7. Night in the Forest
- CPU: Intel i5 Quad Core
- RAM: 4GB
- GPU: Intel HD 4000
In many ways, we are inclined to describe night in the forest how Life is Strange meets Bojack Horseman. The interactive dialogue bits are reminiscent of the former, while the overarching themes of dealing with mental health issues ring true in the latter.
Night in The Woods was developed in Unity by Infinite Fall, the virtual studio comprised of coder and composer Alec Holowka and Twitter joke illustrator and animator and animator Scott Benson. Together these two have designed not just a game, but a stunning world full of relatable characters that should resonate with you.
You take on the role of Mae, a college dropout cat who has recently moved back to her hometown of Possum Springs. It’s a completely narrative game, as modern point-and-click adventure games tend to be, with very few gameplay hooks that will hold your attention. So if you like Telltale Games or Life is Strange, Night in the Woods might be the best laptop game for you.
Best of all, it will run reasonably well on integrated graphics, as it has an attractive but not too demanding art style. Certainly, this is a title we’ll be talking about for years and years, even if it got snubbed at The Game Awards.