Good games available through Steam for a old/shitty computer

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  1. boogaboogabooga

    boogaboogabooga Senior member

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    Can't seem to play anything post-2009. Yeah, it sucks. Anyhoo, browsing that thing is a bitch and I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations.
     


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    Screw Steam. Go retro. Go oldschoooool.
    Age and when you started playing games?
     
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    Ivwri Senior member

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    Since I don't know what kinds of games you like, here are a few of some of the games I really like on Steam. I believe most of these have relatively low overheads in terms of system requirements.

    - SpaceChem (review 1, review 2)

    - Atom Zombie Smasher (review 1, review 2)

    - Portal 2 assuming you don't have it already :) (review 1, review 2)

    - Capsized (review 1, review 2)

    - Frozen Synapse (review 1, review 2)

    - Sanctum (review 1, review 2)

    - Braid (review 1, review 2)

    And just to throw in some really EXCELLENT non-Steam games if you're interested -

    - Solium Infernum (works in single-player, but to REALLY have fun, you need at least two other human opponents, friends preferably (and particularly, friends you will not hate after the game). Amazing turn-based strategy game) play diary LONG read, but worth it for the intrigue, lulz and makes for a great entry into the game, beginner's guide series, review, demo/buy link

    - Immortal Defense (arty tower defense game with abstract graphics set to amazing music with a pretty nice storyline and narrative progression. It's also pay what you want now) review, demo/buy link.
     


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    I would recommend Team Fortress 2, which is now free to play.
     


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    Half-Life and Half-Life 2. Two of the best games ever.
     


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    Old school it!
    Day of the Tentacle
    Monkey Island
    Grim Fandango

    When Lucas Arts was still awesome.
     


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    Neo_Version 7 Senior member

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    Speaking of Lucas Arts, get the Jedi Outcast series.
     


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    blahman Senior member

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    And
    X Wing vs TIE Fighter!
     


  10. boogaboogabooga

    boogaboogabooga Senior member

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    You all all have glorious taste as I think I either have something suggested or have one of many suggestions in case of multiple suggestions. Will do some investigating. Also, I prefer fps or variations of fps, which makes me a philistine in the video game world, but it is what it is. And I'm going through Steam because it's convenient and I prefer it to theft for some odd reason.
     


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    In that case, F.E.A.R if you havent played it already.
    And if you dont mind some seripusly jaggy graphics, play Thief series.
     


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    boogaboogabooga Senior member

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    I think Grim Fandago is the winner, but I'm still checking out tons of other stuff suggested here.
     


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    Kai Senior member

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    Mount and Blade.

    Really fun medieval battle game.
     


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    This time One Million!

    Such a fun game.
     


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    boogaboogabooga Senior member

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    I just dled Terraria. I played it for about 10 minutes and have no idea what the point is. Care to fill me in anyone?
     


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