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Windows Game Advice - good games that will run on my laptop?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by danielleil, 26 Jan 2011.

  1. danielleil

    danielleil Can't stop spending...

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    Dear All,

    I have a company laptop which I take on frequent business trips. Can't afford a gaming laptop at the moment so I am looking for decent games that will work. I know it will run Zeit, Plants V Zombies, Half Life (original), Wolfenstein 3D.

    Any classics that you can think of or simple modern games that would run?

    Any tips would be appreciated.

    Thanks!:thumb:
     
  2. danielleil

    danielleil Can't stop spending...

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    It's a Dell Latitude by the way, with a Core 2 Duo U9600 CPU (2x1.6GHz), 3gb DDR3, 64gb SSD, Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD and a 1280x800 display.

    It's a crappy business machine I know, but I should be able to wrangle some fun out of the thing!
     
  3. megadriveguy

    megadriveguy Minimodder

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    World of goo
     
  4. megadriveguy

    megadriveguy Minimodder

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    It would run braid and Machinarium should run also that's supposed to be good
     
  5. megadriveguy

    megadriveguy Minimodder

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    oh and try recettear an item shop's tale, it's not to everyone's taste but i quite like it
     
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  6. suenstar

    suenstar Collector of Things

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    You should be able to play the old Baldur's Gate & Icewind Dale games quite nicely.
    My friend has a similar laptop and can run Call of Duty 1 & 2 quite easily as well.

    The original F.E.A.R should work as well, should be around 30-40fps on low-medium settings.
    CS Source should run well too.

    Age of Empires 2 is another one that'll run fine if you're after some RTS.

    The Hitman series should also be pretty much fine to run, Battlefield 2 should run on medium settings.

    Also, if you're into MMO games. Most of them should run pretty well on that chip.

    Edit:
    Oh, almost forgot.
    Following megadriveguy's recommendations, the majority of Indie games on Steam should run like a treat. :)
     
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  7. Bonzo45

    Bonzo45 Ex CPC

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    Yeah, I'd say you could have a decent game of Battlefield 2, Counter Strike: Source. I've been getting back into COD 2 recently that should run like a treat. Generally older games will run fine, like some Lara Croft Tomb Raiders if you like those. Serious Sam (HD) is a quality game that should run great on lower settings! Good mindless shooter, that.
     
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  8. EvilMerc

    EvilMerc Minimodder

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    After the updates to CSS you might have some trouble running it, it's worth a try though.
    Battlefield 2 is a good idea, it ought to run fairly well.

    My suggestions would be Quake 3 and Unreal Tournament, it may manage UT2004 too.

    Give C&C a shot too, the new games scale down quite well graphics wise and you still get the awesome gameplay.

    GTA games up to San Andreas should run alright as well.
     
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  9. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    what about an emulator of sorts ?

    PSone ?

    gamboy

    meagdrive etc

    blast from the past
     
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  10. danielleil

    danielleil Can't stop spending...

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    +1 rep to everyone who added their recommendations, they are appreciated. I have already ordered what I can through steam (world of goo, machinarium and braid) and I will look to ebay for the rest next time I am home.

    Thanks again
     
  11. ednaOviedo

    ednaOviedo What's a Dremel?

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    Try Zombies and Plants,,, runs fine on my old Toshiba.
     
  12. pingu666

    pingu666 What's a Dremel?

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    total annihilation perhaps?
     
  13. Kroy

    Kroy Minimodder

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    i've seen minecraft running successfully on some pretty low spec laptops once some of the graphics "options" were culled!
     
  14. f300

    f300 What's a Dremel?

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    Some free ones,

    Spelunky
    Dwarf Fortress
    OpenTTD
    ZangbandTk or other roguealikes

    I've read the following will all work on the GMA950 in netbooks, but haven't got one myself to verify...

    Peggle
    Audiosurf
    XCOM
    Baldurs Gate
    Planescape Torment
    Uplink
    Civ 3
    Alpha Centauri
    Fallout
    Fallout 2
    and lots of other stuff from gog.com

    And I think these might work on low settings, but I'd try the demos first to make sure, (I think they all have demos on steam)

    Gal Civ 2
    Torchlight
    Civ 4
    Rome: Total War

    Maybe some other quake3 engine games would work ok too, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Jedi Knight II, Deus Ex, etc.
     
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  15. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    Highly recommend Plants vs Zombies.
    Any old classic RTS, I'm getting back into pharaoh again.
    Monkey Island games, so good, trying to work my through them atm, and will certainly run on your laptop.
     
  16. The Monk

    The Monk Minimodder

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    Would definitely run, is an awesome game as well. Spent way too much time playing TA years ago :D
     
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