ExtremeTech installs and launches 22 popular game titles – both old and new – to see which ones run on Windows 7, and which ones don’t. And then there are games which do run but not without issues. Either way, the article provides gamers a glimpse into how Windows 7 affects gaming performance and if your favorite gaming title will run or not. They conclude: “We encountered relatively few problems, even with some of the older games. And given how sleek Windows 7 feels compared to Vista, we’re looking forward to moving to the new OS as soon as it’s released.”
Will Your Games Run on Windows 7?
Submitted by Jeremy13 2009-01-26 Games 6 Comments
GTA – Vice City runs swimmingly in Win 7.
EVGA nForce 680i
Intel Core 2 Duo – 2.13GHz
Seems 7 inherits it’s old-game compatibility from Vista, meaning my old Win95/98 games won’t do quite as well as my current XP.
When will MS forgo the hacked-in compatibility layers and ship with optional “compatibility VMs?”