10 free multiplayer party games available on Steam for a fun family night or gathering with friends

by Kaye Yeo

Looking to have a blast with your friends without having to pay for Nintendo’s pricey games or consoles? There’s absolutely no need to spend hundreds on the overrated Super Mario Party or Mario Kart when these 10 free multiplayer party games on Steam are equally as fun.

Not only are these games perfect for a family night or a gathering with friends, they also have easy learning curves, making them perfect for everyone to dive right in and have a great time together.

Boot up your PC and share these games with your friends to start the party!

1. One-armed Cook

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You are probably familiar with Overcooked, a household name in the multiplayer genre. But there’s no need to fork out S$29 for Overcooked, when you can get the same deafening screams out of your friends with One-armed Cook

There are no restrictions to this physics-based game, and you might just find yourself frying rats instead of bacon.

Available on Steam
🙆‍♀️ Up to 4 players
🎮 Physics-based, simulation, 3D, Co-op
🖥 Online Co-op

2. Never Split the Party

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RPGs are a staple of free multiplayer games. This fantasy RPG rouge-like dungeon game will have you reminiscing the days of Dragon Quest. The four players will be able to choose their role and character classes, and conquer the five-tiered dungeon with over 425 unique dungeon rooms

You can also experiment with the numerous upgrades, magical potions and more. If you want to try to solo the game yourself, here are instructions on how to start a game without other players.

Available on Steam
🙆‍♀️ 4 players
🎮 2D, PvP, action, rouge-like
🖥 Online Co-op

3. Goose Goose Duck

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Feeling a little sus? Goose Goose Duck may be one of the more familiar free multiplayer games on this list. It has been touted as the “Among Us rip-off but better” game, with extra features such as proximity chat, a large variety of character roles, more maps, interesting game modes and more!

Available on Steam, Android and iOS
🙆‍♀️ 5-16 players
🎮 Social deduction, PvP, massively multiplayer, strategy
🖥 Online Co-op

4. Deducto

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Deducto is yet another social deduction game, but instead of playing as blobby spacesuits or geese, you play as office workers in a 3D environment who backstab each other ruthlessly in a game of office politics. There’ll be guns, knives and wacky deadly weapons like an office stapler. 

An extra layer of immersion is added with proximity chat. This game will definitely resonate with the working class and the ambitious looking to climb the corporate ladder. 

Available on Steam
🙆‍♀️ 6-10 players
🎮 Social deduction, 3D, PvP, simulation
🖥 Online Co-op

5. Crab Game

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Photo: Crab Game/steam

This list of free multiplayer party games can’t go without this survival game (show) that is definitely not Squid Game-inspired. You have to be the last one standing to win the ultimate cash prize. Expect to see children’s games like Red Light, Green Light, Hopscotch and more!

It definitely has plenty of replayability with nine game modes and 28 maps to be explored with your friends or family.

Available on Steam
🙆‍♀️ Up to 35 players
🎮 Action, survival, PvP, casual
🖥 Online Co-op

6. Super Totally Ultimate Dad Showdown

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Super Totally Ultimate Dad Showdown, or STUDS, will have you competing in baby stroller racing games and testing your ability to get the milk at the store. 

Players will also be able to choose to play as a Dad or as mischievous children in Penny Pincher, where Dads have to catch the naughty children and put them in timeout while turning off appliances to reduce the cost of household bills. As children, escape the dads as you turn on appliances to cause the utility bill to skyrocket.

Available on Steam
🙆‍♀️ Up to 4 players
🎮 Action, survival, PvP, casual
🖥 Steam Remote Play, local split-screen multiplayer



This free game is brought to you by Mob Entertainment, the developer behind the 2021 hit horror game Poppy Playtime. You’ll be seeing familiar monsters like Huggy Wuggy, Mummy Long Legs and a new monster called Boxy Boo.

Six players will attempt to recreate a giant toy by solving puzzles and collecting the six different toy parts scattered around the factory. A seventh player can choose to be any of the three monsters to hunt down the six players. 

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Photo: Mob Entertainment

Although a game can be started with any amount of players, it is recommended to have at least four or more players as the monsters are rather overpowered. After all, PROJECT: PLAYTIME is still in early access, so balancing issues and bugs can be expected.

Available on Steam
🙆‍♀️ Up to 7 players
🎮 3D, action, survival horror, puzzle
🖥 Online Co-op

8. Drunken Wrestlers 2

Photo: Drunken Wrestlers 2/steam

Everyone knows the formula to a funny game is ragdoll physics — combine that with a boxing game and you’ll get Drunken Wrestlers 2!

This game will have you and your friends or family howling with laughter as you punch each other down in a variety of game modes and maps. You can also design a map yourself with the mod editor and play through your creation with others.

Like PROJECT: PLAYTIME, this game is also in early access, but nonetheless fun to play.

Available on Steam and Android
🙆‍♀️ Up to 8 players
🎮 3D, simulation, PvP, physics-based
🖥 Online Co-op

9. SCP: Secret Laboratory or SCP: Containment Breach Multiplayer

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Photo: SCP: Containment Breach Multiplayer/steam

As certified classics in the free multiplayer horror games genre, SCP: Secret Laboratory (SCP: SL) can handle up to 64 players, and you can choose to be site personnels, re-containment agents, Chaos Insurgents or SCP.

SCP: SL was inspired by the single-player SCP: Containment Breach, which now has a multiplayer mod available on Steam. SCP: Containment Breach Multiplayer (SCP: CBM) however, has more functions available and maps differ in each game. Both are equally fun and entertaining, so check them out the next time you have a bunch of friends over!

Photo: SCP: Secret Laboratory/steam

SCP: Secret Laboratory available on Steam
SCP: Containment Breach Multiplayer available on Steam
🙆‍♀️ Up to 64 players
🎮 3D, simulation, PvP, survival horror
🖥 Online Co-op (both games), LAN Co-op (SCP: CBM)

10. Prison Life

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Photo: Prison Life/steam

Heard of The Escapists? Here’s an entirely free game with a similar premise that you can play with your friends!

Each player will receive a random role as a guard or a prisoner, and players will have to work with their role mates to win. Prisoners have four days to loot, craft and make use of their special items to escape the prison, while guards will be able to arrest, search, and thwart prisoners’ escape plans with their own special equipment.

Available on Steam and Android
🙆‍♀️ 3-11 players
🎮 3D, simulation, strategy, adventure
🖥 Online Co-op

Why spend money when you can spend time with your family and friends tonight with these free multiplayer games?

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