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I figured this should be something fun to think about. Not the normal thread!

I just got a gaming laptop (Asus G751 i7 4720 + GTX 970M) and I have a 7 hour flight coming up. Standard battery life after some tweaking, undervolting the CPU and reducing max CPU percentage to 70% with just general web browsing/navigating seems to be around 5 hours. The laptop does have Nvidia battery booster through Geforce Experience so I will be using that as well. I tested 2 games so far GTA 5 and Dead Rising 3 and with the GFE recommended settings using battery boost I got about 1.5 hours of gaming on the battery for both games.This is quite good for such graphic intensive games but I don't necessarily need to play something graphic intensive or new. So moving up a step from solitaire or Majong what are your ideas for the most entertaining but least demanding PC game to play during my flight?
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Hmm...

 

  • Descent 1 and or 2 using DXX Rebirth. http://www.dxx-rebirth.com/
  • FreeSpace 2, using the FreeSpace Open mod - but it's a little more demanding than the original. Still, it's not very demanding.
  • Freelancer
  • Tetris!
  • Any other old games you can think of that you know you love. You can test them now to see how many hours you might be able to get.

 

Of course, there are games that you can play right in your web browser too, but damn, I can't think of any (other than Tetris, of course). I mean, I guess you could probably search for any classic arcade games or Atari 2600 games like Frogger and whatnot. Or how about Defender? Oh man, now I'm going way back. Alien Invaders. Asteroids! Oh dude, Q-Bert. lol

 

Or maybe see if you can play games that we used to have on the Commodore 64. I could probably remember a few, but I guess what I'm getting at is, look old classic games.


Edited by TwoCables - 7/14/16 at 5:42pm
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Brutal Doom!
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Neverwinter Nights 2: Complete and Morrowind were my go-to laptop games (and they're very much go-to desktop games for me too for what it's worth).

Or if you want something simpler and more appropriate for killing time, Serious Sam HD and Killing Floor.
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If I ever find myself on low end machines for a while I like to play halo 1 or half life 1
    
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Gotta be offline. Don't want to pay for in flight wifi
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Half life, Open RA if you are into RTS.
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Minesweeper tongue.gif

Or maybe some nes/snes/genesis games?

System shock 1/2, or deus ex. Maybe elder scrolls daggerfall or arena. Then theres fallout 1 and 2.
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Bioshock - Good older PC game, most people know about and own this.
Bit Blaster XL - Fun little shooter for cheap, probably good for at least 2 hours of fun.
Curvatron - Cute puzzle/reaction time game. Like Tetris, but not at all, but kind've. Kinda.
Delver - Indie procedurally generated dungeon crawler. Good for a couple hours, not much fun after that.
Fairy Fencer F - Fun, cheap RPG with anime aesthetics. Love it/hate it gameply, like Neptunia.
Luftrausers - Again, cheap fun shooter. More substance than Bit Blaster, but feels less 'arcadey.'
Portal - You know portal. Puzzles, cake, killer robots.
Super Meat Boy - Skill based twitch platformer with tons of replayability.
Terraria - Cheapish RPG with a ton of replay value. Guides are helpful and IMO give the best experience.
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth - Like the original Zelda but with darker tones. Is much, MUCH harder than the original Zelda. IMO one of the hardest games to play competitively/speedrun well.

All games on this list are offline, cheap and older/not resource intensive.
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