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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. milespower

    milespower TS Member Posts: 33

    you're welcome

    well damn that's very good for a Williamette :p That's half-way to risk running on a P3 (well the 512KB Tualatin variant might be possible then :p I've seen that processor smoke 1.8 Ghz P4's back in the day...)
  2. Havingphun

    Havingphun TS Enthusiast Posts: 84

  3. AqworldThunder

    AqworldThunder TS Rookie

  4. jammie mann

    jammie mann TS Rookie

    Probly the best little game aroudn today is the binding of isaac, I have so many hours on that n I have a half decent machine lol
  5. In10s

    In10s TS Member Posts: 47

    MTX Mototrax
    Max Payne 1&2
    Noferatu The Wrath of Malachi
    Penumbra Series
    Sumotori (not sure cause its kinda laggy to me)
    Throne of Darkness
    Super Meat Boy
    Amnesia The Dark Descent
  6. TheDreams

    TheDreams TS Addict Posts: 628   +68

    Actually PlanetSide and Amnesia: The Dark Descent have some pretty big requirements for your system, amnesia runs pretty smooth on most computers but I would not recommend a laptop to run it, most of them unless its designed for gaming, it gets choppy and lags about every 10 minutes for a while. Also I would NOT run PlanetSide on any computer that isn't pretty nice/designed for gaming because games like PlanetSide and planetside2 take up lots of ram and can slow down your computer quite a lot, but if you do play it I recommend you use Low graphics quality for it. Another game that doesn't require a good System would be League of Legends. But make sure you get an FPS of around 20-60 because otherwise you will lag and probably die. Hope this helped :)
  7. TheDreams

    TheDreams TS Addict Posts: 628   +68

    Actually Amnesia: The Dark Descent doesn't have big requirements as I mistakenly posted in my last comment, but I would recommend a good computer for maximum game play quality.
  8. Sunaru

    Sunaru TS Enthusiast Posts: 56   +10

    A game that I think is supposed to be able to play on old computers is Ace of Spades. I found this game a long while ago when I was looking for a free alternative for Minecraft. While I was doing this search, I also was trying to find a game that would run on my old computer that has a SiS graphics card. Thanks to this article, I found AoS, and ever since, I've spent a lot of time playing this game.

    "Ace of Spades is a completely free game that is best described as a mixture of Minecraft, Team Fortress 2 and Call of Duty." - Squidoo
  9. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 1,525   +514

    How about Strike Commander, Privateer, and Privateer II
  10. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 539   +164

    I game on my old Precision workstation 670 all the time, though its not really to much of a slouch, I find that all of Valves games work very well on the system, it can even manage BC2, and I decided to try BF3 on it later this week. It amazes me what this computer almost straight out of 2005 can still do, only upgrade I have done is add a 1tb HDD in it and upgraded the graphics back in 2009 to a 9800gt.
  11. Rage_3K_Moiz

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

    The Precision series are Dell's premier high-end workstation series, after all.
  12. ETF Soldier

    ETF Soldier TS Evangelist Posts: 438   +112

    It's a shame how many great games there are here - try playing any of these on a computer WITH great hardware and they just stop.
  13. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 539   +164

    yeah but we are talking 8 years old now, it was able to keep up in the benchmarks till like 2008-2009, but once the core I series got into mianstream no way. Still amazed at what it can do, maybe I am more amazed at how little PC gaming has changed in the last couple years, I basically owe thanks to the consoles for making it so I don't have to buy a new computer till at least the end of this year.
  14. ChammA

    ChammA TS Rookie

    Have anyone ever played WWF - Wrestlemania with 8 Characters ?

    I still play it sometimes. Super fun for all time !
  15. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Posts: 544   +21

    There are loads of Indie games that are good and fun time killers...it's worth looking for the indie games on steam and then also most games on Desura ;)
  16. paul jose

    paul jose Banned

    There is a list of games that don't need ultimate Hardware to run:-
    Warcraft III
    Red Alert 2
    Darklands (1988? - brilliant Microprose RPG)
    Amiga Emulator for The Settlers, Speedball II (original sooo much better than remake etc etc etc)
    MAME Arcade emulator
    Vice City
    Half-Life 2
    Carmageddon I / II
    X-COM series
    Bloodrayne I / II
    The Secret of Monkey Island
  17. RedGamer

    RedGamer TS Rookie

    Thanks for the link, I found it really helpful in my search since I love Minecraft style games. Just an update for everyone that Ace of Spades has an official Steam release now but you can still play the original game (for free) on buildandshoot.com (I much prefer the original).

    I also noticed the article you link to has links pointing this to page with over 50 games like minecraft most of which also have low requirements which I recommend gamers check out if they like the building style of gameplay.
  18. xaiya

    xaiya TS Rookie

    What what whaaaat....
    this list needs a few more added here

    The Settlers II & V
    GTA London 1969
    Dark Reign
  19. ZBestGamor

    ZBestGamor TS Rookie Posts: 33

    Spelunky and Binding of Isaac, I've spent 400 h in them EACH, very hard and adicting.
  20. KillenNinjasHD

    KillenNinjasHD TS Rookie Posts: 25

    Can My computer like max out all these games?

    Cpu Pentium Dual Core 2.6
    Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce 8400 gs
    Ram: 6 GB
    Display 1600 x 900
    Windows 7 Ultimate
  21. Rage_3K_Moiz

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

    I'm pretty sure it will do that on most, if not all, of them.
  22. KillenNinjasHD

    KillenNinjasHD TS Rookie Posts: 25

    Allright thanks man ill try some out sense I do have a bunch of those

    What are you talking about when you say Xcom all of them? my comp cant run Declassified or enemy within or enemy unknown
  23. hopgop1

    hopgop1 TS Booster Posts: 167   +34

    The Ship, Papers Please, re-Volt (download- it's abandon ware so it's free)
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 20, 2013
  24. Subodh

    Subodh TS Rookie

    IGI, need for speed most wanted, nfs underground, ea sports cricket, max payne (1), GTA's san andreas, vice city; total overdose, winning eleven 9, Ubisoft's assasin creed 1,2,3, Prince of Persia etc and many more hell out of it that run on my intel core i3 cpu and these run pretty fine on core 2 duo and I saw some p4 as well.
  25. KillenNinjasHD

    KillenNinjasHD TS Rookie Posts: 25

    You forgot a game called "Little Inferno" on my laptop 1.4 cpu + Radeon 7800 HD mobile it runs like a boss...but the graphics dont matter in this game it runs on a Geforce 210

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