Team Fortress 2
There are definitely things that you can pay for in this game, but they in no way affect your ability to be competitive and enjoy it.
Hmm, after looking at that, I went over to their Team Fortress 2 page and it seems like they still use footage from when the game was released. It's most noticeable on the Heavy's muzzle flash, which doesn't look like that anymore.
On the other hand, "high priority" and "Team fortress 2" aren't really phrases that mix well.
Team Fortress 2 - FPS (Multiplayer) - http://www.teamfortress.com/ (Steam Page)
The variety of classes and heavy focus on team-play makes this game by far my favorite. It is F2P, so it's up to you to decide what that label means. The active development for it is funded through an in-game story, "Man-conomy", but through random drops you don't have to spend anything to have fun. Hit us at /r/tf2 and /r/newtotf2 should you consider this game.
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory - FPS (Multiplayer) - http://www.splashdamage.com/wolfet
Back in the day I loved to play this classic game, it's open source and is compiled both for Windows and Linux. If you want to try out a game that got some years on its back, I've heard that the community behind it is still kicking and welcome new players. Also bunnyjumps.
The page on steam for the game is still advertising Tough Break instead of Meet your Match. Not that it leads to the TB update page, just the TF2 page with no context, really. Like you were supposed to click that and find the announcement of the new TF2 update.
It's those little details that just kind of bug me and really shouldn't be dependent on a team having 5 or 50 people working on the game.
The original Counter-Strike should run fine. I played it on an old Sony Vaio Laptop with 256 MB Ram and 8MB graphics memory.
Other than that, you could try out Team Fortress 2. You could use the Chris Max FPS config to achieve a better framerate.
You could try out AssaultCube. It's not on Steam but it is still a nice game for users with a slow computer. Other
It about time Valve updated their TF2 Steam store beta screenshots.
Some of these screens are worth thousand unusuals. I would LOVE to see them added in the in the official Steam store.
Original Team Fortress is actually very different from TF2. TF2 is more casual, although people can definitely get quite good at it. It is free to try this week if you are interested:
And it would be reasonable to have a rule what constitues a minimal requirement or recommended one, right? (fps and resolution) But it's not like that.
Take a look at Valves own game, TF2. You couldn't run the game on minimals specs. They don't even mention what GPU the games requires. Since everyone can use their own definiton what minimal and reccomended specs are and are not required to share it, it's in the end meaningless.
Go to the park. Play a pick up game of baseball, or soccer, etc. Do you own nerf guns? Organize a smaller scale version of Humans Vs Zombies
Get together with all of your computers, download Team Fortress 2 on Steam and have a mini-LAN party with it.
Go to the Zoo, the Science Center, the Art Museum (as an art student, I've always found enjoyment in going there, so I thought I'd throw it in) or the History Museum...They're all free. Or check out the
Sculpture Park. I just discovered that place about a month ago and had a blast just wandering around looking at everything.
Going back to the games ideas....play some board games! Apples to Apples or Cards Against Humanity are personal party favorites, as well as Munchkin. Ask around to friends and family for some good games they'd let you borrow.
OK lets get started:
Minecraft recommended specs
Team Fortress 2 recommend specs
I'll post something once I have it.
Team Fortress 2
Price: Free to Play
Size: around 10000mb, large game, needs it for all those hats and things
Theowningone already has the server set up so getting a server for it is done with. To those who don't know about TF2 its class-based and focuses heavily upon that with 9 consisting of scout, soldier, pyro, demoman, heavy, engineer, medic, sniper, and spy all the names show alot of they're selves respectively
The Rayman games are pretty neat, with local coop if you want something like Super Mario.
Team Fortress 2 is a f2p shooter if you want to try something like that.
A great, but atm a bit more expensive Coop-RPG-Game is Divinity:Original Sin, its really fun with two players.
Hope you guys have fun
Quake Live perhaps?
Of course, TF2 deserves a mention... not sure if it fits with your definition of "classic" though. Released in 2007, but does feel quite modern, extremely active community.
Team Fortress 2 (/r/tf2) is really good, a little old now (released 2007) but still has one of the most active player bases now and for the forseeable future. It's class-based and has a cartoony art style like Borderlands and made by Valve (like Counter-Strike). It's also got a large competitive scene and third-party matchmaking for pick-up games.
