Gaming On A Netbook? 13 Great Titles Playable At 720p

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  • superflykicks03
    There are a lot of older FPS titles that play well on netbooks as well, although ive never tested to see if they support 720p. The ones that come to mind off hand are Max Payne (1&2), Half-Life, Unreal Tournament, etc. I played through Diablo II on my netbook and of course it ran great as well.

    Plants vs Zombies is always great as well :)
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  • tacoslave
    *cough* emulators *cough*
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  • acerace
    Anonymous said:
    PC>all :P


    No s h i t?
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  • amuffin
    How much does this little thing cost?
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  • esrever
    I can't wait to see how AMD's low power hondo platform will perform.
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  • superflykicks03
    There are a lot of older FPS titles that play well on netbooks as well, although ive never tested to see if they support 720p. The ones that come to mind off hand are Max Payne (1&2), Half-Life, Unreal Tournament, etc. I played through Diablo II on my netbook and of course it ran great as well.

    Plants vs Zombies is always great as well :)
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  • Anonymous
    I play Guild Wars on a C-50 based Toshiba netbook - plays well. Will try other titles after reading this article. I chose the C-50 netbook after reading another great article on Tom's comparing the C-50 and E-350. Looking fwd to Trinity ultrathin for the mobile space.
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  • ben850
    Not sure why so many people have issues with SW:TOR 1 or 2 and Win7.

    Has always worked right out of the box for me after installing the latest official patch.
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  • tacoslave
    *cough* emulators *cough*
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  • Luscious
    "Intel Atoms with integrated video will perform poorly in comparison"

    You, sir, have not tried hard enough:

    http://lgponthemove.blogspot.com/2011/08/tech-tips-gaming-on-atom-n570.html

    The N570 is better than you suggest, never mind a Cedar Trail N2800. All rather moot though, as upcoming 11.6" ULV Ivy Bridge flavors will form a new class of netbook in 2012.
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  • nitrium
    720p? My netbook (EEE PC 901) is 1024x600. I thought that was the "standard resolution" for netbooks... well I guess it was 3 years ago.
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  • jdwii
    Halo 1 will have no issue as well
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  • digitalwitchcraft
    there is a widescreen fix for KotOR 1 & 2:
    http://www.wsgf.org/software/star-wars-knights-old-republic
    http://www.wsgf.org/dr/star-wars-knights-old-republic-ii-sith-lords

    not sure 'bout laptops, but i played the game on my desktop on win 7
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  • K-beam
    other great suggestions:
    - the original ghost recon+the 2 expansions+numerous mods
    - rainbow six raven shield+the 2 expansions
    - unreal
    - deux-ex
    - swat 3
    - serious sam
    - prince of persia - sands of time
    - GTR2
    - C&C generals+zero hour
    - empire earth
    - Far cry (?)
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  • hellfire24
    PC>all :P
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  • acerace
    Anonymous said:
    PC>all :P


    No s h i t?
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  • hardcore_gamer
    Where is HL2, rise of nations , counterstrike , portal 1 ?
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  • Onus
    I'm not sure why you wouldn't be able to play Diablo II on such a system. It will be stretched, but playable, and runs in Win7 if you set compatibility to WinXP.
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  • Memnarchon
    Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 runs perfect @1680x1050 on my old P4 @3Ghz with HT, 1GB DDR400 RAM, and 7600GS 256MB gpu... xD
    Also + 1 to jtt283's comment. I was playing Diablo 2 on my quadcore system with GTX570 lol the game is amazing it should be on this list (I stopped playing cause of Diablo 3 :D).
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  • Onus
    ...and if Torchlight runs well, pretty obviously then so will Fate. How about TitanQuest, or Fable?
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  • refillable
    How about minecraft? They might run too and I don't know why you didn't include it.
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  • xtreme5
    good budget gaming lap.
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  • s3anister
    superflykicks03There are a lot of older FPS titles that play well on netbooks as well, although ive never tested to see if they support 720p. The ones that come to mind off hand are Max Payne (1&2), Half-Life, Unreal Tournament, etc. I played through Diablo II on my netbook and of course it ran great as well. Plants vs Zombies is always great as well

    You could get Unreal Tournament 2004 to run on a netbook. I know I got that game to run on some seriously low end hardware back in 05'

    Great list, though. First one of these articles that I've read in a while that was agreeable. Oh and NSF Hot pursuit, now that is a game I miss playing.
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