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The ultimate top 15 multiplayer steam games

It's time for another list of great steam games, we will be looking into 35 million reviews to select a list of high-rated multiplayer games with the highest median playtimes on steam.

Selection criteria

We used the following filters to select the games:

1 - Steam rating > 90 %

We are only interested in high rated games and only included games with a rating above 90%.

2 - Only games

On steam it is also possible to review videos, demo's, hardware, etc. These are not in scope for our list today.

3 - At least 1000 steam reviews

Earlier this month we did a similar experiment where we focused on unknown gems and exclusively selected games with less than 1,000 steam reviews. In this list we will look at games with a larger playerbase and use a minimum of 1,000 reviews.

4 - Only multiplayer games

This post will be part of a two post series:

Creating these lists, we realize that a lot of games have both singleplayer and multiplayer components. In these cases it wasn't always easy to decide in which category a game belongs. We asked the following question to determine if a game belongs in the multiplayer category: "Would this game have a high rating and long game-length without the singleplayer component?" If the answer to this question is yes, we included the game in the list below. For our singleplayer list, we did a similar exercise. As a result it is possible for games to appear in both lists.

More detailed playtime-breakdowns can be found on the individual game pages.

1. Warframe

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  • Genre: Action
  • Developer: Digital Extremes
  • Release date: 25 Mar, 2013
  • Rating: 92%
  • Steam reviews: 315,465
  • Median playtime: 403 hours
  • Average playtime: 790 hours

2. Hearts of Iron IV

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  • Genre: Strategy, Simulation
  • Developer: Paradox Development Studio
  • Release date: 6 Jun, 2016
  • Rating: 90%
  • Steam reviews: 68,118
  • Median playtime: 315 hours
  • Average playtime: 469 hours

3. Arma 3

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  • Genre: Action, Strategy, Simulation
  • Developer: Bohemia Interactive
  • Release date: 12 Sep, 2013
  • Rating: 90%
  • Steam reviews: 142,293
  • Median playtime: 304 hours
  • Average playtime: 756 hours

4. Total War: WARHAMMER II

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  • Genre: Action, Strategy
  • Developer: CREATIVE ASSEMBLY
  • Release date: 28 Sep, 2017
  • Rating: 90%
  • Steam reviews: 43,882
  • Median playtime: 239 hours
  • Average playtime: 389 hours

5. Team Fortress 2

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  • Genre: Action
  • Developer: Valve
  • Release date: 10 Oct, 2007
  • Rating: 94%
  • Steam reviews: 88,771
  • Median playtime: 236 hours
  • Average playtime: 562 hours

6. Rocket League

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  • Genre: Action, Racing, Sports
  • Developer: Psyonix LLC
  • Release date: 7 Jul, 2015
  • Rating: 92%
  • Steam reviews: 345,739
  • Median playtime: 215 hours
  • Average playtime: 456 hours

7. Path of Exile

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  • Genre: Action, RPG, Indie
  • Developer: Grinding Gear Games
  • Release date: 23 Oct, 2013
  • Rating: 93%
  • Steam reviews: 110,322
  • Median playtime: 212 hours
  • Average playtime: 739 hours

8. Counter-Strike

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  • Genre: Action
  • Developer: Valve
  • Release date: 1 Nove, 2000
  • Rating: 97%
  • Steam reviews: 147,310
  • Median playtime: 209 hours
  • Average playtime: 792 hours

9. Garry's Mod

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  • Genre: Indie, Simulation
  • Developer: Facepunch Studios
  • Release date: 29 Nov, 2006
  • Rating: 97%
  • Steam reviews: 60,804
  • Median playtime: 181 hours
  • Average playtime: 541 hours

10. Mount & Blade: Warband

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  • Genre: Action, RPG
  • Developer: TaleWorlds Entertainment
  • Release date: 31 Mar, 2010
  • Rating: 97%
  • Steam reviews: 95,132
  • Median playtime: 173 hours
  • Average playtime: 378 hours

11. Sid Meier's Civilization V

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  • Genre: Strategy
  • Developer: Firaxis Games
  • Release date: 23 Sep, 2010
  • Rating: 96%
  • Steam reviews: 148,521
  • Median playtime: 165 hours
  • Average playtime: 360 hours

12. Factorio

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  • Genre: Strategy, Casual, Indie
  • Developer: Wube Software LTD.
  • Release date: 25 Feb, 2016
  • Rating: 99%
  • Steam reviews: 64,537
  • Median playtime: 156 hours
  • Average playtime: 326 hours

13. Terraria

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  • Genre: Action, RPG, Indie
  • Developer: Re-Logic
  • Release date: 16 May, 2011
  • Rating: 98%
  • Steam reviews: 237,122
  • Median playtime: 151 hours
  • Average playtime: 268 hours

14. 7 Days to Die

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  • Genre: Action, Strategy, RPG
  • Developer: The Fun Pimps
  • Release date: 13 Dec, 2013
  • Rating: 90%
  • Steam reviews: 20,469
  • Median playtime: 134 hours
  • Average playtime: 344 hours

15. DARK SOULS III

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  • Genre: Action
  • Developer: FromSoftware, Inc.
  • Release date: 11 Apr, 2016
  • Rating: 92%
  • Steam reviews: 144,333
  • Median playtime: 119 hours
  • Average playtime: 176 hours