Best of all, it's free to play and the store isn't bullshit. It only takes any purchase (minimum $1 I think) from the in-game store to get a "premium" account which gives you access to trading and most importantly, hats.
Hooray - a fellow drunk on ~~youtube~~ reddit.
Does Amazon do pizza? I really reccommend a $40 pizza. (That would be awesome right now.)
Does Amazon do weed? From Colorado or something...? That would be pretty sweet, too.
Maybe download TF2 (it's free) and buy some hats?
If you're drunk, then pick something totally stupid and regret it later. I usually do. Cheers, friend. Oh and Happy Birthday....
Don't forget Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, both FREE. There's Alien Swarm too.
you don't need a great computer to play tf2. it has surprisingly low requirements. you can check therm here steam site. this comp has well over the minimum. recommended is 3 ghz processor and 1g of ram. you have 3.2 ghz and 4 g of ram. so yes.
Go to store.steampowered.com/app/440 (the TF2 store page).
Scroll down, click Add to Cart
On the cart page, click Purchase as Gift
From there you can either send him a key through email to be activated on Steam or directly to his Steam account.
The full Dude set is split into two items - hair (linked above) and beard + sunglasses.
Imgur version of a SFM picture featuring these items, made by the author.
If you don't know, Team Fortress 2 is a free to play FPS game well known for its wide range of cosmetics available for players to wear - now one of those cosmetics is the Dude's hair.
It is called a comparison. They are both hated classes in their respective games that are viewed as having such a low skill requirement that they are at the point of being cheesy. Since a lot of Paladins players have played Team Fortress 2, I felt it would be agreeable that Lex is much cheaper.
And FPS is literally First Person Shooter, and RTS is literally Real Time Strategy and ARTS is literally Action Real Time Strategy and TF2 is literally Team Fortress 2 and NPC is literally Non Player Character.
But MOBA, as bad a name as it is, in gaming now means a certain genre that spawned from a mod (literally a modification) of a RTS game called StarCraft. That mod was called AoS (literally Aeon of Strife), that then was ported to another game (warcraft 3) with the name DotA (literally Defence of The Ancients) and that name also was used for the genre.
team fortress 2 and it's free... but you might want to stay away if you don't want to end up spending money on dancing taunts or hats because that's pretty much what the game has become - I'm not complaining, I love it, but it really isn't like any other ~~hat simulator~~ first person shooter out there.
Steam is an all-in-one game store (with really great deals regularly, at least one at any given time and really crazy deals during holidays - I paid $12 for LA Noire Complete during the Winter/Xmas sale), community, and game downloader/manager. I buy as much as I can on Steam because it keeps it all in one place - rather than going to a dozen different websites to get downloaders for a fresh Windows install or new computer, it's just one program to install, and the rest is done for you when you click the install button for each game. Once you install Steam, I suggest that you get Team Fortress 2, America's Army, and TrackMania Nations Forever (all free games), that will at least provide a sample of what it is without costing you anything (the only difference between those and a paid game is the checkout step, which works just like any online store).
Team Fortress 2, if you don't know about it you should find out. Also Dinosaurs.
To comply with rules! It is free for Mac and Windows from Steam
cloackers are still OP and there's still microtransactions u nub
go play queue simulator or kiting simulator instead
the minimum specs needed are at the bottom of the page, not the way bottom
it seems that an i5 may not work, but you have a 3.2 ghz processor so it should work
ram and gpu are relatively irrelevant like doktorjak said earlier
This isn't a game recommendation, but just a general tip for downloading LAN games and steam, free games in particular.
Let's say you have TF2 downloaded and your buddies want to play it, too. Well, they could ALL download it at once, or you could copy it from one PC to another. I won't go into all of the details, because it's pretty easy to set up a local sharing network, BUT I wanted to point out TWO very important steps. This applies to steam games.
Once you have copied over TF2 from computer A to Computer B, you will also need to copy over one additional file, found in the Steam->steamapps folder. That file is called appmanifest_XXXX.acf, where the X's are a game's ID. In this example, TF2, the ID is 440.
