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where do i start, not played games for years

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by frenchcr, Mar 18, 2020.

  1. frenchcr


    Joined: Oct 25, 2012

    Posts: 22

    Ive not gamed for years, looking for a couple of recommendations on recent titles that my laptop will cope with, its a gigabyte aero with an i7-9750H @ 2.6GHz, 16GB RAM, Geforce RTX 2060 6G.

    Ive got a 32 inch 4k Benq i can plug it into but not expecting to run much at that resolution.

    What should i be playing

  2. Maximum Triceratops


    Joined: Oct 22, 2007

    Posts: 2,692

    Location: Hull

    Doom 2016 then Doom eternal.
    The new COD.
    CS GO
  3. bakes0310


    Joined: Oct 22, 2004

    Posts: 12,381

    Warhammer total war
    Three kingdoms total war
  4. no idea what


    Joined: Oct 5, 2009

    Posts: 9,515

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Red Dead Redemption 2.
  5. swillsy


    Joined: Oct 30, 2011

    Posts: 807

    witcher 3
    rocket league :)
  6. b00merang69

    Perma Banned

    Joined: Sep 27, 2019

    Posts: 2,578

    Start by Genre (what type(s) do you like)?
  7. frenchcr


    Joined: Oct 25, 2012

    Posts: 22

    i liked last of us, far cry, civilisation, and mobile games
  8. bakes0310


    Joined: Oct 22, 2004

    Posts: 12,381

    Third person story driven games:
    Mass effect series
    Witcher 3
    Dragon age Origins + expansion
    Batman Arkham Asylum (check out others in series aswell)
    Tomb Raider 2016 (very good reboot, just completed the trilogy)

    First person shooters (some have lite rpg mechanics)
    Dishonoured 1 and 2 plus expanion
    Bioshock 1
    Alien Isolation (if you like hide and seek and the alien 1 film)
    Doom then check out Doom eternal
    Farcry 3
    Fallout 4
    metro series
    prey (think system shock)
    resident evil 7

    Turn based games/Strategy
    Civ 6
    Total war series as i mentioned before (my personal favourite games)
    Two point hospital (theme hospital basically)
    xcom 1 and 2

    I could of recommended lots more but that should be a few thousand hours to start with.
  9. LeMson


    Joined: Mar 21, 2012

    Posts: 2,981

    Learn a skill instead?
  10. bakes0310


    Joined: Oct 22, 2004

    Posts: 12,381

    Yeah give Crusader Kings 2 ago.
  11. Panos


    Joined: Nov 22, 2009

    Posts: 13,185

    Location: Under the hot sun.

    What type of games you want to play?
  12. Freddie1980


    Joined: Sep 25, 2009

    Posts: 7,070

    Location: Billericay, UK

    Age of Empires 2 DE although I'm not sure how it will cope on a 2.6Ghz CPU as this updated edition can very taxing on hardware.
  13. G-MAN2004


    Joined: Jul 4, 2004

    Posts: 29,840

    Works absolutely fine on my 8750h, and that's with the enhanced graphics pack installed. They've done a pretty good job tbh.
  14. frenchcr


    Joined: Oct 25, 2012

    Posts: 22


    I start with one of these:

    Red Dead Redemption 2
    Batman Arkham Asylum
    Witcher 3
    Civ 6
    Total war series
    Crusader Kings 2
    Age of Empires 2 DE
  15. SPG


    Joined: Jul 28, 2010

    Posts: 6,118

    Wait till next gen consoles, learn to play instrument in the meantime.
  16. arc@css


    Joined: Nov 8, 2008

    Posts: 27,062

    Sorry, I don't know if that was meant to be a joke or not, but it did tickle me. :D