Games Index

This page has a list of free LAN games on this site. That's right: all of these network PC games are free! Also, all of these games are downloadable, so you don't need an Internet connection to play them.

New! The votes are in: The Best LAN Games of 2012

Shooter

Almost all of these are free multiplayer FPS games, although there are a few 2D (usually side-scrolling) games as well. Often these games include modes like Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, and Capture the Flag (CTF).
NameRatingOS# PlayersUser Score
Alien ArenaWinLinux1 - 30
America's ArmyWin
BloodmastersSOLIDWin1 - 10
Build and ShootEXCELLENTWinLinuxMac6 - 32
Counter-Strike 2DSOLIDWinLinuxMac1 - 32
Enemy TerritoryWinLinuxMac6 - 64
FEAR CombatWin
Hidden & DangerousWin
NexuizWinLinuxMac
OpenArenaWinLinuxMac
SauerbratenWinLinuxMac1 - 128
Smokin' GunsWinLinux2 - 64
SoldatEXCELLENTWin1 - 32
Team Fortress 2EXCELLENTWin Mac1 - 24
TeeworldsWinLinuxMac2 - 16
TremulousWinLinuxMac2 - 64
Tribes 2Win1 - 64
True Combat EliteWinLinux
Urban TerrorWinLinuxMac
WarsowWinLinuxMac1 - 64


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Strategy

Strategy games are always a LAN Party staple. This list of free strategy games includes both real-time strategy (RTS) as well turn-based strategy games. There are also some that are a bit more abstract.
NameRatingOS# PlayersUser Score
Battle for WesnothWinLinuxMac
BontagoGREATWin1 - 8
FreecivWinLinuxMac
FreecolWinLinuxMac
MegaGlestWinLinuxMac
OpenTTDWinLinuxMac
Scorched3DWinLinuxMac1 - 24
Solar WarsWin1 - 4
Spring RTSWinLinuxMac
UFO: Alien InvasionWinLinuxMac1 - 6
WarMUXSOLIDWinLinuxMac1 - 7
Warzone 2100WinLinuxMac


Racing

Who doesn't like some speed now and then? These racing and driving LAN games put you head-to-head against your opponents.
NameRatingOS# PlayersUser Score
Armagetron AdvancedWinLinuxMac2 - 16
Driving Speed 2Win1 - 8
M3 ChallengeSOLIDWin1 - 16
The Need for SpeedCLASSICWinLinuxMac1 - 2
SwerveGOODWin1 - 6
Trackmania Nations ForeverEXCELLENTWin1 - 128


Misc

NameRatingOS# PlayersUser Score
At a DistanceSOLIDWinMac2
The Bub's BrothersWinLinuxMac1 - 10
CrossfireWinLinuxMac
CultrisWin1 - 10
Farm HandsGREATWin1 - 4
Grand Theft Auto 2Win1 - 6
Little Fighter 2Win1 - 8
Savage: The Battle for NewerthWinLinux
Tanks 3DOKWin1 - 4
Wizard Duel 2OKWin1 - 2

I will continue to add more games as I find them. If there's a game you would like to see on this list, leave a comment!

Last updated 11 April 2013. User scores update every four hours.

38 comments:

  1. Great list my friend. I would like give you my list so that you can add some more to yours. http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=244468 Let me know what you think :)

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    1. Thank you. :) And that's a big list! I'll have to go through it sometime to find all the LANable games. :)

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  2. Megazell, can your list be sorted down to MULTIPLAYER and/or LAN playable games somehow?

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  3. I ve been looking for a list like this, for playing with friends in LANs, good work!

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  4. Very nice list must update mine!


    Here's my site if you're interested:
    http://freegameslist.weebly.com/
    Free Gamelist weebly



    http://freegameslist.weebly.com/game-creation-tools.html

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  5. Yes you must separate
    games into LAN and Multiplayer(online)

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    1. LAN is Multiplayer. If you are refering to Online, it should be listed as ONLINE and not multiplayer, as that referes to LAN based games.