The easiest way to find this ID is to view the game's page on steam, as it is found in the URL, example- http://store.steampowered.com/app/440/
Okay, once that file is copied over from comp A to comp B, the next step is to delete the .exe file of TF2 on comp B. Once that's deleted, launch TF2 on comp b (it may be download still) and it will detect that some of the files exist. It will parse through all files (this may take a moment), discover the executable is missing, download it, and boom, you're good to go.
So there you have it, it helps your download situation.
One of my personal favorites is Kerbal Space Program. If you're into space exploration, its awesome. It does have a high learning curve though. Steam Link
Portal and Portal 2 are great. Its a physics puzzler FPS Steam Link
If you want a good free to play title, Team Fortress 2 is loads of fun. Its a class-based FPS with a unique fun cartoon style. Steam Link
It all depends on what games you like.
There's lots of FPS games for Mac available through Steam. Steam Search. Steam is a huge part of PC (Windows, Mac, and Linux) gaming so I recommend Steam if you want to play on your Mac.
If you enjoy FPS games, consider yourself a novice, and don't mind "Cartoony" graphics.. I highly recommend Team Fortress 2. It's not taken as serious so it's great for a novice.
Cinematic of Team Fortress 2, a free-to-play game by Valve. There is one for every class in the game (9 in total): Meet the Team
There are plenty of comics too!
In Steam really free games are marked as "Free" while F2P with microtransactions are marked as "Free to Play".
Compare Haunted Memories with TF2 "price"
I mean the Source SDK.
For example, Left 4 Dead includes it, and sais so in the L4D page:
Look at the TF2 page, there is no "Includes Source SDK", they removed it when it went F2P: http://store.steampowered.com/app/440
I'm an ambassador of the First Church of Video Games. Do you have a minute to talk about your free time?
Would you like to avoid awkward social situations and pressure from other people? Do you want to try something that doesn't involve going outside? Does alcohol cost too much?
A $600 PC and an internet connection is all you need to redeem your lifetime of real-life troubles and embrace the light (of the screen... not the sun).
No? Well here's a free copy of World of Warcraft and Team Fortress 2. Just think about it.
^ 10000 times THIS and make sure to play Black Mesa as well.
You can also start playing Team Fortress 2. It has an almost endless learning curve, was also made by Valve and has a large active player base.
Personally for me TF2 has become the only thing saving me from going over the brink while waiting for HL3...
TFC is pretty dead, but for $5 bucks I think it's worth trying. There's usually a couple dozen people online.
If you don't have any luck there, I highly recommend trying out TF2. It's a lot different from the original games, but it's a ton of fun (and it's free!)
There's also Fortress Forever. It's closer to the original TF and free, but there's a lot less people playing than TFC. Might be worth trying if you can get a couple friends to play with you.
Does he have a steam account?
A good game to start with is Team Fortress 2. A good place to start is typing "trade" in the server browser. Usually, there are a lot of servers filled with people that just want to have fun (occasionally, someone will come and just fuck some shit up with hacks, but it's rare). Another recommendation I have is World of Warcraft or Elder Scrolls online. Very similar games, but one requires a subscription to get passed level 14 and the other is just pay 60 bucks and play the game.
It's always been free, I don't understand why but when something's free/free to play on Steam it seems to instead show the discount of the first package on that item's store page. What you're seeing is the discount for the Game of the Century upgrade, sort of like how with TF2 it shows the discount for the Orange Box.
If you want to try a free shooter... try out Team Fortress 2. It's free and it's one of the best squad shooters around. And it's generally more graphics friendly, so it should run on your hardware just fine.
Edit: (But by all means, enjoy Battlefront. It should be fun for more casual gamers with smaller chips on their shoulders.)
As a general n.b., the rule of wrist for accelerated graphics on 'buntu is to always go for the non-manual proprietary option from the 'drivers' panel (I forget quite where it lives on unity, sorry), but that's potentially beside the point right now.
Can you try installing and running something (anything) else 3d? Team Fortress 2, War Thunder, Unigene's free benchmark... there's a lot of options out there that you can get for free and open up for a minute or three to see if they'll work at all.
