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Pc games for low-end Systems?

Post by Friki » Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:54 am

Hey all,
any suggestions on PC Games that will run smooth on a low-end PC (surface pro 2)?

Avoid FPS and mmorpgs.

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Post by Blackhawk » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:00 am

Friki wrote:Hey all,
any suggestions on PC Games that will run smooth on a low-end PC (surface pro 2)?

Avoid FPS and mmorpgs.
If you're willing to play older games, then yeah - we'll have hundreds of suggestions. Give us a better idea of your likes, dislikes, and what you've played.
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Post by LawBeefaroni » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:44 am

Tower defense games aplenty.



Some I've been playing on the notebook:
Highrise Heroes
Fallout Shelter
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Re: Pc games for low-end Systems?

Post by Friki » Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:37 am

Blackhawk wrote:
Friki wrote:Hey all,
any suggestions on PC Games that will run smooth on a low-end PC (surface pro 2)?

Avoid FPS and mmorpgs.
If you're willing to play older games, then yeah - we'll have hundreds of suggestions. Give us a better idea of your likes, dislikes, and what you've played.
I liked a lot Diablo 2, i played hundred times. I have Diablo 3, i finished it once, i never touch it again.
I LOVE isometric perspective games. Strategy and point and click.

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Re: Pc games for low-end Systems?

Post by Friki » Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:39 am

LawBeefaroni wrote:Tower defense games aplenty.



Some I've been playing on the notebook:
Highrise Heroes
Fallout Shelter

Fallout Shelter seems interesting, i might give it a try.

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Re: Pc games for low-end Systems?

Post by Smoove_B » Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:53 am

Friki wrote:I LOVE isometric perspective games. Strategy and point and click.
They always go on sale, so add Jagged Alliance and Jagged Alliance 2 to your list if you haven't played them already. The formula has been attempted numerous times, but I've yet to play any version of the game that comes close to the originals.

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Post by Blackhawk » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:17 pm

Friki wrote:
Blackhawk wrote:
Friki wrote:Hey all,
any suggestions on PC Games that will run smooth on a low-end PC (surface pro 2)?

Avoid FPS and mmorpgs.
If you're willing to play older games, then yeah - we'll have hundreds of suggestions. Give us a better idea of your likes, dislikes, and what you've played.
I liked a lot Diablo 2, i played hundred times. I have Diablo 3, i finished it once, i never touch it again.
I LOVE isometric perspective games. Strategy and point and click.
Titan Quest and the Immortal Throne expansion
Torchlight 1 & 2
The rereleases of the Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale titles
Civilization IV
Evil Genius
Fallout Tactics
Rome: Total War
Shadowrun Returns, Dragonfall, and Hong Kong.
X-Com: Enemy Within/Unknown

Of course, you still need to check the specs on some of them and compare them to your actual set-up. Most (I believe all) are available on GoG.com or Steam.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:57 pm

Do you like old adventure games?
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Post by Archinerd » Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:14 pm

Invisible Inc.

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Re: Pc games for low-end Systems?

Post by LordMortis » Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:28 pm

Archinerd wrote:Invisible Inc.
Don't Starve.


I'm also think shop on GOG.


Up until very recently just about every game I bought or downloaded played already on a low end machine. I was pretty happy, right up until Clockwork Empires took an update that wouldn't work with my video card. It was all downhill from there.

Also loved Torchlight II for a good long time. Easily the best "Diablo II Clone" I've played.

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Re: Pc games for low-end Systems?

Post by Madmarcus » Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:27 pm

I'm using a Surface Pro 3 and can recomend some games.

Civ IV and various mods
Warlock
FM 2014
Eastside Hockey Manager
Crusader Kings 2
All the AGEOD games from the recent bundle
Wargame Air Land Battle
Shadowrun Dragonfall
Battle Brothers
BG2EE
Blackguards 1 and 2
Pillars of Eternity
Dominions 4

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Re: Pc games for low-end Systems?

Post by Friki » Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:46 am

Amazing suggestions, thanks a lot!
I will make a list an create poll later !

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Re: Pc games for low-end Systems?

Post by Blackhawk » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:26 pm

You mentioned loving Diablo. I know I mentioned Titan Quest earlier, but a new version was just released today (Titan Quest Anniversary Edition) that updates all sorts of stuff and includes the expansion. It is currently on sale for $5 in celebration on Steam.
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Re: Pc games for low-end Systems?

Post by Friki » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:35 am

Blackhawk wrote:You mentioned loving Diablo. I know I mentioned Titan Quest earlier, but a new version was just released today (Titan Quest Anniversary Edition) that updates all sorts of stuff and includes the expansion. It is currently on sale for $5 in celebration on Steam.
Thats great, i played TQ back in 2006 or so and is great game. Looking forward for the Anni edition.

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