAN games out there. It's decent though, and we had fun.

39.Supreme Commander

Paid: $12.99

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.

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Square Enix

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Real-Time Strategy

  • Christine Rios

    by Christine Rios

    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  More

  • Rafael Leal

    by Rafael Leal

    Supreme Commander makes a fantastic LAN game. I needed it for a LAN party and it was perfect, everybody had a blast!

40.Multi Theft Auto

Free download
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.

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  • Robert Jensen

    by Robert Jensen

    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 s More

  • Tyler Andrews

    by Tyler Andrews

    I EAGERLY WANTED TO PLAY MULTI THEFT AUTO BUT WAS DISAPPOINTED. THIS FAILED TO DELIVER BECAUSE OF LONG CHOPPY LOAD TIMES.

41.Helldivers

Paid: $19.99 Check price
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.

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PlayStation Mobile, Inc.

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Action

  • Keith Burke

    by Keith Burke

    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 c More

  • by Zachary Newman

    I like LAN party games. I was looking for something new and found Helldivers. It is a little different than what I had been playing. the game play is  More

42.BattleBlock Theater

Paid: $14.99

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. 

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The Behemoth

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  • Ralph Williams

    by Ralph Williams

    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 work More

  • Fernando Cázares

    by Fernando Cázares

    If you liked Castle Crashers, you will probably like this as it is made by the same developers. It is a really fun game with lots of customization. Th More

43.Magicka

Paid: $9.99

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. 

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Paradox Interactive

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Action, Fantasy, RPG

  • Diane Foster

    by Diane Foster

    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 More

  • Amy Henry

    by Amy Henry

    i see this got excellent reviews but it's not really my thing. if you're into world of warcraft and/or that whole sand-box thing you'll probably like  More

  • Alan Matthews

    by Alan Matthews

    Magicka is a good action adventure game with a unique spell casting mechanism that makes the game highly entertaining. Seems to be clear of any bugs t More

44.SpeedRunners

Paid: $14.99

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.

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tinyBuild

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Action, Casual, Indie, Racing, Sports

  • Philip Wells

    by Philip Wells

    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  More

  • Randy Richardson

    by Randy Richardson

    Although I was expecting a list of various different LAN party games for my PC, I was satisfied with the solution provided. SpeedRunners is a pretty g More

45.Project Zomboid

Paid: $14.99
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.

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The Indie Stone

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  • by Denise Freeman

    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.

  • by Katherine Herrera

    Project Zomboid is a great 3D Top-down survival game. It is a good LAN party game for PC.

46.Don't Starve Together

Paid: $14.99
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.

Age rating:

13+

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  • Pamela Walters

    by Pamela Walters

    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 fam More

  • Rose James

    by Rose James

    This is a great survival game. I love the unexplored world of strange creatures and surprises.

47.Factorio

Paid: $30

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. 

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  • Bobby Guzman

    by Bobby Guzman

    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.

48.Arma 3

Paid: $39.99

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.

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Action, Simulation, Strategy

  • by Paul Lee

    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.

  • by Kevin Johnston

    Arma 3 sounds like fun and for a true hardcore gamer this could be a hit and definitely turn some heads in the process.

  • Aaryan Singhal

    by Aaryan Singhal

    opens quickly, requires adobe flash, and then video plays. Fast and easy

49.Dying Light

Paid: $39.99

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. 

Age rating:

17+

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Not available

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Warner Bros. Interactive

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Horror, Survival, Action

  • Billy Coleman

    by Billy Coleman

    Hi Guys I need your opinion. Which FPS survival horror game is better, Left 4 Dead or Dying Light?

50.Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

Paid: $39.99
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.

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  • Paridhi Sen

    by Paridhi Sen

    WOAH, I THOUGHT THAT RAINBOW SIX IS ONLY PLAYABLE ONLINE!

51.FlatOut 2

Paid: $9.99

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.

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  • Dominik Klisa null

    by Dominik Klisa null

    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!

52.OpenTTD

Free download
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.

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Not available

Age rating:

Everyone

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Genre:

Strategy

  • Amit Mittal

    by Amit Mittal

    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 play More

53.ARK: Survival Evolved

Paid: $49.99 with in-app purchases

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.

Age rating:

13+

Category:

Not available

Publisher:

Studio Wildcard

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Not available

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RPG and Multiplayer

  • by Isidro Santana

    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 More

  • Madison Weber

    by Madison Weber

    This game is meh. I got it to LAN with friends, but it's not that great and I grew bored almost immediately. I wish they'd worked on the bugs too.

54.Path of Exile

Paid: $1 with in-app purchases

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.

Age rating:

13+

Category:

Not available

Publisher:

Grinding Gear Games

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Genre:

Action, RPG

  • Christopher Fernandez

    by Christopher Fernandez

    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 E More

  • Anthony Dunn

    by Anthony Dunn

    A top game in the list of free to play games on Steam. I have played this numerous time with friends as it is very easy to understand and best of all  More

  • Rodrigo Montiel

    by Rodrigo Montiel

    Path of Exile is much like a lot of popular games, like Diablo, but it's free. And because of that it puts itself on a pedestal ahead of everything el More

55.Sid Meier's Civilization VI

Paid: $59.99 with in-app purchases

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.

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Aspyr

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Genre:

Turn-based strategy

  • Sophia Li

    by Sophia Li

    I didn't know there is a Sid Meier game which is a LAN game!~ :O

56.Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Paid: $39.99
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.

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Not available

Age rating:

17+

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  • Mariana Leal

    by Mariana Leal

    One of the best best lan party pc games IMHO. Can't wait for the release of the sequel, Borderlands 3.

57.Insurgency

Paid: $9.99

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.

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  • Diana Zhong

    by Diana Zhong

    Insurgency is such an underrated game when in fact this game is so much better than CS: GO.

58.Mobile Forces

Paid: $3.99

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. 

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  • Rosalie

    by Rosalie

    Awesome multiplayer game, not on most peoples radar.

59.Clans to Kingdoms

Paid: $15.99

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. 

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  • support clanstokingdoms null

    by support clanstokingdoms null

    Hi, it is not free 15.99 euro

60.Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory

Free download

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.

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Not available

Age rating:

Not available

Category:

Not available

Publisher:

Activision

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Not available

Genre:

Action, FPS

  •  Rosa María Morán

    by Rosa María Morán

    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! More

  • Philip Chapman

    by Philip Chapman

    Wolfenstein is a great game to play with my buds! We all get together and do a LAN party and we have tons of fun!

  • by Christina Carroll

    I REALLY LIKE THAT THIS IS A MULTIPLAYER GAME, WHICH MAKES IT MORE FUN. I ALSO LIKE THE FACT THAT EVERYONE HAS TO COPERATE TO ACCOMPLISH YOUR GOAL. TH More

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.

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