Also (or alternatively), what is the console output of the command
$ glxinfo | grep OpenGL
Then the problem is most likely the mouse, but just in case you could test it on a different game that's heavy on mouse control like Team Fortress 2 (it's free) if you don't already own any other games to test it on. If it's wonky in other games as well then you can either get a new mouse or a controller and that should solve your problem. If you go the mouse route I'd recommend one like the one I showed you above that I use because it's fairly plain-looking so your parents shouldn't get suspicious. If you go for a controller, I'd recommend an X-Box controller, assuming you're on Windows. Just make sure to NEVER buy a controller that wasn't made by the original manufacturer for that system (AKA third-party) because they usually are terrible.
Not really sure, to be honest.
You can check out TF2 and Dirty Bomb, both free to play.
They're both quite fast paced though, so you may lose sight of what is going on at first.
cs:go attracts a peculiar group of people which unfortunately includes a lot of people with shitty attitudes.
Telling people not to be toxic won't stop them from being toxic. If you want to play with communities that have less toxic people I recommend team fortress 2 and fistful of frags.
If you want prevent yourself from going crazy if you want to play cs:go there are 2 options.
That warning is there, despite it not being very obvious. If a free game has microtransactions, it is listed as "Free to Play" (TF2 for example). If the game is totally free, it is listed as "Free" (Alien Swarm for example). There is room for improvement imho, it doesn't show microtransactions in premium games (like CSGO) and it doesn't show the transactions themself, like iTunes does.
Team Fortress 2.
It's absurdly replayable, with 9 classes and dozens of weapons, and I can't see myself getting bored with it any time soon.
Also hats. <3
Any specific stuff you like?
From free games, I could recommend you Team Fortress 2 or, if you prefer something more realistic / larger, PlanetSide 2.
Nah man, it's just straight-up on Steam's store page. Y'know, provided the game's picked up a Metacritic score. As an example, here's two games. Scroll past the "Community" bar on the right, and you'll see the Metacritic scores.
You may or may not be aware of the game, Team Fortress 2^(). That is the game where currently I'd like to focus most of my attention. A series of updates bringing new maps and new weapons to the game would be my first big project.
A number of smaller projects^(*), to build a friendly rapport between myself and the players, would be the first things to come out though. Other smaller projects would include little updates with "a cosmetic item here and a weapon there." All of this would increase my skills, and would produce content for the players.
You may or may not be aware of the "movable desk" policy at Valve. Other projects are (obviously) going on, and tbh just being a part of them would be a delight. If at all possible (and it should be), devoting a day or two to help other projects along while working on TF2 3-4 days out of the week would be my ideal weekly schedule. Doing this would add to my knowledge and skill base, help create content, and would build relationships between my co-workers and myself.
After a few months, maybe a year or two, I'd like to start working on my own game ideas.
^()Steam Store Page
^()an official reddit account to communicate with the /r/tf2 and /r/truetf2 subrredits
^()Easter-Egg like hunts with rewards for players
^()Placeholder for other ideas I have. Don't want to give them all away. =)
>Also, a huge selection of FAIR, non Pay2Win FPS titles like Loadout , Hawken , and Warframe are available and provide a superior experience to a game like Titanfall.
Are you sure you didn't forget anything, mate?
The Spanish dub of Team Fortress 2 is fantastic, they sound extremely similar to the English voice actors. I'm not sure if you've ever played it but there's constant speaking from the characters and it's loaded with phrases and idioms. It's also interesting hearing a Spanish speaker do an impression of American, Russian, and German accents. (It's also free)
Depends on what kind of games you like really. Give us more details about that.
For now I can recommend Team Fortress 2. It's free to play and about to get a big update tomorrow!
You can grab it here
EDIT: Forgot to mention that you need Steam to get it. And Steam is pretty much essential to PC gaming ;)
You might find this guide helpful. Also make sure to double check that your computer meets tf2's system requirements (bottom of this page).
I just played about 30 minutes on the Continuum Trench Wars server, it is quite fun! Too bad there are no Aussy/NZ Servers as I have to live through the 200 ping. The community seems very close knit, like they are in the games that I linked you. Dueling plays a prominent role in Arena FPS's, you might enjoy that but be warned that since you say you haven't really played FPS's and these guys have spent years on their respective games it might be challenging for a while xD.
