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Getting a new laptop and need some game suggestions

remlap13remlap13 Registered User regular
edited February 2009 in Games and Technology
Hey there,

I haven't been a PC gamer for at least 3 years or so, besides CS:Source and the occasional game of C&C Generals with my friends. I got a laptop from my school to use for my program, but I have to either give it back in 2 months, or buy it from them for like, $500. So because it's a piece and way outdated already, I bought a new one last night.

Therefore, I want to get back into playing some PC games on occasion as my 360 just gets used for NHL 09 and Rock Band 2 now haha. So any suggestions on good games to get? I always wanted to play S.T.A.L.K.E.R. but my dad's computer hasn't been upgraded in about 5 years so it wouldn't run on it. Also, I've been intrigued by The Witcher too.

This thing should be able to run almost anything thats out right now. Maybe not high settings, but at least medium, and thats good enough for me. And I'm always good with older games too.

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  • DJ Cam CamDJ Cam Cam Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    The Orange Box is a great buy. 5 great games that will give you a good amount of play time. Team Fortress 2 alone is worth the price.

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  • remlap13remlap13 Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Ya I actually played through the entire Orange Box on the 360 when it came out. Well, except TF2. I couldn't handle it on the console haha.

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  • DJ Cam CamDJ Cam Cam Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Do you like more single player games or multi games?

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  • donhonkdonhonk Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Pick up Team Fortress 2, STALKER is pretty awesome, Fallout 3 will entertain you for a long time... What else... Left 4 Dead is also a good choice.

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  • MarvellousMMarvellousM United StatesRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Dawn of War is fairly cheap these days.

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  • PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    System specs?

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  • remlap13remlap13 Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I'm more into a good single player experience. I think for my multiplayer experience I would download America's Army. I LOVED it years back, but it ran like shit on my computers at home (low res, low settings, still only like, 30fps).

    My specs are as follows.

    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo P8600 (3MB cache/2.40GHz/1066Mhz FSB)
    4GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1067MHz
    ATI Mobility RADEON® HD 3670 - 512MB
    320GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive
    Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition SP1, 64-bit

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  • DJ Cam CamDJ Cam Cam Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I would say Call of Duty 4 then, good single player, and the multi is about what I remeber from AA. Basicly you die from single bullets.

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  • remlap13remlap13 Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Ya know, I played CoD4 for the 360, and I wasn't entirely sold on it. That could very well be because I'm not as skilled at shooters with the joysticks as I am with the mouse. The pacing as well seemed more along the lines of Halo (bunny hopping, twitch gameplay, etc) than other shooters.

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  • remlap13remlap13 Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I was also thinking maybe that new Dawn of War game..

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