Am hospitalized; recommend me some games, please.

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  • deruhl 17 Mar 2020 11:24:29 3 posts
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    Hi everyone,

    I'm not normally a regular poster here, most of the time I just read articles and comments.

    I'm hospitalized this week though and would love some games recommendations.

    They need to run on my several years old laptop without dedicated graphics and only trackpad and keyboard input are possible.
    WiFi is slowish, so small downloads are a plus. Also turn based or otherwise less actiony stuff will probably work better.

    Have been killing some time with Murder by Numbers, but I don't think that will last me another 3 and a half days.
    I'm looking forward to your tips
  • monkehhh 17 Mar 2020 11:25:53 5,229 posts
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    Into the Breach with Game Pass?
  • Dirtbox 17 Mar 2020 11:27:05 91,337 posts
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    Binding of Isaac Rebirth. It's the type of game you can play forever.
  • deruhl 17 Mar 2020 11:27:50 3 posts
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    @monkehhh Thanks! I think I even have that in my library already.
  • monsieur-Cosmo 17 Mar 2020 11:27:55 585 posts
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    Theme Hospital.
  • MiniSchnauz 17 Mar 2020 11:28:43 424 posts
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    I'd definitely recommend Slay the Spire with infinite replayability and easy to lose hours to.

    Maybe one of the older Civs/Alpha Centauri from GOG?
  • Mola_Ram 17 Mar 2020 11:32:25 23,529 posts
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    Anything that revolves around "runs" you can play forever and ever. I'd second Binding of Isaac, but it might be more actioney than you're looking for. Most of my recommendations are strategy-focused and turn-based (it's what I like!)

    So...

    Into the Breach
    Slay the Spire
    Darkest Dungeon
    Invisible Inc

    I reckon they'd all run on 7yo hardware.
  • Bichii 17 Mar 2020 11:33:09 2,877 posts
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    Rome total war! Any civilization. Old command and conquer games. StarCraft.
  • Alastair 17 Mar 2020 11:34:24 24,223 posts
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    Civilisation.
    or Colonisation
  • Alastair 17 Mar 2020 11:35:03 24,223 posts
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    Get the new version of Deathtrap Dungeon, featuring Eddie Marsan.
  • brokenkey 17 Mar 2020 11:43:11 10,471 posts
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    kerbal space program.
  • Alastair 17 Mar 2020 11:45:30 24,223 posts
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    Minesweeper
    Dope Wars
  • OnlyJoeKing 17 Mar 2020 11:45:38 1,055 posts
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    FTL? Would be better with a mouse but might be worth a try, you can pause at any time.

    Definitely Slay the Spire.

    Football Manager might be a shout if you're into that kind of thing.

    Totally Accurate Battle Simulator is good fun, if that runs.
  • RyanDS 17 Mar 2020 11:47:26 13,191 posts
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    Point and click adventures? What is that series with the guy who does magic? There are about 6 of them and they are great.
  • TheyreAllDeadDave 17 Mar 2020 11:48:31 25 posts
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    DefCon
    Plague Inc. :)
    Space Crusade fan made PC version

    I'd also check out old dos games etc, maybe try GOG.com
  • KD 17 Mar 2020 11:48:53 2,692 posts
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    Downwell, Into the Breach and Return to Castle Wolfenstein I have installed on my 2in1 laptop/tablet thing. They all run perfect.
  • Frogofdoom 17 Mar 2020 11:52:17 16,223 posts
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    Slay the spire.
  • Fake_Blood 17 Mar 2020 11:52:26 10,233 posts
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    The original Doom? You can play it with only the keyboard.
  • Bichii 17 Mar 2020 11:53:02 2,877 posts
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    DISCO ELYSIUM!!
  • Fake_Blood 17 Mar 2020 11:56:08 10,233 posts
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    RyanDS wrote:
    Point and click adventures? What is that series with the guy who does magic? There are about 6 of them and they are great.
    Monkey Island 3 is great. Very cheap on Steam and has some of the best animation and VO from when LucasArts was still firing on all cilinders.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 17 Mar 2020 12:06:27 8,401 posts
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    Agree with the Slay the Spire recommendations above. Small download, low hardware requirement and it absolutely devours the hours like nothing else.
  • ChiefGB 17 Mar 2020 12:15:31 12,402 posts
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    Fake_Blood wrote:
    RyanDS wrote:
    Point and click adventures? What is that series with the guy who does magic? There are about 6 of them and they are great.
    Monkey Island 3 is great. Very cheap on Steam and has some of the best animation and VO from when LucasArts was still firing on all cilinders.
    Think he’s talking Simon the sorcerer. Or there’s discworld but there aren’t that many of them.
  • TechnoHippy 17 Mar 2020 12:37:15 17,012 posts
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    Slay the Spire will fill your days easily.

    Dead Cells is also fun.
  • deruhl 17 Mar 2020 15:38:26 3 posts
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    Thanks everyone, that should set me up for quite a while. :D
    I think I'll look at into the breach, and Disco Elysium.
  • ChiefGB 17 Mar 2020 23:45:47 12,402 posts
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    Disco elysium is fairly demanding from a specs point of view, of course it may well run on spec under it, but could get messy.
  • RyanDS 18 Mar 2020 00:42:50 13,191 posts
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    ChiefGB wrote:
    Fake_Blood wrote:
    RyanDS wrote:
    Point and click adventures? What is that series with the guy who does magic? There are about 6 of them and they are great.
    Monkey Island 3 is great. Very cheap on Steam and has some of the best animation and VO from when LucasArts was still firing on all cilinders.
    Think he’s talking Simon the sorcerer. Or there’s discworld but there aren’t that many of them.
    Blackwell was what I was thinking of. Although the others suggested are great as well.
  • pacrifice 18 Mar 2020 02:14:31 5,240 posts
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    Hotline Miami.
  • daver 18 Mar 2020 02:46:17 54 posts
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    @ChiefGB

    I'll confirm that about Disco Elysium, it may not look like it, but it actually needs some power to run properly. It runs at about 15fps on lowest settings on my integrated i5. The Banner Saga games are quite jolly, and also on Gamepass, and run fine on potatoes.
  • challenge_hanukkah 18 Mar 2020 05:17:17 12,634 posts
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    A Serbian Film
  • Joey_Deacon 18 Mar 2020 06:48:49 12 posts
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    Hearts Of Iron 2.
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