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I'm looking for 2D turn-based rpg game which can run on windows xp (The Machine is an old Intel "Wolfdale" Dual-Core CPU E5400 with 2 GB of RAM with an integrated graphics chipset (G33) with 2 GB RAM). Bonus points if it has open-world thingie, not linear gameplay.

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it is not easy to recommend something because of the few requirements (for the game itself) you made, but i'll try...

you should definitely try The Battle for Wesnoth (a free, turn-based tactical strategy game):

  • it should work on machines with at least 1 GHz and 512 MB RAM
  • it is foss (GPLv2) and cross platform available: https://wiki.wesnoth.org/Download
  • multilingual translated into 50+ languages
  • features single-player, and online/hotseat multiplayer combat
  • hundreds of campaign scenarios available for download through a simple in-game dialog

maybe also have a look at Freeciv or FreeCol, but i haven't tried them myself so i will only mention that they fit your (hardware-)requirements.


personal notes:

  • i just recommended free (foss) games, so you can try them without a hassle yourself and if you don't like them you haven't misspent your money. - for sure if you like foss it will be welcome to support the project by donating some money you like to spend.
  • i really like strategy games in general (mostly not turn-based) but usually i don't like the whole fantasy-stuff and although i really like wesnoth.

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