good games with low requirements

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#1 Posted by ag3ntz3rox0x (1534 posts) -
my pc sucks for gaming but i still play games like rome total war on high. can anyone recomend any games that arnt demanding on there requirements?
#2 Posted by biggest_loser (23981 posts) -

All the Thief games.

Max Payne

COD 1+2 (not sure if you can play the 4th game).

Half-Life 2 (Vanilla).

#3 Posted by ag3ntz3rox0x (1534 posts) -
yah ok ill try the thief games. i might invest in a 8800 gt but im not to sure yet
#4 Posted by F1_2004 (8009 posts) -
Dawn of War + expansions. They're excellent, very current (unlike the old-timers listed in the posts above), and the graphics look pretty OK yet not demanding.
#5 Posted by biggest_loser (23981 posts) -

yah ok ill try the thief games. i might invest in a 8800 gt but im not to sure yetag3ntz3rox0x

Excellent: Start with Thief: Gold. Thats the first game (the dark project) but with three extra missions.

#6 Posted by drumbreak1 (1316 posts) -

The Orange box, only 1.7ghz processor,speed and .5mb ram min req, thatll keep you occupied for a well long time, also counter strike, and the battlefield series

#7 Posted by ag3ntz3rox0x (1534 posts) -

Dawn of War + expansions. They're excellent, very current (unlike the old-timers listed in the posts above), and the graphics look pretty OK yet not demanding.F1_2004

im in love with rts games,. but i downloaded the demo of the dawn of war and i couldnt run it on high. will it nullify my experiance do you think?

#8 Posted by biggest_loser (23981 posts) -

The Orange box, only 1.7ghz processor,speed and .5mb ram min req, thatll keep you occupied for a well long time, also counter strike, and the battlefield series

drumbreak1

Episode 2 is a lot more demanding than vanilla HL2 and EP1 - particularly the forest stage.

#9 Posted by shalashaska88 (3087 posts) -
[QUOTE="drumbreak1"]

The Orange box, only 1.7ghz processor,speed and .5mb ram min req, thatll keep you occupied for a well long time, also counter strike, and the battlefield series

biggest_loser

Episode 2 is a lot more demanding than vanilla HL2 and EP1 - particularly the forest stage.

But Portal isn't that demanding, and it's one of those games that I'd reccomend to anyone. Short, but sweet. And hilarious.

#10 Posted by biggest_loser (23981 posts) -
[QUOTE="biggest_loser"][QUOTE="drumbreak1"]

The Orange box, only 1.7ghz processor,speed and .5mb ram min req, thatll keep you occupied for a well long time, also counter strike, and the battlefield series

shalashaska88

Episode 2 is a lot more demanding than vanilla HL2 and EP1 - particularly the forest stage.

But Portal isn't that demanding, and it's one of those games that I'd reccomend to anyone. Short, but sweet. And hilarious.

Yes agreed.

#11 Posted by zebruter (182 posts) -

im in love with rts games,. but i downloaded the demo of the dawn of war and i couldnt run it on high. will it nullify my experiance do you think?

ag3ntz3rox0x

good RTS games with low requirements include age of mythology, age of empires II, warcraft III, and rise of nations (maybe the highest req's of the four). other great non-RTS games include the no one lives forever series, KotoR, half-life (the original), deus ex, and mafia.

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#12 Posted by Evz0rz (4624 posts) -
No One Lives Forever 1 & 2...amazing shooters
#14 Posted by Evz0rz (4624 posts) -

People, why my command and conquer 3: tiverium war run so slow on my PC. i dont know much of pc so dont go hard on me i have a PC with AMD turion64 x2 and nvidia GeForce 7000m and is vista it have 2gb of RAM, plz help me tell me if i can make it run better... tnx

Darkensei

you have integrated graphics...is it a laptop?

#15 Posted by Termite551 (1125 posts) -
Crysis. Hehe just kidding. Anyway I dunno try Age of Mythology that's an oldie but a goodie
#16 Posted by gm84 (350 posts) -
Painkiller, Call of Cthulu Dark Corners of the Earth, Age of Mythology, Sims, NFS Most Wanted, Quake 3 Arena, Half Life 2, Indigo Prophecy, Orange Box, Baldurs Gate
#17 Posted by Doom_HellKnight (12187 posts) -
Call of Duty and Half-Life 1 are amazing games, that required just about nothing to get running. Half-Life 2 is brilliant, and is surprisingly undemanding when it comes to system requirements too.
#18 Posted by nightharvest (1786 posts) -

Darwinia.

8)

#19 Posted by kozzy1234 (35125 posts) -

Neverwinter Nights #1

Dune2

Fallout 1 and 2

Counterstrike Source

Deus Ex

Half Life 1

Warcraft 2

Ultima Online

#20 Posted by chandu83 (5185 posts) -
I am surprised no one mentioned Deus Ex. Ok here is my list:

Deus Ex

No One Lives Forever 1 & 2

Half-Life

Age of Empires 1 & 2

Diablo series

Warcraft

Commandos series

Desperados

Robin Hood Legend of Sherwood

Neverwinter Nights

Half-Life Blue Shift & Opposing Force

Max Payne

If you get these games, they will keep you occupied for a long time.

