OS X Turn based strategy game suggestions for my underpowered comp

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by blinkie, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. blinkie macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2007
    Does anyone have some strategy games suggestions for my lowly whitebook that has an NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, 2 GHz processor and 4 GB of RAM?
    Thanks in advance and merry xmas,
  2. n8mac macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2006
    Civilization 4 should work fine on that. Very in depth but rewarding game. I still play it to this day. It has two expansions; warlords and beyond the sword which you can get in one box. It does need the DVD to play though.
  3. blinkie thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2007
    n8mac thanks. I was under the impression that I needed a dedicated graphics card to run Civilisation 4. I'm glad to be corrected.
  4. Acamerainjapan macrumors newbie


    Oct 7, 2011
    best game ever made: X-Com UFO defense (the old one). I have it running on my machine with Boxer. Give it a google. :cool:
  5. blinkie thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2007
    Thanks Acamerainjapan, it looks good and Boxer looks great!

    If anyone else stumbles on this thread looking for lower system requirement games... I myself would like to recomend Battle for Wesnoth.
  6. NunoBerny macrumors regular


    Feb 12, 2012
    Lisbon, Portugal
    I played "Battle for Wesnoth" on my Amiga (specs don't get much lower than that!) for years and it was great.

    Yesterday, I bought Civ IV Complete for a measly 12.99EUR, at Steam. It usually costs 49.99EUR, so I guess it was good deal.
    Haven't played it yet,though.
  7. iMacFarlane macrumors 65816


    Apr 5, 2012
    Adrift in a sea of possibilities
    Battle for Wesnoth is a great game.

    I love Turn-Based Strategy more than any other genre, and I have to recommend a gem from the late 90's called M.A.X. from Interplay. Stupid story, dated graphics. Best. Gameplay. Ever.

    At Gog.com, you can get it (and it's inferior sequel) for $2.99. It'll run in Boxer, and you can choose true TBS gameplay or an innovative 'simultaneous' mode, but I stick with the turns model. The sequel is Windows only, but seriously, the old DOS original is the one you want.

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