3 great games for a potato PC

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    A reoccurring theme with GBAtemp users I see is people with Potatoes for a PC, well today I'm here to recommend some games that YOU can run on your potato.


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    First of all we have Landon Podbielski and Adult Swim's Duck Game.
    A great multiplayer title that's a must have for any Steam library, it features quick action with weird hats, guns and 4 player Battle Royale or team based gameplay, it also has great workshop support, a stage creator and a pre-existing cult following for if you don't have any friends to play with, I've personally put a lot of hours into this game with friends and don't plan to stop playing this game anytime soon.

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    Second we have Stardew Valley, A great Single player experience for any lover of farming games such as Harvest Moon or Rune Factory, A very time consuming game for sure but slightly hard to get into.
    The most likely situation with this one is that you'll play it in a burst for quite some time and then just stop.

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    Lastly we have one of my personal favourite games in general: Death Road to Canada
    A silly title with lots replay value.
    In Death Road to Canada you take control of a group of max 4 people and you try to get from America to Canada, as Canada is the only place in the world that's not overrun by the dead.

    Doing so however can prove challenging as you need to keep track of Food, Ammo, Morale, and other stats.

    Along the road you will come across Silly and Parody characters you can either recruit into your team or improve your stats.
    Death Road to Canada features such features as multiple road-types that range from difficulty to road length to what kind of characters will mainly encounter, Local multiplayer, be it a bit janky and lastly Custom characters so you can make all your friends into the game with their own personality traits and perks.

    The controls are a bit hard to get used to but after around 10 minutes of play I was comfortable with my re-binded keyboard controls.

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    To summarize, I'd recommend Duck Game to play if you're into a social game to play with your friends on Discord, Stardew Valley if you love a game with a calm atmosphere with no real urgency, and Death Road to Canada if you like Rogue-Likes where you play a game in a certain "Run"
     
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    that stardew valley really looks like the harvest moon games..
    will add it to my wish list
     
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    It's a great title but I'm personally missing the mobility of a harvest-moon game, it'd run great on a GDP-WIN though
     
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    There's so many old games which can be played on even slower hardware.
    Age of Empires 1 and 2, Rollercoaster Tycoon 1 and 2, Caesar 3, Pharaoh, Knights and Merchants and etc.
     
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    Heroes of might and magic 3.
    Might not run if the PC is not a real potato.
    Shall be played with friends, lots of coke and some snack.
     
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    I've played so much HOMM 3, love that game.
    Should install it on me Win 98 lappy.
     
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    For the record, I didn't include older games because I thought that'd be obvious
     
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    It's a nice recommendation, but I have to agree with others: there's a HUUUUUGGGGEEEEE amount of great games that run on a proverbial potato. Thanks to Moore's law, even games that had huge requirements when they were new at one time will run on what'll be called "potatoes" at one time. Heck...even the original Crysis has minimum specs that are close to death road to canada. :P

    Rather than giving my own suggestions here, I'll just link to my 20 best games of last year. While not all, most of 'em run on low-end pc's.
    Oh, and I've also made an 'alternative top 100 games' list. While I initially intended to have one revolving around non-violent games, it tended to end up one with mostly low spec requirements as well. :)
     
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    Careful with the HD edition of the 2nd Age of Empires. Surprisingly, it will lag on slower hardware.

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    You should add it to your collection. It's really a great game.
    @LittleFlame no Undertale?
     
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    indeed no undertale, it was fun while I played it but I literally never thought about it afterwards, meaning no lasting impact which for me is very important in a game.
     
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    i will when there is a humble bundle or a great sale.. can't affoard it otherwise
     
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    You could add FTL to your list. I think even my linux'd chromebook can run FTL.
     
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    Obligatory mention to Minecraft. That thing runs on pretty much anything and everything it touches. haha.
     
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    Not TBOI:R? (Yeah, I also agree that original TBOI is crap.)
     
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    for sure Rebirth is great, but it slipped my mind