#21 Posted by mfsa (3328 posts) -

FPS

Doom collector's edition

Quake 2

Quake 3 (if you like deathmatch with bots)

Aliens vs Predator

System Shock 2

Half Life

No One Lives Forever 1 + 2

Deus Ex

Rogue Spear

RTS

Dawn of War

StarCraft

Age of Empires 2

Medieval Total War

Command and Conquer The First Decade (C&C Generals won't run so well, but that's no great loss)

RPG

Fallout 1 + 2

Baldur's Gate 1 + 2

Planescape Torment

Adventure

Broken Sword 1 + 2

Myst

Riven

Grim Fandango

Everything with Monkey Island in the title

Sam and Max Hit the Road

Sam and Max Season 1 (might not run, but I think it should)

The rest

Sim City 2000

Alpha Centauri

Grand Theft Auto 1,2, 3 and Vice City

Worms Armageddon (if you have a friend to play with)

Max Payne

Only Vice City, Dawn of War and Sam and Max season 1 are more recent than 2003, so you should be able to run just about everything here quite comfortably - and many of these games are amongst the greatest games of all time.

#23 Posted by Gammet25 (1064 posts) -

Im really surprised nobody mentioned Starcraft. Although its really old its still a blast to play, just go ask the koreans. Warcraft would be nice as theres so much custom maps you can play like dota and footmen. Theres also:

Call of Duty 1-3

Maybe halo

Fear 1

Half Life 2-ep 1

Counterstrike Source or 1.6

The sims even though i dont like it

Age of Empires 1-2 maybe 3 if you're lucky

#24 Posted by thusaha (14495 posts) -

World of Goo.

#25 Posted by harperseth (730 posts) -

Diablo 2, warcraft 3, starcraft

#26 Posted by aura_enchanted (7942 posts) -

elder scrolls 2

serious sam: the second encounter

painkiller

warcraft 2: battle.net/non B-net edition

starcraft

command and conquer red alert 3

age of empires 3

C&C: generals

cs:source meybe

guild wars

mechwarrior 4

battlefield 2142

fate

myth franchise

just cause

elder scrolls 3: morrowind

final fantasy 11

ghost recon classic

team fortress classic

marathon

shogo: M.A.D.

lord of the realms 3

kotor 1 & 2

the path

doom 3

you might be able to run:

mercenaries 2

f.e.a.r.

your actually not in that bad of a spot its your cpu thats the issue

for mercs 2 you need a 2.2Ghz cpu or better so you could do it with a little slowdown

and f.e.a.r. is 2.3 i believe

#27 Posted by aura_enchanted (7942 posts) -

i forgot a few:

diablo 2

mercenaries 1

medival 2: total war

empire earth 3

gta3

need for speed: hot pursuit 1 & 2

need for speed: most wanted

alien shooter: vengance

#28 Posted by dforeigner (144 posts) -
medal of honor allied assault + expansions (after a few years, I can still play these games and have fun) COD 1 + 2 Worms (any) NFS underground 2
#29 Posted by FossilSniper (52 posts) -
my pc sucks for gaming but i still play games like rome total war on high. can anyone recomend any games that arnt demanding on there requirements?ag3ntz3rox0x
Starcraft and it's expansion for RTS...Counter Strike Source for FPS. Diablo II and Diablo II LOD for online Action RPG.
#30 Posted by tml777 (11 posts) -
Red Alert 3 might be a bit of a pusher. How about Mass Effect and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare? Even if your computer is a bit below minimum requirement, you should be able to run just fine at a lower resolution Low-Medium settings. As for Crysis, at high settings it demands a lot but suprisingly at low settings it's quite the light game and wont require a LOT.
#31 Posted by rahul_rul210 (995 posts) -

All the Thief games.

Max Payne

COD 1+2 (not sure if you can play the 4th game).

Half-Life 2 (Vanilla).

biggest_loser
i am considering buying thief and on the steam store it wont work on a laptop is that true?
#32 Posted by ihgyf (3 posts) -
try assault cube good games with low req xD....
#33 Posted by ArchonOver (1103 posts) -

Age of Empires

Rise of Nations

Fallout 1/2

Diablo

Starcraft 1

Torchlight

Trine (maybe, check up on this one)

Civlization 1-3

#34 Posted by succulent_toes (680 posts) -

tf2.

#35 Posted by ChiliDragon (8557 posts) -
my pc sucks for gaming but i still play games like rome total war on high. can anyone recomend any games that arnt demanding on there requirements?ag3ntz3rox0x
First Starcraft, and the Warcraft games. Heroes of Might and Magic as well. Oh, and Torchlight has low requirements as well.
#36 Posted by noctilucus (191 posts) -

RTS: definitely Rise of Nations. Age of Empires II or III is also nice, I even liked those better than Age of Mythology.

TBS: Alpha Centauri; Galactic Civilizations II if you're into that kind of game (i.e. the setting is in space); Armageddon Empires for something quite different

FPS: Unreal Tournament, perhaps UT 2004 if you meet the system requirements

If you're in doubt, Gamespot and/or the developer's site typically list the minimum requirements. I use this all the time, seeing that I play on a laptop with integrated video card :p

#37 Posted by Vesica_Prime (7062 posts) -

Torchlight runs wonders on extremely old PCs and it's system requirements are ridiculously low.

#38 Posted by slankzor (1 posts) -
BF1 + BF2 i played those on mah laptop NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 so trust me better than that ur good to go :P
#39 Posted by CaptainAhab13 (5121 posts) -

Darwinia.

8)

nightharvest
This. Solid sleeper hit.
#40 Posted by hotcoolrajat (1 posts) -
can i play stubbs the zombie in my computer.my computer have 1.90 ghz,512ram,sevice pack 3 and Windows xp home edition and intel graphic device
#41 Posted by ChiliDragon (8557 posts) -
I think this thread has been bumped a little too many times... time to close it.