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Great games that don't need great hardware to run

By Rage_3K_Moiz ยท 447 replies
Aug 23, 2006
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  1. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 5,443   +36

    @pctobeupgraded, can you confirm if Dark Messiah actually works on the minimum config specified? The minimum requirements of the game do show that it may work, but I need confirmation from someone who's actually run the game with a GeForce 6200.

    To everyone else: Thanks! I've just updated the list. :)
  2. In10s

    In10s TS Member Posts: 47

    Throne of Darkness :D
  3. pretzelwagon

    pretzelwagon TS Member Posts: 22

    I loved the Commander Keen games when I was a kid. They were one of id's first releases, and can be found on the Steam store for $4.99. Great memories.

    Also, the Star Wars: Rebel Assault 1&2 games were to die for!

    I'd also be remiss to forgot the Wing Commander games, especially Privateer and Righteous fire, which are still some of the most immersing free-form space simulation games out there.
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 5,443   +36

    Thanks for the fantastic suggestions! List updated. :)
  5. Xile

    Xile TS Rookie

    Wow epic list thanks!

    If I do ever find anything that isn't here I will say but just wanted to say thanks :D
  6. julianignacio

    julianignacio TS Member

    After looking at the list I think there is one missing: Panzer General, a very nice old game .
  7. brothacheese

    brothacheese TS Rookie

    Every game I could think of from my childhood was on that list. I have vivid memories of siphoning gas in Full Throttle and time-travelling port-o-johns from Day of the Tentacle. Sweet, sweet memories.
  8. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Guru Posts: 376   +50

    Titan Quest (with some tweaks to the graphics).
  9. Styl

    Styl TS Member Posts: 61

    Awesome list, thanks!
  10. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 5,443   +36

    I'm glad so many of you like it. I'll try to keep it updated as much as I can. :)
  11. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    I would never try to run any Stalker game on a P4 lol
  12. reggy136

    reggy136 TS Rookie

    to many games to read
  13. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 729

    Just thought of another one - Speedy Eggbert - probably one of the best side scrolling games ever.
  14. Giwrgos

    Giwrgos TS Rookie Posts: 40

    Call of duty 6 needs just a bit more than a simple pc to open it.
  15. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    I fell in love with Osu! recently...
  16. samsample

    samsample TS Rookie

    Thanks for the advice, currently playing and having a blast with UT1.
  17. oasis789

    oasis789 TS Rookie Posts: 51

    x-com ufo defence
  18. EDO219

    EDO219 TS Rookie Posts: 212

    Nice thread, Rage.

    I should note that while playing many of those games on my ghetto laptop, I often used a useful little program called Game Booster. ;)
  19. markphone

    markphone TS Rookie

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  20. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 5,443   +36

    Good to know this thread's still helping people. :)

    @oasis789, thanks for the contribution. Completely forgot about that one!
  21. 1337

    1337 TS Rookie Posts: 43

    knight online, combat arms (fps game) wolfteam i can keep em comign :p knight online probaby the easiest to run, i remember pushing that on 8mb video card haha

    oh sorry and also wc3 :p
  22. Epiziarh

    Epiziarh TS Rookie

    I think Torment and Warcraft 2 and 3 should REALLY be on this list.
    And i dont know how many people played this but Descent:freespace the great war and Descent:freespace are masterpieces of their time (98,99) with pretty good graphics for `99.(i dont know did you count in those 2 games with descent but i dont think Descent3 or the old descent are even comparable to these 2)
    Oh and you can also run Epsxe (a great sony1 emulator) on weak machines, but i did not test it on something that slow.
    Oh and how can you forget Postal2 and Operation flashpoint?
    Those were awesome..
  23. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +50

    "Grand Theft Auto (All)"...Yeah, good luck trying to play GTA 4 on an average system. I mean, that game's worse that Microsoft flight simulator in my view.

    To the topic though:
    One of the best PC games i ever found that played perfect on an average system was Hidden and Dangerous 2...I was gutted when i broke one of it's discs by accident a few years ago :(
  24. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 5,443   +36

    @Epiziarh, thanks, I'm adding Postal and OF there, as well as the Warcraft games.

    @Benny26, I completely forgot about that! I'm going to update the list ASAP. And thanks, Hidden & Dangerous looks like a great addition to the list.
  25. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +50

    Hi again Mr Sith, Just noticed your list still says "Grand Theft Auto (All)" :D

    Errr anyways, What about Driver 1, thats not a bad classic eh?. Driver 3 can be a bit buggy (or laggy) on an average system and not sure about Driver 2 because i've never played it on the PC....But here you go anyways :)

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