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  #1525223 3-Apr-2016 15:45
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I don't mind a bit of combat so long as it's not the whole point of the game, i.e. to win the war, and then win the next war, ....  So, an explorer type game that involved fighting off the occasional pirate ship, might be ok so long as there were other parts to it, e.g. maps, treasure, problem solving





A lot of games could fit into this category! When I think maps, treasure and problem solving I think the Legend of Zelda games as being the absolute best of this combination. But you'd need a Nintendo console for that (or an emulator).


And the games everyone else has recommended so far I would add my +1 vote for, they're all great.


Considering you haven't mentioned a graphics card in your laptop you should probably stay away from 3D games unless it's an old one. I've heard a lot of good things about Stardew Valley

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  #1525245 3-Apr-2016 17:22
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How about Stardew Valley? It's been said to be a mix of Harvest Moon and Zelda (never played either of them) and it's really been a pleasant surprise for me. Have a look at the reviews here



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  #1542933 27-Apr-2016 17:30
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Do you like indie style games? I would recommend something like Papers, Please from (you may find it cheaper elsewhere).

It's simple and easy to pick up with an interesting, dark story line. Basically you are a border official in a fictional (cold war) Eastern European country. The graphic style fits and I highly recommend it. There are alternative ending and you can play it quickly or stretch it out over a month, plus it has some replay value.





Well I tried that, and it felt too much like unpaid work.  It was interesting, and a bit different, but I want to escape from work, not add to it.




Thanks for the suggestion.  Still looking.

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  #1542934 27-Apr-2016 17:41
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I've been playing a bit of Factorio recently.


Technically its in early release but its pretty complete and there is continual improvement.  The reddit thread has people who've played for thousands of hours (I'm at 14 on the first play through and definitely still learning)


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  #1542935 27-Apr-2016 17:43
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look at  Telltale games , Tales from the borderlands is one of my all time favourite games.



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  #1542936 27-Apr-2016 17:57
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I would get steam and take your pick.


But yeh Star wars Knights of the old republic 1. Then Knights of the old republic 2. the story is awesome. 


edit: Steam is great because you can get free games, and paid games. you can even gift them to people. When they have black friday sales or a steam special weekend you can pick up some awesome packs for about $15 USD.

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  #1543177 28-Apr-2016 08:56
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look at  Telltale games , Tales from the borderlands is one of my all time favourite games.



I picked up the Telltale Humble Bundle last week and I'm really enjoying Puzzle Agent, just finished the first one and I'm about to play the second. The Walking Dead Telltale games were really good too and had a decent story. Other games worth a play are Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, Cities Skylines if you're into city builders, Bastion, and Clicker Heroes and Time Clickers if you're into basic clicker strategy games (they seem dumb but I find them oddly enjoyable).

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