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I'm staying at my uncle's house for a week and I didn't bring my laptop. So all I have here to use is this HP Desktop from 2006.

Anyway, I found that Bad Company 2 lags too much on it so I can't play it. However, I bought the Valve mega pack from steam last year and I still haven't played any of the games besides CS. Source games seem to work fine.

Is Half Life 2 worth checking out? What about Left 4 Dead 2?
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Half Life 2 is a great game if you've never tried it

L4D2 is great aso


System Specs would be nice (run cpuz and/or speccy)
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I've been using my netbook as my primary machine for the past 2 months (it's a long story) and I've been playing lots of Terraria. Singleplayer takes too long to load (15+ minutes to generate and load a map), so I just hop onto Lime's Terraria server. Hours of fun.
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Play the original Half Life along with the expansions, then move onto the Half Life 2 stuff. Personally I prefer the original over the sequel but those two games together should be more than enough to keep you occupied.
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Unreal, the original, not Unreal Tournament.

Will need the custom patch Epic allowed to be made that adds DX10/9 support, as it's a 3DFX game from 1997 and without that patch it simply wouldn't work with any hardware acceleration.

Be sure to patch the game to 227 first.

There's 2 versions,

http://kentie.net/article/d3d10drv/

http://www.oldunreal.com/oldunrealpatches.html

I've tried the second one personally, it's flawless.

You might enjoy another Half Life 2 playthrough - Non Cinematic Mod though.

Left 4 Dead 2 is superb.

Tower Defense Games

Plants VS Zombies,

There's many games.

All of the point and click puzzle solving indie games.

Samorost 1 - First is a free browser based game.

http://amanita-design.net/samorost-1/

Samorost 2 - Available on Steam also, I got it for $2.

http://amanita-design.net/games/samorost-2.html

Machanarium - Same developers as the Samorost team

http://amanita-design.net/index.html

And many more.
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Half-Life 2. LFD2 is great too! All of Valves old stuff is great aswell!
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diablo
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Freeform:
Terraria
Minecraft

RPGs:
Neverwinter Nights (the original + expansions)
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (1 & 2)
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

Side-scrolling RPGs:
The Spirit Engine - 1 & 2 (both available for free)
Aquaria (kind of an RPG)

RTS:
Dawn of War (the original series, up to and especially Soulstorm, but not so much singleplayer after the first two campaigns).
Sins of a Solar Empire
Command and Conquer (free)
C&C: Red Alert (free)

TBS:
Civilizaion series (earlier rather than Civ V. IV and before.
Sid Meier's Alpha Centuri.
Galactic Civilizations 2.

FPS:
Half Life (series)
Left 4 Dead 2
Counterstrike: Source (or the original).

Third-Person Shooters:
Alien Swarm (free)
Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast // Jedi Academy

Space Sims:
Freelancer

Most of those can be picked up for three for £10 here. I've also included a few free games, and if you're the side-scrolling RPG type, pick up The Spirit Engine (TSE) and be done with it.


They ought to run on anything above a netbook nowadays, but some will be easier to run than others. Not sure about how old the system is, so some may still be a little too taxing (i.e. Alien Swarm).
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Doom3, Prey, Far Cry, Thief 3: Deadly Shadows, Max Payne/2, Halo (1), Quake 4.
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GTA Vice City and San Andreas? Very fun games with okay graphics
    
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