While most gamers prefer powerful desktop computers to play games, a well-equipped laptop can double up as a competent gaming machine.

Although you might not be able to run CryEngine 3 at the highest setting on your normal work laptop, there are still plenty of great games you can play right away, scuh as:

  1. Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (RPG)
    One of the finest open-world RPGs ever created, this 2006 installment in the Elder Scrolls saga is as deep as it is wide – and beautiful to boot!
  2. Fallout 3 (Shooter + RPG)
    Fallout 3 is often called one of the best games ever made, and for good reason. This action sci-fi RPG is set 200 years after a nuclear apocalypse and features quirky humour, incredible gameplay depth, and a massive variety of items.
  3. Crysis (Shooter)
    Although it will stretch your hardware limits, the original Crysis (2007) should run smoothly on most new laptops. While there are better shooters around, Crysis deserves a spot on this list for the breathtaking beauty of its graphics alone.
  4. World of Warcraft (RPG)
    World of Warcraft is more than a game; it is a phenomenon. Even though the game is nearing a decade in age, it remains vastly popular with millions of players all over the globe.
  5. Red Alert 2 (Strategy)
    Based on the wildly successful “Command & Conquer: Red Alert” game, Red Alert 2 boasts better graphics, better gameplay, and an extended Universe. It runs great on older laptops as well.

Besides these, you can also try your hand at the new Age of Mythology extended edition, Half-Life 2, S.T.A.L.K.E.R and Call of Duty 4.