HP EliteDesk 800 G2

HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini Desktop PC – Games – Week 6

AwesomeNauts

HP EliteDesk 800 G2 - Awesomenauts

Awesomenauts is a 2D multiplayer online battle arena incorporating elements from 2D platform and fighting games. At the start of a match, a player selects from one of the available characters known as “Awesomenauts”. In addition to unique looks and voice-over work, each Awesomenaut has a vastly different set of base attributes such as health, movement speed, and attack strength, and regular and special attack moves.

The gameplay is fast, frenetic, fun, light and works incredibly well with the 2D visual style. There’s real allure to this game not least because the cartoonesque graphics are charm personified.

We played this game at 1920×1080 resolution using high texture quality, medium background quality, and higher framework multithreading mode. The game is silky smooth achieving 60 frames per second on the HP machine. We really enjoyed playing this game.

HP EliteDesk 800 G2 - Awesomenauts

AwesomeNauts offers some of the most engaging visual and audio effects. The audio effects are truly awesome and Borbl Birk, a game announcer, just adds to the polish.

This is an excellent game that’s perfect to play on the HP EliteDesk. We literally had to drag ourselves away from being totally immersed in the game and write up this week’s blog.

HP EliteDesk 800 G2 - Awesomenauts


Retrocycles

HP EliteDesk 800 G2 - Retrocycles

In Retrocycles (also known as Armagetron Advanced), you ride a bizarre vehicle that can never stop and leaves a deadly trail behind. In the most basic game mode, you can only make sudden right angle turns and are trapped with others in an inescapable arena. The last survivor wins. It’s essentially a remake of Tron, a coin-operated arcade video game manufactured and distributed by Bally Midway in the early 1980s. Retrocycles started development way back in 2004 but it’s still under active development.

HP EliteDesk 800 G2 - Retrocycles

Retrocycles has souped up graphics and gameplay. There’s offline single player mode, splitscreen multiplayer for up to 34 players, and online multiplayer for 16+ players per server. With four builtin game modes, there’s plenty of variety. And like SuperTuxKart, it’s open source too!

System requirements for Retrocycles are low. Any OpenGL 1.2 capable card should be sufficient. The HP EliteBook has no problems with this game. Even with multiple players and hectic action, we see 60 frames per second.

It’s another great game to play on the HP EliteDesk. Hours and hours of fun.

Next page: Page 3 – Team Fortress 2 & DOTA 2

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – SuperTuxKart
Page 2 – AwesomeNauts & Retrocycles
Page 3 – Team Fortress 2 & DOTA 2


Complete list of articles in this series:

HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini Desktop PC
Week 6Lightweight gaming on the HP EliteDesk
Week 5Multiple operating systems running on the HP EliteDesk
Week 4Hardware graphics acceleration when watching videos in Firefox
Week 3Multimedia on the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 USFF PC
Week 2Benchmarking the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 USFF PC with other machines
Week 1Introduction to the series including wiping Windows and installing Manjaro

This blog is written on the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini Desktop PC.



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