Multiplayer games best played with a small group of like-minded people you can kick in the balls after losing.

The List

Picture Title Genre Year Released Description
Homm3boxart Heroes of Might and Magic III TBS 1999

For extensive sessions. Scenarios can and will take hours, which just makes winning more rewarding. The game has aged pretty well.

Starcraft cover Starcraft RTS 1999 Make sure to keep the South Korean exchange student away while you're playing.
WarcraftIII Warcraft III RTS 2002 Best game in the Warcraft series, 4 races to choose from, quite micro intensive. Heroes and creeping are everything in Warcraft. Now go pwn some undead ass.
Teamfortress2 Team Fortress 2 FPS 2007 Not too hard to pick up, but has lots of tactical depth. The team-based gameplay is involving to everyone around. Now free to play.
WormsArmageddonCoverArt Worms Armageddon Artillery Game 1999

A bunch of worms and a wide arsenal of weapons equals guaranteed fun. The amusing blunders will teach you schadenfreude but also not to laugh too soon.

Worms World Party has some new minor features (namely the "Worm Pot") but Worms Armageddon is strongly recommended as it is STILL being patched, with cool features like replays, custom resolution, and Windows 7 support. See

Diablo II Coverart Diablo II Action RPG 2000

PvP over LAN works well if you're the same level, and co-op makes grinding WAY more interesting.

System-shock-2-box-art-1- System Shock 2 FPS/RPG 1999 Remember how fucking scary the singleplayer was? Well, multiplayer is a bit different this time. Now each player can specialize in one particular sector, and you help each other out. Great fun.
Myth-ii Myth II RTS 1997 Physics based RTS, big learning curve, lots of mods/addons.
Doom Doom FPS 1993 Pretty much invented LAN gaming.
Kf box art cover.1253154760 Killing Floor FPS 2009 Team up with up to five others against waves of zombie-ish enemies.
Armagetron_Advanced.png Armagetron Advanced Arcade 2001 Tron clone in 3D. Cycles (bikes) try to core dump each other to win, other game modes include fort defense, sumo etc..Has some popularity today and development hasn't stopped
Q3 Quake III Arena FPS 1999 Great and simple FPS that should work flawlessly on any machine. It's fast and fun
Swat-4-7beff SWAT 4 FPS 2005 Awesome tactical FPS, featuring various multiplayer modes.

Barricaded suspects: A team deathmatch, the team gains points for killing/arresting guys from the other team.

VIP Escort: Everybody loves escort missions, especially for their awesome AI. This time hge can be stupid on purpose because one of the SWAT team members is chosen to be a VIP, the team has to escort the VIP to the extraction point, while the suspects try to arrest the VIP and hold him for 2 mins before executing him.

Rapid deployment: OMG JC A BOMB THREE TO FIVE BOMBS!! SWAT team has to find them and deactivate them, if they don't the bombs explode and suspects win.

Co-op: Remember that awesome single player campaign? Yeah, now it's time to bro-op with friends through it.

There's an expansion which adds more shit like being able to play on custom levels and having 10-men-two-team co-operation missions.

Soldat Action Most recent version 2012

Soldat means soldier in german. The very first link you get on google is not the german wiki page but this game, even on the german google. That has to count for SOMETHING. Anyway you play as a soldier equipped with hoverboots, a primary gun, a secondary gun and grenades of various flavors. You goal is to gib the other soldiers as much as possible. Or capture the flag or some other kind of gamemode. Rambomode is cool to. One gets a bow and arrow that instakills and everyone is trying to get him. Has fun gunphysics and 10 different guns, including an AK47, a Barret-M82A1 sniper, a M79 and a Minigun. Also featuring badass metal soundtrack.

I recommend that one of you plugs in external speakers and blasts the background music. Really gets you going. I can only speak for my group but we wasted close to 5 hours per LAN with this game alone. Not in one go mind you...

Flatout2-5-lakh-copies FlatOut 2 Race/Arcade 2006 Choose from lots of cars from bangers to racing cars and bash them on the roads and off the roads. Comes complete with spectacular crashes, partially destructable environments, crazy nitro boost and tons of multiplayer minigames for up to eight players. Want a school bus destruction derby? No problemo. Want to go car bowling or play darts with rocket powered supercars? Go ahead. Want to race batmobile knockoffs against each other? Everything's possible, and everything's fun as hell, especially late night when most people don't have the power to think anymore.
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