I haven't played it too much but a game called Space Station 13 sounds like it might fit the bill. (http://www.byond.com/games/Exadv1/SpaceStation13) In this game you manage a spaceship with a bunch of other guys (some 30-ish?) as stuff go haywire (eg. Meteor Shower, an assailant onboard). The community was small iirc and it seemed like it could have been fun.
Also I haven't played TF2 (http://store.steampowered.com/app/440/) in years, but the time that I did it was in a specific server, whereupon I met many familiar faces and friends. It is a free to play FPS, not as fast paced as the Arena ones but still requiring a bit of skill. Its main game mode is CTF although there are many different types.
Anyways I'm back off to Continuum!
Why not start out your collection out with the humble bundle 5? Psychonauts and Bastion are two of my all time favourite games.
May I also suggest SMNC and TF2, both free to play and great fun.
Other than that, it really comes down to what you like to play, steam have something for everyone.
There are a decent amount of games that have been ported to Mac, though less than what you may find on a console. A high end mac book generally has the hardware required so you should be ok on that end. A really good free game that you can get for Mac that I would recommend is Team Fortress 2. If that runs then you should pretty much be able to run pretty much anything (though not necessarily on the highest settings, depends on the graphics card you have).
(/rlunagasp) Incorrect on both counts, as TF2 can be downloaded for free via Steam. And it's quite a fun game for being free.
Money is involved in buying items for use in the game, but those items can be obtained free as well. You just need some patience.
Team Fortress 2 is free (and legal) works on macs (check system requirements)
or you could try Alien swarm , also free on steam
According to this after looking at the sys requirements in the next link, your graphics card is OK, and according to the system requirements, your CPU is OK (at least for the PC, I don't know why it isn't listed for macs...).....2 G RAM should also be enough...have you tried upgrading graph card drivers?
First read the page at /r/PCGameReleases/wiki/stores -- let's get the grey market key sellers out of the picture from the start.
Path of Exile, Team Fortress 2, maybe Brawlhalla
TF2 isn't a MOBA though. For proof, I present the lack of the tag on the TF2 store page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/440/Team_Fortress_2/
MOBAs are strongly characterized by the weak npc minions that are required to destroy the enemy base/turrets/other structures.
Kerbal Space Program is a pretty fun game, if you're at all interested in space and simulators. It has a demo you can try to check the game out and see if you'll like it.
Team Fortress 2 is a class-based objective shooter. It's probably the game that inspired Overwatch, as they have some similarities.
Torchlight 2 is a fun Action-RPG in the style of Diablo, if you've ever played those games.
Without a genre, I'll just throw out some things:
Team Fortress 2: http://store.steampowered.com/app/440/Team_Fortress_2/
RPG MO: http://store.steampowered.com/app/372800/RPG_MO/
Faster Than Light: http://store.steampowered.com/app/212680/FTL_Faster_Than_Light/
I don't understand why Steam can't import the categories from the game's store page to my library.
Go to the store page for Team Fortress 2. Tagged as Free to Play, Multiplayer, FPS, Action, Shooter.
Go to the store page for Kerbal Space Program. Tagged as Space, Simulation, Sandbox, Physics, Science.
So why the hell aren't those labels sortable, or at least searchable, when the game is in my library?
I think you're missing the point.
Based on the information on this page, how would I know this game includes a lootbox feature?
From the information on that page, I would not know. I would not find out until I already had the game. The sidebar says 'In-App Purchases', but it does not specify 'In-App Purchases; some with an RNG element'. The only way for me to find out the game has a lootbox mechanic is to download and install it.
That's an old, established game, so I could probably find out through Google - but even so, probably not if they called it a 'magic bag' or a 'mystery package' or some other term that obfuscated that it was the familiar lootbox mechanic. And for a brand new game, I'd go in blind.
> its also not misleading to call it a micro transaction and not gambling.
We're not settled on what to call it - hence the thread, because you're right, it doesn't fit the legally-binding definition of gambling. But I'm going to have to disagree with you that it's similar enough to micro-transactions to warrant the same term being applied to both - it does need its own term.
