15 games you can play on the notebook
There is no denying that computers have always been a great gaming platform, especially as they are not as limited as consoles and can be modified at any time by the user. Still, some prefer notebooks for their portability, even if they don't offer as much power as a desktop PC. Of course, this does not mean that you have to set games aside, as you can play on the notebook quietly even if the machine is more modest.
That's why we've prepared a well-crafted list of some of the best games you can enjoy on your notebook. Check it out below!
1. Stardew Valley
Made entirely by one person, Stardew Valley was one of the most surprising games in 2016, especially for its quality. The game is all inspired by the Harvest Moon franchise (also known as Story of Seasons today) and allows the player to grow and expand their own farm the way they want.
You have to deal with the four seasons and the differences they bring to your harvest, and you can meet people from the small town of Stardew Valley, make friends, get married, and even have children. The game is completely relaxing and very light, not requiring much of the PCs to run well.
2. To The Moon
To The Moon is another amazing standalone game, mainly for its emotional charge, captivating characters and engaging storyline. You play two characters who visit the memory of a dying man to try to give you the illusion of realizing a dream: to go to the moon.
The outcome of the story turns out to be deeper as you begin to venture into memories and it's impossible not to get emotional. The game is also very light and runs very well on any type of computer and notebook.
3. Risk of Pain
Those who own a notebook do not always have other accessories, such as a mouse or separate control. This can be a pretty annoying problem for those who like to play on the PC as the task gets a lot harder this way.
Fortunately, there are games like Risk of Pain, which only needs a normal keyboard to enjoy. The game is a mix of action and platform that always gets harder over time. The game itself is very light and fun, so there's no reason to stop experimenting.
4. Shovel Knight
Released exclusively on Nintendo consoles without much pretense, Shovel Knight has managed to win fans from around the world and has won versions for virtually all types of platforms, including PCs. With a look similar to the old 16 bit era games, it is almost a must for fans of platform games.
5. Civilization 5
If you prefer a good strategy game, you may already know the classic Civilization series. Recently, the game Civilization 5 was released for the PCs, having received a lot of positive reviews from the media and older fans.
Even though it's a fairly new game, it doesn't require much from computers to run well and can be played on modest laptops without worries.
6. The Binding of Isaac
The Binding of Isaac is another game that runs on any type of computer because it is very simple and light. In addition, it is also of excellent quality and can be very fun and addictive, especially as it has a very high difficulty curve at most stages.
Fortunately, it doesn't require any extra accessories either, and you can play it with just your computer keyboard.
Undertale was one of the most talked about games sold last year, even though it was made by a small team and little budget. The visuals follow a very detailed retro style, which will surely bring good doses of nostalgia to those who love older games.
Unlike most RPGs, in Undertale it's up to you whether you want to destroy the monsters that come your way or prefer compassion to save them. All the characters are catchy and the story can be very exciting or brutal depending on your actions.
8. Darkest Dungeon
If you like challenges, Darkest Dungeons is the game you can not miss. This RPG is quite different from other games in the category, as it offers several dungeons and characters with distinct personalities that can exploit them.
The highlight is what happens to the protagonists within these dungeons, as they may be traumatized or fortified by certain events. All this can end up helping or hindering future adventures, which leads the player to have to establish good strategies to build a balanced team.
9. Sleeping Dogs
If you want to play something bigger and open world, there are still good options that can run smoothly on more modest laptops. Sleeping Dogs is a great example as it is very well optimized for many different types of PCs.
We only recommend that you have a compatible mouse or control, as the game is not as comfortable to play with just a touchpad, for example.
10. Ducktales Remastered
Originally released for Nintendo's first console in the 1980s, the classic Ducktales was remastered and released for multiple remastered platforms, including the PCS. Instead of its old 8-bit graphics, the game comes with a look very similar to the old full HD animated series.
Fortunately, the catchy and challenging part of the game has not changed anything, which makes this game more than a must for fans of the original. Because it is very light and even slightly short, it is not difficult to make it work well on any type of computer.
11. Five Nights at Freddy's
The Five Nights at Freddy's franchise is quite recent, but it is already one of the most successful horror series in the gaming world, with no fewer than five games released and always on the bestseller lists. Part of this success is that the game is very simple and can be played entirely with just the mouse.
Because it also only passes in a fixed scenario, it requires nothing from PCs and can run smoothly on any machine. If you want to get some loud scares, there's no better title.
Owlboy can be a good bet for those who like side-scrollers or platform games that demand accuracy and speed. The game can be very challenging and still has a beautiful and vibrant retro look, which helps you run well on any type of PC or notebook.
13. Endless Legend
If you want something to pass the time, Endless Legend is a great option, even though it's very recent. Unfortunately, you can't play it with the best settings if your computer is more modest, but you can customize everything to ensure its performance is good.
14. Dungeon Keeper 2
Dungeon Keeper 2 is a very different game from the strategy games we usually see around, especially for its clueless sense of humor. The game is very light and should run very well on your notebook, but we recommend using a mouse for more precision and comfort when playing.
15. Euro Truck Simulator 2
A trucker simulator doesn't sound like much, but Euro Truck Simulator 2 is extremely fun and addictive. By the way, this was one of the top selling PC games on Steam, so it's worth checking out.
Although their visuals are a bit more detailed, the game itself is not that heavy. Even a laptop with an integrated video card can handle the game.
Found something good to play on the notebook?
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