Great games that don't need great hardware to run

By Rage_3K_Moiz ยท 449 replies
Aug 23, 2006
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  1. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    Yes, that will be problematic. Hope you get it fixed.
  2. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    Glad to see you got Riddick EFBB on there, THE most underrated game of all time imo.
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 5,443   +38

    Agreed. The Longest Journey, Grim Fandango and a couple of other games also fall in that category IMO.
  4. snacks

    snacks TS Enthusiast Posts: 147

    Underrated means it got lower scores than it deserved, you're probably thinking of something more like under appreciated.
  5. larryiam

    larryiam TS Rookie Posts: 476

  6. flashn00b

    flashn00b TS Rookie

    what about gunbound, mabinogi and maplestory?
  7. Quickshot

    Quickshot TS Rookie Posts: 26

    I would add Operation Flashpoint to the list
  8. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    You should add the Exile/Avernum/Geneforge games to that list. Great little RPGs if you don't care too much about high-end graphics.

    I also don't see Elder Scrolls III: Daggerfall on there, even though you have both Arena and Morrowind.
  9. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    And how did I miss the Ultima series?

    One of the longest-running and most amazing RPG series of all time!

    Ultima I
    Ultima II: Revenge of the Enchantress
    Ultima III: Exodus
    Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
    Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny
    Ultima VI: The False Prophet
    Ultima VII: The Black Gate + Forge of Virtue
    Ultima VII: The Serpent Isle + The Silver Seed
    Ultima VIII: Pagan
    Ultima IX: Ascension
    Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss
    Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds

    I personally suggest Ultima 6 and 7 for anyone who is a fan of story-rich RPGs, and Ultima 4/5 for a very unique style of game.

    You can pick up Ultimas 1 through 8 on a single CD via the Ultima Collection.
  10. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    Hehe, it was Elder Scrolls II, not III. ;)
  11. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    Whoops, typo

    Daggerfall and Ultima VII were both eye-opening experiences for me.
  12. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    right, I'm checking out Ultima right now. I actually never knew about it.
  13. Falco75

    Falco75 TS Rookie

    Civilization! The first 2 (some say are the best) could practically run on a toaster, with 3 and 4 not being very steep at all.
  14. Lou3

    Lou3 TS Enthusiast Posts: 67

    What an awesome thread! Now I'm not in such a hurry to upgrade my system. I haven't played a lot of the games on the list, but I should before running to upgrade.

    Might I add Pop the Balloon Dog?
    Just kidding - but, hey, my wife likes it.
  15. RockmasteR

    RockmasteR TS Rookie

    Cold Fear is a great game with great graphics and it works onsome old PCs, I think it must be added to the list
  16. jonnymoon

    jonnymoon TS Rookie

    thanks for the list =)
  17. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 5,443   +38

    Hey guys, thanks for the fantastic contributions. I've finally updated the list, thanks to some tweaks made by Mr. Julio.

    Enjoy and keep them coming! :)
  18. Jager

    Jager TS Rookie

    Battlefield Vietnam... really great game... nothing truly beats flying a Huey and having Music from the chopper sound out over the battle field, while your gunnies fire like madmen :p
  19. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 729

    Speedy Egbert is a great side-scrolling game, and it will run on a pentium 3.
  20. kyleman

    kyleman TS Rookie Posts: 91

    definately add combat arms
    i can run it on my 1.9ghz pentium 4, geforce 2 mx400 with 512mb RAM
    you can download it free from nexon..give google a shot.
    great fun, sort of like cs (multiplayer based) but its free
    heaps of servers 24/7 modable guns etc.
    hours on that one
  21. gwapitaz

    gwapitaz TS Rookie

    **** RPG Games ****

    -(Bioware/Black Isle Games)
    -Fallout 2
    -Baldur's Gate Original Saga + Tales of the Sword Coast Expansion
    -Planescape Torment
    -Icewind Dale
    -Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter
    -Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn + Throne of Bhaal Expansion
    -Icewind Dale 2
    -("So Slow")Neverwinter Nights + Shadows of the Undertine + Hordes of the Undertine

