Multiplayer: Deathmatch

Video game concept

Includes a deathmatch or similar multiplayer mode where the winner is the player or team with most kills (and possibly least deaths) within a set time limit.

317
games
20
platforms

The first video game about Multiplayer: Deathmatch was released in 1989.

Activision, Valve and Ubisoft has published most of these games

Implied: FFA and/or teams

Least deaths is generally refers to deaths counting as negative points towards victory, such as each death being worth the same as a kill. So if there were two top players with KD (kills/deaths) scores of 3/2 and 5/5, the former will win despite having less kills (3-2=1, 5-5=0) just because they have fewer deaths.

If this does not include respawning or similar mechanic, causing players to have only one life, this game type turns into Last Man Standing. If this is 1v1 with no respawning, it's unspecificed versus mode. May involve rounds or similar, but usually doesn't.

Parent group

Multiplayer game modes

Platforms

Windows 142
Linux 83
Mac OS X 22
X360 15
MS-DOS 12
PS3 11
Mac OS Classic 6
BSD 5
BeOS 4
Dreamcast 2
Unix 2
Xbox 2
Wii U 2
Xbox One 2
PS4 2
C128 1
PS2 1
Internet Only 1
BBC 1
iOS 1

By year

89919395979901030507091113151719 32816240

Popular tags

arenashooter bioshock-series blood-series callofduty carcombat crysis doom-series dukenukem farcry ghostrecon hackandslash halflife heretichexen hybridgame meleesim mmog mountandblade multidirshooter painkiller-series quake-series redfaction roguelite rott-series scourge-series serioussam silent strogg swbattlefront tactical towerdefense twitchshooter unreal unrealtournament