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Great games that don't need great hardware to run

By Rage_3K_Moiz
Aug 23, 2006
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  1. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,919   +9

    Well, if Quake III is there, then other games using its engine could be as well, such as American McGee's Alice and Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. 2.

    Edit: Are uppercase letters forbidden in list tags? I fixed the whole list only to notice it didn't do anything. All lowercase looks stupid.
     
  2. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,602   +358

    I have fixed the bug we were having with break lines when posting/editing a message.

    The list from the first page has been fixed as well :)
    Please let me know if you have any further problems with this.
     
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 7,291   +25

    Thanks Mr. Julio. I just fixed the list.
    I also updated it with a few new games. Thanks to everyone and special thanks to those who helped me in trying to fix it. :)
     
  4. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    Lords of Magic is also supposed to be a really good game, and is pretty old also. I will test it out today, but according to all of my friends it is really good.
     
  5. megabomination

    megabomination TS Enthusiast Posts: 177

    Brothers in arms
     
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 7,291   +25

    Nice suggestions mopar man and megabomination, I've updated the list. :)
     
  7. Dimzin

    Dimzin TS Rookie

    Anyone remember Recoil?
     
  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 7,291   +25

    Added that and Ricochet. Thanks Dimzin. :)
     
  9. Coth

    Coth TS Rookie Posts: 59

    That's one thing that really makes me very angry. These companies engineering computer games so only a $8,000 machine will run them at full tilt!

    Me and a buddy had this conversation and my point was that if it takes 2 years for technology to "catch up" or in that time it hardware becomes that affordable, by that time the game is old and something else new is out! What is the point of purchasing a game that you can't enjoy to the fullest?
     
  10. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Well, what is wrong with buying a game that is two years old? Actually, it is exactly what you should do.. Instead of running after the "latest and greatest" hype like a sheep, play games that have proved themselves and are still remembered after a couple of years. You will save fortune and since you are playing better games, the entertainment vaue will be higher.
     
  11. wanna be geek

    wanna be geek TS Rookie Posts: 96

    You are right, I just bought a game that is like 3 years old and not only did I pay $10 for it instead of $50 when it was new, My PC is ahead of the game as far as the performance goes because it is newer...


    How about:

    Pacific fighters

    LockOn air combat

    Need for speed most wanted
     
     
  12. hichael

    hichael TS Rookie

    Far cry. The best of all
     
  13. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 7,291   +25

    Thanks for the excellent contributions guys, list updated.
     
  14. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 663

    I don't use Digg but i had to sign up to Del.icio.us for IT so i made the list taste Delicious
     
  15. Myzz617

    Myzz617 TS Rookie Posts: 382

    I think Madden should be added to this list

    Edit: Also how could you forget about SOCOM???
     
  16. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 7,291   +25

    Thanks for the update. However, SOCOM is a console-only series. This thread is for PC games only.
     
  17. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    Well, Savage. It is a free RTSS game that has a sequal that costs.

    s2games.com

    They look really good and can be played on low end machines, also.
     
  18. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 7,291   +25

    Thanks again mopar man, you've been a major contributor to the list. Keep them coming guys!
     
  19. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    One more.....

    Warsow..

    It is a free tourney based FPS. Very fast paced and cartoony. It looks pretty good, too.
     
  20. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 7,291   +25

    Again, thank you mopar man, interesting find. I added it to the list. :)
     
  21. Acclamator

    Acclamator TS Rookie Posts: 295

    Counter-Strike: Source on low settings with performance CFGs.
     
  22. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,438

    I think World of Warcraft is a good system needed game, especially in giant areas like the main cities ( I do not play this game so I don't know the names ).

    Also, STALKER is a great choice ( don't know if you put it up ) it's one of my favorite games and it was designed in DX8 and has DX9 dynamic lighting ( which looks amazing ) and needs hardly any newer system specs to run decently, although the higher you pump up the graphics the better the RAM you'll need.

    Here are some screenies of my STALKER:

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    I also record myself playing for people who are new to the game. ;)
     
  23. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    Er, TimeParadox, I really don't think Stalker will run on a MX400.... though will it run on a FX5200, PCI?
     
  24. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 663

    My thoughts exactly. That game ran like crap on my system
     
  25. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 7,291   +25

    The minimum specs have been changed and I added Stalker a while back keeping those in mind.
     


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