Sugiro-te o Team Fortress 2. É gratuito na Steam. Em princípio consegues correr o jogo sem problemas. O único problema é que te vais viciar completamente.
3 words.. Team Fortress 2.
1 word.. Teeworlds
1 more word.. Unturned
1 world.. Last Man Standing
Your best bet for Windows native games is WINE. TF2 has a native Linux client on Steam, so there will probably be no problems running that on Linux if you could run it on Windows. Skyrim seems to run very well on WINE, judging by its platinum rating (I haven't tried it myself).
I can't believe no one has mentioned Team Fortress 2, the foremost hat simulator in the world!!
Seriously, it's free to play now and constantly updated. Well worth spending some time.
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Brawlhalla is a pretty good F2P game which is pretty much just Smash Bros but on PC.
Team Fortress 2 is another good F2P game but honestly everyone should be aware of it at this point. ;)
Finally there is Mount Your Friends which is only $5 (or $15 for a 4-pack) and is a ridiculous but crazy fun game to play with friends.
You may want to pick it up. The game has a fast paced, hectic tone, tons of style, and the rocket jump mechanics were in large part lifted straight from Quake. It's also free on Steam.
I'll explain it so hopefully you can join us in the wonderful world of Team Fortress 2.
Recently we had an update to the game called the Invasion Update starring, you guessed it, aliens. One of the new maps that was added, pd_watergate, has the players carrying explosive beer bottles into a UFO beam in hopes of destroying the aliens (This is clearly the only logical course of action). When you jump into the beam, or the enemy does, a loud voice calls out "We are in the beam" or "The Enemy is in the beam."
The joke in question is about a Sniper rifle called the Machina which is not actually as good as it sounds but it can do cool things. When scoped in the Sniper has a charge meter on his rifle, higher charge more damage, less charge, less damage. When the Machina (An unlockable sniper rifle) is fully charged it shoots a laser beam that can pass through enemies. Maybe you get the joke now!
TF2 is free to play by the way...
You can try it for free here
I've played it once or twice, seems fun enough but I prefer to play alone, and the story seems a bit lacklustre, but then again it is for kids so...
I'm surprised nobody's mentioned Team Fortress 2 yet. It is the perfect mix of competitive and casual play. We're even getting matchmaking soon, if you're into that. I highly recommend it AND it's F2P on Steam. The game has quite a skill curve, but it's SO MUCH FUN! :D Good luck on your game hunt!
Get Psychonauts - it's a great game, and it'll be useful for you to get used to computer graphics, mechanics, physics etc.
Also get Team Fortress 2 (it's free) - it'll help you to get familiar with mouse movement, screen scrolling etc.
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I'm typically playing TF2, but I'm thinking about getting The Repopulation. It seems like it's going to be a really fun game.
I'm not a fan of most of the more popular games such as GTA, Day Z, and Ark.
Server hosting is no sweat (Not using Hamachi: The Black Plague of Game Server Software).
I've also got Minecraft, but mods are a must.
I can also lend a hand in helping anyone looking to host a server for most games.
It is censored in Germany. You probably got an uncensored version from Austria or another country. If you don't believe me just look it up on the German Steam Store page.
Yes, Origin is like Steam it's just owned by EA. Most of us here don't use it unless we need to for games like Battlefield or Mass Effect (another good third-person shooter), but it isn't bad.
And no problem about the suggestions, while I think your computer is a little overpriced for what it is, I'm glad to give suggestions. And another thing to note, Team Fortress 2 is actually free to play, so you can download that one right now from HERE.
Check out some FTP titles first. I've found the TF2 community to be very friendly, as well as not as intimidating to new players as some other games might be.
If you want something less intense I had really enjoyed playing FTP version of the The Banner Saga. It's a very small community, but everyone in game was super friendly.
Years ago I used to play a MUD called Achaea, and it was the first time I'd ever enjoyed being part of an online community. It's text based, and you probably need an external client to handle some of the PvP stuff, but for casual RP it was great. It's FTP, but a bit pay to win in a lot of aspects. It's a pretty retro experience and is prolly not for everyone, but the community was great. and I kinda still wish I had time for it.
Good points. I personally have a non-regimented schedule. I'm up every day at 5:45 to work out (hobby) but after that each day is different. My primary job is not 9-5.
