less demanding games

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by wessel261, Feb 3, 2010.

Feb 3, 2010

less demanding games by wessel261 at 8:09 PM (3,762 Views / 0 Likes) 46 replies

  1. wessel261
    OP

    Newcomer wessel261 Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    69
    Country:
    Netherlands
    Hello GBAtemp

    I recently got a laptop, and I want some fun games on it, but the laptop isn't very powerfull
    someone got a fun game that is less demanding?

    specs:
    amd athlon x2 1.7 ghz (so dual core)
    an nvidia 8400m g (underclocked 8400)
    3 gig ram
    Os: windows vista home premium 32bit
     


  2. gov78

    Member gov78 Ha made you Look

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2007
    Messages:
    728
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Counter Strike 1.6, Quake Live, Battlefield Heroes u you should look in to some off the older games maybe like pre-2007
     
  3. wessel261
    OP

    Newcomer wessel261 Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    69
    Country:
    Netherlands
    Yeah I searched much but only if I search it only finds gaming laptops, instead of games fot laptops [​IMG]
    And GBAtemp usally has very good answers [​IMG]
     
  4. purplesludge

    Member purplesludge anyone have any ideas for this space

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Messages:
    1,047
    Location:
    wv
    Country:
    United States
    Get a bunch of emulators for classics.
     
  5. prowler

    Member prowler Sony

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2009
    Messages:
    9,473
    Location:
    Ragol
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I heard emulators aren't PC games...


    Lets have a look what I have...
    The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
    Fable: The lost chapters
    Dungeon Keeper 2
    Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst
    Sims 2 (?)
    World Of Goo
     
  6. Satangel

    Member Satangel BEAST

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2006
    Messages:
    10,255
    Location:
    Bruges, Belgium
    Country:
    Belgium
    Call of Duty 2
    Oblivion
    Age of Empires 2
    Rollcage
    Dungeon Keeper 2

    Probably my favorite PC games of all time.
     
  7. Law

    Member Law rip ninjacat that zarcon made me

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2007
    Messages:
    4,132
    Location:
    ‭jerkland
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    He'll have problems with Oblivion. His laptop looks a bit weaker than mine (2.0GHz, 8500m) which was struggling with it, but Dean pointed out Morrowind which should work fine.


    He should be able to run UT2/2.5 games pretty nicely though, I had SWAT 4 and Killing Floor running on mine without problems.
     
  8. Demonbart

    Member Demonbart GBATemp's guitar hero

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2009
    Messages:
    1,623
    Location:
    Lazytown, yarr
    Country:
    Netherlands
    Flatout2 and any of the older Need for speed (I recommend Most Wanted) or Prince of Persia games.
    Also, Star Wars republic commando Sorry, just remembered that it's a laptop, and laptops and FPS games don't go together.
     
  9. Satangel

    Member Satangel BEAST

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2006
    Messages:
    10,255
    Location:
    Bruges, Belgium
    Country:
    Belgium
    Oh yeah, forgot that Oblivion was such a heavy game...
    Take Morrowind then, also enjoyable.
     
  10. wessel261
    OP

    Newcomer wessel261 Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    69
    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thanks you all!


    I will install world of goo and rollcage
    will see into swat 4 it seems very interesting
    thanks [​IMG]
     
  11. purplesludge

    Member purplesludge anyone have any ideas for this space

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Messages:
    1,047
    Location:
    wv
    Country:
    United States
    He didn't specifically ask for pc games.

    This should help you in your search.
    http://cyri.systemrequirementslab.com/srtest/

    Make sure to get the expansions for morrowind.
    Also the strongbad games on pc are good.
     
  12. prowler

    Member prowler Sony

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2009
    Messages:
    9,473
    Location:
    Ragol
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I also hate it and people show this website [​IMG] Another easy option
     
  13. FAST6191

    Reporter FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    21,735
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Re Oblivion...... http://www.oldblivion.com/

    OS: I would be inclined to stick another partition on there and get a copy of XP and tune it as hard as you can, you can do it for Vista but it is a pain and will render the system less usable for day to day stuff. nLite is a good tool for this job but you could also try something like tinyXP.

    As for games there are several notable exceptions but I would say many games are build with slightly older hardware in mind not to mention many games have mods and in depth user settings (as in edit registry, ini, startup commands and so on) as well as things similar to oldblivion above.
     
  14. wessel261
    OP

    Newcomer wessel261 Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    69
    Country:
    Netherlands
    First of all, thank you guys/girls [​IMG]
    You are so cool with all the suggestions!!!

    I'm more searching for games "on the fly" or in class
    I'm not a hardcore gamer and I have a pc that plays games better
    So if I really want a game meant to be played much (oblivion) I can play it
    but games on the fly I mean shorter games
    examples on my laptop:
    ut and ut2004 (quick games)
    world of goo (can do 1 level at a time in class if I want, in pauses ofcourse)
    GTA2, vice city, san andreas (no missions just freeroam if I want to)
    And ofcourse all command and conquer games except red alert 3 (saving in skirmisk)

    So prefably a game that can easaly save in between or can be played without missions
    Sorry I am so critical
    I really do like your suggestions and I am checking them all out [​IMG]

    p.s. Sorry for the bad english, but I'm dutch.
     
  15. haflore

    Member haflore aeternaliter fluxa

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009
    Messages:
    1,213
    Country:
    United States
    Check out Torchlight it's kinda like Diablo, and was made to be able to run on Netbooks so you should have no problem. And it autosaves every time you exit the game.
    You can also try Bookworm/Adventure/Adventure 2 and a good GBA emulator like Visualboy Advance M.


    See also: Fate and Fate 2.
     
  16. dirty_harry

    Member dirty_harry GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    160
    Country:
    Australia
    Mount and Blade - you will not regret this. AMAZING indie game.

    Warcraft III - couple this with DotA and you're golden.

    POPCAP games are good for quick bursts.
     
  17. Law

    Member Law rip ninjacat that zarcon made me

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2007
    Messages:
    4,132
    Location:
    ‭jerkland
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Oh, I forgot to mention: Dwarf Fortress.
     
  18. rdurbin

    Member rdurbin GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2006
    Messages:
    472
    Location:
    US
    Country:
    United States
    if your a fan of star wars, get tie fighter and xwing, old games put still alot of fun

    for first person shooters you can try Quake, Dark Forces, Doom

    for simulation type games try Sims, sim city, theme park, roller coaster tycoon.

    for RPGs try Baldur Gate I and II, Neverwinter nights, Fallout 1 and 2 (3 prob be too slow)

    some of these games may have trouble in vista
     
  19. Master Mo

    Member Master Mo F.R.E.E.

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Messages:
    2,176
    Location:
    Man Mo Temple
    Country:
    Germany
    Braid! It is not a very old game but it is a sidescroller so it shouldn`t be very demanding.

    I have to say that game is simply amazing. I can`t tell you why because one has to experience it for oneself!!!

    With World of Goo (which I also recommend!!!) the best indy game I have ever played!
     
  20. Elritha

    Member Elritha GBAtemp Addict

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2006
    Messages:
    2,037
    Country:
    Canada
    I'd recommend Civ IV and the expansions, either that the newer Colonization. Not real time, so doesn't matter if you leave it running or paused and you can save quite often.
     

Share This Page