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. aaronb1232

    aaronb1232 TS Rookie Posts: 18

    Audiosurf should definitely not be missed. You're actually using your own mp3's to generate levels. How sweet is that.

    I believe there's a demo out for that if you're interested.
  2. InsaneVr6

    InsaneVr6 TS Booster Posts: 221

    What about Little Fighter/Little Fighter 2/Little Fighter 2.5?

    or The Dig?
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

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

    Thanks for the contributions, list updated. :)

    @InsaneVr6, The Dig is already on the list. I added Little Fighter though.
  4. gexob

    gexob TS Rookie

    Freedom Fighters - great game. Very tactical
  5. Katmaster

    Katmaster TS Rookie

    very helpful, as im looking for games to play on my low end pc :)
  6. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    Well, I don't know, AudioSurf is almost Unplayable on my 1.5GHZ processor, but it could be the fact that it's an old Socket A Sempron, so I don't know about a 1.5GhZ P4...
  7. shoot4thrill

    shoot4thrill TS Rookie Posts: 38

    Soldier of Fortune 2 Gold is defidently worth a look. You can run it with a standard intel graphics card just fine. I used to run this game on the first computer I ever had which was a crappy eMachine.
  8. nanaki2007

    nanaki2007 TS Rookie Posts: 23

    no baldur's gate? seriously. classics
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

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

    Baldur's Gate is already on the list.
  10. sammichael

    sammichael TS Rookie

    Whats the minimum specs for these games?
  11. Rage_3K_Moiz

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

    The first page lists the minimum specs all the games run on. So if your system is below that level, it may not allow you to play some of the games. Almost all of them should run on such a system though, especially since the original minimum specs were a Pentium III CPU with a GeForce MX440, and most of the game additions were made keeping these specs in mind. I revised the minimum specs somewhere around the start of the year, if I remember right.
  12. Frankie MS3

    Frankie MS3 TS Rookie

    project 64-Paper Mario
    Legend of zelda
  13. GoSoft

    GoSoft TS Rookie

    thanks for the list i intend to run the low spec games.
  14. poteljito

    poteljito TS Rookie Posts: 39

    You should add Syberia.
  15. electromagnetic

    electromagnetic TS Booster Posts: 208

    Crysis on a PCI card.
  16. wulfanger

    wulfanger TS Rookie

    Geometry wars & world of goo
    are both great games that will run on low end systems
  17. InsaneVr6

    InsaneVr6 TS Booster Posts: 221

    Just something I noticed to update the list. I noticed that the Call of Duty game is listed as 'all'. I would say that COD 2 maybe 3 can run on lower hardware. 4-5 definately need some power.
  18. Rage_3K_Moiz

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

    Not really. The newer games run very well on old hardware too. There are lots of videos on YouTube of CoD4 running on a 6200, and CoD:WaW shares the same engine.
  19. Incogneato78

    Incogneato78 TS Rookie

    Rome: Total War

    Medieval: 2
  20. Richardw9

    Richardw9 TS Rookie Posts: 127

    i have that on ps 1
  21. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,106

    Some benchmarks i did

    System specs is present. Also to note, both games running on stock settings with my gpu at 567 core/333 memory.

    COD 4

    Settings i am running it on, Results , average around 12-30fps.
    Sorry about the colors, they look a bit wash out, i have to upped the settings next time, and make sure i put on aa gamma correction.

    1280x1024 normal to high settings, glow on, lights on low, no AA, no AF at the moment.


    Crysis Warhead at 1280x1024, all mainstream to low settings,Works perfect, 14-24fps. Hardly drops below 14, only at the beginning part. That part is very demanding.

    (RESIZE TO 1024X640)

  22. Rage_3K_Moiz

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

    The CoD4 engine is an excellent one, you can get great performance on old cards too. But I still refuse to believe Crysis or Warhead can be run, and they will stay off the list until I get definitive proof of them running smoothly enough.
  23. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +208

    Not really a big fan of it myself..


    Tomb raider underworld maybe wont work on those specs :)
  24. Rage_3K_Moiz

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

    It will actually, it just won't look very pretty.
  25. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +208

    geez.. I ran tru on a pent 4 2.66 with 1 gb of ram and a geforce 7600.. even on super super low graphics it was a slideshow.. im talking 480x600 here..low quality everything.

    Seemed to become playable after the first fire covered level had finished !

    Wish id found that oldblivion link a few years ago! nice!

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