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Looking for decent games to play on my very old PC

#1Sedg87Posted 3/8/2014 1:20:57 PM
Hey guys. I've been wanting to play some more PC games lately and I've completed everything in my incredibly small collection (Far Cry, Warcraft 3, Half Life 2 and Black and White 2). So I'm pretty much looking for some recommendations that will run on my rusty, ancient PC. Specs blow:

1gb 8800GT
Quadcore Q6600 @ 2.4ghz
4 Gb of ram (Not sure on speed or other info)
Win XP

I've downloaded Broken Sword 2 remaster from gog.com and I've also tried the Civ 5 demo from Steam which ran well on my PC, so I'll probably buy that if I can find it at a decent price.

I'm open to any genre of game, but I do really enjoy things like Civ and Age of Empires. Anything like that would be fantastic.

Thank you.
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#2Dirk85UKPosted 3/8/2014 1:39:50 PM
Have you tried starcraft 2 yet? I highly recommend it and it should run with your specs.
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#3Sedg87(Topic Creator)Posted 3/8/2014 1:50:15 PM
I'm a big fan of Blizzard's games, but Starcraft is a series I've never actually played. I'll go ahead and download the 'starter edition' and see how it plays.

Thank you, Dirk.
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#4MaDHatPosted 3/8/2014 1:59:37 PM
The answer is Diablo 2.
#5JKatarnPosted 3/8/2014 2:01:03 PM(edited)
When I heard "very old PC" I was picturing something like a P4, an Athlon X2 or 64 or something - your PC actually isn't that bad - and even with that card you should be able to play most newer games, you'll have to notch the settings down true, but you'll still be able to play them. Throwing a $100-140 video card into that machine (and maybe some more RAM) will do wonders for its gaming capabilities. Also - unless you have some really pressing reason (business critical application etc.) to still be using XP I would update to Windows 7 ASAP as Microsoft will very soon be ending security support for XP (which is understandable as the OS is over a decade old).
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#6samuraigaidenPosted 3/8/2014 2:04:46 PM
Gog.com is having a sale right now. How about Stronghold HD? Or Evil Genius?
#7Mr kittyPosted 3/8/2014 3:13:49 PM
Angry Bird should play fine.
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#8TheWayOfTheGunPosted 3/8/2014 3:15:05 PM
Grim Fandango
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#9Sedg87(Topic Creator)Posted 3/8/2014 3:23:08 PM
JKatarn posted...
When I heard "very old PC" I was picturing something like a P4, an Athlon X2 or 64 or something - your PC actually isn't that bad - and even with that card you should be able to play most newer games, you'll have to notch the settings down true, but you'll still be able to play them. Throwing a $100-140 video card into that machine (and maybe some more RAM) will do wonders for its gaming capabilities. Also - unless you have some really pressing reason (business critical application etc.) to still be using XP I would update to Windows 7 ASAP as Microsoft will very soon be ending security support for XP (which is understandable as the OS is over a decade old).


Would it actually be worth it though or would building a completely new PC be better? I mean, I've been saving for a new one anyway and I have just under 600.

Samurai - I'm going for Stronghold HD. Looks like the game I'm after. Thank you.

Grim Fandango looks interesting. I'll have a look at that.
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#10MyDogSkipPosted 3/8/2014 3:25:37 PM
You can always take whatever GPU you buy for your old rig and move it to a new rig when you build one.
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