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Windows Offline Games for Travel

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by WarrenJ, 6 Nov 2019.

  1. WarrenJ

    WarrenJ Well-Known Member

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    I'm spending 10 hours on an aeroplane and figure it would be a good idea to load my laptop with a couple of games to waste a few hours while flying.

    Can anybody suggest anything?

    Laptop is a Dell XPS 15.

    Must not need internet connection to play.
     
  2. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Half Life 2.
     
  3. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    Might help to give some ideas of what you like....
    But lately been playing a bunch of Oxygen Not Included and it's very playable on a laptop due to ability to pause, no need for reflex actions etc.

    Then in general I'd also add in most city builder type games for similar reasons.
     
  4. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    Supreme Commander
    Battletech
    Anno 1404
    Anno 2070
    prettymuch any classic FPS
     
  5. WarrenJ

    WarrenJ Well-Known Member

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    I have both Half-Life and Half-Life 2 already installed. I haven't played many games over the last few years so I'm open to options really.
     
  6. Spraduke

    Spraduke Lurker

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    CIV 5 or 6 assuming you can get steam to play nicely in offline mode.

    Just one more turn your way through the 10 hours.

    Vaguely related - I sometimes travel for work on 6+ hour flights. My usual tactic is to watch a couple of terrible movies (that I wouldn't pay to watch and dont mind being displayed in ****-'o'-vision on a plane), a couple of tv show episodes of something funny and read a kindle during take-off / landing when they turn of the in-flight stuff.

    Open to any suggestions of good offline Android games though to pass the time.
     
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  7. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    MS Flight Sim? :happy:
     
  8. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Load some games or films on your phone or tablet to keep yourself occupied like everyone else.

    For the sake of those around you - the fan noise ins't going to make you any friends any playing anything strenuous for any period of time on a crowded plane will make you a bad person.
     
  9. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Laugh maniacally every time you crash a plane. Bonus points if you yell "praise God!" in any language.
     
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    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri.
     
  11. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    I was more thinking of flying the route in real time à la Colin Hunt in The Fast Show.
     
  12. jsbombjack

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    It means new hardware (and it references console herasy) but I found playing Mario Kart 8 on the switch at 35000 feet very amusing on a recent 11 hour flight to San Diego. Recommended
     
  13. bawjaws

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    Switch is a perfect solution for playing games on a journey. Absolutely great.
     
  14. Dr. Coin

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    I second this tactic. I also have a couple times discover what you thought was a terrible movie turned out to be actually good. Also if you are a Netflix subscriber, some shows/movies can be downloaded for offline viewing. I watch Vikings this past summer while flying.
     
  15. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    Free and AWESOME. Should take you ~10 hours.

    Since Steam can be played offline:

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    Should be able to complete on the return.

    Two of my most favourite games ever. You will have BALLS OF STEEL after playing them. You're welcome.
     
  16. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I own an actual legit copy of this on CD-ROM. Had to order it direct from Apogee in the US.
     
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