    -(Bethesda Softworks)
    -The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind + Tribunal and Bloodmoon Expansions

    -Diablo 2 + Lord of Destruction Expansion
    -Final Fantasy III,VII,VIII,IX (ePSXe)
    -Final Fantasy Tactics (ePSXe)
    -Valkyrie Profile (ePSXe)
    -Grandia II
    -Blade and Sword
    -Ultima Series
    -Wizardry 8
    -Might and Magic VIII,IX
    -Secret of Mana (ZSNES)
    -Secret of Mana 2 (ZSNES)
    -Breath of Fire I,II,III,IV (GBA,ePSXe)
    -Fire Emblem (GBA)
    -Legend of Mana (ePSXe)

    **** Strategy Games ****

    -Warcraft III Reign of Chaos + The Frozen Throne
    -Starcraft: Broadwar
    -Age of Empires II
    -Battle Realms
    -Disciples II Gold Edition
    -Heroes of Might and Magic III
    -Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War(32mb vram required i use 3d analyzer to force my video T&L)
    -Civilization III
    -Zeus: Master of Olympus
    -Simcity 3000
    -Empire Earth
    -Rise of Nation Gold Edition
    -Warlords Battlecry III
    -Dune 2000
    -Worms: Armageddon
    -Total Annihilation + Expansions
    -Red Alert 2

    **** Action/Adventure/3rd person shooter *****

    -Grim Fandango
    -Monkey Island 1 & 2
    -Curse of Monkey Island
    -Thief 2: Metal Age
    -Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within
    -Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
    -Chaos Legion
    -Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 1 & 2
    -Max Payne 1 & 2
    -Deus Ex, Deus Ex GOTY

    **** FPS ****

    -Counter Strike 1.6
    -Half Life 1
    -Quake II
    -Quake III Arena
    -Unreal Tournament GOTY
    -Unreal Tournament 2003
    -Clive Barker's Undying
    -Return to the Castle Wolfenstein
    -system Shock 2
    -Mechwarrior 4: Vengeance
    -Doom 2
    -No one lives forever

    **** Racing ****

    -Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
    -NFS: Porsche Unleased
    -EA Superbike 2001
    -Midnight Club 1 & 2
    -Trackmania Sunrise Extreme

    **** Emulation ****

    ~~ePSXe(PS1 Emulator)~~
    -Tekken 3
    -Soul Blade
    -Soul Calibur
    -Parasite Eve 1 & 2
    -Tomb Raider I, II, III, IV, V
    -Valkyrie Profile
    -Crash Bandicoot 1, 2, 3
    -Colin Mcrae 2
    -Castlevania: Symphony of the Nights
    -Harvest Moon
    -Digimon World
    -Legend of Dragoon
    -Legend of Mana
    -Residen Evil 1,2,3

    -many to mention just google roms (,,etc,etc.)

    And many more games released below 2003...

    All Running on a crappy Pentium III 800Mhz,256mb Ram,Riva TNT 16mb Videoram,40gb HDD,Windows XP SP2
  22. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 5,443   +38

    Good additions, but please do look at the list itself since a large majority of the games you've posted are already on the list.

    Thanks for the other contributions though. :)
  23. Residenthalo

    Residenthalo TS Rookie

    Wouldn't Runescape go on the list :)
  24. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    Do you not realize that it says "Great games", not "Barley moderate, killed through cheating games?"

    Nah, just kidding, but I think we're aiming more toward games you install and play, not online flash games.
  25. Kastan

    Kastan TS Rookie

    World of Goo - Its a really great game and kind of new. Check out if you like awesome 2d games.
    Freedom Fighters - 3rd person shooter
    Tactical Ops - First one is great, based on UT (99) engine. Like CS.,
    Audiosurf - Ride your music.. hard to describe.
    Scarface: World is Yours

    Actually that system you listed can run lots of games, but the thing is if you want to run it on high or low/barely running mode.

    ill check over my game collection and add more

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