Video games can be an endless source of fun and a great way to forget about the problems of everyday life. In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s a good chance you’ve spent more time playing video games than usual. Because even though you can’t travel like you used to, or meet up with your friends under normal circumstances, you can always enjoy multiplayer games without the risk of catching that damned coronavirus.
If you’re a Steam fan, you probably know that Valve’s platform has an enviable selection of multiplayer games you can play online with your friends. And a lot of them are completely free! So why not download a few? To make things easier for you, in today’s article, we’re going to share our roundup of the best multiplayer titles you can download on Steam. We hope you find them helpful!
First of all, make sure to install or update the Steam client
To play any of the titles below in multiplayer mode, you’ll need to have the Steam client installed and updated. Just open the Steam client and click on the “Steam” option, which you’ll see in the upper right corner of the screen. Once the dropdown menu opens, just click the “Check for Steam client updates” option.
If you don’t have Steam installed on your computer, don’t worry. You can download the latest version quickly and safely below.
You may be the kind of person who loves board games but never has anyone to play them with because your friends live too far away. If so, you’ll love Tabletop Simulator. With this fantastic, acclaimed Steam title, thousands of board games are just a few clicks away and can be played with friends all over the world. The best thing about Tabletop Simulator is that you can not only create your own version of your favorite board game but also play endless games thanks to mods and downloads from the Steam Workshop. You can download Tabletop Simulator below.
If you already have Tabletop Simulator on your computer but want more games, don’t miss our selection of mods.
Minecraft fans will have a blast with Terraria. This impressive game immerses you in a huge world of colorful 2D graphics where you can explore, dig, build, and of course, fight for your survival. Get lost in the various ecosystems of Terraria and collect resources to create buildings and tools, slowly turning this inhospitable world into your home. The more you explore Terraria, the more inhabitants will move to your world. What’s more, you can use multiplayer mode to explore and create your map with a friend! Interested in trying this sandbox? You can download Terraria quickly and safely below.
SpyParty is an incredibly fun title for two players where one plays a spy and the other plays a sniper. During a fancy cocktail party attended by the jet-set, the spy mingles with the guests while accomplishing a series of secret missions. Meanwhile, the sniper searches the party for the spy and tries to kill him with a single bullet. Fun and original, SpyParty is a multiplayer game that will keep you glued to the screen for hours. You can download SpyParty quickly and safely below.
Deep Rock Galactic
Deep Rock Galactic is a fun cooperative shooter game in which up to four players immerse themselves simultaneously in a sci-fi world. Players will embody a group of sidereal dwarves as they liberate caves full of alien monsters. Deep Rock Galactic has four different kinds of dwarves: Gunner, Scout, Driller, and Engineer. Each one has its own characteristics, and choosing the correct dwarf will be vital to make it to the end of the game alive. One of the strengths of Deep Rock Galactic is that each level has completely destructible environments, leading to hours of crazy fun that never lets up. It’s ideal for shooter fans who are looking for a fun cooperative game. You can download Deep Rock Galactic below.
Left 4 Dead 1 y 2
Left 4 Dead is a classic among zombie-themed cooperative shooter games. Both parts 1 and 2 are ideal for horror movie fans, who will have a blast trying to survive attacks from hoards of the undead. Both Left 4 Dead versions offer a similar game system, giving us four survivors with very different skills and play styles. Each group of friends must assign itself a role and cooperate with everyone else to get ahead. To beat each level, there needs to be a strong rapport between all the players, who must communicate constantly. If you’re interested, you can download both Left 4 Dead below.
- Left 4 Dead 1
- Left 4 Dead 2
For many, Warframe is the closest game to Destiny that you can play for free. This online cooperative action game will transport you to an amazing sci-fi world where you’ll experience the most exciting battles in 18 worlds full of enemies. Each Warframe game lets you play simultaneously with a total of four players. Choose your warframe, arm your character, and explore the gigantic levels as you fight alongside your friends to survive. And it’s free! Do you dare to try it? You can download Warframe quickly and safely below.
Unreal Tournament 2004
It’s been many (many!) years since Unreal Tournament 2004 was released, but it’s still one of the most entertaining games to play online. Anything goes in this multiplayer FPS for a total of 32 players. Simply create your character, choose the type of map and the objective of the game, and may the best man win. Don’t expect breathtaking graphics or a highly complex plot, because in Unreal Tournament the only thing that matters is making your rival explode and having a good time. In a nutshell, Unreal Tournament 2004 is pure fun. You can download the title by clicking the link below.
Age of Empires II HD Edition
Continuing with the classics, we also recommend Age of Empires II HD Edition, a remastering of Microsoft’s classic RTS (Real Time Strategy). Together with our friends, you can recreate epic battles to take control of 18 civilizations. Get resources, create barricades, train your troops and destroy your enemy… all in real time! What’s more, Age of Empires II HD Edition includes two expansions of the game (The Age of Kings and The Conquerors), doubling the fun in an already excellent game. You can download Age of Empires II HD Edition below.
Few multiplayer games are as original and as fun as Drawful 2. To play this game, you need a minimum of three players or a total of eight… but ultimately, thousands of people around the world will be part of your game. In Drawful 2, the players draw pictures, Pictionary style, and the rest write down what they think it is. Once they’re finished, everyone who is watching your game online will vote for the answer they think is correct, choosing the winner. Exceptionally fun, Drawful 2 can be played remotely from your phone or tablet (this way it’s much easier to draw), making it the perfect game for a few laughs on the sofa at home. We highly recommend it! You can download Drawful 2 quickly and safely below.
Monster Hunter World
Monster Hunter World is a huge cooperative game where your only mission will be to explore and hunt monsters of unimaginable size. With top-level graphics and highly addictive gameplay, Monster Hunter World is a perfect way for groups of up to three players to have an incredible adventure in a world of excitement and surprises. Create your character and discover the many ecosystems of this stunning game, all while you improve your team and face down its extraordinary monsters. Want to try it? Click below to download Monster Hunter World.
We hope you liked our selection of Steam multiplayer games to download this summer. What kinds of video games do you like playing with your friends? Tell us about them in the comments section!