For the last 12 months I've spent the mornings doing stock research, market analysis, and day trading. There are some really fun paper trading (play money) platforms if you're interested (Think or Swim)
As for short breaks in-between projects / tasks, I have a buddy who got me into TF2. I'm not much of a gamer, but i've really taken to it. Its a game with a lot of different classes and incredible balance, so this intrigues me. What I like most is that servers are full any time of the day, and I can play for 10-20 minutes, relax the mind, and then get back after something else. And its Free.
If its not already, get your personal fitness in check. I do a 6:00 am boot camp every morning that helps me stay motivated to go. Then pick up a sport Golf/tennis are my favorite right now.
Terraria $9.99 (Wait for sale)
Plague Inc. $14.99
Team Fortress 2 Life
Don't listen to the guy below, there is a risk of losing stuff or Steam redownloading everything his way: Here is what you do:
Steam > Settings > Downloads + Cloud > Steam Library Folders > Add Library Folder > specify path > Confirm changes, then exit Steam
Find the store page for your game, e.g. Team Fortress 2 (The important part is the number at the end): http://store.steampowered.com/app/440/
Go to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\" and move the "appminifest_###.acf" to the new Libarary SteamApps folder. (example: "D:\Steam\SteamApps")
Copy the game itself tgo the new libaray. Example: copy "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Team Fortress 2" to "D:\Steam\SteamApps\common"
Wait until it's done and restart Steam
Just a heads up since Steam was mentioned, the Steam Summer Sale is a huge deal every year. Games are super cheap. They have different games on sale every day, even some good titles for just a few bucks. It's usually around June/July, so make a wishlist on Steam and it'll notify you when those games go on sale!
Since you like CoD (zombies is my favorite!) you should try Team Fortress 2, it's a free to play FPS with teams, a cartoony style, and fun!
Hearthstone is a free card game type thing from Blizzard that's pretty fun. League of Legends is good, I really want to try Dota2, but MOBAs tend to be a steep learning curve and not too beginner friendly. I'm always afraid to get bashed on :( The Bioshock series is good, The Witcher 2 ( just got this because it's on sale and highly recommended, but I'm having a bit of trouble because the combat system is so different than what I'm used to), Skyrim, Bastion, Don't Starve, Civilization V, and Portal. I hear Counter Strike: Global Offensive is good but I've never played. It's also a team thing like CoD and TF2. Lots of people on Twitch play it though.
Speaking of Twitch, someone linked this Twitch page thing with female streamers, and you can watch them and see what they play too.
Besides here, /r/pcmasterrace and /r/pcgaming are also good resources. I also watch /r/gamedeals and /r/steamdeals for sales. Good luck on this magical journey, and don't be afraid to ask any questions here. We're happy to help!
So you're more into the action-adventure genre and FPS games than open-world RPG's? Do you have a gamepad for your PC?
Mark of the Ninja is an excellent action-stealth game. It sits at $15 on Steam right now, but usually goes down fairly well when it's on sale. I've seen it go as low as $3.50, so definitely keep an eye on it if you don't pick it up. Plays better with a controller than M+K.
Team Fortress 2 is free to play and quite fun. My brother plays it pretty much constantly.
Red Orchestra 2 is a more realistic WW2-themed shooter. Online matches are quite fun, but I found the learning curb to be a little steep, especially for the vehicles.
Steam doesn't know TF2 is installed. Click this to tell Steam to install TF2, or go to the store page and do it. It'll discover existing content.
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I trust you disembarked from the hypetrain with minimal issues. Here is your standard jumpsuit and picture of GabeN.
And may I be the first to welcome you to the future.
Now, if I can just direct you to the most balanced FPS known to man... and it's free to play.
Make sure he gets TF2 if he hasn't played already. It's free and great fun.
Also, you might as well grab him the Humble Indie Bundle for $1.00 You can't beat 5 games for that price.
One of the joys of using a PC to play games is the upgade in input devices: namely, a wide sprawling keyboard with loads of potential hotkeys and, importantly, the mouse.
With this in mind, first person shooters await your perusal: using a mouse to play in first person is a joy (use WASD for movment, the mouse for looking around).
