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I got my company to basically approve a LAN party in our conference rooms, and they may even chip in a little money and make it event. So anyway since I'm semi-responsible for it I was looking for ideas for good LAN games these days. I'm looking for good games for LAN's that are either cheap, old without CD keys required, free to play, or commonly owned.

So far I have:

Counter Strike GO
Starcraft II
League of Legends
Quake Live
and maybe some Unreal 3

Just need about 5 more games. Please throw out your best ideas and explain why it would be good for a LAN. Thanks.
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F.E.A.R Combat is the Multiplayer component of F.E.A.R, which was released as a free standalone. The official site no longer distributes keys, but installers and keys are available here: http://www.fearcombat.org/

Company of Heroes patched to 1.71.0 - after that they killed the LAN functionality and infested it with DRM. Idiots.
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World of Tanks!!!!

Team vs Team battle type with tanks; can't get any more awesome than that on LAN parties! And it's completely free!
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  • ArmA 2, with ACE 2 and Zeus AI mods. It's cheap, commonly owned, and is one of my favorite multiplayer games. Realistic, strategic coop and the intensity is off the scale.
  • Serious Sam HD - Either First Encounter, Second Encounter, or both. If you own both on Steam, then they're merged into one game when running the Second Encounter. Cheap, mind-blowing level design, extremely challenging coop.
  • No More Room in Hell - A free Source mod. Zombie coop survival, like L4D in essence but it takes a much more realistic and brutal approach. It's much slower paced and very intense.
  • Killing Floor - Low price, intense and challenging survival game.
  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Who doesn't own it? It's still fun to play.
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Red Orchestra 2 it's a bit more serious than most arcade shooters but at the same time its easy enough to pick up that new players won't feel overwhelmed
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I can only think of a couple that could be fun.

Team Fortress 2 and Left for Dead 2.
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