Let’s be honest, we all loved those days when we packed up our PC’s or laptops to spend the weekend at a LAN party with our friends.. or maybe it was just me?

Here are our 5 Best LAN party games to play with friends, and LAN games for the PC that we would highly recommend you give a go at any multiplayer event that you may have scheduled in 2016.

  1. Garry’s Mod

Garry's Mod and a sandwich being held by a lazer

Maximum players: 128
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Immerse in a world with no rules or goals in Facepunch Studio’s Garry’s Mod. With all the different tools and objects found in the game, you can create almost anything from… anything! Not only that, Garry’s Mod has a wide variety of LAN modes to enjoy with your friends Play some Hide and Seek as you shapeshift into a ball, a chair, or absolutely anything, and have your friends look for you in the Prop Hunt game mode. There are even a whole lot more modes to check out.

The maximum number of players in Garry’s Mod will depend on the server created, and currently, the largest number of players recorded on a LAN server is 128.  With this in mind, you should be able to entertain quite a number of friends with this online / LAN game.

  1. Killing Floor

Killing Floor is one of the best LAN party games to play with friends

Maximum players: 6
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Developed by Tripwire Interactive, Killing Floor is a first-person shooter horror game that lets players know the meaning of teamwork. Besides being involved with killing zombies, what makes Killing Floor such a good video game to play at a LAN party is that it has a perks system which allows players to upgrade their characters skills and abilities. So players don’t have to worry about zombies getting pumped, and their characters getting stomped.  Setting up a LAN server is quite easy in Killing Floor, alternatively you can run through steam if all the PC’s have a internet connection.

  1. Team Fortress 2

Team Fortress 2 characters

Maximum players: 24 – 32
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Coming up next in our best LAN games list is the sequel of Team Fortress which was originally a mod for Quake. Team Fortress 2 is a first-person multiplayer shooter that is team-based. What makes Team Fortress 2 interesting is that players can choose between 9 different classes for their characters, and they can even customise characters and tweak any of their favourite classes.  The sheer number of players makes this a perfect game entry for a larger LAN party or LAN event.

  1. Rocket League

New content for Rocket League

Maximum players: 8
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Score some goals with some cars and balls because Rocket League is definitely a video game worth playing at any LAN party in 2016. In a world where soccer and race cars combine their powers, gamers take goals from their opponents in Rocket League. Gamers are sure to have a good time using their supersonic powered vehicles and battle it out with their opponents in an epic game of soccer.  Rocket League would without question be the best option if you are looking for a fast paced/ fun LAN party game.

  1. Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne

Warcraft 3 The Frozen Throne RTS Game

Maximum players: 10
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Not just your usual RTS game, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne not only features its immersing single player story mode but it also contains many custom maps for LAN players to enjoy. One of the most popular custom maps in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne is Defense of the Ancients, which has become one the most known MOBA games today. Warcraft 3 is still one of the best PC LAN games to play with friends, even in 2016!

That’s five of the best LAN Games for PC gamers . We’d like to also give some game titles that are worth mention as an added bonus to this LAN party list:

  • Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2 (maximum players 4)
  • Left 4 Dead/Left 4 Dead 2 (maximum players 4)
  • Counter-Strike (maximum players: 32 – CS:GO)
  • StarCraft I/II (maximum players: 8)
  • Worms Armageddon (maximum players: 6)
  • Unreal Tournament (maximum players: 32)