Gaming Laptop....with a Twist

#1 Posted by 5socks5 (234 posts) -

Well I always see topics about people needing a good gaming laptop, but I have a different question. What are some good games to play on a crappy laptop. In other words, old ass PC games. I already have Torchlight, Minecraft, Terraria, Dungeons of Dredmor. Do you guys have some recommendations?

Thanks in advance.

#2 Posted by Driadon (3085 posts) -

There's a bunch, not only old. A few I can think of that are right in my Steam list: Frozen Synapse, Jamestown*, Super Meat Boy*, Atom Zombie Smasher, Braid, Sid Meyer's Pirates, Gratuitous Space Battles, Machinarium and Magika. (* denotes preferable with a controller)

There's a lot of PC games out there that can run on some low end hardware, simply because the time and effort needed to come up with the art assets you see in a AAA are expensive as hell, and as such it's much much easier for indie-er developers to go with something much much lighter on the graphics end of things.

#3 Posted by Aus_azn (2272 posts) -

Most anything from a Humble Bundle, Audiosurf, Warcraft 3, Starcraft 1, quite possibly Starcraft 2, some of the Civ games, RollerCoaster Tycoon 1 and 2...
There's lots out there.

#4 Edited by Jeust (11571 posts) -
  • Theme Hospital
  • Populous: The Beginning
  • Diablo 2
  • Warcraft 3
  • Starcraft
  • Baldur's Gate
  • Planescape Torment
  • Jade Empire
  • Sanitarium
  • Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines
  • FEAR
  • Condemned: Criminal Origins
#5 Posted by Red (6146 posts) -

World of Goo, and KotOR run fine on my craptop.

#6 Posted by Three0neFive (2310 posts) -

The original Fallout games are all you need.

#7 Edited by RollingZeppelin (2302 posts) -

Heroes of Might and Magic 3

Stronghold (the original)

#8 Posted by thebunnyhunter (1520 posts) -
here are some games that ran on my old crappy laptop
  • Half-life series
  • Counter Strike - Day of Defeat (source versions ran fine as well)
  • Recettear
  • Civilization series
  • Trine
  • Majesty
  • Age of Empires
  • Sim City 4
  • Beat Hazard
#9 Posted by Plasticstars (174 posts) -

Fallout 1&2, Breath of Death VII/Cthulhu Saves the World, Max Payne 1&2, the Penumbra series, Half-Life, Counter-Strike, Doom, Quake.

#10 Posted by Grilledcheez (4008 posts) -

Age of Empires 2, Stronghold Crusader

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