Games You Can Play On Grandma’s Computer

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If you and the kids are planning on spending time at the grandparents’ house for the holidays, there’s a good chance they don’t have an Xbox 360 sitting around. So unless you’re all content with your handhelds, you can just get the kids to gather ’round the hand-me-down PC that grandma uses to check her email and play some good, old-fashioned computer games from last century.

The kind folks at GiantRealm have put together a list of Six Titles That’ll Work on Nearly Any Machine:

"Thanks to sites like,, and various other digital distribution outlets, you can still find things that’ll run on nearly any machine. While this list may not be available at some of the usual suspects, most can be found on the web – or better yet, you should already own them. Honestly, they’re all must-play titles, even if they’re fairly obvious."

Including such classics as Diablo 2, Planescape: Torment, and Fallout 2, the list covers the gamut from FPS to RTS to RPG. I would add to the list both the utterly hilarious Monkey Island series and the high fantasy turn-based strategy game Heroes of Might and Magic II.

So what old-school PC games would you like to share with your kids?

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