What's a good game that my TravelMate could run?

irishScott

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I'm a college student, so this is my primary (read: only decent) machine. No MMORPGs (or anything else that requires a subscription fee), preferably nothing run&gun unless it's multiplayer.

Acer Travelmate 8200:

CPU: Core Duo T2500 (2 GHz/core)
GPU: Mobility Radeon X1600 256MB
RAM: 2 GB

Games I have:

America's Army
Battle for Middle Earth (1, 2 + Lich King)
C&C (all of them)
Chronomaster
Darkstone
Deus Ex + Invisible War
Diablo (1, 2 + LOD)
Earth (2140, 2160)
Freespace 2
Galactic Civilizations II + Dark Avatar
Gazillionaire
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter
Half Life (1, 2 + all episodes)
Lemmings
Logical Journey of the Zoombinis
The Lost Vikings
MS Flight Simulator X
Myst (all of them)
Planet's Edge
Project Eden
Rise of Legends
Rise of Nations + T&P
Rome Total War + Barbarian Invasion
SimAnt
Space Empires V
Star Trek Elite Force
Star Wars: Empire at War
Sid Meir's Pirates
SimCity 3000 unlimited
Splinter Cell (Original)
Star Control 2
Starcraft + Brood Wars
Starship Troopers: Terran Ascendancy
System Shock (1 & 2)
Survival
The Time Warp of Dr. Brain
Uplink
X-Com Terror from the Deep

Thanks in advance!
 
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Call of Duty 4 has pretty good multiplayer- might want to check that out.

If you're not into run-and-gun, though, it might not be a good choice. You might want to look into Supreme Commander, but due to its complexity and hefty system requirements, its really a love/hate game (either you love it or hate it).

Also, if you don't mind older games, I'd look into Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri. Its probably the best turn-based game I've ever played, has virtually limitless replay value, and you can probably find it for $5 in a bargin bin somewhere.

I hear the Star Wars: Empire at War Forces of Corruption expansion is very good, but I never had a chance to play it. Might be worth a look.
 

HamburgerBoy

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Since you have older games listed alongside newer ones, try the first two Fallout games. How can you go wrong with turn-based action, a 50's post-apocalyptic setting, and less linearity than any other game of its type?
 

StinkyPinky

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Jul 6, 2002
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Originally posted by: irishScott
I'm a college student, so this is my primary (read: only decent) machine. No MMORPGs (or anything else that requires a subscription fee), preferably nothing run&gun unless it's multiplayer.

Acer Travelmate 8200:

CPU: Core Duo T2500 (2 GHz/core)
GPU: Mobility Radeon X1600 256MB
RAM: 2 GB

Games I have:

America's Army
Battle for Middle Earth (1, 2 + Lich King)
C&C (all of them)
Chronomaster
Darkstone
Deus Ex + Invisible War
Diablo (1, 2 + LOD)
Earth (2140, 2160)
Freespace 2
Galactic Civilizations II + Dark Avatar
Gazillionaire
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter
Half Life (1, 2 + all episodes)
Lemmings
Logical Journey of the Zoombinis
The Lost Vikings
MS Flight Simulator X
Myst (all of them)
Planet's Edge
Project Eden
Rise of Legends
Rise of Nations + T&P
Rome Total War + Barbarian Invasion
SimAnt
Space Empires V
Star Trek Elite Force
Star Wars: Empire at War
Sid Meir's Pirates
SimCity 3000 unlimited
Splinter Cell (Original)
Star Control 2
Starcraft + Brood Wars
Starship Troopers: Terran Ascendancy
System Shock (1 & 2)
Survival
The Time Warp of Dr. Brain
Uplink
X-Com Terror from the Deep

Thanks in advance!
RPGs:

Planescape: Torment (my favourite game of all time)
Baldurs Gate Franchise
Oblivion/Morrowind

And yeah, Civ 4 since you seem to like those types of games. If you liked Diablo, you'll probably like Titan Quest as well.
 

gorcorps

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Jul 18, 2004
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^Titan Quest is a good one, and cheap. You'd be able to get the expansion as well.

 

nefariouscaine

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Originally posted by: HamburgerBoy
Since you have older games listed alongside newer ones, try the first two Fallout games. How can you go wrong with turn-based action, a 50's post-apocalyptic setting, and less linearity than any other game of its type?
Fallout FTW!

and maybe check out Company of Hero's as it seems you also like RTS games
 

bullbert

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May 24, 2004
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Strategy:
X-COM 1 (using DosBox)
X-COM 3 EDIT: NOT X-Com 2: Terror from the Deep (that was the lemon of the group)
Master of Orion 1
Master of Orion 2
Total War series (other that Rome, which you have tried. many liked Medieval better)

RPG:
Fallout 2 (already mentioned above, but it is worth writting again)
Arcanum

probably have to go to Egay for each of them, unless you have a used marketplace in your town
 

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