Great Games That Don't Require Great Hardware?

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Here is a list of great and popular games that don't need great hardware to run. Any games suggested should run on a 2.0ghz 768ram and a geforce 6600.

    7 Kingdoms Conquest

    Advent Rising

    Age of Empires 1 & 2

    Age of Mythology + Titans expansion

    Alien vs. Predator 1 & 2


    America's Army

    American McGee's Alice

    American McGee's Scrapland

    Area 51

    Armed and Dangerous


    Baldur's Gate 1 & 2

    Battlefield 1942

    Battlefield 2 + all expansions

    Battlefield 2142

    Battlestation Midway

    Beyond Divinity

    Beyond Good & Evil

    Black & White

    Blood 1 & 2 + all expansions

    Blood Omen 1 & 2

    Breath Of Fire 1 to IV

    Broken Sword (all)

    Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30

    Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood

    Caesar 1-3

    Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of The Earth

    Call of Duty (all) + all expansions



    Carnivores 1 & 2

    Chaos Legion

    Chessmaster (all)


    CIty of Heroes + all expansions


    Clive Barker's Undying

    Codename Panzers (all)

    Cold War

    Combat Mission (all)

    Command & Conquer (all)

    Commandos (all)

    Colin McRae's Rally (all)

    Counter-Strike & Counter-Strike: Source(w\dx 7 and dx8\8.1 hardware levels)

    Crimson Skies

    Crusader: No Remorse

    Crusader: No Regrets

    Dark Reign (all)


    Dawn of War + all expansions

    Day of Defeat + DoD: Source

    Day of the Tentacle

    Delta Force: Black Hawk Down

    Descent (all)


    Deus Ex 1 & 2

    Devil May Cry 3

    Diablo 1 & 2

    Diner Dash

    Doom 1 & 2

    Doom 3 (only on low settings and with performance tweaks)

    Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

    Driver: Parallel Lines

    Duke Nukem 3D + all expansions

    Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project

    Dune (all)

    Dungeon Keeper (all)

    Dungeon Lords

    Dungeon Siege 1 & 2

    Dynasty Warriors 4 Hyper

    Empire Earth (all)

    Emperor: Rise of the middle kingdom

    Europa Universalis

    Everquest (all)

    Evil Genius

    Fable: The Lost Chapters

    Final Fantasy VII and VIII

    Fahrenheit\Indigo Prophecy

    Fallout 1 & 2

    Fallout: Tactics

    Far Cry


    F.E.A.R. including all expansions (good performance only achieved by forcing DX8 shaders)

    F.I.F.A. (all)

    F.I.F.A. Street (all)


    Freedom Force 1 & 2

    Freespace 1 & 2


    Full Spectrum Warrior

    Full Throttle

    Gabriel Knight (all)

    Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords

    Galactics Civilizations II: Dark Avatar

    Geneforge (all)

    Giants: Citizen Kabuto


    Gothic 1 & 2

    Grand Theft Auto (all)

    Grandia II

    Grim Fandango(my personal fave)

    Ground Control 1 & 2

    GTR (all)

    Guild Wars

    Gun Metal

    Gunroar (get it free at

    Gunz Online

    Half Life + all expansions

    Half Life 2 + all episodes

    Halo 1 & 2

    Hearts of Iron (all)


    Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. 2

    Heroes of Might & Magic(all)

    Hidden and Dangerous

    Hitman (all)


    Homeworld: Cataclysm

    Icewind Dale 1 & 2

    Ironman (2008)

    Imperium Galactica (all)

    Indiana Jones & The Fate of Atlantis


    Kohan (all)

    Legacy of Kain: Defiance

    Lego Star Wars (All)


    Lock-On Air Combat

    Lords of War

    Madden NFL (all)


    Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure

    Marine Sharpshooter 3

    Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

    Master of Magic

    Master of Orion (all)

    Max Payne 1 & 2

    Mechwarrior 4 : Vengeance

    Medal of Honor(all)

    Medieval: Total War (all)

    Metal Gear Solid 1 & 2

    Midnight Club (all)

    Midtown Madness (all)

    Monkey island (all)

    Motocross Madness (all)

    Myst (all)

    NBA Live (all)

    Need for Speed (all)

    Neverwinter Nights + all expansions

    Nexus: The Jupiter Incident

    NHL (all)

    No One Lives Forever 1 & 2


    Oddworld (all)


    Pacific Fighters


    Prince of Persia (all)

    Populous 1 & 2

    Planetscape: Torment

    Pro Evolution Soccer (all)

    Project IGI

    Psi-Ops (all)


    Quake 1-4




    Rainbow Six 1-3 + all expansions

    Red Faction (all)

    Resident Evil (all)


    Rise of Nations + all expansions

    Return to Castle Wolfenstein + Enemy Territory

    Rogue Trooper

    Roller Coaster Tycoon 1 & 2 + all expansions

    Rome: Total War

    Sam & Max (all)


    Savage (Get it free at

    Sea Dogs

    Second Sight

    Septerra Core

    Serious Sam (all)

    Severance: Blade of Darkness

    Shogun: Total War

    Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri

    Sid Meier's Antietam!

    Sid Meier's Civilization series

    Sid Meier's Pirates

    Silent Hill (all)

    Simcity (all)

    Simon the Sorcerer 1 & 2


    Sins of a Solar Empire

    Sniper Elite

    Spider-Man (movie version and comic-based version)

    Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro

    Soldier of Fortune 1 & 2

    Soul Reaver 1 & 2

    Space Empires IV

    Splinter Cell 1 & 2

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

    Starcraft + Brood Wars

    Starsiege Tribes (all)


    Star Wars: Battlefronts

    Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds

    Star Wars: Galaxies(all)

    Star Wars Jedi Knight (all)

    Star Wars: KotOR (all)

    Star Wars: Republic Commando

    Star Wars: Starfighter

    Still Life


    Stronghold: Crusader

    Supreme Commander

    S.W.A.T. (all)

    Syberia 1 & 2

    System Shock 1 & 2

    Team Fortess Classic

    Test Drive 6

    The Chronicles of R

  • 4 years ago

    You can try setting the amount of memory that your graphics chip uses by going into the bios and setting the amount of video memory to 256MB; if this is allowed for your machine. If your laptop is a celeron or a sempron then I am afraid that it will run slowly because of the amount of cache available to the chip. If you must play graphically demanding games on a laptop then I`m afraid you must spend at least £600 or more on a decent machine. Alienware make good gaming laptops and so do rock, and Dell make a good one too. But they are very pricey. Playing games on a dedicated desktop is the best way to enjoy games on a computer. You can build a decent gaming base-unit from as little as £300.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well if you were thinking of on-line there are RPG's like Dragon Fable or Runescape. If you are thinking of say CD games then don't get anything after 2005 or so. I have bought so may good games like Spider man 3 but they have not worked.

    The ones that usually always work are the older sims.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago


    I easily got for free Broken Sword Return of the Templars here:

    no surveys, no scams, just the full game!

    The story is based on the ancient order of Templar Knights and their dark secrets.

    Give it a try.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Browser base games are the best for what you looking for. You've got to check these selected games at the source below.

  • 1 decade ago

    Unreal tournament

    UT 2004

    Deer hunter 2005

    Grim Fandango

    Far cry


    Empire earth

    Second sight

    Counter strike series

  • 1 decade ago

    Freedom fighters,project igi,desert storm,warcraft,age of empires2,max payne1 and 2,fifa2004,counter strike,ea sports cricket2007,nfs hot pursuit,and Lot of them...!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    define 'great' first

    Starcraft is still pretty popular

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