A new method is proposed for the linear complementarity problem (LCP). Firstly we formulate the LCP into a multiobjective optimization problem (MOP), and study the relations between the efficient solution of MOP and optimal solution of LCP. Based on the efficient solution of MOP, we define zero-efficient solution. Then we indicate that zero-efficient solution of the MOP is also the solution to the LCP. Finally some standard LCP examples are respectively transformed into MOP and solved by minimax method. Numerical results indicate that the proposed method is effective.