Here then we can go back to turn on the computer to play one of many free games for Windows PC, for Linux and for Mac which can be downloaded and played immediately.
Among these games, there are many that also become opportunities to play with family, friends or, why not, work colleagues with whom you stand side by side during long days in the office.
I refer to those games where you can play on the LAN, with challenges on one or all against all.
Also, since many homes have Wi-Fi and since most people bring their laptops wherever they go, there are a lot of ways that you can use that network to host a private game.In this list of free games, we see then the most beautiful ones to download immediately for every occasion in which you can play with other friends, on the LAN or, on some occasions, in multiplayer on public servers.
1] WarZone 2100 is a game that I have already written listing the three best strategic war games in which to command armies.
You can organize a game on the net even at the university or in the office, against friends and colleagues for games where the smartest of the generals win.
2] If the war game were too demanding, perhaps the good old man could be enough Risk Downloadable also in Italian from the Sourceforge website.
The game must be installed in 1 second on the players’ computers that can have a computerized version of the classic and famous board game Risiko.
The first time you start the game, a person can start the server and the other players can add you.
Obviously it is a turn-based game whose game can also last a couple of hours, with dice throws, tanks to be moved, attacks on neighbors to conquer the whole world.
The game automatically manages the throwing of the dice and the calculation of the armies earned or lost.
On another page, there are links to download other board games like Risiko and Monopoli.
3] Playing poker in Texas Holdem sports mode is possible by downloading the game PokerTH available for Windows, Linux, and Mac.
Playing this game is like sitting around a huge pool table with friends and starting a game with chips.
One of the players can host the game on the net and configure the game options, including the number of players, how much money each player starts and other details.
The graphics are pretty decent, especially considering that the game is free and, of course, fake money.
Fun is guaranteed and the game of Poker can be played from an office with bluffs and buii.
Other card games like Uno, Scopa, and Burraco to play online on the computer are marked on another page.
4] Armagetron, as already reported, is one of the best free Tron clones to download for Windows, Linux and Mac computers.
Since it is played with the keyboard and the game is very light, you can play a game on the net even with old and poor computers, creating an engaging and amusing team or one-on-one challenges.
The rhythm of this game really makes the heartbeat and setting up a multiplayer game is a breeze.
You can even split the screen up to four views to see all four players.
the one who lasts longer wins and does not crash into the opponent’s wake wins.
5] The type of most popular games to play on the LAN are certainly first-person shooters with a subjective view.
Among the best shooter games to play online and in multiplayer mode that I mentioned in the past, I recommend it here Warsow for its more cartoonish graphics, suitable for everyone, even children.
When firing, the rifle strikes with electricity and not bullets.
You can immediately and easily create your own local server to which other players on the net can join for a challenge where you have to kill your opponent by shooting them, without getting hit by his gun.
The game to be an all against all, a duel or whatever.
6] Another noteworthy shooter game for playing online and multiplayer games against other players is Warrock, a free game similar to Steam’s famous Counter-Strike, a team shooter with online multiplayer games.
7] For a one-on-one game even on the same computer we see two other types of games to download for free.
One is Wormux the best clone of the famous Worms, where players command armed worms that shoot from right to left and from left to right.
You shoot in turn deciding on the shooting trajectory and then seeing what damage it does to the opponent.
the second is a game Steam free called Peggle Extreme, a Puzzle Game with a very accurate graphic where to hit with marbles to color them evenly.
You can play against the computer or in multiplayer against a friend.
8] TrackMania Nations forever has always been one of my favorite games.
For me, it is the best free and multiplayer car game available for PC.
You can make a race on the net by creating your own server and challenging friends without number limits, you can even play in 20 altogether.
9] We put the Steam graphics engine in an FPS shooter game in the first person and we get Alien Swarm, one of the best free games released this year.
This time you can play up to 4 people in teams against other teams in a multiplayer war.
10] World Of Tanks It is a very beautiful and popular battle between tanks, with many players.
Its best side is the multiplayer game against friends, on the LAN or even in public servers, online.
If you know any other great free game that would have been great to play during the Christmas holidays, let us know that the time for a computer game is always there.
Finally, remember that you can play on the net or create a corporate network even at home if the PCs are in the same LAN or using a program like Tunngle to create a virtual VPN network.