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Windows suggestions for some free/ budget priced full games that will run on my laptop?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by RickDawson, 28 Oct 2008.

  1. RickDawson

    RickDawson Member

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    can anyone suggest some free/ budget priced full games that will run on my laptop?
    I mean full games, not some cheap 5 minute windows game.

    I use my laptop for DJ'ing, so have had to (in windows XP) turn off all acceleration for the graphics (8400M GS)
    The other specs are: 3gb memory, core2duo T5870 @ 2ghz
    drive space is not an issue.

    I know I'm totally abysmal at gaming, so it's just for the times when I'm bored.

    suggestions please.
     
  2. severedhead

    severedhead New Member

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    The original C&C and I think Red Alert have been released for free. Xmoto is good to kill a bit of time too.
     
  3. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    GTA Vice city. fun game, low spec requirements, should be able to find it for ~$5.

    edit: second the recommendation below for trackmania. awesome game.
     
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  4. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    Castle of the Winds (1989) was announced free by its creator, in 1998. It is a fully graphical RPG with 100 per cent randomized dungeons. Originally for Windows 3.x, it will run on Windows XP and does not require graphics acceleration of any form.

    Download parts 1 and 2 from its creator, here.
     
  5. fathazza

    fathazza Freed on Probation

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    the first two gta's are free now (or at least they were)

    + trackmania nations (on steam or the nadeo site)is free and downright awesome
     
  6. Cs:sMods4YOU

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    lets see, counter strike 1, counter strike condition zero, and most importantly: counter strike source (Cs:s). love the games to death, source is the best for random play. pubbing and eventually joining a clan is one thing but it gets you occupied wen theres nothing to do. you might also want to consider a mouse if u dont already have 1.

    Good Hunting ;)
     
  7. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    The original Half-Life can be picked up second hand for a pound or two and is a great low end shooter these days. Deus Ex is great fun for those who prefer a more serious and difficult game too.

    Any of the old Lucasarts adventure games (Monkey Island, Sam and Max, Day of the Tentacle, Indy and the Fate of Atlantis) can run on low-end system absolutely perfectly and are great for some funny and quick plays.
     
  8. phenoptix

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    Google Home of the Underdogs. It's an abandonware site and full of excellent games, some in dire need of a remake.
    As for the Lucasarts stuff, you may be able to find it but most of the classics are dos based and run best with SCUMMMV (which I have just found out you can install on iphones!!), also none of the Lucasarts stuff is freeware or abandonware, but I'm sure you could find it. If you're looking for a real classic try loom!
    Stalwart favourites on my laptop are UFO (XCOM) Enemy Unknown and Colonization.

    What sort of games are you into? I could recommend a title for most genres.

    Cardjoe: no mention of full throttle?
     
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  9. kingred

    kingred Surfacing sucks!

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    your rig can do half life 2 easily, why not up the scale a bit as you can pickup orange box for £25.
     
  10. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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  11. Whalemeister

    Whalemeister is so hot right now!

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    Deus Ex, one of the greatest games ever made!!!

    Also Max Payne and / or Max Payne 2 should run fine on your laptop and are both great games.

    You caould also look at the original Fallout or Fallout 2
     
  12. mortadelo

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    DJ you say? Try audiosurf.
    And any other indie game. Most are addictive, easy on the hardware and cheap. World of goo, line rider 2, redlynx trials 2,...
     
  13. Whalemeister

    Whalemeister is so hot right now!

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    Ooh + 1 for Audiosurf, that game made me dig up so many old tunes I haven't heard in ages
     
  14. lcdguy

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    if you want shooter style games. Here are some fun and free ones. But online only

    World of Padman
    Tremulous
    RTCW: Enemy Terrirtory.
     
  15. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  16. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    i play final fantasy 7 on my laptop very well. excellent game too
     
  17. ouija

    ouija Trust me, I am doctor!

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    Here here! :clap:
     
  18. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    No One Lives Forever 1 + 2 can be had for £3 and £5 respectively from amazon. I've run Nolf on an MSI Wind, so no problems there.
     
  19. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    i don't understand. why have you had to turn off all graphics acceleration?
     
  20. mushky

    mushky gimme snails

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    fallout 1+2, diablo 2
     
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