MultiPlay3D.com - listing (possible) Internet-offline multiplay LAN party games


A number of years ago, you could setup a LAN party without Internet but with 1)low-ping dedicated servers, 2)customizing with mods and 3)without having to put up with online hacker/cheaters/grievers - or 4)or facing kicks and BANs because of mod usage.

Unfortunately, this all changed for most multiplayer games - because of money desire and customer disregard from large game publisher/distributers - basically wanting to integrate the player community in their large online-playing-and-buying "shops". And publishers have proven utterly unwilling to spend ressources preventing hackers - only wanting loosely to ban players entangled in their often less-than-perfect hack-automated-detection-scheemes. In GTA V, hackers can actually frame legitimate players to be officilly game-banned by manipulating their money balance.

This website will list a number of games, which may be suitable for a LAN party - who want to maximize good time and minimize griefs.



WAR
GamePlayersBotsVehiclesComments
Arma 3
64+
64+
Yes
Plays totally Internet-offline. This game was born to be played on local low-ping servers - and with mods. A lot of the player-base mods are actually better than the official. Downnside is not always high bot-AI and lots of time to setup mods.
COD-WWII
16
16
No
Can be played totally Internet-offline using patch.
Battlefield 2
64
64
Yes
Plays totally Internet-offline, preferably with AIX2 mod, allowing larger maps. Last patch v1.5 removed all key disk protection, leaving only one-time-enter-CD-serial requirement
Battlefield 2142
16
16
Yes
Plays totally Internet-offline, unfortunately mods scarsly available. Last patch v1.51 removed all key disk protection, leaving only one-time-enter-CD-serial requirement
Battlefield Bad Company
16
many
Yes
Plays totally Internet-offline, few mods scarsly available. Offline LAN servers require some technical knowledge. Bots now available on offline servers since end-2016.
Quake Wars
?
?
Yes
Can be played totally Internet-offline, unfortunately mods scarsly available
Counter Strike GO
?
?
No
Plays totally Internet-offline with a patch
Sturmovik IL2
?
?
(planes)
Plays totally Internet-offline


MISC
GamePlayersBotsVehiclesComments
Age of Empires III
8
7
-
Plays totally Internet-offline, preferably with 'Improvement' or 'Triple Alliance' mods. Unfortunately this old game will crash if only one player LAN cable gets distached during gameplay
Grand Theft Auto IV
?
city
full
Yes
Plays totally Internet-offline, preferably with car mods. The official game didnt dare to put real-life car brands in the game. Comes with long sequence of patches, which needs to be installed on top of each other
Blody Good Time
8
8
No
Plays totally Internet-offline with a patch
Lead and Gold
8
No
No
Plays totally Internet-offline with a patch
The Ship
?
?
No
Plays totally Internet-offline with a patch
Sir, you're being hunted
8
Yes
No
Plays totally Internet-offline with a patch