Two I would recommend, out of a packed field, would be:
for singleplayer (tho it also has a really fun coop mode too) is the game Borderlands (only 5 bucks on Steam right now, tho that will end very soon). This game took the FPS genre and innovated quite well by pervasively adding in randomized items, like a Diablo game. Your burning desire to Find A Better Gun will be unsatiable. The art direction is really nicely done as well, which makes up for a somewhat clunky UI and a weaker presentation of story. But the gameplay is fun as heck.
On the pure multiplayer side of FPS's, allow me to recommend Team Fortress 2, from Valve. This is a strong-class based team game, with an incredibly charming tone and style. The art direction focused on 50's and 60's americana, resulting in a really refreshing take on visuals in FPS's. The game is very varried, and a true blast. Free to play too, so you can check it out free of charge. Start with the Medic class, btw, and skip the spy, sniper, or scout (classes that dont let a new player contribute to their team).
On the off chance you haven't already, install Steam. It is your once-stop-shopping source of games.
If you deleted your cache and hit play, and then the game downloaded again, that means it's downloading the version before the update. Delete your cache, then open up your browser, and redownload the game here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/440/
This may seem out of place, but I think you might find the game Team Fortress 2 enjoyable. It's free for the computer, and it's silly nature has always brought a smile to my face when I needed it most. After a rough year that has taken an extreme toll on my sanity and made me withdraw from friends and family, I've found a lot of solace in this game.
At times when I was at my wit's end, this game helped me regain my composure, clear my mind, and make new friends. I think you might enjoy it and it's friendly community.
Sometimes the best thing to do is just get out there and find a hobby to make life a little better. After that, you can find others who share interest in your hobby, and become friends with them. Baby steps.
If you're interested, I suggest going to /r/tf2 and taking a look around.
Well put it this way, i'm on 6 year old laptop with a intergrated GPU, and it's playable for me.
Bearing in mind it's a source game, so i depends on Processing power quite a bit. just check the recommended specs Here (Scroll to the bottom)
Which is why I love TF2. Buying stuff gives you absolutely no advantage over others, and even if you buy weapons, they are balanced enough that it doesn't give you an advantage but instead a different play style.
The game is fun and has plenty of user-made mods that keep it fun for ages, and the only reason to buys stuff is to customize your character.
Keep at it. You weren't born knowing how to use a controller, either. :)
This ancient PC gamer welcomes you to the fold, sir.
Protip: Want to get better at keyboarding fast and have fun doing it?? THIS.
I have not played a lot of "FPS"s (just got into gaming a little while ago x)). I personally think Team Fortress 2, a game which is free and very addictive, is my favourite. I may not be very good at it, but I do love playing in pubs and such :P I'd like to thank you Disposable for the wonderful PiF! :) Good luck to all who enter! :D
To my understanding you can make,
I suggest you pick up Team Fortress 2, playing it a bit and finding some items, after doing that you should have a basic understanding as to what you can make. You could even look through the thousands of Submissions (some of them from Polycount Pack Contributors) and see what other people are making
Get Steam (free game sales/delivery/social network/voice chat service) thet have some free games like TF2 and often sell games at ridiculous discounts.
Also, try Hellgate, um... lots of stuff. I'll add more as I think of them, but Steam is really the PC game go-to destination.
No matter what you may think, you already are a gamer. You pick up a controller and you play games. Congratulations, welcome to the club.
That said, a couple of points:
Except for the operating system versions, the published requirements for the game don't seem to have changed much, which is a problem because as you've said, the game really does require a lot more than it originally did.
> Minimum: 1.7 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM, DirectX® 8.1 level Graphics Card (Requires support for SSE), Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection
> Minimum: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, 1GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8 or higher, ATI X1600 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection
>Recommended: Pentium 4 processor (3.0GHz, or better), 1GB RAM, DirectX® 9 level Graphics Card, Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection
Wow, that's so generous of you.
If I'm not too late, I'd love to play TF2 http://store.steampowered.com/app/440, my steamid is like my username (kromak). I got a 3 days pass here on playitforward, and I'd really like the full game but I already spent my budget for several months :)
I will be sure to re-pay your generosity in the future somehow!