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    Default Low End Games for PC

    Hello there!

    I'm looking for some decent games to play on my old laptot.
    Please share with me your favorite titles! :-)
    Any genre is good, but preferably only recent ones please, EXCEPT if you have "must play" old classics. If the game's platform can be emulated on pc, then you can say those too.

    Thank you
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    "Recent" and "low-spec" don't play nice together.

    With the "recent" caveat, you're going to get a lot of answers which fall into one or both of the following categories:

    • Indie
    • "Minimal graphics" / "simple graphics"

    Examples would be The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Terraria, Minecraft (on low settings), Floating Point, Crawl, Don't Starve and Axiom Verge. I'm sure you can come up with more examples now that you're aware of the archetype -- I don't follow the indie gaming scene.

    But here's my dump anyway. Most of these are >= a decade old. The majority of them can run comfortably on both Windows and GNU/Linux (with some tweaks of course).

    Planescape: Torment
    Baldur's Gate
    NoX
    Neverwinter Nights (the original game, not the MMO or any of the remakes)
    Diablo I & II
    Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura
    Civilization I, II & possibly III
    Warcraft II, possibly III
    Age of Empires I & II (including expansions)
    Anachronox
    Theif (the original & its sequel, not the remake)
    Doom I & II
    Duke Nukem 3D
    Blood: One Unit Whole Blood (I like this better than Doom or Duke 3D)
    Abuse (best MS-DOS game I've ever played, incredibly fun and has aged insanely well)
    Tyrian 2000
    The Elder Scrolls I, II, III & possibly IV with the Oldblivion mod
    Unreal Tournament (up to and including UT2004)
    MDK - Murder Death Kill
    Half-Life
    Deus Ex (the original, all the others suck)
    System Shock 2
    Freespace 2
    Gothic 1 & 2
    Starcraft 2
    F.E.A.R.
    Fallout 1 & 2
    FlatOut 1, possibly 2
    Halo: CE
    Hitman 1 & 2

    RuneScape is a ubiquitous, half-sarcastic suggestion.

    GOG.com is a great resource.


    Let me know if you want more (I can go by year, genre, "similar to," presence of jiggle physics, pretty much any factor).

    Oh, and post specs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KeepBotting View Post
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    I have this really strong feeling that you forgot to mention Roller Coaster Tycoon 1/2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camel View Post
    I have this really strong feeling that you forgot to mention Roller Coaster Tycoon 1/2.
    I can't stand simulation games, but I nevertheless recognize that Roller Coaster Tycoon 1 & 2 are awesome.
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    I never expected an answer detailed like that Thank you! I would give you rep, but I must spread some more before giving it to you again

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    This is an old school game that I really enjoyed playing.

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/352700/

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    I would add these to KeepBotting's list.

    Stronghold series
    Command and Conquer series
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smidqe View Post
    I would add these to KeepBotting's list.

    Stronghold series
    Command and Conquer series
    Are there actually any good stronghold games besides Stronghold Crusader? I thought they were all suck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camel View Post
    I have this really strong feeling that you forgot to mention Roller Coaster Tycoon 1/2.
    Yes.

    And already part of your list - AoE, love those games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torol View Post
    Are there actually any good stronghold games besides Stronghold Crusader? I thought they were all suck
    I can only give a personal opinion, it's up to you to decide whether you like them or not. I personally liked almost all of them (except Stronghold 3, I haven't started playing it yet), including the newest Stronghold Crusader 2.
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    Diablo, Diablo 2
    Quake , Quake 2, Quake 3
    Doom
    Roller coaster Tycoons

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    Look up 'RPG MO' on Steam, it's a 2d isometric rpg that is heavily inspired from Runescape (classic). It's a lot of fun!

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    Open Transport Tycoon Deluxe (OTTD) or any Paradox Interactive games (Victoria 2, Heart of Iron series and so on)

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    Starcraft? Also, roller coaster tycoon will always be a classic

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    League of Legends

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    Undertale, has a ton of replayability and has some great 4th wall breaks. It also helps that the game is incredibly unique in its gameplay too. My recommendation would be to go into the game blind and experience it yourself without any guides or anything, sure you may miss a few things but you can clean up those things in later playthroughs, it is worth it in the end to get such a memorable experience out of it.
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    fear 1, doom 3, quake live, AoE3, C&C: generals, wh40k: DoW1, TES III: morrowind (no graphics mods), tes II: daggerfall (/w mods), deus ex 1 (no mods), gta II

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    Undertale and League of Legends would be my two suggestions for games to play on a low end PC. Don't starve is also another good one. Before I got my new computer, I would play League at min graphics at 30 fps. Sure it was annoying, but it was all I had.

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    Rise of nations. Its also a very nice game

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    I play games for many things, ranging from Competition in FPS (and the banter and gaming with other is also a big plus aka Socialising). I do play slots on just for fun on wooricasino. I play RTS for fun. Same with Action games like Assassin's Creed.
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