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Steam "Laptop" Games

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Guest-23315, 17 Apr 2018.

  1. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    Hi All,

    Currently, my only PC is my XPS 13, and its built in i5-whatever graphics.

    The only game I've got on it is Hearthstone, because it can quite easily be played with just the touch-pad.

    I was wondering if anyone could recommend any other "laptop" games, that you can play with either just WSAD, or just a track-pad. Ideally a tenner, and not a card game.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

    5 Nov 2006
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    Samorost 3?
    Ibb and Obb if you've got someone to play with.
    Maybe some older games such as the Myst series?
    The Dreamfall games though I'm not sure they can run on the iGPU.
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  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

    4 Dec 2007
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    Games Wot I Have Successfully Played on my XPS13 (with the proviso that I'm running Linux, not Windows, and I have the Core i7-7560U 9360 variant):

    Yorkshire Gubbins: Delightful point-and-click in the classic style. Not very long, but cheap - and there are more chapters coming out in the near future.

    Duskers: Fantastic and original real-time strategy exploration game with a bit of programming thrown in for fun. A fiver above your price range, though, so maybe add it to your wishlist and wait for a sale.

    TIS-100: Program a broken eight-bit minicomputer in assembler! Not for everyone, this.

    SHENZHEN I/O: Build gadgets as cheaply or as quickly as you can. Compete against your friends! Get to the one about the nuclear wotsit, realise you're well out of your element, quit in disgust! From the creator of TIS-100, much prettier, but a pound over budget.

    Stealth ******* Deluxe. Can't remember why I stopped playing this little puzzler, and it's entirely possible the forum swearsie filter will have broken that link...

    Orwell: Keeping an Eye on You: Nice little 1984-'em-up. 25% off on the two-season bundle, at £10.78, if you're interested - there's a demo to try first, too.

    VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action: Visual novel (but not like that) with puzzle elements, set in a cyberpunk pub.

    SteamWorld Heist: Preferred this one to Dig, and its turn-based nature is good for laptop use.

    Uplink: Introversion's first, and for my money finest, game. Hollywood hacking at its best, though the interface is a little dated now. At least you don't have to squint at the copy protection card on the Steam version!

    Gone Home: FPS-style controls, but you can take it at your own pace so there's no issue with getting your fingers tangled and dying. A pound over budget again, though.

    I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream: A classic point-and-click, if you're into the retro stuff.

    System Shock: Enhanced Edition and System Shock 2: I was always more fond of the original, but the second's worth a play-though.


    EDIT: Oh, how could I forget...

    FTL: Faster Than Light: A roguelike-like spaceship 'sim' which is pretty easy until you reach the boss and then ABSOLUTELY BLOODY IMPOSSIBLE SERIOUSLY HOW IS THIS EVEN SLIGHTLY FAIR YOU BLOODY SODS BAH.
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  4. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

    5 Nov 2006
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    Also look at Emulators? Probably anything PS1 and back should work fine.
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  5. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

    23 Apr 2009
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    +1 for Zachtonics' wares - Shezen I/O, Infinifactory, Spacechem etc.
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  6. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    I've already smashed through Pokemon Red and Bugs Bunny Castle 3 on a GBC Em.

    Will take a look at all suggestions - Thanks.
  7. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    Grim Fandango remastered
    Deus Ex
    Hotline Miami
    Portal 2
    Stardew Valley
    Original X-Com
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  9. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    Portal via trackpad is a new skill to learn!
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  10. adidan

    adidan Avatar is back out of season.

    25 Mar 2009
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    Oh my, oh my oh my oh my. I must buy this just because of the name to keep those inherited genes quenched.

    Yorkshire and cheap. Perfect.

    Mind you my old yorkshire dad used to reckon cheap was often too expensive. :)
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  11. loftie

    loftie Well-Known Member

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  12. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

    15 Jan 2010
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    That game is worth every last penny and then some:thumb:
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  13. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    Found an old cracked copy of Need for Speed: Underground 2 on my external HDD which is doing the trick quite nicely for now.

    Have bought Yorkshire Gubbins. Because I couldn't not.
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  14. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Plague Inc
    Atom Zombie Smasher
    Frozen Synapse
    Gunpoint- Very short, but reasonable replay-ability.

    Pretty sure they're paltry on the graphics settings, and can be played with mouse only/limited keyboarding.
  15. true_gamer

    true_gamer Well-Known Member

    4 May 2009
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    If you like puzzle games, that make you think outside the box, then I highly recommend these;

    The Room 1 & 2 (The third is only on play store till they bring it to steam with higher resolution textures.)

    Syberia 3

    The house of Da Vinci

    Haven Moon

    My all time favourite is Quern Udyning Thoughts. That game had some very hard puzzles, but it was a very enjoyable adventure. Definitely worthy of anyone that likes a real challenge. ;)
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