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Best LAN Game?

By r1_forever ยท 23 replies
Apr 16, 2004
  1. Does anyone have suggestions on the Best LAN Games to play. We hold a Lan day here once a month and play COD, MOH, SOF-2, Quake3, Far Cry, UT-3&4, V8 Supercars and MotoGP-2. Counterstrike was dodgy on the graphics from what I recall but everyone raves over it so maybe we'll give it a try. Halo just won't run well on some mates Pc's to make it viable. If anyone has played others and can recommend them that would be great. Personally I'de have to vote for COD for my favorite MP Game. Just wish they would make a Ghost Recon MP version...

  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Operation Flashpoint & Serious Sam. If you've never played Serious Sam Co-op, you don't know what you're missing.
  3. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,345   +13

    How about Battlefield 1942/Desert Combat or Battlefield Vietnam.
  4. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    I'll second that. :grinthumb
  5. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,724   +377

    As long as you don't try and play CS as if its Unreal Tournament you'll love it.. Its the stealth, use of sound and team work that make it so great. Neverwinter Nights is quite a good co-op RPG game if you are going to have the lan regularly.
  6. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Serious Sam is a BLAST co-op. Literally...

    Serious Sam 2 is a great game, with great graphics, runs very well on older PCs and has tons and tons of enemies and cool weapons.
  7. r1_forever

    r1_forever TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Thanks guys, I didn't know Serious Sam even had a multiplayer option(must have been to busy shooting to notice) . Battlefield Vietnam sounds good to. It's interesting getting other people views on these types of games. I've included (first time i've put a pic on a post so I hope it works - my photoshop picture joining is a bit woefull though) a pic of our LAN day which is today by the way..lol. Now I've got to find some of those games...


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  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +419

    Hearts :)

    Yeh, Serious Sam 2 and Serious Sam 1, UT, and Starcraft are the only games I've ever played on a LAN.
  9. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    The BattleField series, and Unreal Tournament.
  10. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,263   +454

    Serious Sam and Serious Sam Second Encounter are awesome for coop gameplay. We played an 8 man coop at my buddy's house the other night. We also played through the entire game when it came out with a 4 player coop - can't say I've had more fun with any coop game ever. But it's only fun 1 time through so set the difficulty up pretty high.
  11. smtkr

    smtkr TS Rookie Posts: 131

    I like the FPS like Unreal Tournmant and Quake 3, where you can just go haywire and let loose.
  12. r1_forever

    r1_forever TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Whoa! Serious Sam 2 is seriously fast gameplay allright. Not quite as polished as the newer games but it sure makes up for it in sheer intensity. You don't have time to blink with 7 mates shooting everywhere. Just have to stop the motion sickness now..lol

  13. Doomsday J

    Doomsday J TS Rookie

    I like Medal Of Honor Allied Assault alot. The graphics are really good and the servers were prettty quick. Only thing I do not like is the fact that you have to use that Gamespy Arcade. Pain in the a$$.
  14. MagusZero

    MagusZero TS Rookie

    What it all comes down to at a lan is speed. Our lans usually end up including starcraft, but only about one game because it takes too long. With this in mind, I bring you two perfect lan games, crazily high speed and not to difficult to learn... if you're not a *****. For the RTS genre, there is really only one thing I can suggest: Emperor: Battle for Dune. It's incredible speed ensures that within 5 minutes of your first game's start, one player will have been annihilated. Very balanced, but very fast gameplay. For the FPS genre, I give you a free game: Warsow. It is without a doubt the fastest fps there is. It's cell shaded graphics always look very clean, if not amazing, and the space-pun style is quite interesting. But Warsow's main draw is the speed: while you may walk at a slower speed by default than quake or unreal, it is highly unlikely you will be walking: bunny hopping, strafe jumping, rocket jumping, and plasma climbing are the staples of the game. It's not many games in which you see two people moving in opposite directions at 3x walking speed have a midair no-scope sniping firefight. Definitely a valuable addition to your lan games; if you can handle it.
  15. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    I'd have to say that DEFCON: EVERYBODY DIES is the best LAN game I've ever played, it's very low weight so you don't need an amazing computer to run it, and with a full LAN game you can have massive amounts of fun and destruction as you blow up each others countries.



  16. Kastan

    Kastan TS Rookie

    Alien VS Predator the game modes are really great, the more players the more fun you get from the game.
  17. stevee10001

    stevee10001 TS Rookie

    defcon looks sick
  18. stevee10001

    stevee10001 TS Rookie

    i actually like cod though
  19. aaronb1232

    aaronb1232 TS Rookie Posts: 18

    As said before, Serious Sam is an absolute blast in co-op. Not to be missed.
  20. Acclamator

    Acclamator TS Rookie Posts: 261

    Counter-Strike: Source
  21. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Not really, Source isn't very fun for a small LAN party. If one person out of the 10 or so people who attend your party is the best, he'll just beat everyone. LAN games should be games that are derived around defending yourself in a 1vAll situation, like DEFCON presents. Unreal Tournament has been a good game to play LAN on since the maps are very small and you can just have fun while running and jumping around. :)
  22. Turini

    Turini TS Rookie

    agree with u ^
  23. gexob

    gexob TS Rookie

    Ravensheild. Its really acdictive
  24. Acclamator

    Acclamator TS Rookie Posts: 261

    Lol, you went that far Paradox?
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