In 1995, the original Command & Conquer helped define the real-time strategy genre. The franchise then continued to innovate for the next 10 years with cutting-edge visuals, epic storylines, and complex missions. This is RTS gold and you`ll be pleased to know that not only will it run very well on your netbook, but it is also now free!! Yup, gratis to download and play (details below)
Netbook Gamer reader Mathew lets us know about Gothic, a decent 3rd person RPG in a similar vein to Morrowind. Gothic works well on netbooks, even on high settings, but can occasionally get a bit choppy when there`s some heavy action. Continue Reading
A good old traditional RPG game, scored very well upon its release (scoring well for both gameplay and audio design) however it didnt have the commercial success it perhaps deserved! Due to the low specs reuired at the time of its development, this game will run very well on your Netbook, making it perhaps one of the best netbook rpg’s you can find! Continue Reading
Wojtek is enthused about this tetris style online puzzle “Colour Triplets” and quite rightly too! A pretty simple casual game yet nicely done. It uses OpenGL so make sure you have proper drivers installed. You can find more games on this site that run nicely on netbooks, but this one is, in my opinion, the best one. The site offers online rankings, but there is little competition (at least for now). Unfortunately you cannot check your high-score in game – it opens your default web browser and you have to register in the service in order to play, but registertion is free and quick & painless.
Killer Valve offering Portal is currently Free on Steam! Here grab it and install it on your netbook! You have heard of Portal yeah? Its a strange mix of FPS, Platform and Puzzle. Kind of. Its quite compelling, you play from a FPS perspective, trapped in a small roomed puzzle defying gravity, and seemingly logic, to escape and move onto the next bizzare room. You do have a toy, a rather smart Portal Gun capable of creating, yeah you guessed, a portal (or hole!) which enables you to teleport around your space in an effort to move onto the next trap. Physics plays its part, seeing objects that go thru a portal come steaming out of, er.. well the portal exit! Sounds odd? Its is, buts its strangely addictive and includes some top class production values, courtesy of Valve.
Its a pretty good game regardless of the fact its currently free, we urge you to put Portal on your Netbook and see for yourself!
Thanks to Fredrik Sævland for this good looking RPG…
This is a true, cheap, addictive and awesome RPG-game made by one independent person! You are in a gigantic (8 times size of the earth) world which are generated as you explore, so the map will always be different every time you play! In this world you must mine ores, craft tools and build yourself a shed to hide away from the merciless monsters that roam at nightfall. Build a gigantic castle or mine an epic cave, play alone or join other players in multiplayer! Continue Reading