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  6. Love Your Website! It helped me A Lot, I was looking for some cool FPS games to do over LAN so I could have a LAN Party, and thanks to you, It's going to work out for me! Please keep posting, and please feel free to visit my website www.samblaylock.com

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  7. Gate 88, a Strategy-Action game
    http://www.queasygames.com/gate88/

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  8. You're missing Söldner: Secret Wars -- http://www.soldnersecretwars.de/

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  9. FreeRA (red alert): http://freera.sourceforge.net/

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  10. oops sorry, openRA: http://openra.res0l.net/

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  11. Great site! Many thanks!
    Hails from Hungary

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  12. Nice post, very helpful for us.I will come back here again & again...:)
    Also, to know more about medieval strategy game, free strategy game.......

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  13. Best thing ever done .. Please dont make this page with too much games keep it simple as it already is ..

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  14. can you add mmorpg/rpg game, like diablo, dota2, ect
    it's like RTS but it's only control 1 person
    THANKS, this is a great site

    forgive me if my word is wrong, because im a indonesian people

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    1. Unfortunately I don't know of any free MMORPGs that are LANable (they almost always require an internet connection), and I haven't found any free LANable DotA-likes either. Have you tried League of Legends? It's free to play.

      And I'm glad you've found the site useful!

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    2. thanks a lot, im Anonymous November 19, 2012 4:01 AM
      it is a great game, rts and rpg,look like dota2

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    3. dont know warcraft III Frozen throne ? lanable, multiplayer like dota 2 & lol ;))

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  15. I like your post about "Free LAN Party Games" I'm finding this type free multiplayer games. I do appreciate about this post and this blog.I will get back here again & again.


    medieval strategy game
    free strategy game

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  16. It's really an amazing article. It is always nice when you read
    some thing that is informative & interesting. Excellent work.
    Keep it up!


    Delta Force Game

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  17. A couple more:
    Xonotic - newer version of Nexuiz
    Prism: Guard Shield - little known shooter by the National Guard

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  18. Tower Master - A multiplayer game in which you built your own levels and play together with friends. Ideal for LAN!

    http://protocannon.com/

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  19. Sauerbraten (AKA Cube 2). It's a shooter available for Windows, Mac and Linux, with an intuitive co-op map editor as well. Lots of fun!

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  20. Battle Of Wesnoth is Best!!! Thank you guy.

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  21. I was surprised you had Trackmania but not shootmania.

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  22. Tracks, Turrets, Armor and Attitude at ralphchapin.wordpress.com. LAN strategy RTS/RTT tanks. Any number of teams, any number of players per team. Each player designs own tanks and builds own army.

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  23. I read this post fully concerning the difference of latest and former stuff, it is awesome article.

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  24. WOHO!!!! MANY THANKS FOR THIS LIST!! :D so great, after googling and sershing long time for free(in some way;) ) games to play in LAN i finaly found this awesome list :D:D great work dude!

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  25. Awesome! My friend just got a new computer so I was looking for something to play with them.
    I personally like tanks 3D a lot.

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  26. Re-Volt is another game to add to this list
    http://rvzt.net/revoltnet/
    It is a racing game from 1999

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  27. Hello thanks about your topic.
    Is there any typing game for local networks to challenge my teammates?

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  28. digitalpaint.org for great paintball game! put it on your shooter list

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  29. Where is True Combat Elite, the best real lan FPS..?

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  30. lol nice games

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  31. Goldeneye: Source is fantastic and free for those who remember the original Goldeneye for N64 this is a remade version for the source engine.
    http://www.moddb.com/mods/goldeneye-source
    You need Steam and Source SDK 2007, but those are both free.

    Hidden: Source is another free source mod, but this one uses Source SDK 2006 and Steam, (Still free)
    http://www.hidden-source.com/downloads.htm

    Finally, Enemy Territory: Wolfenstein is a free game of which I love and play the sequel (The sequel is not free, so I won't post it here, although you only need one copy for multiple people, as it's DRM free for LAN play)
    http://www.splashdamage.com/content/wolfenstein-enemy-territory-barracks

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