What computer games work without any internet connection?
May 19, 2011 9:08 AM Subscribe
My friend is currently out serving somewhere in the middle east for the next six months and would like some new computer games to play. The problem is that he has absolutely no internet connection so anything that needs to go online (eg. multiplayer or - more annoyingly - DRM) won't work. What good games can you recommend I buy and post to him?
posted by mr_silver to Computers & Internet (24 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
His Windows laptop was built for gaming, runs Windows XP and is less than 2 years old. He seems to like FPS (especially with a fantasy twist) but, to be honest, I think he'll play anything if it is good. Games that require Steam are out - which is a shame as he hasn't played The Orange Box.
Games which can be downloaded, burnt onto a DVD and then posted to him with the licence key are probably fine as long as it doesn't need the internet to validate itself. However I'd ideally like to avoid doing that because a package containing a burnt DVD (with handwriting on it) could be misconstrued to be piracy and I don't want to put him into that position.
He won't ever have access to the internet out there, so he can't even jump online for 30 seconds to get his game validated.
What can you recommend?